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#1 LCS_Tech

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 09:29 AM

Hello everybody!

I have a client who owns a small business with 4 locations and about 50 computer systems. The owner of the company is looking for software to remotely monitor his employee actions. From my understanding he is primarily wanting to be able to dial in to a remote machine and see what an employee is doing without the employee knowing that somebody is watching.

My first thought was to use teamviewer but it is unsuitable to use since it does not have a stealth mode. As soon as someone joins a session the person on the receiving end knows about it.

Anther company I was looking at was Refrog. They seem to have software that will do exactly what my client is looking for.
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I was hoping that some other BC members might have some suggestions from personal experience as to what other software options might be available to me.

Thanks everybody!

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:38 PM

I don't think that it is too strange for an employer to have the ability to see if his/her employees are actually working or if they are playing on facebook. I dont see it as being much different than having security cameras in a business. You never know if somebody is watching or not.

I'm not looking for something that is completely stealth but rather a dual purpose program... something to dial in and see whats on the screen and be able to remotely control to resolve issues.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 07:25 AM

Have you tried Tight VNC(vnc server+java viewer)?

We have successfully used it in past to monitor employees.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 09:51 AM

Have you tried Tight VNC(vnc server+java viewer)?

We have successfully used it in past to monitor employees.



I'll check that out. Thanks

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 06:36 AM

The one we are currently using for monitoring our employees is Time Doctor.

You might want to check it out and see if that setup works for you. We've tested a lot in the past and ended up using this. It's the best for productivity since it's non-invasive and handles the monitoring efficiently.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 05:07 PM

LogMeIn is always a good solution!

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 12:32 PM

Build a Squid box out of some old junker and use DansGuardian in conjunction. Not as intrusive as LogMeIn or TightVNC (they can see when you're looking). Both are projects under the GPL, so there's no cost you'll need to bring to management.

Dansguardian will give you a list of all websites visited by all employees

The only downfall that comes with Squid proxy (as of my last using) was that it adds an additional login prompt. But my management's feeling about that was "tough for them".

It's amazing how many people aren't working...and it's amazing the amount of inappropriate websites they go to.

And I was amazed at how happy I made management. :)

Edited by norwood781, 22 October 2012 - 12:34 PM.





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