7 free tools every network needs


“I am all about useful tools. One of my mottos is ‘the right tool for the right job.'” –Martha Stewart

If your “right job” involves wrangling computer networks and figuring out how to do digital things effectively and efficiently or diagnosing why digital things aren’t working as they’re supposed to, you’ve got your hands full. Not only does your job evolve incredibly quickly becoming evermore complex, but whatever tools you use need frequent updating and/or replacing to keep pace, and that’s what we’re here for; to help in your quest for the right tools.

We’ve done several roundups of free network tools in the past, and since the last one, technology has, if anything, sped up even more. To help you keep up, we’ve compiled a new shortlist of seven of the most useful tools that you should add to your toolbox.

We’ve got an excellent tool for tracking and managing your IP address space, an amazing tool for ad hoc programming by wiring modules of code together, a powerful workflow platform, the broadest security penetration-testing platform we know of, a slick Web-based server management system and arguably the best and most capable network packet capture and analysis application available.

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