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LinuxSecurity: Introduction to Netwox and Interview with Creator Laurent Constantin

Jan 28, 2004, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Duane Dunston)

Performing a security or network audit with a large number of security tools available can be quite overwhelming. Even basic network troubleshooting has a plethora of tools to chose from as well. Selecting the right one to get the job done fast can even cause a headache. Let's see, hackbot.pl, nmap, nessus, and sara just four tools that can be used to determine if a webserver is running. Even a quick telnet to port 80 would work:

    telnet www.example.com 80

"All of these tools have their place for sure and should be included in a security or network auditing toolkit. However, netwox solves the problem of having multiple tools to choose from to perform specific tasks. Netwox removes the issue of having to go to a machine and compile multiple programs to start auditing a network. Netwox contains over 130 tools built into one program. Each tool is referenced by a particular number and is readily available and searchable. The coolest tool is the network sniffing program. This tool sniffs network packets and doesn't output it like you normally see with tcpdump or ethereal. No, it outputs the packets just like you learned it. In the cool graphical format..."

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