CIS SecureSuite® Benefits

With CIS SecureSuite Members get access to multiple cybersecurity resources including our CIS-CAT Pro configuration assessment tool, CIS Build Kits, full-format CIS Benchmarks, and more.


CIS-CAT Pro combines the powerful security guidance of the CIS Controls and CIS Benchmarks into a single assessment tool. Leveraging the CIS-CAT Pro Dashboard component, users can view conformance to best practices and evaluate compliance scores over time.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor automates the evaluation of the cybersecurity posture of a system against recommended policy settings such as those recommended in CIS Benchmarks (80+ CIS Benchmarks support assessment automation). CIS-CAT Pro automation assessments saves users hours of tedious manual configuration review.

  • Select CIS Benchmarks annotated with CIS Controls mappings
  • Multiple reporting formats (Microsoft Excel, HTML, etc.) with easy-to-view remediation steps for system settings that deviate from CIS recommendations
  • Automates comparison of benchmark policy to target system states
  • Automates assessments of vulnerabilities due to missed system patches for supported platforms such as Microsoft Windows and Red Hat
  • Remote (v4 only) or local assessment capability
  • Graphical user interface (GUI) or command line (CLI) for performing assessment activities

CIS-CAT Pro Dashboard consumes assessment reports and shows system(s) compliance to the CIS Benchmarks over a period of time.

  • CIS Controls view for annotated CIS Benchmark content
  • View assessment results per-benchmark or per-device
  • Custom device tagging (PCI, admin, etc.) to view compliance for a group of systems
  • Ability to create exceptions to CIS Benchmark content and recalculate assessment scoring
  • Automatic in-dashboard alerts based on user-configured configuration score difference values
  • Automatic in-dashboard alerts when new CIS-CAT Pro releases are available
  • Difference reports show configuration drift from one assessment to the current


CIS CSAT Pro is an on-premises CIS Controls self-assessment tool that allows organizations to conduct, track, and assess their implementation of the CIS Controls. With CIS CSAT Pro, members can:

  • Collaborate across teams and assign user roles
  • Choose which specifi c Sub-Controls to include
  • Upload documentation as supporting evidence
  • Track assessment over time
  • Monitor alignment to other security frameworks
  • Anonymously compare results to an industry average or other peer groups

CIS WorkBench

Special features and content via CIS WorkBench:

  • Easily tailor benchmark recommendations to fit organizational or compliance policies
  • Export select CIS Benchmarks in various formats (Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, XCCDF, OVAL, XML)
  • Access CIS SecureSuite Member-only discussion areas

CIS Build Kits

Members receive access to our complete CIS Build Kits (GPOs, Linux scripts, and more) for rapidly implementing CIS Benchmark recommendations which help organizations around the world:

  • Maintain and deploy the gold standard
  • Quickly implement secure CIS Benchmark configurations
  • Keep up with the fast pace of cybersecurity

Additional Benefits

  • Dedicated Member Success Manager
  • Enhanced technical support from staff and developers
  • Right to distribute the CIS SecureSuite resources throughout your organization
  • Option to list your organization's name/logo on our website

CIS SecureSuite Membership provides some additional benefits to security product vendors, services and consulting, and academic institutions.

CIS SecureSuite Membership is free for U.S. State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) government entities and U.S. public academic institutions. Learn More  Arrow