Cerebral Features

Cerebral

Behavior Analytics and Activity Monitoring Software

4.24/5 (80 reviews)

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Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Monitoring
Activity Tracking
Application Security
Browsing History
Compliance Tracking
Contact Management
Data Management
Data Visualization
Employee Activity Monitoring
Employee Email Monitoring
Employee Management
Employee Time Tracking
Encryption
Firewalls
Forecasting
Incident Management
Keystroke Recording
Monitoring
Network Monitoring
Policy Management
Productivity Analysis
Real Time Monitoring
Remote Access/Control
Remote Support
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Risk Alerts
Risk Analytics
Risk Assessment
Screen Activity Recording
Server Monitoring
Subject Profiles
Time Tracking
Two-Factor Authentication
Uptime Reporting
VPN
Web Threat Management
Whitelisting/Blacklisting
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Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Monitoring
Activity Tracking
Application Security
Browsing History
Compliance Tracking
Contact Management
Data Management
Data Visualization
Employee Activity Monitoring
Employee Email Monitoring
Employee Management
Employee Time Tracking
Encryption
Firewalls
Forecasting
Incident Management
Keystroke Recording
Monitoring
Network Monitoring
Policy Management
Productivity Analysis
Real Time Monitoring
Remote Access/Control
Remote Support
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Risk Alerts
Risk Analytics
Risk Assessment
Screen Activity Recording
Server Monitoring
Subject Profiles
Time Tracking
Two-Factor Authentication
Uptime Reporting
VPN
Web Threat Management
Whitelisting/Blacklisting
Visit WebsiteCompare App
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Monitoring
Activity Tracking
Application Security
Browsing History
Compliance Tracking
Contact Management
Data Management
Data Visualization
Employee Activity Monitoring
Employee Email Monitoring
Employee Management
Employee Time Tracking
Encryption
Firewalls
Forecasting
Incident Management
Keystroke Recording
Monitoring
Network Monitoring
Policy Management
Productivity Analysis
Real Time Monitoring
Remote Access/Control
Remote Support
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Risk Alerts
Risk Analytics
Risk Assessment
Screen Activity Recording
Server Monitoring
Subject Profiles
Time Tracking
Two-Factor Authentication
Uptime Reporting
VPN
Web Threat Management
Whitelisting/Blacklisting
Visit WebsiteCompare App

Cerebral Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Cerebral's features:

Bob K.

Able to monitor all employee activities, review actions performed and perform audits.

2018-12-27

We were concerned about activities of users possibly steeling company documents or deleting things without approval.

Pros

One centrally monitored place to view all actives either on an individual or get reports on general activities of all employees.

Cons

Setup takes some time to tweek things right, but once configured its very reliable.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Kai L.

Veriato 360 Review

2018-12-27

Pros

This is a great employee monitoring software I think every company should have as parts of their security plan.

Cons

One of the issues I have is to access archived screenshots.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Elias G.

Veriato 360

2018-12-19

Client is able to review user activity if they suspect inappropriate activity.

Pros

Able to monitor users and review activity.

Cons

Lately has been causing boot corruption on Windows 10 computers. Email alerts don't work.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Brian E.

Veriato brings the truth to light.

2018-12-18

I see this as a significant win in that this software pulls back the shroud of uncertainty and exposes the simple truth, enabling management to make decisions based on unbiased factual evidence.

Pros

The fine-grained configuration capabilities are a great benefit in that we can really focus in on the context of interest for information gathering, allowing focused review of the employee being monitored by reducing the "noise" of unnecessary data being collected.

Cons

System alerts in the management console are unclear at times, leading to significant time wasted trying to resolve the issue.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Kevin T.

Great Tool, a little tricky to use

2018-12-18

While i believe i can get reports that will show daily activities, i am more interested in using first as a deterent to bad behanvior, and then as a way to figure out, if there is a problem, who is doign what, etc.

Pros

i love the fact that you can monitor acitivty.

