Record User Sessions in Amazon WorkSpaces with Ekran System


Amazon WorkSpaces is a powerful desktop virtualization service that enables users to access resources from any device. However, it doesn’t provide built-in tools for insider risk management. Thus, if any insider-related cybersecurity incident occurs within a virtual desktop space, you won’t be able to track it and collect evidence.


To secure your corporate data and resources from malicious or negligent insiders, you can leverage numerous capabilities of Ekran System — a robust insider risk management solution. Fast and easy to install, Ekran System will help you fully record user sessions and monitor user activity on cloud desktops provided by Amazon WorkSpaces.





Manage insider threats within Amazon WorkSpaces


Ekran System offers you an all-in-one insider risk management solution. It includes session recording with a variety of settings, detection of unusual user behavior, a sophisticated alert system, and more. Taken together, these technologies will help you deter, detect, and disrupt insider threats.


1. Deter


Secure your sensitive data and corporate resources by verifying the identities of both regular and privileged users. With Ekran System, you can:


  • Authenticate and authorize users securely and conveniently
  • Identify users behind shared accounts
  • Prevent various insider risks like account compromise


Ekran System also allows you to manage access rights to the most critical resources in a granular and time-based manner. Manually or automatically grant permissions to individual users or groups of users upon request and limit the time for which access is granted.


2. Detect


Know who does what with your remote resources by establishing proper user activity monitoring. Ekran System’s monitoring functionality doesn’t disturb your employees or contractors but allows you to view user sessions in real time and watch recordings later.


With a user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) module along with predefined and custom rule-based alerts, you’ll know when users violate your corporate cybersecurity policies. The Ekran System UEBA module lets you know if employees start acting uncharacteristically. All alerts are triggered in real time. Thus, your security officers can immediately check whether an activity is malicious and, if it is, can prevent a cybersecurity incident.


3. Disrupt


Respond to potential security threats immediately. With actionable insights from Ekran System, your security officers can assess a suspicious event in real time and prevent a cybersecurity incident from happening. Security officers can block a user, process, or session manually or automate the incident response.


Benefit from in-session and cross-session search options along with fast-forward replays to efficiently audit and investigate security events. You can also use various template reports and customize them as you wish.


Learn more about Microsoft Azure Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) Session Recording

Amazon WorkSpaces for Windows


Ekran System enables you to record and manage remote sessions on Windows 7 and Windows 10 cloud desktops in real time. These cloud desktops are powered by Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2016, respectively, so you can also monitor any activity on the servers themselves.


Learn more about Deploying Ekran System on AWS to secure your private cloud from insiders

Amazon WorkSpaces for Linux


Ekran System is also the only solution that monitors user activity on cloud desktops provided by Amazon Linux WorkSpaces. Expand your hardware capacity with cloud desktops built on Amazon Linux 2 LTS and still be able to track and audit your employees’ activity.


With the Ekran System Web Management Console, you can monitor user activity on Linux and Windows. View all features of Amazon WorkSpaces monitoring for Windows and Linux on our Supported Platforms page.

Deployment scheme

Ekran System deployment scheme for AWS

Why choose Ekran System?



Fast and easy deployment. Deploy Ekran System fast without performing complex configurations and infrastructure changes. Implementation is simple and straightforward. If any questions arise, Ekran System support is at your service.



Floating licensing. Benefit from a low total cost of ownership thanks to the opportunity to reassign licences between endpoints in just a couple of clicks. To make things even easier, you can automate the distribution of purchased licenses between active virtual endpoints.



Cybersecurity compliance. Make sure your organization complies with cybersecurity requirements when using Amazon WorkSpaces. Ekran System helps you comply with NIST SP 800-53, the GDPR, HIPAA, PCI DSS, and other standards, laws, and regulations.



Enterprise-ready. Ekran System works flawlessly for enterprises as well as for small and midsize businesses. Leverage the platform’s scalability opportunities for large-scale environments. Ekran ensures high availability, disaster recovery, and integration with popular SIEM and ticketing systems.


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