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Tool Categories

You can read Larry's 1st paper Version 1.0 and version 2.0 project is now underway with revised criteria and the assistance of OWASP & WASC members and that of the ORB Project

Product testing will be performed based on defined criteria that will measure the usability performance and positive validation on “red herring” web applications OWASP Site Generator this model common systems and unique systems in the wild.

Such tools are generally used to either help:

  • Protect Applications
  • Find Vulnerabilities in Applications
  • Test Other Application Security Tools

The categories of tools currently addressed by this project are (or will be):

Types of Tools

Other tool-related pages to be considered

General Application Security Tool Resources

In Jan 2006, Dr. Holger Peine finished a survey of application security tools that can be found at: It covers various open source and commercial tools in many of the areas discussed in this project.
The NIST SAMATE - Software Assurance Metrics And Tool Evaluation project has an ambitious goal of creating a large set of application security test data and then assessing the capabilities of a wide variety of application security tools.
At the 3rd AppSec OWASP Conference, Arian Evans did a presentation on Software Security Quality: Testing Taxonomy & Testing Tools Classification that lists LOTS of the tools in the application security space from different categories, and some comparitive information on Web Application Security Scanning products.

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