Kali Linux is Debian-based-Linux distribution that is designed for digital forensics and penetration testing. It is funded and maintained by Offensive Security, an information company. Kali Linux was developed through the rewrite of BackTrack by Mati Aharoni and Devon Kearns of Offensive Security. Kali Linux comes with large number of tools that are well suited to a variety of information security tasks, including Penetration Testing, computer forensic, security research, and reverse engineering.
Features of Kali Linux
Over 500 Penetration Testing tools Pre-installed
More than 500 penetration testing tools come pre-installed in Kali Linux such as Wireshark, Aircrack-nj, Nmap and Crunch.
Full Customization of Kali ISOs
It is always easy to generate a customized version of Kali for our specific needs using metapackages optimized to security professional needs set a highly accessible ISO customization process. Kali linux is heavily integrated live-build, giving a lot of flexibility in customizing and tailoring each aspect of Kali Linux ISO images.
Cheap and low powered device, which make for great leave behind . Modern ARM based laptops provide high speed with long battery life as an assessment platform.
A mobile penetration testing platform for android devices, based on Kali Linux. Kali Nethunter consists of a nethunter app, app store, kali container, and Kex.
Hosting provides which have kali Linux pre-installed, ready to go, without worrying about looking after the infrastructure.
VMware & Virtual Box pre-built images ready to go . Allowing for a Kali install as bare as possible, with additional features such as snapshots, without altering the host OS. And we have vagrant images too.