Press Reviews of our Software Products
May 16, 2011 TMCnet, "ipPulse
Version 1.80 Simplifies Monitoring of IPv4 Connected
Devices", by Mini Swamy
covers both ipPulse and
September 8, 2010
- NetScanTools", an interview of Kirk Thomas by
Podcast covers NetScanTools Pro.
February 16, 2010
"IP Toolkits: 6 Great Items for Your Networking
Toolbox – Some of Which are Free", by Ed Tittel
Article reviews both NetScanTools Basic and
March 2, 2009 LoveMyTool,
"Review of NetScanTools Pro", by the
Masked Network Engineer Team
Reviewed in article "Review
of NetScanTools Pro".
February 29, 2008 Processor,
"Three Questions", Julie Sartain
Reviewed in article "Information Gathering Tools",
Northwest Performance Software Facilitates Network
August 23, 2007 Hacking for
Dummies, Kevin Beaver, Wiley Publishing, 2nd Edition
Read an excerpt here.
May 5, 2006 Computer Shopper
Mentioned in article
"Who's spying on you" as a method of viewing the
protected storage area.
March 17, 2006 Processor,
Daniel P. Dern
Reviewed in article "Enhance Common Network Tools",
NetScanTools Pro 10.3 Simplifies TCP/IP Information
Gathering & Network Discovery.
February 17, 2006 TECHWORLD,
Reviewed in the article entitled
A networking Swiss Army knife. A suite of services
for network forensics and exploration. (This is a reprint
of the Network World article below)
February 13, 2006 Network World,
Reviewed in the Gearhead column
in the article entitled
NetScanTools Pro: A networking Swiss Army knife
November 2, 2004 VARBusiness,
Reviewed in an excellent article entitled
How To Spot Bogus E-Mail, IP tools expose phishing attacks,
requests for personal data
September 7, 2004 TechBuilder, Ed
Reviewed in an excellent article entitled
Seeing Through E-mail and Web Scams.
May/June 2004 Novell Connection Magazine,
NetScanTools Pro is one of the 'must have' tools used
in the hotlabs.org
White Hat Toolbox course. The article is fairly long
and well written. Please read
HOT Tools for Network Troubleshooting.
June 15, 2000 TechRepublic, Using TCP/IP
troubleshooting tools by Ron Nutter
NetScanTools Pro was the one of two
tools profiled in this article about TCP/IP tools.
You can read about it
February 14, 2000
December 6, 1999
NetScanTools Pro 2000 one of four runners-up
for the InfoWorld Security Watch Golden Guardian award.
This award recognizes the work of security product vendors.
You can read about it in
InfoWorld, Feb 15, 2000
NetScanTools Pro 2000 was the subject
of a full review in
InfoWorld, Dec 6, 1999
Customer Comments about NetScanTools Pro
Note: these comments are reprinted by permission.
I love this program. At one point
I tried Solarwinds, but it costs 1000 dollars and in
truth isn't any better than NST. Grats on a bang up
job. I love my USB Key, I use it most of the time. I
use the workstation version occasionally, usually
when I forget my USB Key :).
Anthony M. - June 1, 2010
I first came across NetScanTools eight
or nine years ago when running the technical support
department at John McAfee's pioneering instant messaging
firm, Tribal Voice. I initially had purchased one copy
to allow me to investigate and troubleshoot customer
as well as our own network problems, but purchased copies
for my entire department and the IT staff when we realized
how useful the program was. Today, I participate in
an association of business, education, government, and
independent security researchers which investigate and
mitigate malicious software, and NetScanTools Pro is
one of the programs in my arsenal I rely on daily for
"Everyone that works in the world
of computers knows that there are literally millions
of so-called 'tools' out there. When you manage over
80 websites, many of them for Fortune 500 companies,
you can't afford to have any downtime. But unexpected
downtime comes with the job. When it happens, your brain
starts to race, things all of sudden become much more
intense, and you try to think of the best way to solve
your problem. This is exactly when NetScanTools Pro
comes clearly into focus for me. NetScanTools Pro is
a solution finder. I've never come across a better software
solution for network engineers and our team uses it
Kurt Dicus, Vice President of Information
Technology at BD&A, Inc. - Oct 28, 2005 commenting on
"Just spent a few minutes with the
program. The interface, program layout/structure, and
screen graphics are Excellent! I've been in the electical
engineering/computer science/systems engineering/telecom
fields for a long time and worked with a lot of software.
The really good stuff sticks out immediately. You are
obviously a very accomplished and gifted professional
to have created something so useful and such a pleasure
to use (compared to countless hack jobs of "tools").
Bottom Line....thanks, Kirk for a
really excellent tool and support for my business. It
makes me more productive and its a pleasure to use."
J. Richard McClelland,
HighTide Security - July 2, 2004, referring to NST
I really enjoy this software and easy
to use utilities, I also recommend this to all of my
Ernie B. - July 25, 2002, referring
to NST Pro 2002 Release 2.
"I'd like to thank You again for excellent
customer support. Had it been without your help, my
work, and work of others at our company using NST Pro
would have greatly been hindered during this time of
Nimda.worm. NST Pro proved to be a valuable tool in
scanning our network, addressing the problems at hand
and getting the headers of the servers to actually see
what was behind that elusive port 80 on our 6500 some
A good product is made a great one
by customer care and service, which you have proven
to work in this case."
--Tomi A., Finland - September 24,
"I just wanted to give you some feedback
on NetscanTools 2000 Pro. I use it every single day,
and it makes life much easier for me. What a really
great product. I'm not just saying that in the hopes
of getting a T-shirt or anything, but you are hearing
from somebody who has used just about every shareware
and commercial Winsock diagnostic tool alleging to be
useful, out there, in the hopes of being able to do
on Windows, what I used to have to use several different
tools to do on Unix.
Really well done. I mean it. Maybe
you'll be kind enough to send this message on to the
programmer(s), so they'll see an Email from a genuinely
happy customer. NST 3.1 was great, and NST 2000 is incredible.
The product continues to improve, and finally, I appreciate
the service you do by sending out timely Email notification
for service packs.
Feel free to use any or all of this
note as a commendation."
Good Luck (from Chicago),
Niall K. - Nov. 30, 1999
Network Engineer, Solus, L.L.C.
"I have to tell you that NetScanTools
Pro 2000 has already saved me TONS of time and effort
in everyday admin tasks. It has also helped us track
down a couple of attempted hacks on PORT 139 to our
servers. We run a security package on those systems
and when an attempted hack occurs we launch an attack
on the hacker from other machines, while I use NetScanTools
Pro to hunt the dogs down."
Gary S. - Sept. 27, 1999
"Nice job! I was concerned I might
be a little disappointed, but I was wrong. You guys
know what Administrators and Security Analysts need.
You did an excellent job on this software. I commend
you for producing a complete yet affordable tool! SWEET!"
--Richard L. - July 13, 1999