Clair alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace Clair? During the review of Clair 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. Anchore Engine (container analysis and inspection)
  2. Dagda (vulnerability scanner for Docker containers)
  3. Docker Bench for Security (Docker security scanner)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to Clair.

Alternatives (by score)

89

Anchore Engine

Introduction

Anchore is a tool to help with discovering, analyzing and certifying container images. These images can be stored both on-premises or in the cloud. The tooling is mainly focused on developer so that perform analysis on their container images. Typical actions include running queries, creating reports, or set up policies for a continuous integration and deployment pipeline.

Project details

Anchore Engine is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + More than 10 contributors
  • + Commercial support available
  • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

    Typical usage

    • System hardening

    Anchore Engine review

    84

    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

      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

        64

        JShielder

        Introduction

        JShielder is a security tool for Linux systems to make them more secure by adding system hardening measures.

        Project details

        JShielder is written in Python, shell script.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + Used language is shell script
        • + The source code of this software is available

          Typical usage

          • System hardening

          JShielder review

          64

          LUNAR

          Introduction

          LUNAR is short for Lockdown UNix Auditing and Reporting and runs on the system itself.

          Project details

          LUNAR is written in shell script.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + The source code of this software is available

            Typical usage

            • Security assessment
            • Self-assessment
            • System hardening

            LUNAR 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

            • + 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

              Typical usage

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

              Lynis review

              52

              Nix Auditor

              Introduction

              This fairly new tool is written in shell script to scan Linux systems with the focus on security auditing.

              Project details

              Nix Auditor is written in shell script.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + Used language is shell script
              • - Full name of author is unknown
              • - Unknown project license

              Nix Auditor review

              80

              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

                85

                Prowler

                Introduction

                Prowler is a security tool to check systems on AWS against the related CIS benchmark. This benchmark provides a set of best practices for AWS. The primary usage for this tool is system hardening and compliance checking.

                Project details

                Prowler is written in shell script.

                Strengths and weaknesses

                • + More than 25 contributors
                • + More than 500 GitHub stars
                • + The source code of this software is available

                  Typical usage

                  • Compliance testing
                  • Security assessment
                  • System hardening

                  Prowler review

                  60

                  Scout2

                  Introduction

                  Scout2 is a security tool to assess the security of an AWS environment. It can be used for system hardening and IT audits.

                  Project details

                  Scout2 is written in Python.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

                  • + More than 10 contributors
                  • + More than 500 GitHub stars

                    Typical usage

                    • IT audit
                    • Security assessment
                    • Self-assessment
                    • System hardening

                    Scout2 review

                    70

                    YASAT

                    Introduction

                    The YASAT tool performs a system scan to detect configuration issues and possible improvements for hardening the system. Typically you would use this on new and existing systems.

                    Project details

                    YASAT is written in shell script.

                    Strengths and weaknesses

                    • + Used language is shell script
                    • - No updates for a while

                    Typical usage

                    • IT audit
                    • Configuration audit
                    • Security assessment

                    YASAT review

                    64

                    Zeus

                    Introduction

                    Zeus is a tool to perform a quick security scan of an AWS environment. It helps to find missing security controls, so additional system hardening measures can be applied to systems.

                    Project details

                    Zeus is written in shell script.

                    Strengths and weaknesses

                    • + Used language is shell script
                    • + The source code of this software is available
                    • - No releases on GitHub available

                    Typical usage

                    • Configuration audit
                    • Security assessment
                    • Self-assessment
                    • System hardening

                    Zeus review

                    60

                    orthrus

                    Introduction

                    Orthrus is a security framework and auditing tool. It allows monitoring and analyzing security configurations across multiple environments.

                    Project details

                    orthrus is written in Golang.

                    Strengths and weaknesses

                    • + The source code of this software is available
                    • - Project is in early phase and may be unstable

                    Typical usage

                    • Security assessment
                    • Self-assessment
                    • System hardening
                    • Vulnerability scanning

                    orthrus review

                    60

                    otseca

                    Introduction

                    Tools like otseca help with data collection. This could be useful for system administrators to collect data on a regular interval. This data then can be compared with a future data capture. Another possibility is to use it during pentesting. In that case one should have already obtained root access, as the tool requires this as well.

                    Project details

                    otseca is written in shell script.

                    Strengths and weaknesses

                    • + The source code is easy to read and understand
                    • + Tool is modular and extendable
                    • + The source code of this software is available

                      Typical usage

                      • Configuration audit
                      • Penetration testing
                      • Security assessment

                      otseca review

                      64

                      seccheck

                      Introduction

                      Seccheck is a security scanner for Linux systems. It is originally written for SuSE Linux by Marc Heuse.

                      Project details

                      seccheck is written in shell script.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

                      • + The source code of this software is available
                      • - Project looks outdated (old code or documentation)

                      Typical usage

                      • Security assessment
                      • System hardening

                      seccheck review

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