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Author Archives: Andrew Zammit Tabona

About Andrew Zammit Tabona

Andrew has over 10 years experience in Quality Assurance, Incident Management, and Pre- and Post-Sales Technical Support roles, as well as recent specialization in Digital Forensics and E-Discovery.

Top 10 free database tools for sys admins

Top 10 free database tools for sys admins

on February 19, 2014

This article lists 10 of the best free tools for managing, comparing, administering and developing databases. Even if you may have heard of some of these tools before, I’m confident that you’ll find a gem or two on this list. …

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An Introduction to E-Discovery (Part 2)

An Introduction to E-Discovery (Part 2)

on January 8, 2014

In part two of this two-part series, I discuss the e-discovery process (EDRM) and highlight two common e-communications archiving architectures used by organizations today as part of their e-discovery strategy. If you missed part one, check it out here.

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Scanning Open Ports in Windows: A Quick Guide (Part 2)

Scanning Open Ports in Windows: A Quick Guide (Part 2)

on November 15, 2013

In early 2012, I wrote an article called Scanning Open Ports in Windows: A Quick Guide that covered how to use NetStat.exe, Tasklist.exe, TCPView.exe and PortQry.exe to view open ports and troubleshoot client or server side application network connectivity issues. …

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An Introduction to E-Discovery (Part 1)

An Introduction to E-Discovery (Part 1)

on October 15, 2013

In part one of this two-part series I provide an introduction to e-discovery, covering what it is, why it is important and the meaning of some of the main terminology used today.

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18 Free Security Tools for SysAdmins

18 Free Security Tools for SysAdmins

on October 2, 2013

Here are 18 of the best free security tools for password recovery, password management, penetration testing, vulnerability scanning, steganography and secure data wiping. This list is intended to supplement the list provided on 101 Free Admin Tools. Additionally, other tools that …

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Top 20 Free Digital Forensic Investigation Tools for SysAdmins

Top 20 Free Digital Forensic Investigation Tools for SysAdmins

on September 2, 2013

Here are 20 of the best free tools that will help you conduct a digital forensic investigation. Whether it’s for an internal human resources case, an investigation into unauthorized access to a server, or if you just want to learn …

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Top 10 Free System Troubleshooting Tools for SysAdmins

Top 10 Free System Troubleshooting Tools for SysAdmins

on July 28, 2013

To conclude our SysAdmin Week series, we thought of sharing 10 of the best free tools / packages for troubleshooting system issues – one of the biggest headaches for sys admins! These tools should help you, as an admin, to …

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The Top 20 Free File Management Tools for Sys Admins

The Top 20 Free File Management Tools for Sys Admins

on July 24, 2013

Here are 20 of the best free tools for file comparison, archiving, encryption, renaming, de-duplication, merging, copying, syncing and search. This list is intended to supplement the list provided on 101 Free SysAdmin Tools. Even if you may have heard of …

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The Top 20 Free Network Monitoring and Analysis Tools for Sys Admins

The Top 20 Free Network Monitoring and Analysis Tools for Sys Admins

on July 23, 2013

We know how administrators love free tools that make their life easier and, to supplement the list provided on 101 Free Admin Tools, here are 20 of the best free tools for monitoring devices, services, ports or protocols and analysing …

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Top 5 Free Rescue Discs for Your Sys Admin Toolkit

Top 5 Free Rescue Discs for Your Sys Admin Toolkit

on July 12, 2013

A Rescue Disc can be a life saver for a Sys Admin. Packed with various diagnostic and repair tools they can do things like fix a Master Boot Record (MBR), recover a password, detect and clean a rootkit or simply …

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