Internet monitoring and control application
Mirembe, Irene Kawuta
Katumba, Elvis Hues
Kisitu, Kwesiga Samuel
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With the advent of the Internet and network technology, many organizations are now being equipped with Internet connections, either through wired connections or wireless infrastructure. Internet access provides students and staff an additional source from which to obtain course-related information. However, Internet misuse can be a distraction. This distraction could potentially cause poor staff and student performance levels. Network administrators need a mechanism to control how students and staff access the Internet. There is also a need to move from time wasting and cumbersome methods of managing resource usage on LANs. To fulfill these needs, we propose a web based Internet Monitoring and Control Application. This project describes a web-based application that can be used to monitor and control Internet usage on a LAN. The Internet Monitoring and Control Application (IMCA) is an application that logs all user Internet access, generates actionable knowledge that can be used for management and control purposes and generally streamlines Internet usage at CIT. IMCA includes modules for real-time alerting and report generation that are specifically designed to improve system administration functions. The application will avail users (in particular the Systems Administrator) with timely and online access to information related to Internet usage. The IMCA is designed to be easily deployed and the simple and intuitive web-based control interface provides a user-friendly configuration interface for the Systems Administrator. Through this powerful yet flexible interface, the Systems Administrator or Network Administrator can easily set Internet access rules and thus exercise control.