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Wireshark Alternatives & Competitors

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Top 20 Alternatives & Competitors to Wireshark

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  1. SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor

    (170)4.5 out of 5
    Reduce network outages with affordable, easy-to-use network monitoring software

    Reviewers say compared to Wireshark, SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor is:

    More expensive
    More usable
    Easier to do business with
  2. Reduce network outages with affordable, easy-to-use network monitoring software

    Reviewers say compared to Wireshark, SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor is:

    More expensive
    More usable
    Easier to do business with

    SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor review by Andrew L.
    "NPM- Total Network Management and Performance Package: Free fully functional Demo. The ease of setup and scalability should you need to grow/shrink your installation. You can connect multiple data collectors, networks and architectures and have a NOC dashboard as well as a granular view of each switch if needed."
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  3. SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer

    (92)4.5 out of 5
    NetFlow Traffic Analyzer network traffic analyzer and bandwidth monitoring software

    Reviewers say compared to Wireshark, SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer is:

    More expensive
    Easier to do business with
    More usable
  4. NetFlow Traffic Analyzer network traffic analyzer and bandwidth monitoring software

    Reviewers say compared to Wireshark, SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer is:

    More expensive
    Easier to do business with
    More usable

    SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer review by John D.
    "A great bolt on for NCM: The level of detail and integration with Cisco NBAR2 data. The design of the interface is well thought out and layered allowing for a very intuitive experience when trying to drill down into an issue."
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  5. Intermapper

    (55)4.1 out of 5
    Intermapper is a user-friendly tool that helps IT professionals map and monitor their networks in real time. Find and fix performance issues before users are impacted with auto-discovery, Layer 2 mapping, custom alerts, and more.

    Reviewers say compared to Wireshark, Intermapper is:

    More expensive
    Easier to do business with
    More usable
  6. Intermapper is a user-friendly tool that helps IT professionals map and monitor their networks in real time. Find and fix performance issues before users are impacted with auto-discovery, Layer 2 mapping, custom alerts, and more.

    Reviewers say compared to Wireshark, Intermapper is:

    More expensive
    Easier to do business with
    More usable

    Intermapper review by Ned F.
    "Venerable product is still the best in class: The ease of constructing maps was and is Intermapper's best feature. I've been using Intermapper since the original Dartware release, and this has always been the reason I've stuck with it. The new release I just upgraded retains a high degree of compatibility with older versions, but adds important new capabilities like probe groups the original didn't have."
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  7. PRTG

    (48)4.6 out of 5
    PRTG is a network management software solution that monitors your network using a range of technologies to assure the availability of network components by measuring traffic and usage.

    Reviewers say compared to Wireshark, PRTG is:

    More expensive
    Easier to do business with
    More usable
  8. PRTG is a network management software solution that monitors your network using a range of technologies to assure the availability of network components by measuring traffic and usage.

    Reviewers say compared to Wireshark, PRTG is:

    More expensive
    Easier to do business with
    More usable

    PRTG review by Renato B.
    "PRTG in your company: The implementation of the PRTG in our company allowed us to verify and analyze the network flow of our internet, since we registered the interface that we received our internet link and from prtg we were able to monitor the traffic and the schedule that has more flows, as well how it helps us create maps of network flows and reports."
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  9. Cisco Network Assistant

    (26)4.0 out of 5
    Cisco Network Assistant simplifies wired and wireless network management for networks up to 80 devices with its intuitive GUI and a task-based menu. Cisco Network Assistant is free and is optimized to apply common services across Cisco switches, routers, wireless controllers, and access points.

    Reviewers say compared to Wireshark, Cisco Network Assistant is:

    More expensive
    More usable
  10. Cisco Network Assistant simplifies wired and wireless network management for networks up to 80 devices with its intuitive GUI and a task-based menu. Cisco Network Assistant is free and is optimized to apply common services across Cisco switches, routers, wireless controllers, and access points.

