Tripwire Overview

Tripwire delivers advanced threat, security and compliance solutions used by over 9,000 organizations, including over 50% of the Fortune 500. Tripwire enables enterprises, service providers and government agencies around the world to detect, prevent and respond to cybersecurity threats.

Tripwire discovers every asset on an organization’s network and delivers high-fidelity visibility and deep intelligence about these endpoints. When combined with business-context, this valuable information enables immediate detection of breach activity and identifies other changes that can impact security risk.

Tripwire solutions also deliver actionable reports and alerts and enable the integration of valuable endpoint intelligence into operational systems like change management databases, ticketing systems, patch management and security solutions including SIEMS, malware detection and risk and analytics. These integrations are part of our Technology Alliance Program and they ensure our customers have robust, accurate information to make their organizations more cyber-secure.

Tripwire is built on a foundation of innovation and deep security expertise. While Tripwire’s founder, Gene Kim, was a graduate student at Purdue University, he created an initial version of the software in 1992 and pioneered many techniques still used in intrusion detection.

With widespread support from corporate, education, and government security professionals, Tripwire, Inc. was founded in 1997 to bring these innovations to the commercial market. In 2000, Tripwire contributed source code to the open source community to enable Open Source Tripwire— a tool that remains in use today. Tripwire continues invest in heavily in innovation and holds over 20 security innovation patents.

In 2005, Tripwire released the first version of Tripwire Enterprise, the company’s flagship product, designed to help organizations control IT configurations, a common attack vector used by cybercriminals to gain unauthorized access to critical systems. In 2010 announced the release of Tripwire Log Center, a log and security information and event management (SIEM) solution that correlates critical changes to configurations and events, making it possible to rapidly identify sophisticated and targeted cyber-attacks.

Innovation and growth continued with the acquisition of nCircle in 2013. The acquisition added solutions that assess risks from vulnerabilities to complement the company’s award winning product portfolio. Today, Tripwire’s integrated portfolio of award winning security solutions includes configuration and policy management, file integrity monitoring, vulnerability management and log intelligence. Tripwire is the second largest provider in the Security Vulnerability Management market as measured by IDC, delivering trusted cybersecurity solutions that allow customers to have confidence in their cybersecurity.