Porting your Data as a Cloud Customer

Without any single dominant Cloud provider porting your data from one service to another is a grueling task. Depending on the service you are using; Iaas, Paas, or Saas all come with their own interoperability problems. Even something as simple as a Saas Cloud customer may want to move their data held in the cloud to an in-house server as your operations grow and become more streamlined. The problem is that your Cloud provider may not have the right tools for a convenient transition. For instance if you wanted to move all your emails to another client. Imagine forwarding each email individually, this is meant as an illustrative example only. Your platform may or may not have solutions to porting over into an new system.

For the consumer porting your services from one provider to another would be a significant boon. Before the consumer decides on a Cloud provider to host their operations they have to ask themselves what type of operations are they outsourcing. The nuances will vary according to type of Cloud service being utilized, and the needs their particular products have. For instance if you are utilizing an Saas Cloud system then the data stored on say iMessage wouldn’t transfer directly to Google Chat; or perhaps you are using a Paas system for your cloud services and coding in a particular platform. You might find that you would be able to minimize costs by switching Cloud Services but you might have to recode elements of your services or perhaps switch languages. The issues aren’t unsolvable these days, in fact we have even begun to write programs that debug programs, but that solution is in its infancy and would increase costs for the Cloud consumer.

The problems are a mixture of technical know how, and a business will. Interoperability in a general sense is the ability of an infrastructure to be able to connect and communicate with another structure without implementation or restriction of access. It is the ability for a service to be formatted so as to allow cross-platform communication. And each Cloud Service is going to want to showcase a unique product to their customer base. Essentially they will want to carve out a niche at the least, if not become the primary provider, and to do that they need to have a unique and powerful offering.

Some of the issues facing interoperability and ease of porting a customers data include: rebuilding applications, the actual transfer of data, and making sure the services the consumer needs exist on the new platform. From the customers perspective being able to have full service compliance would be important. You wouldn’t want as a customer to be going over to a new system and having your old files need to be reengineered just get the same tasks done. Or perhaps relearning a different set tools just to be able to do what you had been able to do originally. The actual porting of your data is another large hurdle that needs to be passed. Because in some instances the customer can’t reasonable port large quaintness of data by email, so the compliance of having the right in your first service provider and the right hook-up for your new provider needs to be run smoothly, let alone how the data is formatted. One reason sending the data by the internet is troublesome is there are security concerns that need to be considered when porting data over any public connection, even one that would encrypted.

So interoperability is an important step in being able to port your data as a Cloud service customer, and being a viable strengthening company in the current climate one often needs to move your services from one cloud to another, or to an in-house server.

Interoperability and Cloud Services

Interoperability in a general sense is the ability of an infrastructure to be able to connect and communicate with another structure without something translating, or restricting access. It is designed for a service to be formatted to allow cross-platform communication, in simpler terms. Word and Pages were not always interoperable, but rich text formatting was interoperable between the two. The ability for data to be moved from one format to another without a middle man is a key element. The other element for many service providers is access, if their product would be the dominant culture. The dominant cultural product would want to restrict certain information to maximize their products capabilities. So for something to be interoperable the data must be easily moved, and all of the data must be available; which is difficult for businesses to manage.

Each Cloud Service is going to want to showcase a unique product to their customer base. Essentially they will want to carve out a niche, if not become the primary provider; to do that they need to have a unique and powerful offering.

For a Cloud provider to be able to distinguish their service from others is paramount to be able to thrive in this new culture. With most new industries there is a relatively massive push and pull between different standards. Like the classic examples of Apple and Microsoft or even VHS and Betamax; this polar competition is a rough approximation to the standardization issues in interoperability of Cloud Services. In he Cloud world there is a much larger variety of services, even types of services, but the nitty-gritty of the issues is a need for a company to distinguish themselves amongst their competitors.

The vendor of a particular Cloud service may feel that they have a nifty offering, and they wouldn’t want to create an inferior product to meet an industry standard. Now if there ever is an industry standard, each company will have to decide if portability of offerings is necessary for them to compete with other services. They will be deciding between the particulars of their offering and the offerings needed to port from their competitors. But being able to move from a competitor also means the ability for their customers to move to one of their competitors. Not surprising the ability for your data, software, or platform to communicate and integrate with other services is the main difficulty with moving it. Portability is the ability to port or move your data from one system to another, not surprising the main issue with portability is interoperability. I am using data in a very general sense, it can mean literally the information stored on an Saas system, or the programs that are stored in a Paas system, for instance. The interoperability of your data wedges into this issue of porting information from one system to another. There are strides being made into interoperability, a growing desire from parts of the industry to have a standard to ease interoperability.

