The World’s #1 Tripwire Alternative
Tripwire has been used by most organizations at one time or another & has benefitted from years of development to make it a competent and comprehensive tool for assessing and tracking configuration settings across enterprise-class IT estates.
However, as with many mature software products, what was originally intended to be a comprehensive product has actually ended up being extremely complex, expensive and often difficult to use. Here we will explore some of the typical complaints levied towards Tripwire & why now could be a great time to switch solutions:-
It’s expensive to buy, implement, maintain and upgrade
Everything is going to cost! Additional devices to be monitored? Use of agents rather than agentless? The role or function of the device? Database System or simple file change detection? Security Policy Compliance audit or simple daily FIM reports?
All these factors contribute to a complex and expensive pricing structure. Customers who have purchased Tripwire warn that, even if the initial deal looks like good value for money, watch out for a sting in the tail should you wish to expand your license in the future.
NNT Licensing is simple and affordable – tell us how many devices you need to cover, decide if you want to use agents or not, and whether you want database systems included and we will give you a no ifs and buts pricing structure. We’ll even build in a guaranteed pricing tariff so you know exactly how much your upgrade will cost if you need to do so in the future. NNT pricing is typically a 3rd of the cost of Tripwire
I find it difficult to set up properly,
with a complex maze of Tasks, Actions, Rules and Policy
If you are a hardcore techy who enjoys writing your own scripts and working out regular expression formulae then you will love Tripwire. Managing Tasks, adjusting Actions, modifying Rules and editing Policy provides the fine-grain monitoring that FIM often needs, but doing so is far from easy and very time-consuming, especially when you probably won’t be doing so more than a few times a year.
Dealing with too many alerts from a Tripwire system defeats the object of having it in place. Alert overload inevitably leads to the system being ignored and a genuine security incident could be missed.
Faced with the choice of paying for consultancy services or breaking the cycle of expensive support, consultancy and upgrades, many now turn to NNT for a simpler, easier to use and affordable alternative.
Initial setup and on-going management of NNT Change Tracker is much simpler – most tracking and reporting functions use templates for common requirements. Where scripts and regex are needed for more challenging FIM requirements these are also provided in clean, plain-English custom templates.
And if you want NNT to do the work for you, here’s what one NNT customer says about us
“NNT’s support is hands down the best support I have ever worked with”
Tripwire support can be tricky in terms of getting to the right people
When you need support, you want it fast and from a knowledgeable and experienced engineer. It is sometimes inevitable that as a company grows and becomes a complex multi-national machine, the personal touch is lost. First-line supports becomes nothing more than a details-gathering exercise and getting direct support via WebEx is moved further out of reach. And paying for consultancy is going to be expensive.
NNT time to fix stats show that over 90% of support calls received are resolved within the first 45 minutes. Support is handled directly by our Support Engineers, so you will usually deal with the same individual who installed your NNT Change Tracker system to begin with.
Best of all, direct remote support via WebEx is always on offer and included within all our support contracts.
Find out why all of these customer either chose NNT in preference to Tripwire or actually replaced an existing Tripwire deployment with NNT
Tripwire Alternative Articles
- File Integrity Monitoring is crucial for spotting potential security breaches
- File Integrity Monitoring – FIM and Why Change Management is the Best Security Measure You Can Implement
- NNT Configuration Assessment For Continuous Compliance
Tripwire Alternative Press
“Few experts would argue against the importance of real-time file integrity monitoring (FIM) in an era of fast changing and sophisticated security threats. It is literally impossible to second guess the method of a breach and therefore the ‘last line of defense’ detection offered by FIM has never been more critical”