Cons

its much slopwer and the dashboard is a bit more confusing.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, 51-200 employees)

Veriato is OK but its like a game of cat and mouse

2018-12-18

V360 V9 is a nice improvement over V8 but the management console in V9 crashes too often, and is rather finnacky, and lacks advanced options - however overall it is easier to use - especially since they switched to port 443.

Pros

Screenshots are nice, and the amount of data points veriato claims they can monitor is impressive.

Cons

The installation includes SQL Server Express, which is limited to 9.6 GB - requiring the users to provide their own MSSQL Server license to store more data without having to export old data first.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Mike G.

Great overview of users activity

2018-12-28

I believe this is the best on prem option for user monitoring, just wish they had a cloud hosted version!

Pros

Ease of access to view the tremendous amount of data Veriato Captures

Cons

Setting up A/V Exclusions can be a bit of a pain, but it is well document for most all AV solutions.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Karen H.

Very useful product that saved our small business money in the long run

2018-12-27

We are a small business and we used Workplace Monitor to view the activity of one employee who was suspected of spending a lot of non work related time on the internet while complaining that she was overloaded with work and could not keep up.

Pros

The software wasn't picked up by the virus protection software, and we were able to monitor the activity from a separate computer rather than having to go to the computer being monitored to view the activity.

Cons

I believe we were only able to monitor activity on one browser (Internet Explorer?)

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Human Resources company, 1001-5000 employees)

Veriato 360

2019-01-18

Something hard to track without consistent user data.

Pros

Very feature-rich, excellent support. Alerts based on behavior anomolies, keywords, data movement, malicious program, and many more.

Cons

Older versions have had recorders fail on us. Not easily deployed remotely.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Grant T.

Employee Monitoring

2018-12-18

Pros

This product gives fantastic and easily browsable screen shots. Very easy to see what an employee is doing all day.

Cons

I cannot get a proper report on Internet activity.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Insurance company, 11-50 employees)

Employee monitoring when sensitive business are in place...

2018-12-18

At the end, we decided not to move forward since it had more features/control than we requiredd.

Pros

The ability to get at a glance overview of employee activities where management requires complete oversight of employees.

Cons

Installation can be painstakingly complex when you factor in the need to maintain SQL as part of the back-end.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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David S.

VERIATO 360

2019-12-03

WE HAVE USED VERIATO FOR ALMOST 10 YEARS AND IT HAS HELPED IN A LOT OF CASES AND ALLOWS CALL CENTER MONITORING.

Pros

THIS SOFTWARE-VERIATO 360 ALLOWS YO TO VIEW A USER'S ACTIONS IN REAL TIME AND VIDEO LIKE OU ARE SITTING THERE.

Cons

THE SOFTWARE DOES NOT GRAB OUTLOOK DATA IF YOU USE GSUIT OUTLOOK CONNECTOR SOFTWARE FROM GOOGLE.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Stephen G.

Employee Monitoring

2018-12-18

Monitoring helped us review employee performance, and activity issues.

Pros

Perfect for checking up on any and all activity on a computer system.

Cons

Lots of options makes it a little difficult to understand what best for my needs.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Katie L.

Veriato360

2019-01-04

And of course, monitoring security and safety of my business, including monitoring for sharing of proprietary info and embezzlement.

Pros

Ability to monitor by business activities closely.

Cons

A more "real-time" experience would be helpful.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 11-50 employees)

Good comprehensive monitoring

2019-01-04

It can send alerts on keywords detected in the data.

Pros

. - It can export data to spreadsheets, text, html, and xml files for further analysis. - It can block selected web sites. - Captures all monitors in screen shots - Client systems can buffer up data for weeks while they are out of contact with the server (or when the server is down), e.g. remote laptops and systems that only connect by VPN once in a while. - Operation is generally invisible to users if you want it to be stealthy. - Tech support is helpful. - Users can be created to allow limited access to browse the collected data, for example to let managers review their assigned employees.

Cons

. - The system sometimes fails to start all the services required to collect data from the client systems, and getting it working again may take fiddling with service start delays and calls to tech support.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Doug K.

Not Just Straightforwad

2018-12-18

Monitoring employee activity on our computing/networking resources.

