Remote Employee Monitoring Software

Use CurrentWare’s remote employee monitoring software to improve productivity & security—no matter where your team members work

  • Improve Productivity
    Track unproductive web browsing, app usage, and idle time to detect time-wasting
  • Save Time With Intuitive Reports
    User-friendly reports and dashboards make it easy to understand how your remote workforce operates
  • Enhance Visibility
    With employee activity insights you can promote flexibility without sacrificing accountability

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What Are the Benefits of Remote Employee Monitoring Software?

98% of employees surveyed said they would like the option to work remotely (at least some of the time) for the rest of their careers.1 To continue offering this perk in the long term companies need to implement the best employee monitoring software to keep each remote employee productive and secure no matter where they work.

Boost Productivity With Productivity Tracking

Actively disengaged employees cost the U.S. up to $550 billion in lost productivity per year.2

Remote employee monitoring software provides productivity metrics that help track remote employee productivity and work efficiency to see who is working diligently and who needs further support.

Protect Sensitive Data

Protect Sensitive Data With Insights Into Suspicious Behavior

26% of employees considered keeping company data during the COVID-19 pandemic.3

Visibility into how employees are handling data is essential for preventing data leaks to insider threats; especially in a remote environment.

With CurrentWare’s remote employee monitoring software you can prevent data breaches to USB devices with detailed reports of data each remote employee transmitted to portable storage devices.

Track Employee Engagement With Activity Tracking

86% of remote workers feel the need to prove that they are working hard.4

Reduced visibility is a significant struggle when managing remote teams. Tracking how a remote employee spends their time with remote employee monitoring software provides them with an opportunity to demonstrate their task management efforts.

Improve Visibility
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Prevent Employee Time Theft

The average employee steals ~4.5 hours per week from their employer, totaling nearly 6 full work weeks per year. 5

With CurrentWare’s remote employee monitoring software, preventing time theft at work is as easy as installing the solution on your employee’s computers and collecting data on time spent working vs time spent on distracting websites and applications.

Verify Remote Employee Attendance

Managers of remote teams are often concerned that a disengaged team member will be dishonest about their working hours.

Track time spent on app usage and websites during work hours to get detailed reports of when each remote team members starts and stops their work day.

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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."

Improve Hybrid & Remote Employee Management

CurrentWare’s remote employee monitoring software solutions have all the features and detailed reports you need to maintain a productive remote workforce. Easily provide managers of distributed teams with the insights they need to manage projects and guide their remote team to success.

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 internet bandwidth usage 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 specific application usage dashboard

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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Work From Home Policy Template

Download this free work from home policy template and tailor it to fit your company's needs

  • Set expectations for employees who work from home
  • Define eligibility criteria for working remotely
  • Outline your remote employee monitoring practices

Flexible Deployment Options

On-Premises | Remote Workers | Self-Managed Cloud Platforms

When you use CurrentWare products the data you collect remains solely in your control, giving you the flexibility to decide where data is stored and for how long. Your employee’s data cannot be accessed by CurrentWare.


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Deploy the Software

Install the Console & Server on a computer, server, or a cloud platform of your choice. Then deploy the Clients to your users’ computers.


Manage your Users

Organize your PCs/Users into custom policy groups. Get advanced awareness & control over how technology is used in your organization.

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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

Employee Productivity Dashboard

Block Dangerous & Unwanted Sites

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

  • Block URLs & categories
  • Block unwanted apps
  • Website allow & block lists

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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

Device Blocking window Screenshot of CurrentWare's USB device control software AccessPatrol

Remotely 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

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Check Out Our Great Reviews on Capterra!

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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The Challenges of Managing Remote Teams

Whether you are managing a team remotely during COVID or you’ve always been a remote-friendly company, it’s no secret that successful remote employee management is a unique challenge. Here are the top challenges of a remote work environment.

