SoftActivity Monitor Overview. User monitoring for business

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Nobody would ever need computer monitoring software if everyone was hard-working and trustworthy, like you.

Sadly, your people are out of control. They’re on Facebook. Looking for designer shoes on eBay. Watching funny cat videos. Conquering a Massive Multiplayer kingdom. Even worse, confidential information is leaking outside your network – but who did it?

You don’t have time to babysit them at their computers – and spending valuable IT time investigating these trouble-makers is prohibitive. You’ve got a business to run!

Get the Computer Monitoring Software that Works

Monitor every PC on your Local Area Network. Whether you’re monitoring company workstations or university campus network users, catch them in the act. Show them the proof. Take action. SoftActivity Monitor lets you:

  • Monitor Without Them Knowing. View their computers in real time – from your own PC. SoftActivity Monitor works invisibly, without slowing down their PCs.
  • Track websites visited. Tom from accounting was on Facebook for 3 hours a day, every day this week? Let him explain that to HR.
  • Record their e-mails. End workplace harassment, IP theft and more.
  • Record keystrokes in work apps, emails, websites and IM chats in real time. See what’s happening as it’s happening.
  • View multiple computers at the same time in your network. See disasters coming and prevent them from happening.
  • Generate reports and schedule screen captures. Then show the bad guys the evidence. Even better, show everyone.
  • Protect against insider threats. Your employees could be putting your company at risk.

Questions about monitoring employees? Read our comprehensive employee monitoring guide.

Read why you need to monitor your staff in our white paper

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Operating systems: Windows 10, 8, 7, Server 2016/2012/2008 (32- and 64-bit editions). System Requirements


You can easily have a look at any user’s desktop in real time. Dashboard shows at a glance live view of remote screens, like a security camera: Screenshot


View their web surfing history. Recording of all URLs visited in any browser including social media, webmail and other websites. Screenshot

SoftActivity even records when a user is browsing in Incognito/InPrivate mode, or clears their web browser history.

Top Websites report by total time spent for every user in your network.

User testimonials

Jon DeVito , CTO, Amiee Lynn, USA

"From the first minute we installed Activity Monitor, we cut out half the time I was spending monitoring people manually."

J.S. , A-Legal, USA

"This software is so effective, we’ve been using it for over a decade!"


Monitor programs usage activity in real time. With this feature lets you know what applications and for how long your users run during the day.

Top Programs report shows in what applications users spend the most time.

Programs usage log with time stamps and screenshots for every user: Screenshot

This employee monitoring tool records local and remote sessions, such as RDP/RDS, TeamViewer, LogmeIn, and others on your computers. Monitor your remote employees

Web Console for Admins and Supervisors

View PC activity reports for all computers and users in a convenient Web Console using a web browser. Webapp server is installed on-premise.

Access control: web console accounts for multiple supervisors/managers with limited access only for viewing certain users or groups.

Dashboard with company-wide stats of computer usage: top used programs, websites, most active users Search reports and filter by date, computer, user or a group.

Export reports to HTML for printing or saving as PDF, or to Excel (in CSV format) for advanced analysis  and reporting.


If a user breaks company’s computer use policy, their supervisor or the admin gets an instant alert notification.

Admin can create alert rules based employee activity, such visited websites, used applications, files or typed keystrokes. Screenshot

A set of pre-defined rules is supplied for popular social media, video websites and other unproductive categories, copying of files to USB etc.

Get alerts by email and view policy violations in the web console. Spend less time monitoring users and take action at the right time when it matters.

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Employee monitoring software

Track User Attendance

Record attendance of the company’s employees. Time tracking of user sessions with the following information for each work session:

  • Log in, log off timestamps for tracking work hours
  • Computer and user name
  • Session duration
  • Top 5 used programs
  • Top 5 visited websites
  • Total number of typed keystrokes
  • Complete timeline of screenshots

Complete history of email and IM communications

Record Emails sent and received by employees on their computers. View emails from all users in Web Console. Supported email systems:

  • Microsoft Outlook with Microsoft Exchange® accounts;
  • Microsoft Outlook with POP3/SMTP/IMAP accounts via SSL or unsecured;
  • View Webmail messages on series of screenshots on Top Websites tab in Web Console, and in a keystrokes log

Records their Skype chats including sent and received messages. Note: currently  the latest version 8.x of Skype for Desktop is not supported.

