Tools compared: Lynis VS Tiger

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Security auditing tool for systems running Linux, mac OS, or Unix, to perform an in-depth health check.

Tiger a security audit and intrusion detection tool for flavors of Unix

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Lynis is an open source security auditing tool that is available since 2007 and created by Michael Boelen. Its primary goal is to evaluate the security defenses of systems running Linux or other flavors of Unix. It provides suggestions to install, configure, or correct any security measures.

StrenghtsCommercial support available, More than 50 contributors, More than 3000 GitHub stars, Used language is shell script, Very low number of dependencies, Project is mature (5+ years), The source code of this software is availableUsed language is shell script, The source code of this software is available
WeaknessesNo updates for a while
Programming language(s)shell scriptshell script
Last release

2.5.9 (2018-01-12)

3.2.3 (2010-03-03)

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