The Microsoft Solution Accelerators Team is very pleased to announce the release of new security baselines for Windows® 7 and Windows® Internet Explorer® 8. These new baselines are now included with the Security Compliance Management Toolkit Series. Over the past few months, our team has collaborated with Microsoft security experts, multiple government agencies worldwide, and a large community of IT security professionals to develop and test these new security baselines. Now that Windows 7 has shipped, we are excited to share the results of our efforts.
The Security Compliance Management Toolkit Series is an end-to-end solution to help you plan, deploy, and monitor security baselines of Windows® operating systems, Internet Explorer, and 2007 Microsoft® Office applications. The new Windows 7 security baseline also includes recommendations for BitLocker™ Drive Encryption. The series provides you with the following:
• Prescriptive and tested security guidance from Microsoft.
• GPOAccelerator – a tool to help you configure and deploy recommended security settings.
• Configuration packs compatible with the desired configuration management (DCM) feature of Microsoft® System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, and reporting functionality to help you verify that your organization's compliance requirements have been met.
Also visit the Windows 7 Solution Accelerators page to get free planning and deployment tools for your Windows 7 projects!