Ask the Expert

Software for testing Web site security

Can you recommend some software that would test my Web site's security?

    Requires Free Membership to View

Most any vulnerability scanning software that can scan your server would be a step in the right direction. Here are some popular tools:

You will also want to check script security using a tools such as Nikto.

While there is no guarantee that these tools will find all vulnerabilities, obviously you should fix the ones they do find.

For more info on this topic, please visit these resources:
  • Network Security Tip: Vulnerability scanning with Nessus
  • Tip: Vulnerability assessment: Leave the scanning to someone else?

    This was first published in March 2004

  • There are Comments. Add yours.

    TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

    REGISTER or login:

    Forgot Password?
    By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
    Sort by: OldestNewest

    Forgot Password?

    No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

    Your password has been sent to: