Privileged User Monitoring

Privileged User Monitoring, Privileged Access Management and DLP Technology to Protect Your Data & IT Systems

Monitor Privileged Users & Vendors with Teramind

Privileged users have access to your core IT systems, network, applications, and data. The threats associated with privileged user accounts can be incredibly difficult to detect before they cause damage.

Privileged users have a significant advantage over external attackers. In addition to already having access to privileged systems, they are aware of their organization’s policies, procedures, and technology and vulnerabilities.

Threats associated with privileged user accounts are one of the biggest threats facing businesses today. Stolen or hacked privileged accounts are also the number one choice for many external criminals looking to gain access to otherwise ‘secure’ systems.

The complexity and constantly changing world of IT has made privileged access monitoring a necessity for every business. Threats associated with privileged user accounts are becoming more complex every day. Teramind’s privileged user monitoring can be a part of your company’s critical security strategy.

Protect Your Sensitive Data with Privileged Access Monitoring

Teramind’s real-time privileged user monitoring and data loss prevention solutions help you monitor privileged users to automatically detect anomalous behavior and suspicious activity.

Suspicious behavior can signal a compromised or malicious privileged user. For example: creation of back-door accounts, transmission of sensitive data outside the company, etc.

Teramind’s Intelligent Policy & Rules Engine then automatically enforces data protection and access control rules. The rules prevent compromised users from data exfiltration, IP theft, fraud, industrial espionage, sabotage, and other malicious attempts.

With Teramind Privileged User Monitoring, you can conduct threat analysis, forensic investigation, and security auditing. The privileged user access monitoring tools also have complete session recording, metadata analysis, and immutable logging features.

Finally, extend your privileged user security coverage with built-in integration. Security information, event management (SIEM), and threat analytics systems are all included in privileged access monitoring.

With Teramind’s privileged user monitoring, you can:

  • Identify and track all privileged users, including system administrators, DBAs, network engineers, system architects, developers, IT auditors, remote users, third-party vendors, etc.
  • Implement a ‘zero-trust’ data loss prevention (DLP) strategy utilizing activity, system-access, schedule, and content-based rules.
  • Create monitoring and access profiles based on a user’s role, separation of duties, existing Active Directory Group Policy, or on a need-to-know basis.
  • Audit privileged sessions with immutable logs, session recording and real-time alerts, and notifications to detect credential sharing and other abuse of root accounts.
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Industry Statistics Show the Need for Privileged User Activity Monitoring

Privileged Users Pose the Biggest Insider Threat and Security Risk

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


Risk Comes from Internal Privileged Users


Risk Comes from Contractors & Consultants

Majority of Enterprise Breaches Involve Privileged Accounts

A survey of 1,000 IT decision makers in the U.S. and the U.K. confirms that 74% of enterprise breaches involved privileged accounts. Source: Centrify.


Enterprise Breaches Involved Privileged Credential Abuse


Companies Were Breached Five or More Times

Hackers See Privileged Accounts as the Best Route to Sensitive Data

1/3 of respondents at the 2021 Black Hat conference said privileged accounts was the best choice to get access to critical data. Source: Infosecurity Magazine.


Of Hackers’ No.1 Choice is Privileged Accounts


Believe Traditional Security is Obsolete

Most Businesses Expect the Risk of Privileged User Abuse to Increase

According to 650+ North American respondents, 70% think privileged users access confidential data for no discernible business need. Source: Sila.


Think Access Privilege is Being Misused


Think the Risk Will Continue to Increase

Tools Available on Teramind for Privileged User Monitoring

Teramind Privileged User Monitoring Protects You from Insider Threats and Data Loss Incidents

System-Wide Monitoring & Control

Teramind’s privileged user monitoring visually records every action that a privileged user makes on your IT systems, including endpoints, servers/terminal servers, network, and the Cloud.

Teramind’s covers over 12 systems, including:

  • Web
  • Apps
  • Email
  • File transfers

Use privileged user security to uncover what your users are up to, both online and offline. Each object can be configured to consider what needs to be monitored and who has access to the monitored records.

