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SoftActivity™ TS Monitor Overview. Monitoring Terminal Server Users

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You’re a responsible boss running a lean organization. You use a Terminal Server to cut IT costs. Your people log in remotely so they can work from anytime, anywhere.

But are you really saving money – or are you paying your people not to work? What about insider security threats? You know there are problem-employees – but manually investigating them and sifting through the data is not working!

Stop reacting. Be proactive. Get the proven server monitoring solution used by small businesses, large international corporations, educational, non-profit and government organizations around the world.

Monitor Employees or Students Remotely, Invisibly, Effectively

Increase productivity. Prevent insider IP theft. Run SoftActivity TS Monitor invisibly, without slowing down the server. When people know they’re being watched (although, by default it is invisible to users), they behave better.

SoftActivity TS Monitor lets you:

  • Monitor employees from anywhere on your Terminal Server. They won’t even know you’re there. Audit Windows Remote Desktop sessions, Citrix XenApp applications and desktops.
  • Log websites they visit. Sure, they need to go off your company site to do their work. They don’t need to be on social media or shopping sites on work time, though. Show HR the report and take action.
  • Record e-mails, IM chats and other workplace communications. If they’re saying the wrong thing to the wrong people, you take action right now.
  • Generate reports that show user activity. Get the proof you need to take action.
  • And much more!

Get total control over your corporate network. Install SoftActivity™ TS Monitor on your Windows Terminal Server or Citrix servers.

 

Current version : 5.1 (new!) (changes) |

Pricing

| Free trial 14 days

OS: Windows Server 2016/2012/2008/2003, Citrix. System Requirements

Log every user action in Terminal Server sessions

Capture screenshots of user activity using proprietary IntelliSnap™ technology. It takes screen copies based on user actions. Get a picture of each mouse click, visited web page, opened program, sent or received IM message

Log used applications and work duration in every program

Log Internet surfing history with exact visited URLs and duration of stay on every page. Know which websites are most frequently visited

Web Console for viewing Recorded Activity

Administrators and Supervisors/Managers can view activity reports in SoftActivity Webapp using a web browser.

Dashboard shows company-wide user activity stats.

Top Programs report shows popular used applications for each user by time spent.

Top Websites report shows most visited websites and total time spent by users on each website. View screenshots timeline for each website.

Screenshots Timeline allows to quickly scroll through and view series of snapshot images for a selected website, application or any action.

View recorded series of screenshots as a slide show, like a recording on a security camera.

Administrator can create limited accounts for Supervisors to view recorded logs and reports. Supervisors can be assigned access only to certain groups of monitored users (departments).

Track user Sessions and Attendance

(new!) Administrators and Supervisors can see users’ sessions represented as series of bars. View in the Webapp. [Screenshot]

Log-in, Log-off date and time, session Duration.

Remote client name and IP address, top programs and top visited websites for the session, as well a number of typed keystrokes.

Filter sessions by a day and time interval.

Browse screenshots for a selected session

Monitor enterprise server farm or one server

Scalability from one terminal server to an enterprise farm of terminal servers.

Combines session logs from all servers into one Central database powered by enterprise-class PostgreSQL database server.

Install SoftActivity Webapp on a dedicated on-premise server, cloud-based server, or shared with the terminal server machine.

Supports Citrix XenApp farms.

Supports Remote Desktop Services farms.

View TS Monitor Deployment Architecture in documentation

Record terminal server sessions now!

Download SoftActivity TS Monitor for your Terminal Servers

Completely secure solution

Access to the program settings and logs is password protected. Strong password is recommended for better data protection

Non-Administrator users on the monitored servers do not have permissions to see or access any files with recordings

All data is stored on-premise on the customer’s computers and never transferred outside of your organization

Create limited accounts for Supervisors in the web console

Web console supports secure HTTPS protocol. Administrator can set up the Webapp server to only accept HTTPS connections. [Screenshot]

Nothing appears in Task Manager on the monitored servers. The client program cannot be closed/terminated by monitored users

Powerful search, filters and export

Filter logs and screenshots by User account, Server name, and dates interval.

