Allows to inspect enabled system services and protocols to verify that only necessary services are enabled |
This query lists all services enabled on the managed endpoints and its output can be used to demonstrate your compliance with this section of PCI. If you see any services that are not necessary on some endpoints and there is no business justification for their usage, such services have to be removed. Examples includes SQL Server or VMware running on user workstations. Are they truly needed or only exist there to increase the endpoint attack surface?
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Related Alerts and Reports:
2.2.2.b: Insecure System Services and Protocols
Shows all insecure system services and protocols to verify that their usage is justified per configuration standards
2.2.3: Additional Security Features
Inspect configuration settings to verify that security features are implemented in insecure services and protocols
2.2.4.c: Common Security Parameters
Inspect the common security parameters to verify that they are set per security standards
2.2.5.a: Unnecessary Functionality is Removed
Inspect the configurations to verify that all unnecessary functionality is removed, such as drivers and features
Find more information on 2.2.2.a: Enabled System Services and Protocols at Microsoft TechNet.