Insider Threat Detection & Prevention

Protect Your Data and IP with Teramind's Insider Threat Monitoring, Detection 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 and any potential harm caused by them are referred to as Insider Threats. Being insiders, these users have access to the sensitive data and proprietary information including IP, trade secrets, customer and employee data, and more.

No organization is fully immune to insider threats. According to a report published by Ernst & Young and IBM, there’s a 74% perceived risk of cyber breach and insider misuse in the financial services industry; followed by 64% in consumer, retail and wholesale; 55% in tech and entertainment, and 56% in power and utilities.One of the main reasons why insider threat is so prevalent is because it’s hard to detect.

Dealing with insider threats requires a different strategy from other cybersecurity challenges because their inherent nature is different. Insiders have a significant advantage over external attackers. In addition to already having access to privileged systems, they are not only aware of their organization’s policies, procedures, and technology; they are also aware of the vulnerabilities.

Teramind: Detect, Prevent and Respond to Insider Threats with a Single Solution

Teramind’s insider threat detection and data loss prevention solution uses real-time user activity monitoring to detect early signs of insider threats. While Its behavior-based rules engine provides active defense from all kinds of malicious insider activity like data leak and exfiltration, IP theft, fraud, industrial espionage, sabotage and other risks.

Conduct threat analysis, forensic investigation and auditing utilizing Teramind’s unique Intelligent Session Mining with video and audio recording, complete metadata alerts, keylogging and other powerful features. 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 Insider Threats
According to a report, the main reason for insider caused incidents are different forms of collusion from internal and external users. Source: CERT.


Insider-Insider Collusion


Insider-Outsider Collusion

User Privilege Puts Sensitive Data at Risk
According to a survey of 400,000 member online, user privilege and increased sensitive data are main risk enablers. Source: Cybersecurity Insiders.


Excess Privilege


Increased Amount of Sensitive Data

IT Security Pros are Worried About Insider Threats
When asked to assess their organization’s vulnerability to insider threats, 90% of cybersecurity professionals said they felt vulnerable. Source: Cybersecurity Insiders.


Feel Vulnerable to Insider Threats

The Average Cost of Insider Threats is in Millions
A 12-month benchmark of 159 companies found the average cost of insider threats to be $8.76 million. Source: Ponemon Institute.


Benchmarked Average Cost of Insider Threats

Teramind Insider Threat Prevention 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 its powerful user activity monitoring and data loss prevention (DLP) capabilities, Teramind is able to help organizations prevent insider threats and data breach incidents with ease.


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


Teramind leverages its activity monitoring and data loss prevention capabilities to defend confidential information from unauthorized access, sharing, attack and misuse.


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


Real-time notification and immediate actions proactively defend against data exfiltration, malicious or accidental insider threats and data breaches. In case of an incident, pinpoint the exact cause and source of the incident with readily available forensic data.


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 user activity, 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 document gets printed etc. All these features can help minimize information exfiltration and data leaks.

Investigate Threat Incidents and Conduct Forensic Analysis and Audit

Detailed alerts for all users can be viewed including any breach events and what actions were taken. Warning messages can be configured to inform the users about nonconformity as it pertains to handling sensitive data. Influence 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

Teramind 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, such as 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. Warning messages can be configured to inform the 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.

Flexible Deployment Options

On-premise - control the Teramind implementation in its entirety, stay off-cloud if that’s your firm’s operational model, 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, Google Cloud, Azure and more.

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.

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