Configuration Guides

The CIS Benchmarks are the only consensus-based, best-practice security configuration guides both developed and accepted by government, business, industry, and academia.

The Benchmarks are:

  • Recommended technical control rules/values for hardening operating systems, middleware and software applications, and network devices;
  • Unique, because the recommendations are defined via consensus among hundreds of security professionals worldwide;
  • Downloaded several hundred thousand times per year;
  • Used by thousands of enterprises as the basis for security configuration policies and the de facto standard for IT configuration best practices.
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