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Project details
Programming languagePython
Latest release2.6.7 []

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Why this tool?

The primary goal of this solution is to prevent ARP spoofing by other computers on the local network. It uses a whitelist and blocks all other systems sending possible malicious ARP requests (e.g. with spoofing attack).

How it works

SCUTUM uses arptables and iptables to filter traffic. With arptables, it can filter traffic on the second OSI layer, where ARP requests are being handled.

Usage and audience

SCUTUM is commonly used for firewall management or network traffic filtering. Target users for this tool are security professionals and system administrators.


  • Command line interface
  • Graphical user interface

Tool review and remarks

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + The source code of this software is available


  • - Full name of author is unknown


Supported operating systems

SCUTUM is known to work on Linux.

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Related tool information


This tool is categorized as a network defense tool and network traffic filtering tool.