What is user activity monitoring?
User activity monitoring software allows you to track user activity within your corporate network, across devices, and throughout your entire IT infrastructure. With user activity tracking tools, you can identify which applications, sites, and data users access and how they interact with them.
With a user activity monitoring solution, you can strengthen your current cybersecurity, protect confidential data from malicious users, and enhance insider risk management.
Why do I need to monitor user activity in my organization?
The goal of implementing a user activity tracking application is to prevent insider threats. Using activity tracking software, you can identify suspicious activity and reduce the risk of a cybersecurity incident. You can also use such software to track employees’ active and idle time to monitor employee performance.
Main reasons to monitor user activities:
- 1. Secure sensitive information
- 2. Reduce the risk of insider threats
- 3. Ensure that users stick to cybersecurity policies
- 4. Increase employee productivity
- 5. Comply with applicable cybersecurity standards, laws, and regulations
Is user activity monitoring legal?
Yes. Digital user monitoring is legal, but it’s regulated by legislation.
To know how to monitor user activity legally, you should check with applicable laws within your jurisdiction. Typically, legislation requires businesses to inform users of monitoring and receive their consent.
If your organization operates in the US, you should pay attention to both federal and state laws, as state laws can have their own requirements. For example, businesses that operate in Connecticut and Delaware don’t have to notify employees about email or internet monitoring. Meanwhile, employers in Colorado and Tennessee must create written email monitoring policies.
How does Ekran System monitor user activity?
Ekran System is a powerful insider threat management platform that ensures comprehensive user activity monitoring.
In particular, Ekran System monitors user activities in real time and makes video and audio recordings of user sessions so you can watch them later if needed. All records are searchable. Thus, you can find out whether a user has accessed certain data, launched specific applications, or visited particular websites during working hours.
Also, Ekran System continues monitoring user activity even if the internet connection goes down.
Does Ekran System interrupt employees’ work?
No. Ekran System does not influence the user experience. It monitors user activity smoothly without disturbing users.
However, Ekran may interrupt a user’s work if the user acts suspiciously. According to customizable rules, users can receive notifications explaining that a particular action violates cybersecurity policies. Also, your security admins can automatically or manually block suspicious sessions, users, and actions as needed.
How does Ekran System store collected data?
When monitoring user activity on an organization’s network, Ekran System gathers the necessary data and stores it securely using military-grade encryption. Ekran System doesn’t store passwords entered by monitored users.
What do I get from deploying Ekran System?
Ekran System offers more than just monitoring. Using this platform, you can:
- 1. Know who accesses your sensitive data and how they handle it by arranging robust real-time user monitoring
- 2. Prevent data leaks and breaches caused by insiders by detecting suspicious activity and instantly responding to it
- 3. Enhance your cybersecurity by automatically sending notifications when users violate cybersecurity policies
- 4. Evaluate employee efficiency by analyzing productivity reports
- 5. Ensure compliance with various standards, laws, and regulations including GDPR, NIST, FISMA, HIPAA, and SWIFT
As a robust insider threat management platform, Ekran System can easily be adjusted to the specific needs of your organization.
For example, you can receive automatic custom reports on a convenient schedule. Also, in case an incident occurs, you can quickly export a full monitored session or a fragment of a session into an independent file.
How can I deploy Ekran System?
Ekran System is on-premise software that supports various deployment options. You can install Ekran System Client on each endpoint or install just one Ekran System Terminal Server Client on a jump server to ensure user activity monitoring of all sessions that come through your server.
Installation is easy and takes less than an hour. If you have any questions or doubts during the process, our 24/7 customer support team will be there for you.