Automated penetration testing tools tend to be more efficient and thorough, and chances are that malicious hackers are going to use automated attacks against you. These automated test tools come from many sources, including commercial, open-source and custom designed. Often these tools focus on a particular vulnerability area, so multiple penetration testing tools may be needed.
Because these automated tools are updated monthly or weekly, you must manually verify the output from the automated tools to check for false alarms and to test for the latest vulnerabilities. With over 50 new vulnerabilities being discovered each week, there will always be new vulnerabilities that the tools may not be able to detect. Without doing this manual testing, your penetration testing will be incomplete.
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