Security hardening is always a balance between maximizing security and delivering the required functions for a platform. The more functions provided by a platform, the greater the opportunity for attack.
Removing or disabling unnecessary function from IT systems is a key security control and a core dimension to any system hardening project.
Download this guide to learn:
• Why the active services on a host increase the attack surface
• Why it is always recommended to minimize functionality on any system
• Why you should avoid sharing any platform between multiple applications
• How to identify which services should be disabled and which are essential