GitGuardian Internal Monitoring

GitGuardian Internal Monitoring

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GitGuardian Internal Monitoring


What is GitGuardian Internal Monitoring?

GitGuardian Internal Monitoring helps organizations detect and fix vulnerabilities in source code at every step of the software development lifecycle. With GitGuardian’s policy engine, security teams can monitor and enforce rules across their VCS, DevOps tools, and infrastructure-as-code configurations.


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10 out of 10
March 31, 2023
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What is GitGuardian Internal Monitoring?

GitGuardian Internal Monitoring helps organizations detect and fix vulnerabilities in source code at every step of the software development lifecycle. With GitGuardian’s policy engine, security teams can monitor and enforce rules across their VCS, DevOps tools, and infrastructure-as-code configurations.

GitGuardian boasts users among companies, including Instacart, Genesys, Orange, Iress, Beyond Identity, NOW: Pensions, and Stedi.

GitGuardian Internal Monitoring is an automated secrets detection and remediation platform. By reducing the risks of secrets exposure across the SDLC, GitGuardian helps software-driven organizations strengthen their security posture and comply with frameworks and standards.

Its detection engine is trained against more than a billion public GitHub commits every year, and it covers 350+ types of secrets such as API keys, database connection strings, private keys, certificates, and more.

GitGuardian brings security and development teams together with automated remediation playbooks and collaboration features to resolve incidents fast and in full. By pulling developers closer to the remediation process, organizations can achieve higher incident closing rates and shorter fix times.

The platform integrates across the DevOps toolchain, including native support for continuously scanning VCS platforms like GitHub, Gitlab, Azure DevOps and Bitbucket or CI/CD tools like Jenkins, CircleCI, Travis CI, GitLab pipelines, and many more. It also integrates with ticketing and messaging systems like Splunk, PagerDuty, Jira and Slack to support teams with their incident remediation workflows. GitGuardian is offered as a SaaS platform but can also be hosted on-premise for organizations operating in highly regulated industries or with strict data privacy requirements.

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Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported LanguagesEnglish
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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Developer usually forget to remove sensitive environment variables, or hardcoded credentials for many service when they're commiting their changes to the company's repo. GitGuardian reminds the whole team of any commited credentials before it is a threat to the company through leaks, or something else. It does have mute button for those fake or example unused credentials too!
  • Reminds you of commited sensitive credentials, e.g. AWS credentials
  • List all the unresolved sensitive credentials leak issue
  • Great system to "mute" resolved credentials issue
  • Resolve automatically when keys are removed from the repo
  • Integration with some services so that it knows immediately when a key is revoked
  • Somehow able to identify fake example credentials?
I do think it'll absolutely fit everyone who codes integrates with another platform or services. We all forget that one credentials one in a while, and especially those who managed public repository, it is important to keep an eye on accidentally committed credentials. While I think you don't really needs it for personal project, it's a nice to have, you don't want to waie up to 50k USD of sudden surcharge on resources you don't use.
March 31, 2023

