We performed a comparison between Azure Network Watcher and Nmap based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Network Monitoring Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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Azure Network Watcher provides tools to monitor, diagnose, view metrics, and enable or disable logs for resources in an Azure virtual network. Network Watcher is designed to monitor and repair the network health of IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) products which includes Virtual Machines, Virtual Networks, Application Gateways, Load balancers, etc. Note: It is not intended for and will not work for PaaS monitoring or Web analytics.
Nmap ("Network Mapper") is a free and open source (license) utility for network discovery and security auditing. Many systems and network administrators also find it useful for tasks such as network inventory, managing service upgrade schedules, and monitoring host or service uptime. Nmap uses raw IP packets in novel ways to determine what hosts are available on the network, what services (application name and version) those hosts are offering, what operating systems (and OS versions) they are running, what type of packet filters/firewalls are in use, and dozens of other characteristics. It was designed to rapidly scan large networks, but works fine against single hosts. Nmap runs on all major computer operating systems, and official binary packages are available for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. In addition to the classic command-line Nmap executable, the Nmap suite includes an advanced GUI and results viewer (Zenmap), a flexible data transfer, redirection, and debugging tool (Ncat), a utility for comparing scan results (Ndiff), and a packet generation and response analysis tool (Nping).
Azure Network Watcher is ranked 28th in Network Monitoring Software with 7 reviews while Nmap is ranked 26th in Network Monitoring Software with 6 reviews. Azure Network Watcher is rated 8.0, while Nmap is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Azure Network Watcher writes "Beneficial monitoring, useful application insight, and reliable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nmap writes "Free networking tool that lets us quickly check for open ports and gather MAC addresses". Azure Network Watcher is most compared with PRTG Network Monitor, Microsoft Network Monitor, Meraki Dashboard, SCOM and SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer, whereas Nmap is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, PRTG Network Monitor, Claroty Platform, Zabbix and Nagios Core. See our Azure Network Watcher vs. Nmap report.
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