    Reviewers say compared to Wireshark, Cisco Network Assistant is:

    More expensive
    More usable

    Cisco Network Assistant review by Triloky M.
    "Easy management of multiple devices: It is one of the easiest to monitor the network devices. The user interface is very intuitive and friendly. You can go through various topologies developed with its help. It has a good management from dashboard. It is very easy to setup and start with."
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  11. Nagios Network Analyzer

    (20)4.0 out of 5
    Network flow analysis, monitoring, and bandwidth utilization made easy

    Reviewers say compared to Wireshark, Nagios Network Analyzer is:

    More expensive
  12. Network flow analysis, monitoring, and bandwidth utilization made easy

    Reviewers say compared to Wireshark, Nagios Network Analyzer is:

    More expensive

    Nagios Network Analyzer review by Isaias S.
    "Nagios is an excellent platform to monitor your network or network services: - What I like most about nagios is that it is constantly checking each host on the network and detects any failure that may be occurring, such as high latencies, lost packets or the service dropped in its entirety. - Another thing that I like about nagios are the alerts that it emits constantly, that way it is not necessary to be entering to check the network constantly, because it gives you an alert in case there is a problem with a host. - A benefit that I have obtained from nagios, is that it allows you to integrate with other platforms and applications, that makes the work much easier."
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  13. Snort

    (20)3.9 out of 5
    SNORT(r), The standard in IDS and IPS.

    Reviewers say compared to Wireshark, Snort is:

    More expensive
    More usable
    Better at support
  14. SNORT(r), The standard in IDS and IPS.

    Reviewers say compared to Wireshark, Snort is:

    More expensive
    More usable
    Better at support

    Snort review by Gautam S.
    "Good Network Intrusion Detection System: Snort is a open source network intrusion system. Snort when installed on the system, it captures the network packets the system receives and either saves it to a log file, displays it on the console. It also has a mode where it just applies the rules which are defined for analyzing the packets it receives and identify any malicious content which is harmful for the system and then alert the user. The performance of snort is depends on the configuration and might also give false positives."
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  15. Zabbix Monitoring Solution

    (22)4.4 out of 5
    Zabbix is an enterprise-class open source monitoring solution designed to track, record, alert and visualize performance and availability of IT resources.

    Reviewers say compared to Wireshark, Zabbix Monitoring Solution is:

    More expensive
    Easier to do business with
    Better at support
  16. Zabbix is an enterprise-class open source monitoring solution designed to track, record, alert and visualize performance and availability of IT resources.

    Reviewers say compared to Wireshark, Zabbix Monitoring Solution is:

    More expensive
    Easier to do business with
    Better at support

    Zabbix Monitoring Solution review by Andre R.
    "Our Experience With The Monitoring System Zabbix: Zabbix is a control-software for manifold network parameters, servers’ operability and status of servers. Zabbix uses a malleable notification scheme that allows users to set up alarm signals by mail for almost every event. This function makes it possible to react rapidly to difficulties with the server. Zabbix offers brilliant visualization and informing capabilities based on the collected data. That’s why Zabbix can be considered an ideal tool for scaling and modeling. "
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  17. Spiceworks Network Monitor

    (18)4.6 out of 5
    Powerful, easy-to-use network monitoring software.

    Reviewers say compared to Wireshark, Spiceworks Network Monitor is:

    Easier to do business with
    More usable
    Easier to admin
  18. Powerful, easy-to-use network monitoring software.

    Reviewers say compared to Wireshark, Spiceworks Network Monitor is:

    Easier to do business with
    More usable
    Easier to admin

    Spiceworks review by David J.
    "Spiceworks is by far the best free monitoring and inventory tool available.: I love everything about Spiceworks. It's so easy to use and gives me tons of useful information about the devices on my network."
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  19. Cacti

    (13)3.8 out of 5
    Cacti is an open-source, web-based network monitoring and graphing tool designed as a front-end application for the open-source, industry-standard data logging tool RRDtool. Cacti allows a user to poll services at predetermined intervals and graph the resulting data.
  20. Cacti is an open-source, web-based network monitoring and graphing tool designed as a front-end application for the open-source, industry-standard data logging tool RRDtool. Cacti allows a user to poll services at predetermined intervals and graph the resulting data.

