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Wireshark Pros

Rajendra Thakur - PeerSpot reviewer
Incident manager at Cisco
The options that are required to get the details for the packet drops are good.
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DeepakKumar - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Lead Engineer at a wireless company with 10,001+ employees
The product is simple to implement.
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AC
Founder and CEO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Being able to dissect email data and figure out what is inside email messages was the most valuable feature. Such a feature is pretty helpful for an ongoing forensic investigation or when there is a potential insider threat that you are trying to investigate. It allows you to see the network activity of the users you are investigating. It also gives you more visibility into your network. It was very easy to set up. There is a lot of information out there on Google and YouTube about how to use it. There is also community support. If you have any trouble, it is pretty easy to find an answer online. You will have to do some digging only if you have a very specific use case.
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Wireshark
September 2022
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Harish 12 - PeerSpot reviewer
Cyber Security and Information Governance Head at Aeren
I like the filtering feature as we can filter data easily. This feature is also available in tcpdump, but it's a simple piece of software. Wireshark is more advanced and has many features. It allows you to filter a lot of things. The output can be filtered easily. The most important feature is colorization. If I say, "Okay, this particular SMB protocol in red, it will show me red." It's easy to identify that protocol or capture data.
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MohamedEladawy - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Security Lead at Salam Technology
I find Wireshark a very useful tool. Its best feature is that it allows me to deeply understand what's going on at the packet level, as well as any adverse signatures that I can analyze. When I need to create an IPS rule, I need to check the traffic deeply to get more insights about the actual traffic, what's the name of certain flags, etc., and I'm able to do all that through Wireshark. The tool is also user-friendly.
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TN
Network Specialist at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
It's easy to troubleshoot issues because there's a large online community.
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Sagar More - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Security Engineer at Ares Management Corporation
The ability to decrypt traffic and the abundance of filters available are both valuable features.
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Siwon Kang - PeerSpot reviewer
Software Engeener at Mbition
Wireshark's best feature is that it's adaptive, which means it's the go-to tool for network-related developers.
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Brad Wilson - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at QOS NETWORKING INC
It has a good syntax to put the commands in and get information out of.
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DI
Network Security Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The most valuable feature of Wireshark is the ability to choose a destination of flow that has not been working as expected.
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Wireshark Cons

Rajendra Thakur - PeerSpot reviewer
Incident manager at Cisco
You need good network connectivity to download during the setup, otherwise, it might take a while.
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DeepakKumar - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Lead Engineer at a wireless company with 10,001+ employees
This product needs to improve the UI.
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AC
Founder and CEO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Its user interface was a little less friendly. They can make its user interface a little bit more friendly. It is for technical people, and most of the technical people would be able to figure it out, but it would be good to improve its user interface. They can maybe build artificial intelligence into it. Currently, it takes a lot of manpower to analyze and dissect all the data.
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Buyer's Guide
Wireshark
September 2022
Learn what your peers think about Wireshark. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: September 2022.
635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Harish 12 - PeerSpot reviewer
Cyber Security and Information Governance Head at Aeren
It would be better if they offered a hybrid version like My Cloud Control.
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MohamedEladawy - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Security Lead at Salam Technology
A room for improvement in Wireshark is its ease of use for beginners. It could be better. Another room for improvement in the tool is for it to provide more details about the traffic load. At the moment, Wireshark is adequate for me, so there isn't anything I'd like added to it in its next version.
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TN
Network Specialist at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
DNS could be improved.
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Sagar More - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Security Engineer at Ares Management Corporation
The solution has a steep learning curve. There are so many filters and features that are frequently being updated, it takes research, experience and familiarity to be able to use them. It could be a lot more user-friendly.
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Siwon Kang - PeerSpot reviewer
Software Engeener at Mbition
Wireshark's UI isn't easy to handle and doesn't have as nice a view as Omnipeek.
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Brad Wilson - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at QOS NETWORKING INC
The only thing that I don't like is sometimes there is an update, and something that I was using is either no longer there or it has changed.
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DI
Network Security Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
I would like to see Wireshark improve the ease of application of the command. The command is very powerful, but not easy to apply.
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Buyer's Guide
Wireshark
September 2022
Learn what your peers think about Wireshark. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: September 2022.
635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.