Compare ActivTrak vs Teramind for employee monitoring

ActivTrak vs Teramind Employee Monitoring Software

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This page will compare the differences between Teramind, ActivTrak, and CurrentWare so you can make the best choice for your organization.

Compare Key Features of
ActivTrak, Teramind, and CurrentWare

ActivTrak, Teramind, and CurrentWare all have excellent employee monitoring, productivity, and cybersecurity features.

Teramind’s feature set focuses on user activity monitoring from an insider threat prevention perspective, ActivTrak emphasizes collecting workforce analytics data to optimize business processes, and CurrentWare combines the key features of both solutions to provide a powerful and fairly priced alternative.

This section will compare the key features of each employee monitoring software solution so you can choose the right fit for your company.

Feature
CurrentWare ActivTrak Teramind
Stealth & Transparent Modes
Bandwidth Usage Tracking
Search Keyword Monitoring
Internet & App Usage
Idle Time Tracking
Employee Productivity Score
User Logon & Shutdown Tracking
Track File Transfers To/From Network Share Drives
Track Downloads/Uploads
Remote vs In-Office Insights
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 and Teramind alternative for monitoring employee efficiency and detecting high-risk behavior; it provides intelligent insights into how each employee is using their computers.

Last updated July 2023

Feature
CurrentWare ActivTrak Teramind
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

Block Applications

⚠️
Paid Add-On

 

Custom Warning Message
Scheduled Blocking
Internet Quota & Timer
Port Filtering
Enforce Google SafeSearch
Block File Transfers to Cloud Storage

Block File Downloads

 

Web Filtering

CurrentWare’s BrowseControl provides the best alternatives to ActivTrak and Teramind’s web filtering features.  BrowseControl makes blocking websites such as Google Drive, pornography sites, and distracting websites as easy as a few clicks with its Category Filtering feature.

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.

Teramind’s web filtering capabilities are more robust than ActivTrak, though they fall short of CurrentWare’s BrowseControl as it lacks the ability to block websites based on category; you can only block specific websites.

Last updated July 2023

Feature
CurrentWare ActivTrak Teramind
Block USB Devices
Allowed Devices List

USB Activity Alerts

 

⚠️
Paid Add-On

USB Activity Reports
Printed Document Tracking
USB File Transfer Tracking
Email Monitoring
Block File Transfers to Cloud Storage

Block File Downloads/Uploads

Track File Transfers To/From Network Share Drives

Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
Track Downloads/Uploads

OCR
Pop-Up Warning for Users
Data Classification
Block Transfers by File Type

 

Data Loss Prevention

CurrentWare’s data loss prevention features make it an excellent alternative to ActivTrak and Teramind for protecting sensitive information from being illicitly transferred to portable storage devices, cloud storage services, and other egress points.

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

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.

Data loss prevention is one of Teramind’s greatest assets; the platform provides advanced DLP features such as OCR, email monitoring, and printed document tracking

Last updated July 2023

Feature
CurrentWare ActivTrak Teramind
Stealth & Transparent Modes
On-Premises
Database Access

⚠️
Paid Add-On

Cloud Platform


Self-Managed Cloud

Local & Remote Client Install
Command-Line Deployment
Active Directory Sync
Admin Activity Audit Logs

⚠️
Enterprise Plan Only

Windows OS

⚠️
No Windows 7 Support

⚠️
No Windows 7 Support

macOS

⚠️
Limited Features

Chromebooks
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.

While Teramind offers macOS support, it has limited functionality compared to its Windows-based counterpart. 

The following features are NOT supported in Teramind’s Mac agent:

  • Console Commands Monitoring
  • Emailing Monitoring
  • File Transfer Monitoring
  • Instant Messengers Monitoring
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Search Monitoring
  • Audio Recording
  • Risk Analysis

Last updated July 2023

Feature
CurrentWare ActivTrak Teramind
Support Availability 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM EST, Monday to Friday

⚠️
Varies*

24×7
Live Chat Feature
Phone Support
Training Videos
Email Support
Knowledge Base

Customer Support

ActivTrak, Teramind, and CurrentWare provide several customer support channels to ensure that their customers get the most out of their platforms.

CurrentWare Customer Support

CurrentWare’s live customer support is focused on core North American business hours of 8am-7pm EST, Monday to Friday. Outside of those hours their training videos and knowlege base provide critical guidance for deploying and troubleshooting their solutions.

Teramind Customer Support

Teramind’s on-premise and private cloud (AWS, Azure, etc.) deployments are eligible for 24×7 follow-the-sun support and an Enterprise SLA, providing peace of mind for organizations that need high support availability for their employee monitoring software.

ActivTrak Customer Support*

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

Last updated July 2023

CASE STUDY

Shady Maple Transforms Their Productivity With CurrentWare's Internet Management Tools

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.

"When we first saw the employee tracking reports we were totally surprised by some of the behaviors that had gone under the radar" - Kevin Porsche, IT Admin, Shady Maple

Why Choose CurrentWare’s ActivTrak and Teramind Alternatives?

money-saving

Fair Pricing

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

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Control Your Data

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

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Windows 7 Support

Neither ActivTrak nor Teramind support Windows 7, leaving a blind spot on all of your PCs that cannot have their OS upgraded

Compare CurrentWare vs ActivTrak vs Teramind Pricing

Based on 10 Users, Billed Annually

At a price range of $11.25-26.25 USD user/month, Teramind is by far the most expensive of the three employee monitoring solutions.

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

To unlock the full capabilities of ActivTrak’s 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 all of its user activity monitoring, web filtering, USB device control, and PC power management capabilities.

If you only need to monitor web browsing, app usage, employee productivity, and bandwidth use you can get CurrentWare’s BrowseReporter as a standalone module starting at only $3.99 user/month.

