Nmap 7.00 comes after more than three years of development, and it's the biggest release of the open-source network discovery and security auditing software appreciated by hundreds of thousands of system administrators and security professionals around the globe. The latest release includes a great number of new features and fixes numerous issues reported by users since Nmap 6.00.
"It is the product of three and a half years of work, nearly 3200 code commits, and more than a dozen point releases since the big Nmap 6 release in May 2012. Nmap turned 18 years old in September this year and celebrates its birthday with 171 new NSE scripts, expanded IPv6 support, world-class SSL/TLS analysis, and more user-requested features than ever," reads the announcement.
Highlights of Nmap 7.00 include excellent SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and TLS (Transport Layer Security) analysis, the addition of over 170 new NSE (Nmap Scripting Engine) scripts, better support for the next-generation IPv6 network protocol, faster synchronous network scanning, Ncat enhancements, and support for the Windows 10 and Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan operating systems.