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10 Free Network Analysis Tools

Network management can be a tall task without the right statistics and data about traffic flows, device configurations and user activities. The following utilities offer visibility into various aspects of network activity without breaking the bank. Utilizing these free tools gives network managers a better foothold for improving performance, spotting potential problems and nipping security incidents in the bud.
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Capsa Free

A network analyzer designed for monitoring, troubleshooting and analysis, Capsa Free from Colasoft provides the capability to identify and monitor more than 300 different protocols. Users can record network profiles, create customizable reports and set customizable alarm trigger combinations. Additionally, Capsa offers MSN and Yahoo Messenger monitoring statistics, email monitoring and auto-saving of email content and an easy-to-use TCP timing sequence chart.

 

Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading.  View Full Bio

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PatrickH859
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11/19/2013 | 11:02:19 AM
re: 10 Free Network Analysis Tools
Thanks for the tools offered in the list. Have you ever come across the software caclled Anturis which is used right now to monitor the networks? What can you say about it?
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Tyson S,
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11/12/2013 | 4:48:02 PM
re: 10 Free Network Analysis Tools
www.networktimeout.com is a free online packet analysis service that uses the protocol parser included in ExtraHop's real-time product. This service analyzes packet dumps and teases out critical metrics for HTTP, CIFS, Citrix ICA, all major databases, TCP, and more. It's like having network engineers pouring over your packet dump with Wireshark for 10 hours ... but in a minute.
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11/11/2013 | 10:01:24 PM
re: 10 Free Network Analysis Tools
Do readers know of any free analyzers we missed in this slideshow? Which ones are your favorites?
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