User Risk Scoring, User Behavior Analytics, and Field-Level Application Monitoring Create First Insider Threat Platform to Protect the Entire Enterprise

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 16, 2015–

Today, ObserveIT, the leader in user behavior monitoring and analytics, announced the release of ObserveIT 6.0, which provides the first insider threat platform to protect enterprises from data loss, fraud and IP theft across third-parties, privileged users, and business users.

“Insider breaches like the Morgan Stanley financial advisor siphoning wealth management information for personal gain, and the AT&T call center employee who accessed and exposed sensitive customer data, are just a taste of what’s to come” said Doug Cahill, Senior Analyst at ESG. “Advanced user behavior analytics such as this solution from ObserveIT addresses this critical security challenge by focusing on the user.”

The new User Risk Dashboard makes it easy for organizations to see the risk insiders pose to their company and provides risk scoring, which identifies and prioritizes the highest-risk users to investigate. In addition, security professionals can drill-down into actual user behavior to quickly distinguish misuse from legitimate user activity and shutdown user sessions.

“The threat from inside has never been greater with two out of every three security incidents originating from internal users with legitimate access,” said Paul Brady, CEO of ObserveIT. “At its core, insider threat is a user problem. System and infrastructure logs simply do not provide the visibility or intelligence required to understand user behavior. Only ObserveIT provides a truly user-centric security platform that mitigates the risk of insider threat across third-parties, privileged users and business users.”

In addition to the User Risk Dashboard, ObserveIT 6.0 provides field-level application marking and monitoring, which tracks in-application elements for data exposure and extraction. This new visibility provides the most accurate understanding of one of the biggest sources of insider threats, access to sensitive data via applications. With ObserveIT, you can select and mark sensitive information within applications, like SAP, to record, and detect when users are viewing or exporting sensitive information inappropriately.

ObserveIT will be hosting a webcast on October 7th to demonstrate the new Insider Threat Platform and discuss the current state of insider threat with industry expert Larry Ponemon, chairman and founder of the Ponemon Institute. Click here to register for the webcast.

About ObserveIT

ObserveIT is the leader in user behavior monitoring and analytics that enables companies to mitigate the risk of insider threats from business users, privileged users, and third-party contractors.

ObserveIT records, monitors, and analyses user behavior across the entire enterprise down to the application field level with zero operational impact. Analytics and scoring identify users who represent the greatest risk, enabling security teams to respond before the business is impacted. Our granular user activity logs provide a detailed audit trail of all user behavior to streamline compliance and internal audits.

ObserveIT is trusted by over 1,200 customers in 70 countries across all verticals. For more information on ObserveIT, visit www.ObserveIT.com, or find us on Twitter @ObserveIT.

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