In this weeks "How-To Tuesday," we investigate how to automate compliance assessments in Oracle Solaris 11. Last week, Ginny Henningsen posted a great article on how to improve configuration security and accelerate audits that all Solaris SysAdmins should add to their massive reading queue. With infrastructure and OS security on everyone's mind these days due to various intrusions, it is imperative that administrators take advantage of all the industry best practices and comply with common policies to protect their companies, and customers, data. With the complexities of operating systems grow, along with the long list of policies, verifying compliance becomes increasingly difficult. Therefore, automation of compliance assessments becomes extremely important from a time and resource perspective.