Computer Monitoring Systems

Written by Nicholas Kamuda
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Many modern computer monitoring systems have grown out of primitive keystroke tracking software and other simple logging tools. Current versions of the software are fully featured monitoring and remote control packages, and most are designed specifically with businesses in mind. They are built to use client/server architecture and provide network administrators with all of the functionality they require for network maintenance and auditing.

As such, they supply the user with a single, simple interface for communicating with the remote workstations. Administrators can use computer monitoring systems to perform maintenance on either workstations or whole networks, including configuration options and the ability to remotely install software updates and programs. They can also organize user access levels and other network functions to perform complete security checks and implement file access controls.

Computer monitoring systems can also track and log activity at individual workstations. Many are geared toward Internet-based activity, and can record data such as URLs visited, email keystrokes, and chat logs for office chat programs. This allows administrators to monitor Internet usage as much as protect networks against viruses, malware, and other illicit or dangerous programs.

Home Computer Monitoring Systems

Such software is also available for private use. Computer monitoring software for homes and schools can supply a user with data regarding email or URL content, and many will send or save screen captures to a secure location and display them in a slideshow. Such software is available direct from the manufacturers, or from software suppliers across the country.

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