Hardening servers is a basic step in a layered data center security approach. Being a fundamental procedure it is one of the most important security tasks an IT organization should manage as stated on the first page of the US DOD Cybersecurity FY 2015 report;
“Identified Cyber Vulnerabilities As in previous years, assessment teams consistently found four categories of vulnerabilities in both system tests and exercise assessments:
- Exposed or poorly managed credentials
- Systems not configured to identified standards”
Hardening servers to comply with benchmarks is a challenging task IT teams are facing. Achieving a good compliance posture requires a collaboration between Ops. and security teams. The tradeoff between server and production uptime to compliant servers is a challenging one to manage.
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CHS for Microsoft System Center addresses the needs of IT operations and security teams for server hardening tasks. It eases the hardening procedures and improves the infrastructure compliance posture. The CHS three step workflow overcomes the biggest challenge operations teams’ face when hardening servers- what will be the impact of hardening on server uptime