March 12, 2008 12:00 ET

Beta Versions of Vantage With Web Module Released

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - March 12, 2008) - WebSpy (ASX: WSY), a global software developer specializing in identifying and reporting on workplace Internet, email and network activity, including employee misuse, has released a Beta version of a web module for its award winning Vantage range of products.

The Internet now drives business and that means efficient use of this resource is key to business success. Employees are finding the temptation of this engaging and interactive medium hard to resist. With such common diversions as social networking, video-streaming, sports, travel, on-line games and shopping it is becoming critical for organizations to monitor their Internet investment.

This latest module by WebSpy allows companies to securely distribute and share information at any chosen level to ensure that protecting their IT environment is not just the responsibility of the security team but potentially the whole organization. Its on-demand capabilities can enable even individual employees to conduct their own ad-hoc analysis to view their productive and non-productive activity thus helping to drive responsible behavior. The facility also allows line and HR managers to play an active role in the way the Internet and email resources are being used. The solution is designed to protect individual's privacy rights by only allowing authorized users to see actual employee identities. For instance, Network Administrators may need to investigate all traffic going to a particular site but should not be able to view the user names -- in which case user names would be made anonymous for them but available for line managers or HR.

WebSpy COO Lagis Zavros commented that, "We are seeing a trend in many countries where companies are recognizing that issues relating to inside threats need a two pronged attack -- protection of their business through reliable security systems and education of the workforce to drive responsible behavior."

"To educate people, you need to identify what is happening and share the knowledge. Millions and millions of records of activity are created daily or hourly from disparate systems in the form of data and that is where WebSpy comes in -- we take that data and transform it into powerful actionable information -- the Security Information Management (SIM) market segment is growing rapidly as pressures for compliance, risk reduction and productivity become more acute."

As part of its continuing support for leading third party products, WebSpy has also added log file support for Microsoft Exchange 2007, Sophos, Ironport and NETASQ.

The Beta version is available for registered Beta customers -- to register please go to:

Full versions of the WebSpy products are available to download and trial, free for 30 days, at:

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    Lagis Zavros
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