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8 Mobile Tools For Security Pros

The influx of employee-owned mobile devices into the workplace has certainly thrown many IT security professionals for a loop, but the same devices that are introducing so much chaos to established security practices also have a lot of potential to be used to bring back some order. The following mobile security tools are a good start for security admins looking for utilities to help them get their job done more efficiently.
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App: Network Toolbox

Publisher: Marcus Roskosch

Platform: iOS

Cost: $3.99

Find security issues and misconfigurations in your network with a swipe of the touchscreen using Network Toolbox, which serves up a number of useful functions, including ping, a socket analysis and terminal tool, FTP client, SSH client and default password list checker, spider utility, domain info lookup and network scan. Also included is a SHODAN search to find online devices on the network by keyword, country, port, network, hostname or OS, plus a map search by location.


Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading.  View Full Bio

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