IT Pro Tuesday #76
Network Monitor, Endpoint Security, Hacking Podcast & More...
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Hello IT Pro,
Each week we're updating the full list on our website here. Enjoy.
But on with this week's tools...! Here are the most-interesting items that have come across our desks, laptops and phones this week. As always, EveryCloud has no known affiliation with any of these unless we explicitly state otherwise.
A Free Tool
GlassWire is a network monitor & security tool with a built-in firewall. Visualizes all your network activity on an easy-to-use graph that shows what applications and hosts are accessing the network from your computer. Automatically resolves host names so it's easy to see who or what your computer is communicating with. Uses Windows built-in firewall, so no there's no need for third-party drivers. Thanks for this one go to hackeristi, who says, "It is a pretty nifty little tool that is on the network monitoring side of things."
A Free Service
Action1 Endpoint Security Management quickly discovers all your endpoints, so you can manage your entire network by running live queries and executing commands. Detect which security patches are missing, initiate remote patch deployment or software installation and configure desktop settings. MauriceTorres appreciates it as a "cloud-based product [that] can perform software inventory, software deployment and patch management on all computers simultaneously."
A Powershell tip courtesy of dunck0: Resolve-DnsName is a handy Powershell cmdlet for retrieving DNS name when given an IP.
Another Free Tool
Double Driver allows you to view all the drivers installed on your system and then back up, restore, save and print them simply and reliably. Lists the most-important driver details such as version, date, provider etc., and offers you the chance to update to the latest version. Recommended by staven11, who found it "Helpful for getting drivers from a non-standard or custom PC and injecting them into MDT."
Hackable? is a podcast where host Geoff Siskind and cybersecurity expert Bruce Snell discuss the vulnerabilities that hackers exploit and how we can avoid being victimized. Suggested by ninjatoothpick as "a fun podcast where Geoff finds interesting ways to get hacked by security professionals who demonstrate some crazy hacks like trapping him in a car wash, stealing a car, and hacking his systems through things like smart plugs."
P.S. Bonus Free Tools
Remote Desktop Manager is a centralized solution for securely managing passwords and access to remote connections. The free version can work for individual users who don't need to share remote connections and privileged passwords with other IT professionals. Recommended by tbone897 as "a cool app for remote control... has free and paid version. Handles RDP/ SSH etc. in tabs. So many awesome features."
Security Onion is a Linux distribution for intrusion detection, enterprise security monitoring and log management distribution. Includes Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, Snort, Suricata, Bro, Wazuh, Sguil, Squert, CyberChef, NetworkMiner and more. Includes an intuitive Setup wizard to make setup fast and easy.
Have a fantastic week and as usual, let me know any comments.
Graham | CEO | EveryCloud