Anchore alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace Anchore? During the review of Anchore we looked at other open source tools. Based on their category, tags, and text, these are the ones that have the best match.

Top 3

  1. Dagda (vulnerability scanner for Docker containers)
  2. bane (AppArmor profile generator)
  3. Lynis (security scanner and compliance auditing tool)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to Anchore.

Alternatives (by score)

60

Dagda

Introduction

The main reasons to use Dagda is the detection of vulnerable or malicious components within your containerized environment.

Project details

Dagda is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + The source code of this software is available

    Typical usage

    • Malware detection
    • Malware scanning
    • Vulnerability management
    • Vulnerability scanning

    Dagda review

    60

    bane

    Introduction

    Bane is a tool to create AppArmor profiles. This helps to secure applications by setting restrictions on resources they access or modify. A strict policy may help to prevent privilege escalation attacks.

    Project details

    bane is written in Golang.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + More than 500 GitHub stars
    • + The source code of this software is available

      Typical usage

      • Application security
      • Security monitoring
      • System hardening

      bane review

      100

      Lynis

      Introduction

      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.

      Project details

      Lynis is written in shell script.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + More than 50 contributors
      • + Commercial support available
      • + More than 4000 GitHub stars
      • + Used language is shell script
      • + Very low number of dependencies
      • + Project is mature (10+ years)
      • + The source code of this software is available

        Typical usage

        • IT audit
        • Penetration testing
        • Security assessment
        • System hardening
        • Vulnerability scanning

        Lynis review

        76

        Docker Bench (by Aqua)

        Introduction

        Docker Bench is one of the tools that can be used to perform a security analysis on Docker and its configuration. It can find common configuration flaws that may impose risks to other containers or the host itself.

        Project details

        Docker Bench (by Aqua) is written in Golang.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + The source code of this software is available
        • - No releases on GitHub available

        Typical usage

        • Configuration audit

        Docker Bench (by Aqua) review

        60

        Docker Bench for Security

        Introduction

        Docker Bench for Security is a small security scanner to perform several tests that are part of the Docker CIS benchmark.

        Project details

        Docker Bench for Security is written in shell script.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + More than 25 contributors
        • + Screen output is colored
        • + More than 3000 GitHub stars
        • + The source code of this software is available

          Typical usage

          • Application security
          • Configuration audit
          • Security assessment

          Docker Bench for Security review

          78

          Clair

          Introduction

          The tool has been created by CoreOS and can scan containers of different formats. It analyzes them and determines available security weaknesses in the container.

          Project details

          Clair is written in Golang.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + The source code of this software is available

            Typical usage

            • Security assessment
            • Vulnerability scanning

            Clair review

            64

            DFWFW (Docker Firewall Framework)

            Introduction

            DFWFW, short of Docker Firewall Framework, offers easy administration of the iptables rules of Docker containers. It updates using event streams.

            Project details

            DFWFW is written in Perl.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + The source code of this software is available
            • - Full name of author is unknown

            Typical usage

            • Firewall management

            DFWFW review

            64

            Dockerscan

            Introduction

            Dockerscan is a Docker toolkit for security analysis which includes attacking tools. It is more focused on side of the offensive than defensive.

            Project details

            Dockerscan is written in Python.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + More than 500 GitHub stars
            • + The source code of this software is available

              Typical usage

              • Information gathering
              • Security assessment
              • Vulnerability scanning

              Dockerscan review

              70

              subuser

              Introduction

              A tool like subuser can useful to test software from untrusted sources.

              Project details

              subuser is written in Python.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + More than 10 contributors
              • + More than 500 GitHub stars
              • + The source code of this software is available

                Typical usage

                • Software testing

                subuser review

                100

                Archery

                Introduction

                Archery is a tool that helps to collect data about vulnerabilities within an environment. Instead of focusing on the actual scanning, it allows managing findings in a web-based interface. This includes options like reporting, searching, and dashboards. It can interact with other tools, including the well-known vulnerability scanners.

                Project details

                Archery is written in Python.

                Strengths and weaknesses

                • + More than 500 GitHub stars
                • + The source code of this software is available

                  Typical usage

                  • Penetration testing
                  • Vulnerability management
                  • Vulnerability scanning
                  • Vulnerability testing

                  Archery review

                  64

                  AutoNessus (autonessus)

                  Introduction

                  This tool is useful to time scans, for example by having it run outside of business hours, and stop when the day starts.

                  Note: originally another tool was named AutoNessus. That is now Seccubus.

                  Project details

                  AutoNessus is written in Python.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

                  • + The source code of this software is available
                  • - No releases on GitHub available

                  Typical usage

                  • Vulnerability scanning

                  AutoNessus review

                  72

                  CMSeeK

                  Introduction

                  CMSeeK is a security scanner for content management systems (CMS). It can perform a wide range of functions starting from the detection of the CMS, up to vulnerability scanning. The tool claims to support over 100 different CMS tools, with extensive support for the commonly used ones like Drupal, Joomla, and WordPress.

                  The scans performed by CMSeeK include version detection. It can also do enumeration of users, plugins, and themes. This might be useful to see what users or components are available. The tool includes admin page discovery, file discovery, and directory listing. Anything that might be useful to a penetration test or security assessment, might be displayed.

                  Project details

                  CMSeeK is written in Python.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

                  • + The source code of this software is available
                  • - Full name of author is unknown

                  Typical usage

                  • Penetration testing
                  • Software exploitation
                  • Software identification
                  • Vulnerability scanning

                  CMSeeK review

                  64

                  Damn Small FI Scanner (DSFS)

                  Introduction

                  None

                  Project details

                  Damn Small FI Scanner is written in Python.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

                  • + The source code of this software is available

                    Typical usage

                    • Security assessment
                    • Vulnerability scanning

                    Damn Small FI Scanner review

                    64

                    Damn Small JS Scanner (DSJS)

                    Introduction

                    None

                    Project details

                    Damn Small JS Scanner is written in Python.

