Nmap vs. Untangle NG Firewall

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Nmap
Score 8.9 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
Untangle NG Firewall
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
Untangle NG Firewall is an open-source firewall and gateway security platform. It offers a free core firewall platform with paid add-ons, and a cloud-based management platform with a variety of deployment options for smaller teams.
$25
per month
Pricing
NmapUntangle NG Firewall
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
Open Source Firewall
$0.00
free under the GNU General Public License (GPL)
NG Firewall Complete
$25.00
per month
z4 appliance
$299
one-time purchase
z4w appliance
$329
one-time purchase
z4 Plus appliance
$399.00
one-time purchase
z6 appliance
$1199.00
one-time purchase
z12 appliance
$1999.00
one-time purchase
z20 appliance
$3499.00
one-time purchase
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NmapUntangle NG Firewall
Free Trial
NoYes
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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Community Pulse
NmapUntangle NG Firewall
Considered Both Products
Nmap
Chose Nmap
I haven't really evaluated a ton of others but there are some more basic versions, some have a GUI (like Zenmap for Nmap) but are less feature-rich. Some just don't work. Nmap is the default too, I think because of its great flexibility and straightforward use. Not sure …
Untangle NG Firewall

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
NmapUntangle NG Firewall
Network Performance Monitoring
Comparison of Network Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
Nmap
8.1
17 Ratings
2% below category average
Untangle NG Firewall
-
Ratings
Automated network device discovery8.411 Ratings00 Ratings
Network monitoring9.012 Ratings00 Ratings
Baseline threshold calculation10.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Alerts9.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Network capacity planning7.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Packet capture analysis7.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Network mapping9.516 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable reports4.510 Ratings00 Ratings
Wireless infrastructure monitoring10.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Hardware health monitoring6.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Firewall
Comparison of Firewall features of Product A and Product B
Nmap
-
Ratings
Untangle NG Firewall
8.5
6 Ratings
0% above category average
Identification Technologies00 Ratings7.86 Ratings
Visualization Tools00 Ratings7.66 Ratings
Content Inspection00 Ratings8.66 Ratings
Policy-based Controls00 Ratings8.36 Ratings
Active Directory and LDAP00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Firewall Management Console00 Ratings9.36 Ratings
Reporting and Logging00 Ratings7.96 Ratings
VPN00 Ratings9.36 Ratings
High Availability00 Ratings9.35 Ratings
Stateful Inspection00 Ratings8.56 Ratings
Proxy Server00 Ratings8.13 Ratings
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Small Businesses
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Score 9.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Intermapper
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Score 8.8 out of 10
WatchGuard Network Security
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Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.0 out of 10
Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
NmapUntangle NG Firewall
Likelihood to Recommend
9.7
(18 ratings)
9.2
(9 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(14 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
NmapUntangle NG Firewall
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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Untangle
Untangle is very strong in the "traditional" sense of security. That means an edge appliance that either works with an existing router or is the router itself (recommended). This approach has also been adapted well to cloud environments in order to protect virtual servers and VDI workstations. As mentioned earlier, many schools are using cloud-based filtering for their 1:1 solutions for their students. This is an area where Untangle is unable to serve. Some have used an instance of Untangle in the cloud with VPN to serve their remote needs, but it is not the same as solutions that are designed for cloud-based filtering of devices without VPN.
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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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Untangle
  • Web Filtering is strong, and can also do application fingerprinting to allow Facebook, but not Facebook games. Secondly, a separate partition called a "rack" can be set up to give one subnet or group of users different web filtering policies than another. For example, teachers would get more freedom to browse the web than students at a school.
  • Built-in SD-WAN connectivity as part of your license. IPSEC tunnel creation is also amazingly easy.
  • Will install on any x86 hardware created in the last 5-10 years. Ram and processor requirements per user are very low.
  • Reporting is phenomenal, however you can get death by details very easily.
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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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Untangle
  • The full suite can be expensive for business but will be powerful enough.
  • The full suite for home or small office isn't that bad of a price but may be out of reach for most home users but remember the basics are FREE so anyone can get started with it.
  • I would like to see it promoted for mid to large businesses as I think it can handle it.
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Likelihood to Renew
Open Source
No answers on this topic
Untangle
Service renewal is in Feb 2021. We will be renewing!
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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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Untangle
I haven't used them much, but they did answer my question quickly.
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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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Untangle
NG Firewall was much more friendly in terms of layout and ease of use, the apps section is familiar to anyone and the config while in a sort of odd order is very clearly laid out. I also appreciate Untangle's endless educational videos and the support can't be beat. Overall it was more of a complete package
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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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Untangle
  • The positive is the savings in time the IT department has recouped by not having to continuously clean and maintain end point computers. Not to mention helping end user use their time more wisely by not wasting time on non-work related web activities.
  • The only negative is complaints from end users about the restrictions.
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