Comparison overview of Lynis and Lynis Enterprise
Lynis   Lynis Enterprise

Small screenshot of Lynis security scan
Lynis is a free and open source security and auditing tool. It runs on Unix, macOS and Linux-based systems.

Small screenshot of Lynis Enterprise interface
Lynis Enterprise Suite is a complete software solution for security auditing, compliance and system hardening. It includes Lynis in the core.

Main focus of Lynis is to detect vulnerabilities and configuration management weaknesses.

Lynis performs an in-depth local scan on the system and is therefore much more thorough than network based vulnerability scanners.

It starts with the bootloader and goes up to installed software packages. After the analysis it provides the administrator with discovered findings, including hints to further secure the system.

Our security tool is already used by many system administrators all over the world. Auditing Linux and Unix systems has never been so easy!

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The main goal of the product is to help you measuring your security efforts.

Lynis Enterprise provides the answer to what and how to improve your security defenses. It does so by using in-depth auditing and provide guidance during implementation.

The management interface allows you to quickly determine where to focus your time.

With additional support and tools, like an API, integration within your IT environment is easy.

Additional features: plugins, central management, web based interface, API, dashboard, compliance checking, extensive reporting options, and hardening snippets.

» Lynis Enterprise

Role Quick security scan
  • Extensive security audit
  • Compliance check
  • System hardening
Target Single system Environments with 10 or more systems
Platform BSD, Linux, macOS, and others BSD, Linux, macOS, and others
Open source components Yes Yes
Security Tests 364 tests 443 tests
Hardening snippets No hardening snippets No hardening snippets Yes
  • Community plugins
  • Compliance
  • Docker
  • File Integrity
  • Systemd
More details
Compliance compliance star compliance star compliance star compliance star compliance star
  • Limited support
compliance star compliance star compliance star compliance star compliance star
Supporting tests and reporting for:
  • ISO27001
  • and others...
Linux/UNIX compliance
  • Quick results, no installation needed
  • Powerful for single user
  • Free, open source
  • Affordable solution
  • Easy integration
  • Focused on automation
  • Extensive reporting
  • Additional support
  • Ready-to-use hardening snippets
  • Plugins for more in-depth system audits
  • Extensive tests of Lynis... and more!
  • Flexible pricing plans
Audience » Individual user
» System engineers
» Security professionals
» Companies with 10+ systems
» CISO / Security Manager
» Security Professionals
» Auditors
» Penetration testers
» System engineers
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