Unlike conventional technology that simply tries to stop images entering the network via the Internet, PixAlert Monitor detects illegal and inappropriate images actually being displayed on any screen and originating from any computer source. This includes CDs or DVDs, USB-connected memory sticks, phones or PDAs and 3G cellular or WiFi hotspots.
The ability to blur images in real time adds a new level of protection for employees, pupils, students and members of the public. Controls can be set that allow users to take a conscious decision to override the blurring if the image material is relevant – in a hospital environment, for example. But if the user is given the option to override the
blurring and view the image, these actions are immediately recorded and
According to The Centre for Internet Studies, more than 60 percent of companies have disciplined staff and over 30 percent have terminated employment for illicit image abuse. By implementing PixAlert Monitor, organisations can ensure their employees comply with policies and legislation on inappropriate and illegal content.
At the same time, PixAlert Monitor reduces security and legal risks for managers and directors, improves IT resource management and enhances employee productivity.
PixAlert Monitor resides on the desktop and when a suspect image is blurred and subsequently viewed, a record is created in an audit log and an immediate alert can be sent to the administrator console. The administrator can view an encrypted copy of the image, along with the source machine and user name, date-time and the program used to view it.
“Inappropriate images in the workplace are becoming a real threat to business operations,” said Andy Churley, PixAlert’s Marketing Director: “Their presence on corporate computers and dissemination through a network can have severe consequences for an organisation and its corporate officers, including exposure to civil litigation, criminal proceedings, brand and reputation damage, financial loss and breach of corporate policies. PixAlert Monitor is unique in that it not only detects inappropriate and illegal web-based images, but also prevents deliberate or accidental viewing the material, no matter how it has been introduced onto the computer”