Vulnerability Scanning Tools

Description

Web Application Vulnerability Scanners are automated tools that scan web applications, normally from the outside, to look for security vulnerabilities such as Cross-site scripting, SQL Injection, Command Injection, Path Traversal and insecure server configuration. This category of tools is frequently referred to as Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) Tools. A large number of both commercial and open source tools of this type are available and all of these tools have their own strengths and weaknesses. If you are interested in the effectiveness of DAST tools, check out the OWASP Benchmark project, which is scientifically measuring the effectiveness of all types of vulnerability detection tools, including DAST.

Here we provide a list of vulnerability scanning tools currently available in the market.

Disclaimer: The tools listing in the table below are presented in alphabetical order. OWASP does not endorse any of the Vendors or Scanning Tools by listing them in the table below.

OWASP is aware of the Web Application Vulnerability Scanner Evaluation Project (WAVSEP). WAVSEP is completely unrelated to OWASP and we do not endorse its results, nor any of the DAST tools it evaluates. However, the results provided by WAVSEP may be helpful to someone interested in researching or selecting free and/or commercial DAST tools for their projects. This project has far more detail on DAST tools and their features than this OWASP DAST page.

Tools Listing

  • Abbey Scan
    • Owner: MisterScanner
    • License: Free
    • Platforms: SaaS
  • Acunetix WVS
    • Owner: Acunetix
    • License: Commercial / Free (Limited Capability)
    • Platforms: Windows
  • AppScan on Cloud
    • Owner: HCL Software
    • License: Commercial
    • Platforms: SaaS
  • AppScan
    • Owner: HCL Software
    • License:
    • Platforms: Windows
  • App Scanner
    • Owner: Trustwave
    • License: Commercial
    • Platforms: Windows
  • AppSpider
    • Owner: Rapid7
    • License: Commercial
    • Platforms: Windows
  • AppTrana Website Security Scan
    • Owner: AppTrana
    • License: Free
    • Platforms: SaaS
  • Arachni
    • Owner: Arachni
    • License: Free for most use cases
    • Platforms: Most platforms supported
  • AVDS
    • Owner: Beyond Security
    • License: Commercial / Free (Limited Capability)
    • Platforms: SaaS
  • BlueClosure BC Detect
    • Owner: BlueClosure
    • License: Commercial, 2 weeks trial
    • Platforms: Most platforms supported
  • BREACHLOCK Dynamic Application Security Testing
    • Owner: BREACHLOCK
    • License: Commercial
    • Platforms: SaaS
  • Burp Suite
    • Owner: PortSwiger
    • License: Commercial / Free (Limited Capability)
    • Platforms: Most platforms supported
  • Contrast
    • Owner: Contrast Security
    • License: Commercial / Free (Full featured for 1 App)
    • Platforms: SaaS or On-Premises
  • Detectify
    • Owner: Detectify
    • License: Commercial
    • Platforms: SaaS
  • Digifort- Inspect
    • Owner: Digifort
    • License: Commercial
    • Platforms: SaaS
  • edgescan
    • Owner: edgescan
    • License: Commercial
    • Platforms: SaaS
  • GamaScan
    • Owner: GamaSec
    • License: Commercial
    • Platforms: Windows
  • Grabber
    • Owner: Romain Gaucher
    • License: Open Source
    • Platforms: Python 2.4, BeautifulSoup and PyXML
  • Gravityscan
    • Owner: Defiant, Inc.
    • License: Commercial / Free (Limited Capability)
    • Platforms: SaaS
  • Grendel-Scan
    • Owner: David Byrne
    • License: Open Source
    • Platforms: Windows, Linux and Macintosh
  • GoLismero
    • Owner: GoLismero Team
    • License: GPLv2.0
