Test Your Security Configuration

Download CIS-CAT Lite Today

CIS-CAT Lite is the free assessment tool developed by the CIS (Center for Internet Security, Inc.). CIS-CAT Lite helps users implement secure configurations for multiple technologies. With unlimited scans available via CIS-CAT Lite, your organization can download and start implementing CIS Benchmarks in minutes. The tool is available in two varieties: v3 and v4. Version 3 contains the popular Graphical User Interface (GUI), while version 4 offers the robust CIS Controls Assessment Module. This feature allows you to assess against the CIS Controls V7 Implementation Group 1 cybersecurity best practices.

With CIS-CAT Lite, You Can Easily:

Instantly check your systems against CIS Benchmarks
Receive a compliance score 1-100
Follow remediation steps to improve your security

Compare Key Features

Compare the key features of CIS-CAT Lite and CIS-CAT Pro to understand the differences between the two versions:
CIS Benchmarks Supported
Unlimited Scans
CIS Benchmarks assessed
Graphical User and Command Line Interface (GUI and CLI) Options
GUI Only
Vulnerability Assessments
CIS-CAT Pro and XML User's Guide
Videos (CIS-CAT Pro Dashboard, multiple machines)
HTML Report
Text, Excel, and XML Reports
Assess Multiple Machines at One Time Via Centralized Workflows
Scan Scheduling
Access to CIS Benchmarks in XML/XCCDF/OVAL
Ability to Customize CIS Benchmark content via CIS WorkBench
CIS-CAT Pro Dashboard
Assess Against Other Data Feeds (i.e. DISA STIGS)
*Windows 10, Ubuntu, Mac OS and Google Chrome
**Available for the following CIS Benchmarks: Windows, RHEL, SUSE

Upgrade to CIS SecureSuite® Membership

Invest in cybersecurity with a CIS SecureSuite Membership: 

  • - CIS-CAT Pro, with over 80 CIS Benchmarks
  • - Remediation content to automatically implement secure configurations
  • - Assistance with compliance obligations for FISMA, HIPAA, PCI and more
  • - CIS Benchmark customization through CIS WorkBench
  • - Technical support from CIS developers
Learn About Membership

Download our tool today and start assessing your IT systems at no cost


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