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About the Compliance Benchmarks Page

To access this page, click Settings > Compliance Benchmarks.

Paragon Automation automatically monitors the hardware and software in the network for compliance with the rules defined in the benchmarks documents. Benchmarks documents consist of compliance policies and rules defined by the Center for Internet Security (CIS). CIS benchmarks help you protect devices, software, and networks from cyber threats. The benchmarks document contains profiles which are based on the policies defined in the document. Profiles determine how rules and policies are enforced on the network devices to obtain the desired level of compliance. You can apply one more profiles to your network devices. To view the latest benchmark documents, visit the CIS Benchmarks page.

The Compliance Benchmarks page lists the rules defined in the selected benchmarks document. Along with the rules, you can also view information about the actions that you can take if a device does not comply with the rules defined in the benchmarks document. Click the Details icon for the rule to view more information about the rule and the action to be taken if a target doesn’t comply with the rule. A typical benchmark document contains two predefined profiles – Level 1 and Level 2. The Level 1 profile is the base recommendation that doesn’t cause much performance impact. The Level 2 profile is meant for environments, such as defense systems, where security is of utmost importance and can sometimes impact performance if due care is not taken during implementation. If no profile is selected the profile <default> is selected.


We recommend that you perform a test implementation before implementing Profile 2 in production environments.

Tasks You Can Perform

You can perform the following tasks from this page:

  • View details of the benchmarks document applied on the network. Select a profile to view the rules defined for that profile. Also, you can click the Details icon to view details about a benchmark document.

  • You can also perform the following tasks on this page:

    • Sort, resize, or re-arrange columns in a table (grid).

    • Show or hide columns in the table or reset page preferences, using the vertical ellipsis menu.

    • Search by using keywords—Click the search icon (magnifying glass), enter the search term in the text box, and press Enter. The search results are displayed on the same page.

    • Filter the data displayed in the table—Click the filter icon (funnel) and select whether you want to show or hide advanced filters. You can then add or remove filter criteria, save criteria as a filter, apply or clear filters, and so on. The filtered results are displayed on the same page.

    For more information, see GUI Overview.