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NIST 800-53 Compliance: Tripwire’s Solution for Continuous Monitoring and Risk Management of Federal Information Systems

Special publications from NIST provide guidance to federal agencies around FISMA compliance. NIST SP 800-53 provides guidelines on security controls required for federal information systems. NIST SP 800-37 was recently released to help achieve near real-time risk management through continuous monitoring of the controls defined in NIST 800-53. NIST 800-137 was also released to provide additional guidance that will require automation to extend reporting and monitoring enterprise-wide.


Tripwire delivers continuous and automated monitoring of NIST 800-53 security controls to help government agencies identify and prioritize assets, identify risk threshold, determine monitoring frequency and report to authorizing officials.

Tripwire’s solution for NIST 800-53/FISMA compliance:

  • Implements security controls and assesses configurations against NIST 800-53 policy requirements
  • Provides automated remediation or remediation guidance of misconfigurations across heterogeneous IT infrastructure
  • Continuously monitors IT configurations and detects high-risk changes with prioritized, actionable real-time alerts
  • Demonstrates, through real-time dashboards and automated reports, current, historical and trending compliance
  • Extracts actionable information from servers, networks and systems to provide forensic analysis and on-demand, auditable proof
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