Tanium this week announced the release of its Tanium Integrity Monitor to extend its capabilities in the area of regulatory compliance. The new offering follows the release last quarter of Tanium Comply, designed to help Tanium customers streamline the process of meeting regulatory requirements for security configuration and vulnerability scanning.

"Tanium Integrity Monitor is designed to help users further simplify regulatory compliance and make enterprise-wide file integrity monitoring more effective than existing point tools. It enables users to consolidate point solutions into a single integrated platform," Joseph Lea, head of product management at Tanium, wrote in a blog post. "This helps compliance and security teams become more efficient by tapping into the speed, scale, and completeness of the Tanium platform."

"The concept of File Integrity Monitoring (FIM) itself is simple: continuously watch for changes to important files on your endpoints and alert security staff about unauthorized or malicious changes," Lea wrote. Various compliance standards require these tools to be deployed and functional, he said.

"Tanium Integrity Monitor enables continuous monitoring of critical system, application, and log files by leveraging an existing Tanium agent and infrastructure. Alerts are delivered faster and more reliably than ever using Tanium’s signature speed and scale," Lea wrote.

"Furthermore, agent deployment, health, and management are solved by the unmatched performance, scalability, and resilience of the Tanium architecture. Satisfying compliance across distributed environments becomes simple once again by consolidating yet another point tool, changing FIM from a standalone solution to an integrated part of the Tanium platform."

"Tanium Integrity Monitor also enables you to consider applying FIM to other use cases beyond compliance. The Tanium platform enables customers to deploy file integrity monitoring to literally every endpoint as a security hygiene best practice."

"With Tanium Integrity Monitor, dynamic groups of computers (such as Windows machines, Linux machines, or POS systems) can be automatically updated with the right monitoring so FIM can finally keep pace with the changing IT environment."

"The power of Tanium Integrity Monitor becomes even more evident when used in concert with the Tanium Core Platform and other product modules," Lea added. "By using Tanium Comply for security configuration and vulnerability management, and using Tanium Protect to manage native operating system protections, you can further simplify the process of meeting your compliance requirements."

Even active investigation of alerts using Tanium Trace is possible using the integrated Tanium platform. It should come as no surprise that each of these product modules, while improving efficiency, also eliminates agents and infrastructure associated with their comparable point tools.

The Tanium Integrity Monitor module will be available in March 2017.