CIS Hardened Images™CIS offers virtual images hardened in accordance with the CIS Benchmarks, a set of vendor agnostic, internationally recognized secure configuration guidelines. CIS Hardened Images provide users a secure, on-demand, and scalable computing environment. They are available from major cloud computing platforms like AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.
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Virtual Image vs. Hardened Virtual ImageA virtual image is a snapshot of a virtual machine (VM) used to create a running instance in a virtual environment, thus providing the same functionality as a physical computer. Virtual images reside on the cloud and let you cost-effectively perform routine computing operations without investing in local hardware and software. Hardening is a process of limiting potential weaknesses that make systems vulnerable to cyber attacks. More secure than a standard image, hardened virtual images reduce system vulnerabilities to help protect against denial of service, unauthorized data access, and other cyber threats.
Benefits of CIS Benchmark-Hardened Images
Configured to CIS BenchmarksConform to recommended cybersecurity best practices developed and reviewed by experts around the world and include CIS-CAT Pro conformance and exception reports.
Stay SecureCIS Hardened Images help mitigate the common threats of denial of service, insufficient authorization, and overlapping trust boundaries threats.
Reduce CostVirtual images are a flexible, on-demand computing solution that saves time and money on hardware purchasing, software licensing, and maintenance.