File Integrity Monitoring (FIM)

Simplify and strengthen your security, audit and compliance posture with a fully managed and monitored solution.

For many organizations, employing steady-state monitoring to ensure the integrity of sensitive files is more than just a security best practice, it’s a regulatory mandate. Simplify and strengthen your security, audit and compliance posture by combining File Integrity Monitoring (FIM) with the Pylon Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Service.

The Pylon File Integrity Monitoring (FIM) Service notifies you when files are created or key files are viewed, deleted or modified, and when group ownership of files is changed.

Our FIM service provides granular controls and filters that can pinpoint specific files and either perform scans at desired intervals or operate in real-time mode for continuous protection. File-level behavior can then be correlated to additional security and audit activities to determine potentially harmful network activity.

7 Regulations Requiring File Integrity Monitoring for Compliance

In a world where the costs and efforts required to maintain full compliance are soaring rapidly, tools that simplify your efforts are a necessity. Real-time file integrity monitoring is a powerful compliance tool in today's challenging regulatory environment.

What is File Integrity Monitoring?

Nowadays, most of the IT systems use file-based architectures to store and process information. In addition, the critical applications such as operating systems, application binaries, configuration data of systems and applications, organization’s sensitive data, logs, and data which is pertinent to security events are stored in files. If any of these files is compromised, the financial and reputational damage occur to organizations. Therefore, ensuring the integrity and security of critical files extremely is important than ever. This is the reason File Integrity Monitoring (FIM) services come into place.

The FIM is the process of checking important files such as operating system, utility programs, databases, applications, to determine if they have been tampered with or corrupted. FIM validates files by comparing the latest versions to trusted versions of these files; then identifies the unexpected and unauthorized changes to make sure if the file has been modified. In a nutshell, FIM helps in:

  • Detecting unauthorized changes and illicit activities
  • Change management and diagnosing unwanted changes to files
  • Logging and interpreting the change and identifying if it is a security risk
  • Alerting in case of illicit/improper changes and aids in forensics
  • Addressing compliance requirements of various standards including PCI DSS, HIPAA, etc.