Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) is one of the most widely-used web server platforms in enterprises today. IIS configuration presents unique security challenges that must be addressed, due to the complexity of the vulnerabilities it exposes the organization to. Securing the configuration settings of web infrastructure middleware is essential for your organization’s security and compliance posture.
Deploying secured configuration settings on an IIS Server may prove to be costly, repetitive, and complicated to manage – for two reasons:
Downtime and testing requirements
While using manual methods to harden IIS configurations, critical functionalities may be affected and could cause web infrastructure downtime. In order to prevent this, IT teams spend long hours testing policies in lab environments before deploying them on IIS servers in production environments.
The exposure to the web and to unknown users in an enterprise environment makes it difficult to ensure that systems remain locked down, thus requiring IT teams to repeat the hardening process on a regular basis.Download Whitepaper