By this point, you have been introduced to the art of platform hardening. As one works with various WAS ND environments and discovers creative ways of how enterprise applications operate, one will be gaining experience in this somehow obscure art. Specifically, you have been exposed to the following:
Identifying OS areas that may need further attention to make them more secure.
Breaking down complex OS to a few main categories that can then be worked on to increase the security of your WAS ND7 environment.
Techniques to use to your advantage regarding user and service accounts, elimination of kernel modules, and so on.
One of the major OS areas that have a high relationship with a WAS ND7 installation is that of log files; you've reviewed some organizational techniques as well as appropriate configuration of ownership and permissions.
The other major OS area, that of network services, is also very closely related to how the WAS ND7 environment operates. This chapter presented techniques...