Server hardening is a fundamental step in an enterprise’s security assessment, but deploying the same can prove to be costly, repetitive, and complicated to manage – mainly for two reasons:
Downtime and Testing Requirements
While using manual hardening methods or familiar hardening tools, the hardening process may affect the OS or an application’s functionality and cause server downtime. In order to prevent downtime, IT teams spend long hours testing policies in lab environments before deploying them on servers in production environments.
The authorization of multiple privileged users in an enterprise environment makes it difficult to ensure that servers remain hardened, thus, requiring IT teams to repeat the hardening process on a regular basis.Download Whitepaper