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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I found a bug in the network of a hospital after several days of my team trying to figure out an intermittent issue thanks to the packet capture and analysis done with Wireshark, when everything else has failed it is a tool that has not let me down so far in more than 8 years working as a network engineer, in that specific case after we figured out the bug we gave the doctors a workaround that allowed them to avoid drop calls in literal life or death situations, I'm proud of it until today even when that happened several years ago. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It's the most powerful tool for network analysis and a real swiss knife, but is also the hardest to use if you are using Wireshark for easy tasks you are either learning how to use it or want to verify that the other tool is working correctly because it is really time-consuming to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Read the manual or take a small course on it, even youtube tutorials work, it is very powerful but not intuitive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is my tool of last resort when troubleshooting networks Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Wireshark is a great tool for troubleshooting network situations and problems. It solved the problem of troubleshooting where you needed to know the direction and course a packet takes in the network which helps with the ability to know where problems lie in the network. The filter is the best feature I like. You can filter by ip and protocol. The simple grammar is easy to learn and very powerful to filter the packets. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It would be very nice to have the feature of crafting/modifying the packet and replay the packet to the network. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use the filters wisely. It will help you find the packets you need to investigate. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Whenever there is a network problem I will use Wireshark to capture the packets on the network to analysis what could be the cause of the issue. The problems I have been solved using Wireshark including Mac spoofing, VOIP issues, DNS issues, etc. The benefit is I can see clearly from Layer 2 - Layer 7, from MAC to IP to payload. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Firmware Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Wireshark is very easy to use and dissects network traffic with all of the latest protocols. Wireshark provides the ability to customize the application through their open source platform, allowing users to develop and test different types of network signatures and dissectors. Additionally, network traffic packet files can be easily saved and created, allowing Wireshark to share the network data between other applications that are able to interpret the network traffic. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The user interface for Wireshark is becoming a bit outdated. It would be nice if Wireshark had a more modern interface. When running a custom version of Wireshark, it constantly prompts the user to update the software when it detects that it is outdated, but it is not easy to upgrade while running a custom build. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Wireshark is the most comprehensive network traffic analyzer and it is a very good tool to learn how to use if you are in the network industry. It's usefulness can expand beyond work as you can use it to analyze your network traffic at home and get a better sense of what types of things are happening on the network. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Wireshark helps us analyze network traffic which is essential to our business. Having the ability to easily poke into network data with dissectors that correctly interpret the packets allows use to verify that our equipment and software is working as expected. When there are corrupt packets or incorrect information, Wireshark highlights these issues so that we can more quickly address them. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It usually finds the problem when everything else has failed, if a network device is getting disconnected or a client is refusing to connect when every other is working correctly it is usually the only tool that can catch the real issue at frame or packet level, it might not be able to fix it since it could be an error in the software or hardware of the device but at least will catch something to look for later in an in-depth analysis Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is the last tool that you want to use and for a good reason, it's just slower and harder to use than the alternatives no one is actually using wireshark as a first tool for troubleshooting unless they are learning or trying to break into a network Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are or want to be a network engineer just learn how to use it, it is free anyway Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Troubleshooting network problems, also when I was in college I had a pretty good time using it to crack my own SSIDs, luckily for all of us long gone are the days where WEP was the best WiFi security out there Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Consultant
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

This tool has all the options that you need to do deep packet inspection including a builtin option for Voice call and QoS. I use it for SIP calls inspection and This makes my life a lot easier to see the whole call flow and each header in the IP and SIP packet. This tool is free and always has a stable release to work with. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes, It has a problem resolving the IP addresses via using the host file. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

hosts file is a great way to save time if you have lots of IP's in your network. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it daily to analyze IP packets, Sip call flows, and other protocols. Moreover, I use this to learn and troubleshoot different everyday problems in our network. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It works with Mac, Linux, and Windows in exactly the same way and it can be used with an active network connection if you have more than one network card, so if you have an embedded network wifi card and an external wifi card you can analyze and receive the traffic from the same computer or if you are navigating the internet and need to analyze something you can capture traffic without needing to disconnect. Wireshark usually works where everything else fails. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It has one of the steepest learning curves ever before you feel competent at a beginner level it takes a long time and even when you have years using the tool you still feel that you need to learn a lot but it is a must-have for any network engineer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take some packet captures before reading the documentation that way you'll have some data to understand it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Debugging layer 1 and layer 2 network bugs caused by software are almost impossible without Wireshark. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is the App to debug network issues. If you want to see if an Application or a computer or a switch, or the WiFi is failing this is the App that is going to give you a response.

