ObserveIT Brings Industry-First Capabilities to Market in Latest Version of its Insider Threat Security Solution

New features include File Activity Monitoring to help security teams track and prevent data exfiltration


BOSTON--()--ObserveIT, the leading insider threat monitoring and prevention solution provider with more than 1,600 customers around the world, today unveiled the latest version of its insider threat solution. ObserveIT 7.1 features industry-first capabilities to thwart data exfiltration, including File Activity Monitoring to track and instantly alert organizations when unauthorized files are being downloaded or exported using internet or intranet browsers.

Other new features include Enhanced Alert Workflow to speed response and share suspicious activity outside of security teams, Clipboard Monitoring with keyword alerts, and advanced reporting capabilities. With the innovations now available in ObserveIT 7.1, the company continues its industry leadership in stopping vendors, contractors, privileged users, and business users from acting in negligent or malicious ways that put their businesses at risk.

Whether intentional or unintentional, every insider on the network, from privileged users to third-party vendors, contractors and business users, presents a threat. ObserveIT identifies and eliminates these insider threats with real-time detection, deterrence, education, discretionary prevention and precise visibility into all user actions with its industry-leading analytics, rich metadata and video playback capabilities. This insight reduces security incidents and speeds investigations from weeks or months to minutes. ObserveIT’s ability to anonymize users helps organizations comply with PCI, SOX, HIPAA, GDPR and other compliance requirements.

“ObserveIT is continuously evolving its solution for identifying and preventing user-based risk,” said Sean Ofir, Managing Director, SABASAI. “ObserveIT plays a critical role in our customers' daily combat against insider threat and provides them with effective, real-time remediation, while simultaneously enhancing their overall security posture. The latest ObserveIT 7.1 enhancements and roadmap ahead respond directly to customer pain points in terms of the need to mitigate data exfiltration."

New Features and Capabilities Available in ObserveIT 7.1 include:

  • File Activity Monitoring: ObserveIT now tracks file activity and alerts security teams when unauthorized downloading/exporting of files using internet or intranet browsers occurs. Now in beta, this new feature provides a powerful barrier to data exfiltration. The solution also provides alerts if a tracked file is being copied to the default local synch folder of cloud storage apps including Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, Box and OneDrive – and proactively tracks activity on downloaded/exported files, including copy, move, rename and delete. Security teams also have immediate access to evidence of the suspicious actions including viewing file history and video playback.
  • Enhanced Alert Workflow: With one click, security teams can now speed collaboration and response by sharing information via PDF reports on risky behavior and specific incidents with people in the organization who do not have direct access to ObserveIT, including HR, legal and management. Additional new features include enhanced workflow to add multiple comments to alerts and to search alerts by comments, as well as bulk deletion of alerts when testing or tuning new alert rules.
  • Clipboard Monitoring: ObserveIT now monitors text being copied to the clipboard and alerts security teams if the copied text contains sensitive keywords, extending capabilities to help catch unauthorized activity in real time.
  • New Reporting Capabilities: In addition to ObserveIT’s already easy and powerful reporting features, teams can now generate reports on typed text (key-logging), SQL queries (DBA activity) and user text feedback.

“Employees and vendors who inadvertently or maliciously violate security policies pose the biggest security risk to organizations today, and the demand for insider threat solutions is greater than ever before,” explained ObserveIT CEO Mike McKee. “As the industry leader, we are proud to deliver innovative new capabilities to the market that make it even easier for our customers to eliminate threats caused by risky behavior.”

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About ObserveIT
ObserveIT is the leading Insider Threat Monitoring and Prevention solution with more than 1,600 customers across 87 countries. ObserveIT is the only solution that empowers security teams to detect insider threats, streamline the investigation process, and prevent data exfiltration. With 230+ out-of-the-box insider threat alerts, rich metadata and outstanding search capability and playback of any policy violation, ObserveIT provides comprehensive visibility into what people – contractors, privileged users and high risk users – are doing, and reduces investigation time from days to minutes. For more information visit: www.observeit.com.


ObserveIT Media Contact:
Ariel Burch Novak, 617-502-4370

Release Summary

ObserveIT today unveiled the latest version of its insider threat solution.


ObserveIT Media Contact:
Ariel Burch Novak, 617-502-4370