Security Controls

FIRE-4590 - Active firewall

Description

Depending on the type of system and sensitivity of the data being stored and processed, a firewall is advised.

Group

Firewall

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Linux and Unix System Hardening

This information is provided as part of the Lynis community project. It is related to Lynis control FIRE-4590. All information should be considered as-is, without guarantees. Any advice or snippets should be tested before implementing in production environments.

Lynis

Lynis is a technical security audit tool for systems running Linux, UNIX, *BSD, and macOS. It is open source software and free to use. The project has an active community, and can also be found on GitHub.

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Gain additional benefits: automating security audits, reporting, and the implementation of related security measures.

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