IT Policies

Why SMEs Need to Deploy a Web Monitoring Tool

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Executive Summary

Sufficient evidence exists that Internet misuse is a widespread problem in every company that has an Internet connection. Misuse borders from the occasional transgression to serious impact of a company's productivity. Cyber criminals have and will continue to exploit vulnerabilities wherever they find. Being without a basic protection methodology such as web monitoring is a shortcut to financial ruin. Businesses have been aggressive in protecting themselves and their corporate resources. To date 28% of employers have fired workers for misusing email and nearly one third have fired employees for misusing the Internet, according to the 2007 Electronic Monitoring & Surveillance Survey from American Management Association (AMA) and the e-Policy Institute.

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