As a vendor of a Cloud service you have to consider whether you are utilizing the best practices as well as what is good for your company. Your company may be able to beat out competitors by having the best services provided and then the adoption of a standard set of services necessary for interoperability might cut down on the services offered. A company could end up giving a competitive edge over in search of complying to an industry standard. So, the need to be interoperable is not a task to consider lightly. There are many standardizations that would be good for a consumer but not necessarily for a vendor.

Popular cloud computing services: SaaS (Software as a Service)

One of the reasons the ‘Cloud’ has become such a ubiquitous term is the Saas model. Some people are beginning to think Saas should not be thought of as a part of the Cloud packages at all, because it provides in some respects a different type of service than Paas or Iaas.

Saas or Software as a service is the most basic service, essentially it is a cloud offering that individuals or companies can use to standardize routine tasks or services.  An email client might use this type of cloud packaging because the basics of client needs to work across platforms.  Essentially Saas is a data storage, offering specific software that uploads and downloads from the general server.  The whole process is streamlined by the Cloud provider.  The Cloud provider is doing all the developing for the software; while in Paas the platform can do some of the work– Saas takes this beyond the scope of what Paas provides.  Saas is really just the data storage aspect of the Cloud offering where the data is limited in scope to the type of software the Saas is providing.

The Saas model, in fact most Cloud based services, rely upon the use of some software interface for the client that uploads and downloads from the Cloud.  The Cloud operator utilizes intelligent software to handle data from the clients.  Examples include GoogleDrive, iCloud, or an application store; all these services remotely hold data and software in the cloud that the client is able to upload and download from.  It takes little know-how to operate many of Saas Cloud operations the Cloud is able to manage and essentially streamlines aspects of business operations.

Interoperability and security are still issues with the Saas model.  A problem with Saas is the use of software precludes or interferes with control over your data.  The software operator remains in control of formatting the software.  The data a customer puts onto the Cloud is read by their own network through a pre-designed software client, so porting or moving customers’ data is a cumbersome process.  As portability is a problem for all Cloud services the service of your particular Cloud host is an extremely important decision.

What a Saas customer must keep in mind is that they are limited by the software they are using.  If, for-instance, one wanted to port data or use their information in any particular way, they would need to design their own system for accessing the information for personal use.  Porting data from an Saas Cloud provider is a significant concern for the customer.  On the other hand, the software service is already pre-packaged into the product so the customer does not have to worry about setting up a system.  And usually a customer using Saas will be looking to outsource significant amounts of IT needs to the Cloud provider.
As Cloud customers come from all walks of life, the client base for a provider is not limited to a company.

But many individuals use a Saas in their day to day operations. Saas is such a ubiquitous model that many people are using it without knowing it has a particular designation.  Whether  Saas should be considered in step with the other services is up in the air, but the basics of a Cloud service are there.  The Cloud host usually maintains a large server or servers to hold the that is being sent through its operation, and the client accesses that data as way of interfacing with data, often in the form of communications.  The Cloud is a nascent industry with new issues cropping up routinely.

 

 

Popular cloud computing services: the IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)

A popular type of Cloud service these days is Iaas. It is a means of keeping costs down in the flexible area of hardware needs.  Iaas or Infrastructure as a Service is designed around providing a user with the available hardware to host whatever project needs hosting.

The best way to think about this is you are paying for the use of a network like you would a tax on infrastructure.  One day you may have to use the subway, another day the roads, and then some days you have five trucks and a subway car on the infrastructure.  Infrastructure as a service gives you real or virtual hardware that you can upload your information to.  Your programs or the users of your webpage go through the infrastructure of the Cloud host.  The host gives you the availability of storage and memory that scales according to your needs, but you have to build the project from the ground up to make use of the available infrastructure.

