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Top Answer:The most valuable feature of OmniPeek was the ability it gave us to see the connection procedure.
Top Answer:OmniPeek needs to improve its performance level. I would like to see the tool work in an open environment the same as how it does in a closed environment.
Top Answer:I used OmniPeek for an automation project that I was working on. The solution was used to capture wireless packets. OmniPeek was used for sniffing.
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Capsa, Colasoft Capsa Enterprise, Capsa Enterprise
Savvius OmniPeek
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Capsa is a portable network analyzer application for both LANs and WLANs which performs real-time packet capturing capability, 24x7 network monitoring, advanced protocol analysis, in-depth packet decoding, and automatic expert diagnosis. Capsa's comprehensive high-level window view of entire network, gives quick insight to network administrators or network engineers allowing them to rapidly pinpoint and resolve application problems. With the most user-friendly interface and the most powerful data packet capture and analysis engine in the industry, Capsa is a necessary tool for network monitoring.

Omnipeek is a top-rated suite of network analytics software that offers full transparency and trusted forensics for immediate resolution of application and network performance anomalies and security issues. Omnipeek is part of the LiveAction family of quality trusted products. They specialize in packet intelligence with adaptable workflows and complete visibility throughout numerous network segments to facilitate a better understanding of network performance and dependability concerns in real time.

Omnipeek combines intuitive geolocation, usability, security, and performance to deliver a robust user experience that facilitates immediate discovery and problem-solving of wireless and wired networks.

Omnipeek is user friendly and offers many different intuitive dashboards, display options, graphs, peer maps, and packets. There are several different capture options, such as TCP dump, multiple adapters, local captures, and Capture Assistant. Omnipeek integrates well with Snort and Suricata intrusion and detection prevention solutions, allowing users to import events easily. The comprehensive analysis tools, such as Expert Flow Analysis, Web Traffic Analysis, Multi-Segment Analysis, and Local File Analysis combine to make Omnipeek a solid, complete solution.

Omnipeek is effective for small offices to large enterprise data centers.

Omnipeek Benefits

  • Omnipeek delivers unmatched transparency into applications, networks, and classification of layer 7 workflows.

  • Intuitive GUI presents a clear, intuitive view of packet-based analytics by conversation pairs.

  • Ability to capture and dissect 802.11n and 802.11ac wireless traffic from currently deployed points from third-party vendors such as Aruba, Cisco, and others.

  • Investigate traffic from all remote network segments, such as voice and video over IP, 802.11,1/10/40/100 Gigabit, Ethernet using the LiveCapture features and appliances.

  • Audit voice and video over IP traffic in real time using call back play, thorough signaling and media analyses, and high-level multi-media summary statistics.

  • Improve the average time to resolve failure with super fast intuition and interconnection with packet data, metadata, flows, and files.

Omnipeek Features

  • WiFi monitoring: Using Omnipeek LiveCapture 1100, users are able to thoroughly monitor wired packet traffic and gather wireless traffic from WLAN controllers. Users can easily monitor, dissect, log, and diagnose multi-Gigabit speed 802.11ac traffic.

  • Improved LiveAction appliance support: LiveAction update appliances and software uses the innovative Del architectures and Intel capabilities to improve network packet capture-to-disk to 20Gbps in a 2RU system, with up to 128 TB of storage.

  • Improved VOIP processes: Now offering updates to performance and in synthesizing DTMF audio tones, Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP), and Asserted Identity (caller ID), makes Omnipeek a very robust, complete solution.

  • Improved financial transaction support: The solution provides updated support for ISO8583 protocol necessary for financial and banking organizations. Users have the ability to dissect critical data more thoroughly than with previous iterations.

  • Expert improvements: Users have access to several more Expert events, enhanced latency calculations, and many other improvements to the Expert views in Omnipeek.

  • 3rd party authentication improvements: Efficient workflow for 3rd party authentication results in enhanced performance for Access Control Lists (ACL).

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Sample Customers
Universal Lighting Technologies Inc., Cudenver(Credit Union of Denver), TripleTech IT Solutions, Technovation Design, EDS (Electronic Data Systems), Coverdell, InfoSight Inc., Australian Jockey Club
Apcon, Aruba Networks, Avaya Inc., Cisco Systems, Ekahau, Gigamon Systems, HP, IBM, IXIA, Meru Networks, Napatech, NextComputing, Procera Networks, Qualcomm Atheros, Ralink Technology Corporation, Telchemy
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider20%
Computer Software Company15%
Educational Organization8%
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider15%
Healthcare Company6%
Company Size
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise51%
Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise66%
Buyer's Guide
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Colasoft Capsa is ranked 73rd in Network Monitoring Software while OmniPeek is ranked 48th in Network Monitoring Software with 1 review. Colasoft Capsa is rated 0.0, while OmniPeek is rated 7.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of OmniPeek writes "Easy to use solution but needs to improve its level of performance". Colasoft Capsa is most compared with Wireshark and NETSCOUT vSTREAM, whereas OmniPeek is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, Nmap, TruView, LiveAction LiveNX and DX Unified Infrastructure Management.

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