Wireshark is a de facto standard across industries and educational institutions owing to its powerful features that allows a microscopic view on everything and anything that is happening on your network It started as a generous contribution from many volunteers across the world in 1998 and has thrived so long to become the world's most trusted and used protocol analyzer.
It has the maximum number of protocols that is supported and used online and this database keeps increasing every day.
- It provides live capture of network data and allows offline analysis on it. This data gets updated every 10 seconds because the data can be very large depending upon your speed and intensity of online work.
- It supports all platforms like Windows, Linux, Mac, Solaris, NetBSD, FreeBSD and all other flavors out there in the market, thereby, making it ubiquitous.
- It has a GUI that can be used to view the data and perform analysis on it. You can also make use of the TTY mode or TShark Utility.
Display And Filtering
It supports the most advanced filters in the industry to filter out important data from the heap of GBs of data collected every 10 seconds. This is a very necessary means to take a nice look at the data from different perspectives and be able to make inferences based on the trends. It has a rich VoIP analysis engine. It can read and write a lot of capture file formats used in the industry, which counts to over 20.
Now, because these data is so huge, Wireshark also allows you to compress and decompress the data in gzip format on the fly. This also saves a lot of space when storing the data for future analysis. The encryption and decryption options are also available and it also supports a wide variety of formats like SSL, WEP/WPA, IPSec, ISAKMP and many others.
It helps you to analyze the data based on various filters and then even lets you to output the analysis in Excel, XML, postscript and simple csv or text format. This can be used later for other types of analysis in software such as MATLAB.
Thus, anyone using Wireshark can keep an eye on everything that is happening on the network as it practically supports every internet protocol that is out there. There are a lot of features that make it so important and essential for today's users.
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OS Support: Win2003, Win2000, Win7 x64, WinXP, WinVista, Win7 x32, Win8 x32, Win8 x64, Windows 8, Windows 10,
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Date added: 29 May 2015
Last Update: 05 Mar 2017