aura VS anchore-engine

Compare aura vs anchore-engine and see what are their differences.


Python source code auditing and static analysis on a large scale (by SourceCode-AI)


A service that analyzes docker images and applies user-defined acceptance policies to allow automated container image validation and certification (by anchore)
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aura anchore-engine
2 2
68 1,404
- 2.6%
7.2 9.5
8 days ago 5 days ago
Python Python
GNU General Public License v3.0 only Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of aura. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.
  • A Large-Scale Security-Oriented Static Analysis of Python Packages in PyPI
    1 project | | 30 Jul 2021
    I've done extensive research in this area and looked at existing tools including bandit to scan the whole pypi repository and monitor what is being uploaded there, the conclusion was that most of the tools are not up for this task so I made a new framework from scratch that is specially design for this purpose, to scan the whole PyPI repository, it's called Aura:
  • Ever npm/pip installed malware? A modest call for action
    1 project | | 4 Feb 2021
    Consider contributing your talents to projects that seek to improve the security of these registries. One project worth your attention is Aura, a Python source code auditing and static analysis tool. For those who want to explore Python malware detection challenges identified as important by the Python Software Foundation, see here. Consider contributing malware checks to the Python Package Index codebase, aka Warehouse.


Posts with mentions or reviews of anchore-engine. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-02.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing aura and anchore-engine you can also consider the following projects:

grype - A vulnerability scanner for container images and filesystems

quay - Build, Store, and Distribute your Applications and Containers

netbox-docker - 🐳 Docker Image of NetBox

dagda - a tool to perform static analysis of known vulnerabilities, trojans, viruses, malware & other malicious threats in docker images/containers and to monitor the docker daemon and running docker containers for detecting anomalous activities