CloudShark Appliance

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The CloudShark Appliance is a private hardware or virtual appliance that you install in your network, giving you the ability to organize, analyze, and collaborate on network data, all with the power of web technology.

Since we can't let you play with all of CloudShark's features on our own servers, we invite you to upload a capture file to see what our decode and analysis tools are like.

Frequently Asked Questions

We get a lot of questions about the ability to upload a capture file to our servers. If you have a question that isn't answered here, send it to us at

So I can just upload a capture?
That's right. Drop a capture into the drop box; we'll give you a URL to view what it will look like in the CloudShark Appliance and try all of our basic analysis tools.
Who will be able to see my capture?
The URL you receive after uploading a capture is private and unique. Share it only with those who you want to view what you've put in the capture. We don't publish links or allow search engines to index the files that have been uploaded.
Can I delete my file after I upload it?
No. We don't have user accounts on, so you cannot delete files. If you've uploaded a sensitive file in error, please email us at, tell us the URL, and we'll remove it for you.
How long will my file be online?
We don't prune or automatically delete files.
Can I use this example version for my blog or website?
Of course! Many people in the education and network analysis fields use our example site to let their readers or students view captures in their browser. Check out how uses it for their capture samples.
What features aren't being shown?
In addition to packet analysis, CloudShark acts as a capture management and collaboration platform. You can control permissions to users or groups, add annotations and comments to packets and captures, assign RSA keys for decryption, and more. Also, our example site limits your maximum file size to 10MB.
I want my own appliance. Where can I get it?
You've come to the right place! Contact us or download the demo and we'll get you started with your own CloudShark Appliance.

Clicking will open the file browser


Find a pcap you can upload on your computer, and drag it right onto the box on the right. Using CloudShark is as easy as that!

Don't have any captures of your own that you can upload? Here's a few of ours to give you the idea:

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About Us

CloudShark Appliance is made by QA Cafe, a technology company based in Portsmouth, NH. Our passion for packet captures has grown out of our other product CDRouter.

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