Windows RDP Sessions Recording and Monitoring Software


Ekran System® perfectly fits your company’s monitoring and auditing needs for Windows desktop and Windows Server monitoring, recording both local and RDP user sessions on all endpoints.


With massive switch to telecommuting in the post-COVID world, remote connections become one of the most common attack vectors. Multiple ways to exploit remote access protocols externally and from inside your organization necessitate the need to have complete visibility over user activity on remote endpoints.


RDP session recording allows you to see how users work with sensitive data and detect signs of compromised remote connections. You can do all that with a single powerful platform — Ekran System.


Windows session recording
  • Windows Server Audit
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2003


Windows Server monitoring and auditing


Servers are critical endpoints in any corporate infrastructure, and recording terminal sessions on them is always on the security agenda.


Ekran System windows monitoring software is a powerful yet cost-effective tool for user recording and auditing on Windows Server. Indexed video and audio recordings of each user session allow you to track work with sensitive files and critical applications, plugging in of new devices, configuration changes, creation of new users and updating of profiles, etc.


Ekran System provides a range of terminal server monitoring clients to meet the monitoring needs of endpoints of different types – from infrastructure terminal server auditing to recording an unlimited number of sessions on a terminal server to recording all RDP sessions on jump boxes. See the Ekran System Licensing Scheme for more details on available packages.


Besides Windows Server monitoring, Ekran System agents can deliver access management and identity management functionality, from multi-factor authentication and one-time passwords to full-functional privileged access and session management.


Windows Workstation monitoring software


Installed on a Windows PC, Ekran System controls all user activity by recording remote desktop protocol (RDP) sessions and local sessions. All recordings are stored in an indexed, easy-to-analyze, and searchable video and audio format. Windows remote desktop session recordings also include accompanying metadata: the names of open applications and windows, visited URLs, connected USB devices, etc.


Ekran System remote computer monitoring software will record any RDP session, Telnet, console, or remote PC management session as a video and audio stream together with all typed keystrokes and other metadata.



Amazon WorkSpace monitoring


Ekran System is the solution that can monitor all remote activity of your users on cloud desktops provided by Amazon WorkSpaces. Ekran records employees’ remote sessions and controls RDP user activity 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.


Screenshots of Ekran System remote desktop monitoring software




RDP session recording and monitoring


Windows RDP monitoring includes:


  • Recording of all RDP sessions:


    Screen video recordings


    Screen video recordings indexed with multilayer metadata


    Audio recordings


    Audio recordings of input and output audio streams on monitored endpoints

  • Recording of other graphical sessions, regardless of the protocol or application: LogMeIn, Radmin, etc.


While the main use case is to monitor remote desktop sessions, Ekran System Windows session monitoring functionality also provides indexed video and audio logs for local sessions on Windows servers.


All recorded sessions include searchable metadata with user activity details as well as all typed keystrokes and information about connected devices.

RDP session monitoring allows you to:

  • Get notified in real time whenever an RDP connection is established
  • Monitor all remote connections
  • Record Windows terminal sessions
  • Configure alert notifications
  • Monitor server and endpoint activity in real time
  • Export sessions in encrypted formats
  • Define report parameters

Learn how to monitor RDP sessions being established with your server in the demo video below


Additional incident response tools include Windows Server user blocking, user warning with mandatory action acknowledgement, process termination, and device blocking.



Protected Windows session monitoring

The Windows user activity monitoring software offered by Ekran System is protected from any attempts to stop the service, block its work, or uninstall the agent.



Ekran System is continuous Windows desktop and Windows Server employee monitoring software. Even if the connection to the Ekran System managing server is temporarily lost, the endpoint client continues to record RDP sessions and local sessions, storing remote Windows desktop monitoring results locally and uploading them to the server when the connection is re-established.

Customer success story


See why the nonprofit organization Lahn-Kinderkrippen e.V. says Ekran System is the best choice for RDP session recording.