SoftActivity is glad to announce the release of new version 14.0, a major update of its employee productivity tracking software, SoftActivity Monitor and TS Monitor.
Version 14.0 includes improved security features and important fixes. Upgrade is recommended to all users.
What’s new in version 14.0
upgraded PostgreSQL database server from version 9.6(x32) to version 15 (x64). This brings improved performance, security, and reliability of data storage. Note: Upgrade to PostgreSQL 15 will be performed automatically. Please follow the steps in our guide for admins here: Migrate database from PostgreSQL 9.6 to 15
improvements and fixes in screenshots recording.
webapp: fixed real time alerts in browser
webapp: improved Attendance report export to pdf and sent by email. Added visual session duration representation
fixed security vulnerabilities found in older Python version by upgrading to the latest Python 3.11.
official support for secure TLS connection to PostgreSQL servers. Bundled server does not come with TLS enabled, but if you have an existing PostgreSQL server that supports TLS, SoftActivity will utilize the secure connection. TLS connection should be used when connecting to any other databases than on localhost.
SoftActivity is glad to announce the release of new version 13.0, a major update of its employee productivity monitoring software, SoftActivity Monitor and TS Monitor. Organizations also use this software for insider threat detection and time tracking for their employees.
Version 13.0 includes improved security features and fixes in the desktop app and the webapp. Upgrade is recommended to all users to keep their system even more secure.
What’s new in version 13.0
improved security: switched to TLS 1.3 for network communications, upgraded to the most secure AES_256 cipher from the less secure ones. (Not applicable to TS Monitor).
fixed security vulnerabilities found in older version of Python 3.8, by switching to Python 3.10.
fix: support of the most resent versions of Firefox browser for recording web browsing history.
webapp: automatically delete old computer names with no logs from the list.
webapp: added seconds to timestamp in reports export.
webapp server component now requires at least Windows 8.1 or Server 2012 R2. Desktop app still can run on older versions. See system requirements
SoftActivity announces the release of new version 12.9 of its employee productivity tracking software products, SoftActivity Monitor and TS Monitor. This software is also used by a lot of organizations for insider threat detection.
Upgrade is recommended to all users.
What’s new in version 12.9
[improved]:Attendance report now shows an end of session immediately after a remote computer is shutdown, put into sleep mode, or a laptop lid has been closed. Previously it was not shown until the next day, and some sessions remained active. PDF was showing end of session “unknown”.
[fix]: email alert was sent even if it’s disabled for the alert rule.
If the client app is in Visible mode (Notify Users option is ON), the UI now does not cover part of the user’s screen. Instead of an always-on, on-screen badge, it will now just remind them daily with a system notifications and show an icon in tray. We encourage customers to switch the client app into Visible Mode, which helps protect employees’ privacy rights.
SoftActivity announces the release of new version 12.8 of its employee productivity tracking software products, SoftActivity Monitor and TS Monitor. This software is also used by a lot of organizations for insider threat detection.
Upgrade is recommended to all users.
What’s new in version 12.8
[web console] Attendance PDF report – added total sessions duration for a user for the whole period of a report.
SoftActivity Monitor desktop app now supports rounded corners when running on Windows 11.
fix: Internet browsing history log – on rare occasions website visit duration was incorrectly recorded as very long, sometimes longer than a day.
don’t record website visits of less than one second.
[web console] fix: occasional error 500 when exporting PDF report from Dashboard. Email report was also not being sent sometimes.
[web console] An obsolete Chat view has been removed from the web console, since recording of chats has been previously discontinued.
SoftActivity is announcing the release of new version 12.7 of its user monitoring software, SoftActivity Monitor and TS Monitor, used by organizations for insider threat detection and employee productivity tracking.
SoftActivity Monitor adds support of Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022. Customers can now install Agent client app and Monitor on any version of Windows starting with 7.
SoftActivity TS Monitor adds supports of Windows Server 2022. Customers can now record user sessions on any version of Windows Server starting with 2008R2.
Other changes in version 12.7:
Agent (SoftActivity Monitor Client App) setup program is now more intuitive with more options and explanations in UI, allowing admin to install Agent in visible mode for monitored users, with on-screen warnings. On-screen warnings can turned Off and On in Monitor app later by the admin.
Silent installation from command line, and remote installation are still supported and will install Agent in hidden mode.
minor fixes and improvements, including support of the latest web browser versions.
We are glad to announce the release of new version 12.6 of its leading user monitoring applications SoftActivity Monitor and TS Monitor. SoftActivity is used by thousands of organizations for employee productivity tracking and protection against insider threats.
This upgrade will make it easier to monitor users in almost real time mode in web console, without installing the desktop Monitor app for the managers. This can also be done in TS Monitor now.
This upgrade is recommended to our all customers.
What’s new in version 12.6:
new Users Dashboard view in web console:
see all monitored users next to each other with the remote screen image, latest website and app.
it is similar to Dashboard view in Monitor desktop app, but this does not require installing the app.
screens update close to real time, with around 1 min delay, depending on how often you set to take screenshots.
does not require refreshing the web page manually.
filter users by a group, last active time, name, and signed-in status.
TS Monitor 12.6 has now switched version numbering to the same as Monitor, to better indicate inter-compatible versions. TS Monitor version prior to 12.6 was 6.5.
download multiple selected screenshots. Can be used to keep a copy of images as evidence, or for reporting purposes.
improved quality and increased size of thumbnail images for screenshots.
fix: PDF export of Attendance report filtered by a group did not work.
fix: alerts counter will update in real time and a popup notifications should appear in browser for alerts.
fix: errors on Top programs (now Applications) & Top websites (now Websites) views.
numerous UI improvements in web console.
new command line option to force run cleanup of logs and screenshot files older than a set retention interval: sawebsrv.exe --cleanuplogs
Keylogger (keystrokes recording option) is now OFF by default for new installations to help protect users’ privacy. It can be enabled by the admin in Monitor app if your organization requires this.
Chat recording feature has been removed from the product since it only supported Skype, which is not widely used on business desktop computers anymore. Chat history in any messengers can be viewed on screenshots in web console – Applications view. Chat view still remains in web console to view old messages, and will be removed in the next version.
SoftActivity is glad to announce the release of new version 12.5 of SoftActivity Monitor, its leading user activity monitoring software that helps teams around the world to improve their employee productivity and protect against insider threats.
This update is recommended to all customers.
What’s new in version 12.5:
[web console] added the following info into Attendance (also in PDF export and email reports) to help estimate employee productivity level:
daily idle time (when a user is logged-in but inactive);
number of typed keystrokes;
and average hourly keystrokes rate.
[web console] export of Attendance report: select a standard range of dates, such as last 7 days, etc. instead of just two dates.
fix: [web console] export of Dashboard to PDF the same number of records as on screen. Previously was always 10.
fix: [web console] export of Attendance to CSV had incorrect format of date and time for some records.
fix: sometimes it failed to clean up old logs on the server.
fix: remote Agent installation via PowerShell script failed.
fix: updating Agents sometimes required Windows restart in the end.
improved Powershell scripts to install & uninstall Agent remotely. See agent\install-agent-remotely.ps1 and agent\uninstall-agent-remotely.ps1
dropped support of Windows Vista for security reasons. Minimum version supported now is Windows 7. * if support of Win Vista is needed, we advice to continue using version 12.4
numerous other improvements and fixes in web console, desktop app and Agent.