Tools

There are certain tools we keep going back to over and over again. Some of these make life easier for sysadmins, others are just useful in many anys.

The tools below are everything from fixing your display to backing up your files office site



IP & DNS

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IP Lookup

This tool displays as much information as possible for a given IP address, sourced from the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) to which the address belongs.

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TRACE

This tool is a free diagnostic tool that displays the path the Internet packets take across IP networks to reach a specific destination on a network. Enter the domain name, or IP address, of the web server you want to test and the tool will perform a trace route from different cities and countries around the world.

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Scanner

This tool is an open-source and cross-platform network scanner designed to be fast and simple to use. It scans IP addresses and ports as well as has many other features

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MX TOOLS

This tool is done directly against the domain's authoritative name server. You can click Diagnostics, which will connect to the mail server, verify rDNS, check for Open Relays & measure response time.

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DNS TOOL

This tool performs an authoritative DNS lookup and provides details about common resource record types for root server, TLD server and Nameserver information

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UPTIME TOOL

This tool utilizes select regional groupings from our network of 162 global checkpoints, which systematically pings and checks your website’s uptime.

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Security

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Scanner

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

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Vulnerability Scanner

This tool grew from a fork of the Nessus engine when it went commercial. Manage all aspects of a security vulnerability management system from web based dashboards.

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SSL SCANNER

This tool will help you diagnose problems with your SSL certificate installation. You can verify the SSL certificate on your web server to make sure it is correctly installed, valid, trusted and doesn't give any errors to any of your users.

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IDS TOOL

host based intrusion detection system or HIDS, easy to setup and configure. This tool has far reaching benefits for both security and operations staff.

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Network Monitor

a network security monitoring distribution that can replace expensive commercial grey boxes with blinking lights. This tool is easy to setup and configure. With minimal effort you will start to detect security related events on your network.

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Security Framework

Test all aspects of your security with an offensive focus. Primarily a penetration testing tool, This tool has modules that not only include exploits but also scanning and auditing.

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Network & Server

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SERVER SCANNER

Use it to scan both small and large networks, in search of software vulnerabilities and unpatched or unlicensed applications.

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NETWORK MONITOR

This tool is a packet analyzer that allows you to capture, view and analyze network traffic. This tool is handy for troubleshooting network problems and applications on the network.

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NETWORK ANALYZER

This tool is a network analyzer that allows you to monitor network traffic, troubleshoot network issues and analyze packets. Features include support for over 300 network protocols (including the ability to create and customize protocols), MSN and Yahoo Messenger filters, email monitor and auto-save, and customizable reports and dashboards.

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NETWORK MANAGEMENT

This tool is an open source enterprise grade network management application that offers automated discovery, event and notification management, performance measurement, and service assurance features.

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WEB DEBUGGING

This tool is a web debugging tool that captures HTTP traffic between chosen computers and the Internet. It allows you to analyze incoming and outgoing data to monitor and modify requests and responses before they hit the browser.

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NETWORK ANALYZER

This tool captures network packets and then parses the data to extract files and images, helping you to reconstruct events that a user has taken on the network – it can also do this by parsing a pre-captured PCAP file.

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