Nmap for Windows, Nmap coming from "Network Mapper", is a freeware and fully open source networking application which is useful for network auditing and displaying network inventory. It displays what services are running on a networked system, the operating system it is running, what type of firewalls are in place and many other different details about each computer on the network, whether they be Windows or Unix-type systems.
Nmap is a very flexible application, perfect for network administrators on both Windows (via cmd.exe or GUI) or Linux (via shell or GUI). Nmap can map out tons networks and perform port scanning, OS detection, version detection and ping sweeps, among others.
Network Mapper has also been tested on very large networks with more than 100,000 machines; it is very scalable and provides more details about networked systems than comparable commercial applications.
The overall goal and end result of administrators using Nmap is more secure networks, less hacking and less compromised systems. Nmap also has a very large community and tutorials and support are provided via mailing lists and online forums. Nmap remains one of the most popular programs on several open source distribution sites and is actually included in several Linux distros such as Redhat Enterprise Linux, Gentoo and Debian.Nmap for Windows features and highlights:
Nmap is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from network auditing software without restrictions. Nmap 7.70 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
Compatibility with this network mapper software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of Nmap for Windows may be available from Gordon Lyon.
We have tested Nmap for Windows 7.70 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]