Wireshark Primary Use Case

Erik Ruwalder
Network Engineer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Wireshark can be used to troubleshoot network issues, but also to baseline applications. When you know what an app does when there is no issue at hand, you will be better able to spot the problem when there is an issue. Everything that happens on the network can be analysed with Wireshark. However, the tool is as good as the person using it. You need TCP/IP knowledge to be able to use a tool like this. The more you know about packets on the wire, the better you can use this tool. View full review »
ArcSight Engineer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
It is utilized for forensic work, with full packet capture. View full review »
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