SELinux Alternatives

    SELinux is described as 'Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) is a role-based access control solution, developed by the US spying agency NSA and RedHad, for internal and general use'. There are 2 alternatives to SELinux for Linux. The best alternative is AppArmor, which is both free and Open Source.

    This page was last updated Oct 15, 2021

    1. A Mandatory Access Control (MAC) system which is a kernel (LSM) enhancement to confine programs to a limited set of resources.
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      axonic AppArmor is easier to administer, but isn't a 1:1 replacement. MAC and RBAC are not synonymous. Additionally, AppArmor does not include security information for each data object based on what it is, but is based on directory structures or where things are. They are different approaches to a similar problem with different use cases.
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    2. 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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