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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2004. This is your chance to be heard! Voting closes on February 3rd.


View Poll Results: Security App of the Year
nmap 195 37.14%
snort 39 7.43%
Nessus 63 12.00%
chkrootkit 43 8.19%
Tripwire 17 3.24%
tcpdump 15 2.86%
kismet 21 4.00%
fwBuilder 7 1.33%
ClamAv 82 15.62%
Firestarter 43 8.19%
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Old 12-30-2004, 08:40 PM   #1
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Security App of the Year

This is a tough category as not all these tools are directly comparable.
Old 12-31-2004, 03:40 AM   #2
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nmap and nessus both are awesome
Old 12-31-2004, 05:46 AM   #3
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Nessus or nmap hard choice, choose nessus.
Old 12-31-2004, 05:54 AM   #4
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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?
Old 12-31-2004, 03:27 PM   #5
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Thumbs up

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.
Old 12-31-2004, 08:07 PM   #6
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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.
Old 12-31-2004, 10:15 PM   #7
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I've been using Arno's iptables scripts. Although I don't exactly know if a script fits into an app category.
Old 12-31-2004, 10:58 PM   #8
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Why "Firestarter" isn't there for voting?
Old 01-02-2005, 09:44 AM   #9
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I think ethereal rules, too
Old 01-02-2005, 02:22 PM   #10
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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?
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Originally posted by bartonlp
I wonder why SELinux wasn't a choice?
It is in the Hardening App of the Year category.
Old 01-02-2005, 05:15 PM   #12
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you cant make me choose between nmap and nessus! (didnt vote)
Old 01-02-2005, 08:55 PM   #13
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Guarddog would have been my first choice; I picked nmap due to lack of options.
Old 01-03-2005, 05:49 AM   #14
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nmap, tcpdump. But let's not forget the most important, platform-independent tool: your brain.
Old 01-03-2005, 10:12 PM   #15
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If tcpdump is a security app, you would also want to add ethereal into the list.


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