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Security Control Guide: Hardening System Services

Resource Cover Hardened Services Guide


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