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Nmap is #41 ranked solution in best Network Monitoring Tools. PeerSpot users give Nmap an average rating of 9.0 out of 10. Nmap is most commonly compared to Azure Network Watcher: Nmap vs Azure Network Watcher. Nmap is popular among the large enterprise segment, accounting for 64% of users researching this solution on PeerSpot. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 22% of all views.
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What is Nmap?

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).

Nmap Customers
Lockheed Martin, Eastern Bank Boston, Perspecta, Harris Corporation, Discovery Communication

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Carlos Morell - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Specialist at A2secure
Real User
Top 20
It's an easy-to-use security solution with a simple command-line interface

What is our primary use case?

Nmap is a tool for analyzing perimeter security and application output.

What is most valuable?

Nmap is easy to use. It's a command-line interface, and the output is quite good. 

For how long have I used the solution?

Were a mid-sized company with about 50-plus employees, and we've been using Nmap for more than five years

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Nmap is stable. 

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What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Nmap is easy to scale anytime.

How are customer service and support?

We've never had to contact support. The community on the forums answers our questions. 

How was the initial setup?

Setting up Nmap is effortless. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Nmap is an open-source solution.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Nmap nine out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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