Top 10 Security Assessment Tools
Source: linuxforu - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Security Projects Modern data centres deploy firewalls and managed networking components, but still feel insecure because of crackers. Hence, there is a crucial need for tools that accurately assess network vulnerability. This article brings you the top 10 assessment tools to address these issues, categorised based on their popularity, functionality and ease of use. Vulnerabilities are unfortunately an integral part of every software and hardware system. A bug in the operating system, a loophole in a commercial product, or the misconfiguration of critical infrastructure components makes systems susceptible to attacks. Malicious techies can penetrate systems via these vulnerabilities, for personal or commercial gains. While technically this is not very easy, there have been enough successful attempts to cause one to worry.

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