SMARTHINKING Raises Its Efficiency Scores, Reduces Overhead with Tripwire's Advanced File Integrity Monitoring

Portland, OR - Oct 6, 2009 - Tripwire®, the leader in data center compliance and infrastructure management, announced today that SMARTHINKING, Inc., the market leader in providing online tutoring and academic support to students, has adopted Tripwire Enterprise to streamline operational efficiencies, gain visibility across the datacenter, automate compliance and improve production processes.

 

For SMARTHINKING, which provides 24/7 online tutoring and academic support services to more than 500 education clients and businesses, system availability is vital not only to customer service but also to the success of the company. Ensuring availability requires constant and consistent monitoring across physical and virtual environments. With Tripwire Enterprise, SMARTHINKING system managers were able to streamline daily integrity checking tasks, gain more consistent checking of Center for Internet Security (CIS) guideline compliance, speed up installation tasks during deployment of new hosts, and provide file integrity checking in areas not previously checked, such as Active Directory, Oracle and VMware.

"We turned to Tripwire Enterprise to automate file integrity monitoring and gain visibility across all nodes in the network," said Corey Ramsden, Director of Systems, SMARTHINKING, Inc. "We were not only able to improve security, ensure availability and automate compliance processes, we were also able to reduce IT management overhead per host."

Tripwire Enterprise provides comprehensive file integrity monitoring, configuration and policy assessments, and instant reporting that give managers complete visibility on the status of systems. Tripwire also provides remediation steps to troubleshoot any problems or security issues that may occur, helping organizations remain confident that data centers are in a known and trusted state.

In addition to CIS benchmarks, Tripwire delivers more than 100 configuration assessment policies out of the box, enabling IT organizations to assess the entire data center against security benchmarks for both physical and virtual configurations.

About SMARTHINKING, Inc.
SMARTHINKING is the market leader in providing online tutoring and academic support to students. Its services were honored with the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE award for Best Instruction Solution for Students at Home. Schools, colleges, universities, libraries, government agencies, textbook publishers and other education providers partner with SMARTHINKING to increase student achievement and enhance learning. SMARTHINKING connects students to e-structor®-certified tutors for assistance in math, writing, science and business, up to 24/7, on any Internet connected computer. SMARTHINKING’s corporate office is located in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.smarthinking.com.