User Activity Monitoring

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SpectorSoft develops, markets and supports PC/Internet monitoring and surveillance products for business, education, government and general home users.

Recognizing that corporations, schools and families need to know how people are using their PCs and what they are doing on the Internet, SpectorSoft was founded to provide the first useful and intuitive recording and playback products for Windows and Mac OS based computers.

  • Today - 2006
    • 2010
      • SpectorSoft releases Spector 360 | 2010, the company’s corporate monitoring, surveillance and investigation solution with powerful new administrative capabilities, dashboard views, enhanced activity recorders, and support for massive scalability up to thousands of client desktops per single installation.
      • Spector 360 is honored with a 2010 Product Innovation Award from Network Products Guide, which highlights ground-breaking products in networking and computing.
    • 2009
      • SpectorSoft receives Tech & Learning’s Award of Excellence. The magazine recognizes the company’s flagship Internet monitoring product, Spector 360, as one of the year’s outstanding education technology products.
      • For the fifth time, SpectorSoft makes Inc. Magazine’s prestigious list of America’s fastest growing private companies, underscoring the company’s superior products and dedicated personnel.
      • SpectorSoft launches its 2010 products for monitoring home computers with support for Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). All SpectorSoft home solutions feature Ultimate Care - a full year of free support, updates and upgrades to ensure accurate recording of the latest email, chat, and instant message programs.

        The 2010 lineup features:

        Spector Pro 2010 for Windows – A new intelligent Internet Lingo translator automatically identifies and defines chat acronyms, making it easy for parents and employers to decipher cryptic online conversations.

        Spector Pro | mac 2010 – New features include greatly expanded recording capabilities with support for Online Search recording, Program Activity tracking, Web Site Access Blocking and the ability to block Chat with strangers.

        eBlaster 2010 for Windows – The leading tool for monitoring the online activity of your children or employees from anywhere in the world.

        eBlaster | mac 2010 – New powerful Keyword Alerts allow parents to be warned immediately of impending danger… all via email! Additionally, eBlaster now includes the ability to block access to specific websites and block chat with strangers.

      • SpectorSoft releases Spector® Server Surveillance Edition for monitoring IT staff, managed host providers or other privileged users whenever they login, check on and make changes to database, email, web, network or file servers. Spector Server records every detail of access to and any changes being made on mission critical servers - the keystrokes typed, the programs run, changes made to configuration settings, modifications to startup or batch files and much more. It runs any edition of Windows Server® 2008 (including 64-bit), Windows Server 2003, Windows Essential Business Server, Windows Small Business Server, or Windows® 2000 Server.
      • SpectorSoft releases eBlaster® | mac 2009, the FIRST and ONLY full-featured remote monitoring software program for Mac OS available in the marketplace today. eBlaster records everything children or employees do on a computer running Mac OS and automatically emails the parent or employer an easy-to-read Activity Report at regular, user-defined intervals such as hourly, or daily. Plus, parents or employers can stay informed real-time using eBlaster’s Instant Notification feature, providing immediate copies of emails, chats and instant messages.
      • 5 Star WinnerSpectorSoft’s Passport Partners Program awarded 5 Stars by Everything Channel in their 2009 Partner Programs Guide. This annual review is designed to spotlight software vendors that offer the best partner programs for supporting resellers, integrators and technology consultants.
    • 2008
      • SpectorSoft releases Spector Pro | mac 2009. This new version has been completely rebuilt from the ground up, taking advantage of advanced native Mac OS X technology that makes it not only easier to use, but easier on the eyes. More importantly, Spector Pro now includes a suite of recording tools that together make up the most complete monitoring software available for Mac OS X.
      • Spector 360, SpectorSoft's flagship corporate product is awarded PC Magazine Editors' Choice. This marks the third such award for the SpectorSoft line of Internet Monitoring software for businesses and consumers. In his review, author Matthew Sarrel states, "I've been following this space for years, and I think Spector 360 is the most mature product in the class" and "better than anything else I have tested."
      • 5 Star WinnerSpectorSoft's Passport Partner Program is certified as a Gold 5-Star Overall Winner in the VARBusiness 2008 Partner Program Guide, acknowledging the commitment and strength of SpectorSoft's program for resellers, integrators, and technology consultants.
      • In January, SpectorSoft releases eBlaster 6.0. The new version adds several significant features including the ability to change eBlaster options and settings from anywhere program owners have an Internet connection, eliminating the need to return to the PC on which eBlaster is installed.
    • 2007
      • Inc 500/5000 ListFor the third time in four years, SpectorSoft earns a spot on the prestigious Inc 500/5000 list as one of the fastest 5000 growing private companies in America.
      • Office Depot signs on to carry Spector Pro in over 1000 superstores.
      • SpectorSoft signs with partner AOS to carry a Japanese version of Spector Pro in hundreds of retail locations located in Japan.
    • 2006
      • SpectorSoft releases Spector Pro 6.0. This new version includes detailed MySpace recording features, Top 10 Summary Reports, search activity reporting for all popular engines, and updated compatibility with email, webmail, chat and instant message clients to provide parents and businesses with the most comprehensive Internet monitoring software solution available from the worldwide market leader since 1999.
      • Spector 360SpectorSoft releases Spector 360 - the flagship corporate networks product for company-wide monitoring of employees offering a high-level view of their activities as they use company PCs and the Internet

