SOURCE: SpectorSoft


June 04, 2013 08:00 ET

Spector CNE Investigator Adds Employee Activity Monitoring Support for Corporate-Issued Macs

With Mac Usage Increasing in Business Environments, Spector CNE Investigator Now Aids SMBs and Enterprises in investigation Efforts to Increase Worker Productivity, Limit Fraudulent Behavior and Expose Data Theft via Laptops and PCs

VERO BEACH, FL--(Marketwired - Jun 4, 2013) - SpectorSoft Corporation, the leader in user activity monitoring software, today announced availability of Spector CNE Investigator 7.5, which now provides user activity monitoring for the Mac OS. By extending Spector CNE Investigator's reach beyond Windows to include Mac OS, organizations will be able to proactively implement employee monitoring and conduct targeted forensic investigations by remotely deploying and installing CNE Investigator on corporate-issued Mac computers. Once deployed, Spector CNE Investigator immediately sends notifications of inappropriate computer use directly to IT security teams' email accounts, providing organizations with concrete evidence that exposes insider threats, employees involved in data theft and loss, fraud, breaches, compliance violations and non-productive behaviors.

"We've used Spector CNE Investigator across the Windows environment to successfully review risky and counter-productive employee behaviors for years. By expanding the reach of this powerful forensics tool, we'll be able to integrate Macs into our IT environment. This integration also lets us leverage an added level of productivity applications, something we haven't been able to do in the past," said Celeste O'Keefe, CEO at DANCEL Multimedia. "Spector CNE Investigator provides us with a solution that gives us the necessary visibility to maintain the highest level of security and trust on all the computer platforms we use."

"The proliferation of BYOD in the enterprise has expanded the Mac OS presence in businesses," said Javvad Malik, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Security Practice, of 451 Research. "However, with this exploding growth have come operational and security concerns. IT professionals are looking for technologies that ensure their networks are secure against insider threats and other fraudulent behaviors."

Until now, Mac machines have been hidden in the shadows from enterprise IT. With Spector CNE Investigator, the enterprise can gain a comprehensive view of all corporate-issued PCs and laptops, regardless of operating system, and identify which employees are being productive and compliant with company policies, and which are engaging in risky behaviors.

Key Product Features and Benefits:

  • Central Deployment - Configure and discretely deploy recording agents to Windows and Mac clients from one console.
  • Beyond Forensics - Proactively record all computer actions to detail levels that make other products pale in comparison, including:
    • Program Activity: View the day and time of, and the total amount of time spent on, every program and application launched.
    • Email: View all email records and inbound/outbound files and documents, including any sent from secure mailboxes.
    • Keystrokes Typed: Review specific keystrokes or combinations of keystrokes, and review them chronologically by application.
    • Chat/IMs: Record both sides of chat conversations from today's most popular chat clients.
    • Social Media: View a summary of all social-media activity.
    • File Transfers: Track all file transfers through email, removable devices, social-media audio files, video files and documents containing proprietary information.
    • Online Searches: Track productivity by recording URLs, names and titles of websites, total duration of visits and active time spent on a website.
  • Keyword-Based Alerting - Be instantly notified via email when inappropriate behavior happens.
  • Central Playback and Review: View all employee activity in a step-by-step video-style playback format of chronological screen snapshots.

"Enterprises are now recognizing the large security holes that exist in their organizations in the form of employees with access to sensitive information. The only way to comprehensively investigate suspicious activity is to proactively monitor employee activity," said Jason Judge, CEO, SpectorSoft. "Mac's growing popularity means its presence has expanded in the enterprise space, bringing a new set of investigative challenges for IT departments. Spector CNE Investigator 7.5 now provides organizations an activity monitoring solution to investigate harmful activities, such as data theft, harassment or inappropriate employee computer behavior. It also provides the ability to view detailed employee activity, including video-style screen playback."

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About SpectorSoft
SpectorSoft is the leader in computer and mobile device Insider Threat Detection and Employee Investigtation software. SpectorSoft has helped more than 36,000 businesses, government organizations, schools, and law enforcement agencies conduct investigations, optimize productivity and efficiency, protect assets and reputation, ensure adherence to Acceptable Use Policies, review security risk, and audit compliance mandates. In addition, SpectorSoft has sold nearly 1 Million licenses to help parents and guardians keep children safe online. For more information, visit

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