Security solutions like Tripwire Enterprise were created in an era of computing far removed from the current state of IT security, DevOps, and continuous delivery/integration. Subsequently, they are ineffective at securing the increasingly complex infrastructures of today and tomorrow against new and unknown threats. No one tool can singlehandedly address this complexity— instead, the most effective solutions focus on their core competencies while integrating with others to fill out the security toolchain.
Security requires validation at all phases of the software delivery toolchain. To accomplish this, crucial environmental awareness and state visibility—foundational elements of a strong security posture—must be achieved. Unfortunately, monolithic solutions like Tripwire are designed for securing the network perimeter and production environments—dated approaches that are increasingly irrelevant in today’s cloud and continuous integration/delivery environments. Furthermore, Tripwire is unable to facilitate a “best of breed” approach to security—one that enables the integration of the finest tools from multiple leading vendors into a comprehensive security framework, in contrast to buying into one monolithic solution stack from the same vendor.
UpGuard’s platform for continuous security monitoring and testing represents a new generation of enterprise security solutions—one that easily dovetails into existing solutions and toolchains, and can even scan and monitor other security mechanisms for vulnerabilities: firewalls, security appliances, Tripwire installations, and more. And unlike Tripwire, UpGuard is inexpensive and easy to get up and running, providing lightweight yet comprehensive security coverage without all the false positives and network noise.