ObserveIT Intros Insider Threat Platform

PRESS RELEASE – Boston, September 16, 2015 – Today, ObserveIT, the leader in user activity monitoring and analytics, announced the release of ObserveIT 6.0, which provides the first insider threat platform to protect enterprises from data loss, fraud and IP theft across third-parties, privileged users and business users. 

The new User Risk Dashboard makes it easy for organizations to see the risk insiders pose to their company and provides risk scoring, which identifies and prioritizes the highest-risk users to investigate.  In addition, security professionals can drill-down into actual user behavior to quickly distinguish misuse from legitimate user activity and shutdown user sessions.

 “The threat from inside has never been greater with two out of every three security incidents originating from internal users with legitimate access,” said Paul Brady, CEO of ObserveIT.  “At its core, insider threat is a user problem. System and infrastructure logs simply do not provide the visibility or intelligence required to understand user behavior.  Only ObserveIT provides a truly user-centric security platform that mitigates the risk of insider threat across third-parties, privileged users and business users.”

In addition to the User Risk Dashboard, ObserveIT 6.0 provides field-level application marking and monitoring, which tracks in-application elements for data exposure and extraction. This new visibility provides the most accurate understanding of one of the biggest sources of insider threats, access to sensitive data via applications. With ObserveIT, you can select and mark sensitive information within applications, like SAP, to record, and detect when users are viewing or exporting sensitive information inappropriately.

“Insider breaches like the Morgan Stanley financial advisor siphoning wealth management information for personal gain, and the AT&T call center employee who accessed and exposed sensitive customer data, are just a taste of what’s to come” said Doug Cahill, Senior Analyst at ESG. “It is great to finally see a solution like ObserveIT address this critical security challenge by focusing on the user.”

About ObserveIT

ObserveIT is the leader in user activity monitoring and analytics that enables companies to mitigate the risk of insider threats from business users, privileged users and third-party contractors. 

ObserveIT records, monitors, and analyses user behavior across the entire enterprise down to the application field level with zero operational impact.  Analytics and scoring identify users who represent the greatest risk, enabling security teams to respond before the business is impacted.  Our granular user activity logs provide a detailed audit trail of all user activity to streamline compliance and internal audits.

ObserveIT is trusted by over 1,200 customers in 70 countries across all verticals. For more information on ObserveIT, visit, or find us on Twitter @ObserveIT.

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