Search all logs by a keyword.

(new!) Export reports to HTML, Excel (CSV) or PDF (save as PDF from exported HTML)

Navigate to any time of the day by quickly scrolling the screenshots timeline

Easy deployment

Can be installed by the Administrator on Windows Terminal Server or Citrix [screenshot] like a standard desktop application

Webapp can be easily installed on a dedicated Application server. Installation package includes PostrgeSQL database server for express setup

No changes are required on client computers/thin clients

Supports any thin client devices that are compatible with your terminal server

Update the  application only on the server side, not on thin clients

Requires Administrator-level user rights on the server to install, uninstall, update or change any settings

Read the Installation Guide for Administrators

Monitor File Access

Track and prevent information theft and intellectual property theft by employees or unauthorized users

View what documents they open and save

Track files they download from the Internet, upload or attach to emails

Monitor all types of drives: local, network, flash/thumb drives, hard drives connected to the server by USB

Monitor selected folders that contain sensitive files

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

Increase Your Employees Productivity

Know the time spent on non-work related websites or entertainment apps

Log their communications: Email and chat

Records Emails sent and received by employees on the monitored servers. Supported types of email:

  • Microsoft Outlook with Microsoft Exchange® accounts;
  • Microsoft Outlook with POP3/SMTP/IMAP accounts via SSL or unsecured;
  • Webmail can be seen on series of screenshots and in a keystrokes log

Records chats in popular instant messengers. You can see both sides of all conversations.
Instant messenger clients supported:

  • Skype
  • messages in other IM clients and web chats can be seen on screenshots in Top Programs or Top Websites tab in the web console

Includes Powerfull Keylogger

Logs all keystrokes typed by users in any application

Text typed in all documents, web forums, chats, social networking or email sites can be seen in the keystrokes log

Keylogger technology from SoftActivity supports all languages

Record secretly or notify users

By default, TS Monitor runs invisibly for monitored users. It does not show any windows, there is no process in Task Manager, files on a hard drive, nor Desktop or Start menu icons

Optionally, it can be set to show a warning message about monitoring to users at the time of logon

Show a custom message to monitored employees with a reminder about company’s Acceptable Computer Use Policy

Allows to keep a warning sign on their screens and a tray icon reminding users about monitoring to prevent inappropriate computer use

Download for Windows Server or Citrix

This monitoring software for terminal servers supports all versions of Windows Server and Citrix

Record multiple user accounts

Records activity of multiple user accounts in terminal and local console sessions on the servers

Records simultaneous sessions on the server

Select user accounts/security groups to record or set it to All Users. Exclude particular users/security groups from terminal server monitoring.

Supports servers in Active Directory or a Workgroup environment

Support of all Windows Servers and Citrix Xenapp

Supports Windows Server 2016, all editions

Supports Windows Server 2012 and R2, all editions

Supports Windows Server 2008 (32- and 64-bit versions) all editions

Supports Windows Server 2003 (32- and 64-bit versions) all editions

TS Monitor is officially certified as Citrix Ready and supports Citrix XenApp. Records activity in remote Desktops or published Applications running on your Citrix server(s). Screenshot

Records Remote Desktop sessions on Windows Server

Records RemoteApps hosted on Windows Server. RemoteApp is the feature of Windows Terminal Services (Remote Desktop Services)

Supports physical or virtual servers

Multilingual & international

Can record and display their email, chat, other reports and record keystrokes in any language. TS Monitor is a Unicode program

Records keystrokes typed in any language, including Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Russian, English, Arabic etc.

User interface languages for the administrator: English, Polish, Russian

Monitor your terminal server farm now!

Download SoftActivity TS Monitor for Citrix or Windows RDS server farm