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Definition: Internet monitoring

Analyzing traffic on the Internet. Monitoring is performed to determine packet volume for network configuration as well as to find out how employees are spending their time online. This is often the first step to determine whether or not filtering should be added to the network. See Web filtering.

Internet Analysis
This early version of SurfControl could be a day's worth of analysis of users on a large business network. The "none" category comprises unrecognizable sites. (Image courtesy of JSP Corporation.)