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Wireshark Valuable Features

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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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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TN
Network Specialist at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

Wireshark provides many different functions which are very useful for my job. There are a lot of features, and I still haven't used everything yet. It's easy to troubleshoot issues because there's a large online community.

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Network Troubleshooting
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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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Brad Wilson - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at QOS NETWORKING INC

For simple protocol and packet capture, it is very easy to use.

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, it looks for a label, and we put the label within.

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ASM Naushad Alam - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Manager at United Commercial Bank Limited

The most valuable feature is the traffic gate, which shows which IPs are getting more bandwidth or traffic.

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Buyer's Guide
Network Troubleshooting
June 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Wireshark, Colasoft, Viavi Solutions and others in Network Troubleshooting. Updated: June 2022.
610,045 professionals have used our research since 2012.