Getting down to basics allows the customer or the company renting out the Cloud service to scale their operations according to their needs.  For some the question may be why go through the extra effort to provide your own platform.  The scale of your operation when you rent out virtual room in the Iaas system is more flexible this way.  While Paas offers more software services to the customer, the open nature of Iaas gives a more established flexibility to create their own services with the hardware rented out.  The provider has the hardware, whatever particular hardware services they are offering, and the customer rents it out to keep costs down.  Any large database needs to be kept in a cool dry environment, and this amongst other things drives costs up especially for a project with variable memory needs.

Many services are virtual server space, network connections, bandwidth, IP addresses and load balancers.  Like Saas and Paas, Iaas is accessed by a client through the internet.  The Cloud in general is essentially an Application or a Web page that accesses the server through the internet and creates available storage for the user. The provider is able to keep their own costs down by letting the customer base make decisions on what type of platform or software to install on their hardware.  In turn, everything works seamlessly together. The hardware of an Iaas provider is often stored in many different facilities, allowing them to provide a product of scale.  Basically they can rent out their hardware to other users and by having a large facility or facilities they are able to keep costs down that are passed on to the customer.

The customer does not have to rent out their own facility this way.  By not having to maintain their own facility they are able to scale their operation according to peak and low traffic times.  For instance a weight loss website might want to rent out from an Iaas or Paas provider to keep costs down during  lulls in business.  But after New Years they might acquire a lot of customers that providing for would be a huge expense the rest of year.

Between Iaas and Paas providers the user has to decide what type of operation needs they have.  For a developer Paas might be the way to go, but for a more established company, or a company that has a product in line for their users a Iaas provider will be able to give them the hardware they might need at a scalable rate meeting their needs as it is needed.  Time, money, efficiency and ease of use are important factors in any business and tuning into the correct providers is the way to go.

The Way Forward in Heterogeneous DataCenter Architectures

The use of heterogeneous datacenter architecture has been on the rise. Developers experience numerous challenges when trying to adapt applications and systems in such areas. The good thing with cloud computing is that it will abstract the hardware from the programmers and end users. This is a good idea for allowing the underlying architecture to be improved, such installation of new hardware, and no changes will be made to the applications.

The use of heterogeneity in processor architectures will help solve a number of problems. The elements for heterogeneous processing can improve the efficiency of our systems through features such as specialization, which are computations matching the elements which have been specialized for processing. The Graphical processing units (GPUs) are examples of systems which have developed in the computing industry. Others include media-functional units such as SSE4 instructional set, parallel coprocesors like Intel’s Xeon Phi and encryption units. The future architectures are expected to feature multiple processors, each with heterogeneous internal components, interconnects, accelerators, and storage units with good efficiencies. Companies which rely on large-scale datacenters like PayPal and Microsoft are investigating on how to implement heterogeneous processing elements so as to improve on the performance of their products.

Technology for developing cloud computing which can be integrated with the heterogeneity of the data center will make us look for ways for exploiting the varied processing elements for special purpose and we don’t need to lose the advantages associated with abstraction.

With infrastructure as a service, the physical and virtual resources will be exposed to the end user. Virtual machines will offer an instant control to the operating system (OS). In the traditional architectures, virtualization introduced a great overhead for workloads are highly sensitive to the performance of the system. However, modern technologies such as peripheral component interconnect (PCI) and single-root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) have reduced this overhead since they perform a direct access to the accelerators and the networking devices, and the incurred overhead is far less, maybe 1%.

Also, with the increase in heterogeneity of the datacenters, the deployments for IaaS should be expected to expose varied components. For us to extend to the heterogeneous IaaS deployment from the homogeneous cloud flexibility, we have to perform a further research on the following fileds:

– The schemes which can be employed for sharing in accelerators.
– Optimal tradeoffs associated with virtualization functionality and performance.
– Optimization techniques for power and utilization.
– Scheduling techniques for determination of job assignments for the resources to be allocated more efficiently.
– Schemes for cost and prioritization.
– Mechanisms for migration of jobs with state in the accelerators and the host in accelerators.

Heterogeneous computing should involve finding ways to exploit the available new interconnect technologies such as the parallel file systems, software-defined networking in relation to the heterogeneous compute elements.

