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Configuration Auditing – The Next Critical Step in Compliance
Configuration auditing is the process of verifying the configurations of assets to ensure they match with stated security and compliance policies. While compliance may be the driver for many organizations, enterprises that utilize automated configuration auditing experience benefits in compliance, security and beyond. While common approaches to uncovering and managing risk – like vulnerability assessment – provide an essential foundation, developing a complete picture of an organization’s risk posture requires configuration auditing.
Configuration auditing does more than check the “compliance” box, it provides three key benefits:
- Lowers the cost of compliance by reducing the time and cost to prepare for audits with increased confidence that assets are properly configured
- Increases security with actionable insights -- with the ability to quickly and effectively establish a proper and secure baseline for the configuration of all assets and monitor incremental changes
- Reduces burden and increases efficiency of operations with continued visibility and insight into the environment, including changes and new introductions (planned and unexpected), with meaningful and actionable reports