SQL Injection vulnerability was discovered some two decades ago.

It allows hackers to execute malicious statements on online properties where input validation is a little average. According to a report from Positive Technology, SQL Injection is still one of the major loopholes globally.

The stat doesn’t really come as a surprise given that websites need powerful input validation. Online scanning or testing for the SQLi vulnerability is one of the best ways to fight it.

1. MisterScanner

When it comes to testing for SQL Injection issues, nothing beats the Mister Scanner results. This scanning tool has been specifically made to test for input weaknesses that the hackers can exploit. It combines both automated crawling and manual penetration testing to generate easy-to-understand reports.

  • Automatically detects all the vulnerabilities on your web application
  • Backed by manual penetration testing to validate results
  • Zero false positives
  • Simple reports with critical rating of each vulnerability
  • Support in understanding the remediation
SQL Injecting website testing by Mister Scanner is perfect for small to large businesses.

2. SQL Injection Scanner

The free testing tool from Pentest Tools is one of the most popular choices on this list. While this basic scan does not really cover a lot of threats, it will get the job done. SQL Injection scanner attempts to construct a syntactically correct SQL query that demonstrates the injection was successful. It is easy to use and simple.

  • Simple detection test
  • Free scanning capability
  • Does not attempt to attack the vulnerability
  • Offers remediation guidance after the test
This tool is apt for small business owners.

3. Netsparker

Free SQLi testing tools are not a favorite in the market. However, this one from Netsparker is different. The premium plan for the scanning solution is extremely costly, so the company has come up with a limited time demo solution, which includes free usage. It efficiently detects all the form or input fields on the site performs testing on them.

Netsparker’s product work on both on-premise and cloud targets.

  • Efficient SQLi test scanner
  • Full-feature, 15-day trial
  • Premium support
  • Detects all input fields on the site.
The tool will yield better RoI for bigger businesses.


SUIP is the only tool on this list that we have not tested yet. It claims to provide free yet comprehensive scanning for all SQL Injection issues on the site, but I doubt it. A majority of the revenue for this tool comes from display ad advertising, which should say a lot about them. However, since a lot of our readers demanded ‘free’ tools on the list, I’m adding this one too.

  • Free, limited capability SQL Injection testing tool
  • Support for boolean-based blind, time-based blind, error-based, UNION query-based, stacked queries and out-of-band.
  • Support for ySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access, IBM DB2, SQLite, Firebird, Sybase, SAP MaxDB and HSQLDB database management systems
SUIP is perfect for small websites and blogs.

5. Detectify

This is the third time that Detectify has made to our scanning list this month. Their web application scanner is one of the better options on the market.

detectify SQLi check online

It is also apt for SQLi Injection testing and costs for premium subscriptions are not high. For $29 a month, most businesses can afford this tool to find out major security loopholes on the site.

  • Automated security and asset monitoring
  • OWASP Top 10, CORS, Amazon S3 Bucket and DNS misconfigurations
  • Special SQL Injection tests
  • Cloud and on-premise testing support
Detectfy has plans for businesses of all sizes. However, you might want to start with their free trial before subscribing to the monthly plans.

Do you know any other powerful SQL Injection tools? Leave your answers in the comments section below.

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