Linux News Today: After Wireshark 2.0, Nmap 7 Free Network Scanner Is Finally Here
One day after the announcement of the Wireshark 2.0 open-source network protocol analyzer software, the developers behind the Nmap free and cross-platform network scanner utility were proud to inform us all about the release of Nmap 7.00.
Nmap 7.00 comes after more than three years of development and it’s the biggest release of the open-source network discovery and security auditing software appreciated by hundred of thousands of system administrators and security professionals around the globe. The latest release includes a great number of new features and fixes numerous issues reported by users since Nmap 6.00.
“It is the product of three and a half years of work, nearly 3200 code commits, and more than a dozen point releases since the big Nmap 6 release in May 2012. Nmap turned 18 years old in September this year and celebrates its birthday with 171 new NSE scripts, expanded IPv6 support, world-class SSL/TLS analysis, and more user-requested features than ever,” reads the announcement.
Highlights of Nmap 7.00 include excellent SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and TLS (Transport Layer Security) analysis, the addition of over 170 new NSE (Nmap Scripting Engine) scripts, better support for the next-generation IPv6 network protocol, faster synchronous network scanning, Ncat enhancements, and support for the Windows 10 and Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan operating systems.
Download Nmap 7.00 for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems right now from Softpedia. New to network security? Don’t hesitate to check out the project’s official website for tutorials and other information regarding the Nmap software.