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Alert Logic vs. Tripwire

Alert Logic vs Tripwire – Comparison and Insights

Why Customers Choose Alert Logic’s 24/7 Managed Detection and Response (MDR) with File Integrity Monitoring (FIM) Included

Alert Logic delivers comprehensive coverage for public clouds, SaaS, on-premises, and hybrid environments. Our purpose-built technology and team of MDR security experts protect your organization and empower you to resolve whatever threats may come.

  • 19+ Years: SOC experience in North America and Europe
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  • Threat Research: Reduces dwell time and stops attacks before they start
  • Over 4,000 Customers: Generating more than 60 billion log messages per day
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What You Can Expect from Our MDR Solution:

  • A managed security solution that delivers the outcomes your organization demands
  • An award-winning platform, cutting-edge threat intelligence, and expert defenders all working together for you
  • 24/7 security operations and expert remediation advice
  • Flexible coverage tailored to your individual business needs
  • Simple pricing with a lower total cost than assembling and operating on your own

If you’re considering Tripwire vs Alert Logic for a File Integrity Monitoring (FIM) solution, here are some questions you should ask:

How much of a burden will adding FIM be on my existing human, technical and financial resources?

When considering a FIM solution, many providers deliver separate, standalone tools that require additional staffing and training. These tools, not only require separate management, but they also require separate licensing and cost. With so much an IT staff needs to manage already, adding FIM can add complexity if not integrated as part of a larger security solution.

In order to reduce the burden on your existing staff, consider a comprehensive cybersecurity solution that can easily integrate into your AWS or other cloud environment wherever you are in your cloud, journey. Alert Logic Managed Detection and Response (MDR) solutions can provide that level of coverage and also offer the services of a 24/7 Security Operations Center that ensure that you don’t overextend your human and technical resources.

Which solution ensures that I am in compliance with the latest regulatory standards?

When selecting a cybersecurity solution, you should ensure that your IT environment is fully up to date and compliant with the latest regulations as they pertain to FIM. A few examples of the most common Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) requirements that must be met.

PCI DSS 10.5.5 requires that organizations use file-integrity monitoring or change-detection software on logs to ensure that existing log data cannot be changed without generating alerts. FIM or change-detection systems should check for changes to critical files, and notify when such changes are noted. For file integrity monitoring purposes, an entity usually monitors files that don’t regularly change, but when changed indicate a possible compromise.

PCI DSS 11.5 requires that organizations deploy a change-detection mechanism, such as FIM, to alert personnel to unauthorized modification (including changes, additions, and deletions) of critical system files, configuration files, or content files; and configure the software to perform critical file comparisons at least weekly. Change-detection solutions such as FIM tools check for changes, additions, and deletions to critical files, and notify when such changes are detected. If not implemented properly and the output of the change-detection solution monitored, a malicious individual could add, remove, or alter configuration file contents, operating system programs, or application executables.

How can I get the greatest level of visibility to detect change events in my IT environment? How can I ensure I receive notifications that are relevant and critical to my specific environment?
To detect unauthorized change events, a FIM solution should have provide a simple dashboard view such as the one shown below from Alert Logic that allows you to monitor the integrity of all files. It should also provide intelligent alerts and reports that go beyond simple notifications to bring instant situational awareness when you need it.

Alert Logic Dashboard

To provide the greatest level of visibility, this dashboard should:

  • Allow you to drill down directly into an issue from the dashboard page, so you can directly consume information.
  • Provide a log of file and directory change event details from the past 7 days
  • Provide a file integrity compliance check to ensure all regulations are met
  • Provide detailed reporting that includes:
    • Top File Paths
    • Top FIM Event Systems
    • FIM Status including monitored file types and event action trends
  • Give you the ability to deliver scheduled reports that are CSV exportable so that FIM data can be used as part of larger security reports


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“We would have needed multiple vendors on board to be able to do what we are doing with just Alert Logic. I would recommend Alert Logic, hands down.”

Lee Ramsey

Co-Founder of Pre-Fi

“Literally within 15 minutes, our Alert Logic SOC analyst called us to make us aware of some security threats and vulnerabilities that they detected right away.”

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Security Operations and Incident Response Manager

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