WebScout is a powerful HTTP and SOCKS 5 proxy which can share, monitor and filter Internet
access for a variety of web browsers and Internet applications.
The intuitive user interface makes it very simple to create access
rules controlling what activity is allowed and which should
be blocked. You can simply deny access to a blocked site or
provide your own custom error message informing the user about
your Acceptable Usage Policy.
Rules can be created to allow or block access based on the
workstation, username, time of access, domain name, directory
or filename. For example, you can block access to yahoo.com/games,
all EXE files, or permit access during lunch hours only.
Besides blocking access, you can also speed limit certain
requests to a slower speed so that they do not congest your
network. For example, you can speed limit MP3, EXE and
ZIP file downloads to a maximum of 20 KB/s per user.
WebScout includes a usage counter which records how much
bandwidth and time each user or workstations has spent on
the Internet on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. Usage limits
can be applied to users so that when a user exceeds their
quota, their Internet access is restricted.
The new SOCKS 5 proxy makes it possible to monitor and restrict
usage in a wider range of Internet programs, such as FTP,
e-mail, P2P file-sharing programs, IRC and IM chat programs.
Advertisements and adult content can be filtered using the
built-in filters. All Internet activity can be logged into
a text file, or you can choose to log only blocked requests
or disable the log altogether.
The latest version also adds Active Directory and NT domain
authentication, so users can use their existing Windows logon
password to also access to the Internet. The programs settings
can be password-protected so that no other users can make
unauthorized changes. WebScout runs invisibly in the background
as a Windows service.
WebScout is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003 and 2000.
- Shares your Internet connection.
- Records a log file of Internet activity (web sites visited).
- Block access based on the URL, time or username.
- Speed limit connections to prevent network congestion.
- Restrict users bandwidth and time spent on the Internet.
- Built-in advertisement and adult content filters.
- Supports Active Directory and NT domain authentication.
- Runs as a Windows service, and settings can be password-protected.
- Free 30-day trial. Try before you buy.