                    Strengths and weaknesses

                    • + The source code of this software is available

                      Typical usage

                      • Penetration testing
                      • Security assessment

                      Damn Small JS Scanner review

                      60

                      Jackhammer

                      Introduction

                      The tool uses RBAC (Role Based Access Control) with different levels of access. Jackhammer uses several tools to do dynamic and static code analysis (e.g. for Java, Ruby, Python, and Nodejs). It checks also for vulnerabilities in libraries. Due to its modular architecture, it can use several scanners out of the box, with options to add your own.

                      The Jackhammer project was initially added to GitHub on the 8th of May, 2017.

                      Project details

                      Jackhammer is written in Ruby.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

                      • + The source code of this software is available

                        Typical usage

                        • Collaboration
                        • Information sharing

                        Jackhammer review

                        78

                        JoomScan

                        Introduction

                        JoomScan could be used to test your Joomla installation or during security assessments. As it has a primary focus on Joomla, it may provide better results than generic vulnerability scanners.

                        Project details

                        JoomScan is written in Perl.

                        Strengths and weaknesses

                        • + The source code of this software is available

                          Typical usage

                          • Vulnerability scanning
                          • Vulnerability testing

                          JoomScan review

                          64

                          LFI Suite

                          Introduction

                          This tool is a useful addition to the pentesting toolbox of security professionals. It can help discover and exploit any local file inclusion weakness in applications. Upon success, a reverse shell can be used to get access to the system.

                          Project details

                          LFI Suite is written in Python.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

                          • + The source code of this software is available
                          • - Full name of author is unknown

                          Typical usage

                          • Penetration testing
                          • Web application analysis

                          LFI Suite review

                          74

                          Nikto

                          Introduction

                          Nikto helps with performing security scans against web servers and to search for vulnerabilities in web applications.

                          Project details

                          Nikto is written in Perl.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

                          • + The source code of this software is available
                          • + Well-known tool

                            Typical usage

                            • Penetration testing
                            • Security assessment
                            • Web application analysis

                            Nikto review

                            78

                            Nmap

                            Introduction

                            Nmap is short for "Network Mapper". It is a free and open source utility for network discovery and security auditing. It was release in September of 1997 by Gordon Lyon, commonly known under his pseudonym "Fyodor".

                            Project details

                            Nmap is written in C, C++, Lua, Python.

                            Strengths and weaknesses

                            • + Project is mature (10+ years)
                            • + The source code of this software is available
                            • + Well-known author
                            • + Well-known tool
                            • - Software usage is restricted (e.g. commercially)

                            Typical usage

                            • Network scanning
                            • Vulnerability scanning

                            Nmap review

                            89

                            OpenSCAP

                            Introduction

                            The OpenSCAP project provides a wide variety of hardening guides, configuration baselines, and tools to test for vulnerabilities and configuration issues. It uses SCAP as the protocol to store the underlying data.

                            Project details

                            OpenSCAP is written in C.

                            Strengths and weaknesses

                            • + More than 25 contributors
                            • + The source code of this software is available
                            • + Supported by a large company

                              Typical usage

                              • Security assessment
                              • Vulnerability scanning

                              OpenSCAP review

                              97

                              OpenVAS

                              Introduction

                              OpenVAS is an open source vulnerability scanner that emerged from when Nessus became closed source in October of 2005.

                              Project details

                              OpenVAS is written in C.

                              Strengths and weaknesses

                              • + The source code of this software is available
                              • + Well-known tool

                                Typical usage

                                • Penetration testing
                                • Security assessment
                                • Vulnerability scanning

                                OpenVAS review

                                64

                                portSpider

                                Introduction

                                portSpider is a security tool to scan network ranges and find open ports. The goal of the tool is to find vulnerable services.

                                Project details

                                portSpider is written in Python.

                                Strengths and weaknesses

                                • + The source code of this software is available

                                  Typical usage

                                  • Network scanning
                                  • Vulnerability scanning

                                  portSpider review

                                  96

                                  Safety

                                  Introduction

                                  When having applications deployed in your environment, not all of those may be installed via a package manager. When your infrastructure grows, it becomes even harder to know which tools are properly patched and which ones are not. For Python applications, this is where Safety comes in that can help scan installed software components via pip. It will also look at any of the dependencies that are installed.

                                  Project details

                                  Safety is written in Python.

                                  Strengths and weaknesses

                                  • + More than 10 contributors
                                  • + The source code of this software is available

                                    Typical usage

                                    • Penetration testing
                                    • Security assessment
                                    • Security monitoring
                                    • Vulnerability scanning

                                    Safety review

                                    64

                                    salt-scanner

                                    Introduction

                                    Salt-scanner is Linux vulnerability scanner based on Salt Open and Vulners audit API. It has Slack notifications and JIRA integration.

                                    Project details

                                    salt-scanner is written in Python.

                                    Strengths and weaknesses

                                    • + The source code of this software is available
                                    • - No releases on GitHub available

                                    Typical usage

                                    • Penetration testing
                                    • Security assessment
                                    • Vulnerability scanning

                                    salt-scanner review

                                    74

                                    Seccubus

                                    Introduction

                                    Supported engines and tools:

                                    • Nessus
                                    • OpenVAS
                                    • Nmap
                                    • Nikto
                                    • Medusa
                                    • Qualys SSL labs
                                    • SkipFish
                                    • SSLyze
                                    • testssl.sh
                                    • ZAP

                                    Project details

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