Best Linux security tools

Our selection of the best security software for Linux


Linux has become a popular open source alternative to the popular Windows and iOS operating systems, and a key factor behind its rise is security.

The operating system is much less likely to be a target of malware than its better-known competitors as it has far fewer users, more knowledgeable server administrators and a comprehensive permissions system that enhances its defences.

That doesn't, however, make Linux invulnerable. Here are some Linux security tools to add an extra layer of protection to the operating system.

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