Configuration Management User's Guide

This guide describes a portfolio of security configuration content called Configuration Management. This content is organized through checklists, which assess and manage the configurations of desktops, laptops, and servers. The Configuration Management solution has achieved Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) validation certification with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for both misconfiguration assessment and remediation. By offering an extensive library of technical checks, Configuration Management detects and enforces security configuration policies using industry best practices.

This guide serves as a resource for IT personnel responsible for managing and enforcing corporate system configuration policies on endpoints. The Configuration Management checklists allow security teams to define the security parameters and configurations required by corporate policy. IT managers use the Configuration Management checklists to enforce security policies and document the current state of compliance against corporate policies. BigFix console operators focus on the detailed day-to-day configuration management of all systems to use detailed information for each endpoint. Auditors use Configuration Management checklists to determine the current state of compliance for systems within the entire organization.