Chat in other messengers can be seen on series of screenshots in Top Programs report

Track typed keystrokes in real time

View keystrokes typed by users in real time on your screen with our employee monitoring software. Passwords, emails, chat conversations – you have the full picture!

SoftActivity’s keylogger technology supports all international characters and allows monitoring keystrokes in English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Cyrillic, and any other languages

IntelliSnap™ technology for screenshots

The system takes snapshots of the remote PC screen with SoftActivity’s IntelliSnap™ technology. Easy monitoring of employee activity without your presence.

Screenshots recorded on all network computers are stored in a single centralized location on the main computer/server.

View history of browsing for each visited website as series of screenshots. Easy to track their Facebook, Webmail (such as Gmail, Yahoo mail,, etc), Google searches, web-based IM, chats, forums. Screenshot

Filter screenshots by an active application or a website: Screenshot

IntelliSnap™ technology takes screenshots based on user actions, versus just time intervals. You will see a copy of employee screen for every visited web page, every sent or received email or instant message.

View screens of all computers in your LAN

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Powerful server database

SoftActivity Web Console is powered by PostgreSQL high-performance opensource database server for storing activity logs collected from the monitored computers. It allows to store large amount of data on premise.

PostgreSQL database server is included in SoftActivity Monitor installation package and runs on premise on a customer’s server or admin’s PC. Customers have an option to use their existing PostgreSQL server installed on Unix or Windows platform.

SoftActivity Monitor Server application downloads activity logs from Agents into the Central Log Database. Logs do not consume a lot of disk space on on the monitored computers.

Record access to sensitive files

Trace and prevent information theft by employees.

Track possible file theft by employees on USB flash drives or external HDD’s

View what documents they open and save Track files they download from Internet, upload or attach to emails

Monitor all types of drives: local, network, flash/thumb drives, hard drives connected by USB or Firewire 1394 Monitor selected folders that contain sensitive files.

View all file operations such as Read, Write, Delete, Rename, Move

Completely secure employee monitoring

Only authorized managers and supervisors can connect to a remote computer or log in to the on-premise Web Console to view employee activity.

Network communications are encrypted with SSL Central Log Database is securely stored in PostgreSQL server installed on-premise.

No data flows outside of your company’s network – it’s not cloud based

Logs that temporarily stored on monitored employee computers are encrypted, so users cannot see or modify them.

Not detected as a threat by most antivirus products. Although we recommend to add an antivirus exclusion to avoid future detection

Stealth technology

SoftActivity stealth technology makes our PC monitoring software completely invisible for monitored users:

  • No files on a hard drive, no processes in Task Manager or services in Windows are visible to monitored users.
  • No icons on the Desktop or Start menu, no windows displayed, no traces of monitoring tools.
  • Admin can install Agent remotely and silently on the monitored computers and start tracking users in seconds.
  • You can invisibly monitor employee computers of even advanced users such as IT staff, developers or system administrators.

Protect your company from employee fraud

Store all their communications history

Remote deployment

Network Administrator can easily and quickly install Agent, a client part of the software, remotely to multiple monitored computers, invisibly for users.

Mass-deploy Agent application to monitored employee computers in your Active Directory Domain via Group Policy or a Powershell script.

Install Agent locally by running an installation file. Optionally, include installed Agent into an OS image for Virtual Desktop (VDI) deployments.

Agent application uses minimal resources of a monitored computer, such CPU, memory, battery life and drive space with no impact on the users experience.

Control over the networked computers

View remote running applications, including system processes. Start or terminate apps remotely.

Turn off or restart computers remotely, or log off a user, and more

Supports multiple users & departments

SoftActivity Monitor is used in small businesses with a simple LAN as well as in large corporations with multiple departments and physical locations.

Multiple managers in a company can track users in their departments. Create accounts for managers in Web Console and assign access to users or groups.

In addition, Monitor console desktop app can be installed on a manager’s computer for real time viewing.

An employee’s computer can be monitored by more than one supervisor at the same time from their workstations in real time. View how to setup SoftActivity Monitor in your network architecture

International & Multi-lingual app

SoftActivity employee monitoring software can record and display emails, chats, keystrokes and all reports in any language. SoftActivity Monitor is a unicode program.

User interface is available in these languages: English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, Portuguese Brazil, Russian. Web Console: English language only.

Increase your staff productivity

Record employee Internet use