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Tool and Usage

Web Application Security Scanner aimed towards helping users evaluate the security of web applications

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Arachni is framework written in Ruby with focus on evaluating the security of web applications. Typical users include security professionals and system administrators.

The tooling is free and open source. Besides Linux, it also runs on macOS and Microsoft Windows.

Usage and audience

Arachni is commonly used for penetration testing, security assessment, or web application analysis. Target users for this tool are pentesters and security professionals.


  • Arachni is written in Ruby
  • Application programming interface (API) available

Tool review and remarks

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available


Supported operating systems

Arachni is known to work on Linux.

Arachni alternatives

Similar tools to Arachni:



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Nikto is an open source security scanner which tests web servers for potential vulnerabilities.



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Project details
Latest release1.5.1 [2017-03-29]
LicenseCustom license
Last updatedApril 9, 2018

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