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Microsoft Office 2007 SP2 Security Baseline

Published: April 6, 2010   |   Updated: January 28, 2013


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The Microsoft Office 2007 Security Baseline is integrated with the Microsoft Security Compliance Manager tool. The Microsoft Office 2007 Security Guide is now included within the Office 2007 Security Baseline. To access the guidance included in the Office 2007 Security Baseline, please download the Security Compliance Manager (SCM) tool.

To access this and other security baselines for Windows client and server operating systems and Microsoft applications, launch the download of the Security Compliance Manager.

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The Microsoft Office 2007 Security Baseline is part of the SCM tool. The tool is designed to provide you with an end-to-end solution to help you plan, deploy, and monitor the security baselines of computers running 2007 Microsoft Office Service Pack 2 (SP2) applications in your environment.

What is a security baseline?

A security baseline is a collection of configurations items for a Microsoft product that provides prescribed values to solve a specific use case or scenario. Microsoft application security baselines provide guidance and supporting technical data required to implement an effective and efficient security infrastructure, enabling you to:

  • Understand threats.
  • Implement countermeasures.
  • Learn about product-specific recommendations.

This knowledge is accessed through the Security Compliance Manager tool, which gives you the ability to customize a security baseline to meet the unique requirements of your organization. The tool exports security baselines in multiple formats to help you apply the configuration and confirm the compliance level of the computers in your organization.

Microsoft application security baselines include the following elements:

  • A detailed view of security vulnerabilities specific to the Microsoft application, and the potential impact of configuring significant settings in these areas, to help you better understand how to effectively mitigate threats to your environment.
  • Recommended countermeasures to address such vulnerabilities, as well as the technical data required to implement and assess the state of each countermeasure that you implement.
  • A product-specific security guide that provides detailed instructions and recommendations to help strengthen the security of the Microsoft applications in your organization.

About the Security Compliance Manager

We’ve taken our extensive threats and countermeasures guidance and incorporated it into the SCM tool, enabling you to assess, configure, and manage all of your organization’s security baselines in one centralized location. 

SCM provides centralized security baseline management features, a baseline portfolio, customization capabilities, and security baseline export flexibility to accelerate your organization’s ability to efficiently manage the security and compliance process for the most widely used Microsoft technologies.

Take advantage of the experience of Microsoft security professionals, and reduce the time and money required to harden for your environment. This end-to-end Solution Accelerator will help you plan, deploy, operate, and manage your security baselines for Windows client and server operating systems, and Microsoft applications. Access the complete database of Microsoft recommended security settings, customize your baselines, and then choose from multiple formats—including Desired Configuration Management (DCM) packs, Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP), XLS, or Group Policy objects (GPOs)—to export the baselines to your environment to automate the security baseline compliance verification process.

Use the Security Compliance Manager tool to achieve a secure, reliable, and centralized IT environment that will help you better balance your organization’s needs for security and functionality.

Included in the Download

The Microsoft Security Compliance Manager download includes the following components:

  • Microsoft_Security_Compliance_Manager_Setup.exe – The Microsoft Security Compliance Manager allows you to view, update, and export security baselines.
  • LocalGPO.msi – This tool is designed to manage local group policies of a computer such as applying a security baseline and exporting the local Group Policy.

Once you download and install the Security Compliance Manager tool, you can view all available Microsoft product security baselines. For more information, refer to the getting started guidance in the SCM TechNet Wiki.

The .cab file for the Microsoft Office 2007 Security Baseline includes the following components:

  • Office 2007 Computer Baseline
  • Office 2007 User Baseline
  • Office 2007 Security Guide.docx

Related Resources

The following resources provide additional information about security topics and in-depth discussion of the concepts and security prescriptions in this guide:

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