For the case of platform as a service, the heterogeneity has to be exposed to the framework, or exposed to programmer, or hidden by backends targeting heterogeneity, or hidden by the libraries. Future research should be focused on the following:

– Software architecture regarding accelerated libraries.
– Scheduling mechanisms aware of heterogeneity at the level of the platform.
– Application programming frameworks with the capability of exposing or not exposing the heterogeneity to the programmer.
– Allocating resources amongst multiple frameworks or platforms in an heterogeneous manner, or for the frameworks which share the same datacenter.

The catapult framework for Microsoft is an example of a research which is targeting to improve on the heterogeneous hardware. The software was created for the purpose of improving how the performance of Binge Search Engine. It will provide us with a valuable use case on how to exploit the heterogeneous hardware for applications in commercial datacenters.

DLP (Data Loss Prevention) in the Cloud

Most organizations have moved their sensitive data to the cloud, but they lack policy controls for the cloud data. Research has shown that 21% of the documents uploaded to the cloud have sensitive data such as protected health information (PHI), personally identifiable information (PII), intellectual property or payment card data and this creates concerns in terms of cloud compliance. In the year 2014, breaches in cloud data rose.
Most organizations have made an investment in tools for data loss prevention so as to protect loss or theft of their on-promise information and adhere to data compliance laws. The problem is that most of these tools have been made to protect data contained in emails and file servers, meaning that they address issues to do with mobile security and cloud governance since the data will always be passed to unsanctioned cloud services which are regularly accessed by unsecured devices. It has been found each average organizations will upload 3.1GB of data each day, and it is expected that 1/3 of organization data will be in the cloud by 2016. You have to recognize that migration of unprotected data to the cloud is risky, thus, there is a need for any organization to extend data prevention policies to take care of the data in the cloud to protect against being exposed.
Whenever you are addressing DLP, consider the following requirements:
1. Know the activity-level usage in your apps, and then use DLP to identify the activities dealing with sensitive data, anomalies and non-compliant behavior.
2. The cloud DLP software to be used should know the context which surrounds all the activity whenever you are dealing with sensitive data.
3. Restrictions and controls should be formulated in the organization to ensure that sensitive data is used safely.
4. Cloud activities should be tracked at app, user and activity level for compliance and auditing purposes.
5. Sensitive content which is residing in the cloud or moving to the cloud apps has been encrypted.

 

A number of tools for preventing data loss in the cloud have been developed. With NetScope Active Cloud, sensitive data for an organization can be protected from breaches and leaks. The tool provides advanced mechanisms for data loss prevention such as custom regular expressions, over 3000 data identifiers, support for over 500 file types, double-byte characters for international support, proximity analysis, exact match and fingerprinting. Once the tool detects some sensitive data, it use context for narrowing the content down, increasing the accuracy of detection and in reducing false positives.
Skyhigh is another DLP tool, and it extends the ability of an organization to protect against loss of data to the data stored in the cloud. With Skyhigh, DLP policies are enforced in a real-time manner, and we are provided with the capability to carry out an on-demand scan for the data which has been stored in the cloud so as to know whether we have some data outside the cloud policy. When configuring the DLP policies, you can choose a number of policy actions such as quarantine, alert, tombstone, or maybe choose to block the sensitive data from being uploaded to the cloud service. With Skyhigh, you are free to leverage the policies which you have created in other DLP solutions such as the EMC, Symantec, Websense and Intel McAfee using a closed loop remediation.
Symantec is also another tool which provides mechanism for data loss prevention in the cloud. It has partnered with Box, which is an online tool for file sharing and this improves the functionality of the tool. The tool is also expected to extend the data loss prevention of sensitive data which has been stored on mobile devices.

Top 10 Advantages of Cloud Technology

In this IT world, cloud computing is evolving rapidly from an upcoming solution into a practical alternate choice for several small to medium type of companies. For any developing company, one of the hardest things to perform is to maintain capital expenses in check. Cloud computing is a way to get into business – grade IT that might or else be excessively expensive to buy and maintain.

Here listed below is a short list of top 10 advantages of cloud computing:

1. Cost benefits:
In the existing economic, companies require low priced and high production. A cloud solution is an action in that path. It decreases costs without having sacrificing productivity. Aided by the cloud; generally, there will be no upfront investments in software or hardware.

2. Entry to your Data – Anywhere, Anytime and even with Any Device:
The users of Cloud solutions can access into their particular applications and data anywhere, anytime and from any device in the cloud computing technology. Just because data is utilized over the Internet on the servers of your cloud provider and management has 24/7 accessibility whenever and wherever they require.

