Average Ratings

26 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 3.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

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    Not provided by vendor
  • Pricing Details
    free
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows

Vendor Details

  • Nmap
  • nmap.org
  • United States

About Nmap

Open source network mapping utility that provides security scanning and network discovery.


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Nmap Features

  • Color Codes/Icons
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Device Auto Discovery
  • Hierarchical Mapping
  • Location-Based Mapping
  • Map Exporting
  • On-Demand Mapping
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Self-Updating Maps

Nmap Reviews Recently Reviewed!


The Best Network Scanner I Ever Used.

Apr 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: With a simple scan of our network using Nmap will return all the computers and devices that are in the network. We get all the IP Address of the Computers By Scanning the network. And i really like that we can find open ports in our networks using. There are lots of different types of scan that we can do on our network using Namap, And there is a feature that i like which is we can find out which operating system are they using from their IP Address.

Cons: Nmap is really great. But there is learning curve, It takes time to understand how it works , like we need some time to get used to its commands in order to get the real use out of nmap. Sometimes It takes longer than we expected to finish the scan, but we can alter the commands and change it to some specific type of scanning to make the scan more fast.

Overall: Nmap is the first tool i use to scan any network , because i am really used to it and i really like how it works. We use Nmap to scan and find out the computers are connected to our network and find open ports and its been really easy becuase of nmap.

Excellent tool for mapping and auditing and searching for vulnerabilities in networks

Jul 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: * It's easy to use.

* It's free.

* Reliable with more than 17 years in the market.

* It has extensive documentation and excellent support from the user community

* Its latest version allows to perform pentesting tasks

* It allows to audit the network to know its vulnerabilities: open ports, connected, wireless and wireless equipment.

* Sneefer functions

* It has multiple security tools that allow audits of passwords, scan the web, exploits, etc.

Cons: * It is an excellent work tool for professionals in the area of networks I do not find defects or negative aspects. only that I see it more for advanced users since it runs on linux operating systems and through the use of commands preferably.

Overall: It has allowed me to detect vulnerabilities in the network in a very fast and effective way. like the ports in use in real time and the type of traffic and protocols used by the applications in the company

Nmap network mapper Almost a perfect flexible scanning tool

Apr 03, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Easy Manipulation of options

- Shows all ports with their present states

- Does common directory traversals

- Quick and trusted

- Adding scripts is the best part and has scripts for almost every type of scanning

Cons: - Looking for more trusted results in case of web applications

- More options to monitor firewalls and support for some more scripts like metasploit database

Overall: Cool tool. Quick ease and you can modify as per requirements.

Excellent program of open code that serves to carry out tracking of ports in a computer

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This program even in its graphic versions is very powerful, and has options to make scans very difficult to detect by victims or network supervisors. Scan any range of ports you want and even detect the victim's operating system, causing the hacker to identify more clearly how to access the remote computer

Cons: While it is more complex is the type of scan you want to perform, the scanning process can be slower and take several minutes before the end, the speed of the scan depends basically on 3 factors, speed of the scanner's computer (hacker) , latency in the network (if the network is slow or fast), and speed of response and security measures of the scanned computer (victim)

Overall: highly recommended for people who want to know about hacking techniques

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The best network enumeration tool available.

Oct 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Nmap network scanner can supports scanning for individual IP's and whole subnet.

Nmap has multiple scan profiles such as ping scan, no ping scan, it also supports scan based on UDP and TCP ports and traceroute scan.

Nmap can enumerate all the information about the target IP such as Operating system, version detection, device type, network distance and it also gives graphic network topology diagram after the scan is complete!

This tool can be used using command line and also has graphical GUI and supports operating systems like windows, Linux.

It has many NSE scripts comes with application package like ssl-cert, http-enum for SSL certificate enumerations, http related enumerations and many more

Cons: This can be hard to use using command line if the user does not know the necessary commands and scripts

Overall: Very decent and powerful tool network scanning.

Versatile open source software very important to find vulnerabilities

May 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Easy to use and very quick to use.

- Very used in the laboratory practices to carry out the Audits or pentesting.

- This tool has allowed students to learn to evaluate the security of the different computer systems.

Cons: - You must be aware of the update to try to avoid a failure.

- When the scan is more complex it may take longer to do it.

The de facto network scanner

Apr 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Nmap is loaded with tons of features and options, including a scripting language to add even more features as needed. Plus, it's very fast and efficient

Cons: Has a bit of a learning curve and technical knowledge about networks, and sometimes operating systems

Overall: The absolute goto network scanner

The Standard Network Scanning Tool

Oct 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I use Nmap very frequently for Information Security Consulting Services and Penetration Testing. It is an invaluable software tool for any information security professional. The level of detailed data you are able to obtain with it is unmatched to similar tools on the market.

Cons: Thre is nothing to complain about this tool, you can't go wrong with it. However, you do require some background technical knowledge and are required to do a lot of reading to understand how it works. You can use it for a long time and still not take advantage of its full potential.

The Best and Most Powerful Network Mapping Tool I've Ever Used

Jun 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: We use this software around the office for maping out what IP addresses go to which machines. It tells us the MAC address, tells us what ports are open, closed, what OS the unit is running, and and we can have it specify what range of addresses to look for. We used it to figure out that we had a rarely-used thin client on the network that downloaded a ton of packets (thanks Untangle!) and was being used for non-clinic purposes. It's pretty fast too, our clinic has 20-45 devices on it at any given time, and a complete scan took about 5 minutes.