    Cacti review by Jeff S.
    "Classic Network Monitoring: Cacti has been around since 2004, and if you've read any of those "Top 5 network monitoring software" lists floating around it most likely included Cacti. Since Cacti has been around for well over a decade now, there is a vast (if not always thriving) community support for most issues that you run into. The software is also still actively being worked on, which is rare in a piece of free software that has been around for so long. So what's so great about Cacti? It is infinitely customizable. If there is a MIB or SNMP OID for something Cacti can graph it. It's free. Customization: Are you tired of the standard white background and green traffic graphs? Well with Cacti you can make those graphs black with yellow outlines, or red, or fuscia, or sky blue, or any internet color you want. You have the options to make the graphs wider, shorter, taller, skinnier, include 20 data points or a single data point. The customization options are almost limitless. SNMP Graphing: If you can pull data off of a device via SNMP, then cacti can graph it. You are also not limited to graphs, pulling integers and displaying them as text is there. I personally have even used Cacti to graph voltage off of batteries and temperature readings off of a remote sensor. Cacti is well known for network interface statistics but it doesn't stop there. Free: There is typically no better cost than free. Being free though does come with some drawbacks, which are made fully aware when you look at the downsides."
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  21. ThousandEyes

    (13)4.5 out of 5
    Performance Management for the Cloud Era

    Reviewers say compared to Wireshark, ThousandEyes is:

    More expensive
    Easier to do business with
    Better at support
  22. Performance Management for the Cloud Era

    Reviewers say compared to Wireshark, ThousandEyes is:

    More expensive
    Easier to do business with
    Better at support

    ThousandEyes review by Paul (Pawel) S.
    "Quality of Experience monitoring no.1 : TL;DR: Ease of use, nice webUI, very good performance, reporting and integration features Very easy to set up, webUI is clear to understand without even reaching to help or support. Help docs are also clear and easy to read. Very good blogs introducing the use cases (and giving new ideas how to use this piece in your environment). Reporting section is very good and highly customizeable. I also like possibility to just use the data via API and create my own stats and reports. Best ever path visualization (hop-by hop multipoint tracaroute-like visualization of paths taken), great BGP peering overview, very good DNS visibility and health analysis, and many more... Very good integration features help building very good alerting solutions."
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  23. Indeni

    (13)4.4 out of 5
    Indeni offers automated network monitoring solutions.

    Reviewers say compared to Wireshark, Indeni is:

    More expensive
    More usable
    Easier to do business with
  24. Indeni offers automated network monitoring solutions.

    Reviewers say compared to Wireshark, Indeni is:

    More expensive
    More usable
    Easier to do business with

    Indeni review by Mark O.
    "Currently One of a Kind: I love the ease of setup for a solution that is so powerful, it can alert you to problems before the become a service affecting issue. "
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  25. Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

    (12)3.6 out of 5
    Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold is unified infrastructure and application monitoring software that gives modern IT teams the ability to monitor their increasingly complex IT environment with a single product.

    Reviewers say compared to Wireshark, Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold is:

    More expensive
    Easier to do business with
    Better at support
  26. Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold is unified infrastructure and application monitoring software that gives modern IT teams the ability to monitor their increasingly complex IT environment with a single product.

    Reviewers say compared to Wireshark, Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold is:

    More expensive
    Easier to do business with
    Better at support

    Ipswitch review by Alberto H.
    "WhatsUp Gold for monitoring our critical appliances: En mi compañía llevamos utilizando WhatsUp Gold desde el año 2009, estamos próximos a cumplir 10 años con este software de IPSWITCH y cada año es el primero de nuestra lista de renovaciones de licencia. Se trata de un sistema de monitoreo, robusto, confiable, muy fácil de instalar, configurar y utilizar. Esta percepción es válida para todos sus usuarios, desde sus administradores hasta los agentes de monitoreo. Confiamos en esta herramienta para conocer el estado de salud de nuestras redes y dispositivos más importantes para nuestro negocio."
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  27. Inventory

    (12)3.8 out of 5
    Inventory helps to manage IT, basic and Advanced network inventory management, a track of the hardware and the and shows who has access to.

