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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: Net Status

Publisher: Pavel Ahafonau

Platform: iOS

Cost: $3.99

Keep tabs on what's going on with your hosts, routers and other network devices using this handy tool. Net Status checks network services for availability and not only offers IT ops the ability to do diagnostics on the road, but can also give security folks an early warning of possible incidents when hosts or services go down. It comes with a robust list of pre-defined services to check against, plus the ability to add custom services.


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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