Tripwire Product Enhancements Target Security, Business Needs

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Tripwire, Inc. has rolled out a series of three product upgrades intended to help security professionals forge closer relationships between security investments and positive effects on their company's bottom line.

The new releases of Tripwire Enterprise, Tripwire Log Center and Tripwire VIA Data Mart are aimed at gathering information to help understand, assess and manage the organization's security posture and relative levels of risk in order to help C-level executives reach, and also validate, decisions around security technologies and budgets.

"We need to create a bridge between the business world and the IT security world," said Tripwire's product marketing director, Michael Thelander. "We've made a concerted effort to enable our systems to talk to one another, and to talk to other systems in the environment. This is about systems working together to take data points from different areas and bring them together into something useful."


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This objective is expected to be accomplished through the Portland-based company's ability to provide continuous monitoring and assessment in order to immediately detect deviations from the norm and be able to leverage this information to better understand the risk, the response and the effects upon business processes and management.

Tripwire Enterprise, Tripwire Log Center and Tripwire Data Mart now work more closely to provide security information at the level of the targeted audience.

"It is difficult to figure out budgeting until you understand what is happening at a strategic level," observed Thelander. "Our technologies align security controls to business concepts of priority, risk and importance while measuring the results in a rolled-up score in various reports that make sense to business leaders."

The system also integrates with Active Directory to obtain information on user entitlement, groups, roles and similar attributes useful in the detection of suspicious behavior.

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