- October 14, 2017
- Posted by: admin
- Categories: Employee Monitoring, IT Security, Virtual Desktop Monitoring
Virtual Desktop Monitoring made easy with Ekran System
Ekran System can help you to organize virtual desktop monitoring and user session recording in environments like Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware, or Citrix. Virtualization-ready monitoring agents and unique floating licensing make your Ekran System deployment efficient and affordable. Virtual Desktop Monitoring solution records on-screen activity within user sessions in published applications and virtual desktops together with a wide range of meta-information: application name, active window title, visited URL, typed keystrokes, etc. A powerful set of advanced features makes Ekran System an efficient security monitoring and compliance tool enabling in-depth visibility and quick incident
Ekran System Workstation Client can be included in a golden image to guarantee any new virtual desktop monitoring.
Ekran System Server Clients can be installed on the Windows-based servers forming part of your virtual environment, such as Citrix XenApp hosts. Thus published apps monitoring can be organized using a limited number of Ekran System Server licenses corresponding to the number of hosting.
Automated License Provisioning for Virtual Desktop Monitoring
Unique floating licensing of Ekran System clients is automated for dynamically changing virtual desktops, thus providing VDI user monitoring with a limited and transparent cost. When a new Windows-based desktop is created a new Ekran System Client, delivered with the golden image, registers and gets a license from the general pool. As the desktop is shut down, the license is released and returns to the pool.
Thus, to organize VMware or Citrix desktop auditing, you need only the amount of Ekran System Workstation licenses corresponding to the maximal number of simultaneously active virtual desktops. Ekran System virtual desktop activity monitor deployment price is formed only by the licenses for monitored end-points, while system management components are not licensed.
Citrix Session Recording: SmartAuditor Alternative
Ekran Virtual Desktop Monitoring solution can help you to organize Citrix monitoring giving much more than the in-built Citrix session recording solutions. It can serve as an efficient alternative to Citrix SmartAuditor:
More details on user activity: Ekran System virtual desktop monitoring solution is also capable of capturing visited URLs, active window titles, typed keystrokes, and USB device connections, representing all collected data in an interactive Web-based review and analysis tool.
Built-in, real-time event alerts: After setting up custom rule-based alerts within the Ekran System Web-based Management Tool, you will get email notifications each time an alert is triggered together with the session details and embedded link to the corresponding video episode. With specific USB connection alerts, you can automatically block selective USB devices.
Advanced user activity reporting options: Ekran System gives you tools for easy log analysis, manual and automated scheduled report generation.
Easy deployment: Ekran System delivers virtual environment monitoring without any additional configuration changes on your Citrix servers.
Recording notification and recording protection: Ekran System provides not only customizable messages notifying users that their activity is recorded but also reliable protection of the recording process from unauthorized interruptions.
Universality: With Ekran System, you can perform not only Citrix XenDesktop session recording and Citrix XenApp monitoring but also cross-platform control of user activity on any Linux servers, Windows Terminal Servers, and Windows desktops forming part of your physical, virtual, or hybrid environment.
With its flexible clients, Ekran System provides effective solutions for tracking Citrix user activity. In addition to the Citrix session recording, Ekran System delivers a comprehensive set of identity and access management features, real-time alerting, and incident response toolsets.
As a universal insider threat management platform, Ekran System supports virtual environments alongside physical ones, providing powerful solutions for employee monitoring, subcontractor, and third-party security monitoring, as well as assuring compliance with multiple security standards.
Ensure Virtual Desktop monitoring with floating licenses
Ekran System uses a floating endpoint licensing approach to allow you to redistribute licenses between endpoints in a matter of minutes.
The best thing is that you only need enough Ekran System Workstation licenses to cover the number of active desktops at a given moment. Ekran automatically distributes floating licenses between dynamically changing virtual desktops. This makes the cost of VDI user monitoring transparent, and the process itself easily manageable.
To automate license provisioning, add Ekran System Client to your virtual machine master image. After that, new desktops will be created with Ekran System Client already installed on them. When a virtual desktop is launched, the client will automatically get a license from the general pool and start monitoring activity on the new endpoint. When an administrator shuts down the endpoint, the license is released and returns to the pool.