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AppArmor Alternatives

AppArmor is described as 'A Mandatory Access Control (MAC) system which is a kernel (LSM) enhancement to confine programs to a limited set of resources' and is an app. There are six alternatives to AppArmor for Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, Fedora, FreeBSD and Xen. The best alternative is Qubes OS, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like AppArmor are Firejail, SELinux, CLIP OS and grsecurity.

AppArmor alternatives are mainly Operating Systems but may also be Linux Distros or Virtualization Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of AppArmor.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

A Mandatory Access Control (MAC) system which is a kernel (LSM) enhancement to confine programs to a limited set of...

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  1. Qubes is an open source operating system designed to provide strong security for desktop computing.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableQubes OS is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedQubes OS is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    Firejail

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Firejail is a SUID security sandbox program that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications using Linux namespaces and seccomp-bpf.

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    SELinux

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) is a role-based access control solution, developed by the US spying agency NSA and Red Hat, for internal and general use.

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    This is the closest match to AppArmor out there, the two both implement Mandatory Access Control (MAC)

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    CLIP OS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    The CLIP OS project is an open source project maintained by the ANSSI (National Cybersecurity Agency of France) that aims to build a secure, multi-level operating system, based on the Linux kernel and a lot of free and open source software.

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    grsecurity

    • Linux

    Grsecurity® is an extensive security enhancement to the Linux kernel that defends against a wide range of security threats through intelligent access control, memory corruption-based exploit prevention, and a host of other system hardening that generally require no...

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    Vulture

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • FreeBSD

    Vulture is an Open Source HTTP reverse-proxy. It ensures the security of web applications facing the internet.

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