10 Free Network Analysis Tools, November 11, 2013 Network management can be a tall task without the right statistics and data about traffic flows, device configurations and user activities. The following utilities offer visibility into various aspects of network activity without breaking the bank. Utilizing these free tools gives network managers a better foothold for improving performance, spotting potential problems and nipping security incidents in the bud.
One of the best free network security tools in the land, Nmap is made all the easier to use through the GUI provided by Zenmap. Designed to be accessible for beginners while still allowing Nmap veterans to tap into advanced features, Zenmap will save frequently used scans as profiles to make it easier to set up scanning routines. Scan results can be saved for comparative analysis across time through a searchable database.