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IT Security Analyst at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Oct 11 2017

What is most valuable?

These features are very useful: * Script scanning * OS detection * Service detection * Port scanning. Script scanning is useful for identifying and confirming the most common vulnerabilities as it has advanced detection capabilities. The Nmap... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is designed to scan large networks. It enhances the scanning phase of vulnerability assessment and penetration testing (VAPT). Since it is open source technology, it cuts down on the operating costs.

What needs improvement?

Script scanning has been updated regularly, expecting it to support more of an application security audit and IoT.
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Chief Technology Officer at a comms service provider
Oct 08 2017

What do you think of Nmap?

Valuable Features The ability to scan networks with different protocols and have the ability to define exactly how the scan will operate. • Improvements to My Organization Nmap is a basic tool, one that I am sure is in all engineer's toolkit, as it can scan for a multitude of systems and devices, and even can scan for vulnerabilities in our systems or in customer systems. • Room for Improvement GUI always seems to be the direction everything is moving towards. I prefer the CLI. • Use of Solution For about 12 years. • Stability Issues Not really. • Scalability Issues No. • Customer Service and Technical Support I have never tried to use the technical support, because there are plenty of examples that one can find on how to use it on the internet. •...
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DevOps Engineer
Oct 30 2017

What do you think of Nmap?

Valuable Features Port scanning. • Improvements to My Organization I have been able to check open ports on a server to ensure that they meet security requirements. • Room for Improvement I would like something more user-friendly to use and export data to various software. Also, I would like to be able to use it as a monitoring tool to check changes on open port. • Use of Solution For five years. • Stability Issues No issues. • Scalability Issues I have never tried to scale. • Customer Service and Technical Support I have never contacted technical support. • Previous Solutions Wireshark and a desktop-oriented solution. It is better to work with Nmap on servers. • Initial Setup The initial setup is straightforward. It is installed from...

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