What are insider threats and how dangerous are they?
An insider threat is the potential for someone with authorized access to an organization’s critical assets to abuse that access and harm the organization.
The nature of an insider threat can be:
1. Malicious — harming your organization on purpose by exposing, stealing, or damaging your sensitive assets
2. Inadvertent — posing an unintentional threat due to human errors like neglecting security policies or opening phishing emails
Since insiders have legitimate access to your infrastructure, they know where the most valuable data is stored and know your cybersecurity system from within. Insider activity is a common reason for data breaches.
Why use insider threat protection software?
The main goal of deploying insider threat protection software is to detect and address incidents caused by insiders as quickly as possible. By doing so, organizations can prevent data leaks or at least minimize the consequences of a security incident.
Ekran System incorporates an extensive set of insider threat detection and protection tools that can significantly enhance your cybersecurity program. Our platform provides you with helpful insights on the activity of regular employees, privileged users, and third parties. Being able to see who does what is essential for early detection of possible insider threats.
Can I secure my systems from insider threats while employees work remotely?
Yes. You can deploy Ekran System to manage insider risks posed by remote workers. In particular, you can use the platform’s functionality to:
1. Monitor remote employee activity in real time
2. Review video and audio records of remote user sessions
3. Verify the identities of remote users with multi-factor authentication
4. Configure access rights for each user or group of users
5. Manually approve access requests for the most critical assets
6. Leverage instant alerts to detect suspicious events and respond to them manually or automatically
Will Ekran System disturb my employees’ work?
No. Ekran System doesn’t interrupt employees’ work while monitoring user activity.
The only scenario in which Ekran System can disturb a user’s work is when a user acts suspiciously. For instance, you can configure insider attack prevention rules so that users receive notifications explaining that particular actions violate cybersecurity policies. Also, your security team can manually block suspicious sessions, users, and actions after receiving notifications from Ekran System, or you can automate this process for securing the most critical assets.
What platforms and operating systems does Ekran System support?
Ekran System is available for a number of operating systems and platforms:
4. X Window System Monitoring
5. VDI platforms: Citrix, VMware Horizon, Hyper-V, Microsoft Azure Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD), Amazon Workspaces, and more
Can Ekran System monitor administrators?
Yes. Ekran System monitors the activity of admins and other privileged users. Our insider threat detection tool can also help you with privileged access management, account and session management, auditing the activity of privileged users, and responding in real time to suspicious activity of privileged users.
Can I use Ekran System to comply with cybersecurity requirements?
As a user activity monitoring and insider risk prevention solution, Ekran System is designed with cybersecurity requirements in mind. Our platform offers various features that help businesses meet key IT cybersecurity laws, regulations, and standards, including the GDPR, HIPAA, PCI DSS, ISO 27001, NIST SP 800-53 and SP 800-171, SWIFT CPS, and FISMA.
Can I integrate Ekran System with other tools and software?
Yes. You can integrate Ekran System with:
1. SIEM systems: Splunk, ArcSight, and QRadar
2. Ticketing systems: SysAid, ServiceNow, API Bridge
3. Active Directory
Can Ekran System work in cloud environments?
Ekran System is available for both on-premises and cloud deployments, including in hybrid environments.
If you’d like to prevent insider risks in the cloud, Ekran System can help you do that efficiently. With our platform, you can monitor any number of endpoints and adjust which endpoints are monitored as needed. Ekran System also offers automatic client updates and monitoring data backups so you can always use the latest version of the platform and protect your data from accidental loss.
Can I get help with deploying Ekran System? How do I get started?
Deploying Ekran System for detecting insider threats is a straightforward and fast process. If you have any troubles, questions, or suggestions, our technical support team is always available to help.
If you want to check out how our insider threat protection solution works before you commit, you can request a free 30-day trial or an online demo version.
When you’re ready to deploy a full version of the Ekran System platform, check out the available licensing schemes to choose the edition that best meets your needs.
To get a cost estimate for deploying Ekran System in your infrastructure and according to your specific requirements, please get in touch with us using this form.