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Spector 360 Helps Blackburn Rovers Show Red Card to PC
and Internet Abuse
After the Blackburn Rovers "took web filtering as
far as it would go," the English Premier League team
scored big and kicked PC and Internet abuse to the sidelines
with Spector 360.
"Productivity is up ... you can see it.
You look at a person's day, and all that shows up is business
apps," said Senior Systems Administrator Ben Hayler. "Spector
360 delivers just like the name says ... it provides a
complete all-around view ... 360-degree protection."
Spector 360 Helps Take Philippines Gaming Company to Next Level
Online Gaming Company, Level Up!, credits Spector 360 monitoring software for creating a strong sense of balance and fairness with a younger generation of workers, while improving security and efficiency.
"Spector 360 has allowed us to balance productivity with a level of motivation and fun," said Christopher A. Syling, Chief Operating Officer. "With Spector 360, the net effect is better margins... it helps keep us profitable."
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Spector 360 Provides Fast Food Company with Recipe for
Despite being "half-a-world away," Beijing
Yoshinoya Fast Food Co., Ltd of Beijing, China experiences
the same points of pain as Western business ... and also
the same resulting surprise and exultation accompanying
the implementation of Spector 360. Deputy General Manager
Chris Tay declared:
"The number of hours on non-work
related sites has come down so fast that it is unreal.
Productivity on the computer has gone up ... the change
happened almost overnight."
Monitoring Software Helps Keep a Lid On It at Ajax Boiler
President and CEO Jane Terry was startled to find something
she never expected: industrial espionage. Now Terry wouldn't
consider operating without Spector 360 as a technology
"Spector 360 ideally suits my purpose,"
said Terry. "From spreadsheets to email, I see what's
moving across the desks. I absolutely cannot see being
in a senior management position without it."
Spector 360 Helps Clear the Air at HighTec HVAC
Spector 360 has become a vital business tool at HighTec
HVAC because of its demonstrated ability to eliminate
PC and Internet abuse, resulting in significant productivity
savings. Said President and Owner Edward DeAngelis:
"Spector 360 is so important to me that
if somehow the program was not working, I'd be freaking
Spector 360 Helps INCA Keep It Real
INCA management had questions about employee PC and Internet
activity its IT department was unable to answer –
until Spector 360 helped Senior IT Manager Franklin Arosemena
"find out what's real."
Spector 360 identified cost savings
opportunities, tracked inappropriate offsite use of company
laptops, and uncovered a potentially catastrophic gap
Monitoring Software Delivers for Alaskan Shipping Company
Anchorage-based Carlile Transportation Systems prefers
adherence to standard business practice when it comes
to employees and their use of company PCs, especially
email and Internet access.
"Your company policy determines the
rules," said IS Manager Eugene O'Neal. "And
Spector 360 enforces them."
Spector 360 Taking Care of Business at Avonline plc
With nearly 70 percent of the Avonline plc workforce on mobile laptops, staying in touch with employees is critical. Spector 360 helps bridge that gap, providing insight into employee activities and performance as well.
"Spector 360 clearly had the power to show us what we do and who we are," said IT Manager Nick Myers. "It's not just a tool to detect abuses … but a program that lets us see how business is being done."
Spector 360 Identifies and Ends Widespread Abuse at F&B
It took just a week of monitoring with Spector 360 for
General Manager Ken Laursen to determine that abusive
emailing and excessive web surfing were putting a serious
crimp in productivity at F&B Communications.
Laursen credits Spector 360 with
helping him address a harsh economy with a "lean and mean"
Monitoring Software "Hands Down" Choice at RCS
Spector 360's ability to record and report on everything
employees do at the PC and on the Internet provides this
company with the insight necessary to eliminate employee
game-playing and other inappropriate behavior.
"We distributed the pictures anonymously
to demonstrate Spector 360's technology. The game-playing
Spector 360 Helps IMV Projects Secure Network, Increase
In addition to a need for increased network security,
IMV Projects management sought a way to "determine
the nature" of employee time on the Internet. According
to IT Manager Ross Benov, Spector 360 has done what it
was bought for, and "pays for itself many times over."
