Nmap, best network discovery tool.
April 30, 2021

Nmap, best network discovery tool.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Nmap

We use Nmap in our CyberSecurity department to detect different machines and software version in our clients' networks. It helps us to analyze easily the network topology of the network and detect misconfigurations or deprecated software. In that case, we can conduct remediations to patch the machines and improve security.

Pros

  • Ease of use
  • Completeness
  • Good interface
  • Lots of options

Cons

  • Curve of learning
  • Fluent design
  • Better docs
  • Ease of use
  • Free to use
  • Everyone knows it
  • Complete reports
  • Network discovery
  • Vulnerability scan
Nmap has no competitors nowadays. I don't consider any of the other similar tools as an alternative. Every manual is Nmap oriented. Every student studies Nmap. Every pentester uses Nmap.

Do you think Nmap delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Nmap's feature set?

Yes

Did Nmap live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Nmap go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Nmap again?

Yes

Nmap is well suited to analyze a new network of which you don't have info, because you can find configurations, OS and software versions, and moreover. Nevertheless, I wouldn't use Nmap in certain environments, like OT, because you can interact with the processes. Besides, if you have a full knowledge of the nerwork, it won't be useful.

Nmap Feature Ratings

Automated network device discovery
9
Network monitoring
9
Baseline threshold calculation
Not Rated
Alerts
Not Rated
Network capacity planning
Not Rated
Packet capture analysis
Not Rated
Network mapping
10
Customizable reports
Not Rated
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
Not Rated
Hardware health monitoring
Not Rated

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