File Integrity Monitoring
File Integrity Monitoring (FIM) is an essential security control that, done properly, monitors and reports any change to the integrity of system and configuration files. Maintaining integrity is key because changes to files could represent a malware infection.
Malware will typically reside within an executable file or have some means of triggering a command or code. Malware will either embed itself within an existing file or create a new one masquerading as a legitimate inclusion.
NNT is quite simply the best and most effective FIM solution on the market today because it is the only one that combines inbuilt self-learning intelligence to determine the validity of activity with the world’s largest file whitelisting service to determine the authenticity of activity.
The result is a precision system that will sift through the mass of legitimate file changes and only alert you to those that may be potentially harmful. NNT puts the ‘I’ back in FIM!
No, not by a long way. In fact, many so called FIM tools will actually compound the issue by simply monitoring file activity, which will generate an enormous amount of change noise, making the task of identifying malicious activity even harder. You would almost be better off with nothing!
The critical element here, is the ability to determine which file activity is known, expected and harmless compared to that which is potentially dangerous or disruptive.
NNT is unique in that we combine forensic analysis and behavioral analytics with essential integrations with other trusted source information, such as the ability to determine whether or not the change was part of a planned change, matches an approved change manifest or is whitelisted and recognized good. To fully understand how, ask us for a demo and find out how to unleash the power of effective File Integrity Monitoring for your organization.
Traditional FIM technologies have no discerning way to determine and validate if a change is expected or unexpected. They just simply alert if a baseline has been changed.
Consequence – Without the ability to determine if change(s) are expected, authorized or non-malicious, an origination is essentially driving blind to risk of availability, compliance or security issues.
The velocity and volume of change on a daily basis is so great that IT personnel often discontinue using these traditional solutions because of the complexity to manage the amount of change called “noise”.
Consequence – If the problem of change “noise” is not addressed in a comprehensive manner as a critical detective control for mitigating the risk of downtime and security breaches, operational instability and exposure to breaches will continue to rise.
IT personnel have no way to validate and verify the authenticity of the individual files changing which introduces “integrity drift”. As the confidence of integrity diminishes, risk of downtime and security breaches increases!
Consequence - Integrity drift occurs when the proper detective controls ARE NOT in place to manage and reconcile observed changes with expected changes. This results in a decreased confidence and can leads to service availability issues, compliance problems or worse…a security breach.
NNT provides a state-of-the-art FIM solution that will maintain 100% confidence on a daily basis.
NNT puts the "I" in FIM!
NNT has introduced a number of revolutionary concepts into its suite of products giving FIM the “Integrity” element it is sadly absent in other ‘so called’ FIM solutions. It also solves the issue of “noise” and "integrity drift" while delivering the necessary manageability and scalability where traditional solutions fall short.
NNT has developed a unique intelligent change control technology which is proven to reduce change noise as much as 99% leaving only unknown, unwanted or unauthorized changes highlighted .
Prevent Integrity Drift
NNT has a white-list database of over 9 billion known and trusted files in its Fast Cloud Integrity Assurance product that can validate and verify the integrity and authenticity of system and application files in real-time.
NNT’s modern, componentized architecture can support at a minimum 10 times more devices with a single console than any competitive FIM solution. This solves the problem of having multiple consoles deployed to manage what a single NNT console can provide.
Continuous Compliance & Assurance
NNT can deliver continuous compliance in real-time...whatever the standards, regulations or policies. If systems deviate, NNT provides descriptive details on how to rectify the compliance requirement so the issue will no longer present itself.
- The 5 Stages of Compliance Audit Grief
- PCI DSS and File Integrity Monitoring Explained
- File Integrity Monitoring - The Last line of Defense in the PCI DSS
- All File Integrity Monitoring White Papers
- Faster Detection Saves Orgs 70% in Data Breach Costs
- Threat Intelligence- Tell Me Everything, but Only What I Need to Know
- Implementing Layered Security to Protect Against Modern Malware
- File Integrity Monitoring: Your Last Line of Defense in Achieving PCI DSS Compliance
- Windows File Integrity Monitoring 101
- All File Integrity Monitoring Articles
- Leading Nationwide Provider of Technology Solutions
- Fidelity Information Services Governs Network Integrity with NNT Change Tracker
- Nationwide Healthcare Provider Optimizes Application Performance with NNT
- St. George's NHS Trust Solves Performance Issues Using NNT Service Assurance
- All File Integrity Monitoring Case Studies
Without integrity you don't have security and without security you don't have trusted computing – Ron Ross, NIST
Change Tracker Gen 7R2: Complete configuration and system integrity assurance combined with the most comprehensive and intelligent change control solution available.
Vulnerability Tracker: The world’s only limitless and unrestricted vulnerability scanning solution with unparalleled accuracy and efficiency, protecting your IT assets on premises, in the cloud and mobile endpoints.