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. Zeus (AWS auditing and hardening tool)

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

    • + 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

      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

      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

        68

        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

            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

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

                Cloud Security Suite review

                88

                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

                  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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