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Security Automation Essentials: Streamlined Enterprise Security Management & Monitoring with SCAP by Greg Witte, Shane Shaffer, Matt Kerr, Melanie Cook

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Chapter 5
Enumerations
 
In the context of security automation, enumerations provide consistent identifiers for specific entities, such as commonly referenced vulnerabilities, hardware/software platforms, and configuration settings. Enumerations improve data correlation and product interoperability, enabling automated processes and simplifying the aggregation and correlation of security metrics. Without standardized enumeration, security products and procedures depend upon proprietary or specialized names and formats, reducing interoperability and diminishing the ability to automate security processes. In contrast, common enumerations remove ...

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