Software Security Testing Tools

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  • pen test (penetration testing)

    Penetration testing (also called pen testing) is a tool for testing a computer system, network or Web application to find vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit. (Continued) 

  • static verification

    Static verification is the set of processes that analyzes code to ensure defined coding practices are being followed, without executing the application itself. 

About Software Security Testing Tools

Tools for software security testing, also called penetration testing, can vary depending on the application under test and the type of security test being performed. Black box testing technologies are those in which the software internals and architecture are unknown. Technology incorporated into tools for security black box testing include fuzzing, syntax testing and test scaffolding. Web security testing comes with its own set of specific considerations and there are many tools designed to specifically address Web-based application vulnerabilities.