'Doing the math' places IMV Project's
annual recoup of lost productivity at anywhere from $200K
to more than $1 million
Government, Law Enforcement
Spector 360 Helps Keep Cibola County Well-Seated
It took a "pretty big deal" — complete
with state police and the FBI — to bring on Spector
360, but now the county wouldn't operate without it. Said
Information Systems Director Norm Ratliff:
"All you have to do is show employees
the reports — evidence of what Spector 360 detects and
the extent of it — and work habits change for the better."
‘Can't Beat' Spector 360 at Florida Commission on
Spector 360 eliminated "excessive" and "explicit"
Internet surfing and chatting, markedly improving productivity
at the state agency. MIS Manager Fredrick Smith said:
"I just pulled up Spector 360 and I showed
them the system ... and told them you can't beat the system!"
Industry: Law Enforcement
Law Enforcement Agency Finds Spector 360 a ‘Real Life-Saver’
A major Law Enforcement Agency in Great Britain uses Spector 360 to monitor every PC and laptop — approximately 9,000 — it deploys in the office and in the field.
“Given the highly sensitive nature of our data, if we’re preventing information leakage with Spector 360, we could be preventing loss of life,” said the Administrator tasked with daily oversight of the monitoring initiative. “In that sense you could say the mission is man-rated. Spector 360 could be a real life-saver.”
SPECTOR 360 'Nails It' for Montgomery County Hospital District
Status as Emergency Medical Service provider holds Montgomery County Hospital District (MCHD) to an ethical higher standard, and Spector 360 is an integral part of the organization's never-ending effort to meet that lofty goal.
Chief Operating Officer Kelly Curry said MCHD looks to Spector 360 "to help us do the right thing." In addition, Curry said: "Thanks to Spector 360, day after day we are able to say we can."
Spector 360 Vital to Productivity, Security at St. Margaret's Somerset Hospice
Despite best-laid plans, an 'information rights issue' cried out for monitoring software at St. Margaret's Somerset Hospice. Spector 360 to the rescue.
"Spector 360 was the only program with the ability to show us who has opened a file, edited a file, and printed a file," said IT Manager Nick Middleton. "With Spector 360, it was very easy to do, and it gave us so much more."
Spector 360 a Valued "Extra Step" in Rehab Center's Sensitive Process
In addition to complying with HIPAA regulations, world-renowned Hanley Center seeks to be at the "cutting edge of integrity and accountability when it comes to patient confidentiality and record-keeping." Based on the experience of Michael Counes, Director of Information Technology, Spector 360 gives Hanley Center all it needed in employee monitoring software … as well as a valuable “extra step.”
"Spector 360 provides us savings in several ways:
No. 1 is overall productivity."
Spector 360 Proves Good Medicine for GI Associates &
From HIPAA compliance to unprecedented insight into employee
productivity, GI Associates and Endoscopy Center gives
Spector 360 a glowing report.
"Spector 360 is easily worth every penny."
Monitoring Software Receives "5-Star" Rating
Spector 360 helped the Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing
Authority discover detailed and extensive abuse of computer
and Internet activity by an employee about whom they had
concern. This employee was surfing porn, playing games,
and spending almost no time doing work. The abuse was
so extensive that there was no question that the appropriate
action was to terminate the employee.
The savings to the company from this one
discovery is more than $60,000 in the first year alone,
or almost 20 times the cost of the software.
Spector 360 Helps Ensure 'Rational' Behavior
Following a smooth Spector 360 installation and setup across the Central Bank's Windows network, it did not take long for administration to recognize the monitoring software's almost uncanny ability to report on computer user activity:
"Spector 360 showed us that some employees were using their working hours irrationally," said the bank's CISO Ilham Hasanov. "They were spending too much time surfing the Internet, and chatting"
Spector 360 Yields Appreciable Returns for IBG Business Services
From helping note the actions of a disgruntled employee
to checking on regulatory compliance, IBG Business Services
President John Zayac believes "Spector 360 has you
covered." In addition, Zayac estimates Spector 360
has made a significant impact on company productivity:
"If you gain back 1 hour a day … then the figure is $180,000 a year in recouped productivity for just 30 employees."
