There are various tools used for security testing, but here we are going to talk about the 5 best vulnerability assessment and penetration testing tools that are commonly used while performing security tests. At Detox Technologies, we use these tools in security testing:
1- Burp Suite:
Burp Suite is the world’s most widely used web application security testing software. It comes in 2 versions – Burp Suite Professional for hands-on testers, and Burp Suite Enterprise Edition with scalable automation and CI integration. Burp Suite is an integrated platform for web application security testing.
Previously known as IBM AppScan is now known as HCL Appscan standard is one of the best web application security testing tools. It is a dynamic analysis testing tool designed for security experts and penetration testing experts to use when performing security tests on web applications.
The Network Mapper is a free and open-source tool for network discovery and security auditing. Nmap is used to detect the live host on the network (host discovery), also detects the open ports on the host.
Nessus is a remote security scanning tool used during vulnerability assessment and penetration testing. This is free and open-source tool for non-enterprises use. Nessus scans for vulnerabilities on Windows and Unix systems, these qualities make this tool all-rounder. This tool is best for security testing teams and penetration experts.
Metasploit is a very popular hacking and penetration testing tool. It is a penetration testing framework which makes finding vulnerabilities very easy. Metasploit is often used to break into remote systems or test for a computer system vulnerability. Metasploit finds security issues, verify vulnerability mitigations & manages security assessments.
Apart from these tools, there are more tools to find security vulnerabilities. What do you think, which tool is commonly used in above list? Also, please let us know if we have missed any particular tool, which should be mentioned in above tools list.
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