PTF (The PenTesters Framework)
Tool and Usage
|Latest release||2.3.7 |
Why this tool?
PTF or the PenTesters Framework is a Python script to keep your penetration testing toolkit up-to-date. It is designed for distributions running Debian, Ubuntu, Arch Linux, or related clones. PTF will do the retrieval, compilation, and installation of the tools that you use. As it is a modular framework, you can use many of the common pentesting tools or add your own tools.
How it works
PTF works with modules that define how a tool is to be fetched and what is needed to build the tool. Depending on the platform, additional commands can be specified. PTF also ensures that everything is organized using the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES).
The project encourages tool authors to submit their tool as a module. This can be done via GitHub and helps to provide better support to the community.
Usage and audience
PTF is commonly used for penetration testing, security assessment, software management, or software testing. Target users for this tool are pentesters and security professionals.
- Colored output
- Command line interface
- Tool is modular
Example usage and output
Tool review and remarks
The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:
- + More than 50 contributors
- + Tool is easy to use
- + More than 1000 GitHub stars
- + The source code of this software is available
Supported operating systems
PTF is known to work on Linux.
- Git clone
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Related tool information
This tool is categorized as a penetration testing framework.