Employee Monitoring (User Activity Monitoring) with Ekran
Affordable Session Recording software for your Workstations and Servers
Set up non-intrusive monitoring of employee activity on Desktops/Laptops and Servers with enhanced access control and session recording to detect fraud, data leaks, productivity, and improper digital assets usage. It is an advanced software-based solution for corporate security monitoring that allows us to record and analyze every user session on desktops, remote laptops, corporate servers, terminals, and virtual machines, with support for Windows, Mac, Citrix, and Linux platforms.
With Ekran, nothing can hide: every user screen will be captured together with activity details – keystrokes, names of active applications, titles of active windows, websites (URLs) visited, executed Linux commands, and others using session recording software. Based on the indexed video record format, Ekran System captures any user action on corporate endpoints, from configuration changes to sensitive data access, giving you all the details necessary to explore and document any incident.
Session Recording with searchable video logs
With Ekran System, you can control the work of your corporate network users, including on-site and remote users. It creates complete video records of all local, remote, and terminal sessions. It provides both live and recorded sessions so that managers can view the same anytime. It uses a greyscale format for session recording so that videos take very little space.
With Ekran System, nothing can hide: every user screen will be captured together with activity details. The product works for any network protocol, application, and architecture.
Analyze monitoring results – discover suspicious user behavior
Ekran employee monitoring software uses a combination of easy-to-analyze video record – even for Linux SSH Telnet sessions – and searchable text metadata representing activity details: application name, active window title, URL address, commands with parameters, and more. Session recording and altering can be based on the name of the launched application, the title of the active window, entered URL, or text entered via the user’s keyboard.
Advanced search across all records gives you an effective tool to perform retrospective user action analysis and incident investigation.
Employee internet monitoring
Ekran System provides detailed information about internet usage than simple network activity monitoring software as it gives full insight into how exactly employees are using their network access, including whether the website is actively interacted with or simply opened in the background.
Detailed metadata regarding internet usage can be viewed together with the session recording, allowing for easy searching and investigation of specific incidents, while several reports (including report on most visited website, least visited website, and general URL report) provide a broad overview of the internet usage within the company.
USB Monitoring & Control
An important aspect of user activity monitoring is controlling the use of connected devices. Ekran employee monitoring software includes powerful USB device monitoring and management functionality for dealing with storage devices as well as any kind of USB equipment, including modems and keyboards.
The user activity monitoring system can track device connections and can be configured to notify your security team about them. Besides monitoring, it can be set up to allow or block devices according to rules, blacklists, and whitelists. To add more flexibility, it allows you to set up manual USB device approval for critical scenarios.
Why choose Ekran Session Recording Software
Major user-based risk management controls in one platform: It delivers identity and access management, session recording, and activity audits, as well as incident response functionality to detect and prevent insider threats in accordance with NIST 800-53 and most IT security standards.
Full desktop and server OS support: It offers clients for all popular operating systems and supports virtual environments as well as any network architecture. You don’t have to choose between agent-based and jump server schemes: we support any hybrid enterprise architecture.
Enterprise-ready: Ekran is easy to implement in large-scale environments due to its high availability, multi-tenancy, and ability to fill the gaps of existing security solutions. It provides enterprise-oriented features such as system resources and health monitoring dashboards and scheduling of automated maintenance tasks.
Low total cost of ownership: A perpetual licensing model provides you with the latest version of Ekran. Floating endpoint licensing enables license reassignment in a couple of clicks. For virtual environments, this process is automated to enhance your organization’s agility.
Lightweight software agent and highly optimized formats for storing data: The lightweight agent works silently and isn’t noticeable to users or other programs. Collected data is saved in the searchable and highly optimized video, audio, and text file formats for compact log storage and easy reporting.
Cost-efficient for any deployment
Ekran session recording software comes with a perpetual license(one-time cost) and is licensed by the number of Ekran Clients – end-points to be monitored. This transparent approach makes deployment of any size cost-efficient. The session recording solution supports both commercial and free embedded database.
Installed on a server or a workstation, Ekran Client records video of all logged-in user sessions and accompanying metadata such as application name, URL address, keystrokes, entered Linux commands, and connected USB device details.
It provides full-functional playback for all session records as well as easy search by metadata – all via a Web-based panel. Real-time alerts with direct links to the corresponding video episode and USB blocking make control even more proactive.
Every Ekran deployment consists of the Ekran System Management Panel (one per deployment) and Ekran System Clients (corresponding to the number of monitored endpoints). Ekran pricing depends on the number of endpoints to be monitored. Each monitored endpoint needs an Ekran System Client license of the corresponding type. The Management Panel is provided for free in the Standard Edition but needs an additional license in the Enterprise Edition.
As compared to the Standard Edition, the Enterprise Edition provides more management features targeted at bigger deployments. Ekran System provides monitoring licenses for desktops and servers. While there is a single license type for desktop machines (Workstation Client license), several types of server monitoring licenses are provided depending on the server endpoint role in your corporate network.
Perpetual license & Subscription license: A perpetual license already includes 12 months of updates and support. A subscription license lasts for one year. After this time, to continue using Ekran System, you need to extend your subscription period by purchasing a new license.
Ekran System is a platform that allows you to monitor various types of end-points and get access to all those records via a single pane of glass. The product supports the most complete set of platforms:
- X Window System
Ekran employee monitoring System Web Management Console provides an insider security monitoring center with quick access to alerts, monitored and live sessions, and reporting tools.