Lynis 2.0.0

= Lynis 2.0.0 (2015-02-25) =

The first release within the 2.x branch! It includes several new features, to
simplify or improve auditing on Unix based systems, including BSD, Linux,
Mac OS and more traditional systems like AIX, HPUX and Solaris.

New features and many improvements are the reason for the bump to a major
release, also a beginning of a new era. Many tools to audit or harden systems
have being released, yet none have been maintained over a long period of time.

* Support and Feedback

This software is supported and under development by CISOfy. By providing a
dual license, this software is kept up-to-date and enhanced. Both customers
and the community, benefit from this licensing. This release is available
thanks to your input and feedback.

* Helpers

New in this release is the support for helpers. Small utilities which enhance
Lynis by providing a single goal. The first helper available is to audit
Docker build files.

* Improved OS support

Many changes have been implemented to better support Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD
DragonBSD and OpenBSD in particular. Upcoming releases will include smaller
"improvement rounds" for other systems as well.

* New technologies

More utilities and technologies are supported now. Technologies and tools
like systemd, Docker, nftables.

* Lynis Enterprise

As this code is shared, customers have an additional option to define to
what server they want to upload the audit results. Also, commercial plugins
have been bundled.

* New parameters

Several new options have been added:
--dump-options (see all options)
--report-file (define a different location for the report file)

* General

Documentation on the website has been extended:
The man page, Lynis binary and several tests have improved texts.

About Lynis Enterprise

We help companies with auditing and hardening their Unix, Linux and macOS systems.

Our software solution performs in-depth security audits and provides guidance. This way you are quickly underway in getting your systems safe and secure.

With focus on automation, boring hardening documents and benchmarks are no longer needed.