Top 75 Security Tools

Top 75 Network Security Tools

Respondents were allowed to list open source or commercial tools on any platform. Commercial tools are noted as such in the list below. Many of the descriptions were taken from the application home page or the Debian or Freshmeat package descriptions. I removed marketing fluff like “revolutionary” and “next generation”. No votes for the Nmap Security Scanner were counted because the survey was taken on an Nmap mailing list. This audience also means that the list is slightly biased toward “attack” tools rather than defensive ones.

The Top 5 are: Nessus, Ethereal, snort, Netcat, TCPDump

Read on for the complete list and links…

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