Tool comparison of SSH security scanners

Finding the right tool for the job can be difficult task. This sheet compares ScanSSH, ssh-audit, and ssh_scan.

Tool comparison of ScanSSH, ssh-audit, and ssh_scan
ScanSSHssh-auditssh_scan
Description

ScanSSH is a security tool to perform scans on SSH to detect open proxies and available services. It retrieves version information and related details.

The ssh-audit tool helps to perform a security assessment of SSH servers and their configuration. It can be used for security testing and penetration tests.

The ssh_scan utility is a SSH configuration and policy scanner maintained by the Mozilla Foundation. It helps to secure Linux systems running the OpenSSH.

Dependencies
Strenghts
  • Project is mature (10+ years)
  • The source code of this software is available
  • The source code is easy to read and understand
  • Tool is easy to use
  • More than 2000 GitHub stars
  • Very low number of dependencies
  • The source code of this software is available
  • More than 10 contributors
  • Many releases available
  • The source code of this software is available
  • Supported by a large company
Weaknesses
Programming language(s)

C

Python

Ruby

Last release

2.1.2 (2017-04-21)

1.7.0 (2016-10-26)

0.0.44 (2021-05-20)

Tool page (last updated)

2021-05-08

2021-05-08

2021-05-21

Tool score

74

60

85

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