Great product

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
GitGuardian is a great service. It never fails to notify me when I have accidentally exposed a secret that I did not intend to, which unfortunately happens more than I'd like to admit. Seriously, a great product. Easy to resolve issues when you have them such as exposed secrets, etc. The service helps you resolve the issues without even leaving the GitGuarding platform. 10/10 highly recommend.
  • Resolving issues
  • Monitoring for exposed secrets
  • Ease of use
Easy to recommend, have no qualms with it. It's a free service, after all.
Michael Getu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
At our organization, we use GitGuardian Internal Monitoring to monitor our source code for any sensitive data that may have been accidentally committed. This helps us ensure that we are compliant with various regulations and standards, such as GDPR, PCI DSS, and HIPAA. The product allows us to set up custom rules and alerts to notify us when any sensitive information is detected in our code. We also use the product to detect any malicious activity or suspicious commits that could potentially compromise our security. The scope of our use case encompasses all of our repositories and projects, making sure that all of our code is properly monitored and secure.
  • Secrete Incidence
  • Analytics
  • Real-time Alerts
  • Data Analysis
  • Improved user interface: It would be beneficial to have a more intuitive and user-friendly interface for Internal Monitoring on GitGuardian. This would make it easier for users to quickly access the data they need and understand the results of their scans.
  • Automated alerts: It would be helpful to have automated alerts when certain conditions are met, such as when a scan reveals sensitive data or when a new repository is created. This would help users stay informed and take action in a timely manner.
  • More detailed reports: Currently, Internal Monitoring reports are limited in terms of the depth of information they provide. It would be useful to have more detailed reports that include additional metrics, such as the number of repositories scanned and the types of sensitive data found.
  • Faster scan times: Scan times can be slow at times, making it difficult to stay on top of changes in repositories quickly. It would be beneficial to have faster scan times so that users can take action quickly when needed.
GitGuardian Internal Monitoring is well suited for scenarios where a company needs to monitor their internal git repositories for any sensitive data that may have been accidentally committed. This could include credit card numbers, passwords, API keys, and other confidential information. It is also useful for detecting malicious commits such as backdoors or malware. GitGuardian Internal Monitoring is less appropriate for scenarios where a company does not need to monitor their internal git repositories for any sensitive data or malicious commits. For example, if a company does not have any confidential information stored in their repositories or does not need to detect malicious code, then GitGuardian Internal Monitoring may not be the best solution.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use GitGuardian Internal Monitoring to detect if secrets have been uploaded to source control (GitHub). It's been very useful in detecting if a compromised password was uploaded or made public, and allows us to remediate it and log the incident easily.
  • detects secrets
  • alerts users
  • provides guidance on easy remediation of secrets
  • I'm not really sure, it does what we need it to do.
any kind of public or private source control where secrets may be committed, it will help detect them and alert, keep a record of the incident, and also provide a guide for remediation of the problem (such as revoking the secret, removing it from github, etc...)
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We utilize it as part of our CI/CD pipelines to prevent secrets from ever making it to a production environment. Additionally, if a secret is present, we are able to setup instant alerts to our security response team. Tracking secrets in this way has helped increase our git integrity.
  • Notifications of secret discovery
  • Tracking and assignment of secret incidents
  • Resolution tracking
  • Better detection of high entropy general secrets
  • Ability to declare a high entropy string as a public key at code level
  • Better resolution of false positives
GitGuardian is well suited to respond to security incidents involving breaches of git. Additionally, it is an excellent tool to identify secrets from the moment they are committed to version control. it is certainly less suitable for front end applications where secrets should not be present from the beginning and consistently flags, public keys as security incidents.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Not long ago, I worked with a couple of colleagues and we made a dry test to publish a private repository on GitHub. We worked hard on the code, documentation, testing and such. Did we check the demos though? Not enough it seems. There was private info inside. Imagine the surprise when GitGuardian reported each detail and warned us about them very clearly. GitGuardian is a valuable tool for working seriously with Github.
  • Finding passwords stored
  • Reporting security failures
  • Stopping serious leakages to happen
  • Let people know about their great basic free offerings
William Kenny | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I scan code in all my git repositories to avoid leakage of secrets.
  • Checks if secrets are leaked
  • Makes sure data is scanned quickly
  • Instant notifications
  • Use in offline repositories in my self hosted git instances
I am a fairly new developer and always knew checking for secrets in my repositories was important. I uploaded a configuration file that I thought I had added to my .gotignore file, but in reality, I didn't save it before making the commit. Within seconds of pushing to GitHub, Git Guardian notified me, and I was able to rotate keys, pull the commit, and fix my mistakes.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We had a very bad incident with one junior developer that pushed some secrets to a personal and public repository. In minutes we were hacked and we didn't see the notifications after 3 days of being hacked. Because of that now we are using GitGuardian for 2 things: scanning our repos and the ggshield pre-commit hook installed on every developer to avoid such future problems. The scanning let us discover even more exposed secrets on private repos mostly done by junior developers and helped us a lot with new security policies. The pre-commit hook is also a very nice security feature with are now using for everything.
  • Scanning for secrets
  • Validating secrets
  • Some false positives for secrets
It is well suited for scanning all your repositories to find possible bad secrets leakages.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
GitGuardian Internal Monitoring is used with GitHub account and serves as a security analyzer for code repositories. GitGuardian scans repositories for possible security issues regarding the repositories. Security issues such as exposed env variables, database keys, security keys, access tokens, everything from our code that could potentially be harmful for us or our users.
  • Detecting exposed env variables
  • Detecting exposed secrets
  • Detecting exposed access tokens or passwords
  • I currently can't think of anything
Really helpful if I unintentionally push some secrets that shouldn't be on Github. GitGuardian immediately gives me a warning and I can quickly react and remove it.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
