Insider Threat Detection & Prevention

Protect Your Data and IP with Teramind's Insider Threat Detection, Monitoring and Prevention Solution

Insider Threats: A Major Security Risk for Many Organizations

Employees, vendors, contractors, and suppliers who have access to your organization’s internal systems are considered insiders. Any potential harm caused by insiders are referred to as Insider Threats.

Being insiders, these users have access to the sensitive data and proprietary information. This information may include important IP, trade secrets, customer and employee data, and more.

No organization is fully immune to threats from malicious insiders. According to a report published by Ernst & Young and IBM, there’s a 74% perceived risk of cyber breach and malicious insiders in the financial services industry.

Perceived risk in the consumer sector is 64%. While in tech, entertainment, power, and utilities the threat is slightly above 55%. One of the main reasons why insider threats are so prevalent is because it’s hard to detect malicious insiders and threats.

Dealing with insider threats requires a different threat management and threat response from other cybersecurity challenges. Insider threats and other cybersecurity challenges’ inherent nature is different. Malicious insiders have a significant advantage over external attackers.//

Insider threats are already aware of their policies, procedures, and technology. However, these malicious insiders are also aware of the vulnerabilities.

A Single Solution For Insider Threat Detection, Prevention and Response

Teramind’s insider threat detection and data loss prevention solution uses real-time user activity and threat monitoring to detect early signs of insider threats. Teramind’s threat detection’s behavior-based rules engine provides active defense from all kinds of malicious insider activity.

Common malicious insider attacks include data leak and exfiltration, IP theft, fraud, industrial espionage, sabotage and other risks. Teramanind’s threat prevention can identify these attacks and respond before damage is done.

Conduct threat analysis, forensic investigation and auditing utilizing Teramind’s unique Intelligent Session Mining. Video and audio recording, complete metadata alerts, keylogging and other powerful features are all included as part of Teramind’s threat detection.

Finally, extend your security coverage with built-in integration with security information and event management (SIEM) and threat analytics system if your enterprise needs it.

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Teramind Threat Detection & Prevention Overview

Industry Statistics Show the Need for Insider Threat Prevention Solutions

Both Internal and External Users can be Malicious Insiders

According to a report, the main reason for insider caused incidents are different forms of collusion from internal and external users. Source: CERT.


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Insider-Outsider Collusion

Privileged Users Pose the Biggest Insider Threat

According to a crowd-based research in partnership with 300,000+ information security professionals. Source: AT&T Insider Threat Report.


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IT Security Pros are Worried About Insider Threats

Organizations had been increasingly feeling vulnerable to insider threats - a dramatic seven percentage point increase over last year’s survey. Source: AT&T.


Of Organizations Feel Vulnerable to Insider Threats

The Average Cost of Insider Threats is in Millions

According to a 2020 Cost of Insider Threats Report, the average annual cost of Insider Threats has skyrocketed in only 2 years, rising 31%. Source: IBM.


Overall Cost of Insider Threats

Teramind Insider Threat Response Solution is Built on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Teramind utilizes the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cybersecurity framework to identify, protect, detect, respond and recover on data breaches. Combining powerful user activity monitoring and data loss prevention capabilities, Teramind’s threat management software helps prevent insider threats.


Leveraging advanced fingerprinting, OCR and tagging technology, Teramind identifies sensitive data in structured and unstructured information across organization data stores.


Leveraging advanced fingerprinting, OCR and tagging technology, Teramind identifies sensitive data in structured and unstructured information across organization data stores.

Detect Malicious Insiders

Teramind’s powerful behavior-based policy and rules engine casts a strong detection net over the entire organization. Threat monitoring allows for quick detection of insider threats and data breach incidents before it happens.

Respond to Insider Threats

Threat prevention with Teramind’s provides real-time notification and immediate actions. In case of an incident, pinpoint the exact cause and source of the incident with readily available forensic data.


With threat response you can conduct forensic investigation with incident reports, alerts and session recordings. Identify the source and cause of a security breach so that recovery plan can be formulated fast while preventing similar future incidents.

