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Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017

Search Engine Indexing and CloudShark

The news cycle about cyber-security has been more active than ever before. When we launched CloudShark back in 2010, we knew there would be some hesitation in putting something as sensitive as packet captures in the cloud. While the world has grown since then, we wanted to write a quick note for transparency about how CloudShark data is contained and shared. How CloudShark Sessions Work Each upload to CloudShark generates a unique “session” URL.

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Monday, Mar 6, 2017

Introducing Threat Analysis in CloudShark

Watch the video. At long last, our foray into malware and security is here: CloudShark Threat Assessment. It’s live now on If this looks awesome to you and you’re a CloudShark Enterprise user, contact us - we want to know how it can best fit in and how you’ll make the most of it.

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Monday, Nov 28, 2016

Using the vmnet-sniffer Packet Capture Tool in VMWare

Here where we make CloudShark, we have a pile of dev op and admin tools we use every day to make our lives easier: Jenkins, Capybara, and Nagios are some absolutely wonderful additions to our environment this year. One of the most powerful tools we use here is a combination of VMware Workstation and the powerful Vagrant API interface. With Vagrant, we can test every permutation of CloudShark via a barrage of automated testing.

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Monday, Oct 31, 2016

Updates to the Wireshark plug-in (v1.0.5)

Tom recently did an update to our CloudShark plug-in for Wireshark to give it a bit of a dusting and put on some new polish. We’ve made it a bit easier for Windows users to install, and makes sure you get your API token in the configuration properly. Installing the Wireshark plug-in in Windows 10 To recap on installing in Windows, it goes like this: Download the plug-in from github.

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Monday, Sep 19, 2016

Best Practices for Managing and Securing Network Capture Files

This article is the full text of our white paper on the same topic Packet Capture Files: Valuable but Vulnerable Packet capture files - files that record network traffic—are invaluable resources for network administrators, help desk staff, and IT security experts. Filled with application data and protocols, timestamps, and error codes, these files provide IT engineers with a detailed view of what took place on a network during a specific period of time.

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