In our tests WebMonitor 2009 did everything we expected of it, blocking access to inappropriate Web sites and protecting users against malicious downloads. Once installed it proved reasonably easy to manage, plus it’s well within the financial reach of the smaller company. However, it’s important not to forget the cost of the host PC/server hardware, and the Windows OS, all of which can bump the price up considerably. We’d certainly have no hesitation in recommending WebMonitor 2009 to small businesses looking for an affordable solution to monitor and manage Internet access. However, it’s not the only product on the market, with other software-based products available both for Windows and Linux deployment offering similar features and more. Furthermore, hardware appliances requiring far less setup work are available, which are possibly better suited to organisations with limited in-house expertise.