Testing tool needed for trial

Posted on 2003-02-26
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I want to evaluate a testing tool which will generate test scripts and test the system based on the functions,stored procedures,User Interface,database,web server,security issues.PLease suggest some softwares which are flexible and easy to use.
Question by:amitjk
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This is a very complex task. No tool that's flexible enough will be easy to use.

Further, there is no one tool that does all of this. Some things to look at, however, are:

Cenzic's Hailstorm (www.cenzic.com), which tests over-the-network data.

Sanctum's AppScan (www.sanctuminc.com), which tests web applications.

Nessus (www.nessus.org), which does general network-centric system testing.

NGSSoftware (www.nextgenss.com), which has various database-testing tools

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Thanks for the help. I am looking for a open source tool for these categories.
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chris_calabrese earned 80 total points
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Nessus is your best starting point, then. It does at least part of what the other things do and is easily extensible.

Some other open-source and/or free tools are:
o  Wisker CGI-scanner (www.wiretrip.net/rfp)
o  OWASP WebScarab (www.owasp.org/webscarab)
o  SPIKE fuzzer creation kit (www.atstake.com/research/tools/vulnerability_scanning/)

The SANS Reading Room (www.sans.org/rr/) also has lots and lots of information has papers on application and database security lockdown/testing. Check out the Application & Database Security and Auditing & Assessment areas.

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