SOURCE: SpectorSoft

SpectorSoft

January 15, 2013 08:00 ET

SpectorSoft Is First to Provide Unified View of Employee Activities Across Desktops, Laptops and Corporate-Issued BlackBerry Mobile Devices

SPECTOR 360 7.5 Real-Time Activity Alerts Allow Security Teams to Mitigate Immediately Risky Employee-Driven Mobile and Online Activities That Lead to Data Breaches, Brand Damage and Business Disruptions

VERO BEACH, FL--(Marketwire - Jan 15, 2013) - SpectorSoft Corporation, the leader in employee monitoring solutions, today announced availability of SPECTOR 360 7.5. With this latest version, organizations using SpectorSoft solutions can extend granular monitoring, recording and alerting over all employee activities taking place on devices running Windows and Mac OSs and company-issued BlackBerry smartphones. Detailed employee monitoring for all leading corporate computing devices and operating systems allows SpectorSoft customers to gain unified visibility into employees' digital and mobile activities and behaviors, including what information they are sharing, what they are communicating across messaging platforms, what websites they are visiting, and what applications they are accessing. This ability allows security teams to identify, address and immediately mitigate high-risk behaviors that can lead to costly data breaches, brand damage and business disruptions.

"Windows dominates the corporate IT environment, Mac is building market share, and according to RIM, 90 percent of the Fortune 500 and over 10 million SMBs use BlackBerry to enable their mobile workforces. Organizations that don't have visibility into employee digital behaviors taking place across these leading devices and OSs are at risk of compliance violations and costly data breaches," said Jason Judge, CEO of SpectorSoft. "Any enterprise that needs to know, understand and quickly address employee activities taking place across multiple devices and OSs can use SPECTOR 360 to gain immediate visibility into activities and start receiving actionable intelligence that can be used to reduce risk within days of deployment."

"Employees are the heart of insider risk, often inadvertently violating corporate policies or best practices, and most organizations struggle to understand how their behaviors and communications are impacting security. Lack of visibility and insight into what employees are doing with sensitive and regulated information is leaving corporations vulnerable to threats and data breaches," said Michael Osterman, principal and founder of Osterman Research. "SpectorSoft is the first security solutions provider to unify visibility into employee activities taking place across BlackBerry, Windows and Mac OSs, an advancement that provides organizations with an unprecedented level of intelligence into how information is accessed and shared. This represents a leap forward that organizations can use to improve security, achieve compliance and reduce their risk exposure."

To continue to provide unmatched visibility into employee activities taking place on leading devices and OSs, SpectorSoft has added to SPECTOR 360 7.5, in addition to PC and Mac monitoring, an enhanced range of features:

  • BlackBerry Monitoring -- Customers can monitor and record call data, chat conversations and emails sent and received on mobile phones.
  • BES Server Integration -- BlackBerry monitoring data is drawn from the same source as the operational and systems management information.
  • Quick View Reports -- An additional 25 turnkey, easy-to-read reports are customizable to unique business environments.
  • Intelligent Activity Drill-Down -- Users can quickly identify actions in question without having to sort through tens of thousands of actions in a single day.
  • Active-Time Focus -- Users can easily and clearly differentiate between how long an application is opened and/or left idle and one that is opened and actively used. This allows businesses to understand whether employees are actually working within an open application.

"Risk associated with employee digital behavior is forcing businesses to acknowledge that the only way to preserve security is to closely monitor all activities, communications, and information access and sharing that takes place," said Nick Cavalancia, vice president of marketing, SpectorSoft. "By adding monitoring for BlackBerry, we are giving our customers unified visibility into activities that take place across the most frequently used computing and mobile platforms, allowing them to improve their security and compliance programs significantly."

For more information on SPECTOR 360 7.5 visit: www.spector360.com

About SpectorSoft
SpectorSoft is the leader in computer and mobile device User Activity Monitoring and analysis software. SpectorSoft has helped more than 36,000 businesses, government organizations, schools, and law enforcement agencies improve how they address security and achieve compliance across communication and computing OSs and devices. SpectorSoft solutions review security risk, audit compliance mandates, protect assets and reputation, ensure adherence to Acceptable Use Policies, and optimize productivity and efficiency. In addition, SpectorSoft has sold nearly 1 Million licenses to help parents and guardians keep children safe online. For more information, visit www.spectorsoft.com.

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