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Alternatives to Wireshark

Beats, LibreNMS, PRTG, Nagios XI, and Riemann are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Wireshark.
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What is Wireshark and what are its top alternatives?

It is the world’s foremost and widely-used network protocol analyzer. It lets you see what’s happening on your network at a microscopic level and is the de facto standard across many commercial and non-profit enterprises, government agencies, and educational institutions.
Wireshark is a tool in the Network Monitoring category of a tech stack.
Wireshark is an open source tool with 4.7K GitHub stars and 1.5K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Wireshark's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Wireshark

  • Beats
    Beats

    Beats is the platform for single-purpose data shippers. They send data from hundreds or thousands of machines and systems to Logstash or Elasticsearch. ...

  • LibreNMS
    LibreNMS

    It is an auto-discovering PHP/MySQL/SNMP based network monitoring which includes support for a wide range of network hardware and operating systems including Cisco, Linux, FreeBSD, Juniper, Brocade, Foundry, HP and many more. ...

  • PRTG
    PRTG

    It can monitor and classify system conditions like bandwidth usage or uptime and collect statistics from miscellaneous hosts as switches, routers, servers and other devices and applications. ...

  • Nagios XI
    Nagios XI

    It is the most powerful and trusted network monitoring software on the market. It extends on proven, enterprise-class Open Source components to deliver the best network, server and application monitoring solution for today's demanding organizational requirements. ...

  • Riemann
    Riemann

    Riemann aggregates events from your servers and applications with a powerful stream processing language. Send an email for every exception in your app. Track the latency distribution of your web app. See the top processes on any host, by memory and CPU. ...

  • Snort
    Snort

    It is an open-source, free and lightweight network intrusion detection system (NIDS) software for Linux and Windows to detect emerging threats. ...

  • Pi-hole
    Pi-hole

    It is a DNS sinkhole that protects your devices from unwanted content, without installing any client-side software. You can run it in a container, or deploy it directly to a supported operating system via our automated installer. ...

  • Tailscale
    Tailscale

    It connect all your devices using WireGuard, without the hassle. Create a secure network between your servers, computers, and cloud instances. Even when separated by firewalls or subnets, Tailscale just works. It makes it as easy as installing an app and signing in. ...

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