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View Poll Results: Security App of the Year
nmap 197 56.45%
snort 54 15.47%
Nessus 52 14.90%
chkrootkit 23 6.59%
TripWire 23 6.59%
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Old 11-15-2003, 12:23 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 11-15-2003, 10:23 PM   #2
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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
Old 11-16-2003, 02:52 PM   #3
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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)
Old 11-16-2003, 11:05 PM   #4
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No kismet love??
Old 11-17-2003, 03:50 PM   #5
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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
Old 11-17-2003, 11:51 PM   #6
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nmap, cause helps trinity to get all us out of the matrix? Just kidding.

Nessus, cause know what can be done to your net is the first step on making it more secure.
Old 11-18-2003, 01:27 PM   #7
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no netcat?????
Old 11-18-2003, 04:24 PM   #8
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I voted Nessus 'cause it looked lonely, but really it is a very tough one as I use them all. :-/
Old 11-19-2003, 11:28 PM   #9
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Ettercap needs to be up there on that list.
Old 11-20-2003, 11:47 AM   #10
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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...
Old 11-25-2003, 02:39 AM   #11
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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.)
Old 12-15-2003, 11:04 PM   #12
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Go nmap!!
Old 12-29-2003, 03:38 PM   #13
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nmap of course
Old 01-04-2004, 03:53 PM   #14
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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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