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ProfiShark 10G

In-Depth Network Troubleshooting on 1G/10G Copper and Fiber

ProfiShark 10G

ProfiShark 10G

In-Depth Network Troubleshooting on 1G/10G Copper and Fiber

ProfiShark 10G

Full Visibility into 1G/10G Copper and Fiber Networks


ProfiShark 10G is a powerful, versatile portable network TAP. It is designed to enable field engineers to quickly get in the path of network packets and capture high fidelity traffic data for monitoring purposes, as well as long-term traffic collection.

ProfiShark 10G accepts 1G fiber, 10G fiber, 1G copper, and 10G copper SFPs, bringing the ease of use and performance of the ProfiShark design to new heights. Powered by USB 3.0, the ProfiShark 10G captures network traffic — packets of all sizes and types — with high accuracy hardware timestamping. The packets can in turn be analyzed with Wireshark or any network analyzer. To streamline the analysis process and save storage space, hardware filters help you capture only the data you need.

The ProfiShark series includes other essential features, such as packet slicing, statistics, configuration options, and high-performance capture to disk, through our own ProfiShark Manager application.

Technical Specifications

PROFISHARK 10G HELPS YOU:

 

QUICKLY GET PACKET-LEVEL INSIGHT

ProfiShark enables complete data capture in a portable form factor. This means you can deploy rapidly anywhere, and capture the traffic data you need, with no performance impact on your production network.

GET TRACE FILES YOU CAN RELY ON

To help optimize your analysis workflow and consume less disk storage, ProfiShark offers packet slicing capabilities, making sure you only get actionable data.

CONFIGURABLE HARDWARE FEATURES

Slicing and filters (packet type, MAC, IP, protocol, ports, and string matching) are hardware features, operating at wire speed (20 Gbps) regardless of packet rate.

GET THE TIMESTAMP ACCURACY YOU NEED

Accurate timestamping is essential for the analysis of performance metrics like TCP flow throughput, delay, and jitter. ProfiShark offers models with down to 5 ns hardware timestamping, and advanced GPS/PPS timestamping features on the + models.

HOW IT WORKS:

 

STRAIGHTFORWARD SETUP AND MANAGEMENT

Place ProfiShark in the line of the packets you want to analyze and use the ProfiShark Manager GUI to control hardware and packet capture settings.

CAPTURE HIGH FIDELITY NETWORK TRAFFIC

Capture traffic data with high quality timestamping, regardless of packet load. This data is captured with no effect on traffic stack. Monitoring can be done on copper or fiber networks.

MULTIPLE TRAFFIC CAPTURE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Direct capture to disk without the need for external software, live capture with Wireshark or other packet analyzer, or long-term traffic capture on a NAS.

WIDE OS SUPPORT

ProfiShark is supported on the main OS choices on the market today: Linux, Windows, and macOS.

TECHNICAL DETAILS:

 

DEPLOY IN-LINE OR OUT-OF-BAND

ProfiShark 10G can be configured in either in-line mode, or out-of-band, monitoring traffic from SPAN/mirror ports or external TAPs.

COMPATIBLE WITH MANY PROTOCOL ANALYZERS

ProfiShark is often used in combination with Wireshark for protocol analysis, and can also be combined with any other traffic analyzer.

PHYSICAL ISOLATION

The monitored network is physically isolated from the management interface, to avoid any risk of injection or MITM attack through the device.

FLEXIBLE POWERING OPTIONS

ProfiShark can be powered from a USB 3.0 port, or a 5 VDC input.

Long-Term Traffic Capture

ProfiShark long-term capture solution is designed with flexibility in mind. Combined with a NAS for storage tailored to your specific needs, the long-term capture feature makes it easy to catch intermittent problems in the act.

Benefits:

  • Ringbuffer or normal capture mode
  • Split capture to different files, based on time or size
  • Compatible with all Intel based Synology NAS systems

Download and install the latest drivers from the resource center.

Long Term Traffic ProfiShark VideoWatch the Long-term
Capture in action

ProfiShark 10G with NAS
ProfiShark 10G with NAS

Long-Term Traffic Capture

ProfiShark long-term capture solution is designed with flexibility in mind. Combined with a NAS for storage tailored to your specific needs, the long-term capture feature makes it easy to catch intermittent problems in the act.

Benefits:

  • Ringbuffer or normal capture mode
  • Split capture to different files, based on time or size
  • Compatible with all Intel based Synology NAS systems

Download and install the latest drivers from the resource center.

Long Term Traffic ProfiShark VideoWatch the Long-term
Capture in action

ProfiShark 10G Solution Illustration
Connectors
2 x SFP/SFP+
1 x USB 3.0
1 x 5 VDC optional input
Accessories
1.8 m USB 3.0 cable
1.5 m USB A male to DC 5V adapter
USB key
Dimensions (WxDxH)
105 x 124 x 26 mm
4.13 x 4.88 x 1.02 in
System Requirements
Dual Core Processor
4 GB memory
USB 3.0 port
Supported OS
Windows 7/8/10
(32-bit & 64-bit)
Linux
macOS
  • 1G/10G monitoring on USB 3.0
  • 1G, 10G, copper and fiber SFPs compatible
  • USB 3.0 powered
  • Hardware aggregation
  • SPAN and In-Line modes
  • Hardware filtering, deep packet inspection
  • Packet slicing
  • 5 ns hardware timestamp at ingress
  • Customizable real-time statistics
  • In-depth network port diagnostics
  • Low level error and bandwidth monitoring
  • Direct capture to disk
  • Invisible to the network
  • Wireshark
  • CloudShark
  • ClearSight
  • OmniPeek
  • Packetyzer
  • OptiView
  • NetSpector
  • NetDecoder
  • Ethertest

And many more.

PT-1G-BT-45 PT-1G-SX-85 PT-1G-LX-31 PT-10G-SR-85 PT-10G-LR-31 PT-10G-BT-45
SFP Module SFP Module SFP Module SFP Module SFP Module SFP Module
1000BASE-T
SFP 100M (RJ45)
1000BASE-SX
SFP 850NM 550M (LC)
1000BASE-LX/LH
SFP 1310NM 20KM (LC)
10GBASE-SR
SFP+ 850NM 300M (LC)
10GBASE-LR
SFP+ 1310NM 10KM (LC)
10GBASE-T
SFP+ 30M (RJ45)

Learn how to use ProfiShark on Profitap Academy

ProfiShark long-term traffic capture

Find out how ProfiShark Long-Term Capture allows you to catch intermittent problems in the act and access captured files remotely.

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How ProfiShark helped Moser-Baer improve their new products

An in-depth network analysis with ProfiShark that helped Moser Baer R&D department to improve their new products. ProfiShark helped Moser Baer debug and validate their outputs and verify sent/receive network traffic.

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Testimonial

I find that a portable in-line TAP like the ProfiShark series can be a useful troubleshooting tool generally – easy to insert in between a desktop station and its network jack, grab a pcap, and see what it is happening!

Stuart Kendrick

System Engineer, International Research Center

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