Masscan alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace Masscan? During the review of Masscan we looked at other open source tools. Based on their category, tags, and text, these are the ones that have the best match.

Top 3

  1. portSpider (network vulnerability scanner)
  2. QuickScan (port scanning utility)
  3. Zenmap (graphical user interface for Nmap)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to Masscan.

Alternatives (by score)

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portSpider

Introduction

portSpider is a security tool to scan network ranges and find open ports. The goal of the tool is to find vulnerable services.

Project details

portSpider is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + The source code of this software is available

    Typical usage

    • Network scanning
    • Vulnerability scanning

    portSpider review

    64

    QuickScan

    Introduction

    Although there are many port scanning utilities, sometimes it is specific functionality that makes a tool really powerful. For example, QuickScan saves the results of a scan, which then can be processed later for follow-up.

    Project details

    QuickScan is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + Very low number of dependencies
    • + The source code of this software is available
    • - No releases on GitHub available
    • - Full name of author is unknown

    Typical usage

    • Network scanning

    QuickScan review

    63

    Zenmap

    Introduction

    Zenmap is a graphical user interface (GUI) for Nmap. It can be of great help to start a network scan by simply selecting the options you want. Besides Linux, it also runs on Microsoft Windows, macOS, BSD, and other flavors of Unix.

    One of the strengths of Zenmap is the ability to store profiles, which can be reused for later scans. The command creator is another one, which helps interactively create the right nmap commands. Recent scans are stored in a searchable database and scan results can be saved and compared.

    Project details

    Zenmap is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + The source code of this software is available
    • + Well-known tool

      Typical usage

      • Network scanning
      • Penetration testing
      • Port scanning
      • Security assessment

      Zenmap review

      63

      DMitry

      Introduction

      This small utility can retrieve information from the WHOIS database, to see who owns an IP address or domain name. Besides that, it can obtain information from the system itself, like the uptime. DMitry also has the option to search for email addresses, perform a TCP port scan, and use modules specified by the user.

      Project details

      DMitry is written in C.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + The source code of this software is available

        DMitry review

        78

        Nmap

        Introduction

        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".

        Project details

        Nmap is written in C, C++, Lua, Python.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + Project is mature (10+ years)
        • + The source code of this software is available
        • + Well-known author
        • + Well-known tool
        • - Software usage is restricted (e.g. commercially)

        Typical usage

        • Network scanning
        • Vulnerability scanning

        Nmap review

        60

        Leviathan Framework

        Introduction

        Leviathan is a security tool to provide a wide range of services including service discovery, brute force, SQL injection detection, and exploit capabilities. The primary reason to use this tool is to do massive scans on many systems at once. For example to include a huge network range, country-wide scan, or even full internet scan.

        Project details

        Leviathan Framework is written in Python.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + More than 500 contributors
        • + The source code of this software is available

          Typical usage

          • Penetration testing
          • Security assessment
          • Service exploitation

          Leviathan Framework review

          63

          Portspoof

          Introduction

          Portspoof is a small utility with the goal to make port scanning by other much harder. It achieves this by showing all configured TCP ports to be in the 'open' state instead of closed or filter. The related ports are also emulating valid services. This way a port scan on the system will reveal many open ports and look to have legitimate services running.

          Project details

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