New software and assets introduced into your network are, by default, configured to be multifunctional and convenient to use, but they’re not always the most secure. IT teams also make constant changes to systems’ configurations, leading to inevitable security gaps. Maintaining secure configurations in assets and software is essential for organizations that want to avoid potential cyberattacks or face costly audit penalties.

 The CIS Benchmarks, developed by the Center for Internet Security (CIS), provide prescriptive guidance for establishing a secure baseline configuration for assets. They are the only consensus-based best practice guides for configurations developed by a global community of cybersecurity professionals and experts from every role and sector and accepted by governments, businesses, industries, and academia. Additionally, configuration recommendations detailed in PCI DSS, HIPPA, FISMA, and other regulatory frameworks align with and point to the CIS Benchmarks as the definitive standard.

 ManageEngine Vulnerability Manager Plus now helps accomplish and maintain compliance with the CIS Benchmarks by regularly monitoring your assets for all applicable CIS benchmarks, instantly detecting violations, and providing you with detailed corrective actions.

 With Vulnerability Manager Plus’ CIS compliance feature, you can:

  • Leverage out-of-the-box policies that are direct derivatives of the latest CIS benchmarks, and maintain compliance with over 75 CIS benchmarks.

  • Run regular audits on multiple systems against multiple benchmarks at a frequency and timeframe of your choosing to maintain continual compliance.

  • Gain a bird’s-eye view of your endpoints’ compliance posture and an in-depth look at the audit results, identify violations, and utilize remediation insights along with a detailed rationale to improve compliance.

 Drawing on the collective knowledge of experts from every sector across the globe, the CIS Benchmarks help organizations across all industries and geographies meet security and regulatory requirements. Aligning your business assets and software with the CIS Benchmarks also improves operational efficiency and opens up opportunities for partnering with governments, investors, and more. Download a 30-day, free trial of Vulnerability Manager Plus and become CIS compliant instantly.

Joyal Bennison
content writer