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Activity Monitor 5.0 released

January 6th, 2010
  • new: secure connection between Monitor and Agents using SSL. All monitoring data is securely encrypted for network transfer
  • new: redesigned architecture that makes the software more reliable, secure, scalable, and easier to add new features in future
  • new: more than one Monitor can connect to the same Agent computer and simultaneously watch activity in real time
  • new: connect to a remote computer when no user is logged on. Screen tab will show a logon screen. You can use such commands as Turn Off, Restart Computer, Transfer Files from Agent, Change password
  • new: download logs when no user is logged on to monitored computers. If a user logs off from Windows at the end of a day before leaving, Monitor can still collect logs and screenshots
  • new: filter in Agents list view: Show Only Online Agents/Only Offline/Show All
  • new: improved reliability of Agent service. If monitoring process stops due to crash it will restart automatically and monitoring continues
  • new: full usage of multi-core capabilities of modern CPUs for improved performance and UI responsiveness
  • new: Agent uses less memory (RAM) and CPU resources
  • new: Agent uses only one TCP port #15163 and one UDP port #15164 for communications. This makes it easier to setup firewall exceptions. In firewall rule for Agent allow all network activity for amsvc.exe process. Such rule is created automatically in Windows Firewall during setup
  • new: support of Google Chrome browser for Internet monitoring
  • new: collecting recordings in Activity Monitor from remote computers silently in background without popping up Download progress window
  • new: uninstall Agent remotely on any OS and not dependent on what user is logged on
  • new: support of Windows 7
  • new: view user activity in remote desktop (RDP) sessions on the monitored computer. This means you can now monitor even when user logs in to his office computer remotely from home.
  • new: monitored users can not see files with recordings. There are no access rights to files with recordings that are temporarily kept on their computers
  • new: Licensing change: now the license is required also for computers where monitoring part of the software is installed, i.e. for manager’s PC. For example, to monitor 10 employee computers by 2 managers from their computers an organization needs 12 computers license

SoftActivity TS Monitor 1.2 released

August 14th, 2009
  • fix: on some computers caused connection errors in Outlook to MS Exchange server
  • fix: user log-on and log-off events where not recorded
  • fix: several minor fixes

SoftActivity TS Monitor 1.1 released

June 21st, 2009
  • new: added support of Windows Server 2003 x64. Now supports all x32 and x64 editions of Server 2003/2008
  • fix: some users from domain where not recorded
  • fix: after installation sometimes following error appeared: error in RPC communication with domain controller.
  • fix: sometimes caused no connection error in MS Outlook with Exchange server

SoftActivity TS Monitor: Protects Your Critical Data by Monitoring User Activity on Terminal Server

June 1st, 2009

New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada – June 2, 2009 – Deep Software Inc. today announced the release of SoftActivity TS Monitor, a comprehensive solution that enables administrators to monitor user activity in Windows Terminal Server sessions.

The threat of attack from insiders is both real and substantial. According to a study conducted by the United States Secret Service and CERT, 32% of all electronic crimes in which the perpetrator could be identified were committed by insiders. Additionally, companies must contend with an increasing volume of legislation which requires that they take action to protect the data that their networks hold against unauthorized disclosure. Preventing outsiders from accessing that data is relatively straightforward, but preventing insiders from accessing and disclosing it can be far from straightforward.

“While it is reasonably easy for a company to secure its network against external threats, securing it against internal threats can be much more challenging,” said Yuri Martsinovsky, CEO of Deep Software. “Security is only as strong as the weakest link and, in many cases, the weakest link is the lack of control which companies have over the actions of their employees. While firewalls and intrusion prevention and detection systems can stop outsiders accessing your data, they cannot stop insiders passing your data to outsiders.”

SoftActivity TS Monitor has an extensive set of logging and report options that help companies mitigate insider threats:

TS Monitor logs every action performed by local and remote users during Terminal Server sessions. The product records

  • Screenshots of user actions
  • Used applications
  • Sent and received email
  • Web browsing history
  • Both sides of IM conversations
  • And more

TS Monitor enables administrators and managers to:

  • View detailed reports on the server usage
  • See when users logged on and log off the server
  • View a list of the most used applications and visited websites
  • See exactly what was typed in any application
  • Replay a slideshow of user actions

TS Monitor compliments Deep Software’s Activity Monitor, a solution that enables managers and administrators to monitor employee workstations on a LAN. With TS Monitor, companies can now also record their Terminal Server’s usage. SoftActivity TS Monitor supports Windows Server 2003, 2008 and Citrix.

Pricing and Availability

TS Monitor is available now. Pricing is dependent on number of monitored users and decreases with volume – a 10 user license costs $449.90. Licenses include 1 year of updates and unlimited technical support.

About Deep Software Inc.

Based in New Westminster, BC, Canada, Deep Software Inc. specializes in the development of industry-leading security and web analytics solutions for government agencies, large enterprises, small and medium-sized businesses, as well as home PC users.

For more information and to obtain a free trial version of SoftActivity TS Monitor, please visit https://www.softactivity.com/softactivity-ts-monitor/

Internet Home Monitoring: Internet Tracking Program, Tracking Internet Usage

February 23rd, 2009

Internet is an amazing resource both for educational and entertainment purposes but at the same time it has the potential of being very harmful especially to a child’s safety and security. As there are many sites containing things inappropriate for children, various Internet home monitoring tools designed for tracking Internet usage are highly demanded products today. If you need to monitor home network computers to know exactly what your children do online, SoftActivity is ready to offer you SoftActivity Keylogger – all-in-one spyware for the effective parental control.

Our advanced Internet tracking program allows you to secretly track all computer and online activities on the local network without being detected. This powerful Internet home monitoring software is designed specially for tracking Internet usage of your children including typed keystrokes and passwords, incoming and outgoing emails, downloaded files, programs and many other aspects to ensure you have the full control you need to keep your children safe online.

In addition, our full-featured Internet tracking program monitors home network computers with the help of completely invisible key logger module that secretly records performed activities on your computer system in your absence. Moreover, our Internet tracking tool allows saving all recorded information in a special log file that can be automatically delivered to your email address.

Actually, there are many reasons why you may need to have an Internet tracking program on a computer your children use. But you may rest assured that SoftActivity Keylogger is the only tool you may need for tracking Internet use and online behavior of your kids when you are not at home.