SEFCU Banks on Tripwire for Enhanced File Integrity Monitoring
Portland, OR - Mar 2, 2009 - Today Tripwire, Inc., the leader in configuration audit and control solutions, announced that SEFCU, a federally chartered credit union, of Albany, New York has implemented Tripwire Enterprise for enhanced file integrity monitoring and to manage and enforce change control processes across the credit union’s data center.
SEFCU, with more than 170,000 members and $1.7 billion in assets, is dedicated to serving and providing for its members in upstate New York in every aspect of its operations. One way to meet this goal is through increased efficiencies driven by monitoring of its IT systems. This is where Tripwire Enterprise can become one of a financial institution’s strongest assets, offering 24/7 file integrity monitoring to ensure change control processes are automated, appropriate and authorized, decreasing unplanned work and helping increase a focus on strategic projects.
"As with any financial institution, we must continually remain compliant with a number of regulatory standards, protecting members’ sensitive financial data," said Lisa Troxell, executive vice president, at SEFCU. "But we also must continually seek ways to remain operationally efficient so that we can focus more of our efforts on the needs of our members. Tripwire allows us to do that through automated change control processes in our data center," Troxell added.
Automated file integrity monitoring with Tripwire Enterprise helps ensure the files associated with devices and applications across IT systems are secure, controlled, and compliant by helping administrators identify improper changes made to these files, whether they are made maliciously or inadvertently.
Established in 1934 as the credit union for state employees, today SEFCU is among the 70 largest credit unions in the U.S. with over 1,000 ways to join, more than $1.7 billion in assets, over 170,000 members and 34 offices in the Capital Region, Binghamton, Syracuse, and Buffalo. In addition to standard deposit and loan products, SEFCU offers 24-hour banking by phone and Internet, electronic bill payment and eStatements, investment and insurance services, and a full-range of business banking services.