App: Network Toolbox
Publisher: Marcus Roskosch
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.
App: SAP GRC Policy Survey
Platform: iPad/BlackBerryPlayBook/Windows Tablet
Risk managers already using SAP BusinessObjects governance, risk and compliance (GRC) software can tap into their systems to push out enterprise compliance policy assignments no matter where their employees are. When placed on employee devices, SAP GRC Policy Surveygives users the ability to receive, complete and submit GRC policy surveys, quizzes and acknowledgements.
Another great tool on security pros' devices or for wider roll-out to any users who need to access sensitive data remotely by phone, MokaFive gives the IT department the power of containerizing that data in an "invisible, encrypted bubble" that these developers call a LiveData container. The data is isolated from the device and can easily be nuked without completely wiping the entire device.
App: Net Status
Publisher: Pavel Ahafonau
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.
Compatible for both iPhone and iPad, this SSH client gives peace of mind through functionality that enables SSH, Telnet, and VNC and RDP tunneling, with support for multiple, simultaneous connections. iSSH also offers agent forwarding and RSA and DSA key generation and exchange via email, password-connected SSH or pasteboard.
Publisher: Michele Nucci
IT admins can check for security holes on network devices using JaNet, which offers a host of tools for both security and diagnostic purposes. Some of the features include DNS queries and reverse DNS lookup, TCP/UDP port scanning, local and Wi-Fi network scanning, and trace hosts.
App: RSA SecurID Software Token
Publisher: RSA, The Security Division of EMC
Whether used by security admins or other employees who need to access sensitive remote resources requiring multi-factor authentication, RSA SecurID tokens are much more convenient when created on a smartphone than using one of those key-chain hardware tokens.
App: Silent Phone and Silent Text
Publisher: Silent Circle
Cost:Starts at $10 per month
As government snooping concerns continue to make just about any typical citizen squeamish, the act of encrypting phone calls and texts is hardly reserved for "paranoid" security folk any more. Regardless of the motive, Silent Circle's two apps, Silent Phone and Silent Text, offer the ability to make phone calls, video chats and text transmissions that are encrypted end-to-end from a range of mobile devices.
- Ericka Chickowski
- Connect Directly
8 Mobile Tools For Security Pros
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