Employee Screenshot Monitoring Software

BrowseReporter is a versatile employee screenshot monitoring software for capturing screenshots of remote and on-premises desktops.

Capture screenshots from each desktop, track how long employees are away from their computers, monitor web browsing habits, and track application usage.

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Automatic Screenshot Monitoring

The optional desktop screen capture feature of BrowseReporter automatically captures a screenshot of your employee’s computer when they access a specific application or website.

  • Capture high-resolution and compressed screenshots of your employee’s desktops; even on multi-monitor setups!
  • Get an over-the-shoulder view of your employee’s PC no matter where they are working
  • Each screenshot is tagged with the website or application that was being used and the name of the computer

Live Computer Screen
Monitoring Software

Monitor employee desktops in real time with the remote screen capture feature. Get a live feed of what an employee is doing on their computer and remotely capture screenshots of their desktop.

  • Remotely take screenshots of other computers in your network, even on dual-screen setups
  • Monitor desktops in real-time to watch for unsafe data handling and inappropriate behavior
  • View the screens of employees to check-in on their activity without walking to their desks
Remote Live Screen Monitoring With BrowseReporter.

Note: The real-time remote screen capture feature is exclusive to LANs with the CurrentWare Client connected to the CurrentWare Server over a Private IP.

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See Exactly What Your Employees Are Doing on Their Computers

BrowseReporter’s employee screenshot monitoring software feature captures high-resolution and compressed screenshots of employee desktops, giving you a plain view of their computer activities.

  • Configure screenshots to be automatically deleted after a set period of time has passed
  • Multi-monitor setups are supported, giving you a full picture of what was on each monitor when the screenshot was taken
  • View screenshots in a photo grid or as a table list; use advanced filters to find the exact screenshots you are searching for
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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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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."

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.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The Best Employee Monitoring Software
to Improve Productivity & Performance

Make Informed Decisions with Employee Activity Monitoring

BrowseReporter’s detailed desktop activity 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.

  • Improve 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
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Enforcing Acceptable Use Policies Has Never Been Easier

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

  • Empower anti-harassment initiatives with evidence of employees that are visiting inappropriate websites during work time
  • Improve security with triggered alerts every time your employees visit high-risk websites that put sensitive data at risk including porn, torrents, and file sharing websites
  • Track computer activity to collect evidence of unwanted computer usage, then use BrowseControl to block unwanted websites and applications

Monitor Productivity

BrowseReporter’s detailed productivity 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.

  • Find out if employees are wasting work time on social media, computer games, and other distractions
  • Track the productivity levels of your entire workforce, a specific team, and individual employees
  • Review the websites that were open during inactive periods to verify that idle time was spent on work-related tasks
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Custom Inactivity Threshold

BrowseReporter’s computer activity reports let you see if an employee was using their computers. You can even see if a specific website was actively used or simply running in the background.

  • Monitor internet usage based on active time, idle time, and total time to see how long employees are away from their computers
  • Track active and idle times of employees based on how long it has been since they have used their mouse or keyboard
  • Start tracking employee idle time after their computer has been inactive for a set period of time

Automatic Screenshot Monitoring

See exactly what your employees are doing on their computers. BrowseReporter is an employee screenshot monitoring software that can 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
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Track Login & Logout Times

Combine idle time tracking with enPowerManager’s logon history reports to get a  better understanding of your employee’s activity levels during working hours.

  • Audit logon and logoff times to see how long your employee’s are working at their computers
  • Get a record of each time your employees startup, restart, and shutdown their computers
  • Verify that employees working from home are active during work hours and see when they are taking breaks
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How to Improve Employee Productivity
With CurrentWare’s Productivity Tracking Software

The CurrentWare Suite provides the visibility and control you need to boost productivity.

See How Employees Spend Their Time

Use our employee tracking software BrowseReporter to track employee activity. Track idle time and internet usage to ensure that team members are focused on their projects and tasks.

