seccheck alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace seccheck? During the review of seccheck 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. JShielder (Linux hardening tool)
  2. Lynis (security scanner and compliance auditing tool)
  3. OpenSCAP (suite with tools and security data)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to seccheck.

Alternatives (by score)

64

JShielder

Introduction

JShielder is a security tool for Linux systems to make them more secure by adding system hardening measures.

Project details

JShielder is written in Python, shell script.

Strengths and weaknesses

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

    Typical usage

    • System hardening

    JShielder review

    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

      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

        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

        84

        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

          60

          Scout2

          Introduction

          Scout2 is a security tool to assess the security of an AWS environment. It can be used for system hardening and IT audits.

          Project details

          Scout2 is written in Python.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + More than 10 contributors
          • + More than 500 GitHub stars

            Typical usage

            • IT audit
            • Security assessment
            • Self-assessment
            • System hardening

            Scout2 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

            60

            otseca

            Introduction

            Tools like otseca help with data collection. This could be useful for system administrators to collect data on a regular interval. This data then can be compared with a future data capture. Another possibility is to use it during pentesting. In that case one should have already obtained root access, as the tool requires this as well.

            Project details

            otseca is written in shell script.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + The source code is easy to read and understand
            • + Tool is modular and extendable
            • + The source code of this software is available

              Typical usage

              • Configuration audit
              • Penetration testing
              • Security assessment

              otseca 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

                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

                  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

                  78

                  Clair

                  Introduction

                  The tool has been created by CoreOS and can scan containers of different formats. It analyzes them and determines available security weaknesses in the container.

                  Project details

                  Clair is written in Golang.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

                  • + The source code of this software is available

                    Typical usage

                    • Security assessment
                    • Vulnerability scanning

                    Clair 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

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