5 Most Popular Penetration Testing Tools In 2019

Penetration Testing Tools | ImpactQA
Penetration Testing Tools | ImpactQA

Penetration testing (also named as Pen Testing) is a type of Security Testing used to test the insecure areas of the app or system. A penetration test is a broadway of testing the company’s cybersecurity vulnerabilities. If a hacker were going to target you:

A) Would they be successful? and
B) How would they perform it

The list of the 5 Best Security or Penetration Testing tools used by Software testers are as follows:

1- Wireshark

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This tool is an award-winning network protocol analyzer. This open-source tool is available for different systems including FreeBSD, Solaris, Linux, and Windows. With Wireshark software tool, you can rapidly capture & interpret network packets. The details that are retrieved by the use of this tool can be checked through the TTY mode TShark Utility or a GUI.

2- Netsparker

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Netsparker Security Scanner is a well-admired tool for penetration testing. The software can track everything from cross-site scripting to SQL injection. Developers can use this tool on websites, web apps, and web services. It is obtainable as an on-premises & SAAS solution.

3- Network Mapper (also called as “NMAP”)

This popular tool is used primarily for discovering weaknesses or holes in the network environment of a corporation or a business. Network Mapper can be used at any phase of the Penetration Test procedure and even has built-in scripting features accessible to help automate any test process. The traits comprise OS, services, host, packet filters/firewalls, etc. It is open-sourced and works in various environments.

4- Metasploit

It is the most used pen-testing framework (automation) in the world. Metasploit is useful for checking security and pinpointing errors, setting up a defense. It also helps expert teams verify & manage security assessments, improves awareness, and empowers protector to stay a step ahead in the game. It has the GUI clickable interface works on Apple Mac OS X, Linux, and Microsoft Windows.

5- BeEF

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BeEF stands for Browser Exploitation Framework. This is a penetration testing tool which is best suited to check a web browser. It uses GitHub to locate issues. It is also open-source and is adapted to combat web-borne attacks & could benefit mobile clients. It has a Graphical User interface, works on Apple Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows and Linux.

Nevertheless, penetration test tools dig deeper and examine your environment in a way that a vulnerability scan merely doesn’t.

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