When all other tools failed this usually gives you an answer. It's the lowest level you can go. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is hard to use, no way around it, you gain experience, you get to understand it well, but it isn't an easy application to use until you learn it well and it is also hard to teach.

I usually try other things before trying wireshark because... well... it's not easy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you work in IT in any area, learn to use this, don't be afraid of it. It will come in handy Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Debugging issues with the network connection in applications and from time to time seeing why my wifi connection isn't good Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Lead architect
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

It can be used to capture traffic & understand why the flow is failing. Can also be used to understand the application response time Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It will be good if Wireshark results can be plotted into graphic charts which a L-1 Network engineer can also interpret rather than relying on 3rd party software Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Its an excellent tool to troubleshoot and pin point N/W slowness issues Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Application Slowness , Video Packet drops Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Wireshark has been around for years. It's always been a great tool for network security and troubleshooting. Even though there's a bit of a learning curve if you're new to packet sniffing Wireshark has an intuitive layout and plenty of learning support resources. It's easy to run a trace and see exactly what's going on on your network whether it's work or home. Want to know exactly what those smarthome devices are sending and to where? Wireshark can tell you. Is Alexa really spying on you? Check her with Wireshark. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I really can't think of much to dislike about Wireshark. It's been around long enough that the kinks have been largely worked out. Yet they continue to refine it and add new features, which makes for a pretty polished piece of software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've used Wireshark at several jobs to troubleshoot various network connectivity issues as well as running security checks. At home it's also useful to see what's happening on the LAN, especially with the advent of so many smarthome devices. Everything from lightbulbs to outlets to thermostats to cameras to garage door openers to refrigerators to door locks to game consoles to TVs... you get the idea. There's a lot more that just PCs on most home networks these days, and it's good to have a way to monitor what all these devices are talking about. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

The interface is very simple and easy to learn. It is very helpful to resolve network-related troubleshooting and easy to use. It easily tracks the network traffic to control the real network flow. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is complex in use for new members. We can not edit the information on the network. It does not work properly with macOS. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is the best software for network engineers. It is a free and open-source platform. It has many tools for troubleshooting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is very helpful in monitoring network traffic and network-related issues. It is mainly used for network designing and testing. Its filter and search function is very good. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It analyzes the server level packets too Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is not very user friendly and needs more network features to be added Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

There is a scope of improvement from an integration perspective as compared to other competitive products Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Loadbalancer, F5 related captures, packet captures to trace server or network latency or identify if any firewall or ports are missing Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Jr Sysadmin
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

With Wireshark and tshark, its CLI utility, you can easily and quickly troubleshoot errors and misconfigurations in your networks by simply start sniffing on a monitor span interface (supported by almost all switch) and you will see on the GUI all the real time traffic with the capability to add or remove read filter or capture filter without stopping the capture on the listening interface Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Report can not be exported in any graphical-intuitive format, only XML or RAW text, is a bad cons for people that need to export a record to show it to a person that doesn't have networking skills or knowledge Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Debug packets of an application server (nginx) that stopped working due to a IP address conflict related to DHCP server addresses pool (I know the detailed cause of issue due the help of wireshark in network investigation operations during faults) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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System administrator for IoT market
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

You can prepare and apply new complex filters without regular expressions and programming languages knowledge, is very useful when you have a lot of traffic from iot devices or raspberry pis and you want to debug each important packet to see if your application is working well as you designed, also useful to find ip addresses of devices you don't remember Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

working with huge capture files (>10GB) without specific splitting features is very hard, wireshark become laggy even with i7 as CPU and 32GB of Ram memory Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Debug tcp and udp replies from our internet of things appliances, debug dhcp packets to see what ip was assigned to the same iot devices Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Wireshark is a awesome tool to capture network packets and analyze them. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Tool is very good but some time when packets are captured in bulk or size of wireshark capture is big then it hangs while opening. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

While sending or receiving packets on Network, we capture and analyze them through Wireshark. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

A free product that provides detailed views into individual network packets for advanced troubleshooting. The software is updated regularly by the community and is a completely open source product. Wireshark will also highlight certain types of packets certain colors to make it stand out (such as black for a duplicate packet or red for a TCP RST) to help visualize issues. You can customize the coloring of packets to suit your needs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Wireshark is very powerful for advanced users, but not so easy to use for novices. While you can quickly follow a session, or filter based on source or destination address, it becomes more difficult to set up filters on other criteria such a port unless you manually enter the logic to do so. However, if you are not a regular power user, the logic is hard to remember and requires you to look it up every time you need to filter something.