3. Scalability:
Scalability is the leading cause for that business to run their company quickly. Several periodic business processes undergo intervals of dangerous activity; however this activity slows down substantially whenever the busy season is expired. Cloud- dependent solutions may increase as a small business the resources.

4. Protection:
The particular cloud technology is safe through cyber-terrorist, bugs, and accidents. It may very easily pay for all sorts of protective steps such as patch management, filtering and also cryptography techniques. Cloud technology safeguards your data and even keeps you like a long-term client.

5. Leveling of the playing field:
Cloud computing has a significant role for leveling the particular playing field between small and large businesses having a “spend on what you use only” model. Medium to small sized businesses no more needs to pay out a lot of money to be able to purchase IT infrastructure that can be compared to major companies. Right now they may only rent what they require in the cloud.

6. Management control:
The particular cloud dependent technology assists in allowing managers for superior monitoring in their business with their employees. The managers may gain access to data exactly what their employees are working on and may examine the job much faster with increased effectively.

7. Greater Innovation, Efficiency, and Functionality
With the cloud computing technology, you require waiting around for many years for your next update. You can begin operating new applications in a few days or perhaps hours.

8. Disaster Recovery and even Backup:
With the assistance of cloud technology, you can keep your company’s data securely on a secure data center instead of the server room. While reducing the power as a result of earthquakes, hurricanes or even a construction employee cutting down the power lines, you are back once again at the work as long as you own an internet connection.

9. Ease of use:
Getting rid of the need to purchase and configure new software and hardware enables your workers, and also, your IT department, to pay attention to the projects that will positively straight boost your earnings and develop your business.

10. Flexibility:
Cloud computing technology assists your company to select just exactly what your business requires, whenever you need it. You may pick a CRM tool, choose the Internet as the platform, and buy email marketing software, financial services software or even a host of other available choices for your business.

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User Interface

Almost real time database environment.  When viewing records, a simple click of the mouse will refresh the database showing the most current records for all computers on the network.  Allowing you to “virtually” walk around from computer to computer seeing how they are being used.

User friendly graphical interface that even beginners can master.

Easy point and click reporting video porno.

White Box Basics

Over a dozen items of information are recorded including user, application, keystrokes, date, start time, end time, elapsed time, active time, inactive time, copy/cut/paste contents, application title, application location, and more.

All information is either encrypted, password protected or both.

Records all application use, and the keystrokes typed.

Almost every feature of Black Box can be turned on, or off, giving you the ability to determine exactly how the computer is monitored.

Block certain activity from being recorded!  Don’t want to monitor specific programs, or monitor activity during certain times of the day?  No problem!
Uses the latest in software technology to provide the fastest, most reliable software available.

Easy visual confirmation that White Box is running.  You can display one of two program icons in the systray, both serving different functions.  However, they both tell you that White Box is running on the computer – without requiring you to actually sit down at the computer and type in the program access hot keys.

White Box is specifically designed for use on heavily used computers / networks.

No recurring monthly fee’s for use.  You pay a one time fee.

Powerful Reporting

All information is saved into a fully searchable database.  Searches can be made by user, application, date, time, keystrokes, window title or any combinations of these.

Chart reports can be instantly created to reflect exactly how the computer is being used.  Either bar or pie charts can be created.

Database records and charts can be printed.  Charts can be printed in color or black and white!
The quick report window gives you the option of printing individual records of computer usage.  No need to print 1000 records, when you only need a couple!

Database records can be exported to HTML documents, allowing users to browse records from your company’s intranet, or over the Internet.

Computer usage productivity can be determined by a a few clicks of the mouse.  Easily determine if the computer is primarily being used for Internet access, work activity, or playing xxx games!

Stealth Technology

White Box runs completely invisible.  When in Stealth Mode it will not show in the taskbar, task manager, or alt + tab window.

There is no unneeded background processing.  White Box only processes information while the computer is being used.  If the computer is sitting idle, so will White Box.  No mysterious hourglass mouse pointers will appear, or hard drive activity will happen – White Box never gives away the fact that something is running in the background.

White Box creates random length, random character titles.  Sniffing software won’t be able to search out White Box based on it’s name, to shut it down.

