Remote Employee Monitoring

Remote Work Monitoring Software for Security and Productivity

Remote Employee Monitoring Software is the Future of Work

Remote work in all sectors has been steadily rising over the years even before the pandemic hit. According to a Global Workplace Analytics report, regular work-at-home has grown 173% since 2005.

By 2025, an estimated 70% of the workforce will become a remote workforce. Forecasting by Lister projects that most employees will be working remotely at least five days a month.

Remote work has been a global phenomenon too. A study released by IWG found that 70% of professionals work away from the office at least once a week. 53% of workers work at home at least half of the week.

Remote work is favorable to both employees and employers. More and more companies are embracing a ‘remote first’ and ‘agile team’ philosophy – including Teramind! A Gartner CFO survey reveals that 74% of the executives plan to shift some employees to remote work permanently.

There are many ideal factors to remote work. For instance, remote work can boost productivity while significantly reducing the costs of office space and other accouterments. As a result, many companies are embracing remote work culture.

But that’s not to say that remote work is without its own set of problems. Remote work has its own set of challenges including:

  • Communication challenge
  • Loss of employee productivity
  • Lack of supervision
  • Feelings of alienation
  • High turnover rate
  • Monitoring employees

In a world that is going increasingly more remote, it's important to have the right remote employee monitoring software in place.

Fortunately, with the right strategy and remote employee monitoring software you can effectively monitor your remote workers. With Teramind’s remote employee monitoring software, you can identify and address issues. By addressing issues you’ll fully reap the benefits of a distributed team.

Teramind Ensures Productivity and Security for Your Off-Site Teams

Organizations can use Teramind’s all-inclusive remote employee monitoring software to track time and engagement. With the ability to monitor work from home employees you can also manage projects, reduce expenses and ensure overall productivity.

Additionally, Teramind’s automated Policy & Rules Engine enforces security best practices. Your organization will be defended from theft, sabotage, and other threats both intentional or accidental.

With Teramind’s remote work monitoring you can:

  • Monitor virtually all remote user activity and behavior
  • Manage schedule, track time, projects, tasks and expenses
  • Monitor work from home employees with comparative metrics
  • Remotely view and control user desktop
  • Enforce security policy and rules even when the user is offline
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Industry Statistics Show Why Companies Need Remote Employee Monitoring

Companies Continue to be Remote

During the COVID-19 pandemic, 41.8% of the Americans workforce remains fully remote. 56.8% were working remote partially. Source: Upwork.


of Americans Work Remotely At Least Partially

Many Companies Lack Tools & Policy for Remote Work

While remote work is becoming more commonplace on an individual level, companies still have work to do to support distributed teams. Source: Upwork


of Companies Lack a Remote Work Policy

Remote Work Makes Cybersecurity Vital

In a recent survey, 85% of all respondents reported that cybersecurity is extremely important or more important than before the pandemic. Source: Cisco


Agree That Cyber Security is More Important Than Before

Engagement is Critical for Remote Worker Productivity

70% of remote employees feel left out of the workplace.due to lack of knowledge sharing and communication practices. Source: Igloo.


Remote Employees Feel Left Out of the Workplace

Remote Work Monitoring Leads to Successfully Managed Off-Site Teams

Get Complete Visibility on All Remote User Activity

Teramind’s remote employee monitoring software visually records every action that all remote users make. Even third-party vendors and external contractors can be recorded using remote work monitoring services. They can be on a local machine, remote domain, servers or terminal servers.

Teramind’s remote employee monitoring software tracks virtually all system objects including:

  • Web
  • Apps
  • Email
  • File transfers
  • Networks

Monitor work from home employees and uncover what users are up to both online and offline. Each object can be configured to take into consideration what needs to be monitored. You can also control who has access to the monitored records.//

This feature of the remote employee monitoring software allows for instant administrative oversight. All user activity can be tracked while also still complying with any privacy requirements that may be in place.