  • See how much time was spent on unproductive websites and applications
  • Customize idle time based on the last keyboard/mouse inputs
  • Discover which departments or employees are the most active
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Monitor Remote Employees

Compare productivity trends between remote vs in-office employees, improve visibility, and provide opportunities for flexible employee schedules.

Remote employee monitoring software provides you with a clear picture of when employees are working on their computers so you can rest assured that they are engaged no matter how they like to schedule their time.

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Enforce Computer Use Policies

Our employee productivity tracking software gives you detailed evidence of web activity, making it the perfect tool for enforcing internet use policies.

  • Empower anti-harassment initiatives with evidence of employees that are visiting inappropriate websites during work time
  • Improve security with triggered alerts every time your employees visit high-risk websites including porn, torrents, and file sharing websites
  • Track computer activity to collect evidence of unwanted computer usage, then use BrowseControl to block unwanted websites and applications
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Empower Business Decisions

  • Empower human resources with evidence of users that are visiting inappropriate websites
  • Measure trends in employee engagement to find employees that need more support
  • Enable flexible schedules with insights into when your employees do their best work
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Track Productivity to Deter Time Wasters

Workplace distractions are a major drain on productivity. Track time spent on unproductive websites to increase productivity and ensure your staff is on track when you assign tasks.

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Optimize Project Management

Track idle time trends to find out which departments are underutilized or overutilized. Identify opportunities for growth and areas where work processes or task management need to be adjusted.

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Employee and Computer Monitoring Features

Reports

Web Activity Reports

Reports and dashboards for monitoring user activity

Remote Screen Capture

Screenshot Monitoring

Take automatic screenshots or remotely view desktops

Application Blocker

Track App Usage

Track employee computer usage on Windows applications

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Idle Time Tracking

Track mouse and keyboard movement to monitor inactivity

Bandwidth Tracker

Bandwidth Tracking

Find users that are hogging the network's bandwidth

Tracking Schedule

Tracking Scheduler

Only track user computer activity during work hours

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Internet Monitoring

Monitor web browsing, keyword searches, and more

Category Filtering

URL Category Tracking

Each website is automatically categorized to help identify URLs

Email Report

Email Reports

Automatically send computer activity reports to designated inboxes on a set schedule

Email Alert

Email Alerts

Send email alerts to authorities when user browsing has exceeded company web policies

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End-User Reports

Provide your employees with on-demand access to their own user activity data

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Stealth & Transparent Modes

The software can run silently in the background or be configured to alert users

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Centralized Console

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

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Platform Security

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

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Offsite Management

Monitor remote employees and students no matter what network they connect to

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SQL Server Supported

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

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Best Practices for Monitoring Productivity

Be Transparent About Employee Activity Monitoring

Employees that are not aware that they are being monitored, why they are being monitored, and how they are being monitored are less likely to find the use of employee computer monitoring software acceptable.

CurrentWare’s employee and computer monitoring software solutions can be deployed with an optional stealth mode or configured to periodically notify employees that they are being monitored.

  • Turn on BrowseReporter’s End Users Reports feature to give employees access to their data. This gives them the autonomy to monitor their own productivity.
  • Disclose the scope of employee monitoring during onboarding and within company policies.
  • Make sure employees understand how data is being collected, what data is being collected, and how it will be used.

How to Increase Buy-in for Employee Monitoring

  • Consult your employees. Involve a representative sample of employees to ensure that their voices are heard. Allow them to voice any concerns they have regarding your use of employee computer monitoring software.
  • Do not track more than necessary. Only collect, store, and use the types of data that are adequate and relevant for the stated purposes. Overly invasive monitoring methods such as capturing individual keystrokes and webcam feeds are highly likely to infringe on employee privacy rights unless there is a legitimate business need that cannot be adequately met through less invasive methods.
  • Limit access to employee monitoring data. Restricting access to monitoring data to a “need to know” basis limits opportunities for misuse. Use CurrentWare’s operator permissions to password protect the console and limit who has access to certain features.

Protect Employee Monitoring Data From Misuse

Employee monitoring data can be sensitive. Organizations need to ensure that administrative and technical security measures are in place to prevent data from being misused or leaked to unauthorized parties.

