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Oct 9 2013   2:24PM GMT

Word of the Day: Wireshark

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

“Proactive network analysis can decrease your stress levels in the long run, enabling you to live longer and enjoy your retirement on that small secluded cove by your new beach house.” — Laura Chappell

Word of the Day

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Wireshark, an open source network forensics tool for profiling network traffic and analyzing packets. Wireshark is a popular tool for testing basic traffic transmission, analyzing bandwidth usage, testing application security and identifying faulty configurations. Because it is open source, Wireshark’s filters can be tailored to the unique needs of a specific enterprise network. Continued…

Related Terms

network forensics
application security
network configuration management

Quiz Yourself

Which word describes a 2-D telephone icon that closely resembles its 3-D real-world counterpart?
a. skeuomorphic
b. holographic

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