SolarWinds NPM vs Wireshark

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SolarWinds NPM vs Wireshark: What are the differences?

SolarWinds NPM: Multi-vendor network monitoring that scales and expands with the needs of your network. It is an advanced network monitoring software that scales and expands with the needs of your network; Wireshark: A free and open-source protocol analyzer. It is the world’s foremost and widely-used network protocol analyzer. It lets you see what’s happening on your network at a microscopic level and is the de facto standard across many commercial and non-profit enterprises, government agencies, and educational institutions.

SolarWinds NPM and Wireshark belong to "Network Monitoring" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by SolarWinds NPM are:

  • Multi-vendor network monitoring
  • Network Insights for deeper visibility
  • Intelligent maps

On the other hand, Wireshark provides the following key features:

  • Deep inspection of hundreds of protocols, with more being added all the time
  • Live capture and offline analysis
  • Standard three-pane packet browser

Wireshark is an open source tool with 2.91K GitHub stars and 1.08K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Wireshark's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is SolarWinds NPM?

It is an advanced network monitoring software that scales and expands with the needs of your network.

What is Wireshark?

It is the world’s foremost and widely-used network protocol analyzer. It lets you see what’s happening on your network at a microscopic level and is the de facto standard across many commercial and non-profit enterprises, government agencies, and educational institutions.

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