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Nikto is described as '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tests against web servers for multiple items, including over 6400 potentially dangerous files/CGIs, checks for outdated versions of over 1000 servers, and version specific problems on over 270 servers' and is a vulnerability scanner in the security & privacy category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Nikto for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and BSD. The best alternative is OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP), which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Nikto are w3af, Acunetix, wapiti and Websecurify.

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Nikto is an Open Source (GPL) web server scanner which performs comprehensive tests against web servers for multiple items,...

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  1. OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) icon

    OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    29 alternatives to OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) 

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

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    w3af

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    21 alternatives to w3af 

    w3af is a Web Application Attack and Audit Framework.

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  3. Acunetix icon

    Acunetix

    • Windows
    • Online
    • Wordpress
    54 alternatives to Acunetix 

    Audit your website security and web applications for SQL injection, Cross site scripting and other web vulnerabilities with Acunetix Web Security Scanner. Download Free Edition!

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    wapiti

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    13 alternatives to wapiti 

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

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    1.  Command line interfacewapiti either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Websecurify

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    26 alternatives to Websecurify 

    Websecurify is a powerful web application security testing environment designed from the ground up to provide the best combination of automatic and manual vulnerability testing technologies.

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  6. HTTPCS Security icon

    HTTPCS Security

    • Online
    46 alternatives to HTTPCS Security 

    Put yourself in the shoes of a hacker! Without technical expertise, launch an audit to detect security flaws on your website or web application. Online website vulnerability scanner. No installation required. ISO & RGPD compliant. How to avoid hackers?

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  7. Arachni

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    14 alternatives to Arachni 

    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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    skipfish

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    • Windows
    • Linux
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    27 alternatives to skipfish 

    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.

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    1.  Command line interfaceskipfish either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    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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    Yang

    • Mac
    8 alternatives to Yang 

    Yang is yet another Nikto GUI; Software for analyzing and securing your servers. Yang establish diagnostics on :

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  10. TEQNIX.io icon

    TEQNIX.io

    • FreeProprietary
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    37 alternatives to TEQNIX.io 

    TEQNIX is a platform with a number of tools and strategies for penetration testers, red teamers and secops. It promotes automation with scanners and utilities and also assist in a real-time attack situation.

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