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jeremy 11-15-2003 12:23 PM

Security App of the Year
This is a tough category as not all these tools are directly comparable.

tallship 11-15-2003 10:23 PM

Re: Security App of the Year

Originally posted by jeremy
This is a tough category as not all these tools are directly comparable.
Yes, it's an extremely hard call - mainly because most of the apps you've got listed are used together. Others that aren't mentioned are the SATAN evolution of products by Dan Farmer et al, Portsentry (another psionics great), and the infallable tcpdump :)

randomblast 11-16-2003 02:52 PM

i voted for nmap but isn't ethereal technically a security app?
i used it to grab the IP of my AIM buddy (yes, there's only one, the rest are on M$N)

shoegoo 11-16-2003 11:05 PM

No kismet love??

LogicG8 11-17-2003 03:50 PM

I went with nmap b/c I use not just for
security auditing but regular network
diagnostic and administration tasks so

Also what about:
StackGuard & Bastille

cuerty 11-17-2003 11:51 PM

nmap, cause helps trinity to get all us out of the matrix? :p Just kidding.

Nessus, cause know what can be done to your net is the first step on making it more secure.

sopiaz57 11-18-2003 01:27 PM

no netcat?????

tkrin 11-18-2003 04:24 PM

I voted Nessus 'cause it looked lonely, but really it is a very tough one as I use them all. :-/

OmegaBlac 11-19-2003 11:28 PM

Ettercap needs to be up there on that list. :D

wbchmura 11-20-2003 11:47 AM

IMO this would be best broken up into a few catagories - maybe by what it would be used for (assesment, monitoring, configuring). For example, I just love fwBuilder (coming from a comfy checkpoint GUI world) but thats not on there. I love nMap for scanning, but Nessus for vulnerabilities. Ah well. Through mine in for the air-gap then...

meldroc 11-25-2003 02:39 AM

It would be a good idea to include Bastille - a fairly easy way to lock your system down (at least enough to keep the script kiddies out.)

davisfactor 12-15-2003 11:04 PM

Go nmap!!

Stanley56 12-29-2003 03:38 PM

nmap of course

little_ball 01-04-2004 03:53 PM

No Gshields???? I have used it, in Mandrake and Slackware and works very , very fine. For those who doesn't know what gshields is, is a Firewall for Linux. and you can configure it for all your needs.

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