Server Hardening Resources

Device Hardening eliminates as many security risks as possible from your IT system, making your organization less vulnerable to attacks.

Device and Service Hardening using NNT’s Change Tracker is the most efficient way to achieve compliance with relevant policies, guidelines and recognized benchmarks. The Center for Internet Security is the primary industry-standard for secure configuration guidance, developing comprehensive, consensus-derived checklists to help identify and mitigate known security vulnerabilities across a wide range of platforms.

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Many Guidelines and Benchmarks covering hardened devices and services are available from various sources. NNT’s solution do incorporate those from PCI DSS, NERC-CIP, NIST 800-53 / 800-171, CIS, IT Grundschutz (Germany), those based on ISO27002 and others. They can be used to audit enterprise networks and then monitor continuously for any drift from your hardened build standard, to ensure systems stay within compliance 24/7.

As one of a handful of CIS Certified Vendors, NNT has also incorporated a broad range of CIS Benchmarks to check against and provide extensive reporting. Adding to this capability, NNT also provides Windows Audit Policy settings or Linux Audit Policy settings for an easier deployment of hardened device and services. The detailed CIS Benchmarks are available from the Center for Internet Security.

by Platform

* For use with NNT Change Tracker Gen7 R2

by Compliance
The Essential Guide to CIS Controls
Open Ports
windows linux
Configuration Remediation Kit
Ransomware Mitigation Kit

Applying the CIS Benchmarks to your infrastructure can be a daunting task. For example, the latest benchmark for Windows 10 Enterprise – dated 05-18-2021 – is a 1,287 pages document covering more than 500 individual settings. If you want to check them manually, assuming you need 15 seconds for each, it will take you about 2 hours to verify a single device. Overall, the benchmark documents provided by the Center for Internet Security are detailed and difficult to operationalize.

Change Tracker Gen 7R2

Jumpstart this operation with a free-to-use, time-limited trial license of NNT’s Change Tracker including a 5 node coverage. This trial includes all CIS Benchmarks like those for Windows 10 and all other Windows Desktop Operating System including XP, for all Windows Server versions (2019, 2016, 2012, and 2008), for all Linux distributions, and for many more applications, devices and cloud instances.

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