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User Activity Visibility: The Weak Link for Enterprise Compliance and Security

Today’s compliance places strict limitations on the types of people who can access sensitive financial and corporate data. Unfortunately, many compliant organizations have little or no insight into who these users are and what they are doing, putting themselves at risk for data breaches, fines, and, in some cases, imprisonment. These companies realize the need to monitor users involved with accessing, storing, and auditing sensitive corporate information, yet their current data security systems often lack this functionality.

With detailed logs and user activities recordings of all users — on any server, workstation, or application — you can exceed the strictest interpretation of compliance requirements with conclusive evidence for compliance auditors. These audit reports can be completed in a fraction of the time, with the ability to instantly search, analyze, and view the drilled down reports for any evidence. Here’s how LTS Secure user activity monitoring addresses specific compliance section requirements.

Compliance Demands

  • Capture and search historical user activity so that suspicious actions can be examined to determine if an attack is occurring — before the damage is done.
  • Change user behavior through deterrents, ensuring that trustworthy employees are not taking shortcuts and disgruntled employees know any malicious actions will be recorded.
  • Establish a clear, unambiguous record for evidence in legal proceedings and dispute resolution.
  • Mitigating Insider Attacks
  • Alert when user actions or patterns are seen, those are indicative of insiders inappropriately obtaining sensitive data or exfiltrating.
  • Alert when outliers are seen off of a baseline of what is normal behavior for a peer group, as these outliers may be insider threats
  • Complement other security technologies that may not be able to provide full visibility into a user’s internal actions or may be circumvented by the insider

Third-Party Access, Troubleshooting, and Training

  • Automated discovery and (re)configuration of audit system components for reliability and fault tolerance with minimal administrative personnel involvement.
  • Ensure only trusted components can participate in the auditing system.
  • Built-in integration support for existing SIEM, event, and monitoring tools
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