Vero Beach, FL (PRWEB) June 24, 2008
Spector 360, the flagship employee monitoring product from SpectorSoft Corporation (http://www.SpectorSoft.com), the worldwide leader in Internet Monitoring and Surveillance Software, has been awarded Editors' Choice by PC Magazine in a June review.
The honor makes SpectorSoft monitoring technology a three-time PC Magazine Editors' choice award winner. PC Magazine is widely considered to be the most respected publication in the computer technology industry. SpectorSoft's Spector Pro previously has won Editors' Choice on two occasions. No other monitoring software has received this distinction.
In giving the product four and a half stars, author Matthew Sarrel called Spector 360 "better than anything else I have tested" and "mature."
Spector 360 records employees' web sites visited, emails sent and received, chats and instant messages, keystrokes typed, files transferred, documents printed and applications run. In addition, through a first of its kind surveillance-like camera recording tool, Spector 360 shows in exact visual detail what an employee does every step of the way. Further, Spector 360 takes the recorded Internet and computer activities, feeds that information into a database, and provides more than 50 easy-to-read reports.
PC Magazine's in-depth analysis began by discussing why employers should use products like Spector 360 to detect if employees are misusing computing resources noting, "If installed before your problems begin, monitoring software may prevent malfeasance, because employees know they are being watched."
Sarrel commented that installing Spector 360 was a breeze, "the server components took less than half an hour" and the Client Deployment Utility is a "straightforward, well-documented wizard."
The article discussed Spector 360's many monitoring features and in-depth reports stating, "The software really began to show its excellence at internal espionage." While discussing Data Loss Prevention, a growing issue that employers face, Sarrel noted, "Talk about an audit trail! The system is powerful enough to uncover data loss by tracking users sending sensitive files as attachments or copying them to removable storage devices such as USB keys, iPods, or CDs." Sarrel also liked Spector 360's unique Keyword Alerts saying, "This feature works well, and alerts were typically e-mailed in a few minutes."
The reviewer highlighted 360's built in reporting functionality saying, "The product's comprehensive reporting features really make it stand apart from the crowd … Spector 360 gives you a full-fledged application with plenty of text reports, charts, and graphs. If you've chosen to capture everything, as I recommend, you can slice and dice by application, user, Web sites visited -- almost by anything you can imagine."
Mr. Sarrel concluded by saying, "I'd be hard-pressed to find any major deficiencies in Spector 360. I've been following this space for years, and I think this is the most mature product in the class. And it's likely to get better."
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For more information about SpectorSoft, a press evaluation copy of Spector 360, or an interview with SpectorSoft President Doug Fowler, please contact Kasey Sellati at (772) 770-5670
SpectorSoft develops, markets and supports PC and Internet monitoring and surveillance products for education, business, government and home users, including Spector Pro, eBlaster, Spector for Mac, Spector CNE Investigator, and Spector 360.
More than 50,000 companies and more than 400,000 consumers have purchased SpectorSoft solutions to crack down on Internet abuse in their business or home, and SpectorSoft has been selected for three years by Inc. Magazine as one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America. SpectorSoft monitoring technology is a three-time winner of the prestigious PC Magazine Editors' Choice Award.