CurrentWare Pricing

CurrentWare’s ActivTrak and Teramind 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 at $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.
  • Not satisfied with a competing vendor? Make the switch to CurrentWare today and you may save up to 25% on your first year!

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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

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

Teramind Pricing*

Teramind has three pricing tiers for their employee computer tracking software.

  • Starter – Starting price of $11.25 USD per user per month
  • UAM – Starting price of $22.50 USD per user per month
  • DLP – Starting price of $26.25 USD per user per month
  • Enterprise – Custom pricing

Their Starter tier includes includes limited user activity monitoring and behavior rules. It’s designed to focus on screen recording and live view, website and apps tracking.

Their User Activity Monitoring (UAM) tier focuses on auditing and forensics with additional computer monitoring features such as email monitoring, online meeting tracking, SIEM integration, file transfers tracking, keystroke monitoring, print monitoring, regular expression support, anomaly detection, and OCR.

Their Data Loss Prevention (DLP) tier is designed with content-based data exfiltration prevention  in mind. It further builds on the UAM tier with the addition of clipboard monitoring and a series of data protection features such as content based rules, malicious activity blocking, data exfiltration prevention, and data fingerprinting.

Teramind also provides an Enterprise plan that is designed for the most demanding enterprises and government organizations. It includes premium support, an SLA, professional services, and customizations.

Teramind is available as a cloud based solution or as an on-premises solution.

*Pricing last updated August 2023

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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At CurrentWare, customer success is our priority at every stage of your journey. We take pride in providing high-quality and reliable pre and post-sale support to make your experience exceptional.

We offer the same level of high-quality support to all of our customers—no extra fees or packages necessary!

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Customer Support Lead

Product Training

CurrentWare provides the documentation, training, and other resources you need to take full advantage of the capabilities of our products.

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Our expert support team is here to help you. Reach out to us over email, live chat, or phone from 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM EST, Monday to Friday.

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The reports are very easy to understand and the fact that they can  be emailed to you on a schedule is amazing, and have made finding productivity killers VERY easy. Customer support has been fantastic every time I've had to reach out to them; I highly recommend them!

Kristen S., Associate IT Director
Specialty Coding Services Broker, 51-1000+ Employees

We have experienced data leaks by dishonest employees in the past and AccessPatrol has helped us avoid them and work with greater security and peace of mind for us and our customers.

Julio V., Head of Information Technology
Financial Services Industry, 10,001+ employees

As a 'novice' I was able to set up with help from support in about an hour. Previous software took forever and didn't work as advertised. This software worked right out of the box.

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Medical Practice, 2-10 Employees

In my nearly 40 years in the IT business I’ve worked with a lot of support teams. I really appreciate CurrentWare going the extra mile to help me get the most out of the product. They’ve definitely outweighed any of the other competitors that I’ve looked at.

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Haggerty Auto Group, 150-200 Employees

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Get Advanced Activity Insights

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

  • Make informed decisions
  • Enforce company policies
  • Improve productivity
today's insights user score cards

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

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 Teramind and 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 Teramind and 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
  • Monitor desktops in real-time to watch for unsafe data handling and inappropriate behavior
  • Screenshots are tagged with the website or application that was being used, the time, and the name of the computer that was captured
Employee desktop screenshots
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Real-Time Employee Computer Activity Dashboards & Reports

Improve business intelligence with advanced insights into web browsing, app usage, bandwidth consumption, productivity, and more!

  • Identify productivity leaks
  • Enforce company policies
  • Detect software waste
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
Application activity log with app titles

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
Employee desktop screenshots

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
today's insights user score cards

Keep a Pulse on Team Activity in Real-Time

  • 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

CASE STUDY

Boston Centerless Scales Production & Adapts to Remote Work With the CurrentWare Suite

CurrentWare has been nothing but supportive of us since we started. This is probably one of the best systems that we’ve ever invested in.

Once we got CurrentWare installed it opened the door for remote work for us; we could control the equipment and make sure our people were being productive and safe.

It’s easy to overlook the threat that can arise from within the company, especially when devices are being taken off site. The damage that data breaches can cause is enormous!

Employee Monitoring Software Features to Improve Transparency & Respect Privacy

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

End-User Reports

Give your users access to their own computer activity data so 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 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

Take full control over what is being monitored with controls for choosing what is captured and excluding specific users from 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.

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CurrentWare Features

Internet Off

User Activity Monitoring

Track web browsing, software use, search queries, and more

Remote Screen Capture

Screenshot Monitoring

Take automatic screenshots or remotely view desktops

Application Blocker

Track Software Usage

Get insights into software usage trends in your organization

Stealth

Transparent & Stealth Modes

Run silently in the background or provide notice of monitoring

Block USB

Block USB & Other Devices

Set full access, read only or no access on storage devices

Allowed List

Device Whitelist

Allow only authorized storage devices to be used

Block Files

Block File Transfers

Prevent files from being transferred to portable storage

Reports

DLP Activity Reports

Track file transfers, storage device use, file operations, and more

Internet Off

Block Websites

Block websites based on
URLs & content categories

Download Filter
Block Downloads/Uploads

Prevent uploading and downloading based on file type

Application Blocker
Application Blacklisting

Block specific Windows
applications from launching

Internet Off

PC Power Management

Remotely track and control PC power states

Internet Off

Centralized Console

Manage all your users from the
centralized console with Active
Directory import or syncing

Internet Off

Platform Security

Protect your CurrentWare console
with 2FA, passwords, privilege
management, and more

Internet Off

Offsite Management

Extend onsite security policies to any remote computer running outside the corporate network

Internet Off

SQL Server Supported

Database scaled for enterprise and
large business operations using
Microsoft SQL Server

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