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Top Rated
31 Ratings
Top Rated
31 Ratings
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Score 9.5 out of 100
5 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Nmap

NMap is well suited to just about any situation, network size, or complexity. Some have brought up the point that NMap's proxy settings need work. I haven't used NMap with a proxy. NMap is my "go to" tool for a cursory security sweep. Once a problem is found, I can perform a deeper dive scan on a system or a network. I wouldn't, and don't, use NMap as my only security tool. No single tool has all the answers. For example, it is not a Wireshark in that it does not capture packets or analyze them. It is basically a port scanner, host discovery, OS detection tool.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

RSA NetWitness Network

It is perfectly suited for large organizations aiming for providing web security to the customers or also if they are interested to setup their own security perations center . It is one of the leading security tools in the market and offers comprehensive capability in dealing with web attacks
Utkarsh Ahuja | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

Nmap
8.4
RSA NetWitness Network
Automated network device discovery
Nmap
8.6
RSA NetWitness Network
Network monitoring
Nmap
8.8
RSA NetWitness Network
Baseline threshold calculation
Nmap
8.5
RSA NetWitness Network
Alerts
Nmap
8.8
RSA NetWitness Network
Network capacity planning
Nmap
8.1
RSA NetWitness Network
Packet capture analysis
Nmap
7.4
RSA NetWitness Network
Network mapping
Nmap
9.3
RSA NetWitness Network
Customizable reports
Nmap
8.0
RSA NetWitness Network
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
Nmap
8.3
RSA NetWitness Network
Hardware health monitoring
Nmap
8.0
RSA NetWitness Network

Pros

Nmap

  • Nmap has a unique process of fingerprinting applications/devices to help us identify their communications patterns quicker.
  • Nmap can be used for network auditing by specifying whole subnets that you would like to scan for open/closed ports.
  • Nmap has a diverse presence and can be used from most operating systems.
Roger Mialkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

RSA NetWitness Network

  • Full packet capture allows look back on security events
  • Packet reconstruction is essential to make sense of packets captured
  • Threat analysis of captured packets provide additional indicators of compromise
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Nmap

  • Maybe take some of the features of Zenmap and bake them in?
  • Include fancy extra graphical results charts or graphs or something to show people who you want to convey info too but have no idea what Nmap is actually doing.
  • I don't really think I'd change a lot actually.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RSA NetWitness Network

  • The meta part to form the dashboards were a bit complicated
  • The user interface could be made more understandable
Utkarsh Ahuja | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Nmap

Nmap 7.9
Based on 18 answers
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.
Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

RSA NetWitness Network

No score
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Alternatives Considered

Nmap

NMap usually lacks the features of the other network scanners, but for a good reason: most of the other network scanners out there are using NMap as part of their system. The nature of NMap (being open-source) is that it is available for use in other applications; as a result, these other applications make use of the NMap source code.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RSA NetWitness Network

It was more advanced and comprehensive . The personalized dashboards and view was the major likeable difference . The correlation could help us analyze better and was more effective , the drill down features gives more information at one go
Utkarsh Ahuja | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Nmap

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RSA NetWitness Network

  • The tool is great and an important part of my tool box
  • The level of administration needed is a little too high
  • Support relationships have to be customer led and prompted
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Nmap

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

RSA NetWitness Network

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Nmap
9.7
RSA NetWitness Network
5.0

Support Rating

Nmap
7.9
RSA NetWitness Network

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