network discovery

Posted on 2008-11-03
Last Modified: 2010-04-12
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?

Question by:Theodosios
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    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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    by:Kamran Arshad

    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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