Restrict access to the folder where White Box is located.  When a user tries to do something in the White Box folder, White Box will automatically close the Explorer window.

Restrict access to the computer registry.  When users try to browse through the registry using regedit, Black Box will automatically close the regedit window.

White Box won’t record any activity that happens within White Box.

Networking

Computer activity can be saved to a database across almost any network setup.

UNC or mapped drives can be used.

White Box can save to a password protected share.

Hidden shares can also be saved too, in fact we recommend it!

If the remote database becomes unavailable, White Box will automatically default to another database.

White Box automatically logs in to the remote computer, completely hidden in the background.  No password dialog windows will open.  If the remote computer is unavailable, White Box will automatically switch to another database.

Security

Access to White Box is password protected.

Access to the White Box database is password protected.

You determine the program access hot keys.  If you don’t want to use the default program access hot keys you can change them to any of a couple hundred possibilities.

If you plan to inform computer users of potential monitoring, White Box gives you the option of creating a custom warning screen.  Access cannot be gained into White Box from this warning screen.

White Box runs virtually undetectable in the background.  Making it virtually impossible to detect and close.

Plus Alert

The Alert add-on gives you the ability to monitor for specific activity.  Based on either words or specific programs.  Records that trigger the Alert add-on will be saved to a separate section of the database that only contains Alert activity.  Giving you instant access to questionable activity, without having to comb through all computer records.

Almost instant emails!  White Box plus Alert will email you when questionable activity takes place if you select this option.  This is great for addressing issues as they arise, instead of days or weeks later!

Most frequently asked questions about the computer monitor software

Q:  Does Computer Monitor Software really run invisibly?
A:  Absolutely!  You can setup options to run this Software so it doesn’t show up in the Taskbar, Task Manager (when Ctrl+Alt+Del is pressed), or when Alt+Tab is pressed.  When in Stealth Mode, the software runs invisibly in the background!

Q:  I accidentally hit the Stealth Button, how do reopen the software?
A:  If you are using the unregistered version, press and hold Control + Alt + L.  This will open a login (password) window where you can enter your password.  The password is case sensitive!  If you haven’t entered a password yet, just click the OK button on this window.  If you are using a registered version, contact us for assistance.

Q:  Is it legal to run monitoring software on company computers?
A:  The law is on the employer’s side.  You own the computer and you can monitor xxx.

Q:  How do I hide the splash screen when tha Software starts?
A:  The splash screen only shows on unregistered versions and will disappear automatically when the software is registered.

Q:  Can I save to another computer on my network?
A:  You can save the database across almost any network setup.  Click the DB Options button on the main window, then the Database Location tab to change the database location.

Q:  The 10 day trial version expired, what now?
A:  After the 10 day trial version has expired, White Box will no longer monitor what happens on your computer.  The Main Window will open allowing you to either register or ‘Stop Monitoring’ (this completely closes White Box).  If you have White Box starting with Windows, and you don’t want to register, you should select the don’t start with Windows option.  If you don’t want to register you should also run the uninstall program included with White Box.

Q:  How do I monitor other computers on the network?  Can my settings apply to all computers?
A:  You will need to install the program you are using on each computer and set up the options for each computer.  This is done to allow for highly customizable settings on a per computer basis.  Setting up the preferences only takes about a minute.

Q:  Will the Software log all active windows?
A:  Yes!  The Software logs all active windows even if there are no keystrokes!  Best of all, active windows are only logged if the person using the computer actually uses them.  We have witnessed a security loophole in programs like this software which can cause them to crash videos.  With this software this isn’t a problem!

Q:  What if I don’t want the software to log certain applications?
A:  No problem!  You can set up a ‘Block List’.  eBB will ignore applications in the Block List and not save records for that application.

Q:  What are the default settings I should use?
A:  When you purchase the software, we will send you a link to a web page that contains our recommendations for program options.  The help file also contains basic recommendations for settings.

Q:  I am using the trial version and the software appears visible why?
A:  First, you need to turn on all the Stealth options. We have this off initially to make access to the software easier.  After you have set the Stealth options, click the Stealth button on the main window.  The software will then appear to close, but it’s really monitoring your computer!  To access the software again, press and hold the “Control, Alt and L”  keys.  You will be prompted with a login window.   If you set a password enter it; otherwise, just click ‘OK’.

