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You can now vote for your favorite projects/products of 2018. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 12th.


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View Poll Results: Network Security Application of the Year
aircrack-ng 2 2.53%
ClamAV 14 17.72%
fail2ban 9 11.39%
Firestarter 0 0%
fwBuilder 0 0%
Metasploit 2 2.53%
Nessus 2 2.53%
Nmap Security Scanner 11 13.92%
OpenVAS 1 1.27%
PeerGuardian 1 1.27%
Shorewall 7 8.86%
snort 1 1.27%
tcpdump 4 5.06%
UFW/Gufw 9 11.39%
Wireshark 16 20.25%
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Old 01-05-2019, 12:41 PM   #1
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Network Security Application of the Year


What's your favorite network-based security tool?

--jeremy
 
Old 01-06-2019, 10:11 PM   #2
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don't you like SUSE Firewall?
 
Old 01-07-2019, 12:33 AM   #3
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fail2ban is the only tool which is on all of my servers for a very good reason, so I'll take that.
 
Old 01-10-2019, 08:24 AM   #4
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nmap helped me a lot in the past, so I'd vote it to be faithful
 
Old 01-10-2019, 11:06 AM   #5
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UFW with GUFW.
 
Old 01-10-2019, 12:43 PM   #6
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???

The majority of these do different things and aren't really competing with each other so much as they are complementing each other...

What's the point in voting?
 
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:42 PM   #7
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Shorewall for me.
 
Old 01-12-2019, 01:01 PM   #8
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[wrong thread]

Last edited by teresaejunior; 01-12-2019 at 01:03 PM.
 
Old 01-15-2019, 01:57 PM   #9
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nmap
 
Old 02-06-2019, 01:45 AM   #10
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What category would Wireguard be under.
 
Old 02-06-2019, 01:47 AM   #11
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This category is ill defined perhaps...
 
Old 02-06-2019, 05:06 AM   #12
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I use mostly fail2ban (besides UFW), but it isn't very straightforward to configure, therefore I won't vote. Maybe there's something better.
 
Old 02-12-2019, 10:59 AM   #13
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The BSD pf firewall.
 
Old 02-13-2019, 02:38 AM   #14
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I think this poll is a little flawed.

As they are all in use for general network troubleshooting.

To ask which is the best network security application is a little odd IMO.

I mean, is aircrack-ng really for network security, when it's got a more specific purpose that's not exactly to defend a network. Same for Wireshark me thinks.
 
Old 02-13-2019, 08:44 AM   #15
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I think this poll is a little flawed.

As they are all in use for general network troubleshooting.

To ask which is the best network security application is a little odd IMO.

I mean, is aircrack-ng really for network security, when it's got a more specific purpose that's not exactly to defend a network. Same for Wireshark me thinks.
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* We do realize that some polls have nominees that are not directly comparable. There are over 35 polls. If we got down to the granularity some members would like to see, there would be 100's if not 1000's of polls. That would be a net decline in the usefulness of the awards IMHO. We try to strike the best balance we can, and do modify the polls and nominees every year, based on feedback. If you have any suggestions on how the polls can be improved, do let us know.

* There are no set in stone guidelines for voting. Our recommendation is to base your vote on which application you found most valuable to you in 2018, along with which project you feel made the largest improvements in 2018. That being said, in the end the criteria is up to you.
--jeremy
 
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