Wireshark Is A Must Have for Network Admins
July 27, 2021

Wireshark Is A Must Have for Network Admins

Mauro Biefeni | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Wireshark

Wireshark allows us to capture traffic on our network and see if there is any unusual activity that we need to worry about. It also allows us to track specific users' data to find if there are issues relating to client/server connectivity.
  • Capture Network Traffic - This really is the essential functionality of Wireshark as without consistent data capture there is nothing to analyze
  • Filtering - We need to often filter for specific data that we are looking for.
  • Live Capture as well as offline analysis - This gives us the flexibility to do what we need to do when we need to do it.
  • A more user-friendly interface would be nice, but then again it is not really designed for those who are not quite comfortable with this type of software.
  • Changes to functionality on updates - this can sometimes happen unexpectedly and can be an annoyance.
  • More powerful data processing would be welcomed
  • Traffic Capture
  • Traffic Analysis
  • Filtering
  • Wireshark has allowed us to find the source of unusual/unexpected communications
  • Wireshark has helped us find causes of poor performance
  • Wireshark can tell us if there is potential malware trying to communicate to the outside world.
Wireshark overall is just better put together and seems to operate better. Maybe it has jus been more mainstream for a longer period of time, but we like and trust it better than other alternatives at this time.

Do you think Wireshark delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Wireshark's feature set?

Yes

Did Wireshark live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Wireshark go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Wireshark again?

Yes

Wireshark is great for forensic analysis of network traffic. If users are having issues, or if we are seeing connectivity issues for VPN users, or if there is suspicion of unexpected or unwanted traffic on the network, Wireshark can help to find the source of any/all of these. With filtering by key values, protocols, or IPs, this can be a very powerful tool.