Packets can come from anywhere.

CloudShark is designed to work with your existing capture, analysis, and trouble-ticket tools and systems. The CloudShark API makes it simple and efficient to upload, tag, and manage capture files from anywhere.

CloudShark fits easily into your existing network and your existing workflow. In addition to the tool integration examples below, CloudShark customers have used our API to build packet capture management into their custom tools and infrastructure quickly and easily.

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Use packet captures on your Cisco WAP systems for easy troubleshooting.

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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Solving problems with packet captures as part of event driven automation.

StackStorm, by Extreme Networks, is a powerful automation platform that wires together all of your apps, services and workflows. Their CloudShark module lets you take valuable packet capture data taken with tools like tcpdump or tshark and instantly start making them useful in CloudShark's easy to use web-based repository and analysis platform.

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Making financial and trade network troubleshooting even easier.

Velocimetrics and CloudShark have collaborated to develop a more precise and transparent approach to network visibility for financial and trade markets. With CloudShark functionality, Velocimetrics’ clients are now able to look at particular trade or market data in the system at the packet level, without the possible security risks of moving sensitive data.

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Automatically analyze packet captures from a secure, easy to use Cloud SCP file server. is a secure cloud storage service that lets you use SCP to manipulate your data assets. They've integrated with cloud storage giants like Dropbox, Google Drive, and AWS-S3. With their CloudShark integration, you can make use of custom scripts or interaction with remote servers that have packet capture capability to instantly and securely push network traces to CloudShark, analyzing them without ever leaving your browser.

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Aerohive - Cloud Managed Wifi and Enterprise Networking

Aerohive’s HiveManager NG sets a new standard for simplicity and flexibility in wireless cloud networking.

Hivemanager NG gives a full suite of monitoring tools, enhanced security and guest access management with advanced functionality, application visibility and control. Add to that an embedded packet capture tool, and you can send captures straight to CloudShark to do all of your analysis right in your browser.

Learn more about using CloudShark with Aerohive.

Cisco Meraki Cloud Managed Edge Networking

The Cisco Meraki portfolio of edge networking devices are centrally managed from the cloud. This feature-rich, easy-to-use cloud architecture enables customers to solve new business problems and reduce operating costs.

Cisco Meraki devices allow you to perform remote packet capture and upload to CloudShark directly from your Meraki management system. Once in CloudShark, you can view, share, and analyze the captures with anyone, anywhere.

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Pcapdaemon - remote packet capture automation

If you have a lot of processes (like Nagios, OSSEC, Snort, BRO, Splunk, etc.) all creating their own captures for debugging and forensics, and your capture points are spread across many sites, there is a real need to automate remote captures from any number of feeder sources.

Enter the open source pcapdaemon, pioneered by Dan Murphy of Biscayne DevOps. This tool utilizes redis and its pub/sub mechanism to allow the capture tool to listen for requests to start captures. When the capture is finished, it can be pushed up to CloudShark.

Distributed across many different traffic sources, this creates a powerful tool to track network issues, security events, or application failures.

Airtool Wireless Capture Tool for Mac OS

Airtool is a system menu bar application that provides basic functions to check the state and channel configuration of the built-in Wi-Fi adapter, as well as to perform frame captures on single and multiple channels.

Airtool lets you configure your personal CloudShark API token and automatically upload captures directly to your CloudShark archive. Once there, you can view, share, and analyze the captures with anyone, anywhere.

Read our blog post introducing Airtool integration and learn how to set up Airtool to use CloudShark.


100% open source, HOMER is a robust, carrier-grade, scalable SIP Capture system and Monitoring Application with HEP/HEP2, IP Proto4 (IPIP) encapsulation & port mirroring/monitoring support right out of the box, ready to process & store insane amounts of signaling with instant search, end-to-end analysis and drill-down capabilities for ITSPs, VoIP Providers and Trunk Suppliers using SIP signaling.

HOMER chose to integrate with CloudShark to enable VoIP service providers and network technicians to collaborate easily with their teams and their customers quickly, easily, on any device. See how CloudShark enables VoIP providers to do just that in our case studies.

Watch: Demonstration of HOMER SIP Capture CloudShark integration

The CloudShark Plugin for Wireshark

Using Wireshark lua extension capabilities, we have developed a free plug-in that lets you instantly upload network captures from Wireshark and tshark directly to your CloudShark Appliance.

It's very easy to install, configure, and use all from within Wireshark.

