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Tool and Usage

The graphical user interface for the well-known network and vulnerability scanner nmap.


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.

Usage and audience

Zenmap is commonly used for penetration testing or security assessment. Target users for this tool are pentesters, security professionals, and system administrators.


  • Zenmap is written in Python
  • 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
  • + Well-known tool


Supported operating systems

Zenmap is known to work on FreeBSD, Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows, NetBSD, and OpenBSD.

Zenmap alternatives

Similar tools to Zenmap:



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



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

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Project details
Latest release 7.4.0 [2016-12-20]
LicenseCustom license

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