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7 Reasons Every Organization Should Use CIS Hardened Images

Security when working in the cloud is just as important as in on-premises environments. Read on for seven reasons organizations around the world trust CIS Hardened Images to protect their systems and data in the cloud.

 1. Improved security posture

CIS Hardened Images are pre-configured to be compliant with CIS Benchmarks configuration recommendations. Spin up an image and get right to work knowing you’re protected from common configuration vulnerabilities like denial of service, insufficient authorization, and overlapping trust boundaries threats.

2. Keep up with the latest patches

Updated frequently to include the latest security updates, CIS Hardened Images are a convenient way to compute with confidence that your security is current. It’s easy to reduce your risk surface by using the latest versions of the CIS Hardened Images.

3. Security where you are

CIS Hardened Images are available on the AWS Marketplace, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform – so no matter which cloud provider you use, you can make security a baseline part of your cloud infrastructure.

 4. Peace of mind

Base images often prioritize ease of use over security. CIS Hardened Images are preconfigured according to CIS Benchmark configuration guidelines. The CIS Benchmarks are community developed and trusted by users in the business, academia, and non-profit industries.

 5. Flexibility

Like traditional virtual machines, CIS Hardened Images are scalable to meet your computing needs. As storage and CPU requirements shift, you can spin up or wind down machine instances – while maintaining a strong security posture.

 6. Secure configurations in minutes

Rather than spending hours manually configuring your instance for security, CIS Hardened Images provide rapid deployment of secure configurations.

 7. Reliability

CIS Hardened Images are available from trusted cloud providers like AWS, Azure, and GCP. They are utilized by thousands of users around the globe to complete millions of compute hours of work each month.

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