Cons: It is a bit utilitarian, which is nice for conservation of resources, but a little more of input information would be nice in the "Target" box. Took a little bit to figure out exactly what to ask for and how. For example, for a range of IP addresses to check, you need to type out your request with a dash, like 192.181.1.1 - 120. It just took a little tinkering. In fact, it has so many EXTRA features, sometimes it can be confusing as well.

Top notch network scanner

Jun 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I've been using nmap for over a decade now, and it's continually evolving to be the go-to network scanner. Main pros:

- Virtually unlimited scanning options for almost every possible scenario

- Scripting engine for automation

- Optimized performance

- Both command line and GUI interfaces for all tastes

Cons: I think that adding it's own TCP stack implementation is a huge plus, which will leverage it to supersede softwares like hping and unicorn

Network Mapper

Dec 26, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: -Best opensource program for security auditing.

-Network exploration made easy with it.

-Monitoring host and service uptime are my favorite.

-It can scan a large network

-Many useful tools like network inventory, managing service upgrade schedules etc..

Cons: -lua scripts.

-wish it could do more like customization.

Overall: It does not solve any business problems, just helps in monitoring network.

The most powerful scanner is here!!

Apr 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: -It is very fast.

-Give a lot information, open ports, OS, protocol and more.

-Easy to install on linux.

-Don't have interface, the power of terminal.

-It sees everything.

-It is the best tool for pentesting work.

Cons: -Have a lot of commands to use.

-It is not easy to use.

-The support is only in the community, but you have a lot information about it.

Overall: i learn pentesting with this software

Great tool for network testing

Feb 14, 2019
5/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The depth of data that Nmap is able to return about a network or device is a great tool for an IT Pro.

Cons: Sometimes it can be difficult to use but there is lots of info on the web to help if you are willing to read up on it.

nmap

Apr 29, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: it helps me to scan and discover hosts and other services on computer

Cons: it is very useful so nothing to be least like with this kind of software

The one and only for the Linux distributions

Feb 26, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We use Nmap in our automation tests, it have a wide functionality in terms of port scanning using advanced packet manipulations for TCP, UDP, ICMP and more, it is very easy to implement, easy to work with and have perfect integration in shell scripting.

Cons: Despite the product provide us wide range of solutions, it requires extra knowledge (Basic Linux OS and advanced networking) before approaching it, especially for the more advanced tasks. The product also does not get enough attention from developers.

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Gold Standard Network Scanner

Sep 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: This program is crazy powerful if you have learned the ropes. Lots of professionals rely on it for their job and for good reason.

-Free

-Extensive track record

-Crazy amounts of help for it through documentation and community

-Feature Rich

Cons: Two cons I have noticed when using this software:

-There can be a bit of a learning curve for this software, particularly when using command line vs GUI.

-Scans can be slow depending on two factors. Type and amounts of scans can make scans slow. Additionally you can set the speed of the scan to remain undetected. This can also slow scans down, but that's to be expected.

Overall: Any person working with or learning about networks should learn and use this. Could not recommend it more!

Testing Firewalls

May 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The tool is magnificent, have plenty of features and support all relevant protocols for both proper treating and penetration, manual page is also well elaborated (assuming you have the right background.

Cons: There aren't much as this tool vanished most of its competitors before they appeared, however, some Windows support would be great, in addition to more clear debugging capabilities.

User Review

May 16, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The best network scanner there is. I have used this tool on both Linux and Windows platforms and it works well, very fast and effective. Nmap Offers a wide range of network scan options which are great for network engineers and system administrators.

Cons: Selecting different scan parameters can be difficult.

Really great software if you know how to use it properly

Jun 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It is free open-source software, so anyone can use it. I like all of the different scan intensity levels you can set depending on how aggressively you need it to search the network. I also appreciate that they have a GUI outside of the default CLI that most people use.

Cons: You have to learn a lot about the software in order to really utilize it to its fullest potential. I am also not crazy about the layout/design of the GUI.

Overall: Intense network scanning capabilities.

NMAP is great for scanning network and debugging port issues

Jul 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I've had great experiences using nmap to scan ports while installing software on servers. It intuitively allowed me to figure out what was open and saved me a lot of time. The community and resources around nmap are great.

Cons: I haven't ran across any issues although I haven't used nmap to it's fullest abilities. I'm sure most issues can be resolved by reading documentation or reaching out to the community

The Best

Sep 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I've never look for others network scans, just cause this respond us in any request.

Cons: As it is for intermediate-advanced users, I can't see any con on the software.

Free opensource software built into many OS

Dec 18, 2017
5/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The price is right and it does a lot while only consuming a little resources. Useful for network scanning and penetration information gathering.

Great utility

Jun 15, 2017
5/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Works great, is open source so no the usual open source stuff- community supported etc. It provides network mapping for your enterprise

Cons: learning curve is steep. Community support is good, but is not always fast when you are in a time crunch.

scan all kinds of network and subnets.

Feb 21, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Nmap can be used to scan all kinds of networks and subnets. It works efficiently for all operating systems. It is quite fast and thoroughly scans the network.

Cons: The updates provided by nmap are not timely and may slow down the software. Its network scans are very noisy. Its features are limited to searching and pinging IP addresses

Network Map

Feb 02, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Good network scanner to see host and services on a network.

Cons: No gui. For those who are not afraid of the command line.

basic tool that gives you the basics

Mar 21, 2019
3/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: free ,quick and gives you the basic network features.

Cons: gui is far from being defined as "readable"

Overall: basic tool ,that gives you the basics ,

Nothing more and nothing less,

The fact that it is for free can contribute to the fact im using it but there are better tools that are free and far better.