Ask the Expert

Tools for evaluating the security of Unix

What tools would you use or recommend to check the security of a Unix OS running CheckPoint FW1? I have and use nmap at this time. Are there any others that you would use?


    Requires Free Membership to View

There are commercial tools available from ISS, Network Associates and also a freeware one, Nessus, available from www.nessus.org. You should also look at the usual security Web sites, SecurityFocus.com, etc. for other options, too.

Note that all scanners can only test for things they know about. They are like virus scanners in this respect; none of these tools protect you from new problems, and an old version of the tool may be worse than useless if you think you're safe and you aren't.

This was first published in September 2001

There are Comments. Add yours.

 
TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: