Tool comparison of Lynis VS YASAT

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Tool comparison of Lynis, and YASAT
LynisYASAT
Description

Lynis is a security auditing tool for systems running Linux, macOS, or Unix. It can be used for security assessments and configuration audits.

YASAT describes itself as another simple stupid audit tool to test Linux systems. It has many tests for checking the security configuration of the system.

Dependencies
Strenghts
  • The source code is easy to read and understand
  • More than 100 contributors
  • More than 8000 GitHub stars
  • Tool is easy to use
  • Available as package (simplified installation)
  • Commercial support available
  • Used language is shell script
  • Very low number of dependencies
  • Project is mature (10+ years)
  • The source code of this software is available
  • Used language is shell script
Weaknesses
  • No updates for a while
Programming language(s)

Shell script

Shell script

Last release

3.0.8 (2022-05-17)

848 (2016-08-30)

Tool page (last updated)

2022-05-18

2021-05-08

Tool score

100

70

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