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V-57509

The application server must authenticate all endpoint devices before establishing a local, remote, and/or network connection using bidirectional authentication that is cryptographically based.

Finding ID
SRG-APP-000395-AS-000109
Rule ID
SV-71785r2_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000395-AS-000109
CCI
CCI-001967
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Device authentication requires unique identification and authentication that may be defined by type, by specific device, or by a combination of type and device. Bidirectional authentication provides stronger safeguards to validate the identity of other devices for connections that are of greater risk. Device authentication is performed when the application server is providing web services capabilities and data protection requirements mandate the need to establish the identity of the connecting device before the connection is established. Because of the challenges of applying this requirement on a large scale, organizations are encouraged to only apply the requirement to those limited number (and type) of devices that truly need to support this capability.

Fix Text

If data protection requirements do not mandate the need to establish the identity of the connecting device before the connection is established, this requirement is NA. Configure the application server to authenticate all endpoint devices before establishing a local, remote, and/or network connection using bidirectional authentication that is cryptographically based.

Check Content

If data protection requirements do not mandate the need to establish the identity of the connecting device before the connection is established, this requirement is NA. Review application server documentation and configuration to determine if the application server authenticates all endpoint devices before establishing a local, remote, and/or network connection using bidirectional authentication that is cryptographically based. If the application server does not meet this requirement, this is a finding.