Compliance is the theme of the day at the moment. We often even see the Security Officers starting to report to the head of compliance.
So, if you are interested in this, we just launched the Security Compliance Management Beta for you to download. I quote from the website:
The Security Compliance Management toolkit consists of 12 desired configuration management (DCM) Configuration Packs that you can use with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007. You can use the Configuration Packs to scan the computers in your environment to determine their level of compliance with baselines prescribed in security guides from Microsoft for Windows® XP SP2, Windows Vista®, and Windows Server® 2003 SP2. Customers can then use the DCM feature in Configuration Manger 2007 to produce reports that IT professionals can use to remediate security baseline settings and provide proof of compliance to a known baseline. Customers also can customize all of the prescribed security baselines and Configuration Packs.