Privileged User Monitoring

Activity 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. Since such users have access to elevated credentials, it can be incredibly difficult to detect a malicious privileged user before they have caused damage already. These 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. Stolen or hacked privileged accounts are also the number one choice for many external criminals looking for gaining access to otherwise ‘secure’ systems.

For all of these reasons and the increasing complexity of IT environment, privileged user monitoring, identity verification and privileged access management are becoming critical components in an organization’s security strategy.

Protect Your Sensitive Data, IP and IT Systems from Compromised Privileged Users with Teramind

Teramind’s real-time user activity monitoring and data loss prevention solutions help you monitor privileged users to automatically detect anomalous behavior and suspicious activity that 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 on the compromised privileged user to prevent data exfiltration, IP theft, fraud, industrial espionage, sabotage and other malicious attempts.

With Teramind Privileged User Monitoring, conduct threat analysis, forensic investigation and security auditing using complete session recording and metadata analysis and immutable logging features. Finally, extend your security coverage with built-in integration with security information and event management (SIEM) and threat analytics systems. 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

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

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

Privileged Users are One of the Biggest Security Risks
In a recent survey, 55% mention that privileged IT users/admins pose the biggest insider security risk to their organization. Source: Crowd Research Partners.


Of Companies Say Privileged Users are Their Biggest Insider Threat

Systems Logs and User Data are Critical for Security Analytics
47% IT pros think login data and 41% think private activities on coproprate devices are most important from a security point of view. Source: Cynet.


Login Date and Time


Private User Activity on Company Devices

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 visually records every action that a privileged user makes on your IT systems including endpoints, servers/terminal servers, network and the Cloud for 12+ system objects like: web, apps, email, file transfers, etc. Uncover what your users are up to both online and offline. Each object can be configured to take into consideration what needs to be monitored and who has access to the monitored records. This allows for instant administrative oversight in respect to all user activity while complying with any privacy requirements.

Intelligent Policy & Rules Engine

The core of the Teramind platform is its automation. Teramind comes with hundreds of pre-defined policies and rules. For example: block email containing sensitive keywords, stop uploading of a confidential document, detect screen capture, prevent use of external drives etc. The templates cover virtually every use case of data loss prevention, insider threat detection and compliance requirements. Just pick a policy or rule template and all the data definition, content source, condition will be set automatically for you to edit.

Real-Time Alerts and Notifications

Real-time alerts and trend reports show what rules were broken, when, by whom, what action was taken and the context. Receive instant warning or scheduled notification emails of suspicious user activity. Search for all users or a particular user or group activity. Or, setup a monitoring widget on the dashboard for real-time update of the online employees.

Behavioral Anomaly Detection

Define what constitutes dangerous or harmful user behavior and Teramind’s sophisticated anomaly engine will automatically detect when a user, department or group deviates from their normal parameters or exceeds acceptable risk levels. Teramind can detect anomalies in applications, emails, network, file activities, printing and more. Immediately get notified about harmful user activity, lock out user or take remote control of the compromised system before any malicious or fraudulent attempts are made.

Remote Desktop Control

A user's ability to access a desktop can be instantly taken away by putting Teramind's remote control feature to use. Manually overriding an account removes the user from the equation, ensuring that activity is contained, and potential threats are eliminated. 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

Identity based authentication and segregated access control prevents unauthorized access or sharing of confidential data. You can setup 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.) and then define 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 pas recordings. Extensive meta data and fast indexing allows past incidents to be searched and retrieved in seconds. Optional audio support for the recording of both sound outputs and inputs, ensuring that all audio coming from speakers and microphones is captured. Recorded files can be exported and downloaded as MP4 files. Immutable session logs and systems logs can be exported as PDF/CSV file or sent to a log monitoring and analytics software like LogRythm.

Risk Analysis and Mitigation

Teramind has a dedicated Risk dashboard where supervisors can conduct 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 helps you identify high-risk users or policies so that plans can be developed for treating the risks.

IAM/PAM/SIEM Integration

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

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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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