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Thursday, Dec 13, 2018

Grinchident 2018

Every guru in IT loved pcaps a lot But the Grinch, who lived in the datacenter did not! The Grinch hated networks, the packets and streams They furrowed his brow and haunted his dreams It could be because of some hack that had failed Or a time he’d let sensitive data go emailed But I think that the most likely reason all Is the time he’d hung up on that one last support call Alas, had he used CloudShark, perhaps it’d gone well And he’d not have attacked our own networks to tell Thus he was still here, malicious and bitter And that he’d stolen the holiday card we’d intended for Twitter So we ask, CloudShark fans, in the packet community Help us find the picture he stole, expecting impunity Our team grabbed a capture of the Grinch’s attack: Where he hid all the pieces, and how to get them back.

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Thursday, Dec 6, 2018

CloudShark and Profitap partner to transform the IT network analysis workflow

Portsmouth, NH, Dec. 6, 2018 - CloudShark, operated by QA Cafe, providers of elegant software solutions for communication and information technology, has partnered with Profitap, the leading developers of network visibility tools and network test access points (TAPs) on a joint solution aimed at advancing the way IT professionals, charged with keeping networks operational and secure, gather and work with network packet captures. “Network trace files are often overlooked as a go-to source for network troubleshooting data, when they are often the best,” said Geoffrey Kempenich, Managing Director at Profitap.

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Thursday, Nov 15, 2018

How we made the 2018 Halloween capture challenge

In depth on creating a capture challenge using custom built captures Every so often we like to come up with a special capture challenge where people can use CloudShark to dive into some packet analysis and find the solution. But often the interesting story is about the methods we use to make the captures themselves - generating and capturing very specific packets to make the challenge interesting. Being packet geeks, it’s also really fun.

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Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018

CloudShark upload on Cisco WAP125 and WA581 systems

Two of Cisco’s Wi-Fi access points for small-to-medium business include integration to upload wireless captures to CloudShark. If you’re a user of Cisco’s WAP125 or WAP581 systems, you can easily troubleshoot network problems by using their built-in packet capture systems. Using packet captures for analysis can seem daunting, but luckily, both of these systems can automatically push your captures to CloudShark, which is specifically designed to make working with packets easy enough to make them your most valuable resource.

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Thursday, Nov 1, 2018

Transform Your Packet Capture Workflow with these 4 Best Practices

CloudShark Enterprise, is a packet capture repository, analysis tool, and collaboration platform that we built to solve the challenges faced in our own capture workflow. It uses Wireshark under the hood, but all you need is a web-browser. We believe that being able to quickly share packet analysis in context, without friction, and across teams, changes packet captures from something that are too often a “last resort” to a resource that can be relied on to provide answers faster than before.

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