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Real-time File Integrity Monitoring Software 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.

TRUEFORT PRODUCT

Real-time File Integrity Monitoring Software 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.

TRUEFORT PRODUCT

Real-time File Integrity Monitoring Software 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

Establish a trusted baseline

Continuously validating against approved behavior, including versions, modification dates, content changes and checksum deviations, is a must to respond in time

Enable continuous visibility and control

Continuously monitor for control against a positive security model for best practices to protect from drift and volume spikes

Empower change management

Incorporate native and user-defined rule packs to detect real-time integrity changes, empowering IT and development teams to move quickly without false-positive notifications

Exceed compliance mandates

Real-time monitoring empowers IT to streamline configuration management and always have the necessary evidence for detection and regulators

FAQ

File integrity refers to the trustworthy state of files designed to ensure optimal configuration, contain key secrets, and other fundamental operating system components. A file’s integrity is preserved when changes are approved by the operations teams. But changes to a file’s content or access privileges could indicate a step in cyber attacks, which is why sensitive files need to be monitored and checked regularly.

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.

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Bob Williams

Advisor | Venture Partner - West Coast, Canaan
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Maha Ibrahim

Observer | General Partner - West Coast, Canaan

Eileen Spellman

CFO

Charles Collins

Observer - Mng. Director, Emerald Development Ptrs.

Matt Hathaway

CMO

Matt Hathaway serves as TrueFort’s Chief Marketing Officer, leading the global marketing strategy to get TrueFort the recognition it deserves. Matt has extensive knowledge of security users, buyers, and landscape, as well as a track record of building high-performing marketing and product teams. He has over 15 years’ experience in the security market that span fraud prevention, vulnerability management, SIEM, cloud workload protection, data security, endpoint protection, and application security.

Prior to joining TrueFort, Mr. Hathaway was VP of Product Marketing at Imperva, a leader in Application and Data Security, where he led Product, Content, and Technical Marketing, SEO, and Competitive Intelligence. He was also VP of Product Marketing at Carbon Black (acquired by VMware), served in multiple product and marketing roles at Rapid7 (including through its IPO), and held product roles at RSA Security and Uptycs.

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Member - Principal & Founder, Bess Ventures & Adv.

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Advisor - Chief Information Officer, Intel Corporation

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Advisor - Founder & President, Security Risk Solutions

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