SuperScan is a multi-functional application designed as a TCP port scanner, pinger and address resolver. It encases a fine selection of utilities that can assist network administrators in monitoring and controlling hosts and domains.
SuperScan has gained its crowd of fans over time due to its superior scanning speed and fast hostname resolving capabilities. In addition to its main purpose, the application also features a collection of useful tools that includes ping, traceroute, WhoIs and HTTP request.
Installation is not necessary, since this is a portable application. You can copy the files on your removable drive and have it at your disposal everywhere you go, without leaving a footprint on the system registry.
The interface is simple, yet organized and easy to understand. The program’s features are divided into several tabs, as follows. The Scan section allows you to lookup a hostname / IP or a range of IPs, with the results in the lower area of the UI. The Host and Discovery module enables you to configure timeouts and port range for UDP and TCP scan modes, while the Scan Options tab allows you to configure the scan speed.
From the Tools section, you have access to a wide array of utilities, including hostname lookup, ping, traceroute, bulk resolve (works with a list of IPs), HTTP head / GET Requests and WhoIs. The Windows Enumeration tab displays general information for the specified host (NetBIOS Name Table, MAC Address, Shares, Account Policies, Logon Sessions, Services, etc).
The speed that SuperScan was capable during our tests was quite decent. It didn’t crash even when we requested a scan for a very large IP range and performed all the tasks as instructed.
In conclusion, SuperScan is a wise choice for any user interested in monitoring certain hosts and a must-have for network administrators.