Lynis - Features

Overview of the features found in Lynis


Features

Lynis

Lynis is security auditing tool, for Unix, Linux and macOS systems. It is used by system administrators, auditors and security professionals, all over the world. Some of the features are:

Basic

  • Open source
  • Shell script
  • No dependencies
  • Easy to understand

Support

  • Dynamic OS detection
  • 300+ built-in tests
  • Support for custom tests
  • Plugin support
  • Compliance checks
  • Extensive software support

Reporting

  • Report on screen and details in report file
  • Reporting of warnings and suggestions
  • Detailed logging
  • Hardening index