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.

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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, HP-UX, AIX, Unix, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

9 Reviews of Wireshark

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Overall

4.33 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

3.5

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.5

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April 2021

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Mohamed from MedStreaming

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Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2021

WireSHark Review

amazing application and very recommended

Pros

it is an amazing application i have been using it for more than 2 years and i have started using it in my graduation project connecting and stability of it is amazing

Cons

Connection time and setup need some one that has been dealing with it before and has training in it

April 2021

Mirza from Staklo-Med

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

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.

February 2021

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Rabinson from Diagonal Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

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Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Functionality

5.0

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.

April 2021

Tomasz from NTT DATA Business Solutions

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Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2021

Essential tool for Network Engineers

Wireshark extract all the information that you could think off out of .pcap files.

Pros

Great GUI, great filtering and great form of displaying packet captures. It is the best software to analyze traffic with.

Cons

Only con I can think of is that it requires administrator priviledges on Windows to capture packets on interfaces but it is more of a system thing than software fault

February 2021

Pawan from Computer Software

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

February 2021

Best packet analyzer tool

Overall I love using this tool for network sniffing different types of packets and playing around with it.

Pros

Wireshark was easy to use as a packet inspection tool. I like the feature of colorizing the packets so its gets highlighted and easy for inspection of different types of traffic. Also, I use both the Linux and Windows operating system and Wireshark is available for both the system and that's a good aspect of Wireshark. It allows capturing and inspecting the packets from all the available network adapters. I also love the packet filtering feature so that I can filter and see the desired types of packets. Overall it's a great packet inspection tool.

Cons

One feature I don't like about Wireshark is that I am unable to change the payload as it only captures but does not allow to manipulation of data.

May 2021

Ricardo from Impermexa

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Consumer Goods

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2021

Useful but complicated

Pros

It helped me out trough some trouble shooting, for laboratory trials during some university classes, and overol it's a great learning tool for info-sec, hacking, and other cibersecurity related topics.

Cons

It's interface is not very pretty, simple, nor functional. Especially the way you have to learn to code the way Wireshark specifically needs to in order to filter the kind of content you want to see in a packet. It's a bit too complicated rather than having more visual aids

January 2021

Ibrahim from MS Pharma

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Pharmaceuticals

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2021

Wireshark is all you are going to need

overall, this is very powerful software, very handy and professional. It came a long way since the previous versions yet it is not easy to use out of the box and needs time to get used to it, also reading online resources to get the full potential out of it.

Pros

well built software Saturated with functionalities Does not exert a big impact on the system resources

Cons

Still, the User Interface is not as easy to use The functions can be organized in a better way

March 2021

Balanagameena from EPITA

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2021

Wireshark the network packet analyzer

I am a happy user of Wireshark. I would use it frequently and recommend the same for the people who are stepping forward to learn about networks.

Pros

It is free and open source. It captures all kinds of network packets and it is easy for analysis. We can easily filter the packets as per our requirement. It doesn't occupy much space in your sysṭems.

Cons

Graphical User Interface could be done even better. Filter query could be improved since it seems to be more advanced.

May 2021

venthakrishnan from Thermo Fisher Scientific

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2021

Easy UI & ton of features

Pros

I love the privacy part of it, and also it's solid for our daily use.

Cons

Sometimes it's buggy which is not terrible, but it would be good if it's smooth.