- GitGuardian helps monitor my repositories to make sure that sensitive data is not leagued.
- Once activated, it monitors all my repositories and informs me if there is any repo that has an issue that needs to be looked into (mostly issues relating to security).
  • Monitors repository to make sure that sensitive data like passwords and API tokens are not exposed to the public.
  • I've not noticed any area that needs to be improved yet. It works fine for me.
I think GitGuardian Internal Monitoring is very useful for developers, and people who write code. The codebase tends to have some "keys" or passwords the developer is unaware of, which when exposed publicly and falls in the wrong hands, might lead to that particular codebase being compromised. GitGuardian Internal Monitoring helps avoid that kind of scenario
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It's very difficult to manage secrets leaks when you're building in public (Open Source). We use GitGuardian regularly and it's part of our commit/push hooks and GitHub actions. With GitGuardian setup on our repositories, we can totally rely on their awesome service and know immediately if a secret has been leaked/exposed. I've personally used GitGuardian for other open-source projects and they've saved me from a lot of trouble 😮‍💨. One of the must-have tools in your Git setup.
  • Secret scanning for secrets like Github OAuth Secrets
  • Git commit/push hooks, so there's a check before you even try to push to a VCS
  • Automatic rollback on accidentally pushed secerts
  • Awesome dashboard and amazing options to resolve any false-positives
  • I quite honestly don't know. I faced a lot of the issues and I searched a lot for the right tools. Nothing but GitGuardian had everything I needed
GitGuardian is a must-have for not only open source but private Git repositories. Identifies any leaks immediately, suggests options to fix them, can even be added as a commit/push hook, as a Github action, what more could you ask for? This is one of those perfectly executed products that you just can't miss out on.
Edwin Ultengo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
GitGuardian Internal Monitoring is an amazing tool, this has a good and friendly interface, easy to use. GitGuardian Internal Monitoring had to check my repository and alerted me of a private key exposal on the internet, and then gave me the guide to resolve the problem.
  • A really friendly web interface.
  • Easy integration with git.
  • Right check over repository and recommendations.
  • By the moment I don't know, I'm learning to use it.
A good scenario to use GitGuardian Internal Monitoring is using for a team of partners that use the same repository, and you can't check if this repository had a bad practice, and GitGuardian Internal Monitoring helps us with this.
Ujjawal Sidhpura | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
GitGuardian Internal Monitoring is a great tool to manage your Github repository activities and to handle confidential information. It instantly detects any mysterious activity or uploading of personal credentials and notifies you within seconds of pushing on Github. The GitGuardian Internal Monitoring dashboard is very intuitive and it is very easy to manage your security breach tickets on it. It lets you fix it, ignore it, handle it more efficiently, and most importantly, GitGuardian Internal Monitoring gives me peace of mind that any suspicious activity on my Github will be immediately flagged and I will be notified with details.
  • Password protection on Github
  • Uploading of any personal credentials
  • Manage security break tickets efficiently
  • Instant notification on security breach
It is very well suited for small to medium-sized companies. It is highly recommended to integrate GitGuardian Internal Monitoring with the accounts where junior developers are working. Junior developers are susceptible to pushing secret credentials by mistake and GitGuardian Internal Monitoring can help management and senior devs to handle such breaches. It also gives a detailed description of the breach and by whom it was handled. This helps manage and train employees accordingly.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are running a micro-service architecture that is split into a lot of different repositories. Therefore it is hard to manage repository security ( in the manner of secrets) by hand. And here comes GitGuardian into play. With GitGuardian it is possible to find secrets in the single repositories. Which can be used to make attacks on our infrastructure. Also, it helps to empathize with the handling of secrets. Special the visualization makes it clear that in some points there is some action needed.
  • Finding secrets
  • Visualizing problematic handling of secrets
  • Free tier!
  • Good support
  • Nice webinars
  • Really hard to find things to improve
  • A little bit confusing GUI at the beginning (but really not that big)
As I already wrote: It is excellent at finding secrets and declare the secrets into categories. Like when accidentally secrets are in a public repository or similar. Also to see and empathize the handling of secrets. Like it is possible to show to the colleagues (blameless!!!) that we have secrets in there which can be handled differently.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I am a coder. I write codes for my clients as a freelancer. And, I host my codes online on GitHub. So, while writing and pushing codes, sometimes I mistakenly upload my secret tokens of different APIs also passwords. It can cause me huge. Resulting in my account or code getting run on others instructions which is a serious threat to my privacy. GitGuardian helps me to get rid of all these problems. It notifies me as soon as my tokens or passwords are leaked or any other incident happens. It lists all the incidents by sorting and pointing directly to the issue. I can then selectively resolve the issues.
  • It notifies me about my token or passwords leakage.
  • It notifies about binary files.
  • It takes care of wrong encryption.
  • The website sometimes feels complex.
  • There should be a tutoring playlist or something for newbies.
  • The response system could be faster.
If someone is coding a bot program like Discord not or Twitter not, there are secret tokens by the provider. These are the actual controller and identifier of the bots. Now, in case these are made public anyone with these can control our bots and can cause serious harm to our privacy. Here, the GitGuardian helps us. As soon as it detects any such threat it sends mail mentioning the issue. Now you can take steps against those and resolve the issues.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
API keys and secret keys are very important and shouldn't be exposed publicly. Leaking them might cause a serious issue of security for both organization and the users. Git Guardian internal monitoring is a really powerful tool [that] alarms (sends an email notification) when there's such a vulnerability in your public code (in GitHub). Due to this we can revoke the particular commit and hide the secret/API keys. It's really great product and finds even the least possible exposure.
  • Identifying exposed secret keys
  • Identifying exposed API keys
  • Identify any leaked credentials
  • Seems like a good tool with no much scope for improvement
  • Would be great if the interface showed the particular commit in case of various commits pushed at once
  • Does a good job with showing the files
As mentioned earlier, it's really helpful in scenarios where we may overlook and push secret codes or API keys or credentials publicly. It helps track our past history/activity of such happenings in the dashboard. This is really helpful when you are concerned and want to track your important data that might have been leaked
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