Docker Bench for Security alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace Docker Bench for Security? During the review of Docker Bench for Security 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 (by Aqua) (Docker security scanner)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to Docker Bench for Security.

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

    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

      68

      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

      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

        • + 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

          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

            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

              84

              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

                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

                  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

                      63

                      360-FAAR

                      Introduction

                      360-FAAR is a tool written in Perl to parse policies and logs from firewalls. It can compare firewall policies and translate between a policy and log data. Supported firewalls include Checkpoint FW1, Cisco ASA, and Netscreen ScreenOS.

                      Project details

                      360-FAAR is written in Perl.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

                      • + Project is mature (5+ years)
                      • + The source code of this software is available

                        Typical usage

                        • Firewall auditing
                        • Log analysis
                        • Security assessment
                        • Security reviews

                        360-FAAR review

                        68

                        Cloud Security Suite (CS Suite)

                        Introduction

                        Cloud Security Suite (CS Suite) is a security toolkit that allows scanning Amazon, Google, and Azure cloud platforms. It leverages tools like Lynis, Prowler, and Scout2 to collect all information. The promise of the tool is to simplify the installation of the tools, their configuration, and the data collection.

                        Project details

                        Cloud Security Suite is written in Python.

                        Strengths and weaknesses

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

                        Typical usage

                        • IT audit
                        • Configuration audit
                        • Penetration testing
                        • System hardening

                        Cloud Security Suite review

                        60

                        VHostScan

                        Introduction

                        Tools like VHostScan are powerful to perform reconnaissance and discover configuration defaults. This can be useful during penetration tests or security testing, to see if a system has been stripped from default pages. If not, this tool might discover them and provide valuable information about the system.

                        Project details

                        VHostScan is written in Python.

                        Strengths and weaknesses

                        • + The source code of this software is available

                          Typical usage

                          • Penetration testing
                          • Reconnaissance

                          VHostScan review

                          85

                          ssh_scan

                          Introduction

                          This tool is light on its dependencies, as it only uses Ruby and BinData. The scanner is simple to use, as it is limited in the number of parameters and options. There is also the ability to show the results on the screen or export the data to a JSON file. The latter is great if you want to do further processing of the details, or simply store them for later comparison.

                          Project details

                          ssh_scan is written in Ruby.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

                          • + More than 10 contributors
                          • + Many releases available
                          • + The source code of this software is available
                          • + Supported by a large company

                            Typical usage

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

                            ssh_scan 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

                              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

                                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

                                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

                                  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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