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Apple/Mac Tools for Security/Net Admin

By mikeh ·
We service a mixed WinTel/Mac environment in our client base, so I recently acquired an iBook as my primary 'take the office with me' tool.

We presently run Virtual PC 7 with Windows XP to run our network monitoring and security analysis tools but find this cumbersome and eats resources like crazy.

I'm trying to find some tools like Ostronet, NetLab, McAfee Sniffer equivalents that run on OS X on a Mac.

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

Mike Hedley
Creative Networking Solutions

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by MacWizard In reply to Apple/Mac Tools for Secur ...

You'll mostly be looking at open source and Unix tools like
nmap. Try searching Sourceforge first. Go to


and search for security.

Also search the mac Products guide at Apple

Also try


and Versiontracker

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Thanks for the lead

by mikeh In reply to

MacWizard, thanks for hte lead. Found some interesting tools.

I use X11 with *.nix tools, but was looking for some OS X GUI tools similar to what I use in the Wintel environment, which I found on

Again, thanks muchly.

Mike Hedley
Creative Networking Solutions

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