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Tool and Usage

Tiger a security audit and intrusion detection tool for flavors of Unix

Additional information

Tiger was a popular tool to audit systems and originates from work at the Texas A&M University. With no updates in the last years, this tool should be used with care.

The development of this tool is halted and no new updates are expected.

Usage and audience

Tiger is commonly used for intrusion detection, IT audit, system hardening, or vulnerability scanning. Target users for this tool are security professionals and system administrators.

Tool review

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


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


  • - No updates for a while

Author and Maintainers

Tiger is under development by Dave K. Hess, Dave R. Safford, Douglas Lee Schales, Khalid Warraich.


Support operating systems

Tiger is known to work on AIX, FreeBSD, Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD, and Solaris.

Tiger alternatives

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Project details
Latest release3.2.3 [2010-03-03]
Last updatedSept. 17, 2017

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