Remote Security Audit

The following document provides information on how to activate and configure the Remote Security Audit service for your ClearOS system. For an overview of the features and benefits of the service, please review the service information here.


If your system does not have this app available, you can install it via the Marketplace.

You can find this feature in the menu system at the following location:

<navigation>System|Security|Remote Security Audit</navigation>


You can enable and disable the Remote Security Audit service from your ClearOS system. A report on recent updates is also provided.

Status Reports

The Remote Security Audit service includes a report of recent activity on your system. When a significant event occurs, an audit report is e-mailed to either the account administrator, or notification e-mail addresses specified for the system. You can manage these notification e-mail addresses via your online account - go to <navigation>Systems|System Settings|Alert Notification</navigation> in the menu.

How It Works

The goal of the security audit is to pick up clues that typically result from a server containing malicious data. This can be determined by:

  • Detecting changes in critical files and directories
  • Checking for a change in the number of hidden files and directories
  • Monitoring the inventory of setuid/setguids files
  • Detecting a change in the number of superuser accounts
  • Auditing the number of accounts without passwords

On a regular interval, the security audit will:

  • Connect to your system
  • Make sure the audit tools have not been tampered with
  • Signal the system to run the audit
  • Wait for the audit to complete
  • Save the status results in your ClearSDN online account

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