SOURCE: SpectorSoft


September 08, 2015 06:00 ET

SpectorSoft Releases "Increasing Security and Productivity Through Insider Intelligence" Newsletter Featuring Research From Gartner

Document Details Value of Employee Monitoring Tools in Protecting Sensitive Information and Boosting Employee Productivity

VERO BEACH, FL--(Marketwired - Sep 8, 2015) -  Today SpectorSoft™, a leader in the user activity monitoring and analysis market, released a newsletter entitled "Increasing Security and Productivity Through Insider Intelligence." It details how employee monitoring (EM) tools, including SpectorSoft solutions, enable enterprises to protect sensitive information and generate positive return-on-investment (ROI) by increasing the productivity and efficiency of systems and employees. The newsletter includes the complete Market Guide for Employee-Monitoring Products and Services from the Gartner files, which provides recommendations on how organizations can build a business case for employee monitoring that identifies the various activities and services to be monitored, including external cloud services. SpectorSoft is offering a complimentary download:

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According to Gartner research, "by 2018, organizations that monitor and analyze a broad spectrum of employee activities will experience 50% fewer insider data breaches than organizations that monitor internal communications only."1

Other key points made by Gartner:

  • "Monitoring employee computer and network activities can reveal and prevent data leakage, internal breaches and illicit activities, as well as help quantify employee productivity and identify sources of network bandwidth consumption."
  • "An increasing number of security and compliance officers express concerns about regulatory breaches and reputation risk emanating from poor employee security practices on internal systems, as well as employee use of external social media and consumer cloud platforms."
  • "The emergence of big data analytics for natural-language processing and semantics is stimulating enterprise interest in the capture and analysis of employee communications via email and other messaging protocols."

The newsletter also contains data from SpectorSoft sponsored surveys, recommendations for implementation of User Behavior Analytics and Employee Monitoring solutions, and insights from SpectorSoft customers.

SpectorSoft, through its unique mix of Employee Monitoring and User Behavior Analytics Capabilities:

  • Delivers increased security against insider threats including more efficient and accurate incident response and investigations, with bottom-line performance gains tied to productivity improvements.
  • Provides both user behavior analytics and employee monitoring built on a data collector that's been tested and proven in large and small installations over a dozen years with millions of agents deployed, for a level of visibility and contextual understanding that is difficult to match.
  • Offers effective insider threat detection and the ability to rapidly inspect the activity before, during, and after the alert for fewer false positives and faster decision making in situations where every second counts.


"We don't have the need or desire to go into the software and do a 24/7 check on everybody, but we have the system in place in case we need to look at anything. People will deny their actions all the way to the photograph. But once you get to the screen snapshots, it's amazing how quickly they change their tune. If there's ever a question, that's where SpectorSoft shines for me."
- Eugene O'Neill, CTO, Carlile Transportation Systems

"With Spector 360 I am able to raise the top line with increased productivity... so I am better able to contribute to the bottom line. With Spector 360, the net effect is better margins."
- Christopher A. Syling, COO, Level Up! Games

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About SpectorSoft
SpectorSoft is an innovator in actionable User Behavior Analytics and a global leader in User Activity Monitoring. More than 36,000 companies, schools, and government entities worldwide utilize SpectorSoft solutions to gain insight into the user activity on their network, and enjoy the security and productivity increases that come with it.

SpectorSoft's award-winning solutions include the world's leading employee investigation tool (Spector CNE Investigator), the award winning User Behavior Analytics solution (Spector 360 Recon), enterprise-grade User Activity Monitoring (Spector 360), powerful server management software (Server Manager) and robust Event and Security Log Management (Log Manager). For more information, visit

1 Market Guide for Employee-Monitoring Products and Services, Andrew Walls, Research Vice President, Gartner Research, 25 February 2015.

Contact Information

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    Jin Woo
    10Fold for SpectorSoft