Pros

It looks have tremendous capabilities with some great information collection tools. With this comes complexity and installation/operation is not for the novice.

Cons

Installation and troubleshooting. Excluding from virus protection (Windows 10; have to have subdirectories created before the subdirectory can be excluded..) before installation is complex and the computer we had it loaded on has "black screened" on us twice now. It almost seems to be conflicting with our operating system which as stated is Windows 10 on all of our workstations.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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KC C.

Veriato collects everything

2019-01-18

The software is great, if you have any question about what an employee is doing with there time and sensitive data you know it all.

Pros

How easy it is to setup and the amount of data that is collected.

Cons

Adding and removing accounts, to redeploy lic you have to remove them all. Then re add them.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Defense & Space company, 1001-5000 employees)

A solid solution that supports employee investigations

2018-12-19

Veriato 360 provides detailed information to support HR initiated user investigations.

Pros

Well designed. Excellent user interface.

Cons

Ideally I would like monitoring enabled by default on all workstations and for the software to allow me query them.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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James H.

Features and functionality that you didn't even know you wanted!

2019-01-11

It fulfills our requirement of keeping confidential data secure.

Pros

When reviewing a software for remotely monitoring our users, we had in mind that we only wanted to have a record of files that they were accessing or copying.

Cons

We needed our Veriato server to be accessible publicly for external clients and also had to take some extra time to make sure our Antivirus did not interfere with the client software.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael C.

Good product but somewhat quirky when it comes to alerts.

2017-08-24

Pros

The visibility into user community is eye opening.

Cons

The alerting is not as accurate as I would have hoped.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Phillipp O.

A superb product for vigilant management staff

2019-01-21

All of them (after the initial deployment) are very happy with the results and the data it provides to increase productivity and audit their daily operations.

Pros

Once the software is deployed the management console is easy to use and low-impact.

Cons

We've used this multiple times and each time there has been some sort of complication that makes the wizard impossible to use for a complete deployement.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Alexander A.

Great features, painful to use

2019-01-16

The features presented by Veriato are great but some work and some don't at random. Be ready to go through a painful process. I loved the idea of installing clients over network for after hours but found that a large percentage fail or worse, completely mess the OS on the machines. I had this happen on the laptop of a Director for the company... not the greatest of times. Now I'm afraid to install the clients on machines. Another issue is licensing, you cannot change a computer name without having to re-install the client, this uses yet another license. You cannot reclaim licenses yourself, you actually have to call in their support and given them the specific names for the licenses you want to reclaim, Painful. If they worked these and more issues, the premise of the software is great. I hope that they work out all these issues out to have a product that lives to its full potential. I do want to point out that I use On-premise instead of their online offering, maybe their cloud service has less issues.

Pros

It is loaded with a lot of features , On-Premise solves my concern with data security.

Cons

It is painful to use, have to dig through tons of reports to get what you need.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Russell M.

More than I expected

2017-07-26

Monitoring and securing our Districts network

Pros

When we got Veriato 360, we were mostly looking to post incident reporting when people misuse our computers or network.

Cons

It does not run on enough platforms. They really need an agent of some kind for iphones/android/chrome books.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Government Administration company, 10001+ employees)

Great software in a corporate environement

2018-12-28

I am extremely happy with this product and the data that it provides, and I would recommend this to anyone in a corporate environment.

Pros

We have uncovered a wide variety of policy violations and crimes by utilizing this software, and the validity of the reports has never been questioned.

Cons

The data files take up quite a bit of space over time and database maintenance is a bit difficult until you get the hang of it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Samuel B.

It Does The Basics

2018-12-27

Overall, it's been reliable. I think there's probably work to be done regarding the e-mail and internet browsing capturing.

Pros

I also like the flexibility to see a wide range of data and the various ways I have to view the data captured.

Cons

Recently I've had the most trouble with capturing e-mail and internet browsing. I've also had issues where the software is working one day, and for no known reason, it just stops working requiring me to reinstall the agent. Granted, I'm not running the latest/greatest version of the Server nor client packages, but I still would expect it to be more stable.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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