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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2004. This is your chance to be heard! Voting closes on February 3rd.


View Poll Results: Security App of the Year
nmap 195 37.14%
snort 39 7.43%
Nessus 63 12.00%
chkrootkit 43 8.19%
Tripwire 17 3.24%
tcpdump 15 2.86%
kismet 21 4.00%
fwBuilder 7 1.33%
ClamAv 82 15.62%
Firestarter 43 8.19%
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Old 01-04-2005, 03:48 AM   #16
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I vote Tripware .
Old 01-04-2005, 11:29 AM   #17
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nmap is too versatile. Tough choice, but it can do so much
Old 01-04-2005, 03:29 PM   #18
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nmap .
Old 01-05-2005, 05:18 PM   #19
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Someone else has mentioned this as a missing option - Firestarter. For those of us who just have to look after a single home PC, it's a simple, solid solution for setting up a firewall. Much like ZoneAlarm on Windows - it just works.

Plus, when I had a couple of queries about the program, the lead developer dude was friendly and helpful. Gets my vote for that alone. Or would do, if it were an option...

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Old 01-05-2005, 08:37 PM   #20
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Firestarter has been added.

Old 01-06-2005, 10:49 PM   #21
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Nobody added shorewall

It's easier to use than iptables, and less fancy-shmancy than guarddog/firestarter.
It has more config options than the GUI's
Old 01-08-2005, 02:18 PM   #22
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bitdefender for linux mail servers

I use bitdefender more than any other proposed apps.
Simply efficient.
Old 01-09-2005, 01:05 PM   #23
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tcpdump!! But i doubt weather it is a security application.
Old 01-11-2005, 01:03 AM   #24
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Can't vote... I want to vore for ClamAV and Firestarter ... just can't vote... unless I can vote twice or thrice ... can I vote for all them?
Old 01-12-2005, 09:54 AM   #25
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firestarter.... easy to make a firewall...... so vote goes here...
Old 01-12-2005, 04:37 PM   #26
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Can firestarter forward ports? Can it do maclisting in dual-interface setups? Can it be administered remotely?
Old 01-13-2005, 11:34 AM   #27
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Old 01-15-2005, 03:33 AM   #28
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Old 01-15-2005, 05:46 PM   #29
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This is a network analyser.
Technically it is not a security tool.
Do not get me wrong, the capability of setting the nic to promiscuous mode and sniffing packets is a good way to test your network security, but it is not made for monitoring (tripwire) or preventing access (iptables/ipchains).

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Old 01-25-2005, 07:03 AM   #30
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I beg to differ. When our network is under a DDoS attack, we use ethereal to find out which IP is being hit so we can null route it and save the integrity of the rest of the network. From our other clients' perspective, we have maintained their servers' accessibility.

I see what you mean, though--it doesn't "prevent" things like the DDoS attack in the first place. I would still have to rate it as a security tool.


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