  • Password-protect employee data. The CurrentWare Console can be password protected to limit who has access to employee computer activity data.
  • Limit data access. With CurrentWare's Operator Accounts you can provide a manager with access to their department's data without providing them with the data of other departments. You can also use the email reports feature to automatically send data about specific users/PCs on a regular basis.
  • Only use employee computer activity data for its intended purpose. If employees consent to their data being collected for the purpose of enforcing acceptable use policies it is critical that it is not reappropriated for another purpose without their explicit and informed consent.

Only Monitor What is Needed

Employee monitoring is unique for every organization, and yours is no exception. 

When you monitor your employees the best practice is to only monitor what is needed to meet your organization’s goals. 

Rather than monitoring every single action your employees take without a clear reason to do so, you should map your clearly defined goals to the data points you need to collect in order to meet them.

This ensures that the monitoring methods used are as minimally invasive as is needed to meet your goals. You’ll also improve buy-in by clearly demonstrating the intended purpose of the monitoring.

Get Informed Consent From Monitored Employees

When implementing an employee monitoring solution, get explicit and informed consent from your employees that they are going to be monitored.

Even if there are no laws that specifically require that you disclose to employees that they are being monitored, it is the best practice to do so anyway. 

How in-depth you explain the process is up to the discretion and unique needs of your organization, however it is best to be as open as possible and have your employees read and sign an employee monitoring policy.

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Are There Any Limits to the Free Trial?

The free trial is fully functional. You can deploy it on up to 10 computers for 14 days.

If you need more time or more computers to properly evaluate CurrentWare’s solutions in your organization, reach out to our team. You can call us, email us, or use our live chat.

Does CurrentWare Have Access to My Employee Activity Reports?

No, CurrentWare cannot access your employee’s computer monitoring data. CurrentWare’s software does not send your user’s computer usage data to CurrentWare. They are installed and managed by your organization.

All of the data collected by CurrentWare’s software is stored on a database that is installed in your organization’s data center or cloud service provider.

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

  • Sensitive employee data stays secured to your standards rather than being sent to a third party.
  • Maintain data localization and residency compliance requirements by keeping employee data exactly where it needs to be.
  • Retain auditable records of user activity for as long as you need

For more information please refer to our Terms of Service.

How Much Does BrowseReporter Cost?

When purchased as a standalone solution, BrowseReporter employee monitoring software starts at $3.99 USD per license per month, paid annually.

The final costs depend on the number of licenses, how many years are purchased in advance, and other factors.

For the most accurate costs, reach out to our sales team for a quote.

Can I Use BrowseReporter to Monitor My Remote Employees?

Yes. BrowseReporter is a remote employee monitoring software that supports a variety of deployment options that allow companies to track remote teams.

Using BrowseReporter you can monitor employee computer activity no matter where each team member works.

To learn more about monitoring remote workers with BrowseReporter, visit this article: How to Set Up Remote Employee Monitoring Software

Will BrowseReporter Continue Monitoring My Employees When They Leave The Network?

Yes, BrowseReporter’s client agent that is installed on the employee computers has the ability to monitor computer activity and track productivity even if it does not have a connection with the CurrentWare Server.

When your employees disconnect from your network the client agent will store their activity and productivity data locally on the device. Once they reconnect to the network their data will be synced to the CurrentWare server.

Note: If you wish to get data from computers outside of the network they will need to be able to communicate with the CurrentWare Server.

Once a connection is reestablished you will receive your employee computer activity data and any CurrentWare policy updates will take effect.

Learn More: How to Set Up CurrentWare’s Employee Monitoring Software for Off-Site Teams

Can BrowseReporter Monitor Employee Activity On Citrix, Remote Desktop, and/or Terminal Server?

Yes. The CurrentWare Suite is supported on desktop computers, virtual machines (VMs), and servers running modern versions of the Windows operating system.

