- Mar 10, 2022
The most advanced Penetration Testing DistributionKali Linux is an open-source, Debian-based Linux distribution geared towards various information security tasks, such as Penetration Testing, Security Research, Computer Forensics, and Reverse Engineering.
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Kali Linux is not about its tools or the operating system. Kali Linux is a platform.
Make Your Job EasierYou can take any Linux and install pen testing tools on it, but you have to set the tools up manually and configure them. Kali is optimized to reduce the amount of work, so a professional can just sit down and go.
Kali EverywhereA version of Kali is always close to you, no matter where you need it. Mobile devices, Docker, ARM, Amazon Web Services, Windows Subsystem for Linux, Virtual Machine, bare metal, and others are all available.
CustomizationWith the use of metapackages, optimized for the specific tasks of a security professional, and a highly accessible and well-documented ISO customization process, it's always easy to generate an optimized version of Kali for your specific needs.
DocumentationWhether you are a seasoned veteran or a novice, our documentation will have all the information you will need to know about Kali Linux. Multiple tips and “recipes” are available, to help ease doubts or address any issues. All documentation is open, so you can easily contribute.
CommunityKali Linux, with its BackTrack lineage, has a vibrant and active community. There are active Kali forums, IRC Channel, Kali Tools listings, an open bug tracker system, and even community-provided tool suggestions.