Spector 360

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Monitor All User and User Group Activity Across PCs, Macs, Laptops, and the Internet

Product Overview

SPECTOR 360 monitors, captures, and analyzes ALL user and user group activity including: email sent and received, chat/IM, websites visited, applications/programs accessed, web searches, file transfers, and data printed or saved to removable devices.


Record Computer & Internet Activity
Spector 360 incorporates SpectorSoft’s award-winning computer monitoring technology that automatically records everything including emails sent and received, chat and instant messaging, web surfing, keystrokes typed, files transferred/printed/saved, and more! All this is performed silently, without the employees being aware they are being monitored.

The Spector 360 Recorder contains a series of powerful recording tools:

  • Email Recorder
  • Web Site Recorder
  • Online Search Recorder
  • Chat/Instant Messaging Recorder
  • Keystroke Recorder
  • Program Activity Recorder
  • Network Activity Recorder
  • File Transferred Recorder
  • Document Tracking Recorder
  • Snapshot Recorder
  • User Activity/Inactivity Recorder
  • Keyword Detection & Reporting

Secure Archiving
All Spector 360 event data is stored in an SQL Database with Screen Snapshots and Email Attachments stored on a network share. As data is collected over time by each client, it periodically sends this information to the Data Vault which is responsible for decryption and backend communications with an SQL server and the repository of Screen Snapshots and Email Attachments.

Spector 360 recordings can be archived using one of the following methods:

  • Single Network Server: All computer recordings are automatically archived to a single, centralized network server running the Spector 360 Data Vault and SQL Server.
  • Multiple Network Servers: computer recordings are automatically archived to any one of a number of network servers running the Spector 360 Data Vault and SQL Server. This allows you to centralize the computer recordings as you see fit… by department, floor, building, location, etc.

Analyze User Behavior
The focal point for employee monitoring and filtering in Spector 360 is the Dashboard, a powerful yet easy-to-use Windows-based application that can reside on one or more PCs on your network. Just like the dashboard of a sports car, the Spector 360 Dashboard provides you with literally dozens of controls and views that enable you to navigate and quickly access the information most important to you. With the Dashboard, you can centrally monitor all of the computers on your network from one location.

Investigate Abuse
With the Spector 360 Dashboard you can perform an investigation of any employee suspected of inappropriate or unethical behavior with the User Explorer Tool. This tool is also perfect for performing spot investigations of anyone in your company.

Search Recorded Activity
With the Spector 360 Dashboard Search Engine you can search for that needle in a haystack by quickly finding the occurrences of any expression in ALL of your recorded event data. Your search can be applied to any of the event types supported by Spector 360 one event at a time. As your organization grows and the volume of archived data increases, it is crucial to be able to quickly find the information that is most important to you.

Web Filtering
With Spector 360 Web Filtering, you can centrally manage and enforce company policy by blocking access to web sites based on more than 30 built-in pre-defined categories or customized lists. Create distinct policies for different employees and groups, define web sites that are blocked or allowed, and set up schedules for when these policies will be in effect. Establishing and applying Web Filtering rules is a simple process that can be managed from the Dashboard Management application using an intuitive wizard.

Advanced Reporting
The Spector 360 Dashboard Reports Tool empowers you to generate professional high-quality management reports on how your employees are using their computers and the Internet. The Reports Tool provides all the power of the Quick View summary charts in a more traditional presentation format that you can print or email with a click of your mouse.

Manage with Ease
The management of Spector 360 is addressed by the Control Center and Dashboard Management Tool. The Control Center is responsible for the remote management and configuration of all computers being monitored while the Dashboard Management Tool is responsible for the management and configuration of all monitoring functions and the backup and archival of the SQL Database.



Technical Benefits:

  1. Complete Internet & PC Monitoring: Every facet of PC usage is monitored and recorded at the workstation level providing you with valuable information about how your office PCs are being used.
  2. Centralized Management: PC recordings, including Events, Screen Snapshots and Email Attachments are transferred to a centralized depository (called the Data Vault) allowing for quick access, backup and review by the Spector 360 Dashboard application.
  3. Scalable Architecture: The flexible architecture of Spector 360 allows your monitoring and surveillance capabilities to expand as your company grows.
  4. Rapid Deployment: MMC-based deployment tools make installation, configuration and ongoing data collection easy.
  5. Data Security & Integrity: With multi-level user accounts, optional file encryption for Email Attachments and Snapshot files, and a centralized SQL database, Spector 360 offers multiple layers of security for your recorded data.
  6. Transparent: The client recorder installs in seconds and operates in “stealth mode” so your employees are unaware that they are being monitored.
  7. Flexible: Assign roles to those using Spector 360 to restrict their views when monitoring certain employees or departments. For example, you can restrict the view of a front line manager so he sees only the data collected from the employees in his department.
  8. No Performance Impact: The additional overhead incurred to monitor your employees is marginal and will not impact your network or the computers being monitored.

End User Benefits:

  1. Intuitive & Easy to Use: The Spector 360 Dashboard, with its feature rich User Interface and built-in Wizards, offers both a “High Level View” and “Detailed View” of how your employees use the Internet and Computer Resources.
  2. Feature Depth: Spector 360 provides you with numerous tools and capabilities, making it the most powerful Employee Monitoring package on the market.
  3. Customizable: You can create customized charts and reports to address the specific needs of your organization.
  4. Powerful: Powerful search capabilities are provided that allow you to sift through voluminous data to locate a specific word or string.
  5. Information Accessibility: There are more than 50 built-in charts and reports that can be generated quickly on demand.


System Requirements

Recorder (for computers & laptops being recorded)

  • Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP, Windows Server® 2008 or Windows Server 2003
  • Mac OS® X v10.6 Snow Leopard® or Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard® (Intel® processor)
  • Network Access (Networked on a Windows Domain, Workgroup, or Novell® Network)
  • Administrator share level access to computer for remote installation

Control Center

  • Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2003
  • Network access to computers being recorded


  • Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2003
  • Network access to the SPECTOR 360 SQL instance
  • Windows login or login privileges to the Database

Server Components

  • Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2003
  • Approximately 60 GB free hard disk space for all servers plus SQL database, with allowance for 50 MB (400 MB with snapshots and email attachments) for each user per month
  • Control Center Server requires Administrator Privileges on each Network computer being recorded
  • MS SQL Server® Express (included) or MS SQL Server Standard (included > 1000 licenses)


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