Insider Threat Prevention

Insider Threat Prevention

Insider threat detection and investigation are key to the long-term security of your files, data, and systems, but it is also important to take a proactive approach to insider threat prevention. ObserveIT helps teams block out-of-policy user activity, using policy reminders, warning prompts, and robust app-blocking controls.

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ObserveIT also helps teams detect insider threats and investigate insider threats.

Block Out-of-Policy User Activity

More often than not, your users have the keys to the kingdom. They can access vital files, data, and systems in order to perform their day-to-day tasks. But what about the tools they shouldn’t be able to access or use?

ObserveIT empowers security teams to select particular applications, tools, and websites as being “off-limits,” effectively blocking access based on cybersecurity policy.


For example: If your organization does not allow for the use of cloud storage apps to store or share files, you can block access to that tool locally, as well as the web access point. It is just one way that you can work to prevent insider threat incidents or stop them before they progress.

Improve Cybersecurity Awareness

64% of all insider threat incidents are caused by negligent users*, not users with malicious intent. If you could approach those insiders and coach them in cybersecurity best practices with real-time prompts, would you?

ObserveIT makes proactive coaching possible, with optional policy reminders and warning prompts for improving insider cybersecurity awareness.


For example: If an insider opens up a tool that is out-of-policy, such as a cloud storage app, a prompt would appear, notifying them that use of “Unauthorized cloud storage applications are against security policy.” It could then also provide examples of approved alternatives to that tool, as well as an acknowledgement checkbox to ask that insider to indicate that they understand that their action was inappropriate.

In the event that this insider proceeds, you now have hard action-based evidence that they were provided with documentation on the cybersecurity policy.

*Based on an independent 2018 study by the Ponemon Institute