Nmap

Overview

Recent Reviews

General review of Nmap

10
April 30, 2021
We are generally using Nmap to scan our network segments for lost machines, open ports and vulnerabilities. There are several others that …
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Nmap, best network discovery tool.

9
April 30, 2021
We use Nmap in our CyberSecurity department to detect different machines and software version in our clients' networks. It helps us to …
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Nmap: the best, free network scanning tool

10
February 27, 2020
It's only being used by our IS department. Mainly for scanning of open ports on devices. Looking for possible security holes using Nmap's …
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Brilliant tool for occasional network scanning.

10
November 05, 2019
Nmap is THE tool to use for network monitoring. Though as a Technical Security Officer I do not do any penetration tests myself, I do the …
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NMAP is an absolute MUST for any sysadmin!

10
October 09, 2019
We use Nmap in our IT operations for troubleshooting network issues and improving network performance. It's great for security testing and …
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You should already be using Nmap

10
October 08, 2019
NMap is used both by my department and other departments within our IT section. In particular, the network engineering department uses it …
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Nmap is a great tool for any network admin

10
October 04, 2019
We use it to maintain PCI compliance by checking ports, by testing firewall rules, and to double-check what we see connected to the …
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Nmap to the stars

8
September 18, 2019
We use it only on the IT department to make intensive scans on the network for troubleshooting purpose and to find anomalies.
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Awards

TrustRadius Award Top Rated 2020

Popular Features

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Network mapping (18)

9.5
95%

Network monitoring (13)

9.0
90%

Automated network device discovery (13)

8.5
85%

Customizable reports (11)

4.8
48%

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What is Nmap?

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.

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  • No setup fee

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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Features Scorecard

Network Performance Monitoring

8.1
81%

Product Details

What is Nmap?

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.

Nmap Technical Details

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Nmap?

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.

What is Nmap's best feature?

Reviewers rate Baseline threshold calculation and Wireless infrastructure monitoring highest, with a score of 9.9.

Who uses Nmap?

The most common users of Nmap are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

Reviews and Ratings

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Ratings

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Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Score 10 out of 10
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Nmap is completely free and has a vast array of configurations that it can perform. Nmap is a great tool to secure your internal and external network from most common threats. I would highly recommend it, anyone, that it's the IT infrastructure field.
Score 10 out of 10
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NMap doesn't really have support out there. There is fantastic documentation on it located at the NMap website, but no support to speak of. In this facet, another application may be a better fit for most organizations, at least if there is a support requirement to run the application. The good news is that Nmap doesn't cost money, so if it doesn't work for you and you can't find support, you'll be no worse off than when you started.
Peter Paccione | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I am not sure they have customer support, as they are a free and open source tool. But since this is a question, I would say the community does a really good job at maintaining the tool itself. New features are always added. And if you have an issue with the tool, you can always post a bug on github
Score 10 out of 10
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The best support for it is its webpage which has more than enough information to get you going, however, there are also a million or so youtube videos, etc., so that if you are familiar with the basic ideas, you can easily get up and running with just a little work.