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OK, “spy” might be the wrong word to use, but protecting intellectual property is becoming increasingly important, and a good offense is the best defense, and some employees may find Deep Software Inc.’s Activity Monitor very offensive!

Offensiveness aside, one of the best ways to protect intellectual property is by monitoring computer activity and letting the employees know that every move on the corporate IT assets is being watched and recorded. That is where the latest version of Activity Monitor comes into play.

Version 4.3 of Activity Monitor was announced on Feb. 18 and is immediately available. This latest release offers features such as a newly developed state-of-the-art keylogger that enables the recording of text typed in any language, including full support for the IMEs used in languages such as Japanese and Chinese and the accented characters used in Spanish and French.

Perfect for that international corporation protecting itself from industrial espionage! All kidding aside, Activity Monitor V4.3 is easy to install, offers excellent integration with Active Directory, supports Windows Vista (both 32- and 64-bit editions) and could very well become the chief information security officer’s best friend.

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