Linux and Unix security

Perform security health scans for Linux, macOS, and Unix

Lynis and Lynis Enterprise Suite


Free open source auditing tool. It is battle-tested on Linux, macOS, and other flavors of Unix. Available as package or standalone download.

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Lynis Enterprise

For companies that require compliance, reporting, and prioritized actionable items. This suite gets you back in control of your security defenses.

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What does it do?

Lynis and Lynis Enterprise help companies with their security scans. Besides the 'health scan', it provides a valuable list of actionable items. These come in handy during security assessments, audits, and for those require to be compliant with security standards.

Who uses it?

The standalone tool and full suite are typically used by:

System administrators

You are good in your profession, yet want to have an extra check when it comes to security. Software changes, vulnerabilities show up every day, and you want to be in control.

Security manager

With all the tools at your disposal, you know there is not a silver bullet. You simply want to know the most critical areas and know that when it comes to compliance, that the right things are tested.

Security professionals

During your assessments and penetration tests a lot of issues show up. Instead of overwhelming your colleagues or clients, you want to give them actionable advice.

IT auditors

It is not easy to keep up with all developments in technology. You want to provide value with your audits and get companies in good shape when it comes to compliance and security.

Why Lynis Enterprise?

Easy to use

No one likes software that is difficult to use. We like to keep things simple: just one software suite. Start small and expand when your business grows.


Most vendors claim they do and support everything. We feel that can't be right. So we specialized in Linux, macOS, and other flavors of Unix.

Supported operating systems
  • AIX
  • FreeBSD
  • Linux
  • macOS
  • OpenBSD
  • Solaris
  • Embedded (e.g. IoT)
  • and more

Security Audit

Auditing is the first step to get an objective impression on your security defenses. Within just 15 minutes your data center can be fully audited.

In-depth scans
With the sharp focus on Linux/Unix only, you gain the best possible knowledge in one solution.

Open Source
Lynis is free to download and open source software. You will have full access to the inner workings of the program. That is why Lynis is a well-known auditing tool and also fully supported by the community.

Companies gain enterprise features, with a flexible pricing scheme.

Security auditing
Continuous security monitoring


Continous Monitoring

After solving any discovered weaknesses, continuous security monitoring will detect (unauthorized) changes. This way your efforts are safeguarded, preventing your security defenses from falling back.


Use reporting to spot any room for improvement. Information security is an ongoing process and reporting is your tool to improve your defenses even further.


Embed information security, keep control over your network and expand security awareness.


Integrate your existing CMDB with Lynis Enterprise, software configuration tool or SIEM solution. Automation is the key to save time and keep systems in the desired state.


Easy compliance with baselines, and predefined sets for HIPAA, PCI or other compliance needs.


Stay in control with the dashboard functionality. With one quick glance at the dashboard, it becomes easy again to target and focus your efforts.

Control your security

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Security Auditing

Measure the security defenses of your systems and track them daily. Protect your valuable assets against threats.

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System Hardening

Automate system hardening and improve your defenses. Our Lynis controls are an extensive database with knowledge.

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Define a baseline, use ready-to-use policies, and determine your compliance levels (PCI DSS, HIPAA, ISO27001, and others).

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Gabriel Gaitan, Domovida
“We were researching system hardening for Linux. With Lynis Enterprise, we found a great solution that makes work easy and reliable. This toolkit allows us to have much better control on the security of the systems. Especially those systems for our customers. The support offered by CISOfy has been excellent!”
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