Twenty free and effective infosec tools

We asked readers to name the free tools they find most useful in their daily work as infosec practitioners. Here are 20 that stand out.

By , Network World |  Security, free software, information security

Nessus

Nessus is one of the world’s most popular vulnerability and configuration assessment tools. Though Tenable Network Security changed Nessus 3 to a proprietary license, it is free for personal use in non-enterprise environments.

According to the Tenable website, Nessus features high-speed discovery, configuration auditing, asset profiling, sensitive data discovery, patch management integration and vulnerability analysis.

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