Teramind Insider Threat Prevention is Your Ultimate Defense Against Insider Threats and Data Loss Incidents

Establish Organization-Wide Visibility and Control

Teramind visually records every action that a user makes for over 12 objects including screen, apps, websites, files, emails, etc. Each object can be configured to take into consideration what needs to be monitored and who has access to the monitored records.

You can control who you want to monitor, how much you want to monitor, when and for how long. This allows for instant administrative oversight in respect to privacy requirements.

Detect and Prevent Threats Early and Automatically

First, determine what behaviors are high risk i.e. copying files to external drives, using cloud storage to share corporate files, downloading/opening files and attachments from unknown sources etc. Then, apply advanced behavior-based rules to automatically detect when users violate the rules.

Utilize sophisticated anomaly rules to identify user activity outside the normal behavior. Immediately get notified about harmful malicious insiders, lock them out from the system or take remote control of their computer before any malicious or fraudulent attempt.

Protect Information and Resources with Data Loss Prevention Features

If you need a complete data loss prevention solution, you can take a look at Teramind DLP. However, Teramind UAM comes with some useful data protection features too. For example, you can utilize the Activity and Schedule-based rules to prevent external drive usage, detect unusual or unauthorized network login or file transfers.

Or, write rules that react to any observable user activity like blocking an email from being sent outside the company domain, get notified when certain sensitive documents get printed, etc. All these features can help minimize information exfiltration and data leaks.

Investigate Threat Incidents and Conduct Forensic Analysis and Audit

With a secure threat management system, detailed alerts can be viewed. As part of threat response the users and their actions can all be viewed. Having a holistic view of the actions will give you a better idea on how to properly respond to the threat.

Some users and insiders may not be aware of when they are mishandling sensitive data. With threat prevention, a warning messages can be configured to inform the users about nonconformity as it pertains to handling sensitive data.

Have a quick and efficient threat response by influencing corrective behavior with on-time feedback and notifications. Session recordings and history playback can be used to view user’s desktop for audit and evidence gathering purposes.

Monitor Privileged Users, Remote Users and Third-Parties to Prevent Collusion

Insider threat prevention allows organizations to create profiles for remote, privileged, external vendors and then define what information and system resources each profile can access. Further rules can be set up by behavior policies so that access to sensitive information is segregated by the organization’s security policy, or on a need-to-know basis.

Rules can also be created to notify the authorities of any suspicious privileged user activity. These threats may include unscheduled and/or unauthorized changes to system configuration, creation of backdoor accounts etc.

Reduce Risk Exposure and Protect Yourself with Proof

Detailed alerts for all users can be viewed including any security incidents and what actions were taken. Threat monitoring allows for warning messages to be sent to users about mishandling of data. The messages inform users about nonconformity and influence corrective behavior.

Instant snapshots, session recordings and history playback features can be used to view user’s desktop for audit and evidence gathering purposes.

Conduct Security Orchestration with SIEM and Threat Analytics Systems

Event triggers and logs from Teramind can be sent to SIEM and other analytics tools like HP ArcSight, Splunk, IBM QRadar, McAfee Enterprise Security Manager, LogRhythm, NetIQ Sentinel etc. allowing you to share reports and threat intelligence with your security team or other departments.

Teramind also has a set of RESTful APIs utilizing a simple token/endpoint framework that can be easily utilized by an application supporting web service connections.

Insider Threat Detection Software with Flexible Deployment Options

Teramind Cloud - trust us the management of the Teramind deployment and infrastructure. Only install Teramind Agents on the machines you want to monitor and set up your users, policies and rules and let us take care of the rest.

Teramind On-Premise - control the Teramind implementation in its entirety. Stay off the cloud if that’s your firm’s operational model. Additionally, you can leverage LDAP groups and users to identify which users and groups to apply which policies and rules to.

Teramind Private Cloud - use your own secure, scalable private cloud implementation including AWS. Azure and more.

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