Best Alternative to ActivTrak Employee Monitoring Software

Looking for an ActivTrak alternative that’s flexible, intuitive, and fairly priced?

CurrentWare has the user activity tracking, web filtering, and data loss prevention features you need to keep your business running securely and productively—at a fraction of the cost!

We offer fair prices and honest value to keep our products accessible to companies of all sizes.

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ActivTrak vs. CurrentWare’s ActivTrak Alternatives

CurrentWare has the best ActivTrak alternatives for employee monitoring. The CurrentWare Suite has the key features you need to monitor time spent on productive vs unproductive applications and websites, giving insights that helps businesses understand how much time their employees spend on non-business tasks.

Review the key features of both employee monitoring software solutions so you can choose the right fit for your company.

Bandwidth Usage Tracking
Search Keyword Monitoring
Internet & App Usage
Idle Time Tracking
Employee Productivity Score
User Logon & Shutdown Tracking
IP Address Location Tracking
Web Category Tracking
USB Activity Reports ⚠️
Alarms Only, No Historical Data
Paid Add-On
Email Reports & Alerts
Computer Screen Capture
Monitor Remote Employees

Employee Monitoring

CurrentWare’s BrowseReporter is the best ActivTrak alternative for monitoring employee efficiency; it provides intelligent insights into how each team member spends their time at work.

User-level Blocking
Computer-level Blocking ⚠️
Paid Add-On
Category Filtering ⚠️
Paid Add-On
Previously Visited Sites Only
Allow URLs & Domains
Block URLs & Domains ⚠️
Paid Add-On
Wildcard URL Filtering
Block Applications

Paid Add-On

Custom Warning Message
Scheduled Blocking
Internet Quota & Timer
Port Filtering
Enforce Google SafeSearch

Web Filtering

CurrentWare’s BrowseControl provides the best alternatives to ActivTrak for blocking websites such as Google Drive, pornography sites, and distracting websites.

While ActivTrak is not designed to be web filtering software, for an extra $2 USD user/month you can get the “Screen Details” add-on that adds screenshots, alarms, additional web activity details (title bars, URLs, subpages), and the website blocking function.


Block/Allow USB & Storage Devices
USB Activity Alerts ⚠️
Paid Add-On
USB Activity Dashboards
Block External Devices
Block Transfers by File Type

USB Device Control

CurrentWare’s USB control software AccessPatrol provides the best alternatives to ActivTrak for protecting sensitive information from being illicitly transferred to a portable storage device.

ActivTrak’s USB security features are limited to USB activity alarms that require an additional $2 PUPM. ActivTrak does not provide reports or dashboards to audit USB activity.

AccessPatrol includes several USB activity reports and dashboards that allow you to detect data theft and attempts to use unauthorized removable media devices.


Database Access ⚠️
Paid Add-On

Self-Managed Cloud
Cloud Platform
Local & Remote Client Install
Command-Line Deployment
Active Directory Sync
Admin Activity Audit Logs ⚠️
Enterprise Plan Only
Windows OS ⚠️
No Windows 7 Support
Remote Workforce Management
Citrix Ready

Setup & Deployment

Thanks to its simple interface and setup process, getting started with CurrentWare is easy—whether or not you’re an experienced system administrator. CurrentWare offers a variety deployment options that suit the installation needs of organizations of all sizes.

While ActivTrak is compatible with both MacOS and Windows, they only provide support for Agents running on OS versions that are capable of receiving up-to-date security patches from their vendors. For this reason ActivTrak is not suitable for environments that need to monitor devices whose operating systems have reached end-of-support/end-of-life status.

8:00 AM – 7:00 PM EST, Monday to Friday Support Availability ⚠️
Live Chat Feature
Phone Support
Training Videos
Email Support
Knowledge Base

Customer Support

Even the best ActivTrak competitors need to have a reliable support team to ensure that its customers get the services they need to make the most of their employee monitoring solutions. 

* ActivTrak’s support hours vary based on whether you stick with their Standard support  tier that is included with all of their paid subscription plans or if you opt to pay extra for their Premier or Signature support plans.

ActivTrak’s Standard support tier includes 24×7 access to onboarding and educational resources as well as live chat, email support & scheduled calls for active support cases.

Their Premier support tier adds faster response times, on-demand coaching sessions, and technical configuration and tuning once per year.

Their Signature support tier includes the Premier tier’s perks alongside a dedicated technical account manager, annual health checks, priority ticket routing, a dedicated customer success manager, guided onboarding and 1:1 support, a tailored customer success plan, and up to 10 hours of integration support. 

ActivTrak’s support hours are:

  1. Live Chat: Standard (M-F 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. CT) / Premier (M-S 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. CT) / Signature (24×7)
  2. Email operating hours and response times: Monday through Friday (8 a.m. – 6 p.m. CT), Standard < 12 hours / Premier < 8 hours / Signature < 2 hours



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Case Study

Shady Maple Transforms Their Productivity With  Internet Filtering & Employee Computer Monitoring Software

“Being able to identify negative browsing trends and put a stop to them within a couple of hours has meant that our employees are focused on the job almost all of the time. We have become an extremely efficient workforce."

