skipfish Alternatives

    skipfish is described as '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' and is a Vulnerability Scanner in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to skipfish for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based, Mac and SaaS. The best alternative is Nmap, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like skipfish are Zenmap (Free, Open Source), OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) (Free, Open Source), Shodan (Freemium) and Nessus (Paid).

    This page was last updated Nov 10, 2021

    1. Nmap ("Network Mapper") is a free and open source (license) utility for network exploration or security auditing.
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    2. Zenmap is the official cross-platform GUI for the Nmap Security Scanner. It is free and runs on Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, etc. Zenmap aims to make Nmap easy for beginners to use while providing advanced features for experienced Nmap users.
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    3. The Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) is an easy to use integrated penetration testing tool for finding vulnerabilities in web applications.
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    4. Shodan is a search engine that lets you find specific computers (routers, servers, etc.) using a variety of filters. Some have also described it as a public port scan directory or a search engine of banners.
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    5. The Nessus vulnerability scanner is the world-leader in active scanners, featuring high-speed discovery, configuration auditing, asset profiling, sensitive data discovery and vulnerability analysis of your security posture.


      • 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tests against web servers for multiple items, including over 6400 potentially dangerous files/CGIs, checks for outdated versions of over 1000 servers, and version specific problems on over 270 servers.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      w3af is a Web Application Attack and Audit Framework
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Wordpress
      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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    7. Netsparker is the only False-positive-free web application security scanner. Simply point it at your website and it will automatically discover the flaws that could leave you dangerously exposed.
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