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Software for security and vulnerability scans and testing

Besides AppDetective can you recommend another software/tool that can be used to perform security and vulnerability scans and testing?

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Here's a list of some of the best in the market today.

Penetration testing/vulnerability assessment

  • Core Impact
  • Lockdown Auditor
  • nCircle IP360
  • Sniffer Portable 4.7.5
  • Sunbelt Network Security Inspector
  • Typhon 3
  • WebInspect
  • Nessus -- open source
  • Nmap -- free
  • GFI Security Suite

    Security auditing

  • CIS security audit tools -- freely available
  • NetIQ
  • Symantec
  • This was first published in September 2005

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