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|Subhajit Bagchi President|
|Revenue||US$86.2 million (2010)|
|$4 million (2010)|
Number of employees
The software was devised by Purdue University graduate student Gene Kim , along with his professor, Gene Spafford. Its academic release in 1992 pioneered many techniques used in intrusion detection and received widespread support among corporate, education, and government security professionals.
In 1997, Gene Kim co-founded Tripwire, Inc. with rights to the Tripwire name and technology , and produced a commercial version, Tripwire for Servers. In 2000, Tripwire contributed source code functionally equivalent to the academic source release to the open source community to enable Open Source Tripwire.
In 2005, the firm released Tripwire Enterprise, the company's flagship product for IT configuration control by detecting, assessing, reporting and remediating file and configuration changes. In January 2010, it announced the release of Tripwire Log Center, log and security information and event management (SIEM) software that stores, correlates and reports log and security event data. The two products can be integrated to enable correlation of change and event data. August 21, 2009, the firm acquired Activeworx technologies from CrossTec Corporation. That includes Log Center, Security Center, Event Management, and Snort Management Center.
By May–June 2010, the company had over 5,500 customers. and had announced that it had filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. A year later, the company announced its sale to the private equity firm Thoma Bravo LLC, ending its $86 million IPO plans. CEO Jim Johnson cited the firm's failure to reach the $100 million revenue milestone in 2010 as well as changing IPO market expectations as reasons for not going through with the IPO. The day following the acquisition, the company laid off about 50 of its 350 employees.
Tripwire acquired nCircle in 2013, adding asset discovery and vulnerability management to its portfolio.
In 2017, the firm extended its core capabilities to cloud and DevOps security. This includes Tripwire Cloud Management Assessor (CMA)  and Tripwire for DevOps. It also launched its managed services Tripwire ExpertOpsSM, offerring vulnerability management, secure configuration management, and file integrity monitoring as a service.
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Tripwire laid off about 50 employees Tuesday — nearly 15 percent of its total work force — a day after the Portland network security company completed its sale to a private equity firm.But the layoffs would have happened regardless of that deal, according to Rekha Shenoy, Tripwire's vice president of marketing. Instead, she said, the company is "rightsizing" its work force to bring its headcount in line with industry peers.
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