, the term configuration management
has the following meanings:
- [The] management of security features and assurances through control of changes made to hardware, software, firmware, documentation, test, test fixtures and test documentation of an automated information system, throughout the development and operational life of a system. Source Code Management or revision control is part of this.
- The control of changes--including the recording thereof--that are made to the hardware, software, firmware, and documentation throughout the system lifecycle.
Products for configuration management
Source: from Federal Standard 1037C
and from the National Information Systems Security Glossary