For real network mapping power, Nmap is the way to go!
July 31, 2019

For real network mapping power, Nmap is the way to go!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Nmap

It is being used in the IT department for network monitoring. It addresses a wide range of problems, testing device security, identifying unknown devices, and mapping the existing network.
  • Network monitoring
  • Port Scanning
  • Service enumeration.
  • It works perfectly as it is where features are concerned. If it is combined with Zenmap for those preferring a GUI, it's invaluable.
  • It has saved days worth of work getting to know a moderate sized, undocumented network.
  • It has helped identify configuration weaknesses allowing me to better secure machines and network devices containing client data.
Fing, Angry IP scanner, Advanced IP scanner, all great programs, however they all lacked the depth and customization that nmap scans provide. They provide a modicum of information in a much prettier package, but nmap delivers for depth and powerhouse information gathering.
As a new Network Admin coming into a network with virtually no documentation at the workstation OR server level, Nmap was the perfect starting point to get some idea of the types of devices on the network, the services they were running, and how they were configured at the port level.

Nmap Feature Ratings

Network monitoring
Packet capture analysis
Network mapping
Customizable reports
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
Hardware health monitoring