Increase Productivity of Your Off-Site Workforce

With Teramind, monitor work from home employees as well as those in the office. Then aggregate that data to produce detailed metrics, such as:

  • A breakdown of work-related vs. non-work-related tasks.
  • Minute-to-minute trend graphs showing how much time is spent on specific projects.
  • Prioritize important projects and ensure your team is focused on them.
  • Use the various productivity reports to track progress and adjust tasks to ensure they meet their productivity goals.

Reduce Administrative Overhead

With Teramind’s remote working monitoring software built-in administrative features, clerical tasks can be automated or made efficient.

For example, with Teramind’s remote work monitoring you can:

  • Setup schedules and automatically track attendance, breaks, sick hours, late shifts, absence etc.
  • Track the time, performance and cost for projects with remote contractors and hourly remote employees. With the proper remote employee monitoring software, you’ll reduce the need for manual invoicing and oversight.
  • Reduce project supervision by automatically identifying tasks based on employee apps and web usage.

Increase Remote Worker Engagement

Develop your own KPIs and metrics to measure remote employee engagement: how many hours are your home-based workers active? Maybe they’re spending too much time on social media because you are not there to see them?

Getting buried under Emails? You can track employee performance over time and see if they are on a decreasing trend. Identify the cause of disengagement and then systematically address them.

For example:

  • Address communication issues by identifying which methods works best for your remote team (i.e. email/phone/IM).
  • Reduce time spent on developing performance reviews by automatically identifying high performing vs laggards.
  • Provide continuous, automated feedback based on their behavior & activity.

Optimize Workflows and Reduce Cost

The remote employee monitoring software can track employee active vs idle time. You can send automated notifications to remote workers if they are idling excessively.

With payroll reports and activity category breakdown, you can build an accurate estimate of which type of work takes how much time. You can then set your team’s deliverables accordingly reducing slack times and overtime hours.

Using the remote work monitoring software’s device monitoring feature, you can implement policies. For example, setting a limit on printers to reduce paper and ink waste.

Improve Time Management

Using the remote work monitoring software you can save time and reduce supervision. Teramind Revealed Agent lets remote users identify and track what projects/tasks they’re working on.//

Use built-in scheduler to track attendance. With remote work monitoring you’ll receive alerts when users deviate from their scheduled work hours.

Additionally, Teramind has integration support for all your favorite project management tools like JIRA, Trello, BaseCamp, Redmine etc.

Detect Suspicious Behavior with Automated Policies & Rules

For proper remote employee monitoring, you should define dangerous and harmful user behavior. Teramind’s sophisticated anomaly engine will automatically detect when an employee deviates from their normal parameters or exceeds acceptable risk levels.

The remote employee monitoring software can detect anomalies in applications, emails, network, file activities and more. Immediately get notified about harmful user activity, lock out users or take remote control. You’ll be able to stop a compromised system before any malicious or fraudulent attempts are made.

Use Remote Desktop Control for Security and Training

Teramind’s remote work monitoring will allow you to take away a user’s ability to access a desktop. The remote control feature gives you access to manually override an account and remove users. Any dangerous activity is contained and 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.

Monitor and Audit Remote Logins and Network Activity

All remote users connected to your business network are monitored by the Teramind’s remote employee monitoring software. Administrators will have access to remote employees’:

  • Identity
  • Computer/Domain
  • Time
  • Exact IPs and Ports
  • Network, etc.

Additionally, automated networking rules can alert administrators when suspicious remote user activity is detected. A few examples include:

  • Repeated connection attempts,
  • Initiation of specific root processes,
  • Use of suspicious connection protocols,
  • Login sessions at abnormal hours, etc.

Network monitoring allows administrators to block connections or data transmissions from a remote user for individual IP addresses or computers.

Build a Security Sandbox for Unsanctioned Remote Users

Teramind allows you to create virtual servers on Windows, VMware Horizon etc. Utilizing this capability you can set up a Terminal Server for your remote vendors or contractors. The Teramind Agent can then be installed on the server for better remote work monitoring.

Users can then login to the server using RDP keeping out of your internal network and repositories. The remote employee monitoring software can record activities separately, restrict access, or take control of the server. In case of an incident keeping the rest of your business immune to disruption.

Remote Employee 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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