IT Hygiene

IT hygiene refers to the best practices and measures that help to maintain the security, availability, and efficiency of an organization's IT infrastructure. Threat actors typically take advantage of security weaknesses when there is poor IT hygiene. Organizations need to implement good IT hygiene practices to prevent cyberattacks, data breaches, and other security threats that can lead to data loss, service disruption, reputational damage, or financial instability. Wazuh helps maintain the IT hygiene of your infrastructure, including on-premises and cloud workloads. Improve and manage your IT hygiene by leveraging the following Wazuh capabilities.


Gain comprehensive visibility into your assets. The Wazuh System inventory capability collects vital data on endpoints, including OS details, software, network interfaces, and ports. This active visibility enables proactive monitoring, risk identification, and effective remediation measures for organizations to maintain optimal security.

Security configuration
assessment (SCA)

Reduce your organization's attack surface by leveraging the Wazuh SCA module to identify misconfigurations and security flaws on your endpoints. The Wazuh SCA module periodically scans your endpoints against Center for Internet Security (CIS) benchmarks to check for system and application misconfigurations.


Streamline the process of adhering to compliance requirements by actively auditing your infrastructure. Wazuh performs compliance checks on monitored endpoints against specific regulatory requirements such as PCI-DSS, HIPAA, and NIST and triggers alerts when they are not met.


Take a proactive approach to managing vulnerabilities on monitored assets in your environment. The Wazuh Vulnerability detection module identifies known vulnerabilities in applications running on monitored endpoints. By taking proactive steps to remediate these vulnerabilities, your organization can significantly reduce its attack surface.

Malware detection

Detect malicious activity on monitored endpoints. Wazuh offers diverse malware detection capabilities to identify and respond to threats. Wazuh detects malware using various indicators of compromise (IOCs), including behavioral patterns, and integrates with trusted threat intelligence feeds such as VirusTotal.

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