I am excited to announce the release of Web Application Configuration Analyzer v1.0 tool. The following is the quick overview of the tool and its features.
Web Application Configuration Analyzer (WACA) is a tool that scans a server against a set of best practices recommended for pre-production and production servers. It can also be used by developers to ensure that their codebase works within a secure / hardened environment (although many of the checks are not as applicable for developers). The list of best practices is derived from the Microsoft Information Security & Risk Management Deployment Review Standards used internally at Microsoft to harden production and pre-production environments for line of business applications. The Deployment Review standards themselves were derived from content released by Microsoft Patterns & Practices, in particular: Improving Web Application Security: Threats and Countermeasures available at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms994921.aspx. It uses an agent-less scan that requires the user to have admin privileges on the target server, as well as any SQL Server instances running on that machine.
You can download the tool from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=60585590-57df-4fc1-8f0c-05a286059406. You can view a demo of the tool in this channel9 screencast.
Thanks Anil RV