BART has been designed with an emphasis on a simple syntax that is both powerful and flexible. The tool enables you to generate manifests of a given system over time. Then, when the system's files need to be validated, you can generate a report by comparing the old and new manifests. Another way to use BART is to generate manifests of several similar systems and run system-to-system comparisons. The main difference between BART and existing auditing tools is that BART is flexible, both in terms of what information is tracked and what information is reported.
Additional benefits and uses of BART include the following:
Provides an efficient and easy method for cataloging a system that is running the Solaris software at the file level.
Enables you to define which files to monitor and gives you the ability to modify profiles when necessary. This flexibility allows you to monitor local customizations and enables you to reconfigure software easily and efficiently.
Ensures that systems are running reliable software.
Allows you to monitor file-level changes of a system over time, which can help you locate corrupted or unusual files.
Helps you troubleshoot system performance issues.