What Are the Top Concerns of Remote Team Managers? 5

  • 82% are concerned about reduced employee focus
  • 75% are concerned about reduced team cohesiveness
  • 82% are concerned about reduced employee productivity
  • 70% are concerned about maintaining company culture
  • 67% are concerned about employees overworking

The advanced features of remote employee monitoring software tools play a unique role in addressing the concerns of managers and other team leaders.

With insights into remote employee activity you can:

  • Track time spent on productive and distracting activities throughout the day
  • Ensure that remote employees are following business processes
  • Verify working hours to ensure that individual employees do not overwork themselves

Cybersecurity Risks of Working Remotely

When approaching remote employee management from a cybersecurity perspective you need to rely more on authentication, remote employee monitoring, and endpoint security to protect data.

  • How can we ensure that employees are following security guidelines when they work from outside of the office?
  • Without monitoring solutions in place how can we determine what is “normal” activity for our end-users.
  • How can we prevent remote employees from stealing trade secrets, personal information, and other data?

How Can I Keep Data Safe When Remote Workers Have Access to It?

  • Provide your remote employees with security awareness training that addresses the unique risks of remote work.
  • Monitor and restrict access to data egress points such as portable storage devices to ensure that data isn’t being stolen or mishandled.
  • Provide them with access to company-owned devices that can be appropriately monitored and restricted.

 Limited Communication, Culture, and Visibility

37% of employees at companies that allow remote work feel that working remotely hinders visibility.6

This lack of visibility can lead to burnout and a loss of morale as remote employees overexert themselves in an attempt to prove that they are working productively.

  • How can newly remote teams prove that they have the task management skills to stay productive when they work from home?
  • How can the managers of remote teams see the full extent of their contributions when they are not working together in the office?
  • How can we ensure that our remote workers are collaborating effectively when they work from home?

With remote employee monitoring software tools you can keep a pulse on individual employee engagement with insights into the time spent working each day. This activity tracking lets your engaged employees work their best knowing their efforts are noticed.

Coordinating Flexible Schedules

Working remotely with flexible work hours is an excellent perk for employees. Unfortunately this remote work style presents unique remote employee management challenges that can be difficult to overcome.

  • Are remote employees working too much (burnout risk) or too little (disengagement)?
  • Is there enough overlap between remote teams for collaborative remote work?
  • Do we have enough employees working during core hours to meet business needs?

How Can I Coordinate Flexible Work Schedules?

Where possible, use asynchronous project management and communication systems. This allows employees to start and stop their contributions as they see fit, improving their work life balance.

For remote teams that require real-time collaboration you can schedule core work hours where all your employees are expected to be available.

With WFH monitoring solutions you can verify that there is enough shared time for collaboration and communication during the work day. 

Concerns About Low Employee Engagement

Managers of remote teams often struggle to keep them engaged—Considering that 8 in 10 remote workers admit to slacking off at work during the COVID-19 lockdown these struggles can be a significant productivity drain.7

  • Are my employees more productive working from home or from the office?
  • Who are my top performers and who is taking advantage of remote work to slack off?
  • Do my remote teams have everything they need to meet their goals?

Struggling to maintain accountability when managing remote employees? With remote employee monitoring software tools you can rest assured that your staff is engaged and meeting expectations, allowing you to focus your efforts on providing your remote teams with the support they need to stay productive while they work from home.


Learn The Best Practices for Monitoring Employees

Follow these best practices to increase buy-in for employee monitoring. Learn how to create a monitoring strategy that is transparent, fair, and respectful of employee privacy.

Best Practices for Monitoring Hybrid & Remote Workers

Even with the best employee monitoring software with advanced employee monitoring features you need clear employee communication from team leaders to get the most out of your employee monitoring solution.

Follow these best practices for tracking employee activity to monitor your employees’ activity with work from home monitoring software while respecting their privacy.

Use Employee Computer Activity Data Fairly

The computer activity data of remote employees must only be used for its stated purpose. This ensures that employees have provided informed consent to having their data collected and improves their trust in the use of remote employee monitoring software.

