Top 100 Network Security Tools

I have read that you need to know security tools if you are going to break into the IT/ Network Security field. I have found this website The site ranks and updates the top 100 network security tools. This site seems like a great place to see what tools are on the rise and which are falling out of popularity. 

After reviewing the list I noticed that I used several of the tools. Most of the tools tend to be either free or open source. It is not realistic for me to learn and master all 100 tools. I plan to move down the list one at a time starting at 1 and go to 25. This will allow me to master the popular tools and keep up with changes in the industry.

I began programming in C++ when I was in college. Odd for a business major, but hey I am a Dork. After college I got a job as System Administrator. As a System Administrator I was in charge of web administration. My journey as a PHP web developer had begun. Since that time I have gained an in depth knowledge of CSS, Javascript, XML and MySQL. With changes and advances to technology I have also began learning AJAX. I started Blue Fire Development to do freelance work in my spare time.