The CurrentWare Suite (BrowseReporter, BrowseControl, AccessPatrol, and enPowerManager) is also Citrix Ready verified, allowing you to use CurrentWare Suite modules with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service (XenApp & XenDesktop service). You can install the CurrentWare Clients on your Citrix Workspace running Windows.

In addition, all CurrentWare components are compatible with Remote Desktop Services (RDS) or Terminal Servers (TS).

When monitoring Citrix virtual desktops with CurrentWare’s employee monitoring solutions you can track computer activities with PC Mode to track the individual virtual machine or with User Mode to track the activities of specific employees across multiple devices and/or virtual machines.

Monitoring and managing your end-users with CurrentWare in a Terminal Services environment works similarly. The exception is that in a Terminal Server/Terminal Services environment the server will be registered as an individual endpoint; when you run a report from PC mode it will give you a report on all the users’ profiles in a single report.

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Will My Employees Know They are Being Monitored?

Depending on the needs of your environment and the laws of your jurisdiction you can use our employee monitoring software to monitor employee computers with or without its transparency-enhancing features enabled.

Stealth Employee Monitoring
BrowseReporter operates in stealth mode by default.

In stealth mode, the CurrentWare Client is not visible in the system tray or control panel of the employee’s computer.

Transparent Employee Monitoring
BrowseReporter’s optional transparency-boosting features make it the best employee monitoring software for being transparent about tracking employee computer activity.

These features help your teams remain aware that their computer activity is being monitored in the workplace.

  • Monitoring Notifications: Display a custom message that periodically reminds your employees that their internet and application activity is being monitored by BrowseReporter
  • Show In System Tray: Enable this feature to make the CurrentWare Client visible in the system tray of your employee’s computers.
  • End-User Reports: Enable this feature to give your employees access to their own computer activity data. This lets them see exactly what internet and application usage data is being shared.

Learn More: Best Practices for Monitoring Employees

 

Is it Legal to Use Employee Monitoring Software?

When determining how employee monitoring software will be used with the teams in your organization it is important to understand the potential privacy implications for your employees and what factors (such as state and federal laws) influence your right to monitor employee computers.

Depending on your jurisdiction and the jurisdiction of your employees you may have legal obligations to fulfill before using employee monitoring software tools.

The best practice is to consult with a legal professional first to understand how state and federal laws, collective bargaining agreements, and other factors influence what employee activity can be monitored.

Most workplace privacy laws require you to be transparent about data collection. This includes informing employees about what is being monitored, how their data will be protected, and how it will be used.

Typically this disclosure is provided in an employee manual, workplace monitoring policy, or acceptable use policy.

Get a FREE Template: Workplace Monitoring Policy (Employee Monitoring Policy)

The best employee monitoring software helps you meet your privacy requirements with privacy-enhancing features such as alerting your users that their computer activity is being monitored.

Who Uses This Employee Monitoring Software?

CurrentWare has a global client base with companies across a variety of industries including government, healthcare, finance, nonprofit, and manufacturing.

CurrentWare helps its customers protect their business against time theft, lost productivity, data leakage, and web-based threats by monitoring and controlling computer use.

Read our employee monitoring software customer case studies to learn more.

Will BrowseReporter Track Web Browsing When Users Uses Private Browsing Modes or Delete Their Browsing History?

Yes. BrowseReporter’s client collects user activity data independent of the web browser’s browsing history log.

Internet browsing data will remain intact for use in reports and dashboards even if the user deletes their web browsing history in their browser or uses a private browsing function such as Incognito Mode On Google Chrome, Private Browsing On Mozilla Firefox, and InPrivate Browsing Window On Microsoft Edge.

How is the CurrentWare Suite Secured?

CurrentWare is committed to the security of its platform, its users and their data. 

 

  • All of the data collected by CurrentWare’s solutions is stored in your organization’s data center or cloud service provider; the data is not sent to CurrentWare.
  • The web console cannot be accessed without a username and password. For an added layer of authentication security you can enable two-factor authentication.
  • You can selectively enable/disable what data is tracked and delete old records automatically.

 

For a complete overview of the security measures that CurrentWare has in place, check out the CurrentWare platform security overview page.