This feature of privileged user security allows for instant administrative oversight in respect to all user activity while complying with any privacy requirements.

Intelligent Policy & Rule Engine

The core of Teramind’s privileged access monitoring platform is its automation. Teramind comes with hundreds of pre-defined policies and rules.

For example, privileged user monitoring comes with:

  • Block email containing sensitive keywords
  • Stop uploading of a confidential document
  • Detect screen capture
  • Prevent use of external drives

The templates cover virtually every use case of data loss prevention, insider threat detection, compliance requirements, and privileged user security. Just pick a policy or rule template, and all the data definition, content source, and the condition will be set automatically for you to edit.

Real-Time Alerts and Notifications

Real-time alerts from the privileged user access monitoring system show what rules were broken. Privileged user monitoring will also tell you when and by whom the rule was broken. You’ll also receive a report on what action was taken and the context.

An important aspect of privileged user security is instant warning or scheduled notification emails. Automatic messages will be sent on any suspicious user activity.//

Search for all users or a particular user or group activity. Or, set up a monitoring widget on the dashboard for real-time privileged user monitoring updates of the online employees.

Behavioral Anomaly Detection

Define what constitutes dangerous or harmful user behavior within privileged access monitoring. Teramind will automatically detect when a user, department, or group deviates from their normal parameters. Teramind’s privileged user security can also tell when acceptable risk levels are exceeded.

Teramind can detect anomalies in:

  • Applications
  • Emails
  • Network
  • File activities
  • Printing

Use privileged user monitoring to immediately get notified about harmful user activity. From there, you can lock out users or take remote control of the compromised system. You can stop malicious or fraudulent attempts before they’re made.

Remote Desktop Control

Privileged access monitoring allows you to instantly take away a user's ability to access a desktop. Teramind's remote control feature gives you the ability to remove users, contain activity, and eliminate threats associated with privileged user accounts.

Remote control can be started by simply clicking on the remote icon on all live sessions. Override all manual inputs by a user to prevent sensitive data from being altered and data breaches from occurring.

Authentication and Access Control

Role Based Access Control (RBAC), authentication and segregated privileges prevent unauthorized access or sharing of confidential data. You can set up an access account for each privileged user that is going to need authorized clearance and easily track what each user is doing at any given time.

With group profiles, you can create different access levels based on departments, job function, or source of access (i.e. remote/third-party etc.). Then use privileged access monitoring to see what information and system resources each group can access.

Session Recording and Audit

Teramind visually records every action that a user makes while on a machine, allowing for both live viewing and past recordings. Extensive metadata and fast indexing from privileged user monitoring allow past incidents to be searched and retrieved in seconds.

With Teramind’s privileged user monitoring, you’ll have access to optional audio support. Audio support records both outputs and inputs. Any audio coming from speakers and microphones is captured by the privileged user monitoring system. Recorded files can be exported and downloaded as MP4 files.

Immutable session logs and system logs can be exported as PDF/CSV files. They can also be sent to a log monitoring and analytics software like LogRhythm.

Risk Analysis and Mitigation

Teramind has a dedicated Risk dashboard where supervisors can conduct an organization-wide risk assessment. Risk can be profiled by users, departments, or by content.

Reports can be derived by severity of risks or by how many times security violations occurred. Unique Risk Scores within the privileged user monitoring system help you identify high-risk users or policies. Risk scores can be used to develop plans for treating risks.

IAM/PAM/SIEM Integration

Event triggers and logs from Teramind can be sent to SIEM and other analytics tools such as:

  • HP ArcSight
  • Splunk
  • IBM QRadar
  • McAfee Enterprise Security Manager
  • LogRhythm
  • NetIQ Sentinel, etc.

Teramind privileged user monitoring allows 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 access/identity management (IAM/PAM) applications to create a single sign on (SSO) policy or share logs.

Privileged User Monitoring 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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