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Trailbot tracks files and logs in your servers and triggers Smart Policies upon unwanted modification.
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Trailbot tracks your server's logs and files, triggers Smart Policies upon potentially unwanted modifications and generates a tamper-proof audit trail of everything happening in the system.

Smart Policies are simple scripts that get called every time a tracked file changes. They trigger actions such as emailing someone, rolling files back to a previous state or even shutting the system down. There are plenty of them ready to use, and you can even create your own.

Trailbot has three components:

  • Watcher: a server daemon that monitors your files and logs, registers file events and enforces smart policies.
  • Client: (this repository) desktop app for managing watchers, defining policies and reading file events.
  • Vault: a backend that works as a relay for the watcher's settings and the server events.

Why Trailbot?

Current security solutions are based on an obsolete paradigm: building walls and fences. Companies advertise their overcomplicated perimeter security systems as if they were impenetrable. But nevertheless we hear everyday about cyber security breaches at even the largest corporations.

In any case walls and fences will not protect you at all from internal breaches and insider threats. Furthermore, most data resides nowadays in the cloud, where walls, borders and fences fade and blur. It is not a matter of “if” but “when” the perimeter will get breached.

With Trailbot you can rest assured of the integrity of your data, being it a system log or any other important file. It doesn't matter if an outsider got access to your systems or an insider decided to go rogue—you are now in control.


Please refer to our Getting Started guide for detailed installation instructions.

Get Involved

We'd love for you to help us build Trailbot. If you'd like to be a contributor, check out our Contributing guide.


Check out our FAQ at the wiki.



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