Delivering Security in the Cloud with CIS Hardened Images
CIS Hardened Images are virtual images hardened in accordance with the CIS Benchmarks, a set of vendor agnostic, internationally recognized secure configuration guidelines. A virtual image is a snapshot of a virtual machine (VM) used to create a running instance in a virtual cloud 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 help protect against denial of service, unauthorized data access, and other cyber threats.
Available on multiple platforms (and for over a dozen technologies), learn more about how CIS Hardened Images can help you start secure and stay secure.