vulnerability scanning tools

                                      Top 10 vulnerability scanning tools 

  1. NMAP

NMAP stand for network mapper. NMAP is an open source tool for network exploration and security auditing. It was designed to rapidly scan large networks, although it works fine against single hosts. NMAP tool is used to determine what hosts are available on the network, what operating systems (and OS versions) they are running, what services those hosts are offering what type of packet filters/firewalls are in use, and dozens of other characteristics. While Nmap is commonly used for security audits, many systems and network administrators find it useful for routine tasks such as network inventory managing service upgrade schedules, and monitoring host or service uptime.  (official website)


  • Network scanning
  • OS dictation 
  • Run script
  • Vulnerability scanning
  • Port scan
  • Service/version detection
  • And many more you can find in NMAP official website.
  1. Metasploit

Metasploit is a penetration testing and s0canning tools. It’s is very powerfull tool. It’s an essential tool for many attackers and defenders.

The Metasploit Framework has a suite of extensively used tools that offer a broad platform for pen-testing and exploit development. (official website)

            some Features 

  • Create a payloads file
  • Enumeration
  • Create a listener port
  • Run exploit
  • Run scripts
  • And many more you can find in METASPLOIT official website.
  1. Burpsuite

burpsuite is a web vulnerability scanner tool. Used in many organization. There are free and paid version of burpsuite. This tool is particular for web vulnerability scanner. Burp gives you full control, letting you combine advanced manual techniques with state-of-the-art automation, to make your work faster, more effective, and more fun. (offical website)

some Features 

  • Intercept everything your browser sees
  • manage recon data
  • expose hidden attack surfacetest for clickjacking attacks
  • break HTTPS effectively 

and you can see more features in this websites.

  1. Nessus

Nessus is a vulnerbilty scanning tool.  Which is used to scans a computer and raises an alert if it discovers any vulnerabilties that  attacker could use to gain access to any system. (offical website)

some fetures

  • Network scan
  • Badblock detection
  • Mobile device scan
  • Host discovery
  • Web application test
  • Malware scan
  • And many more you can see in this website.  
  1. Acunetix Vulnerability scanner

Acuntix is an end-to-end web security scanner.acuntix can scure your websites, web application, and APIs. Acuntix is a paid tool. But you can use free trial version.before buy it. Acuntix can find vulnerability. also fix that vulnerability. And also prevent vulnerability. (offical website)

some features

  • Port scan
  • Vulnerability scan
  • Full GUI based
  • Network scanning
  • and more you can see in it’s official websites.
  1. Nikto

Nikto is a free CUI vulnerability scanner tool. That scans webservers for malicious files. Its also captures and prints any cookies received. Nikto can detect over 6700 potentially dangerous files/CGIs, checks for outdated versions of over 1250 servers, and version specific problems on over 270 servers.  (official website)

Some features

  • find sub-domain
  • username guessing
  • dictionary attack
  • supports full https proxy
  • gives details of installed software
  • and many more you  can find in this website
  1. OpenVas

Openvas stand for open vulnerability assessment system, originally known as GNessUa. Openvas is a software framework of several servives and tool offering vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management.  Its capabilities include unauthenticated testing, authenticated testing, various high level and low level Internet and industrial protocols, performance tuning for large-scale scans and a powerful internal programming language to implement any type of vulnerability test. (official website)

some features

  • Find security vulnerability 
  • Risk assessment
  • Network scanning

For more visit openvas official website

  1. Nexpose

Nexpose is a vulnerability scanner which aims to support the entire vulnerability management lifecycle, including discovery, detection, verification, risk classification, impact analysis, reporting and mitigation. There are  paid and free version available of nexpose. (official website).

Some features

  • Network scanning
  • Risk scoring
  • Remediation reporting
  • Integration with Metasploit

For more features visit it’s official website.

  1. Intruder

Intruder is an online vulnerability scanner that finds cyber security weakness in your digital infrastructure, to avoid costly data breaches. It’s is a very powerfull tools. Intruder is paid tool but you can get 20 day trail version.  (official website)

 some features 

  • Application bugs
  • Attack surface reduction
  • Encryption weaknesses

and you can find more in intruder official website.

  1. Netsparker

Netsparker is a web application security tool .You can perform automatic vulnerability assessment, which helps you prioritize your work on fixing the issues. You can also automatically discover and protect your current web assets so you can avoid resource-intensive manual procedures. It’s a paid tool but you can get demo version. (official website).

 Some features

  • Proof-based scanning
  • Advanced vulnerability detection 
  • Multi support
  • Vulnerability management system

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