otseca alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace otseca? During the review of otseca 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. orthrus (security framework and auditing tool)
  3. Cloud Security Suite (cloud security toolkit)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to otseca.

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

  • + 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

    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

    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

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

    Cloud Security Suite 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

      76

      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

        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

        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

          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

            78

            CloudSploit scans

            Introduction

            CloudSploit scans is an open source software project to test security risks related to an AWS account. It runs tests against your Amazon account and aims to discover any potential misconfigured setting or other risks.

            Project details

            CloudSploit scans is written in Node.js.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + More than 10 contributors
            • + More than 500 GitHub stars
            • + The source code of this software is available
            • - No releases on GitHub available

            Typical usage

            • Configuration audit
            • IT audit
            • Security assessment

            CloudSploit scans review

            60

            iniscan

            Introduction

            Iniscan scans a given php.ini file and tests it against security best practices. It reports back the results by showing a Pass or Fail for each related test. As it is a command-line utility, it can be used in automated testing.

            Project details

            iniscan is written in PHP.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + More than 25 contributors
            • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
            • + The source code of this software is available

              Typical usage

              • Configuration audit
              • Security assessment

              iniscan review

              85

              Kube-Bench

              Introduction

              Tools like Kube-Bench help with quickly checking configuration weaknesses or discovering bad defaults.

              Project details

              Kube-Bench is written in Golang.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + The source code of this software is available

                Kube-Bench review

                60

                SSHsec

                Introduction

                SSHsec scans a system running the SSH protocol and retrieves its configuration, host keys, and Diffie-Hellman groups.

                Project details

                SSHsec is written in Python.

                Strengths and weaknesses

                • + The source code of this software is available

                  Typical usage

                  • Information gathering
                  • Penetration testing
                  • Security assessment

                  SSHsec review

                  96

                  testssl.sh

                  Introduction

                  Key features of testssl.sh include:

                  • Clear output: you can tell easily whether anything is good or bad
                  • Ease of installation: It works for Linux, Darwin, FreeBSD, NetBSD and MSYS2/Cygwin out of the box: no need to install or configure something, no gems, CPAN, pip or the like.
                  • Flexibility: You can test any SSL/TLS enabled and STARTTLS service, not only webservers at port 443
                  • Toolbox: Several command line options help you to run YOUR test and configure YOUR output
                  • Reliability: features are tested thoroughly
                  • Verbosity: If a particular check cannot be performed because of a missing capability on your client side, you'll get a warning
                  • Privacy: It's only you who sees the result, not a third party
                  • Freedom: It's 100% open source. You can look at the code, see what's going on and you can change it.

                  Project details

                  testssl.sh is written in shell script.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

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

                    Typical usage

                    • Application testing
                    • Configuration audit

                    testssl.sh 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

                      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

                        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

                          84

                          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

                            60

                            Belati

                            Introduction

                            Belati is security tool to collect public data and information and calls itself a Swiss army knife for OSINT purposes.

                            Project details

                            Belati is written in Python.

                            Strengths and weaknesses

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

                            Typical usage

                            • Information gathering

                            Belati review

                            74

                            DataSploit

                            Introduction

                            DataSploit is a framework to perform intelligence gathering to discover credentials, domain information, and other information related to the target. It uses various reconnaissance techniques on companies, people, phone numbers, and even cryptocoin technology. It allows aggregating all raw data and return it in multiple formats.

                            Project details

                            DataSploit is written in Python.

                            Strengths and weaknesses

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

                              Typical usage

                              • Information gathering
                              • OSINT research
                              • Security monitoring

                              DataSploit review

                              60

                              dirsearch

                              Introduction

                              Dirsearch is a tool to guide security professionals to find possible information leaks or sensitive data. It does this by looking for directory and file names.

                              Project details

                              dirsearch 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

                                • Information gathering
                                • Penetration testing
                                • Security assessment

                                dirsearch review

                                64

                                DirSearch (Go)

                                Introduction

                                DirSearch is a Go implementation of the original dirsearch tool written by Mauro Soria. It is used to discover directories by using common names and guessing (fuzzing).

                                Project details

                                DirSearch (Go) is written in Golang.

                                Strengths and weaknesses

                                • + The source code of this software is available

                                  Typical usage

                                  • Information gathering
                                  • Penetration testing
                                  • Security assessment

                                  DirSearch (Go) review

                                  64

                                  Domain Analyzer

                                  Introduction

                                  Domain Analyzer is an information gathering tool and comes in handy for reconnaissance. This can be useful for doing penetration testing or evaluating what information is publically available about your own domains. Some pieces of information that can be discovered include DNS servers, IP addresses, mail servers, SPF information, open ports, and more.

                                  Project details

                                  Domain Analyzer is written in Python.

                                  Strengths and weaknesses

                                  • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
                                  • + Very low number of dependencies
                                  • + The source code of this software is available

                                    Typical usage

                                    • Information gathering
                                    • Penetration testing

                                    Domain Analyzer review

                                    68

                                    Gitem

                                    Introduction

                                    Gitem is a reconnaissance tool to extract information about organizations on GitHub. It can be used to find the leaking of sensitive data.

                                    Project details

                                    Gitem is written in Python.

                                    Strengths and weaknesses

                                    • + The source code of this software is available

                                      Typical usage

                                      • Information gathering
                                      • Security assessment
                                      • Security monitoring
                                      • Self-assessment

                                      Gitem review

                                      60

                                      Gitrob

                                      Introduction

                                      Especially open source developers may share their code in a public repository like GitHub. This is a great way to collaborate between the developer(s) and the community. The risk of sharing code is that sensitive data is part of the repository and uploaded by accident. GitRob helps to detect this kind of accidental leaks.

                                      Project details

                                      Gitrob is written in Ruby.

                                      Strengths and weaknesses

                                      • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
                                      • + The source code of this software is available

                                        Typical usage

                                        • Data leak prevention
                                        • Information gathering
                                        • Penetration testing
                                        • Security assessment

                                        Gitrob review

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