Wireshark is a network protocol analyzer that allows users to drill down deeply into network activity, across hundreds of protocols and many major platforms, including Windows, Linux, OS X, Solaris, FreeBSD and NetBSD. With read/write functionality into dozens of capture file formats and data browsing via a GUI or TTY-mode utility, it offers tons of flexibility on its own or tied into other security tools and distributions.
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