Chapter 20

Surface Area Reduction

Introduction

This chapter will help you gain a thorough understanding of what “surface area” is and why it’s important when securing your server. After completing this chapter, you’ll understand what the Surface Area Configuration tool is, and how to use the tool to help secure an SQL Server. You’ll also learn why it’s best to use the Surface Area Configuration tool as part of your SQL Server setup.

SQL Server Surface Area Configuration tool can also be used as an auditing tool to gauge the surface attack area on an existing SQL Server configuration.

Ideally, SQL Server surface area configuration tool should ...

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