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AccessAgility Wifi Scanner Manager

WiFi Scanner Manager, from AccessAgility, is a cloud managed WiFi analysis and network performance testing solution, enabling users to assess the performance of wired and wireless networks using end user devices without the need to instrument the network with custom hardware.

WFS Agents (which can run on traditional or mobile devices) allow remote packet capture and upload to CloudShark from the manager or device running the agent. Once in CloudShark, you can organize, analyze, and collaborate on your captures right from your browser. You can try a demo of Wifi Scanner Manager here.

TruePath Technologies

TruePath offers a suite of monitoring software and monitoring software services to help companies harness the potential of their networks, and specializes in in-house services for new or existing IT monitoring software. So, not only can they help you get a complete capture network and management system in place, they can help you implement it with best practices to ensure you're getting the most out of monitoring.

An official CloudShark reseller, TruePath will help you build a complete network capture, monitoring, and analysis solution by integrating with Ntop hardware.


OpenWrt is a linux distribution for embedded devices, most commonly used as a platform for broadband home gateways. With a clear need for packet capture on devices like these for both device and network troubleshooting, OpenWrt has added CloudShark support, allowing you to perform a capture on an OpenWrt enabled device and upload the capture to CloudShark.

For more information, you can read our support notes on this feature.

Ntop n2disk Line Rate Packet Recorder

Ntop is a diverse company with solutions for network monitoring, VPN, as well as packet-to-disk and wire-speed packet capture and transmission. These solutions, including n2disk, allow you to capture at multi-Gigabit rates on a live network interface without packet loss. With n2disk's CloudShark integration, you can view those captures immediately, right in your browser.

Visit their website to learn more.

Lostnet Soft's App & Geo Firewall App for Android

Ever curious just how much data your mobile apps are generating? How much is being wasted? Who has access to it, and why may be attempting to break into your phone? LostNet Soft's App and Geo Firewall lets you lock down all of your applications on your phone with a powerful tool that blocks and tracks the incoming and outgoing connections your apps are using. You can block specific apps, access to specific countries, and track all data that is coming and going from your phone through an embedded packet capture mechanism.

When you want to get deep into the packets, the App & Geo Firewall lets you capture natively and upload directly to CloudShark where you can do capture analysis right in your mobile browser.

Visit their website to learn more.

Protomatics TSN.1

Users of CloudShark Enterprise can build custom versions of tshark to decode proprietary protocols unique to their products or service space. Protomatics TSN.1 solutions provide a quick and easy way of creating custom protocol dissectors that can be compiled into a custom version of tshark that CloudShark will recognize.

Visit their website to learn more.

Network Security Toolkit

NST, the Network Security Toolkit, is an open source project designed to provide easy access to best-of-breed Network Security Applications to provide the network security administrator with a comprehensive set of tools in one platform.

NST CloudShark integration allows you to build a multi-tap packet capture network that allows you to capture from multiple, remote locations, and centralize all of your captures in your CloudShark Appliance. Captures can then be viewed, analyzed and shared easily anywhere, on any device.

WebPageTest (WPT)

Webpagetest is an open source project (supported primarily by Google, Inc.) that allows users to examine the speed and other factors of web page performance in a quick and simple test.

The public version of the website is hosted by the WPO, an organization dedicated to making the web faster.

When using the WebPageTest tcpdump capture feature, you can view the capture directly in CloudShark by clicking the "view" link.

Kismet Android PCAP and CloudShark Uploader Apps

Kismet is an 802.11 layer2 wireless network detector, sniffer, and intrusion detection system. Kismet identifies networks by passively collecting packets and detecting standard named networks, detecting (and given time, decloaking) hidden networks, and infering the presence of nonbeaconing networks via data traffic. This can now be done on Android phones and tablets running version 4 (ICS) or higher and Wi-Fi cards that use the RTL 8187 chipset using the Kismet Android PCAP app.

When you have performed a capture using this application, you can then use the Android Cloudshark Uploader to directly upload your captures from your Android device to or your own CloudShark Appliance. When the Uploader is installed, you will see a CloudShark option under the Android "share" function, just as you would share other files such as pictures. The CloudShark Upload option will also appear in most Android file managers.

You can obtain both the Kismet Android PCAP and the CloudShark Uploader apps for free through the Google Play store.

CDRouter by QA Cafe

CloudShark is made by the smart folks at QA Cafe. CloudShark's sister product, CDRouter, contains full support for uploading captures gathered during testing of consumer and business grade CPE such as routers, gateways, or end devices. If you use CDRouter to test your CPE, CloudShark can help you and your entire team take control of your capture files.

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