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 6K GitHub stars and 1.7K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Wireshark's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Wireshark?
8 companies reportedly use Wireshark in their tech stacks, including Labs, Securly, and immmr.
74 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Wireshark.
Linux, Windows, macOS, FreeBSD, and ScyllaDB are some of the popular tools that integrate with Wireshark. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with Wireshark.
- 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
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