Q:  The active and inactive time fields add up to be a second less than the elapsed program time, why?

A:  The software monitors time usage by fractions of a second.  When saving time information, the usage is rounded.  If, for example, a program’s elapsed time was 21 seconds and its active and inactive time were 10 seconds each, their real values were probably something like 10.25 seconds and 10.45 seconds respectively.

Q:  I installed the software on my computer and want to uninstall it, help!

A:  Just run the uninstall program included with the software. (Note: The software can not be running on your computer. You must stop the monitoring process from the file menu.)  This can be done by:

– Opening White Box (Using the hotkeys to get the login window)
– On the login window, enter your password (if you set one) – click OK.
– When the main window opens, click the file menu item; then click Stop Monitoring.  This will shutdown White Box.
– Run the uninstall program.

Q:  Someone installed the software on my computer and want to uninstall it, help!

A:  You must contact the person who installed the software on your computer. We have no way to know what codes they used.

Q:  Don’t you feel guilty about creating software this powerful?

A:  The software originally started out as a way for us to monitor our time spent on various aspects of our work day, to increase our productivity and to restore information lost during power outages, without having to retype the lost information.  We quickly realized that due to its unique ability to provide complete and accurate information about computer usage, we felt other companies could benefit from it as we have.  Furthermore, we firmly believe that employers and parents have the right to know what happens on their computers.

Q:  I ordered White Box what happens now?
A:  After receiving your order, we mail CD’s in order of reception.  If you supplied us with special shipping instructions we will mail the White Box package to the address you specified.  Otherwise, we mail the White Box package to your business address.  If you decide that you want the White Box package shipped to a different location, immediately go to our Secure Server order page and provide us with your name and special shipping instructions.  We will merge the two orders into one and ship to the requested address.  You will not be charged twice.

The White Box package is labeled as “Confidential”.  The package we mail includes the White Box CD, with all installation files for Windows 95/98/ME (including Dcom95.exe and Mdac_typ.exe), a Recommended Setup Guide and a Quick Setup Guide.  The included setup guides will help you configure White Box to take full advantage of its stealth capabilities.  If you selected Overnight delivery, we will mail the CD the same day we receive the order, if made before 5PM PST (U.S.).  We try to ship all CD’s out the same day via USPS, however there maybe a one-two day delay (depending on order volume) for orders that didn’t request Overnight shipping.

How a Computer Monitoring Software works

Welcome to Refor, Inc., home of iNFILTRATOR White Box computer monitoring software. White Box monitors, records and displays all computer activity. Don’t be fooled by look-a-likes or aspiring programs, with key logging capabilities. There is only one “White Box” that is used around the world for its stealth, reliability and unsurpassed monitoring and reporting features. White Box has the features demanded by professionals.

We have other monitoring software that we purchased several months ago that took screen-shots. At first the software was very helpful. But after a short while, my managers did not have the time (or inclination) to look thru thousands of images. With White, we search for words/phrases in the database and
find exactly what we want to know in seconds not hours!

p.s.: Love the bar charts for quick recap of activity.

White Box’s unmatched performance never lets up, so it will never let you down. Download White Box for your free trial period and “watch it go to work.” As you will soon discover, White Box simply outperforms the competition.

Additional options allow you to not log programs,  which you define, and to not log during certain hours of the day, to satisfy any company policies, laws or agreements.  Every aspect of White Box is customizable!

White Box also offers multiple reporting options, including spreadsheets, charts, text files, html files and printed reports.

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Business managers usually have to look on further than the bottom line to determine the productivity of its employees.  Although performance guidelines tend to be effective, managers have found computer usage logs more reliable because ‘the eye in the sky don’t lie.’  Lost work time, poor work habits, and misuse of company computers are all easily covered up.  White Box, computer monitoring software, provides the most detailed picture of computer usage available.

Are your employees spending a lot of time browsing online, playing games, or nodding off at their workstations?  50 minutes a day, 5 days a week, equals almost 4 hours a week in time lost, gone forever.  That’s half of a full day!  Have you ever said to yourself if I only had another hour, I could have met the deadline and saved the company a lot of  money..  White Box will monitor and record all computer activity, or lack thereof, enabling you to identify problem areas and work towards a financially sound bottom line.