Microsoft has released new security baselines and settings packs for Windows Server 2008 R2, Office 2010, Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8, designed to be used in concert with the company's Security Compliance Manager tool.
"The Win7 and Windows IE8 setting packs, in combination with the SCMT, will enable you to define baselines that include settings outside the scope of the security baselines from Microsoft.
Use these new resources to define custom baselines, meet business-critical needs, and elevate the security of Win7 and IE8."
The security baselines for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Office 2010 provide you with free Microsoft-recommended solutions to meet today's security challenges.
In combination with best-practice guidance and SCMT, the baselines are designed to help you plan, deploy, and monitor the security of computers running 2008 R2 and of Office 2010 apps.
Both releases also include a setting pack for Server 2008 R2 and Office 2010, respectively enabling you to define baselines that include settings outside the scope of the security baselines from Microsoft," noted Jeff Alexander.