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11 Ways That User Monitoring Software Improves Productivity

October 4th, 2021

Productivity software can save companies thousands of dollars annually. Poor productivity is widespread and comes from a mixture of many things, including poor management, low morale, inefficient workflows, and negative company culture. 

Without monitoring software, your company has no way of knowing whether you have good productivity and an efficient workforce or low productivity. By improving productivity visibility, tracking, and metrics, you can glean better insight into your company and employee performance

Here are 11 ways that user monitoring software can improve employee productivity and why you need to implement one now.

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How Activity Monitoring Improves Your Company’s Security

September 27th, 2021

Every business has something of value that can be stolen. The unfortunate reality of our online world is that most customer data, employee data, and critical business information is available online as long as you know how to access it. 

Computer hackers attempt to steal company data every day, and luckily so many of our systems already in place online, like cloud networks, are designed to protect against attacks. Unfortunately, some hackers get through.

With the growth of ransomware during the COVID-19 pandemic and the slow growth of the Shadow IT network and the Internet of Things, businesses need to do everything to improve their security. 

One effective way is through activity monitoring software. This article will dive into what activity monitoring is and how it can drastically improve your company’s security. 

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10 Ways to Mitigate Insider Data Loss Prevention Risks

September 20th, 2021

Insider threats are caused by insiders who have critical access to your company’s data and security network. Therefore, businesses need to take steps to mitigate insider threats, making it harder for data to leak or be stolen from your company. 

Data loss prevention (DLP) tactics can mitigate the risks associated with insider data loss. 

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Do I Really Need To Worry About Insider Threats?

September 13th, 2021

Every company collects sensitive data of some sort. Whether you have to collect payment data to process a transaction or you have sensitive customer information, like personally identifiable information (PII), hackers or malicious employees might find ways to smuggle that data out of your company and into the hands of bad actors. 

You may not even realize that the data your company holds on to is valuable. Well, it is, and you should protect it from all kinds of potential threats and attacks. 

There are two main types of attacks on data: data breaches and insider threats. Many companies agree that their data should be protected against data breaches, and they implement antivirus or firewall software. However, you may not realize that you need to protect against insider threats as well.

Here’s what you need to know about insider threats and the impact they can have on your business:

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What Activity Monitoring Features Do You Need?

September 6th, 2021

You run a tight organization, and you make sure that all your team is working hard towards your company mission. However, it’s challenging to stay on top of your team at all times. You don’t know if they are truly working when they say they are. 

You also might have a large team, making it harder to a) monitor them without monitoring tools and b) watch your data to make sure it’s safe. 

With so many people coming and going within your organization, either physically or on the network, keeping track of your employees, personnel, users, and data is a challenging task. 

User activity monitoring can help you with this. Read on to learn more about user activity monitoring and the activity monitoring features you need to meet your operational goals. 

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The 10 Most Common Questions Employees Have About Computer Monitoring

August 30th, 2021

Computer monitoring is necessary to reduce time theft, improve employee productivity and protect against data breaches. However, some employees might not agree with it in practice. 

Companies that properly employ computer monitoring do so within the bounds of employee privacy laws. However, employees might not understand these processes and have questions about workplace surveillance and why you are using an employee monitoring tool. 

While you may recognize that workplace monitoring is necessary, you should be prepared to answer any questions your employees have around its uses. 

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Why Data Loss Prevention is Critical To Company Success

August 23rd, 2021

Every day, billions of companies worldwide contribute to the collection of a ridiculous amount of data. We collect so much data now. Before 2012, the zettabyte, which is one sextillion bytes or 1021 or a trillion gigabytes, did not exist. Currently, there are more than 40 zettabytes or 40 trillion gigabytes of data in the world.

Every time you load a web browser, you contribute to the collection of more and more zettabytes. In the wrong hands, most kinds of shared data can be used for malicious purposes. That is why businesses, and especially those who collect sensitive data, must go through any means possible of protecting the data they collect. 

Data loss prevention is one of the ways that a business can protect its sensitive data. Here is our overview of data loss prevention and why it is critical to company success. 

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