The Application Filtering Parameters


Application filtering allows you to reduce the amount of information received from the Windows Client by defining applications for which data will be skipped during monitoring.


Application filtering can be in performed in one of following three states by selecting the option required in the Filter State drop-down list (on the Editing Client / Editing Client Group page, on the Application Filtering tab in the Application Filtering section):

• Disabled: User activity in all applications is monitored (screen captures are recorded and keystrokes are logged).

• Monitor only activity matching the defined parameters: Only user activity in predefined applications is monitored. Information on all other activity is skipped. This mode allows you to enable monitoring of important applications only.

• Monitor all activity except: User activity in all applications except predefined ones is monitored. This mode allows you to skip information about user activity in non-suspicious applications (e.g. Microsoft Word).


Applications are identified by name, window title or URL. Parameters are combined with OR logic, i.e. if an activity meets at least one of the conditions, it is recorded in the Monitor only activity matching the defined parameters mode or skipped in the Monitor all activity except mode.


It is recommended to use application filtering along with the Capture active window only option which is enabled by selecting this checkbox (on the Editing Client / Editing Client Group page, on the User Activity Recording tab, scroll down to the Screen Capture Settings section) to fully prevent sensitive data from being monitored.


Examples of parameters:

        .ini File Parameter

        Parameter Defined in the Management Tool

Monitor all data without applying any filters.

[FilterParameters]

FilterState=disable

FilterAppTitle=

FilterAppName=

On the Application Filtering tab, in the Application Filtering section, in the Filter State drop-down list, make sure that Disabled is selected.

Monitor only data from all applications containing the words “Facebook or “Gmail in the title.

[FilterParameters]

FilterState=include

FilterAppTitle=Facebook,Gmail

FilterAppName=

On the Application Filtering tab, in the Application Filtering section, do the following:

1. In the Filter State drop-down-list, select Monitor only activity matching the defined parameters.

2. In the Active Window Title or URL Contains field, enter “Facebook; Gmail”.

Monitor only data from all applications containing the words “Firefox or “Internet in the application name.

[FilterParameters]

FilterState=include

FilterAppTitle=

FilterAppName=Firefox,Internet

On the Application Filtering tab, in the Application Filtering section, do the following:

1. In the Filter State drop-down list, select Monitor only activity matching the defined parameters.

2. In the Application Name Contains field, enter “Firefox;Internet”.

Monitor only data from applications containing the words “Firefox, “Chrome or “Internet in the application names (with any title), and from applications containing the word “Facebook in the title (with any application name).

[FilterParameters]

FilterState=include

FilterAppTitle=Facebook

FilterAppName=Firefox,Chrome,Internet

On the Application Filtering tab, in the Application Filtering section, do the following:

1. In the Filter State drop-down-list, select Monitor only activity matching the defined parameters.

2. In the Active Window Title or URL Contains field, enter “Facebook”.

3. In the Application Name Contains field, enter “Firefox;Chrome;Internet”.

Monitor all data except data from applications containing the words “work or “doc in the title.

[FilterParameters]

FilterState=exclude

FilterAppTitle=work,doc

FilterAppName=

On the Application Filtering tab, in the Application Filtering section, do the following:

1. In the Filter State drop-down-list, select Monitor all activity except.

2. In the Active window title or URL contains field, enter “work;doc”.

Monitor all data except data from applications containing the words “Word or “Excel in the application name.

[FilterParameters]

FilterState=exclude

FilterAppTitle=

FilterAppName=word,excel

On the Application Filtering tab, in the Application Filtering section, do the following:

1. In the Filter State drop-down-list, select Monitor all activity except.

2. In the Application Name Contains field, enter "Word;Excel”.

Monitor all data except data from applications containing the word “Word in the application name, or containing the word “doc in the title.

[FilterParameters]

FilterState=exclude

FilterAppTitle=doc

FilterAppName=word

On the Application Filtering tab, in the Application Filtering section, do the following:

1. In the Filter State drop-down-list, select Monitor all activity except.

2. In the Active Window Title or URL Contains field, enter “doc”.

3. In the Application Name Contains field, enter “Word”.