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. OpenSCAP (suite with tools and security data)
  3. YASAT (local security scanner)

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

  • + 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

      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

      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

      • IT audit
      • Configuration 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

        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

          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

          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

          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

            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

              74

              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

              • IT audit
              • Configuration audit
              • Security assessment

              CloudSploit scans 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

                  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

                    74

                    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

                      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

                        • OSINT research
                        • Information gathering
                        • Security monitoring

                        DataSploit 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

                            60

                            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

                                64

                                Infoga

                                Introduction

                                This tool could be used during penetration testing to learn what information is leaked regarding email addresses. For a company, it may be useful to do security monitoring and learn the same.

                                Project details

                                Infoga is written in Python.

                                Strengths and weaknesses

                                • + The source code of this software is available

                                  Typical usage

                                  • Information gathering
                                  • Reconnaissance

                                  Infoga review

                                  56

                                  Metagoofil

                                  Introduction

                                  Metagoofil will perform a search in Google based on the given domain name. Any public documents will be downloaded and analyzed. For this task it uses libraries like Hachoir, PdfMiner, and others. Useful details include username, software versions, hostnames, etc.

                                  File types: pdf, doc, xls, ppt, docx, pptx, xlsx

                                  Project details

                                  Metagoofil is written in Python.

                                  Strengths and weaknesses

                                  • + The source code of this software is available

                                    Typical usage

                                    • Information gathering
                                    • Penetration testing

                                    Metagoofil review

                                    60

                                    OSRFramework

                                    Introduction

                                    This OSINT framework allows combining sources and provide data in different formats (web interface, API, command line).

                                    Project details

                                    OSRFramework is written in Python.

                                    Strengths and weaknesses

                                    • + Available as package (simplified installation)
                                    • + The source code of this software is available
                                    • - No releases on GitHub available

                                    Typical usage

                                    • Information gathering

                                    OSRFramework review

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