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Reliable Traffic Capture in a Portable Package

Part of Profitap’s family of portable and compact troubleshooters, ProfiShark series are dedicated network TAPs for network monitoring, traffic capture and analysis.

ProfiShark helps network engineers get easy access to the network and capture every single packet with accurate timestamping. This results in high quality data that can be used for network analysis in packet analyzer software, like Wireshark, or stored directly to disk for later analysis.

Integrated optionally with ProfiSight, you will have quick, complete access and visibility into the traffic that matters, helping you resolve intermittent network performance problems and ensure Quality of Service (QoS) of your network.

ProfiShark Network TAPs

ProfiShark 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 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.

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 from layer 1 to 7, with a high quality timestamp, regardless of packet rate.
  • MULTIPLE TRAFFIC CAPTURE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
    Start capture directly to disk without the need for external software, Live capture in Wireshark, Long-term traffic capture on 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
    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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