Download Network Security - Best Software & Apps

  • ExpressVPN

    1.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free virtual private network provider for smartphones

    8
    37 votes
    • PROS: There is a free 30-day trial period offered, A massive number of proxy services are available
    • CONS: Users will eventually have to pay to use ExpressVPN, Some feel that their processing speeds are negatively affected
  • NordVPN

    6.0.1.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Virtual Private Network services on a massive scale

    8
    22 votes
    • PROS: The automatic kill switch is a brilliant safety feature, Over 770 servers to choose from , A free proxy list with up to 3000 free proxies, There is no bandwidth limit
    • CONS: You cannot manipulate social media markers such as likes, Not free
  • Private Internet Access

    65

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Keep your browsing secure with Private Internet Access

    8
    19 votes
    • PROS: Simple interface, Numerous international servers, Robust security features, Allows p2p traffic, Available on mobile
    • CONS: Limited and bland user interface, No Netflix
  • Aircrack-ng

    rc3 1.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Assess your Wi-Fi network security with these free tools

    6
    837 votes
    • PROS: The developers keep making very clever changes and updates, All the tools are command line that allows heavy scripting
    • CONS: You need the programming skills to generate your own DLLs , May be used for more nefarious purposes
  • Wi-Fi Password Key Generator

    3.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Secure passwords for your wifi network

    7
    76 votes
    • PROS: Generates secure wifi passwords, Creates WEP/WPA/WPA2 keys, Copies the password on to the clipboard
    • CONS: No options
  • Beini

    1.2.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Wireless network security testing system

    7
    604 votes
    • PROS: Compact and comprehensive, Contains all the tools you need, Feedbottle is a powerful tool
    • CONS: Not all network cards are compatible, Difficult for beginners to get to grips with
  • Nmap

    6.25

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    free network mapping software

    7
    94 votes
    • PROS: Continually developed by community, Helps companies find gaps in security
    • CONS: Can be exploited by hackers, Quick DNS lookups
  • WinSCP

    5.1.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Safe, open-source file transfers

    7
    163 votes
    • PROS: Ensures FTP transfers are secure, Supports session saving, 2 interface styles, Excellent security configuration, Pared-down style
    • CONS: Not as simple as other FTP clients, Takes a while to configure security settings
  • Wireshark

    (32 bits) 1.10.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Powerful multi-platform protocol analyzer

    7
    166 votes
    • PROS: Analyses hundreds of protocols, Works across platforms, Packets can be viewed in an easy to use GUI
    • CONS: Not suitable for amateur network analysis, Requires protocol analysis knowledge
  • HideMe VPN Pro for Mac

    1.7.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Free and Secure Virtual Private Network Application

    5
    41 votes
    • PROS: Superior levels of anonymity when browsing the Internet, As there are no recorded logs the activity of the user cannot be traced
    • CONS: The paid plans can be a bit too pricey for some users, It can be a bit difficult to set up multiple VPN connections
  • McAfee Internet Security Suite

    2011

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Stripped-down but extremely efficient internet security

    6
    377 votes
    • PROS: Very clear interface, File shredder, Good parental controls, Network monitoring, URL tools, Installation scan
    • CONS: Long installation process, Interface takes time to get used to, Windows cannot be resized
  • B.VPN

    1.3.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    You can easily setup b.VPN on Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. b.VPN is simple and user-friendly with a very-easy-to configure

    8
    8 votes
    • WiFi Password Remover

      3.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Remove the password from your wifi network

      8
      70 votes
      • PROS: Retrieve wifi account data , Can delete network password, Data extracted in HTML, XML or TXT
      • CONS: Lacks advanced functions
    • IP Blocker Firewall

      3.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Fast and Effective IP Address Firewall and Blocker

      6
      38 votes
      • PROS: Is able to run on a number of different operating systems., Will also illustrate network flow times when required.
      • CONS: Access is limited to five days before the complete package needs to be purchased., Some websites may detect this blocker and prevent the user from gaining access.
    • PC Tools Firewall Plus

      7.0.0.111

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Protect your PC from intruders and malicious network traffic

      8
      1134 votes
      • PROS: Easy to use, even for beginners, Two user modes: Normal and Expert, Attractive design
      • CONS: No different security levels
    • Xiaopan OS

      6.4.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Wireless Network Security Testing Software

      7
      309 votes
      • PROS: Small download, Operating System is Impossible to break, Great for beginners, Free, Decent graphical user interface
      • CONS: Not all wireless cards are compatible, Macs cannot boot from a live USB or CD and must use virtual machine software
    • HideMe VPN for Android

      1.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Free and Secure Virtual Private Network Application

      9
      3 votes
      • PROS: Superior levels of anonymity when browsing the Internet, As there are no recorded logs the activity of the user cannot be traced
      • CONS: The paid plans can be a bit too pricey for some users, It can be a bit difficult to set up multiple VPN connections
    • Netgear Genie

      2.4.22

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac
      Android
      iPhone

      Create bootable drives for Linux distributions

      10
      1 vote
      • PROS: Supports a range of distributions, Can also be used to load system utilities
      • CONS: Not all distributions USB supported, Can be complicated for some users
    • Symantec™ Endpoint Protection

      Small Business Edition

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Always-on Protection for your Laptops, Desktops and Servers

      4
      8 votes
      • GFI LanGuard Network Security Scanner

        Beta 8.0

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Find security gaps in your network

        7
        41 votes
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