Enterprise Monitoring Software Comparison
To help you better understand how Ekran System compares to other similar solutions on the market, we've created detailed user activity monitoring software comparison, in particular those tools which rely on user session video recording as the main security data format. In addition to general information, you can find a feature-by-feature competitor comparison in the table below.
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|Feature||Ekran System||ObserveIT||Balabit||Netwrix Auditor||Veriato 360 (ex. Spector 360)||Teramind|
|Licensing model and affordability|
|Flexible endpoint-based licensing||+||-||-||-||+||+|
|Easy endpoint license re-assignment||+||-||-||-||-||+|
|Free embedded database support||+||-||+||-||-||+|
|Commercial database support||+||+||-||+||+||-|
|Average deployment cost||*||***||****||**||**||**|
|Windows XP / Server 2003||+||-||+ (no local sessions)||-||-||+|
|Windows Vista thorugh Windows 10 / Server 2012 R2||+||+||+ (no local sessions||+||+||+|
|Linux / Unix (Telnet and Console sessions)||+||+||+||-||-||-|
|Deployment & Management|
|Remote installation/uninstallation of clients||+||-||N⁄A||+||+||-|
|Management via web console||+||+||+||-||-||+|
|Basic Recording and Incident Response Functionality|
|Video replay of every session||+||+||+||+||+||+|
|Real-time playback of live sessions||+||+||+||-||+||+|
|USB device alerting and blocking||+||-||-||-||-||+|
|Index by active window title||+||+||+||+||+||+|
|Index by active application name||+||+||-||+||+||+|
|IP associated with host||+||+||+||-||-||+|
|Remote IP of remote desktop||+||+||+||-||-||-|
|Logging all USB device connections||+||-||-||-||-||-|
|Logging USB mass storage connections||+||+||-||-||+||-|
|Magnifier option (zoom screenshot regions)||+||+||+||-||-||+|
|Searching, Reporting and Exporting|
|Search by metadata||+||+||+||+||+||+|
|Scheduled and ad-hoc reports||+||+||+||+||+||-|
|Interactive system dashboards||+||+||+||+||+||+|
|Saving sessions in encrypted format (forensic)||+||+||+||-||-||-|
|Export screenshots to external formats||+||+||-||-||+||+|
|Second layer of authentication / individualization for shared logins||+||+||+||-||-||-|
|Manual login approval||+||-||+||-||-||-|
|Solution Work and Security|
|Efficient data storage (minimal disk utilization)||+||+||+||+||-||+|
|Signing monitoring data with certificate||+||+||+||-||-||-|
|Driver-level uninstall protection||+||-||N⁄A||-||-||-|
|Audit trail for system users||+||+||+||+||+||+|
|SIEM system integration||+||+||+||+||+||+|
|Ticket system integration||+||+||+||+||-||-|
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Ekran System vs Competitors
The main competitors in the market for user session recording for security visibility are Observeit, Balabit, and Netwrix.
Ekran System vs Observeit.Ekran System is considered direct Observeit competitor, especially on the SMB market. Covering the core functionality of Observeit and adding some unique features of its own, Ekran System offers more flexible price scheme with client-only licensing, making it more affordable than Observeit.
Ekran System vs Netwrix. Ekran System is one of Netwrix competitors when it comes to user activity monitoring. Ekran System provides more details with recorded video as well as valuable features of real-time alerts on suspicious events and live session viewing. In particular, Ekran System ensures detailed Internet activity monitoring and analysis with its visited URL logging that accompanies video. Netwrix pricing for overall user activity monitoring is more expensive than the cost of deploying Ekran System.
Ekran System vs Balabit.Ekran System, Observeit and Netwrix are all software-based Balabit alternatives. Balabit is a hardware-based solution with user session video recording functionality. Working as a network proxy, Balabit can provide fewer details about user activity compared to agent-based software and naturally does not support local session monitoring and offline recording.
Ekran System vs SpectorSoft and Ekran System vs Teramind. Ekran System can be considered an alternative to such employee monitoring solutions as Spector 360 (now Veriato 360) and Teramind. Instead of multiple independent activity reports, Ekran System gives you integrated video logs of all employee sessions that are easy-to -understand and searchable by multiple parameters. Ekran System is a universal stable solution that allows you to record not only Windows-based but also Linux-based endpoints and provides a basic incident response toolset, which is an important addition according to many employee monitoring software reviews by experts.
Ekran System is an efficient replacement for Citrix SmartAuditor, as It provides much more than just session video recording, also allowing for easy search and supporting Linux and Windows servers and desktops.
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