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A penetration testing tool is a tool used for testing the security of a Web application. These tools perform a security check by executing an attack on the Web application being tested without enforcing payload on the Web application. That is, they do not delete the database or any of the components used by the application.
The performance of an application is measured based on the number of false negatives and false positives. Almost all penetration testing tools employ a technique called fuzz testing, fault injection, or fuzzing. Fuzzing refers to a testing technique that is highly automated, which covers several boundary cases by means of invalid data as the application input to make sure that exploitable vulnerabilities are absent.
Conventional penetration testing tools can be categorized into several forms based on the type of testing they perform. The different categories are as follows:
Penetration testing tools provide a quick and simple way to identify specific security vulnerabilities. They are extremely intuitive, and can even be operated by novice users.