network discovery

Hi Everyone,

Is there any cool network discovery software that finds everything, documents and diagrams it, and identifies securty holes, bottlenecks, etc that you'd recommend?

Also, any security concerns with running this type of software on a network?

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Joseph DalyCommented:
Well the dude is a good network mapper. Its free and will tell you what machines are up and what services are running on them.

I know you can use the MBSA from microsoft to scan networks for vulnerabilities within their products.

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Kamran ArshadIT AssociateCommented:

It is difficult to find a software which can do all of the mentioned tasks. Though there are a few options which you can consider;

Spiceworks                         Open-Source
GLPI                                                 Open-Source
SOSOS                                         Open-Source
Autotask                                         Propriety
Alloy                                         Propriety
Assyst                                  Propriety
DEKSI Network Inventory         Propriety
Steel Inventory                  Propriety
Dude                            Propriety
SysAID                                             Propriety
Solarwinds     Lansurveyor

Personal recommendation is Spiceworks.
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