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A UK developed software system could end computer misuse and abuse which is rife within public and private workplaces, and which has crept into computer networks operating in most British schools.

MyDetect uses the latest technology to monitor inappropriate images, key words and phrases on networked PC’s in real time.

When a violation is detected, a screen capture is taken and details of the incident logged to create a permanent record.

The system can give an instant warning to the user or close down the application immediately to stop further viewings of the inappropriate material.

“MyDetect gives an organisation the chance to defend itself from attack within,” says Kerry Sims, Sales Manager of Infrasys Ltd, the Midlands-based computer services organisation and partner to software development company Green Technology (UK) Ltd.

“Up until now it has been very hard for organisations to track insider misuse. Malicious emails, pornographic images and obscene references can be buried within other documentation and never picked up or traced,” he says.

Traditional filtering and blocking products work by stopping inappropriate material coming from outside and manage the problem on the server. However, a large number of violations take place on PCs or workstations, and CD and USB drives provide an easy way to upload and download unchecked data.

“There are real legal risks for companies that fail to monitor computer misuses,” says Sims. And those risks increase into duty of care failures within schools and colleges where children and staff need a high degree of protection.

Recent trials at a senior school not only detected access to pornographic websites, but a number of log-ons to suicide sites.



Equally of concern is the use of technology in bullying. Technology has provided a new weapon for the classroom bully with hate websites, chat rooms and email.

And it is not just students and young children that need protection within a school environment. Staff can be vulnerable to malicious and unsolicited material being accessed or downloaded without their knowledge. Careers can be destroyed if teaching staff are unable to prove innocence.

“MyDetect provides protection from all these abuses by monitoring PC’s continuously in real time. Any problems are identified at an early stage so they can be managed effectively,” says Sims.

“And eventually, once network misusers become aware that systems are being constantly monitored, most will start to change their behaviour. It will make those people think twice about how they use their workplace computer.”

Easy to install and administer, MyDetect uses the existing network infrastructure and is managed centrally, leveraging existing investment in Active Directory organisation

Graphical management reporting and drill down capability allows problem areas to be analysed at a glance.




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Information: Kerry Sims
Infrasys Ltd/ 0121 506 9240 / 07834 192 499
www.infrasys.co.uk / info@infrasys.co.uk

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