While the coloring of packets is great in that it helps you quickly spot problem packets, it lacks other visualizations. For example, if you are troubleshooting a VoIP performance issue, you will not see any "problem" packets such as retransmissions regardless of how poor the quality, and instead would need to focus on issues such as delay and jitter, but you can't quickly visualize this with basic packet coloring.

It also lacks thorough analysis tools to help troubleshoot issues, issues that you cannot easily spot when looking at individual packets. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

As a completely free product, there's no reason to not give it a try Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use this to perform advanced network troubleshooting Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Software Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Wireshark provides a facility to monitor and analyze network packets deeply and decode it and find information. It provides us to monitor network traffic in real-time. Available on Windows, macOS and Linux. Many protocols are supported. Wireshark has rich packet filtering facility (src addrs, dest addrs). Then allows us to identify any malicious traffic in the network by analyzing packets. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

To capture the entire network traffic we need additional setup. (port mirroring). Filtering feature is very advanced and we need additional knowledge. I do not have any other disliked things. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are Information security or Networking professional, you must have this software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using to monitor and analyses network traffic flow in real time and offline mode. Then identifies packet data in detail. Then identifies any malicious traffic behaviors. Also, troubleshoot network problems. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Engenheiro de Desenvolvimento de Processos
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Wireshark is straightforward to use and to capture network traffic. The tool has several characteristics that make the research much faster. Protocol filters can divide the data and cover up the data that is not actually required in a specific moment to assure a straightforward user experience. Moreover, the instrument colours web packets that were captured based on the packet category. All equipment allow you to filter out an uninteresting channel and streamline the process of evaluating traffic and watching possible interference (by following the TCP flow), but it's not the finest IDS. The excellent technology also incorporates with the virtual machines. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Personalisation and configuration may take time and effort as the default settings could be uncomfortable for newbies. There are several vibrant colors and columns displayed, so it takes time to get used to the layout. Besides, the quantity of information may be obtrusive for beginners. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I seriously suggest Wireshark because it is an important instrument for software engineers. It is straightforward software and meets the primary purpose completely, which is to check what is happening on the system between point A and point B. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Wireshark enables me to detect and analyze network problems, as the network data is recorded and could then be analyzed quickly due to coloured interface. Anyway, the software is an important instrument in my work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Opens more than 20 capture formats I love how wireshark lets me swim through the Packets without Making waves To track the trace of the packages is absolutely useful and the tool is very powerful when analyzing wireless traffic. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

No support for iPhone and iPad devices However, I hope that as time goes on they can add this language Nothing it’s all great I haven’t had any problems Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is very easy to use and understandable. It is also advisable to carry out a previous study of the different documentation that can be obtained on the web, to have a better knowledge before starting to use it. - It has a very flexible interface Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Also verifying that there are no unauthorized devices connecting to our networks for intrusion or malicious activity Wireshark is my life, we use it daily for any network, packet related issues, Its lifeline for a IT troubleshooter support person like me, we are using it for our daily support cases The benefits are immense Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Bsc IT Student
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is multi-platform software available for both UNIX and Windows operating systems

Allows network to be monitored and check what is going on on your network

Measures data send and received through a network

It captures data from all media types including USB,Bluetooth and Ethernet just to mention a few

It captures packets sent through a network live and displays it in the user interface

provides the mechanism to save captured data for future reference

Saving of the data is allowed in different formats allowing it to be opened by different capturing software's

It also allows data captured and saved by different software's performing the same function to be opened by it

It is an open source software available for free without limitation on the number of computers to be used with

Its source code is readily available and therefore it allows addition of new protocols without interfering on the working of the software

Is a light software that is easy to install and initially doesn't take up a lot of space Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Despite the fact that it allows you to monitor the network, it does not provide a mechanism to alert the administrator in case of strange things happening in the network.

It only measures data in the network but does not manipulate the data

Wireshark requires a lot of memory for larger organization with much busy a network with higher bandwidth therefore, it might end up crushing if it runs out of memory

