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What kinds of app security tools are there?

What are some examples of application security tools that are available? Brad Arkin, expert on application security tools and technologies, explains the two types of tools available.

What are some examples of application security tools that are available?
Security tools fall in two main categories. The first group of tools is used to examine the environment. Those types of tools include port scanners and vulnerability scanners. The second group of tools is used to examine for specific application vulnerabilities. Those can include the application client, browsers, spiders, decompilers, obfuscators, source code scanners, debug proxies, brute force tools, fuzzers, sniffers and packet generators.
This was first published in January 2006

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