Category:Vulnerability Scanning Tools

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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: 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 acurately as possible. If you the vendor of a tool below and think that the information provided below 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

Burp Suite PortSwiger Commercial / Free (Limited Capability) Most platforms supported

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

Netsparker MavitunaSecurity Commercial Windows

Nikto CIRT Open Source Unix/Linux

NTOSpider NT OBJECTives Commercial Windows

N-Stealth N-Stalker Commercial Windows

ParosPro MileSCAN Commercial Windows

QualysGuard Qualys Commercial N/A

Retina eEye Digital Security Commercial Windows

ScanDo KaVaDo Inc Commercial Windows

SecurityQA Toolbar iSec Partners Commercial Windows

Sentinel WhiteHat Security Commercial N/A

Wapiti Informática Gesfor Open Source Windows, Unix/Linux and Macintosh

WebApp360 nCircle Commercial Windows

WebInspect HP Commercial Windows

WebKing Parasoft Commercial Windows / Linux / Solaris

WebScanService German Web Security Commercial N/A

Wikto Sensepost Open Source Windows


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