    Reviewers say compared to Wireshark, Inventory is:

    Better at support
    More usable
  28. Inventory helps to manage IT, basic and Advanced network inventory management, a track of the hardware and the and shows who has access to.

    Reviewers say compared to Wireshark, Inventory is:

    Better at support
    More usable

    Inventory review by Michael B.
    "Great free software: Works with or without an agent. Scans on many different protocols and ports to discover most of the information that you would need for a device automatically. When you feed it login credentials, it gets even more information about the devices, especially for Windows. I like that if you feed it SNMP info for a switch, each device lists the switch port it is connected to. It's also nice that you can manually enter devices, or manually edit existing devices. Keeps track of warranty information for some devices such as Dell and HP."
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  29. Intel AMT

    (11)4.1 out of 5
    Intel AMT enables IT to remotely manage and repair PCs, workstations and entry servers, utilizing the same tools across platforms

    Reviewers say compared to Wireshark, Intel AMT is:

    More expensive
    More usable
  30. Intel AMT enables IT to remotely manage and repair PCs, workstations and entry servers, utilizing the same tools across platforms

    Reviewers say compared to Wireshark, Intel AMT is:

    More expensive
    More usable

    Intel review by Josh A.
    "Awesome tech for out of band management of systems : the ability to manage systems that are not able to access the operating system or require advanced repairs without physical access is awesome"
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  31. StatusCake.com

    (7)4.7 out of 5
    StatusCake provides website monitoring and sends alerts when a user's website goes down or is experiencing other technical problems such as being slow to load.

    Reviewers say compared to Wireshark, StatusCake.com is:

    More expensive
    Better at support
    More usable
  32. StatusCake provides website monitoring and sends alerts when a user's website goes down or is experiencing other technical problems such as being slow to load.

    Reviewers say compared to Wireshark, StatusCake.com is:

    More expensive
    Better at support
    More usable

    StatusCake.com review by Julio César P.
    "Status Cake hass best confiability for my sites: When I go on vacation, Status Cake gives me the peace of mind of being monitored and taken care of by countless customer sites.And especially keep an eye on my company website https://studioa1.com.br"
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  33. SQL Monitor

    (4)4.3 out of 5
    SQL Monitor helps you and your team find issues - before they become problems
  34. SQL Monitor helps you and your team find issues - before they become problems

    SQL Monitor review by User in Computer Software
    "I have one year experience in using SQL Monitor: 1) Multiple SQL server can be monitored simultaneously. 2) Real time graph helps to analyse the health of SQL server. 3) SQL monitor reports can be reviewed in different perspective. 4) User can get alert for any discrepancy or error without having to review graph continuously."
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  35. SolarWinds ipMonitor

    (4)4.9 out of 5
    Essential up/down and performance monitoring for networks, servers, and applications
  36. Essential up/down and performance monitoring for networks, servers, and applications

    SolarWinds ipMonitor review by Denis P.
    "The best software for monitoring internal network: With this software, we can find where and how critical network problems are occurring. This program shows in a clear and efficient way, in addition to having a friendly and easy to use interface."
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  37. HVMonitor

    (4)4.5 out of 5
    HWMonitor is a hardware monitoring program that reads PC systems main health sensors : voltages, temperatures, fans speed.
  38. HWMonitor is a hardware monitoring program that reads PC systems main health sensors : voltages, temperatures, fans speed.

    HVMonitor review by Jose Raul F.
    "simple actions that allows what should do what should be done.: 608/5000 Being an amateur PC, I must look for and rely on the additional tools that assure me to keep my hardware safe, that's why this tool is in software. It shows me and makes me know with the greatest certainty that everything is without problems, my temperatures are in the correct ranges and that all the components work properly. HVMonitor has been a determining factor for me, since it effectively shows the necessary of my pc just at the start."
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  39. StatsD

    (4)4.9 out of 5
    Simple daemon for easy stats aggregation.
  40. Simple daemon for easy stats aggregation.

    StatsD review by Ted S.
    "Statsd It is one of the best products.: It is an excellent product, with a great interface and easy to use. I like it because it is easy to configure, it has an excellent support that looks for quick solutions to your problems."