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Lynis is a security auditing tool for UNIX derivatives like Linux, macOS, BSD, Solaris, AIX, and others. It performs an in-depth security scan. Software packages are available via

License: GPLv3

Lynis Plugins (Community)

Plugins extend the functionality of Lynis. New users are advised to run Lynis first. To receive the plugins, click on the download link and subscribe to the notification list. Monthly we will provide links to the latest product versions, including the plugins. You will also get access to training materials and background information like development and new features.

License: Open source, commercial