Review

Post the Chinese hackers attacking servers worldwide, NSA Prism Scandal, Snowden case and similar events, network security and privacy has emerged as a major concern. To help address this matter, iOS app developer Marcus Roskosch has developed an app that turns your iOS device into a simple network toolbox. For the sake of simplicity, the app is named after just what it does. ‘NetworkToolbox’ is here to enable you to take full charge of your networking utilities and be self-aware of the happenings of your virtual world.

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NetworkToolbox, in simple words, helps you to identify wrong configurations and security issues with respect to your public networks and local networks. It is a fault in these that make you vulnerable to cyber-attacks and breaches of security. The good news is that you do not have to be an expert with computers or networks to be able to use this app. Even the most inexperienced and non-technical users can make the most of this one. It is easier than ever to keep track of the happenings on your home network and watch out for ports left open unintentionally while using the web. You can perform security scans in no time. The How-To’s and Guides included in this app, alongside the Glossary will teach you all you need to know about networks.

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Once you open the app, you will be greeted with the home screen of the app. The interface is clear and sharp. The developers have given a really gorgeous look to the app interface, making you feel comfortable enough to use it readily. There are 15 icons, each of which deals with a separate networking utility. Besides this, there are tools and more with everything you need.

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There are tools with varying levels of expertise- ranging from amateurs to veterans in networking. There are tools as simple as security scans for newbies to deeper inspection tools for those who are interested in the details. The best part of this app is that it helps you visualise all the data in the simplest form. Visualising data is important as it helps identify starting points for network security attacks. Just monitoring that regularly can prevent most cyber-attacks. Not only can you identify issues with your network but also get them resolved.

The theme of the app is quite straight forward- “Don’t trust evil”. Cyber attackers can go to any length to acquire your personal data and use it against you. The only one who can help you is your own self. Unless you take the first step, no change is going to happen. Securing your network is the best way to go about this.

The app is priced at $5.99 in the App Store. Although it seems like a huge price, it won’t seem so once you begin exploring all the utilities that come with it. It is compatible with all iOS devices having iOS 7.1 or higher. The collection of networking utilities, put together with the superb interface design makes this app a must have for those with an iOS device.

Good: Huge collection of utilities

Bad: None

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