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Open Source Acunetix Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Acunetix is OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP). If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Acunetix and 15 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Acunetix are OpenVAS, Nikto, w3af and All In One WP Security and Firewall.

Acunetix alternatives are mainly Vulnerability Scanners but may also be WAFs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Acunetix.
This page was last updated Jun 30, 2022
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  1. OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    The Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) is an easy to use integrated penetration testing tool for finding vulnerabilities in web applications.

    OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) vs Acunetix opinions
    Almost everyone thinks OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) is a great alternative to Acunetix.

    OWASP ZAP is more of a web application pentesting tool but acunetix is a networking scanning tools

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  2. OpenVAS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    The Open Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS) is a framework of several services and tools offering a comprehensive and powerful vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management solution.



  3. Nikto

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Nikto is an Open Source (GPL) web server scanner which performs comprehensive tests against web servers for multiple items, including over 6400 potentially dangerous files/CGIs, checks for outdated versions of over 1000 servers, and version specific problems on over 270 servers.

    Most users think Nikto is a great alternative to Acunetix.
  4. w3af

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    w3af is a Web Application Attack and Audit Framework.

  5. All In One WP Security and Firewall

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • Wordpress

    The All In One WordPress Security and Firewall is the ultimate security plugin that will take your website’s security to a whole new level.



  6. Arachni

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Arachni is an Open Source, feature-full, modular, high-performance Ruby framework aimed towards helping penetration testers and administrators evaluate the security of web applications.

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  7. Tsunami

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    Tsunami is a general purpose network security scanner with an extensible plugin system for detecting high severity vulnerabilities with high confidence.

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  8. wapiti

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Wapiti allows you to audit the security of your web applications. Wapiti is a command line tool.

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  9. Report Attacks

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Wordpress

    This plugin improve login security, create a blacklist of IP addresses and reports brute force login attempts attacks.

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    This is an alerting/reporting tool; not a vulnerability scanner.

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  10. skipfish

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    A fully automated, active web application security reconnaissance tool. Key features: High speed: pure C code, highly optimized HTTP handling, minimal CPU footprint - easily achieving 2000 requests per second with responsive targets.

    Discontinued

    Skipfish is no longer maintained. Last version, 2.10 beta, released in December 2012, can be still downloaded from Google Code Archive

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