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  • Top 5 Security Tools

    What are the top 5 trusted IT security tools that protect data, authenticates users, and monitors systems for suspicious events​?

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    1. Nmap - map your network and ports with the number one port scanning tool. This tool features powerful NSE scripts that can detect vulnerabilities, misconfiguration and security related information around network services.

    2. OpenVAS - open source vulnerability scanning suite manages all aspects of a security vulnerability management system from web-based dashboards.

    3. OSSEC - host-based intrusion detection system or HIDS is easy to setup and configure. OSSEC has far reaching benefits for both security and operations staff.

    4. Security Onion - a network security monitoring distribution that can replace expensive commercial grey boxes with blinking lights. Being easy to setup and configure the tool requires minimal effort. Start detecting your security related events on your network from brute force scanning kids to those nasty APT's.

    5. Metasploit Framework A penetration testing tool that tests all aspects of your security with an offensive focus. It also includes exploits, scanning, and auditing.


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      BackTrack is a Linux based security distribution for penetration testing. This cyber security tool is great to tighten your security needs and comprises more than 300 OSS tools categorized into different areas.