    • Platforms: Windows, Linux and Macintosh
  • IKare
    • Owner: ITrust
    • License: Commercial
    • Platforms: N/A
  • ImmuniWeb
    • Owner: High-Tech Bridge
    • License: Commercial / Free (Limited Capability)
    • Platforms: SaaS
  • InsightVM
    • Owner: Rapid7
    • License: Commercial with Free Trial
    • Platforms: SaaS
  • Intruder
    • Owner: Intruder Ltd.
    • License:
    • Platforms:
  • Indusface Web Application Scanning
    • Owner: Indusface
    • License: Commercial / Free Trial
    • Platforms: SaaS
  • K2 Security Platform
    • Owner: K2 Cyber Security
    • License: Commercial/Free-trial
    • Platforms: SaaS/On-Premise
  • N-Stealth
    • Owner: N-Stalker
    • License: Commercial
    • Platforms: Windows
  • Nessus
    • Owner: Tenable
    • License: Commercial
    • Platforms: Windows
  • Netsparker
    • Owner: MavitunaSecurity
    • License: Commercial
    • Platforms: Windows
  • Nexpose
    • Owner: Rapid7
    • License: Commercial / Free (Limited Capability)
    • Platforms: Windows/Linux
  • Nikto
    • Owner: CIRT
    • License: Open Source
    • Platforms: Unix/Linux
  • Probely
    • Owner: Probely
    • License: Commercial / Free (Limited Capability)
    • Platforms: SaaS
  • Proxy.app
    • Owner: Websecurify
    • License: Commercial
    • Platforms: Macintosh
  • QualysGuard
    • Owner: Qualys
    • License: Commercial
    • Platforms: N/A
  • Retina
    • Owner: BeyondTrust
    • License: Commercial
    • Platforms: Windows
  • Ride (REST JSON Payload fuzzer)
    • Owner: Adobe, Inc.
    • License: Apache 2 / Free
    • Platforms: Linux / Mac / Windows
  • Securus
    • Owner: Orvant, Inc
    • License: Commercial
    • Platforms: N/A
  • Sentinel
    • Owner: WhiteHat Security
    • License: Commercial
    • Platforms: N/A
  • SOATest
    • Owner: Parasoft
    • License: Commercial
    • Platforms: Windows / Linux / Solaris
  • StackHawk
    • Owner: StackHawk
    • License: Commercial
    • Platforms: SaaS
  • Tinfoil Security
    • Owner: Tinfoil Security, Inc.
    • License: Commercial / Free (Limited Capability)
    • Platforms: SaaS or On-Premises
  • Trustkeeper Scanner
    • Owner: Trustwave SpiderLabs
    • License: Commercial
    • Platforms: SaaS
  • Vega
    • Owner: Subgraph
    • License: Open Source
    • Platforms: Windows, Linux and Macintosh
  • Vex
    • Owner: UBsecure
    • License: Commercial
    • Platforms: Windows
  • Wapiti
    • Owner: Inform├ítica Gesfor
    • License: Open Source
    • Platforms: Windows, Unix/Linux and Macintosh
  • Web Security Scanner
    • Owner: DefenseCode
    • License: Commercial
    • Platforms: On-Premises
  • WebApp360
    • Owner: TripWire
    • License: Commercial
    • Platforms: Windows
  • WebCookies
    • Owner: WebCookies
    • License: Free
    • Platforms: SaaS
  • WebInspect
    • Owner: Micro Focus
    • License: Commercial
    • Platforms: Windows
  • WebReaver
    • Owner: Websecurify
    • License: Commercial
    • Platforms: Macintosh
  • WebScanService
    • Owner: German Web Security
    • License: Commercial
    • Platforms: N/A
  • Websecurify Suite
    • Owner: Websecurify
    • License: Commercial / Free (Limited Capability)
    • Platforms: Windows, Linux, Macintosh
  • Wikto
    • Owner: Sensepost
    • License: Open Source
    • Platforms: Windows
  • w3af
    • Owner: w3af.org
    • License: GPLv2.0
    • Platforms: Linux and Mac
  • WPScan
    • Owner: WPScan Team
    • License: Commercial / Free
    • Platforms: Linux and Mac
  • Zed Attack Proxy
    • Owner: OWASP
    • License: Apache-2.0
    • Platforms: Windows, Unix/Linux, and Macintosh

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