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What software/application do I need to monitor internet usage of computers in my network to see sites they are browsing?

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You'll need some form of intelligence in your gateway. You can have monitoring solutions be in-line with traffic or some form of side-band monitoring. I suggest starting with researching Squid as your gateway device and then looking at its many plugins to enable more thorough internet monitoring.

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will i see the sites they are browsing? – rjmcb Apr 18 '12 at 2:10
@rjmcb Yes. Research it. – Wesley Apr 18 '12 at 2:12
thanks! .......... – rjmcb Apr 18 '12 at 2:13

I recommend the appliance approach.

If the budget allows, the Barracuda Web Filter is a good solution to monitor and manage internet activity. It has comprehensive reporting, granular configurations and is easy for non-technical users (policy-makers) to manage.

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