SOURCE: Tripwire, Inc.

Tripwire, Inc.

August 11, 2011 11:00 ET

Benefit Allocation Systems Adopts Tripwire VIA™ to Triple Productivity, Provide 'Giant-Size' Services

Data Loss Prevention and Security Is Top of Mind When Providing Management of Sensitive Personnel Information

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - Aug 11, 2011) - Tripwire, the leading global provider of IT security and compliance automation solutions, announced today that Benefit Allocation Systems (BAS), a leading software developer and administrator of employee benefits enrollment and administration solutions, has adopted the Tripwire VIA™ suite to automate security and compliance management to meet the needs of BAS customers.

Employee benefit enrollment data contains private and personal information subject to HIPAA HITECH (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act) privacy and security regulations. Human Resources departments are very concerned that the administrator they choose to manage their benefits programs can prove they have security and compliance solutions in place to protect sensitive data 24 hours a day. This is true whether the administrator is a giant company or a smaller one. This is where the Tripwire VIA suite, which includes Tripwire® Enterprise and Tripwire Log Center, is vital to the market strength of Benefit Allocation Systems.

"Tripwire VIA automates change management and log center processes, allowing our company to do more with a minimum of staff, often doubling and, in some cases, tripling our productivity," said Arthur Taylor, CEO of Benefit Allocation Systems. "This allows my company to operate like my giant competitors, perhaps even better, because we know immediately of any disruptive issues and can respond quickly to customer needs."

Taylor also remarked that a big benefit of Tripwire is that it offers a single solution for security, file integrity monitoring, change control, and compliance with industry regulations, such as HIPAA and SAE-16. This eliminates the need to patch or bandage several solutions together that may, or not, perform as needed. He sees Tripwire as a way for small companies to operate on the same scale as larger companies, and gives his company the IT strength and control to reach out to even larger customers.

Tripwire Enterprise is the only solution that provides a single source for detecting, analyzing and reporting all change across the entire IT infrastructure. Users specify how frequently to monitor for change, and can even check for change on an event-driven basis. Tripwire Enterprise comes with policy templates that assess relevant configurations across physical and virtual infrastructure, alerting administrators to settings that are out of line with compliance requirements.

Tripwire Log Center allows organizations to respond to IT security threats in real time and prove compliance with security standards. It detects suspicious activity and stores the raw log data that is required for compliance audits. When used as part of the Tripwire VIA platform, Tripwire Log Center ties together key security data to take control of IT security and compliance.

About Benefit Allocation Systems
BAS was incorporated in 1989 as a Pennsylvania Corporation. BAS and its employee and administrator self-service portal helps its clients design, implement and administrate their employee benefit plans enrollment and compliance requirements, including Section 125 & 132 Plans, flexible spending accounts, health reimbursement accounts, insurer self-bill reporting, insurer and payroll systems EDI, COBRA/HIPAA, and professional learning accounts. More information is available at

About Tripwire Inc.
Tripwire is a leading global provider of IT security and compliance automation solutions that help businesses, government agencies, and service providers take control of their physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructure. Thousands of customers rely on Tripwire's integrated solutions to help protect sensitive data, prove compliance and prevent outages. Tripwire VIA, the integrated compliance and security software solution delivers best-of-breed file integrity, policy compliance and log and event management solutions, paving the way for organizations to proactively achieve continuous compliance, mitigate risk, and ensure operational control through Visibility, Intelligence and Automation. Learn more at and @TripwireInc on Twitter.

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