Real-time File Integrity Monitoring Solution for Your Enterprise
Native and traditional auditing tools unleash a flood of alerts that waste security teams’ time on validating and prioritizing remediation. TrueFort’s file integrity monitoring solution provides clarity needed to track changes in files, configurations, and binaries to identify configuration tampering and malicious replacement.
FIM is required by regulators but doesn’t extend to the cloud.
- Traditional tools aren’t cloud ready – Legacy solutions lack visibility and control for cloud workloads. They still view and protect modern workloads like the physical servers they have replaced.
- Lack of contextual notifications – Traditional tools notify on changes but forget to pinpoint where or what, forcing teams into long discovery cycles to determine the change.
- Failed or incomplete audits – Compliance and regulatory standards like PCI, NIST, FISMA, and HIPAA require clear evidence around critical file changes.
- File tampering hides attacks – Whether it is deleting log files or text changes within a key configuration file, attackers hide in the noise.
Intelligent FIM needs to scale across an enterprise
File integrity monitoring (FIM) solutions track details about file updates, such as versions, modification dates, and content updates. Ideally, an FIM solution will compare detected changes against a model of expected behavior and against the company’s security policies to quickly highlight suspicious alterations.
In order to implement FIM, an organization first determines the assets which need to be monitored, establishes a baseline for all file attributes, and applies a cryptographic hash signature to each file. When changes to the baseline or the hash are detected, the system alerts the security team to follow up with investigation, remediation, and regulatory reporting as needed.
Cybercriminals can use malware or unauthorized access to change critical files, folders, registries, or data endpoints as part of their efforts to steal sensitive information or take control of business operations. For example, they could alter files needed by operating systems or applications. They can also change log files to cover their tracks.
FIM solutions can detect such actions quickly, which makes it easier for security teams to prevent breaches. FIM solutions also help identify file updates made by employees which could inadvertently expose a vulnerability, so security can address it before a hacker exploits it.