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.

Virtual Image vs. Hardened Virtual Image

A 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.

Hardening Process

Benefits of CIS Benchmark-Hardened Images

Configured to CIS Benchmarks

Conform to recommended cybersecurity best practices developed and reviewed by experts around the world and include CIS-CAT Pro conformance and exception reports.

Stay Secure

CIS Hardened Images help mitigate the common threats of denial of service, insufficient authorization, and overlapping trust boundaries threats.

Reduce Cost

Virtual images are a flexible, on-demand computing solution that saves time and money on hardware purchasing, software licensing, and maintenance.

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CIS Hardened Images

Why CIS Hardened Images?

CIS Benchmarks

Our images are hardened to secure configuration standards that are collaboratively developed and used by thousands worldwide.

Stay Secure

Hardened images help mitigate the common threats of denial of service, insufficient authorization, and overlapping trust boundaries threats.

Reduce Cost

Virtual images are a flexible, on-demand computing solution that saves time and money on hardware purchasing, software licensing, and maintenance.

What People are Saying:

"Based on the value, time and costs saving, I would not consider spinning up a AWS server without adding the CIS security to it for any production-level instance."

- V.P. Application Lifecycle Management
CorTechs, Inc.