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  • Wireshark icon

    Wireshark

    Wireshark is the world's foremost network protocol analyzer. It lets you capture and interactively browse the traffic running on a computer network. It is the de facto (and often de jure) standard across many industries and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Sysdig

    Sysdig is open source, system-level exploration: capture system state and activity from a running Linux instance, then save, filter and analyze. Think of it as strace + tcpdump + lsof + awesome sauce. With a little Lua cherry on top.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • NetworkMiner icon

    NetworkMiner

    NetworkMiner is a Network Forensic Analysis Tool (NFAT) for Windows. NetworkMiner can be used as a passive network sniffer/packet capturing tool in order to detect operating systems, sessions, hostnames, open ports etc. without...

    Freemium Windows

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    SmartSniff

    SmartSniff is a packet sniffer that capture TCP/IP packets and display them as sequence of conversations between clients and servers. You can view the TCP/IP conversations in Ascii mode (for text-based protocols, like HTTP, SMTP, POP3...

    Free Windows

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    Ethereal

    Ethereal® is used by network professionals around the world for troubleshooting, analysis, software and protocol development, and education. It has all of the standard features you would expect in a protocol analyzer, and several...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued
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    PacketSled

    PacketSled is next generation network forensics and breach detection. Continuously monitor for advanced threats and policy violations missed by other defenses, then analyze and remediate in record time. PacketSled provides...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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  • apptalk.ninja icon

    apptalk.ninja

    App and device communication diagnostics tool for better bug tracking & QA. An easy-to-use tool that monitors http, BLE and iBeacon communication over-the-air helping app developers with bug tracking and building more reliable...

    Freemium iPhone iPad

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  • LANGuardian icon

    LANGuardian

    LANGuardian is the first and only deep packet inspection (DPI) software to provide SMB network managers with root cause information about network and user activity. LANGuardian gives a deeper level of detail than standard flow tools...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • RawCap icon

    RawCap

    RawCap is a free command line sniffer for network activity on Windows. Properties of RawCap: Can sniff any interface that has got an IP address, including 127.0.0.1 (localhost/loopback) RawCap.exe is just 23 kB No external...

    Free Windows

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  • tcpflow

    tcpflow, a TCP Flow Recorder, is a program that captures data transmitted as part of TCP connections (flows), and stores the data in a way that is convenient for protocol analysis or debugging. A program like 'tcpdump' shows a...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Colasoft Capsa icon

    Colasoft Capsa

    Capsa performs real-time packet capturing, 24/7 network monitoring, protocol analysis, in-depth packet decoding, and automatic expert diagnosis.

    Commercial Windows

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    Pirni Pro

    Pirni Pro is a network security tool designed for iOS, and specifically for iPhone and iPod Touch devices. It is capable of intercepting traffic on a wireless network segment, capturing passwords, and regular expressions entered by...

    Commercial iPhone

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  • Cocoa Packet Analyzer icon

    Cocoa Packet Analyzer

    Native Cocoa app for capturing and analyzing packets. Similar to Wireshark, but with a native interface (and less features). If you don't like the X11 GTK Wireshark, this is your app.

    Free Mac

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  • WebSiteSniffer icon

    WebSiteSniffer

    WebSiteSniffer is a packet sniffer tool that captures all Web site files downloaded by your Web browser while browsing the Internet, and stores them on your hard drive under the folder that you choose.

    Free Windows

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  • httpry

    httpry is a tool designed for displaying and logging HTTP traffic. It is not intended to perform analysis itself, but instead to capture, parse and/or log the traffic for later analysis. It can be run in real-time displaying the live...

    Open Source Linux

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  • Justniffer icon

    Justniffer

    justniffer is a TCP sniffer. It reassembles and reorders packets and displays the tcp flow in a customizable way. It can log network traffic in web server log format. It can also log network services performances and extract http...

    Open Source Linux

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  • AirSnare icon

    AirSnare

    AirSnare is another tool to add to your Wireless Intrusion Detection Toolbox. AirSnare will alert you to unfriendly MAC addresses on your network and will also alert you to DHCP requests taking place.

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.5, released in May 2006, can be still downloaded from Download.com
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