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A free and open-source protocol analyzer
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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.
Wireshark is a tool in the Network Monitoring category of a tech stack.
Wireshark is an open source tool with 3K GitHub stars and 1.1K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Wireshark's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Wireshark?

5 companies reportedly use Wireshark in their tech stacks, including all, Securly, and immmr.

24 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Wireshark.

Wireshark Integrations

Linux, Windows, macOS, FreeBSD, and Oracle Solaris are some of the popular tools that integrate with Wireshark. Here's a list of all 5 tools that integrate with Wireshark.

Wireshark's Features

  • Deep inspection of hundreds of protocols, with more being added all the time
  • Live capture and offline analysis
  • Standard three-pane packet browser
  • Multi-platform: Runs on Windows, Linux, macOS, Solaris, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and many others
  • Captured network data can be browsed via a GUI, or via the TTY-mode TShark utility

Wireshark Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Wireshark?
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It can monitor and classify system conditions like bandwidth usage or uptime and collect statistics from miscellaneous hosts as switches, routers, servers and other devices and applications.
It is an auto-discovering PHP/MySQL/SNMP based network monitoring which includes support for a wide range of network hardware and operating systems including Cisco, Linux, FreeBSD, Juniper, Brocade, Foundry, HP and many more.
Nagios XI
It is the most powerful and trusted network monitoring software on the market. It extends on proven, enterprise-class Open Source components to deliver the best network, server and application monitoring solution for today's demanding organizational requirements.
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Wireshark's Followers
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