Softpedia Editor's Review for Zenmap
A very useful network tracking utility
Written by Olivian Puha on April 30th, 2013
Managing network computers and tracking traffic, connections and other related tasks are something administrators or power users with advanced knowledge in this field are expected to do. However, with the help of some powerful utilities, the like of Zenmap, you can view some information which might interest you.
Featuring a user friendly interface and with all the commands easily accessible, this program makes network monitoring a quiet easygoing job. Zenmap can display various data concerning hosts and services and all you have to do is browse to the corresponding tab in the main window.
Thus, you can checkout the ports for the selected host and see their number, protocol, state ('open' or 'closed'), service in use and version. Zenmap is also able to draw the network topology, starting from the chosen host.
You can opt for the 'Hosts Viewer' with its actions and views or pick the 'Fisheye' mode for a different approach. If you want to view some details concerning the selected server, Zenmap shows the current status, open, filtered, closed and scanned ports, Ipv4 and Ipv6 addresses, hostnames, operating system it is running and a lot more.
The program has several profiles you can choose from, depending on the type of scan you want to perform. It also supports direct commands and you will be able to customize the existing profiles or create ones of your own.
Designed to work with large networks and provide quick scans, Zenmap is not difficult to use and will work just as well on smaller LANs or single hosts. With its strong feature pack, the software is one of the best choices one can make when it comes to this type of applications.
Here are some key features of "Zenmap":
· Flexible: Supports dozens of advanced techniques for mapping out networks filled with IP filters, firewalls, routers, and other obstacles. This includes many port scanning mechanisms (both TCP & UDP), OS detection, version detection, ping sweeps, and more. See the documentation page.
· Powerful: Nmap has been used to scan huge networks of literally hundreds of thousands of machines.
· Easy: While Nmap offers a rich set of advanced features for power users, you can start out as simply as "nmap -v -A targethost". Both traditional command line and graphical (GUI) versions are available to suit your preference. Binaries are available for those who do not wish to compile Nmap from source.
· Free: The primary goals of the Nmap Project is to help make the Internet a little more secure and to provide administrators/auditors/hackers with an advanced tool for exploring their networks. Nmap is available for free download, and also comes with full source code that you may modify and redistribute under the terms of the license.
· Well Documented: Significant effort has been put into comprehensive and up-to-date man pages, whitepapers, and tutorials. Find them in multiple languages here.
· Supported: While Nmap comes with no warranty, it is well supported by a vibrant community of developers and users. Most of this interaction occurs on the Nmap mailing lists. Most bug reports and questions should be sent to the nmap-dev list, but only after you read the guidelines. We recommend that all users subscribe to the low-traffic nmap-hackers announcement list.
· Acclaimed: Nmap has won numerous awards, including "Information Security Product of the Year" by Linux Journal, Info World and Codetalker Digest. It has been featured in hundreds of magazine articles, several movies, dozens of books, and one comic book series. Visit the press page for further details.
· Popular: Thousands of people download Nmap every day, and it is included with many operating systems (Redhat Linux, Debian Linux, Gentoo, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, etc). It is among the top ten (out of 30,000) programs at the Freshmeat.Net repository. This is important because it lends Nmap its vibrant development and user support communities.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Added --with-apr and --with-subversion configuration options to
· support systems where those libraries aren't in the usual places.
· [NSE] Added voldemort-info, that retrieves cluster and store information
· from the Voldemort distributed key-value store.
· [NSE] Added http-qnap-nas-info, that retrieves the model, firware version,
· and enabled services from a QNAP Network Attached Storage (NAS) device.
· [NSE] Fixed a bunch of global access errors in various libraries reported by
· the nse_check_globals script.
· [NSE] Added url-snarf. The script sniffs the network for URLs in HTTP
· traffic and prints the URL together with the originating IP.
· [NSE] Added http-auth-finder. The scripts spiders a site looking for URLs
· requiring form- or HTTP-based authentication.
· Fixed an assertion failure which could occur when connecting to an
· nsock_core.c:186: update_events: Assertion `(ev_inc & ev_dec) == 0' failed.
· [NSE] Added cccam-version.nse. It detects the CCcam TV card sharing
· [NSE] Add...
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