Industry: Financial Services
SPECTOR 360 Helps Dannible & McKee Account for Productivity
Dannible & McKee, LLP had no way to keep track of computer and Internet activity when employees worked with company-issued laptops in the office, at home, or at client sites ... despite using a popular filtering program and having a written Acceptable Use Policy.
Enter SPECTOR 360. Now Dannible & McKee Partners tell clients, peer law firms, and other professional service companies that thanks to SPECTOR 360...
"We know our employees are working on client matters and being as efficient as possible."
Industry: Financial Services
SPECTOR 360 Helps Keep International Bank Productive, Secure
Investment Commercial Bank NIKOIL needed to investigate potential Information Security incidents, while also exercising control over the use of employee computer resources. Enter SPECTOR 360, and NIKOIL’s needs were met company-wide.
“With SPECTOR 360 installed, bank management does not have to worry that someone deliberately, or through ignorance, will inflict financial loss or reveal company confidential information,” said Chief Information Security Officer Rasim Karimov.
Spector 360 ‘Can Do the Lot’ for Bexhill College
Because content filtering "was not up to dealing
with the emerging proxies," Bexhill College administration
feared many students were wasting time and hiding it.
In addition, "general Internet misuse" plagued
the English sixth form institution, leading it to search
for and find Spector 360, a solution capable of both overview
"Spector 360 delivers quick reports
about what's going on all the time ... it’s very
good at spotting trends," said Systems Engineer and
Network Administrator Bob Bailey. "With Spector 360
you can find something five feet down."
Spector 360 Minimizes Ill Winds at Plainfield Community
Spector 360 immediately helped the Plainfield Community
School District realize savings of approximately $40K
a year. In addition, Network Administrator Russell Moore
"Spector 360 greatly enhanced our
ability to keep students from doing what they're not supposed
Spector 360 Keeps Misbehavior Down Under at Lowanna College
Spector 360's "amazing look" into student computer
and Internet activity shocked Lowanna College staff, but
ICT Manager Greg Gebhart feels the software's findings
are indicative of many high schools in Australia and the
"We could see that three-quarters
of the class were on the Internet ... we could see it
in detail ... the games and all the rest."
Monitoring Software Helps Keep Good Kids Good
Indiana's New Castle Community Schools system had only
a clue as to what was going on within its own walls. Monitoring
Software from SpectorSoft, however, provided significant
insight into student activities as well as a strong link
in the school system's effort to comply with the Children's
Internet Protection Act (CIPA).
"Spector 360 is such an eye-opener. Any
school that thinks it doesn't have a problem is fooling
Park Rapids Area School District Finds the Perfect "Classroom
Spector 360 has "locked down" the computer
environment, increased classroom productivity many-fold,
and helped this school district maintain CIPA compliance.
"Teachers praise our ability to monitor," said
Jeff Hunt, Director of Information and Technology. "Classroom
productivity has absolutely increased using Spector 360.
Teachers now feel like they can talk TO the students,
as opposed to having to stand BEHIND them."
"Spector 360 is one of the best software
buys we've made since I've been here. Probably the best."
Spector 360 Helps Hickman County Eagles Straighten Up
and Fly Right
The bottom-line assessment of Spector 360's impact on
both the work and learning environment at Tennessee's
Hickman County Schools is simple yet powerful: "major
reduction of bad stuff happening."
"Thanks to Spector 360, we have tightened
the work environment as well as the learning environment."
Spector 360 Keeps Parish Students, Employees Singing from
Same Hymn Book
Spector 360 monitoring software uncovered an "incredible"
PC highjacking at St. Anthony Parish in Wisconsin, and
has impressed both IT and administration.
"Spector 360 is extremely user-friendly
and feature-rich. Spector 360 definitely has increased
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