User Activity Monitoring
Ekran System is a user activity monitoring solution. It performs user session recording capturing all user on-screen activity in a video format as well as accompanying meta-data like active application name, active window title, visited URL, typed keystrokes, and typed commands.
Ekran System performs user activity monitoring on servers and workstations with local, RDP, and terminal session recording for Windows and Citrix platforms and Telnet SSH session recording for Linux servers.
Unlike focused software to track user activity, i.e. solutions to record terminal server sessions only or PC activity monitoring tools, Ekran System is a universal solution providing you with detailed user activity audit logs for any end-point in your corporate network via a single Web-based console. Thus you record RDP sessions and local user activity on end-points, perform terminal server user monitoring and Telnet SSH session monitoring using a single tool enabling cross-analysis options.
Advanced video format
The solution is based on the principles of passive computer activity monitoring with capturing any user action. An advanced indexed video format is used for logging: you can see everything that your users have done using DVR-like video playback of their sessions and convenient search options. You can quickly navigate to the key episodes searching by:
- The name of the launched application
- The title of the active window
- The URL entered in a web-browser
- The text entered from the user’s keyboard
- The commands executed in Linux (both from user input and by running the scripts)
- The information on plugged-in USB devices
Besides on-demand search, you can set up real-time alerts, which will notify you about suspicious events and provide related video link.
Video recording as a tool to log and monitor user activity gives a number of benefits: it includes any user-initiated action, it is integrated and does not need additional security data correlation, and allows you quickly understand, reconstruct, and respond a security incident thus lowering security analysis cost.
Any software to monitor user activity logs thousands of user actions during a day. Analyzing all user activities may be a time consuming and even unnecessary task. That is why solutions for monitoring computer activity of a number of users should provide some tools to make logging more focused.
Besides providing easy search capabilities, Ekran System also gives you several recording filtering options. You can record only selected number of key applications or optionally set up a list of private/non-critical applications you do not want to record or include to the reports. Such blacklisting can protect your company employees’ privacy and guarantee that you do not get in touch with their private data.