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 resolution hardware timestamping, and packets of all sizes and types. The packets can in turn be analyzed with Wireshark or any network analyzer.
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.
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 RESOLUTION YOU NEED
High resolution timestamping is essential for the analysis of performance metrics like TCP flow throughput, delay and jitter. ProfiShark 1G provides hardware timestamping with 8 ns resolution.
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 resolution 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.
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.
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.
1 x USB 3.0
1 x 5 VDC optional input
2.72 x 4.88 x 0.94 in
4 GB memory
USB 3.0 port
- 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
And many more.
Learn how to use ProfiShark on Profitap Academy
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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.