Penetration Testing Software

Penetration Testing

What is Penetration Testing Software?

Penetration Testing is an active, invasive scanning activity that uncovers a system’s or applications vulnerabilities, and exploits those vulnerabilities in the same manner as a hacker would. It is considered an “ethical hacking” activity that is endorsed by the target organization.

Common Features

  • Automation
  • Reconnaissance
  • Reporting
  • Diversity of Tools
  • Host Target Scanning
  • Multi Faceted Testing
  • Crawling
  • Countermeasures Circumvention
  • Exploits
  • Maintaining Access
  • Payload Transport

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Top Penetration Testing Software 2024

Composite Score
8.4 /10
CX Score
8.7 /10

Offensive Security provides practitioners with the highly sought-after skills required to advance their careers and better protect their organizations. We’re committed to funding and growing Kali Linux, the most widely used operating system for penetration testing, ethical hacking and network security assessments.

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Pros

  • Helps Innovate
  • Continually Improving Product
  • Reliable
  • Performance Enhancing

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Composite Score
7.7 /10
CX Score
6.8 /10

The Bugcrowd Security Knowledge Platform helps you continuously find and fix critical vulnerabilities that other approaches miss.

Composite Score
7.2 /10
CX Score
7.1 /10

Core Impact empowers you to replicate attacks that pivot across systems, devices, networks, and applications. This solution reveals how chains of exploitable vulnerabilities open paths to your organization’s mission-critical systems and data.

Pros

  • Helps Innovate
  • Reliable
  • Performance Enhancing
  • Unique Features

Cons

  • Vendor's Interest First
BackBox.Org

BackBox.org

Composite Score
7.0 /10
CX Score
7.7 /10

BackBox is more than an operating system, it is a Free Open Source Community project with the aim to promote the culture of security in IT environment and give its contribute to make it better and safer. All this using exclusively Free Open Source Software by demonstrating the potential and power of the community.

Pros

  • Helps Innovate
  • Continually Improving Product
  • Reliable
  • Performance Enhancing
Composite Score
6.8 /10
CX Score
6.9 /10

Veracode delivers the application security solutions and services today’s software-driven world requires. Veracode’s unified platform assesses and improves the security of applications from inception through production so that businesses can confidently innovate with the web and mobile applications they build, buy and assemble as well as the components they integrate into their environments.

Pros

  • Helps Innovate
  • Reliable
  • Performance Enhancing
  • Enables Productivity
Composite Score
5.9 /10
CX Score
5.8 /10

Attackers are always developing new exploits and attack methods—Metasploit penetration testing software helps you use their own weapons against them. Utilizing an ever-growing database of exploits, you can safely simulate real-world attacks on your network to train your security team to spot and stop the real thing.

Pros

  • Saves Time
  • Transparent
  • Reliable
  • Performance Enhancing

Cons

  • Inhibits Innovation
  • Slower Product Innovation
  • Vendor Friendly Policies

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