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Score 9.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Network Performance Monitoring

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    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Nmap

    81%
    Nmap ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Automated network device discovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    13 Ratings

    Network monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    13 Ratings

    Baseline threshold calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    7 Ratings

    Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    4 Ratings

    Network capacity planning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    7 Ratings

    Packet capture analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    6 Ratings

    Network mapping

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    18 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.6
    46%
    11 Ratings

    Wireless infrastructure monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    8 Ratings

    Hardware health monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    5 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

      Likelihood to Recommend

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      N/A
      0 Ratings
      9.7

      Nmap

      97%
      20 Ratings

      Support Rating

      NETSCOUT Iris GeoProbe

      N/A
      0 Ratings
      8.7

      Nmap

      87%
      18 Ratings

      Likelihood to Recommend

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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

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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

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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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      Pricing Details

      NETSCOUT Iris GeoProbe

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      NETSCOUT Iris GeoProbe editions and modules pricing
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        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Nmap

        Starting Price

        $49,980 one-time fee

        Editions & Modules

        Nmap editions and modules pricing
        EditionModules
        Nmap OEM Enterprise Redistribution License - Perpetual License$98,9801
        Nmap OEM Enterprise Redistribution License - Annual Maintenance Fee$23,9802
        Nmap OEM Enterprise Redistribution License - Quarterly Term Maintenance Fee$13,9803
        Nmap OEM Enterprise Redistribution License - 5 year prepay Maintenance Fee$95,9204
        Nmap OEM Mid-Sized Company Redistribution License - Perpetual License$79,9805
        Nmap OEM Mid-Sized Company Redistribution License - Annual Maintenance Fee$19,9806
        Nmap OEM Mid-Sized Company Redistribution License - Quarterly Term Maintenance Fee$11,9807
        Nmap OEM Mid-Sized Company Redistribution License - 5 year prepay Maintenance Fee$79,9208
        Nmap OEM Small/Startup Company Redistribution License - Perpetual License$49,9809
        Nmap OEM Small/Startup Company Redistribution License - Annual Maintenance Fee$14,98010
        Nmap OEM Small/Startup Company Redistribution License - Quarterly Term Maintenance Fee$7,98011
        Nmap OEM Small/Startup Company Redistribution License - 5 year prepay Maintenance Fee$59,92012

        Footnotes

        1. one-time fee per license
        2. per year per license
        3. Every Three Months per license
        4. Every Five Years per license
        5. one-time fee per license
        6. per year per license
        7. Every Three Months per license
        8. Every Five Years per license
        9. one-time fee per license
        10. per year per license
        11. Every Three Months per license
        12. Every Five Years per license

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        All 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.

        Support Rating

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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

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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

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        Open Source

        • Positive return as it's open-source (free) on all OS's.
        • If a person is not used of the command line there are a ton of front ends that make it point-and-click so the learning curve is good. That cuts down on time and manpower.
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