It allows capturing of data on networks that supports pcap as it uses pcap itself Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Wireshark is the best software for analyzing and monitoring data sent through a network. it allows monitoring abnormal behaviour in the data transfer process therefore provide information about the health of the network in an organization. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing and troubleshooting a network for busy organization can be sometimes hectic, wireshark provides the capability to check for strange happenings on the network, know how busy the network is and the, what kind of data is being transferred in the network and hence in case of a failure it would be easy to troubleshoot the network Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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VAPT Engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like this tool because of the functionality where we can do man in middle attack where we can analyse the packet over the network which we can know what type of information is going. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Till now I did not found any dislike but one thing is that it is very nice packet analyser. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I advise to use this tool because of its inbuilt features. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My all the problems are solved using this product which we can perform man in middle attack also we can check for clear text user name and password which is very useful for cyber security engineers . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Network Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Captures the packet which are lively in the network makes filtering easy. to analyse incoming and outgoing traffic. gives a more than 20 formats of capturing which makes easy to read the header format of packet. can analyse different sessions and protocols. easy to sort out on wire traffic. easy to install and not takes that much space. supports both unix and windows system Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

it doesn't provides alerting system to administrator in case a of unknown traffic in the network. and need to know the format of protocols before using it. data capturing is there but manipulation of it is not supportive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

capturing all the traffic which is internal or external. taking control over it and assigning policies accordingly. when strange things happen in network analysing the source of those traffic.Monitoring live sessions of TCP,UDP, HTTP protocols packets. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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network engineer(L10
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

checking of breakdown and traffic analysis of Packets is easy with Wireshark. good understanding of Transport layer protocols. monitoring live session between checkpoint A to B i.e on wire.Best thing is it helps to troubleshoot unknown entities.capturing of different protocols packet with just selecting right interface.Very powerful when analyzing wireless traffic. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

there is no much dislike in this software its well suited. but just as so many result while capturing packet difficult to understand unknown traffic. need to learn about all protocols header format to understand and analyse packets. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

for better troubleshooting of networks and analyzing of traffic specially for servers use Wireshark as its free. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

helps to identified inbound/ outbound traffic so we can troubleshoot it at make more reliable network. checking specific protocol session. ongoing traffic between two devices. Securing files and checking triple play services packets are well transmitted or not. taking packet information learning new protocols is easy through wireshark. basic understanding of protocols how they work is really helpful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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network engineer l1
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Considering Voice video data services. packets filtering and capturing is required to handle the traffic inside the network which is fulfill by using Wireshark. What packet is consist of, what type of data is whether is encapsulated or secured we can captured it very well. just need to select interface. On wire data is captured while using Wireshark. Helps to troubleshoot the internal/external traffic. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It takes time to get in used. Default configuration is difficult to understand and capturing gives a lots of information so filtering of which is valid traffic is quiet difficult for first time user. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Before using is make sure knows about protocol header format. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we are analyzing the traffic in our network so troubleshooting for unknown packets is helpful. monitoring of live session to understand the format of protocols. mostly we are checking TCP/UDP sessions. if unknown traffic is occurs so we are applying filtering rules for that. testing transmission reliability between to checkpoints. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Network Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

With use of Wireshark In large domain network we can analyse the violation/Saturation which floods the traffic over it. Helps to understand the Network Protocol structures with a single bit of information. Gives a graphical Views of packets which are capture.where we can monitor Live sessions of network protocols.even if encapsulated and encrypted packets are viewable transmitted over the wire.can analyse Circulated traffic in enterprise network.so we filter out with defining the rules. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

As we are selecting the interface to analyse which loads lots of information, For first time Little bit harder to analyse which traffic is useless and which is not.Needs to understands the concept of the protocol structures. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Most useful for the network administrators to avoids un-necessary Inbound/Outbound traffic, which increases overhead of network. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As providing the Internet through out the organisation to the client we use Wireshark as a packet capturing tool where we are monitoring the triple-play services. monitors the session of protocols like TCP/UDP. makes the decision according to result. maintains the traffic below the threshold point to avoid traffic flooding. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Network Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
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What do you like best?

As considering Security packet filtering and capturing helps us to analyse traffic in our computer network. this feature is enabled by Wireshark. GUI-Interface is really helpful for understanding packets. capture inbound/outbound traffic. IPV4/6 packets supportive can analyse single bit of information present in header format. interactively browse the data traffic on a computer network. Can analyse structure of every network protocol. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Analysing the right packet is somehow difficult as if search for a specific protocol on live session based. doesn't support alert management to administrator if there is abnormal behaviour in network. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Want to learn about different protocol structure header format and how packet is encapsulated Best tool easy to learn and it is open source tool go for it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Capturing Live network packets or analysing pre-captured packets. what kind of data is transfer from network. monitoring of live data, figuring out the abnormal things. So in the case of failure easy to troubleshoot Network. On the basis of packet capturing assigning rules of filtering in the network. defining access control list so network is reliable. avoiding security bridging checking of ports and protocols for controlling traffic flooding. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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