Tuesday, October 5, 2010

OWASP Zed Attack Proxy Project

Zed Attack Proxy has been accepted as an OWASP project

The Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) is an easy to use integrated penetration testing tool for finding vulnerabilities in web applications.
It is designed to be used by people with a wide range of security experience and as such is ideal for developers and functional testers who a new to penetration testing.
ZAP provides automated scanners as well as a set of tools that allow you to find security vulnerabilities manually.
The current version of ZAP is 1.0.0 and it can be downloaded from the Google Code page.

Some of ZAP's features:
Intercepting proxy
Automated scanner
Passive scanner

The next release of OWASP ZAP, planned for later this year, is expected to include:
OWASP rebranding
Improvements to the passive and active automated scanners
Improvements the Spider
The addition a basic port scanner
The ability to brute force files and directories (using components from DirBuster)
Further internationalization

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