Brief Overview

Tripwire is a leading provider of integrity assurance solutions that improve security, compliance and IT operations in enterprises, industrial organizations, service providers and government agencies.


Tripwire, Inc.
101 SW Main Street, Suite 1500
Portland, Oregon 97204
(800) TRIPWIRE (800 – 874 – 7947)


Dhrupad Trivedi serves as GM of Tripwire
David Meltzer serves as CTO of Tripwire.


In 1992, Tripwire co-founder Gene Kim published “Tripwire” software as an academic source release designed to detect when changes occur to files, whether malicious or accidental, and help with recovery. This innovation, now known as File Integrity Monitoring (FIM) rapidly became one of the most widely used intrusion detection tools. Tripwire was founded in 1997 to bring this FIM capabilities to the commercial market. Tripwire since has expanded its portfolio to include secure configuration management, vulnerability management and log management. Belden acquired Tripwire in 2014 for $710M.

Key Acquisitions

nCircle (2013) – Network Security

Key Competitors

Lumeta, Symantec, Intel

Products and Services

Tripwire solutions are based on high-fidelity asset visibility and deep endpoint intelligence combined with business context; together, these solutions integrate and automate security and IT operations. Tripwire’s enterprise-class portfolio includes file integrity monitoring, configuration management, asset discovery, vulnerability management and log collection that supports all widely used industry-standard frameworks. Products include:
• Tripwire Enterprise
• Trip Log Center®
• Tripwire IP360™