Monday, March 7, 2022

What are CIS Hardened Images on Azure?

Center of Internet Security (CIS) is a non-profit organisation that is intended to provide best practices. related to security threats. They do provide benchmarks and standards that are industry accepted and can be used to ensure the cloud resources are secured to a greater extend. CIS has worked with leading cloud vendors to bring the Virtual Machine image templates that. 

You can browse them in the Azure Marketplace via here.

As you can see in the pricing,  the service charges additional 0.02 USD per hour. This is informed while deploying the resource and if you are using any partner benefits, that amount is not included and charged separately. 

There are recommended images by the publisher for each image chosen.

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