About Wireshark

Wireshark is an open-source network protocol analyzer that lets organizations capture and analyze signals and data traffic across communication networks. It enables IT professionals to detect network issues, analyze and resolve errors and define software and communications protocols. Using the terminal-based system, TShark, users can analyze network packets from existing files, collect packet data from a live network and store them in a centralized repository. Features of Wireshark include data filtering, analytics, data visualization, SSL security, network monitoring, automated notifications and more. Additionally, employees can use the application to read live data from various network types, including ethernet, USBs, token ring and more. Wireshark comes wit...

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Wireshark User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

3.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4

Functionality

4.5

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Navneet Singh

Verified reviewer

Company size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
3

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
3

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

December 2021

The Wireshark Review

My overall experience with Wireshark is awesome. It helped me get interested in cyber security and how packets transfer and how we can analyze them. If someone is using an HTTP site on your network you can easily decrypt their form data with the help of Wireshark into plane text.

Pros

Firstly it is a free-to-use software and can be installed in almost all the operating systems but mostly it is found in versions of Linux as it is a network scanning tool. It can be used to test our web app or software by capturing the packets they transfer and then analyzing them and checking if there are any security issues or not. I have been using this since I was in my school. It is very much easy to use if you have the proper documentation.

Cons

There are no cons to using the software. Most individuals use this when they start with cyber security as it is a pretty common tool.

Mirza

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Construction

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
3

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
3

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

April 2021

Analyze and trace your network with this package tracer tool!

I manly use it to debug my network system on first two layers, which is really easy to do so with Wireshark. I have been using it for about 2 years now and it was very helpful in lot of situations. The second thing that I use it for is tracing some of my data especially if I am interested in packages that are going trough my network or if I am interested in a way they are going. I sometimes use it for monitoring all devices around the house and watching them communicate from time to time, it is really fun sometimes to see all those patterns that make devices run properly.

Pros

Free open source product for tracing all activity on your network. Great tool for troubleshooting all kinds of problems and bugs. It works perfectly with any kind of OS and helps to capture all the traffic going trough your network. You don't need any programming languages to do this, only thing that you need is to learn how to use this software, which can be done in a short period of time if you practice your skills with it. Wireshark software really provides detailed view on network packages which can be put in a different colors for a better perspective of things. Trough all that, it also gives you an opportunity to troubleshoot yourself out of some unwanted situations and follow where does your internet data go.

Cons

Wireshark maybe, could be a little bit difficult to use to some novice users, until they take some time to fully understand the way the software, but I think that most folks out there should be just fine with a way the software works. There is not much to dislike, the software works fine and does what it was made to do. That is to read the packages, follow them and trace all the data which goes trough the network.

Mohamed

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
1

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

July 2022

Best Network Analyzer

Good experience, I used it for many things like Troubleshooting and Frames analysis to explore more about networks In addition to using it to create CTFs for players and also analyze Malwares in networks.

Pros

The best thing about Wireshark is that it has a GUI that makes it easier to understand and handle packets, unlike other tools like TCP Dump. And its ability to read all network cards and its search power and filter frames and other data In addition, it is a powerful tool in troubleshooting and analyzing errors within the network.

Cons

Since there is no free competitor with the same quality, I can not identify defects with it until there is a strong competitor to Wireshark.

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Rabinson

Verified reviewer

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
2

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

February 2021

Great tool for

Pros

I save a lot of time when I was debugging a request. I could easily see the payload between.

Cons

The UI is somewhat old fashioned I can be better than that.

Hicham

Company size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Telecommunications

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

July 2022

Essential tool used on my daily support job

I have been using Wireshark for more than 15 years and i can't imagine my support and troubleshooting job without it. It simply allows you to monitor and analyse any type of IP packets and protocols.

Pros

Very intuitive UI, advanced network and telephony monitoring and analysis capabilities and great filtering tool...All makes a network engineer job a lot easier to deal with support tasks on daily basis.

Cons

It can slow down the computer performance when you have to deal with heavy traffic and long monitoring period.