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Exchange Server 2007 Security Baseline

Published: March 23, 2012   |   Updated: January 28, 2013

 

What’s New

The new Exchange Server 2007 SP3 baseline is now available in Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM)! Download the latest version of the SCM tool to access this new product security baseline, as well as other updated Windows client and Microsoft Office application baselines, at Security Compliance Manager.

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The Exchange Server 2007 SP3 baseline is integrated with the SCM tool. To access this product baseline and the Exchange Server 2007 SP3 Security Guide, download the Security Compliance Manager.

To learn more about SCM, see Security Compliance Manager on Microsoft TechNet.

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The Exchange Server 2007 SP3 baseline package includes the Exchange Server 2007 SP3 Security Guide, and the Exchange Server 2007 SP3 Attack Surface Reference workbook that documents the system services, network ports, protocols, and firewall rules needed for each of the Exchange Server roles. SCM is designed to provide you with an end-to-end solution to help you plan, deploy, and monitor the security of servers running Exchange Server 2007 SP3 in your environment. The product baselines and guidance provide security recommendations to harden the server roles in Exchange Server 2007 SP3.

SCM accomplishes this in two ways: First, a Windows PowerShell-based script kit for applying Exchange Server baseline settings to the servers in your environment is included as an attachment to the baselines. Second, you can export the baselines as Desired Configuration Manager configuration packs for compliance scanning with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. For more information about the script kit, see the Exchange Server 2007 SP3 PowerShell Script Kit User Guide. You will find these resources in the Attachments \ Guides node of the SCM tool.

What is a security baseline?

A security baseline is a collection of configurations items for a Microsoft product that provides prescribed values to solve a specific use case or scenario. Exchange Server security baselines provide guidance and supporting technical data to implement an effective and efficient messaging infrastructure that enables you to:

  • Understand threats.
  • Implement countermeasures.
  • Learn about product-specific recommendations.

This knowledge is accessed through the Security Compliance Manager tool, which gives you the ability to customize a security baseline to meet the unique requirements of your organization. The tool exports security baselines in multiple formats to help you apply the configuration and confirm the compliance level of the computers in your organization.

Exchange Server security baselines include the following elements:

  • A detailed view of security vulnerabilities related to specific Windows operating systems, applications, and browser settings, and information on the potential impact of configuring significant settings in these areas to help you better understand how to effectively mitigate threats to your environment.
  • Recommended countermeasures to address such vulnerabilities, as well as the technical data required to implement and assess the state of each countermeasure that you implement.
  • A product-specific security guide that provides detailed instructions and recommendations to help strengthen the security of the computers running Exchange Server 2007 SP3 in your organization.
  • The Exchange Server 2007 SP3 PowerShell Script Kit User Guide to help you apply the Exchange Server baseline settings to the servers in your environment.

About the Security Compliance Manager

The Security Compliance Manager (SCM) provides centralized security baseline management features, a baseline portfolio, customization capabilities, and security baseline export flexibility to accelerate your organization’s ability to efficiently manage the security and compliance process for the most widely used Microsoft products.

Take advantage of the experience of Microsoft security professionals, and reduce the time and money required to harden your environment. This end-to-end Solution Accelerator is designed to help you plan, deploy, operate, and manage your security baselines for Windows client and server operating systems, Microsoft applications, and Windows Internet Explorer. Access the complete database of Microsoft recommended security settings, customize your baselines, and then choose from multiple formats—including Desired Configuration Management (DCM) packs, Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP), XLS, or Group Policy objects (GPOs)—to export the baselines to your environment and automate the security baseline compliance verification process.

Use SCM to achieve a secure, reliable, and centralized IT environment to help you better balance your organization’s needs for security and functionality.

Included in the Download

The SCM download includes the following components:

  • Security_Compliance_Manager_Setup.exe – The Microsoft Security Compliance Manager allows you to view, update, and export security baselines.
  • LocalGPO.msi – This tool is designed to manage local Group Policy on a computer by applying a security baseline and exporting the local Group Policy.

After you download and install SCM, you can view all available Microsoft product baselines. For more information, refer to the getting started guidance on the SCM TechNet Wiki.

The Exchange Server 2007 SP3 Security Baseline includes the following components:

  • Exchange Server 2007 SP3 Security Guide.docx
  • Exchange Server 2007 SP3 Attack Surface Reference.xlsx
  • Exchange Server 2007 SP3 PowerShell Helper Guide.docx
  • Exchange Server 2007 SP3 PowerShell Helper MSI.zip
  • Exchange Server 2007 SP3 PowerShell Script Kit User Guide.docx
  • Exchange Server 2007 SP3 PowerShell Script Kit.zip
  • Exchange Server 2007 SP3 Security Baseline SCAP DataStreams.zip
  • Exchange2007SP3 CAS Services Security 1.0
  • Exchange2007SP3 Edge Services Security 1.0
  • Exchange2007SP3 Hub Services Security 1.0
  • Exchange2007SP3 Mailbox Services Security 1.0
  • Exchange2007SP3 UM Services Security 1.0

Related Resources

The following resources provide additional information about security topics and in-depth discussion of the concepts and security prescriptions related to SCM:

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