How to Use Monitoring Data Fairly

  • Limit singling out individual employees. Addressing individuals should be reserved for instances of high risk and clearly objectionable behaviors such as accessing pornography, excessive disengagement, or illegal activities. 
  • Monitor employees equally. To avoid perceptions of discrimination, employees in similar roles should be monitored and assessed equally. This can be extended further by including managers in the monitoring ecosystem.
  • Do not make automatic decisions solely based on monitoring data. Decisions that have a significant effect on employees such as promotions, job retention, and salary negotiations require human intervention to ensure that the evaluation is fair, accurate, and adequate.

Keep Employee Computer Activity Data Safe

The computer activity data of remote employees can be potentially sensitive. Information such as internet browsing history and search queries can reveal personal information including health status, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc.

To prevent this data from being misused you must treat user activity data like any other form of sensitive information. This includes limiting who can access the data, ensuring that anyone with access to the data understands their security and privacy responsibilities, and keeping the data stored in a secure location.

Examples of sensitive employee monitoring data:

  • Search queries surrounding protected classes (race, religion, disabilities, etc)
  • Location data from company-provided mobile devices
  • Personally identifiable information (PII)

    Respect the Limitations of Productivity Monitoring

    The insights provided by remote employee monitoring software do not provide the full context into how employees work.

    Unless an employee is in a position where 100% of their work occurs on a computer there is bound to be work-adjacent tasks such as meetings, deep thought, and project planning that is not reflected by employee monitoring tools.

    For this reason you must avoid making automated decisions based on their activity data. Instead, use the insights provided to optimize workflows, address clearly disengaged employees, and ensure that work from home policies are being followed.

    Do not use computer activity data as the sole indicator of performance. Even if the majority of an employee’s role involves the use of the computer it is normal for a productive employee to have periods of time where they are temporarily inactive on their workstations as they can be engaged in other job-adjacent tasks.


    Avoid Invasive Remote Employee Monitoring

    In today’s privacy-conscious world employers need to monitor employees in a way that is transparent, minimally invasive, and respectful of employee privacy.

    Do Not Monitor More Than Necessary
    You do not need to monitor individual keystrokes to track the productivity of remote employees. Instead, track how they spend their time during work hours with work from home monitoring software.

    Do Not Monitor Employees Without Their Informed Consent
    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 employee monitoring acceptable.

    Do Not Monitor Personal Devices
    You must respect the reasonable expectation of privacy that remote employees have when they are using their personal computers for work tasks.


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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.

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    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.

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    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

    Internet ON/OFF

    One click to completely block
    the Internet

    Internet Off

    URL Filter

    Allowed list or Blocked list for
    specific URLs

    Internet Off

    Category Filtering

    Block websites based on
    content categories

    Internet Off

    Internet Scheduler

    Set unique restrictions at specific
    times of the day

    Internet Off

    Internet Monitoring

    Track what websites are being
    visited by employees

    Internet Off

    Web Activity Reports

    15+ different detailed web
    activity reports

    Internet Off

    Track Application Use

    See what applications are being
    used by employees

    Internet Off

    Email Reports

    Automatically email reports of web
    usage to managers

    Internet Off

    Block USB

    Block unauthorized USBs to protect
    against data theft

    Internet Off

    Block External Devices

    Easily block DVDs, external drives
    & other peripherals

    Internet Off

    Device Permissions

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

    Internet Off

    Allowed List

    Allow specific storage devices on
    your network

    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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    Frequently Asked Questions About CurrentWare’s Work From Home Monitoring Software

    Are There Any Limits to the Free Trial?

    The free trial of our remote employee tracking software 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 the best employee productivity tracking software for your organization:

    reach out to our support team.

    Does CurrentWare Have Access to Employee Data?

    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.

    Will My Employees Know They Are Being Monitored?

    Depending on the needs of your environment and the laws of your jurisdiction you can opt to deploy BrowseReporter 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. Your employee will not be able to uninstall the CurrentWare client or prevent it from running.

