System Hardening is the act of reducing the attack surface in information systems and minimizing their vulnerabilities in accordance with: Recognized best practices; vendor hardening guidelines; custom security polices; industry standards or benchmarks.

Security Configuration Management is an automated, security-focused set of capabilities that makes system hardening: Repeatable and enterprise-scalable; continuous with real-time or periodic capabilities as needed; flexible and aligned with business needs, workflows and exceptions; self-correcting and self-remediating.

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