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jeremy 12-21-2011 05:03 PM

Network Security Application of the Year
 
What's your favorite network-based security tool?

--jeremy

EricTRA 12-31-2011 09:38 AM

Hi,

Started installing OpenVAS this week as network security framework to test our stuff. My first baby steps in security.

Kind regards,

Eric

hasanatizaz 12-31-2011 12:52 PM

nmap and tcpdump.

honeybadger 12-31-2011 02:26 PM

Wireshark is easy to deal with.

gilead 12-31-2011 03:51 PM

I manually use nmap and wireshark regularly - but clamav is always in the background doing its thing

weirdwolf 01-03-2012 12:02 AM

Shorewall and zenmap(nmap)

pusrob 01-03-2012 08:15 PM

Hi.
I don't know if it is too late to say, but I miss denyhosts from the list (I know, it is only a script, but still). That is a great tool indeed, and deserves to be in the list, I think.

metalaarif 01-03-2012 08:55 PM

I love wireshark, aircrack is used sometimes.

corp769 01-03-2012 09:32 PM

tcpdump all the way.....

JohnV2 01-03-2012 09:48 PM

Difficult :D I use a lot of program in the poll options almost everything haha. Hmmm I think my vote is for Metasploit.

anomie 01-03-2012 10:25 PM

OT: this is a useful poll. Hadn't even heard of a couple of the applications that are listed as voting options. (It's a good day when I discover a promising new utility.)

TedHornsby84 01-03-2012 11:54 PM

Nmap. Nothing will ever replace the utility of a good ol' fashioned port scanner when it comes to analyzing the security of your network.

LauMars 01-12-2012 09:31 AM

fail2ban

Stuff like nmap, wireshark, et al are just scanners. Where as daemons like fail2ban are essential preventive measures.

Nikosis 01-16-2012 06:05 AM

Agree, this category should be divided.

corp769 01-16-2012 07:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LauMars (Post 4572795)
fail2ban

Stuff like nmap, wireshark, et al are just scanners. Where as daemons like fail2ban are essential preventive measures.

Correction - They are more than just scanners. You can do a lot more with them, but they are just publicly known as scanners.


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