TimeWatcher offers a number of functions to
protect the computers which are used by your customers:
The supervisor can define programs
which will be blocked while TimeWatcher is running. This feature is useful to control
which software is used on the computers in your business. Another use is to prevent that
the customers open programs to tamper with the settings of their terminal.
Another protection function of TimeWatcher is
the enabling of restrictions, which are offered by the Windows Operating system. It for
example possible to hide entries in the Start menu and disable the Windows Control panel
or the Registry editing tools.
Additional security is provided by the special
TimeWatcher security check dialog which is displayed, if an authentification from an user
is needed. To make sure that no unauthorized person can read the TimeWatcher password from
the typing fingers of the supervisor, a new security method was invented.
Instead of using the same password
every time the supervisor can make use of a security formula. This formula is used to
calculate a security code, which changes every time. This procedure is much easier than
expected as the following example shows: A security formula of the supervisor is for
example "ABC". On the right a typical security dialog is shown, which contains
26 randomly generated numbers for the letters A-Z. With the security formula ABC the
correct security code would be the number at A (=9), the number at B (=6) and the number
at C (=8), which makes 968. After a short learning period, this system is easier to use than
passwords and a lot more secure.