Free Tools For Network Admins

A list of the top 10 free open source tools for network admins.

By Enterprise Networking Planet Staff | Posted Feb 9, 2011
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Network administrators are professionals who require solid tools to deal with a daily barrage of networking issues. CIO offers admins its top ten list of free open source tools including monitoring, troubleshooting, and security analysis tools to utilities for keeping track of IP allocations, passwords, and router configurations.

"Carrie Moss used it in ‘The Matrix Reloaded.’ Crackers, hackers, and network admins alike rely on it, and every networking consultant better have Nmap installed on his or her computer. Nmap is available for nearly every platform imaginable and is amazingly useful as a network and security analysis tool.”

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