U.S Army End Ban on Social Media Sites

After blogging about an increase in Australian employers blocking social network access it is refreshing to see a more positive trend. Certain U.S. Army bases, that formerly blocked access to Web 2.0 sites, now permit users to surf to sites such as Facebook and Flickr. The Army has ordered its network managers to give soldiers …

Forefront Threat Management Gateway Beta 3 Now available

A couple of weeks ago I posted a blog regarding Microsoft’s upcoming Beta 3 release of Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) which will be replacing Microsoft ISA server. Well, it’s now been released and can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center.

Invitation to Participate in Unique Web Usage Study

We are happy to announce that all existing WebSpy clients, and prospective clients, are presented with a unique opportunity to participate in a workplace internet leisure browsing (WILB) study carried out by Dr Brent Coker from the University of Melbourne.

Dr Brent Coker is seeking organizations who would be interested in participating in a study to examine how WILB affects their employees’ productivity. Initial evidence from suggests WILB in certain circumstances can result in improved productivity.

WebSpy Sponsoring Popular Podcasts

We are very excited to announce we are sponsoring two very insightful, high quality and popular podcasts: This Week in Startups (TWiST) and Martin Bailey Photography Podcast (MBP Podcast)

The Cost of Blocking Employee Internet Usage

Figures from Australia’s major communications company, Telstra, shows there has been a three-fold increase in Australian employers blocking social network sites in the space of 10 months. During the same period the total number of URLs normally allowed at work has decreased by 58%. Do these figures mean that employers are cutting back workplace Internet …

Migrating WebSpy Vantage to a different machine

Imagine you’ve just spent the last six months setting up storages, aliases, profiles, scheduled tasks and so on, and you need to migrate all this to another machine. Of course you could go to the Aliases screen and click ‘Save Aliases’, then go to the new machine and click ‘Open Aliases’, and repeat for every setting you want to move across. But there is an easier way.

Updates to Vantage, Analyzer & Live

We’ve issued a bunch of auto updates for nearly all WebSpy products today

Of particular note is a fix to the Vantage range:

· Fix: Improved partition matching when filtering by a date range

This will benefit you if you’re running reports with a date range filter such as last week or yesterday (which is pretty much everyone), and are using the default storage partitioning scheme of “Date” (again… pretty much everyone).

Updates to Vantage, Analyzer & Live

We’ve issued a bunch of auto updates for nearly all WebSpy products today

Of particular note is a fix to the Vantage range:

· Fix: Improved partition matching when filtering by a date range

This will benefit you if you’re running reports with a date range filter such as last week or yesterday (which is pretty much everyone), and are using the default storage partitioning scheme of “Date” (again… pretty much everyone).

Enhancement to the Sophos Loader in Analyzer

We’ve made a modification to Analyzer’s Sophos loader so that it takes the value from the action field to determine blocked/allowed.

The fix can be applied to WebSpy Analyzer Giga 2.3, Analyzer Premium 4.3 or Analyzer Standard 4.3