The United States Government Configuration Baseline (USGCB) - Windows 7 Firewall Content
Do not attempt to implement any of the settings without first testing them in a non-operational environment. These recommendations have only been tested on Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 7 Enterprise x86, and Windows 7 Enterprise x64. These settings may be applicable to other Windows systems and service packs; however, NIST has not tested other Windows based systems with these settings. Please see the National Checklist Program (NCP) website for configuration guides related to other Windows Based systems and applications.
The draft download packages contain recommended security settings; they are not meant to replace well-structured policy or sound judgment. Furthermore, these recommendations do not address site-specific configuration issues. Care must be taken when implementing these settings to address local operational and policy concerns.
These recommendations were developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which collaborated with DoD and Microsoft to produce the Windows 7, Windows 7 Firewall, Internet Explorer 8 USGCB. Pursuant to title 17 Section 105 of the United States Code, these recommendations are not subject to copyright protection and are in the public domain. NIST assumes no responsibility whatsoever for their use by other parties, and makes no guarantees, expressed or implied, about their quality, reliability, or any other characteristic. We would appreciate acknowledgement if the recommendations are used.
The following table provides the downloads for the Windows 7 Firewall USGCB Content. VHDs are also available to use for testing. Additional information can be found in the FAQ.
|Documentation||GPOs||SCAP Content||CCE to 800-53 Mappings|
|Date||Documentation||GPOs||SCAP Content||CCE to 800-53 Mappings|
|February 25, 2015||No changes||No changes||USGCB minor version 188.8.131.52 Release Candidate SCAP 1.2 content posted.||No changes|
|February 25, 2015||No changes||No changes||Removed SCAP 1.0 USGCB content.||No changes|
|November 28, 2012||No changes||No changes||SCAP 1.2 (Oval 5.10) content signature updated; no other change to content..||No changes|
|May 21, 2012||No changes||No changes||Content bundle repackaged, no content changes.||No changes|
|April 23, 2012||No changes||No changes||Content bundle repackaged, no content changes.||No changes|
|March 22, 2012||No changes||No changes||Content bundle repackaged, no content changes.||No changes|
|November 14, 2011||No changes||No changes||USGCB major version 1.2.x.0 SCAP content posted||No changes|
|November 10, 2011||No changes||USGCB GPOs posted||No changes||No changes|
|October 26, 2011||No changes||No changes||USGCB major version 1.2.x.0 SCAP content posted||No changes|
|October 17, 2011||No changes||No changes||USGCB major version 1.2.x.0 SCAP content posted||No changes|
|October 04, 2011||No changes||No changes||No changes||National Checklist Program's Machine-readable CCE to 800-53 Mappings linked|
|September 21, 2011||USGCB major version 1.2.x.0 Settings and Known Issues posted||No changes||USGCB major version 1.2.x.0 SCAP content posted||No changes|
|February 04, 2011||No changes||USGCB major version 1.1.x.0 GPOs posted||No changes||No changes|
|January 31, 2011||USGCB major version 1.1.x.0 Settings and Known Issues posted||No changes||USGCB major version 1.1.x.0 SCAP content posted||No changes|
|October 20, 2010||No changes||USGCB GPOs posted||No changes||No changes|
|September 24, 2010||USGCB major version 1.0.x.0 Settings Known Issues posted||No changes||USGCB major version 1.0.x.0 SCAP content posted||CCE mapping updates reflected in USGCB Settings spreadsheet|
|August 31, 2010||USGCB Beta Settings and updated SCAP content issues posted||USGCB Beta GPOs posted||USGCB Beta SCAP content posted||CCE mapping updates reflected in USGCB Beta Settings spreadsheet|
|August 03, 2010||No changes||No changes||Alpha USGCB OVAL 5.3 patch content updated||No changes|
|May 28, 2010||Setting clarification provided, no settings have changed||Minor bug-fixes implemented||Minor SCAP bug-fixes implemented||Non-machine readable mappings can be found in USGCB Alpha Settings. Please note that these non-machine readable mappings will be removed when the machine-readable mappings are available.|
|April 23, 2010||Alpha Content Released||Alpha Content Released||Alpha Content Released||Alpha Content Released|