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Project details

Year of inception
Apache License 2.0
Programming language
shell script
Toni de la Fuente
Latest release
Latest release date

Project health

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Why this tool?

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.

Usage and audience

Prowler is commonly used for compliance testing, security assessment, or system hardening. Target users for this tool are auditors, security professionals, and system administrators.


  • Command line interface

Tool review and remarks

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


  • + More than 25 contributors
  • + More than 500 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

Author and Maintainers

Prowler is under development by Toni de la Fuente.


Supported operating systems

Prowler is known to work on Linux.

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This tool is categorized as a AWS security tool and configuration audit tool.