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jeremy 12-17-2012 07:53 PM

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

--jeremy

DaneM 12-18-2012 10:45 PM

I'm struggling between Firestarter and Shorewall. I've used them both, and have made good use of both. Firestarter is easy, graphical (a rarity with IPTables frontends, I find), and good for most new users. Shorewall is immensely powerful and customizable, but requires a manual to even utter its name (but is still better than raw IPTables, IMHO).

This year, I'll pick Firestarter. Last year, I think it was Shorewall. Next year...?

Poprocks 12-19-2012 03:47 PM

fail2ban! It's the only one in the list that I use. It does everything I need but with less of a headache than raw iptables, and with very little overhead too.

arubin 12-20-2012 06:05 AM

Easy Firewall Generator

I used to use guarddog but I am not sure that's usable now in kde4.

spoovy 12-21-2012 01:06 PM

only just learned to use tcpdump, and wished I had learned it years ago.

Mousepad123 12-21-2012 03:35 PM

Aircrack-ng, Wireshark, Metasploit, and Nmap are the only tools I've used (or know how to use as of yet).

thumbelina 12-24-2012 04:02 AM

Wireshark is pretty awesome, once you start using all the power it brings you, including scripting; colorizing packets & sessions, tshark for captures.

Security Onion is an entire security monitoring console including many individual security apps including snort, suricata, squert, snorby, sguil, and others. The best (FREE) full system package in the business.

weirdwolf 12-24-2012 04:19 PM

Shorewall

teresaejunior 01-01-2013 09:35 PM

iptables + nethogs

landroni 01-02-2013 11:32 AM

You're missing Ubuntu's uncomplicated firewall: ufw and Gufw.

http://gufw.tuxfamily.org/

jeremy 01-02-2013 11:35 AM

UFW/Gufw has been added.

--jeremy

digigold 01-02-2013 05:38 PM

I actually use quite a few of those listed but Metasploit is best!

routers 01-04-2013 12:35 AM

I use wireshark and nessus, I dont know what other the best but i will try most voted apps when last poll end :)

WonderWoofy 01-15-2013 12:03 PM

What about just plain old iptables?

jag2000 01-22-2013 11:09 AM

astaro /sophos home user license.


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