Keysight Network Test (Ixia BreakingPoint & Hawkeye) vs. Nmap

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Keysight Network Test (Ixia BreakingPoint & Hawkeye)
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Keysight Network Test, consisting of the former Ixia BreakingPoint and Ixia Hawkeye product brands, among other tools, helps the user exceed customer expectations by ensuring high performance of wired, Wi-Fi, and 3G/4G/LTE networks in both pre-deployment and real-world environments.N/A
Nmap
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Nmap is a free, open source network discovery, mapper, and security auditing software. Its core features include port scanning identifying unknown devices, testing for security vulnerabilities, and identifying network issues.
$49,980
one-time fee
Pricing
Keysight Network Test (Ixia BreakingPoint & Hawkeye)Nmap
Editions & Modules
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Nmap OEM Small/Startup Company Redistribution License - Quarterly Term Maintenance Fee
$7,980
Every Three Months per license
Nmap OEM Mid-Sized Company Redistribution License - Quarterly Term Maintenance Fee
$11,980
Every Three Months per license
Nmap OEM Enterprise Redistribution License - Quarterly Term Maintenance Fee
$13,980
Every Three Months per license
Nmap OEM Small/Startup Company Redistribution License - Annual Maintenance Fee
$14,980
per year per license
Nmap OEM Mid-Sized Company Redistribution License - Annual Maintenance Fee
$19,980
per year per license
Nmap OEM Enterprise Redistribution License - Annual Maintenance Fee
$23,980
per year per license
Nmap OEM Small/Startup Company Redistribution License - Perpetual License
$49,980
one-time fee per license
Nmap OEM Small/Startup Company Redistribution License - 5 year prepay Maintenance Fee
$59,920
Every Five Years per license
Nmap OEM Mid-Sized Company Redistribution License - 5 year prepay Maintenance Fee
$79,920
Every Five Years per license
Nmap OEM Mid-Sized Company Redistribution License - Perpetual License
$79,980
one-time fee per license
Nmap OEM Enterprise Redistribution License - 5 year prepay Maintenance Fee
$95,920
Every Five Years per license
Nmap OEM Enterprise Redistribution License - Perpetual License
$98,980
one-time fee per license
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Keysight Network Test (Ixia BreakingPoint & Hawkeye)Nmap
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAll perpetual licenses include a six-month trial period during which you can cancel for any reason and receive a full refund of all money paid (including maintenance). The term license is only a 3-month commitment and cal also be terminated with full refund during the first 30 days of the initial quarter.
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
Keysight Network Test (Ixia BreakingPoint & Hawkeye)Nmap
Network Performance Monitoring
Comparison of Network Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
Keysight Network Test (Ixia BreakingPoint & Hawkeye)
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Ratings
Nmap
8.1
16 Ratings
2% below category average
Automated network device discovery00 Ratings8.410 Ratings
Network monitoring00 Ratings9.011 Ratings
Baseline threshold calculation00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Alerts00 Ratings9.33 Ratings
Network capacity planning00 Ratings7.06 Ratings
Packet capture analysis00 Ratings7.06 Ratings
Network mapping00 Ratings9.515 Ratings
Customizable reports00 Ratings4.59 Ratings
Wireless infrastructure monitoring00 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Hardware health monitoring00 Ratings6.05 Ratings
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User Ratings
Keysight Network Test (Ixia BreakingPoint & Hawkeye)Nmap
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.7
(17 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(7 ratings)
User Testimonials
Keysight Network Test (Ixia BreakingPoint & Hawkeye)Nmap
Likelihood to Recommend
Keysight Technologies
Keysight BreakingPoint Cloud is a Software-as-a-Service Cybersecurity Assessment Platform which ensures optimal configuration of DDoS protection services and performs regularly scheduled validations using an always up-to-date library of DDoS attacks. BreakingPoint Cloud has intelligence of more than 20 years of leadership in network security testing to reveal your security exposure across public, private, and hybrid networks.
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Open Source
If you're a sysadmin, or anyone who's had to deploy network services, you've almost certainly had to use Nmap at some point or other. Need to see what devices are on your LAN? Nmap can tell you that. Want to check which ports your web server has open to the internet? Nmap is your friend.
Nmap is a powerful command-line tool and has many options that require some reading of documentation to get the best out of (although generally straightforward). If the thought of working at the command-line scares you (presumably not if you're reading this review), then you may want a much simpler tool, or at least check out Zenmap GUI.
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Pros
Keysight Technologies
  • Scalability
  • DDoS Protection
  • Data Security Compliance
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Open Source
  • NMap provides a very fast and a very thorough network "sweep" that allows you to quickly map out exactly what's on your network.
  • NMap is highly configurable. The "canned" choices are very good in most instances, but using various switches and options, you can create a very specific scan and get exactly the results you're looking for.
  • NMap is easy to use. Even a new administrator will be able to use the graphical version (Zenmap) with efficiency right away.
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Cons
Keysight Technologies
  • Cost Effective
  • Multi Vendor Support
  • Private Cloud support
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Open Source
  • exporting, There's a serious lack of ability to export the information in a readable format to present to VPs and such. I always find myself doing a lot of data massaging to get it in a pretty format
  • some scans can trigger sensitive IDS/IPS
  • SYN scans can be particularly aggressive and cause problems on remote systems.
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Support Rating
Keysight Technologies
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Open Source
There is a very large support community and a robust selection of add-ons and scripts. Once you get the use down this is one of the most powerful tools and you can find anything you are looking for as far as examples on the web. While not having official support its not lacking by any means.
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Alternatives Considered
Keysight Technologies
Keysight Breaking Point stacks up against others as it has an intelligence for more than 20 years. It gives evidence to document DDoS protection compliance to comply the regulatory compliance. To eliminate attacks, Keysight’s Breaking Point Cloud provides a real time IP validation, confirming you can simulate DDoS tests only against resources on your Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure.
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Open Source
Alternatives to Nmap (other IP scanners) are often much more limited in what they can do; They often only allow you to scan a specific subset of ports or a limited number of IP addresses in one command. Nmap is unrestricted in that regard. What makes Nmap stand out above the rest, is the complete network analysis package you get with it. It allows IP scanner, network deep-dives, hardware analysis, vulnerability analysis, encryption detailing, and so much more, in one free application
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Return on Investment
Keysight Technologies
  • Data Center Micro Segmentation
  • Scada Network Security
  • Application and Threat Intelligence
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Open Source
  • Nmap with Wireshark is free, so it's been a great combo team to gather info and test.
  • It's allowed us to avoid fines from false positives and to fix actual issues ourselves.
  • Great for finding hosts, helps keep the network secure.
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