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XP. NetScanTools Pro is a 32 bit program
that runs on either 32 or 64 Windows operating
Last Review: April 9, 2013
NetScanTools® Pro delivers a powerful set of
network tools into your hands.
Network Tools designed to help you troubleshoot, diagnose,
monitor and discover devices on your network.
Network professionals have relied on NetScanTools Pro for over 10 years.
What is NetScanTools Pro?
NetScanTools Pro is an integrated collection
of internet information gathering and network troubleshooting
utilities for Network Professionals. Research IPv4/IPv6
addresses, hostnames, domain names, email addresses and
URLs automatically** or with manual tools. It is designed
for the Windows operating system.
Affectionately called "NetScan"
by our users, this program has a long history and is
used by thousands of network professionals and persons
involved in 'ethical hacking'.
**Automated tools are started interactively
by the user. By Automated we mean that several tools are
used to do research, then the results are presented in your
- Saves time when you need to gather
information about Internet or local LAN network devices,
IP addresses, domains, device ports, and many other
- Simplifies and speeds up the information
gathering process by Automating the use of many network
tools for you. You enter an IP and press one button
to use many tools. You sit back and watch.
- Produces clear, concise results reports
in your web browser.
- Greatly enhances many familiar network
- At $249, NetScanTools Pro represents
the best value of any investigative tool! Our new license
cost (which includes one year maintenance) is less
than the over $395 yearly maintenance cost for another
well known network engineer's toolkit.
- Also available as a
USB Flash Drive
portable application -- ($299)
and is preinstalled on a fast USB Flash Drive with plenty of space
for other great tools like Wireshark® Portable or NMAP.
NetScanTools Pro is a combination of many Network Tools and Utilities
The NetScanTools philosophy is to bring together many
network tools and utilities into one convenient
interface. The tools are categorized below by function:
active, passive, DNS and local computer.
Active Discovery and Diagnostic
There are many Active Discovery and Diagnostic
Tools that you can use to locate and test devices connected
to your network. Active discovery means that we send packets
to the devices in order to obtain responses.
Passive Discovery Tools
The Passive Discovery Tools are used to
find information from third parties or to monitor the activities
of devices connected to your network. Passive discovery
means that we listen to packets other devices send in order
to obtain information about the devices.
The DNS Tools are very versatile and help
you find problems with DNS. The DNS tools are divided between
'Core' and 'Advanced' toolsets. Version 11 introduced IPv6
specific DNS tools.
Tools - Core
nslookup - 48 resource record types
Dig - 48 resource record types
Dig+trace - shows delegation path
Get Basic DNS Records - SOA, A, AAAA (IPv6), NS,
MX, CNAME, PTR, TXT
Zone Transfer - automatic or manual server selection
Default System DNS Tools
Simple Query - IPv4/NetBIOS names
Simple Query - IPv6
Who Am I?
Test Default DNS
Flush Default DNS Cache
Edit DNS HOSTS File
Tools - Advanced
Auth Serial Check - checks the serial of each authoritative
DNS Software Version
IP Drilldown - shows NS for each class of IPv4
DNS List Speed Test
IP or Hostname to ASN (IPv4/IPv6)
Get VOIP SRV Records
Get Misc SRV Records
Local Computer and General Information
These tools provide information about
your local computer's network and also include general information
tools that are not easily categorized.
Installed Version or Portable USB Flash
NetScanTools Pro comes in two flavors:
installed or portable on a USB flash drive
"Installed" version for your desktop
and laptop. The license allows for the software to be installed
on those two computers as long as you are the primary user
of both. The software is typically delivered as a 'download'
and it is available on CDROM if required.
"USB" fully portable version.
We can pre-installed NetScanTools Pro on a fast USB flash drive. You can use it on any Windows 8/7/Vista/XP/2008/2003
system that has a USB 3.0/2.0 port. To use it with Windows 8/7/Vista/2008
you have to start it using 'Run as administrator' privileges
to properly activate the WinPcap driver.
The software is licensed to the USB flash drive and if you
need to transfer it to a different drive you will need our
assistance. Read more about the
USB version and see pricing options.
Multiple Solutions in one package
A Network Information Gathering, Reconnaissance
and Discovery Solution
More details about the tools mentioned below.
Powerful Core DNS Tools. Specify
the DNS you want to work with. Use
NSLOOKUP or DiG to retrieve any of 48 resource
record types from a DNS. Use
to check a domain name or IP address from the root
servers all the way down to the authoritative DNS.
Batch mode accepts a text list of IP addresses or
hostnames and gives you the answers for all.
Quickly find the most common DNS
records for an IP address or hostname or domain
name. Get Basic DNS Records gives you SOA, A,
AAAA, NS, MX, CNAME, PTR, and TXT records from DNS
using a single button push.
