5 Essential Security and Backup Tools for Admin

by July 5, 2016 0 comments

Whether you are looking for a tool for networking troubleshooting, or for security and performance analysis, there are various open source tools available, just you need to identify the useful one for your needs. Today, we’ve compiled a list of top open source essential security tools for your Windows-based systems which will help admins to keep an eye on your network security and backup.


Wireshark is used for network troubleshooting, analysis, software and communications protocol development, and education. Wireshark is cross-platform, using the Qt widget toolkit in current releases to implement its user interface, and using pcap to capture packets,  it runs on GNU/Linux, OS X, BSD, Solaris, some other Unix-like operating systems, and Microsoft Windows.




AMANDA, the Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver, is a backup solution that allows the IT administrator to set up a single master backup server to back up multiple hosts over network to tape drives/changers or disks or optical media. Amanda uses native utilities and formats (e.g. dump and/or GNU tar) and can back up a large number of servers and workstations running multiple versions of Linux or Unix. Amanda is a fully integrated business system which contains everything from customer details, offer, order, production, logistics, project, economy,  salary to market and personal planning.



3. MailArchiva

MailArchiva is a powerful, full featured email archiving and compliance solution for mail systems such as Microsoft Exchange. It stores all incoming, outgoing and internal emails for long term storage. MailArchiva is the development, to provide, a dual license of e-mail archiving software free of the Open Source Edition and paid Enterprise Edition. Various OS can respond to the mail server environment, because of the multi-lingual, have been used in various countries and regions.



4.Exchange 2010 RBAC Manager

Exchange 2010 RBAC Manager is a tool for admins working with role-based access control and Exchange. RBAC Manager helps overcome the lack of a GUI tool to work with the new role-based administration side to Exchange, enabling admins to connect, whether or not you’re a PowerShell master. The tool is written in C# and uses PowerShell behind the scenes to allow you to create and manage roles in your Exchange 2010 environment.



5.Core Configurator 2.0

It is completely open source so it can be amended and change to fit your requirements, this version has been a year in the making and has been written in PowerShell with a reference to Winforms so that a GUI format is displayed. Core Configuration tasks include Product Licensing, Networking Features, DCPromo Tool.




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