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View Poll Results: Network Security Application of the Year
aircrack-ng 13 5.46%
Bro IDS 0 0%
ClamAV 16 6.72%
dsniff 1 0.42%
fail2ban 21 8.82%
Firestarter 11 4.62%
fwBuilder 4 1.68%
Guarddog 2 0.84%
kismet 2 0.84%
Metasploit 6 2.52%
Nessus 1 0.42%
Nikto 0 0%
Nmap Security Scanner 35 14.71%
OpenVAS 1 0.42%
p0f 1 0.42%
Shorewall 11 4.62%
snort 13 5.46%
tcpdump 20 8.40%
UFW/Gufw 6 2.52%
Wireshark 74 31.09%
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:43 PM   #1
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Network Security Application of the Year


What's your favorite network-based security tool?

--jeremy
 
Old 12-17-2013, 01:40 AM   #2
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tcpdump
 
Old 12-17-2013, 12:59 PM   #3
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how about DenyHosts and sshblack? I use both of them.
 
Old 12-17-2013, 10:47 PM   #4
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firewalld.....?
 
Old 12-18-2013, 09:04 AM   #5
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another request for denyhosts here
 
Old 12-18-2013, 10:16 AM   #6
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The most recent denyhosts release appears to have been in 2008.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-18-2013, 04:29 PM   #7
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yes, it is one of those bits of software that "just works". no need for any changes. It gets installed on every server I set up, and keeps the brute force ssh attacks at bay.
 
Old 12-19-2013, 01:34 AM   #8
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iptables :]
 
Old 12-19-2013, 01:37 PM   #9
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Old 12-20-2013, 01:58 PM   #10
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Wireshark
 
Old 12-22-2013, 10:51 AM   #11
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Firestarter is quite old for a security app: last release was 2005. Is it judicious to include it in the list?
 
Old 12-22-2013, 06:14 PM   #12
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Shorewall
 
Old 01-02-2014, 08:04 PM   #13
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Thumbs up Fail2ban

I'm just sayin', it just works.
 
Old 01-12-2014, 07:28 AM   #14
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shorewall
 
Old 01-14-2014, 11:46 PM   #15
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OSSEC? Is it not open source anymore? I can't remember
 
  


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