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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2011. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 9th.


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View Poll Results: Network Security Application of the Year
Nmap Security Scanner 43 22.28%
Wireshark 47 24.35%
snort 5 2.59%
Nessus 3 1.55%
OpenVAS 5 2.59%
ClamAV 25 12.95%
tcpdump 12 6.22%
kismet 2 1.04%
fwBuilder 0 0%
Firestarter 17 8.81%
dsniff 1 0.52%
Guarddog 3 1.55%
psad 0 0%
p0f 0 0%
fail2ban 11 5.70%
Metasploit 6 3.11%
aircrack-ng 4 2.07%
Bro IDS 1 0.52%
Shorewall 8 4.15%
Nikto 0 0%
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Old 12-21-2011, 04:03 PM   #1
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Network Security Application of the Year


What's your favorite network-based security tool?

--jeremy
 
Old 12-31-2011, 08:38 AM   #2
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Hi,

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

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 12-31-2011, 11:52 AM   #3
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nmap and tcpdump.
 
Old 12-31-2011, 01:26 PM   #4
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Wireshark is easy to deal with.
 
Old 12-31-2011, 02:51 PM   #5
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I manually use nmap and wireshark regularly - but clamav is always in the background doing its thing
 
Old 01-02-2012, 11:02 PM   #6
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Shorewall and zenmap(nmap)
 
Old 01-03-2012, 07:15 PM   #7
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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.

Last edited by pusrob; 01-03-2012 at 07:17 PM.
 
Old 01-03-2012, 07:55 PM   #8
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I love wireshark, aircrack is used sometimes.
 
Old 01-03-2012, 08:32 PM   #9
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tcpdump all the way.....
 
Old 01-03-2012, 08:48 PM   #10
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Difficult I use a lot of program in the poll options almost everything haha. Hmmm I think my vote is for Metasploit.
 
Old 01-03-2012, 09:25 PM   #11
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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.)
 
Old 01-03-2012, 10:54 PM   #12
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Nmap. Nothing will ever replace the utility of a good ol' fashioned port scanner when it comes to analyzing the security of your network.
 
Old 01-12-2012, 08:31 AM   #13
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fail2ban

Stuff like nmap, wireshark, et al are just scanners. Where as daemons like fail2ban are essential preventive measures.
 
Old 01-16-2012, 05:05 AM   #14
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Agree, this category should be divided.
 
Old 01-16-2012, 06:11 AM   #15
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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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