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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2008. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 12th.

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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 01-15-2009, 09:58 AM   #16
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tcpdump "-n -i eth4 ..." mostly .
 
Old 01-15-2009, 04:59 PM   #17
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SELinux + ClamAV is good enough for the Home machines.
 
Old 01-16-2009, 01:04 AM   #18
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fwBuilder..
firewalls are really necessary
 
Old 01-31-2009, 06:01 AM   #19
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FireStarter. i never saw a simpler firewall tool until it.
ClamAV is great and fun, too: useful to laugh at your Windows friends after lending them your USB stick and scan it with ClamAV afterwards, on your Linux box
 
Old 01-31-2009, 03:32 PM   #20
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There are couple of things I use regularly, voted Nmap in the end. 2008 was huge for them with a lot of things going on.
 
Old 02-02-2009, 08:26 AM   #21
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archtoad6, we'll consider those for next year.

--jeremy
Are you referring to the 4 four suggestions in post #13, or the linking idea embodied in post #14? Or both?
 
Old 02-02-2009, 09:51 AM   #22
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I was referring to the nominee suggestions.

--jeremy
 
Old 02-02-2009, 05:09 PM   #23
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How much extra work would it be to ensure that all nominees are link[s|ed]? Having done it for one category, I appreciate the effort I am requesting, but I think the benefits would be worth it.

Besides letting us support our favorites, one of the great things about these polls is introducing us to new software:
  • by listing the names,
  • by the posts of those who give thoughtful reasons for their votes,
  • &, if I have my way, by providing easy access to further info.

In compiling the links in post #14 I discovered that, at least for this category, freshmeat.net is more comprehensive than the Wikipedia, & more uniform in presentation than the home pages. I recommend that the links be to:
  1. freshmeat.net
  2. the Wikipedia
  3. the home page
 
Old 02-03-2009, 03:41 PM   #24
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Such A Hard Choice

Can't Really Choose Just One, Cos I Use Quite A Few Of Them Together To Protect Myself, Like Firestarter To Block All Incoming, Nmap To Check Whats Open And What Information People Can Get About My Machine, And Snort To Take Note Of Anything. But I'll Put Nmap Seen As I'm A Big Fan
 
Old 02-03-2009, 08:04 PM   #25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CaptainInsane View Post
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...

Ditto that, it's a nice addition to Shorewall.
 
Old 02-10-2009, 10:55 AM   #26
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nmap
 
Old 02-22-2009, 09:35 AM   #27
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I found Wireshark to be a very nifty and useful tool.


debian

Last edited by priyaunni; 02-23-2009 at 03:55 AM.
 
Old 06-18-2009, 08:51 AM   #28
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A difficult question... looks like I missed the vote anyway.

Q. Network Security Application of the year?
A. Common Sense

Maybe its a stretch to have "common sense" as an application, but just maybe its an application of the brain. Ok - time for me to get some sleep.
OSSEC.net is a handy application for the defensive side of things and if you had to pick an offensive tool that is doing some amazing things its got to be Metasploit.
 
  


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