GFI has launched a free, five-user version of LANguard, its Internet access control tool.

LANguard can be downloaded from the company Web site.

LANguard monitors Internet use on networks, and can prevent Web searches for specified words and phrases. It can also block types of external traffic or specific sites that are considered unproductive.

The Internet access control software also safeguards networks against unauthorized access, protecting high security areas. The program shows the security administrator which users are accessing these areas.

LANguard also helps protect against external security threats, such as electronic break-ins, hackers and more. Click here for more details.

Pricing starts at $250 for the ten-user version.