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31 Ratings
Top Rated
31 Ratings
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Score 9.5 out of 100
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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

Tempered Networks

It's very well suited for geographically dispersed organizations, where deploying and managing remote firewalls and other network security functions aren't practical. Once deployed, and the deployment isn't difficult after planning and understanding the data flows of the IoT devices, the system is easily managed and flexible. You're able to allow front line operations people to add devices into a role without sacrificing the integrity of the security model.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

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

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

Tempered Networks

  • Low capital and support cost structures.
  • Ease of deployment.
  • Ability to work over the existing network.
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

Tempered Networks

  • Integration with third-party security controls.
  • Automating the on-boarding of devices.
  • Reporting needs to be more detailed.
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

Tempered Networks

Tempered Networks 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It's pretty darned good for a new company. We had to hash through a couple of instances that no one had ever run into, but once we got to the right person on the engineering team, they were able to work through the solution pretty quickly. The nice thing is, unlike Cisco, once you fix something, you don't find three new things that have to be changed.
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

Tempered Networks

The cost and complexity vs. ISE is as different as Uber and Lift are from trying to take a taxi in Duluth, Minnesota. The complexity of Cisco's IoT security is a joke. It was going to take us over a year just to deploy all the Cisco equipment, and that was if we could have gotten it all working together. We got the entire project deployed in just under 3 months, and that includes working out all the bugs and logistics. Honestly, I don't think all the Cisco parts would have ever been running like Cisco promised it would. It's just way too complicated.
Anonymous | 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

Tempered Networks

  • Capital cost to deploy was 1/4 the cost of doing Cisco.
  • People and time frame to do the entire deployment was 1/12th the time/people to complete the installation.
  • On-going management is being done without adding staff.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Nmap

General

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

Tempered Networks

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Nmap
9.7
Tempered Networks
10.0

Support Rating

Nmap
7.9
Tempered Networks
8.0

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