FSMap and its Competitors
Port Discovery: FSMap vs. NMap
Beating the Classic Tools
We surveyed IoT devices to find the services that ran on them, and developed a list of ports they use. This allows us to find nearly as many open ports as NMap does, but 120 times faster on average.
Port Discovery: FSMap vs. p0f
p0f is a tool designed to detect what systems are running on a network. It runs as a daemon, so we gave it 10 full minutes to strut its stuff. It still came in behind FSMap.
Fing vs. FSMap
Both Fing and FSMap consistently return each MAC Address on the network...
Both Fing and FSMap are incredibly capable of Vendor matching -- both tools find a vendor accurately for each host...
Fing is our direct competitor in device matching. In some respects, we're equal...
Both Fing and FSMap take under a minute to complete a scan of a network with over one hundred endpoints...
Fing just wasn't built to handle port discovery. It can do it, but it will cost you -- with an average of about 25 minutes per host, you'll be waiting quite a while for your results.
... but in others, there's no contest.
Where Fing makes devices matches on 56% of hosts it discovers, FSMap matches 75% of hosts to a device, making FSMap a heavy hitter for companies who need to identify what's on their network.
Fingerbank vs. FSMap
Fingerbank's device database is only available through an API. FSMap has both a CLI and a UI through FSDesktop and FSWeb.
More than an API
Fingerbank isn't a scanner - the only use for fingerbank is in identification. FSMap automates this process.
Port & Device Discovery
Fingerbank is another direct competitor in device matching. Here's where we've got them beat:
Our access to more data allows us to more specifically name devices than Fingerbank can: For example, Fingerbank says Android OS; Finite State says Sony XBR-55X700D 55" 4K Ultra HD TV.
Head to Head
In a head to head shootout against Fingerbank, we got very interesting results. Fingerbank has a guess for every device, while FSMap guesses about 77% of devices. Here is what we found:
FSMap and Fingerbank agreed on 83 devices.
FSMap and Fingerbank disagreed on 17 devices.
For 5 devices in particular, Finite State did an amazing job fitting the product, far outshining Fingerbank.
Finite State made a guess that was way off.
Finite State Leads the Way
We can find almost every open port on a network 120 times faster than the industry leading, open source scanner, NMap.
We find more ports per host than p0f!
Better Port Discovery
We are able to discover devices as quickly as market leading Fing, and identify more products. We offer more options in device discovery than market leading Fingerbank.
Better Device Discovery