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jeremy 12-30-2004 07:40 PM

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

masand 12-31-2004 02:40 AM

nmap and nessus both are awesome

druuna 12-31-2004 04:46 AM

Nessus or nmap hard choice, choose nessus.

vharishankar 12-31-2004 04:54 AM

Maybe this should be a multiple choice voting for this section. After all many people use more than one security app.

And what about including antivirus tools (ClamAv) also in this section?

OmegaBlac 12-31-2004 02:27 PM

I voted for ClamAV. I would have liked to see FireHOL on the list though since fwbuilder is there. FireHOL makes developing iptable firewalls easy.:cool:

linux-rulz 12-31-2004 07:07 PM

Although not directly comparable to the others on the list, guarddog should be on there. Although all it is is a fancy little front-end for iptables, it still makes configuring iptables a snap! Configuring Iptables by hand is too daunting for new users.

Brane Ded 12-31-2004 09:15 PM

I've been using Arno's iptables scripts. Although I don't exactly know if a script fits into an app category. :)

SlackerLX 12-31-2004 09:58 PM

Why "Firestarter" isn't there for voting?

nukkel 01-02-2005 08:44 AM

I think ethereal rules, too

bartonlp 01-02-2005 01:22 PM

This is a hard catagory with several very different types of tools. It is hard to compare Tripwire to snort or snort to nmap. I use nmap and snort (etherial too) all the time. But I also use things like Logwatch. I wonder why SELinux wasn't a choice?

OmegaBlac 01-02-2005 02:09 PM


Originally posted by bartonlp
I wonder why SELinux wasn't a choice?
It is in the Hardening App of the Year category.

ValidiusMaximus 01-02-2005 04:15 PM

you cant make me choose between nmap and nessus! (didnt vote)

jon_k 01-02-2005 07:55 PM

Guarddog would have been my first choice; I picked nmap due to lack of options.

RazorKnight 01-03-2005 04:49 AM

nmap, tcpdump. But let's not forget the most important, platform-independent tool: your brain.

hutuworm 01-03-2005 09:12 PM

If tcpdump is a security app, you would also want to add ethereal into the list. :D

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