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Tool and Usage

Project details
LicenseBSD 3-clause
Programming languagesC++, Python
Latest release4.0.2 []

Project health

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How it works

The osquery tool collects data from the system and makes them available as a database. By giving it database like queries you can extract data from the system and use that together with other tools.

Usage and audience

osquery is commonly used for compliance testing, information gathering, or security monitoring. Target users for this tool are auditors, pentesters, security professionals, and system administrators.

Tool review and remarks

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + More than 100 contributors
  • + More than 9000 stars
  • + The source code of this software is available
  • + Supported by a large company

Author and Maintainers

Supporting company

This project is maintained by Facebook


Supported operating systems

Osquery is known to work on Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows.

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