ActivTrak vs. Varonis Data Security Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ActivTrak
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
ActivTrak headquartered in Austin provides their workforce behavior and performance tracking analytics solution.
$0
user/month
Varonis Data Security Platform
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Varonis offers their Data Security Platform, a modular suite of data acess and data security products providing sensitive data discovery, data access governance, unusual behavior detection, GDPR compliance support, as well as incident playbooks and cybersecurity forensic reporting.N/A
Pricing
ActivTrakVaronis Data Security Platform
Editions & Modules
Free
$0.00
user/month
Essentials
$10.00
user/month billed annually
Professional
$17.00
user/month billed annually
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ActivTrakVaronis Data Security Platform
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
ActivTrakVaronis Data Security Platform
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
ActivTrakVaronis Data Security Platform
Workforce Analytics
Comparison of Workforce Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ActivTrak
7.8
121 Ratings
9% below category average
Varonis Data Security Platform
-
Ratings
Automated data collection8.5118 Ratings00 Ratings
Data analysis8.3117 Ratings00 Ratings
Benchmarking6.881 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built content8.1106 Ratings00 Ratings
Data management7.5108 Ratings00 Ratings
Self-service insights7.9102 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
ActivTrakVaronis Data Security Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(125 ratings)
9.8
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.2
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(30 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(28 ratings)
9.6
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
5.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ActivTrakVaronis Data Security Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
ActivTrak
We have a hybrid environment for a few departments so we use ActivTrak to track their productivity on their work-from-home days and it provides a clear analysis between the productive vs non-productive times during their work days. We have less than 10 people that we monitor so I'm not sure how well-suited the system is or if there are any better options for larger companies. It certainly suits our needs though.
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Varonis
The most highlighted feature of Varonis Data Security Platform is the data analyzing mechanism. It analyzes your data all the time with some special algorithms to detect any unusual activities so that it can identify any unusual behavior or users and
take necessary action to save your sensitive data. They also offer a complete dashboard solution for their customers to control across different data stores, see their current state, and any security breaches to be addressed manually.
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Pros
ActivTrak
  • Detailed listings of actions at times. done by the second in many cases, very useful.
  • the productive/unproductive listings allow managers at a glance to see their employees use of time
  • Snapshots ( when properly utilized) are very helpful in troubleshooting, strange, occurrences, as well as they're used by Human resources.
  • The IT help desk is very efficient. log in to your portal, bottom right, and in minutes your talking to someone.
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Varonis
  • Varonis logging is very robust and captures all audit events being sent from the file servers.
  • The ability to report and alert on Active Directory account events works very well with file activity monitoring. It can show the complete picture of what an account did while being used.
  • Have a customizable dashboard is great for being able to show upper management information that only pertains to them.
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Cons
ActivTrak
  • Automatic time zones using the time zone of the device, to remove the constant need to change time zone per report.
  • Would be useful if you could define websites/applications directly from the top websites/application page instead of being redirected.
  • There have been problems with the monitoring application showing as not installed or detected on a machine that has it installed which is fixed by uninstalling and reinstalling the software. However, it is hard to identify user machines that have stopped working. We used to receive emails about PCs that have stopped reporting but not anymore.
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Varonis
  • Implementation can be challenging in some areas and can only be executed by the vendor
  • Implementation can only be executed by the vendor and additional work can be chargeable
  • Licensing can be improved upon
  • Agent based so implementation can be longer than expected
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Likelihood to Renew
ActivTrak
We are in agreement that the tool is very handy as a security companion. The system collects and retain relevant historical data to be queried when you desire e.g. in security reviews once a week.
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Varonis
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Usability
ActivTrak
ActivTrak is a great product that just keeps growing. Having used it for quite some time, we have been able to see ActivTrak grow and evolve as a product. The ActivTrak webinars are also helpful to get to know and learn the product. ActivTrak really just works with little effort needed after the initial installation
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Varonis
I wish the cost was a little bit lower and increase functionality and features would give it 10/10.
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Reliability and Availability
ActivTrak
It's never been down.
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Varonis
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Performance
ActivTrak
Have not received any issues with Activtrak's performance in regard to loading pages, reports, or other systems.
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Varonis
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Support Rating
ActivTrak
Support is always fast and the agents are ready at all times to help when an issue arises, if the tier 1 agent isn't able to provide a solution to the issue they're asked about they quickly escalate the issue to tier 2 or 3 to ensure that the appropriate support is given to the issue at hand to have it quickly solved. No issue we've had so far has taken more than two days to be solved.
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Varonis
Support has always been very responsive and addressed any issues we may have had in the past. Some local engineers are willing to come onsite or work over a web session to discuss creating a new rule set or look at some issues. Getting issues address has never been a problem. There was one feature we had trouble getting to function correctly, but support and local engineers were willing to work with us as much as needed to get it working correctly for our organization.
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Implementation Rating
ActivTrak
There should be a way to automatically implement the system without giving users the opportunity to accept or deny the program on their computers.
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Varonis
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Alternatives Considered
ActivTrak
Systrak was purchased as an application performance monitoring system but it's usage morphed into user activity tracking once the pandemic hit and everyone went home to work. Even though it did provide a good bit of data about user activities, the data collection was on the client and was not accessible if the client machine was not on and connected to a network. The agent was also not as stable at ActivTrak so there were frequently large gaps of time in the user reports which was not accounted for. This made the system unusable for employee consultations and HR activities.
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Varonis
Actually, we didn't expend much time evaluating other file auditing platforms. We chose Varonis just after a serious incident and we had already heard about Varonis at a Netapp event. So it was an easy choice. We called Varonis and asked them for a PoC, that's it. The PoC became a production and it is running until this day.
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Scalability
ActivTrak
The product's overall scalability is good as our team grows. We would like to see updates to meet market demands.
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Varonis
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Return on Investment
ActivTrak
  • Defensive capabilities immediately avoided data exfiltration from an outgoing employee.
  • Trends for underperforming or underdeveloping users can be spotted, analyzed by managers, and used within their overall development management to help staff reach their best potential.
  • Costing for targeted use is relatively low and therefore a "no brainer."
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Varonis
  • We have identified data classifications issues that our organization was not aware of prior to the implementation.
  • The tool does take a dedicated resource for it to be effective.
  • Varonis has improved the speed with which we can fulfill audit requests, leaving us more time for other tasks.
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ScreenShots

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