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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2010. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 7th 8th.

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View Poll Results: Network Security Application of the Year
Nmap Security Scanner 60 25.97%
Wireshark 76 32.90%
snort 10 4.33%
Nessus 4 1.73%
OpenVAS 2 0.87%
ClamAv 20 8.66%
tcpdump 8 3.46%
kismet 4 1.73%
fwBuilder 2 0.87%
Firestarter 7 3.03%
dsniff 1 0.43%
Guarddog 4 1.73%
psad 0 0%
p0f 0 0%
fail2ban 3 1.30%
Metasploit 10 4.33%
aircrack-ng 14 6.06%
Bro IDS 0 0%
Shorewall 6 2.60%
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:28 PM   #1
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Network Security Application of the Year


What's your favorite network-based security tool?

--jeremy
 
Old 01-16-2011, 03:03 PM   #2
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I chose Nmap because IPCop wasn't listed.
 
Old 01-16-2011, 03:10 PM   #3
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The only one I use is ClamAV and that is only when communicating with bug ridden windoze systems!

Last edited by tiredofbilkyyaforallican; 01-16-2011 at 03:11 PM.
 
Old 01-17-2011, 11:45 AM   #4
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Shorewall is just right for me when it comes to configuring a firewall just the way I want it, without too much hassle. The docs are excellent too.
 
Old 01-17-2011, 11:46 AM   #5
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Shorewall has been added.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-21-2011, 09:08 PM   #6
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Nmap Security Scanner
 
Old 01-21-2011, 09:46 PM   #7
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Hmmm... it's a hole-in-the-wall project compared to some of these others, and indeed, I'm a bit surprised to see it listed (I forget, did I lobby for it's inclusion last year?) but Bro has seen quite a bit of progress this past year, so I think it deserves to get the nod.
 
Old 01-28-2011, 11:32 PM   #8
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a few favourites in there, but nmap wins everytime for me.
 
Old 02-01-2011, 12:37 PM   #9
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Scapy, Hping, Tiger, Nikto, Ncrack
 
Old 02-01-2011, 08:12 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tiredofbilkyyaforallican View Post
The only one I use is ClamAV and that is only when communicating with bug ridden windoze systems!
Me too!

Although I've used nmap and wireshark in the past, and I maintain my iptables with a custom shell script.
 
Old 02-02-2011, 03:39 PM   #11
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Why only one option for my vote ?,i would like a multiple options for choose ,homewever win nmap Wireshark and metasploit the best tools ! please choose metasploit ;-D
 
Old 02-03-2011, 04:04 PM   #12
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nmap and no more comment
 
Old 02-04-2011, 07:47 PM   #13
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nmap. Seldom bother with this but I've used "zenmap", a nmap front end to check my system before.
 
  


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