Gartner Research

Configuration Hardening Is Required for Security and Compliance

Published: 30 August 2012

ID: G00239233

Analyst(s): Mark Nicolett


Configuration hardening is essential for warding off targeted attacks. A coordinated effort from the security and operations areas is needed to define viable hardening policies, implement automated assessments, deploy standards and manage configuration drift.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Develop, Implement and Manage Security Hardening Policies

Case Study

  • Introduction
  • Challenges
  • Approach
  • Results
  • Lessons Learned

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