Why Choose CurrentWare’s ActivTrak Alternatives?


Fair Pricing

At a starting price of $3.99 USD PUPM, CurrentWare provides user activity monitoring at a fraction of the cost


Stop Data Theft

Get more than USB activity alerts—Prevent staff from copying data to removable media in the first place


Control Your Data

Our flexible deployment options give you full control over data retention, security, access, and residency


Windows 7 Support

ActivTrak refuses to support any OS that reaches EOL status, leaving a blindspot on all of your legacy PCs

Compare CurrentWare vs ActivTrak Pricing


ActivTrak’s most basic paid plan starts at a staggering $10 USD user/month.

To unlock the full capabilities of their platform you’re forced to spend $17 user/month and purchase several add-ons ranging from an additional $1-3 user/month!

For only $8.99 user/month you can access the entire CurrentWare Suite with user activity monitoring, web filtering, USB device control, and PC power management capabilities.

Only need to monitor web browsing, app usage, employee productivity, and bandwidth use? Get BrowseReporter as a standalone module for only $3.99 user/month! 

CurrentWare Pricing

CurrentWare’s ActivTrak alternatives are a cost effective solution for tracking the computer usage of your team members. CurrentWare offers fair prices and honest value to keep their products accessible to companies of all sizes.

CurrentWare’s solutions can be purchased individually for the greatest flexibility or as a full suite for the best value.

When purchased individually, the cost of BrowseReporter, BrowseControl, and AccessPatrol starts as low as $3.99 USD per user per month (paid annually). The full CurrentWare Suite includes all 4 modules starting at $8.99 USD.

Discounts Available:

  • Pricing breaks are available for businesses that sign up for multi-year plans or have future growth planned and can commit to bulk orders.
  • Volume license discounts are available starting for as low as 100 users, with discounts increasing depending on the number of licenses, and the length of the contract term.
  • Educational organizations and nonprofits may qualify for a 10% license discount.

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ActivTrak Pricing*

ActivTrak has three pricing tiers for their employee and time tracking software.

  • Free – Limited to 3 Users & 30 days data storage
  • Essentials – $10 USD PUPM
  • Professional – $17 USD PUPM

Their Essentials tier (formerly called “Advanced”) includes unlimited users, 6 months of data storage, USB device and file transfer detection, employee productivity tracking, remote installation, and alarm-triggered screenshots.

Their Professional tier (formerly called “Premium”) provides 12 months of data history and adds additional features such as productivity goal setting, a personal insights dashboard for employees, and inefficiency and distraction analysis.

ActivTrak also offers annual subscription add-ons for priority support, extended data history, and the ability to use the data ActivTrak collects with other tools.

Due to the significant cost you may want to search for ActivTrak alternatives with a more advantageous starting price.

*Pricing last updated January 2023

ActivTrak Add-Ons


  • $3 USD per user/month
  • Export & query data
  • App integrations
  • BI starter templates for Power BI, Google Data Studio, Tableau

Screen Details

  • $2 USD per user/month
  • Screenshots & Screen Views
  • Alarms: App terminations, pop-ups, screenshots
  • Web activity detailed title bars, URLs and subpages
  • Website Blocking

Data History

  • $1 USD per user/month
  • Extends ActivTrak’s base data retention policy
  • Available in 1-year increments up to 3 years

ActivTrak Add-Ons

ActivConnect—$3 USD per user/month

  • Export & query data
  • App integrations
  • BI starter templates for Power BI, Google Data Studio, Tableau

Screen Details—$2 USD per user/month

  • Screenshots & Screen Views
  • Alarms: App terminations, pop-ups, screenshots
  • Web activity detailed title bars, URLs and subpages
  • Website Blocking

Data History—$1-3 USD per user/month

  • Extends ActivTrak’s data retention
  • 1-year increments (max 3 years)

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Stop Data Theft to Removable Media

For an extra $2 per user/month ActivTrak’s Screen Details add-on provides you with the ability to create USB activity alarms.

But by the time your USB activity alerts comes in you may already be too late…

CurrentWare’s USB control software AccessPatrol goes beyond alerts with the ability to proactively block any unauthorized USB devices.

AccessPatrol even provides access to historical USB activity data, allowing you to prove data theft attempts with ease.


Have Full Control Over Your Data

With CurrentWare’s flexible deployment options you’re in complete control over the retention, security, access, and residency of your data.

  • Sensitive employee data stays secured to your standards rather than being sent to a third party
  • Easily maintain data localization and residency compliance requirements by keeping employee data exactly where it needs to be
  • Keep your data for as long as you want without the need to purchase an add-on

Installing CurrentWare is simple and intuitive. You’ll even have ongoing access to our expert technical support team to ensure your deployment is a success.

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Windows 7 Support

 ActivTrak no longer supports Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008.

ActivTrak only provides support for Agents running on OS versions that are capable of receiving up-to-date security patches from their vendors.

As the operating systems of your PCs reach End-of-Life status your ActivTrak agents will no longer be able to update to the latest version.

