Tool comparison of Network port scanners

Finding the right tool for the job can be difficult task. This sheet compares Masscan, Nmap, Nscan, and ZMap.

Tool comparison of Masscan, Nmap, Nscan, and ZMap
MasscanNmapNscanZMap
Description

Masscan is a security tool to perform a network scan for many systems at once. It is optimized asynchronous transmissions to achieve its performance.

Nmap is a security scanner that can perform a port scan, network exploration, and determine vulnerabilities

Dependencies
Strenghts
  • More than 25 contributors
  • More than 8000 GitHub stars
  • The source code of this software is available
  • Project is mature (10+ years)
  • The source code of this software is available
  • Well-known author
  • Well-known tool
Weaknesses
  • Software usage is restricted (e.g. commercially)
Programming language(s)

C

C, C++, Lua, Python

Unknown

Unknown

Last release

1.3.2 (2021-01-31)

7.70 (2018-03-20)

Unknown

4.1.1 (2024-05-21)

Tool page (last updated)

2022-01-26

2021-05-08

2021-05-08

2024-05-21

Tool score

60

78

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