Microsoft Network Monitor vs Wireshark comparison

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  • "Wireshark is free software, so you don't have to pay any licensing fee. Individual people can use it and then donate to Wireshark."
  • "Wireshark is free software, so you can download it and use it for free with no licensing fees."
  • "I am using the free version of this solution."
  • "Wireshark is open-source and free of charge."
  • "We're using the free version of Wireshark."
  • "The solution is open source so is free."
  • "We are using a freeware version of this solution, so there are no licence costs involved."
  • "Wireshark is an open-source product, so it's free to use."
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    Top Answer:The session-level filtering features are valuable.
    Top Answer:The decryption of encrypted packets could be better.
    Also Known As
    Network Monitor, Message Analyzer, MS Network Monitor
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    Sample Customers
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    Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, John Keells Holdings, 343 Industries, Intelbras S.A., Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Ltd., FHI 360, ABB, City of Barcelona, Aruba Networks
    Comversion, ADP, Talbots
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Educational Organization9%
    Insurance Company9%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Financial Services Firm25%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Educational Organization12%
    Company Size
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise58%
    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise41%
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise61%
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    Microsoft Network Monitor is ranked 78th in Network Monitoring Software while Wireshark is ranked 3rd in Network Troubleshooting with 28 reviews. Microsoft Network Monitor is rated 0.0, while Wireshark is rated 8.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Wireshark writes "Offers both GUI and command-line interfaces, and good for troubleshooting network issues". Microsoft Network Monitor is most compared with Azure Network Watcher and Zabbix, whereas Wireshark is most compared with Nagios XI, Zabbix, SolarWinds NPM, PRTG Network Monitor and Colasoft Capsa.

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