SpectorSoft develops, markets and supports PC/Internet monitoring and surveillance products for business, education, government and general home users.

Recognizing that corporations, schools and families need to know how people are using their PCs and what they are doing on the Internet, SpectorSoft was founded to provide the first useful and intuitive recording and playback products for Windows and Mac OS based computers.

  • 2005 - 2003
    • 2005
      • Inc 500/5000 ListFor the second year in a row, SpectorSoft is named by Inc. Magazine as one of America's 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies. Making the Inc 500 list in two consecutive years is an accomplishment few companies have ever achieved.
      • SpectorSoft products are now carried by national retailers including Fry's, MicroCenter and Apple Stores.
      • To support record revenue and employee growth, SpectorSoft moves into new 13,000 square foot headquarters.
    • 2004
      • PC Magazine Editors' Choice SpectorSoft releases Spector Pro 5.0. The new version adds Internet Access Blocking, P2P recording, Program Activity recording and powerful search. Spector Pro now includes seven recording tools.
      • PC Magazine awards Spector Pro the Editors' Choice Award for the second time stating, "Spector Pro offers the most powerful and complete assortment of monitoring and reporting tools."
      • SpectorSoft was named as one of the 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America by Inc. Magazine in its annual Inc. 500 ranking. SpectorSoft is ranked 224th on the Inc. 500 list. The ranking covers annual growth rate spanning a four-year period from 2000 to 2003, during which time SpectorSoft's annual growth rate averaged 163 percent.
    • 2003
      • Spector CNESpectorSoft introduces Spector CNE, designed specifically for corporate networks. Spector CNE combines the award winning Internet monitoring capabilities of Spector Pro with corporate network installation, configuration and deployment.
      • SpectorSoft releases version 3.0 of Spector for Mac OS. This new version adds support for Mac OS X and incorporates robust features designed to take advantage of Apple's modern operating system.

SpectorSoft develops, markets and supports PC/Internet monitoring and surveillance products for business, education, government and general home users.

Recognizing that corporations, schools and families need to know how people are using their PCs and what they are doing on the Internet, SpectorSoft was founded to provide the first useful and intuitive recording and playback products for Windows and Mac OS based computers.

  • 2002 - 2000
    • 2002
      • PC Magazine Editors' ChoicePC Magazine awards Spector Pro their coveted Editors' Choice Award.
      • SpectorSoft released eBlaster 3.0. The new eBlaster made significant enhancements to the original product including the ability to automatically forward a copy of every email received on the PC.
    • 2001
      • Spector ProSpectorSoft introduces a radically enhanced version of their flagship product, now called Spector Professional Edition. This powerful new version retains the simplicity of the original product while greatly enhancing the amount and detail of activity recorded - including a world's first - the ability to record Internet-based email services such as Hotmail, Yahoo mail and AOL email.
    • 2000
      • eBlasterSpectorSoft releases a follow-up product called eBlaster, the first remote Internet monitoring tool that sends reports directly to you via email.

SpectorSoft develops, markets and supports PC/Internet monitoring and surveillance products for business, education, government and general home users.

Recognizing that corporations, schools and families need to know how people are using their PCs and what they are doing on the Internet, SpectorSoft was founded to provide the first useful and intuitive recording and playback products for Windows and Mac OS based computers.

  • 1999 - Older
    • 1999
      • The company's first product, Spector, is released in early 1999 to rave reviews from the critics, (including 6 top awards from ZDNET, PC Computing, Kim Komando and REG.NET) and has gone on to become the world's leading visual Internet surveillance tool.