Category:Vulnerability Scanning Tools

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Description

Web Application Vulnerability Scanners are the automated tools that scan web applications to look for known security vulnerabilities such as cross-site scripting, SQL injection, command execution, directory traversal and insecure server configuration. A large number of both commercial and open source tools are available and and all these tools have their own strengths and weaknesses.

Here we will provide a listing of vulnerability scanning tools currently available in the market. The plan is to extend this listing to provide information about each tool's strengths and weaknesses to enable you to make an informed decision about the selection of a particular tool to meet your requirements.


Disclaimer: The tools listing in the table below has been presented in an alphabetical order. OWASP does not endorse any of the Vendors or Scanning Tools by listing them in the table below. We have made every effort to put this information as accurately as possible. If you are the vendor of a tool below and think that this information is incomplete or incorrect, please send an e-mail to our mailing list and we will make every effort to correct this information.


Tools Listing

Name Owner Licence Platforms
Acunetix WVS Acunetix Commercial / Free (Limited Capability) Windows
AppScan IBM Commercial Windows
AVDS Beyond Security Commercial / Free (Limited Capability) N/A
Burp Suite PortSwiger Commercial / Free (Limited Capability) Most platforms supported
Contrast Contrast Security Commercial / Free (Limited Capability) SaaS or On-Premises
GamaScan GamaSec Commercial Windows
Grabber Romain Gaucher Open Source Python 2.4, BeautifulSoup and PyXML
Grendel-Scan David Byrne Open Source Windows, Linux and Macintosh
Hailstorm Cenzic Commercial Windows
IKare ITrust Commercial N/A
N-Stealth N-Stalker Commercial Windows
Netsparker MavitunaSecurity Commercial Windows
NeXpose Rapid7 Commercial / Free (Limited Capability) Windows/Linux
Nikto CIRT Open Source Unix/Linux
NTOSpider NT OBJECTives Commercial Windows
ParosPro MileSCAN Commercial Windows
QualysGuard Qualys Commercial N/A
Retina BeyondTrust Commercial Windows
Securus Orvant, Inc Commercial N/A
Sentinel WhiteHat Security Commercial N/A
Vega Subgraph Open Source Windows, Linux and Macintosh
Wapiti Informática Gesfor Open Source Windows, Unix/Linux and Macintosh
WebApp360 TripWire Commercial Windows
WebInspect HP Commercial Windows
SOATest Parasoft Commercial Windows / Linux / Solaris
Trustkeeper Scanner Trustwave SpiderLabs Commercial SaaS
WebScanService German Web Security Commercial N/A
Wikto Sensepost Open Source Windows
Xenotix XSS Exploit Framework OWASP Open Source Windows
Zed Attack Proxy OWASP Open Source Windows, Unix/Linux and Macintosh

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