Packet Analyzer Tools
Best Packet Analyzer Tools include:
What are Packet Analyzers?
Packet analyzers, sometimes called packet sniffers, are software or hardware that captures traffic data on part of a network, and logs it for analysis. Each packet of data collected can then be decoded to reveal more information about the where traffic is coming from and what kind of traffic one has.
Businesses use packet analyzers to detect network issues, and monitor existing traffic. Some packet analyzers can generate traffic on their own, so businesses can use them to test networks under different traffic parameters.
Features & Capabilities
Below are some of the most common features offered by packet analyzers:
Traffic Data Collection
Pricing for packet analyzers depends on the features offered by the tool, and whether the tool is hardware or software based. Software based options that only collect packet headers tend to be the cheapest, while tools offering deeper analysis are more expensive. Hardware packet analyzers are typically often packaged with a disk array, so pricing can depend on many factors. Many packet analysis tools are available for free, and most proprietary options include a trial one can use before making a purchasing decision.
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