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31 Ratings
Top Rated
31 Ratings
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Score 9.5 out of 100
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Score 7.4 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

Symantec Advanced Threat Protection

It is well suited in most corporate environments that want an easy to maintain anti-virus program. The only major drawback we experienced was not having the ability to easily interact with the UI. Some other AV programs have more straightforward graphics and management panels. However, overall it did a great job at protecting the company.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

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

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

Symantec Advanced Threat Protection

  • It seems to be very good at protecting us from threats. We don't have users who are doing stupid things or anything, but we have never had a severe compromise.
  • The management is pretty easy (we are using the on-prem version), it's full of the ability to see what's going on and customize things.
  • The client runs without much issue, and without users' knowledge or involvement.
Andrew Bouwhuis | 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

Symantec Advanced Threat Protection

  • Improve the protection of the system in all areas.
  • The employees are now safer and relaxed about security.
  • The company now has more protection in the data and information.
Luciano Rios | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Nmap

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Symantec Advanced Threat Protection

Symantec Advanced Threat Protection 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Simplicity and scale of product
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Nmap

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Symantec Advanced Threat Protection

Symantec Advanced Threat Protection 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to use once you have done the research and self education
Anonymous | 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

Symantec Advanced Threat Protection

Symantec Advanced Threat Protection 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Support responds fast for higher priority issues, they have always been good at solving the problems we encounter.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Symantec Advanced Threat Protection

Cisco FireAMP was a terrible competitor to Symantec. Outdated UI, often flagged itself as a threat, and difficult to manage/trust.Avast was much better than Symantec, however, its deployment was more difficult. But detection was great and we could trust its results much more. Malwarebytes was the best out of all. We could trust the results, and it was easy to use and deploy. There were no issues with this application compared to Symantec.
David Crawford | 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

Symantec Advanced Threat Protection

  • Good reliability record. High level of detections. Blacks threats well.
  • Updates and deployment are easy and reliable.
  • Has protected our systems and business users well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Nmap

General

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

Symantec Advanced Threat Protection

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Nmap
9.7
Symantec Advanced Threat Protection
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Nmap
Symantec Advanced Threat Protection
8.0

Usability

Nmap
Symantec Advanced Threat Protection
8.0

Support Rating

Nmap
7.9
Symantec Advanced Threat Protection
8.0

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