CurrentWare ensures your legacy Windows 7 PCs remain monitored and secured with access to the latest features.

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The reporting feature offers accurate insights on internet activities in order to ensure compliance & organization policies are met. The offsite management feature makes it easy to monitor those working from home.

Carroline Achieng O., Sales Consultant
Absa Life Assurance, 10,001+ Employees

BrowseReporter is simple to use and provides our company with the information we were looking for. Having BrowseReporter installed has prevented any internet abuse. This was exactly what we wanted!

Denise P., IT Manager
Paper & Forest Products, 51-200 Employees

BrowseReporter allows us to better control the activities of our remote employees, which are growing in number due to our transformation policy. It prevents irregular practices that go against our company's basic labor standards.

Kilmer M., Senior Director of Advertising
Financial Services Company, 51-200 Employees

BrowseReporter is an extremely useful piece of software for monitoring our employees' devices while they are at work. It enables us to view data in real time, conduct detailed analyses of each employee's activities, and improve productivity where necessary.

Sebastian P., Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer
Retail, 10,001+ Employees

CurrentWare Suite

Get all 4 modules for the best value or choose the exact solutions you need

Get Advanced Activity Insights

BrowseReporter is a versatile employee monitoring software to track productivity and efficiency.

  • Make informed decisions
  • Enforce company policies
  • Improve productivity
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Block Harmful Websites

BrowseControl is an easy-to-use website blocking software for restricting internet access.

  • Block URLs & categories
  • Block unwanted apps
  • Website allow & block lists
Screenshot of category filtering window from BrowseControl web filter. Porn and social media categories blocked.

Stop Data Theft to USB Devices

AccessPatrol is USB control software to protect sensitive data against theft to portable storage devices.

  • Block USB devices
  • USB file activity alerts
  • Block file transfers
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Control PC Power States

enPowerManager is a remote PC power manager for centrally managing power settings across all endpoints.

  • Track logon and logoff times
  • Log PC power event history
  • Remotely shutdown PCs
Screenshot of enPowerManager's PC power schedule with weekly boot, restart, and shutdown events scheduled

Monitor Employee Computer Activity
to Measure Employee Productivity & Security

Make Informed Decisions with User Activity Monitoring

BrowseReporter’s multiple reports provide managers with the activity data they need to better understand how in-house and remote team members are spending their time at work.

  • Boost productivity and efficiency by identifying employees that are wasting work time on social media, games, and other distractions
  • Track productivity and efficiency for your entire workforce, a specific team, and individual employees
  • Find out the time slots that remote workers and other employees with flexible schedules are the most active
today's insights user score cards

Enforcing Acceptable Use Policies Has Never Been Easier

Our employee computer monitoring software gives you detailed evidence of web activity, making it the perfect ActivTrak alternative for enforcing internet use policies.

  • Empower anti-harassment initiatives with evidence of employees that are visiting inappropriate websites during work time
  • Identify suspicious activity and insider threats with alerts when your employees transfer files to USB devices or visit high-risk websites including porn, torrents, and file sharing websites
  • Monitor employees to collect evidence of unwanted computer usage, then use BrowseControl to block unwanted websites and applications

Automatically Capture Screenshots of Employee Desktops

With CurrentWare’s ActivTrak alternative you can see exactly what your employees are doing on their computers. With BrowseReporter you can easily capture screenshots when specific websites or applications are used.

  • Capture high-resolution and compressed screenshots of your employee’s desktops
  • BrowseReporter can be configured to automatically delete older screenshots to reduce storage requirements
  • Screenshots are tagged with the website or application that was being used, the time, and the name of the computer that was captured
BrowseReporter desktop screenshot capture window with sample images

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Real-Time Employee Computer
Activity Dashboards & Reports

BrowseReporter’s real-time user activity dashboards and reports give you the insights you need to identify productivity leaks, detect excessive bandwidth usage, reduce software costs, and improve business intelligence.

BrowseReporter productivity dashboard - individual user

User Activity Dashboards

  • Use the collected data to review aggregated results of your entire workforce or drill down to individual users
  • Select the date range and activities you want to populate the dashboard with
  • Use the activity log to review raw data; add/remove columns, sort data, and export to .XLSX or .PDF
Employee Productivity Dashboard

Track Productive vs Unproductive Time

  • View time spent on productive vs unproductive web browsing & app use
  • Customize to what is considered productive in your organization
  • Compare trends in aggregated & individual productivity over time
  • Use IP-based location tracking to compare productivity levels between time spent in-office vs time spent working remotely
Screenshot of BrowseReporter's employee idle time tracking dashboard

Idle Time Tracking

  • Find out when remote employees are idling for too long or spending too much of their working hours on non-work related activities
  • Customize idle time based on the last keyboard/mouse inputs
  • Discover which departments or employees are the most active
BrowseReporter bandwidth tracking dashboard

Bandwidth Monitoring

  • Detect bandwidth-hogging websites on your network
  • Review bandwidth usage trends to inform network capacity planning
  • See which individual users or groups have the greatest bandwidth usage