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Our Security Benchmarks are distributed free of charge in PDF format to propagate their worldwide use and adoption as user-originated, de facto standards. The CIS Security Benchmarks are the only consensus-based, best-practice security configuration guides both developed and accepted by government, business, industry, and academia.
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Desktops & Web Browsers
  • Apple Desktop OSX 
  • Apple Safari Browser 
  • Google Chrome 
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 
  • Microsoft Windows Desktop XP/NT
  • Mozilla Firefox Browser 
  • Opera Browser 
Mobile Devices
  • Apple Mobile Platform iOS
  • Google Mobile Platform
Network Devices
  • Agnostic Print Devices
  • Checkpoint Firewall
  • Cisco Firewall Devices
  • Cisco Routers/Switches IOS
  • Cisco Wireless LAN Controller
  • Juniper Routers/Switches JunOS
Security Metrics
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Security Metrics
Servers – Operating Systems
  • Amazon Linux 
  • CentOS 
  • Debian Linux Server
  • FreeBSD Server 
  • HP-UX Server 
  • IBM AIX Server 
  • Microsoft Windows Server 
  • Novell Netware
  • Oracle Linux 
  • Oracle Solaris Server 
  • Red Hat Linux Server 
  • Slackware Linux Server 
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • Ubuntu LTS Server 
Servers – Other
  • Apache HTTP Server 
  • Apache Tomcat Server
  • BIND DNS Server 
  • FreeRADIUS 
  • Microsoft IIS Server 
  • IBM DB2 Server 
  • Microsoft Exchange 
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 
  • Microsoft SQL Server  
  • MIT Kerberos 
  • MySQL Database Server 
  • Novell eDirectory 
  • OpenLDAP Server 
  • Oracle Database Server 
  • Sybase Database Server 
Virtualization Platforms & Cloud
  • Agnostic VM Server
  • AWS Foundations
  • AWS Three-Tier Web Architecture
  • Docker
  • VMware Server 
  • Xen Server 
Other
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office 
  • Microsoft Outlook 
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
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