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 applications and websites, giving insights that helps businesses understand how much time their employees spend on non-business tasks.

      Review 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
      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
      Can’t Block; Terminates Instead

      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 AccessPatrol provides the best alternatives to ActivTrak for protecting sensitive information from being illicitly transferred to a portable storage device.

      Database Access ⚠️
      Paid Add-On

      Self Hosted 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 – 8:00 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. This section will compare the customer support options of ActivTrak to CurrentWare’s ActivTrak alternative.

      * 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



      CurrentWare Suite

      Get all 4 modules for the best value or choose the exact solution 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

      BrowseReporter productivity dashboard - individual user

      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

      AccessPatrol peripheral device permissions mockup block usb

      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

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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


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      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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      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?


      Affordable Pricing

      CurrentWare provides user activity monitoring at a fraction of the cost


      Protect USB Ports

      Don’t just monitor USB activity—Block access to unauthorized devices


      Deals for MSPs

      CurrentWare’s MSPs and resellers get advantageous pricing on their licenses

      Purchase the Exact Solutions You Need

      ActivTrak and CurrentWare both provide solutions for user activity monitoring, USB activity alerts, and web filtering.

      Unfortunately with ActivTrak if you only need one feature set you’re still paying the added costs of supporting all of the other features.

      Why pay for more features than you need? Each of CurrentWare’s ActivTrak alternatives can be purchased individually, giving you access to the key features you need without paying for the features you don’t.


      Have Full Control Over Your Data

      With CurrentWare’s on-premises & self-managed cloud deployment options you’re in complete control. 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.



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      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
      BrowseReporter productivity dashboard - individual user

      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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      Employee Computer Activity Dashboards & Reports

      BrowseReporter’s user activity dashboards and computer usage 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
      BrowseReporter application activity log

      Track Website & Application Usage

      • Detect the use of unauthorized software applications
      • Track which apps & sites employees use solo, as a team, or as a company
      • Determine software adoption rates with usage data for apps and SaaS sites
      BrowseReporter's employee desktop screen capture feature with a grid of screenshots displayed

      Take Screenshots Of Your Employees’ Desktops

      • Capture high-resolution and compressed screenshots of your employee’s desktops to see exactly what they're doing on their computers.
      • The employee screenshot monitoring software feature 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 today's insights productivity score

      Keep a Pulse on Team Activity

      • Get high-level views of the recent activity of individual users and teams
      • Easily see who is online now and who hasn’t logged in today
      • Track your users’ most recent productivity, activity, availability status

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      Employee Monitoring Software Features to Improve Transparency & Respect Employee Privacy

      The best computer monitoring software provides the flexibility you need to monitor employee computer activity while respecting workplace privacy expectations. Here are some of the best privacy and security enhancing features of BrowseReporter.

      End-User Reports

      Give your users access to their own computer activity data. By giving employees access they can see exactly what data is being captured and use it for their benefit.

      CurrentWare auto delete scheduler with checkboxes for URLs, applications, bandwidth, and device data

      Custom Data Retention

      Automatically delete user activity data after a set period of time. Maintain auditable records of computer usage and time tracking for only as long as needed.

      Monitoring Software Notifications

      Periodically display a pop-up message to notify your users that their computer activity is being monitored. The notification's message can be customized.

      Show in System Tray

      Enable this feature to make the CurrentWare Client visible in the system tray of your users' computers.

      Limit Access to User Data

      Restrict access to user activity data with a password-protected console and unique data access permissions for each manager. 

      Schedule Monitoring

      Schedule BrowseReporter’s computer tracking to only collect data during work time. Turn off monitoring during non-work hours and personal browsing periods.

      Disable Computer Tracking

      CurrentWare's computer tracking software features can be selectively enabled or disabled, giving you full control over what is being monitored.

      CurrentWare admin activity log

      Admin Activity Logs

      These audit logs help your security, auditing, and compliance teams answer “who did what, where, and when?” when it comes to configuration changes and data access within the CurrentWare Suite.