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View Poll Results: Network Security Application of the Year
Nmap Security Scanner 117 28.96%
snort 23 5.69%
Nessus 20 4.95%
ClamAv 45 11.14%
Wireshark 66 16.34%
tcpdump 18 4.46%
kismet 11 2.72%
fwBuilder 4 0.99%
Firestarter 34 8.42%
dsniff 3 0.74%
Guarddog 12 2.97%
Shorewall 21 5.20%
psad 2 0.50%
p0f 3 0.74%
smoothwall 9 2.23%
IPCop 9 2.23%
Untangle 5 1.24%
OpenVAS 2 0.50%
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Old 01-07-2009, 02:03 PM   #1
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Network Security Application of the Year


What's your favorite network-based security tool?

--jeremy
 
Old 01-07-2009, 11:26 PM   #2
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Untangle is also a good choice to be there. Has got a lot of options. Agree some of them are available on paid version but then still its open source.
 
Old 01-08-2009, 12:05 AM   #3
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At some point it's gonna be hard to compare some of these tools due to differences in service they provide , for example snort & nmap, and then fwBuilder. All I'm saying that network security is wide range and it should be divided on sub polls.

fail2ban can be useful too.

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Old 01-08-2009, 08:55 AM   #4
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I agree that this is one of the more unwieldy categories. Next year it's likely that the "Live Distribution" poll will be removed, in favor of a "Security Distribution" poll, which should help this category quite a bit.

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Old 01-08-2009, 12:03 PM   #5
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Again, so many good ones to choose from, nmap, snort, clamav, tcpdump, are ones I use daily. But lately I've really been using tcpdump a lot and have been pleased with how much useful data you can collect to help trouble shoot network security with.
 
Old 01-10-2009, 07:42 AM   #6
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Next year it's likely that the "Live Distribution" poll will be removed, in favor of a "Security Distribution" poll, which should help this category quite a bit.
Perhaps instead of removing the "Live Distribution" poll, it should become the "Rescue Distribution" poll. I've used Knoppix & MEPIS in the past, & recently got turned on to to TRK (Trinity Rescue Kit). Recovery/rescue/diagnosis/discovery is an important niche.

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Old 01-10-2009, 08:38 AM   #7
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i'd suggest replacing nessus with openvas. after nessus went closed source, openvas picked up the last opensourced version and continued from there.
 
Old 01-10-2009, 09:58 AM   #8
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OpenVAS has been added.

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Old 01-11-2009, 12:25 AM   #9
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i use tcpdump and wireshark frequently
 
Old 01-12-2009, 03:37 PM   #10
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I use WireShark, but many others serve good purposes as well.
 
Old 01-13-2009, 12:35 AM   #11
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Another vote for fail2ban here.

Best thing I have found so far to block out brute force
type attacks on my vsftp and tomcat webservers.

My logs will be much shorter now...
 
Old 01-13-2009, 07:27 AM   #12
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Wireshark does fine.
 
Old 01-13-2009, 10:25 AM   #13
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Old 01-13-2009, 10:42 AM   #14
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For those who are interested, here are the freshmeat links for this poll:
  1. Nmap
  2. Snort (SNORTŪ)
  3. Nessus
  4. ClamAV
  5. Wireshark (formerly Ethereal)
  6. tcpdump/libpcap
  7. Kismet
  8. fwBuilder (Firewall Builder)
  9. Firestarter
  10. dsniff
  11. Guarddog
  12. Shorewall (Shoreline Firewall)
  13. psad
  14. p0f
  15. SmoothWall
  16. IPCop
  17. Untangle
  18. OpenVAS
 
Old 01-13-2009, 11:38 AM   #15
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archtoad6, we'll consider those for next year.

--jeremy
 
  


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