Security-Database Best IT Security Tools for 2009

The year 2009 was very intense of emotions, sadness, sorrows, and conflicts. The world as we knew or at least our parents did is changing so fast and unfortunately not in the right way.

The very bad economic situation, the stinky religions conflicts, the riots and wars, the increase of radical extremists and the policy of fear that the governments feed us are urging this earth to an excruciating end.

But instead of talking about politicians and their immature and childish job they are doing as spreading fear, making the wrong choices (as usual), wasting taxpayers money and time, dumping people into poverty, we’d prefer focusing into enumerating the great software and tools we’ve seen this year.

So, we are happy that 2009 is finally over and we expect the best for 2010.

— Security-Database Team

 Open Source & Free Utilities

Penetration Tests and Ethical Hacking

- Winner Excellent Recommended (Promising)
Information GatheringMaltegoBinging
Network Scanners and DiscoveryNmap v5Ex æquo:
  • Netifera
  • AutoScan
Angry IP Scanner
Vulnerability ScannersEx æquo:
  • Nessus
  • NeXpose
Application ScannersW3AFSamurai WTFNikto
Wireless HackingOSWAAirCrack suiteAiroScript-NG
Live CDsBackTrack 4KatanaMatriux
Exploitation FrameworksMetasploit v3DB Exploit Website

Security Assessment

- Winner Excellent Recommended (Promising)
Windows AuditingOVAL interpreterNessus Local Plug-insSysinternals tools
Unix AuditingLynisCIS ScoringOpenSCAP
Firewall & Filtering DevicesNoneNoneNone
Application AssessmentBurpSuiteWebSecurifyCAT The manual web application
Wireless AuditingOSWAEx æquo:
  • Kismet
  • Kismac
ForensicsCAINEEx æquo:
  • Mobius
  • Process Hacker
Netwitness Free Edition
Datamining / logs managementSplunk community releaseDradis
IT ManagementSpiceWorksPaglo IT
Code analysisRatsGrauditMS
Password analysisEx æquo:
  • Cain & Abel
  • OphCrack
John the ripper
VoIP & Telephony auditingVAST ViperWarVox
Database auditingDb Audit Free editionEx æquo:
  • Pangolin
  • SQL Map

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Winner Excellent Promising