Posted Thursday, November 20, 2008 @ 11:54:46
We are pleased to announce the release of Spector 360 6.2 (SR3). Upgrading to this release is a FREE benefit of the Premium Maintenance program. As a Spector 360 customer, SpectorSoft encourages you to take advantage of our ongoing product updates and upgrades that include many new features and improvements.
What's New in this Release?
SQL 2005: Easy to deploy and compatible with previous data, a new, robust Microsoft SQL Server component gives Spector 360 even more power, scalability, and flexibility, ensuring that monitoring will keep pace with growing needs. SQL Server 2005 Express will be part of Spector 360 purchases up to 999 licenses, while SQL Server 2005 Standard will come with Spector 360 purchases of 1,000 or more licenses.
Website Filtering: Spector 360's Website Filtering categories have been updated and expanded, increasing web domain count by approximately 30 percent. A new "Social Networking" category permits users to quickly add MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social networking sites to an organization's web filtering rules.
Active Directory Integration: Spector 360 SR3 allows users to synchronize the list of computers in the Spector 360 Control Center with the Windows network Active Directory. If a user has a domain network with Active Directory Service (ADS) enabled, there will be no need to manually add new computers to the Control Center list. Users will be able to simply direct the Control Center to automatically update its list from the Active Directory & new computers will be added and obsolete computers will be removed. An up-to-date list makes it easier to ensure the Spector 360 Client is deployed and recording throughout the network.
Password Masking: User privacy and security can be protected if desired by recording all keystrokes EXCEPT passwords. Configure keystroke recording to display asterisks (*) for characters in passwords.
Support Traveling Laptops over Regular Internet Connection: An external IP or NAT address at the Spector 360 Server will receive recorded data from and apply Website Filtering to remote and traveling laptop computers. To ensure security, this data will be encrypted during Internet transmission.
View "Bottom" Data in Charts: In addition to "Top 10" and "Trend" Quick View charts, the Spector 360 Dashboard provides a view of the "Bottom 10" Users, Programs, Domains, and so on. The "Bottom" charts will reveal "occasional" or "least used" programs and activities to effectively highlight activities or programs that may fall into the category of "unseen" or "out of sight, out of mind."
Click here to view ALL the new features in Spector 360 SR3
Which version of Spector 360 are you running? Launch the Control Center and right click on the Control Center item in the left pane and select Properties. Select the General tab from the Properties dialog. The version number will be displayed at the bottom of the dialog as Product Version: 6.1.xxxx . If you are still running Version 6.0, you will first need to upgrade to Version 6.1 before proceeding with the upgrade to Version 6.2. Please contact our Customer Support Team to obtain download instructions for upgrading from Version 6.0.
We encourage you to visit our download site and upgrade to Spector 360 6.2 (SR3) today! Keeping your software current will ensure that your copy of Spector 360 is providing maximum value to both you and your organization.
Once you have downloaded the installation file, upgrading your copy of Spector 360 is easy. Simply install the server components over the previous version and update your clients. For detailed information on the upgrade process please click here.
IMPORTANT: Please take notice of the new system requirements. During the upgrade, you will be moving your recorded data from the existing database to a newly created database. Therefore, during the upgrade, you will need triple the disk space to store a full backup, the current MSDE database and the new SQL Server 2005 database. Due to the large size of these data files, a hard drive formatted with the NTFS file system is required. External USB drives formatted with FAT or FAT32 are not supported.
If you are not currently under our Premium Maintenance program we encourage you to contact SpectorSoft Sales or your reseller to purchase it today so you can start taking advantage of the following benefits:
Product Version Upgrades at no additional charge
Product Updates at no additional charge
Unlimited Access to the Spector 360 Knowledge Base
Priority Product Support, 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days per Week, by Phone or Email
[Edit by Alexander Astahov on Thursday, November 20, 2008 @ 12:00:02]