Tiger alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace Tiger? During the review of Tiger 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. YASAT (local security scanner)
  2. Lynis (security scanner and compliance auditing tool)
  3. Nix Auditor (system auditing tools)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to Tiger.

Alternatives (by score)

70

YASAT

Introduction

The YASAT tool performs a system scan to detect configuration issues and possible improvements for hardening the system.

Project details

YASAT is written in shell script.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + Used language is shell script
  • - No updates for a while

Typical usage

  • IT audit
  • Security assessment

YASAT 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

    Lynis review

    76

    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

    85

    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

      64

      Zeus

      Introduction

      Tools like Zeus are useful to perform a quick security scan of an AWS environment. It helps to find missing security controls and apply system hardening measures 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

      • Security assessment
      • Self-assessment
      • System hardening

      Zeus 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

        68

        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

          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

            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

              84

              Prowler

              Introduction

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

              Project details

              Prowler is written in shell script.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + The source code of this software is available

                Typical usage

                • Security assessment
                • System hardening

                Prowler review

                85

                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

                  64

                  seccheck

                  Introduction

                  Seccheck is a security scanner for Linux systems. It is originally written for SuSE Linux by Marc Heuse.

                  Project details

                  seccheck is written in shell script.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

                  • + The source code of this software is available
                  • - Project looks outdated (old code or documentation)

                  Typical usage

                  • Security assessment
                  • System hardening

                  seccheck review

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