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Tool and Usage

Prowler is a security tool to perform security audits on AWS configurations. It helps to find configuration flaws and improve system hardening.

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Why this tool?

Prowler is the right tool for you when you want to check against the AWS CIS benchmark. The tool is freely available and is still maintained.

Usage and audience

Prowler is commonly used for security assessment or system hardening. Target users for this tool are auditors, 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:


  • + The source code of this software is available

Author and Maintainers

Prowler is under development by Toni de la Fuente.

Prowler alternatives

Several alternative tools are available that might be a good replacement for Prowler.



Zeus is a security tool to provide security audits on AWS environments. It is written in shell script and can be used for security audits.

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Lynis is a security auditing tool for systems running Linux, macOS, or Unix. It can be used for security assessments and configuration audits.

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Project details
Latest release1.6 [2018-02-21]
LicenseApache License 2.0
Last updatedFeb. 21, 2018

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