Security Advisories are the official notification of security-related vulnerabilities and issues impacting VMware products. Security Advisories outline complete information on how to protect impacted systems. Each advisory contains a detailed description of the security vulnerability, affected systems, threat severity, risk mitigation techniques for fixing the vulnerability and securing the system. Third-party certifications such as Common Criteria and FIPS provide independent validation of the security of VMware products. These are listed along with links to the official certificate or report. Security Hardening Guides provide prescriptive guidance for customers on how to deploy VMware products in a secure manner and also provide script examples and other information to help with security automation.