JShielder alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace JShielder? During the review of JShielder 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. Lynis (security scanner and compliance auditing tool)
  2. OpenSCAP (suite with tools and security data)
  3. Zeus (AWS auditing and hardening tool)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to JShielder.

Alternatives (by score)

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

    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

      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

      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

          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

            60

            sysechk (System Security Checker)

            Introduction

            System Security Checker, or sysechk, is a tool to perform a system audit against a set of best practices. It uses a modular approach to test the system.

            Project details

            sysechk is written in shell script.

            Strengths and weaknesses

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

              Typical usage

              • IT audit
              • System hardening

              sysechk 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

                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

                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

                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

                  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

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