Each file has dozens of attributes that, if changed, could spell trouble. Are there too many changes in files and configurations in your environment with no context around them, and very little insight into whether a change actually poses a risk?
Do you want to know, in real time, who makes changes in your environment and when?
If you answer yes to one of the above two questions, then File Integrity Monitoring (FIM) is the right enterprise solution for your organization.
File Integrity Monitoring, also called change auditing solutions, is a technology that monitors and detects file changes that may indicate a cyber-attack and is therefore a critical security control.
True integrity monitoring is more than change detection, as knowing only that a file has changed is of little use unless you know what has changed about the file.
True integrity monitoring helps you determine whether changes made to files are good or bad, by providing sufficient insight and actionable intelligence.
File integrity monitoring solutions ensure that files for a server, device, hypervisor, application, or other element in the IT infrastructure remain in a known good state, even in the face of inevitable changes to these files.
Ideally, file integrity monitoring not only detects any changes to files, but also includes capabilities that help IT immediately re-mediate issues caused by improper change, such as: