Tools compared: Network port scanners
Finding the right tool can be difficult. This sheet compares Masscan, Nmap, Nscan and ZMap.
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
Nmap is short for "Network Mapper". It is a free and open source utility for network discovery and security auditing. It was release in September of 1997 by Gordon Lyon, commonly known under his pseudonym "Fyodor".
|Strenghts||More than 25 contributors, More than 6000 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)||Unknown||C, C++, Lua, Python||Unknown||Unknown|
|Tool page (last updated)|
|Download||Download||Download||Clone on GitHub||Download|
|More information||Masscan review||Nmap review||Nscan review||ZMap review|