Check a Domain's Zone in DNS.
Two types of Zone Transfer give you the ability
to review a zone. One automatically selects the
Authoritative DNS for the zone and the other
lets you enter the DNS manually.
Powerful Specialized DNS Tools.
We have specialized DNS tools for doing things you
cannot do with NSLOOKUP. Auth Serial
Check can be used to make sure a domain's authoritative
name server zone serial numbers are in sync.
Version may show the actual software version
number a DNS is running (if they allow it).
DNS Verify does an IP to Hostname to IP mapping
IP Drilldown takes an IPv4 address and shows
the arpa namespace records (SOA, NS, TXT, A etc.)
for all 4 levels of an IPv4 address. ENUM
accepts a VOIP telephone number and queries an ENUM
e164 root server for the SIP or H323 records. SPF/Domain
Keys shows those records for domain so you can
check email authentication processes. Batch mode accepts a text list of IP addresses or
hostnames and gives you the answers for all.
Test your computer's default DNS
settings. Your default DNS settings define
which DNS's process
IP address or hostname lookups during things
like web browsing -
The Test Default
DNS tool talks directly to each default DNS your computer is
using and tells you if it is working and how fast
it is. We have a
tool for testing your computer's ability to lookup
an IPv4 or IPv6 address or hostname.
Find out who owns a domain name
or an IP address fast with our advanced
whois and rwhois query
tools that feature automatic whois server selection.
Need to lookup several domains quickly? Batch
mode is there for you.
Where is an IP address located?
Our IP to Country tool can show you the country
it is supposed to be located in. This feature is
also integrated into whois and traceroute.
Find active devices in any IPv4
address range using our ping scanner utility
(also called NetScanner).
Find hidden IPv4 devices on your
local network segment or subnet (LAN).
ARP Scan exposes hidden
devices that do not respond to ping.
Find visible, hidden and writable
shares in a Microsoft Windows Domain.
Network Shares uses
SMB/CIFS/NetBIOS to show visible and hidden
shares. It can do a writable share test find shared
directories exposed to attacks by worms and viruses.
Find open TCP or UDP ports on
a device. The
tool uses several different methods to determine
if a TCP or UDP port is open or active on
a target machine.
Display your DHCP Server offerings,
check for misconfigured offering and find rogue
DHCP Servers using the
DHCP Server Discovery
Find the route packets are taking
from your machine to a target machine.
includes the firewall penetrating TCP traceroute
plus standard ICMP and UDP traceroute methods.
Traceroute now supports IPv6 targets.
Validate an Email Address.
Validation can tell you if an email address
Test SMTP email servers.
test mail and check for an Open Relay.
Capture packets from your network.
Packet Capture lets you see networks packets
going through your
wired ethernet interface or wireless
802.11a/b/g/n interface. Preserves packet data for future
analysis and export packet captures to other programs
Gather data from network devices
using our Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
tools include walk, get, set and several advanced
queries such as remote ARP cache, remote listening
ports and more. The
Attack tool can try to guess the community name
of an SNMP enabled device.
Find and keep track of IP/MAC
MAC address associations found using
can be automatically updated and maintained in the
IP/MAC address management
Numerous useful utilities
Subnet Calculator, TTCP
for network speed checking,
Ping, ARP Ping, and
safe URL web page
capture with obscured URL decoding.
Map Network Switches
optional Manage Switch
Port Mapping tool works with many brands of
SNMP enabled managed ethernet network switches to
discover and show devices connected to the
physical switch ports.
A Security Testing Solution
A Training Solution
- NetScanTools Pro is a great
tool to help train people on the workings of various
TCP/IP utilities. You can also use it to demonstrate
security vulnerabilities and some of the common
techniques used to map and access networks and machines.
- NetScanTools Pro is used in
network security and reconnaissance or traceback
training courses taught by
Laura Chappell of the Protocol Analysis Institute.
- A "whitehat" toolkit used
in "ethical hacking" training courses taught by
NetScanTools Pro Licensing and Pricing
Pricing Options, upgrade pricing and discounts we offer.
- Installed version is licensed
by computer. You may install one license on one
desktop and on one portable computer as long as you
are the primary user of both computers. Installed version
is available by
download or on CDROM.
- USB version is not installed on
any computer, so it is licensed to the user and
may not be copied to additional USB flash drives without
our permission and assistance. It may be used on any
number of computers, one at a time, and not simultaneously.
This fully portable USB Flash
Drive version that does not require installation.
- Installed version is $249 for a single
license - includes one year
- USB version is $299 for a license
on a high speed USB 3.0 (works on USB 2.0 too) Flash
Drive - includes one year
- Frequent releases (updates).
Typically 4 to 6 releases per year -- an active maintenance plan is required to
- A one year
is included with a new license or upgrade.
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