Wireshark Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
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Real User
Network Engineer at a tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Feb 28 2018

What is most valuable?

Making different profiles to tune the tool for the problems at hand, the graphing options, to customize the screen layout, etc. Also, shines for wireless troubleshooting, but most hardware does not give full insight in WiFi communication... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It gives us the ability to pinpoint problems and to communicate network problems with software and hardware vendors. The packets never lie!

What needs improvement?

Big trace files (more than 1,000,000 packets) can be slow, but then you can use "TraceWrangler" (also free) to help with slicing and dicing the data. This is no complaint, but is not an easy program. You will need to study to use it to its... more»
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Real User
Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 05 2018

What is most valuable?

The drill-down available for packet analysis is great. It gives a network security engineer insight into what is going on at the packet level and enables better troubleshooting.

How has it helped my organization?

The people to whom I have introduced this product have found it a great tool to analyze packets. Instead of troubleshooting by trial and error, they have a way to investigate, verify, and then apply a solution. Of course, to derive value from... more»

What needs improvement?

The Wireshark search function shows green for a correct search and red for an incorrect search. If there were a way to provide a description about what a search - and the similar ones which are available - can do, while a person is typing it,... more»
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Penetration Tester at Turkcell
Mar 05 2018

What do you think of Wireshark?

Improvements to My Organization It has help me to  solve network and transaction issues understand protocols and application communication check quality solve security issues.  • Valuable Features I can save the traffic and analysis when I want to. Also, it's especially helpful to follow the stream (TCP, UDP, etc.). • Room for Improvement It needs the ability to follow multiple interfaces for specific traffic from different network zones/virtual networks. It would help to understand how any packet is going through the network. • Use of Solution More than five years. • Stability Issues Sometimes, in the previous version, it lost the scroll when I needed to scroll back and forth. • Scalability Issues No issues with scalability. • Previous Solutions ...
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ArcSight Engineer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Feb 05 2018

What do you think of Wireshark?

Primary Use Case It is utilized for forensic work, with full packet capture. • Valuable Features Packet analysis and filtering. Packet-capture files can be hard to use due to their size. Wireshark has a tool called tshark that can parse the files without opening them so that you can take large captures, say 2-10GB, and return only relevant information. • Room for Improvement The UI redesign threw me for a loop but I have learned to overcome it. The product is great but I wish there were more of an emphasis on the command line tools. • Use of Solution Three to five years. • Stability Issues No stability issues. • Scalability Issues No scalability issues. • Initial Setup Just install the software and the WinPcap software. • Pricing, Setup Cost and...

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