KBI 311586 Enhancement: Argent Sentry Ultra Website Integrity Check Rule To Support Website Hosted On Linux Servers


Argent Advanced Technology 5.1A-1710-A and above


Friday, 10 November 2017


Enhanced Argent Sentry Ultra to support monitoring websites hosted on Linux Servers

Technical Background

Argent Sentry Ultra provides Total Web Integrity Check Rule to monitor any addition, update or deletion of files of a critical websites on the hosted Webservers

More details on this Rule can be found on the following links:




Using the previous versions, this Rule can only monitor websites hosted on Windows Servers

This Rule has been enhanced to monitor Websites hosted on Linux Servers

The enhanced Rule can monitor any websites hosted on Linux Servers which has a Secure FTP connection to the hosted server

SFTP Configuration

Details of SFTP server must be configured on ‘Total Web Integrity: Automated Backup And Recovery’ screen (W17)

By default, this Rule compares the last modification time and size of the files on the webserver against an already taken snapshot and alerts if any difference is found

For more accurate results, CRC validation is provided as an optional feature

Using SFTP, it is required to download the files each time to validate CRC which requires significant bandwidth and time

Argent recommends to use “Download Each File And Validate CRC” option only for the most critical files


Upgrade to Argent Advanced Technology 1710-A or above