Nmap vs. Tripwire Enterprise

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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
Tripwire Enterprise
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Tripwire Enterprise, from Tripwire in Portland, Oregon, is an intrusion detection/prevention system. Tripewire is a HelpSystems brand since the early 2022 acquisition.N/A
Pricing
NmapTripwire Enterprise
Editions & Modules
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
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NmapTripwire Enterprise
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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Features
NmapTripwire Enterprise
Network Performance Monitoring
Comparison of Network Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
Nmap
8.1
16 Ratings
2% below category average
Tripwire Enterprise
-
Ratings
Automated network device discovery8.410 Ratings00 Ratings
Network monitoring9.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Baseline threshold calculation10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Alerts9.33 Ratings00 Ratings
Network capacity planning7.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Packet capture analysis7.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Network mapping9.515 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable reports4.59 Ratings00 Ratings
Wireless infrastructure monitoring10.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Hardware health monitoring6.05 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
NmapTripwire Enterprise
Likelihood to Recommend
9.7
(17 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
NmapTripwire Enterprise
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Fortra
Tripwire Enterprise is great for hosting/data center environments and it greatly helps where console screenshots and reporting fill a lot of our client internal audit needs for security and change control.
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Pros
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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Fortra
  • It allows us to track development changes for engineer accountability.
  • Tripwire Enterprise also allows us to monitor changes/updates being done to our systems in our hosting centers.
  • We use the software to track user access and critical system changes.
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Cons
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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Fortra
  • In previous versions the management console was a little hard to navigate in some respects.
  • I'm sure this has changed over time but we hope the reporting system has gotten more granular.
  • I really don't have to many cons for this product, I recommend it for every company I work for!
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Support Rating
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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Fortra
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Alternatives Considered
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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Fortra
Honestly, I haven't used other products to do what Tripwire does, it's always my first recommendation.
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Return on Investment
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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Fortra
  • Tripwire has been a positive business impact for us because of its trusted name. Our customers require software like Tripwire because they know their data and security concerns are in good hands when it's deployed.
  • The ROI for Tripwire is also a positive for our business because of the time and man power saved in due diligence and reporting for our clients' internal auditing.
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