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View Poll Results: Network Security Application of the Year
aircrack-ng 17 6.72%
Bro IDS 0 0%
ClamAV 31 12.25%
dsniff 1 0.40%
fail2ban 25 9.88%
Firestarter 5 1.98%
fwBuilder 1 0.40%
Guarddog 1 0.40%
kismet 1 0.40%
Metasploit 18 7.11%
Nessus 6 2.37%
Nikto 2 0.79%
Nmap Security Scanner 39 15.42%
OpenVAS 1 0.40%
p0f 0 0%
Shorewall 13 5.14%
snort 6 2.37%
tcpdump 12 4.74%
Wireshark 65 25.69%
UFW/Gufw 9 3.56%
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:53 PM   #1
jeremy
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Network Security Application of the Year


What's your favorite network-based security tool?

--jeremy
 
Old 12-18-2012, 10:45 PM   #2
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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...?
 
Old 12-19-2012, 03:47 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 12-20-2012, 06:05 AM   #4
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Easy Firewall Generator

I used to use guarddog but I am not sure that's usable now in kde4.
 
Old 12-21-2012, 01:06 PM   #5
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only just learned to use tcpdump, and wished I had learned it years ago.
 
Old 12-21-2012, 03:35 PM   #6
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Aircrack-ng, Wireshark, Metasploit, and Nmap are the only tools I've used (or know how to use as of yet).
 
Old 12-24-2012, 04:02 AM   #7
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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.

Last edited by thumbelina; 12-24-2012 at 04:15 AM.
 
Old 12-24-2012, 04:19 PM   #8
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Shorewall
 
Old 01-01-2013, 09:35 PM   #9
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iptables + nethogs
 
Old 01-02-2013, 11:32 AM   #10
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You're missing Ubuntu's uncomplicated firewall: ufw and Gufw.

http://gufw.tuxfamily.org/
 
Old 01-02-2013, 11:35 AM   #11
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UFW/Gufw has been added.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-02-2013, 05:38 PM   #12
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I actually use quite a few of those listed but Metasploit is best!
 
Old 01-04-2013, 12:35 AM   #13
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I use wireshark and nessus, I dont know what other the best but i will try most voted apps when last poll end

Last edited by routers; 01-04-2013 at 12:36 AM. Reason: typo
 
Old 01-15-2013, 12:03 PM   #14
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What about just plain old iptables?
 
Old 01-22-2013, 11:09 AM   #15
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astaro /sophos home user license.
 
  


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