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ProfiShark Network TAPs

Complete visibility of your entire network anytime, anywhere

Reliable Traffic Capture in a Portable Package

ProfiSharks are portable traffic capture devices that provide quick packet-level insight anywhere they are deployed. With a high-quality timestamp, and capture regardless of packet rate, ProfiShark delivers high fidelity capture files, forming an ideal starting point for troubleshooting or network forensics. Designed for easy, non-intrusive traffic capture, ProfiSharks offer a valuable improvement over less performant options such as SPAN ports on a switch or direct capture on a laptop. They give reliable insight into the network, ensure the quality of analysis, and optimize workflow without dropping any packets.

Connected via USB to a host PC or laptop, in-line or out-of-band, traffic can be forwarded directly to packet analyzer software, like Wireshark, or stored to disk. To ensure optimum network protection, the monitored network is physically separated from the management interface. The capture control and hardware settings can be done inside the ProfiShark Manager.

ProfiShark Network TAPs Illustration

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 lost. 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 offers models with down to 5ns hardware timestamping, and advanced GPS/PPS timestamping features on the + models.

ProfiShark Series

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 from layer 1 to 7, with a high quality timestamp, 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 with ProfiSight

DEPLOY IN-LINE OR OUT-OF-BAND

All ProfiShark models can be configured in either in-line mode or as 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, but can be combined with most traffic analyzers.

PHYSICAL ISOLATION

The monitored network is physically isolated (diode) 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 port, or a 5V DC input.

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