Welcome to the SIMP documentation!¶
This is the 5.1.0-0 release of SIMP compatible with the 7.1 release of CentOS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).
The System Integrity Management Platform (SIMP) is a framework designed around the concept that individuals and organizations should not need to repeat the work of automating the basic components of their operating system infrastructure.
Expanding upon this philosophy, SIMP also aims to take care of routine policy compliance to include NIST 800-53, FIPS 140-2, the DISA STIG, and the SCAP Security Guides.
By using the Puppet automation stack, SIMP is working toward the concept of a self-healing infrastructure that, when used with a consistent configuration management process, will allow users to have confidence that their systems not only start in compliance but remain in compliance over time.
Finally, SIMP has a goal of remaining flexible enough to properly maintain your operational infrastructure. To this end, where possible, the SIMP components are written to allow all security-related capabilities to be easily adjusted to meet the needs of individual applications.