    Transparent Employee Monitoring

    BrowseReporter includes a variety of transparency-boosting features to help your employees 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.

    Is This a Cloud Solution?

    The CurrentWare Suite can be deployed on-premises or on a cloud platform of your choice. Both deployment option are compatible with remote workers with a few configuration changes.

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    Our remote work monitoring solutions are not cloud-native

    How Can I Monitor Employees That Work Remotely?

    With the right employee monitoring software, you can easily keep track of what your remote workforce does during work hours.

    Simply install the monitoring software on their computers and generate reports on their activities from the central console. To get started:

    download a free remote employee monitoring software trial.

    I Want To Monitor Employees Who Work From Home But I’m Worried About Their Privacy. What Should I Do?

    In today’s privacy-conscious world employers need to monitor employees in a way that is transparent, minimally invasive, and respectful of employee privacy.

    To help employers develop a privacy-first employee monitoring strategy, CurrentWare has written a white paper with the best practices for monitoring the productivity and time of employees.

    Will BrowseReporter Continue Monitoring Employees When They Leave the Network?

    Yes. The client agent has the ability to monitor employee computer activity even if it loses connection to the CurrentWare Server.

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

    Note: If you wish to get activity data from employee computers that are 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’s computer usage data and any CurrentWare policy updates will take effect.

    Learn More: How to Set Up CurrentWare’s Employee Productivity Tracking Software for Off-Site Workers

    Is It Legal to Use Remote Employee Monitoring Software?

    When determining how employee monitoring software will be used in your organization it is important to understand the potential privacy implications for your employees and what factors influence your right to monitor employee computer activity.

    Depending on your jurisdiction and the jurisdiction of your employees you may have legal obligations to fulfill before monitoring employees in the workplace. The best practice is to consult with a legal professional first.

    Most workplace privacy and employee monitoring 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.

    Learn more: The Best Practices for Using Employee Productivity Monitoring Software

    How Can I Monitor the Productivity of Remote Workers?

    Have regular check-ins with your remote employees to go over their progress towards key deliverables. Review the quality of their work and see if it’s up to their usual standard.

    If it feels like they are lagging behind, review their computer activity reports to see if internet-based distractions have affected their quality of work.

    Using BrowseReporter’s remote employee productivity reports you can readily see how your employees spend their time on websites that are deemed productive, unproductive, or neutral.

    My Employees Use a VPN and/or Remote Acess Software to Connect to Their Work Computer. Can CurrentWare Still Track Their Activity?

    Yes! Simply install the CurrentWare client agent on the workstation they are connecting to. CurrentWare can also be set up for remote workers with port forwarding, offsite mode, and a standalone software installation.

    How Do You Effectively Manage a Remote Employee?

    Effectively managing a remote workforce requires a combination of asynchronous management and communication, flexibility, and a revised approach to productivity management.

    Performance management for remote workers is a particularly unique challenge. How can you know that employees are engaged and working as expected when they are out-of-sight and surrounded by distractions?

    Just getting started with remote employee management in your company? The CurrentWare team has prepared a guide that will provide you with the insights you need to manage a distributed, hybrid or remote workforce. | Read the Guide

    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.

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    1 We Forum – 6 charts that show what employers and employees really think about remote working Accessed 4 Jun. 2021.
    2 Gallup – State of the American Workplace 2017 Report Accessed 4 Jun. 2021.
    3 Deloitte – Cyber crime – the risks of working from home Accessed 4 Jun. 2021.
    4 CityAM – Remote working is causing employees to feel overworked Accessed 4 Jun. 2021.
    5 Forbes – How To Insure Against Time Theft
    6 Owl Labs – 2019 State of Remote Work Report Accessed 4 Jun. 2021.
    7 Indeed – Remote Work Can Bring Benefits, but Attitudes Are Divided 14 Nov. 2018, Accessed 4 Jun. 2021.
    8 SellCell – Survey: Eight in 10 Remote Workers Admit to Slacking Off at Work 2 Jul. 2020, Accessed 4 Jun. 2021.