Zenmap is an free and open source GUI designed to be used with
nmap . Zenmap is multiplatform tool which supports Linux, Ubuntu, Mint, Kali, Fedora, CentOS,.. , Windows, Mac OS X, BSD etc. .
nmap is very powerful tool for network scanning and vulnerability discovery but it is completely command line based. Zenmap can be used by novice users to scan network and discover vulnerabilities.
Windows version can be downloaded from following link.
Zenmap can be downloaded for different Linux distributions from following links
Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, Kali Packages
$ sudo apt install zenmap
Fedora, RHEL, CentOS
$ sudo yum install zenmap
Zenmap is GUI form of nmap and provides some input areas for parameters.
Targetis the remote target we want to scan. We can put single of multiple targets like nmap.
Profileis the scan options like speed and detail which is preconfigured as
Intense Scanin this example.
Commandis the command which will run in command line and created with the given parameters.
Scanwill start the scan process.
As nmap is network scanner which requires privileges to install
wincap or similar libraries to capture we need some rights to install and run it. So there is no Zenmap portable version which works properly.
Zenmap vs Nmap
Zenmap is just a GUI form which can be used by novice users. It completely uses
nmap command line tool. So they do not have similarities or differencies. They just completes each other.
As Zenmap is a GUI tool it doesn provide any command line support and just a form to convert given options to the
nmap command line options.