Security and Network Engineer multitool. Core tool for most paid products.
April 30, 2021

Security and Network Engineer multitool. Core tool for most paid products.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Nmap

Nmap is pivotal in anyone in the networking and security space. This works on all operating systems and is very simple, but versatile. In my area, we use this often to see what ports and protocols are being used, what are open, auditing, testing, etc. Every vulnerability tool has Nmap built into it for the product. Often, when I have minimal time or access, Nmap is very useful.
  • Scanning multiple IPs for open ports
  • very lightweight and not heavy
  • First step in auditing, pentesting, etc.
  • Bit of a learning curve
  • Syntax can be confusing
  • OS Independent
  • Parity across systems
  • versatility
  • Great for compliance audits
  • Open-Source and free
  • Can be automated through cron jobs and such.
ZenMap is a 3rd-party UI for Nmap, so those that struggle with syntax, this is nice. Bit heavier to run and use.

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Often, when we get a new service or api or endpoint created, we like to check it out and verify network settings upon creation. Especially if there are ports open that we don't need or want depending on internal classification.
Also, when we set up a new product or do a proof-of-concept of a software we're looking into, we like to scan it and see what ports may be used and open and then bring it up with our sales engineers.

Nmap Feature Ratings

Network monitoring
Packet capture analysis
Network mapping
Customizable reports
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
Not Rated
Hardware health monitoring
Not Rated