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ProfiShark 1G

Portable Traffic Capture and Troubleshooting Tool

ProfiShark 1G

ProfiShark 1G

Portable Traffic Capture and Troubleshooting Tool

ProfiShark 1G

Portable Traffic Capture and Troubleshooting Tool


ProfiShark 1G is designed to enable field engineers to quickly get in the path of network packets. It is a portable network TAP that provides fail-safe access to networks for monitoring purposes, as well as long-term traffic collection.

ProfiShark 1G is non-intrusive, undetectable by the network, and leaves the original traffic unaltered. This helps you capture network data without impacting the security or performance of the network. Powered by USB 3.0, ProfiShark 1G captures high fidelity network traffic, with high accuracy hardware timestamping, and packets of all sizes and types. The packets can in turn be analyzed with Wireshark or any network analyzer, where ProfiShark’s hardware filtering capabilities save you time and disk space.

The ProfiShark series also 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 1G Front

PROFISHARK 1G 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.

GET TRANSPARENT AND NON-INTRUSIVE ACCESS

Capture network data without impacting security or performance. The ProfiShark and host PC will not show up as a node on the network. Network connection is maintained, even when power to the ProfiShark is disconnected. ProfiShark is set up to passthrough PoE.

GET THE TIMESTAMP ACCURACY YOU NEED

Accurate timestamping is essential for the analysis of performance metrics like TCP flow throughput, delay and jitter. ProfiShark 1G provides hardware timestamping with 8 ns accuracy.

ProfiShark 1G with ProfiSight

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 all bytes, with high accuracy timestamping, regardless of packet rate.

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.

ProfiShark 1G

TECHNICAL DETAILS:

 

DEPLOY IN-LINE OR OUT-OF-BAND

ProfiShark 1G can be configured in either in-line mode, or out-of-band. In-line mode is fail-safe, with PoE passthrough, while out-of-band allows the monitoring of 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.

Watch the Long-term Capture in actionWatch the Long-term Capture
in action

Profishark 1G with NAS
Profishark 1G 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.

Watch the Long-term Capture in actionWatch the Long-term
Capture in action

Connectors
2 x RJ45 8 pins
1 x USB 3.0
1 x 5 VDC optional input
Accessories
1.8 m USB 3.0 cable
RJ45 cable
Pouch
USB key
Dimensions (WxDxH)
69 x 124 x 24 mm
2.72 x 4.88 x 0.94 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
  • 10/100/1G monitoring on USB 3.0
  • USB 3.0 powered
  • Non-intrusive, fail-safe monitoring
  • Hardware aggregation
  • SPAN and In-Line modes
  • 8ns hardware timestamp at ingress
  • Real time statistics
  • Low level error and bandwidth monitoring
  • Direct capture to disk
  • Invisible to the network
  • PoE passthrough
  • Full-duplex GbE (2 Gbit/s) capture, timestamping, and aggregation at wire speed
  • Compatible with all software packet analyzers
  • Wireshark
  • CloudShark
  • ClearSight
  • OmniPeek
  • Packetyzer
  • OptiView
  • NetSpector
  • NetDecoder
  • Ethertest

And many more.

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.

Capturing in Time-Sensitive networking environments with ProfiShark

Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) is a set of standards for time-sensitive transmission of data. To support TSN environments, Profishark 1G has special requirements in terms of latency and capture capability.

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

The ProfiShark 1G provides full line rate capture at various loads and frame sizes. It does not drop any packets regardless of load or packet sizes tested.

Tony Fortunato

Network Performance Specialist, The Technology Firm

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