Colasoft Announces Release of nChronos v5.2

October 19, 2016 - Colasoft, an innovative provider of powerful and affordable network analysis and application performance analysis solutions, today announced the release of its flagship product Colasoft nChronos Network Performance Analysis Solution v5.2. nChronos v5.2 comes with new types of alarms and adds TCP transaction analysis.

nChronos v5.2 provides a baseline analysis feature. Choose a baseline type, and then the baseline will be generated and displayed automatically. Furthermore, users can configure baseline alarms by setting a deviation threshold from the baseline. Also provided are whitelist and blacklist alarms, which allow users to customize whitelist and blacklist. Baseline analysis, together with blacklist and white alarms, makes it easy for network administrators to find out abnormal network traffic and abnormal network accesses.

nChronos earlier versions provide HTTP transaction analysis. With nChronos v5.2, TCP-based transaction analysis is available. Users can configure TCP transactions based on application layer protocol fields according to actual network applications. nChronos is capable of monitoring transaction performance and recording transaction content, which provides reference value for business analysis and application performance analysis.

“Colasoft focuses on helping IT technicians solve problems efficiently.”said Eddie Gao, CTO at Colasoft,“By adding new alarms, users will cost less time to find abnormal behaviors. Also, we hope users would find the benefit of the new function, TCP transaction analysis.”

An evaluation version of nChronos v5.2 is available for download at http://www.colasoft.com/download/products/nchronos.php

Colasoft Announces Release of Capsa Network Analyzer v9.1

September 6, 2016 – Colasoft, a leading provider of innovative and affordable network analysis solutions, today announced the availability of Colasoft Capsa Network Analyzer v9.1, a real-time portable network analyzer for wired and wireless network monitoring, bandwidth analysis, and protocol decoding. In the new version, users could decode packets as a specified protocol and filter the packets according to a scheduled time range. Besides new features, Capsa v9.1 also comes with some improvements to optimize user experience.

Capsa v9.1 provides a Conversation Filter, which allows users to customize conversation filter rules. Only conversations matching the rules can be displayed on the conversation views, including MAC/IP/TCP/UDP conversations. In the version 9.1, users could decode the packets as a specified protocol and filter the packets according to a scheduled time range. And it supports batch address/port input for advanced capture filter, so users do not need to input them one by one anymore.

Following are the major features and improvements in Capsa v9.1:

  • Conversation filter is provided to define filter rules for MAC/IP/TCP/UDP conversations.
  • Packets can be decoded as specified protocol.
  • Packets can be filtered based on time rule.
  • Enable batch address/port input for advanced capture filter.
  • A Time Sequence tab is added for DNS-based conversation.
  • The protocol PPP for POS can be recognized and decoded.
  • Name table file supports .csv format.
  • An option is added to enable/disable the automatic loading of packet files replayed last time.

"We major added Conversation Filter in Capsa v9.1 which improves network analysis efficiency for users" said Eddie Gao, CTO at Colasoft, “Colasoft involves in developing user-friendly network products for IT users, news features and improvements in Capsa v9.1 helps users find network problems more quickly.”

A free trial of Capsa network analyzer v9.1 is available for download at http://www.colasoft.com/download/products/download_capsa.php

Colasoft Announces Release of UPM v5.1

August 23, 2016– Colasoft, a leading provider of innovative and affordable network analysis solutions, announces the release of a new version of Colasoft UPM today. With the release of Colasoft UPM V5.1, just by a glance, users can know network running status, business running status and whether there are alarms triggered. In addition to business monitor and analysis, UPM 5.1 provides direct traffic monitor and analysis, and automatic network performance analysis. Besides new features, this release brings a lot of improvements, which will help users a lot on both network performance analysis and application performance analysis.

This new version of Colasoft UPM comes with a New Home Page, which could display the overall monitor status in real-time.Also, UPM Center provides a Probe Traffic Monitor page to display traffic trend charts for each probe. And a Probe Traffic Analysis page is added to display probe traffic, traffic comparison analysis and traffic trend analysis. With UPM 5.1, users can compare the network traffic with history traffic and forecast the future traffic, which helps users get a better control of network. Meanwhile, UPM adds the Business Global and Group Performance Monitor function, so that users can quickly find abnormal business, as well as abnormal application and host nodes. Besides optimized user interface, many new functions and improvements are involved in this release to provide better business and network monitor and analysis.

Top 10 New Features and Improvements:

  • A Home Page is added to display the overall monitor status in real-time.
  • A Network Performance Monitor page is added to customize network communication paths and monitor the paths in real-time.
  • Network performance alarm is provided to automatically evaluate network performance.
  • A Probe Traffic Monitor page is added to monitor all probes’ traffic in real-time.
  • A Business Global Performance Monitor page is added to monitor all business nodes in real-time.
  • Probe traffic report is provided and can be downloaded.
  • Probes can be aggregated to work as one probe.
  • Network segments can be automatically defined based on the traffic captured by frontend.
  • Business performance analysis is optimized with display, business logic diagram and group function.
  • Product user interface is optimized.

“In the fast growing network technology, we must involve in developing products and solutions facing to business network area.” said Eddie Gao, CTO at Colasoft, “Colasoft UPM is what this area needs, and in this new version we have made a big improvement of UPM which could provide users a new experience in business network management.”

Learn more about Colasoft UPM at http://www.colasoft.com/upm/

Colasoft Announces Release of Capsa Network Analyzer v9.0

June 21, 2016 – Colasoft, a leading provider of innovative and affordable network analysis solutions, today announced the availability of Colasoft Capsa Network Analyzer v9.0, a real-time portable network analyzer for wired and wireless network monitoring, bandwidth analysis, and intrusion detection. Together with the new release of Capsa, Colasoft MAC Scanner, Ping Tool, Packet Player and Packet Builder are all enhanced and released to the public.

Network traffic could be analyzed based on local processes in Capsa v9.0. The new release provides a Process View and a Process Explorer, with which users could easily find the network conversations for a local process, listing process name, process ID and bytes. By only a few clicks, packets data for process name and process ID will be listed immediately.

Following are the major improvements:

  • bps calculation is optimized so that the bps of the root node is the sum of those of sub-nodes.
  • The number of nodes displayed on the Node Explorer is not limited anymore.
  • View display is optimized so that the views display smoothly upon switching on different views when there is large volume of data on the view.
  • Conversation data display is optimized and the Data Flow tab displays data more quickly.
  • IP address geographical information library is updated for Colasoft Ping Tool.
  • User interface display is optimized for Colasoft Ping Tool.
  • MAC address manufacturer information is updated for Colasoft MAC Scanner.

"The process analysis feature provides a Process view showing network traffic for local processes, and related protocols, TCP conversations and UDP conversations." said Eddie Gao, CTO at Colasoft, “This feature will help IT people a lot on network troubleshooting, especially on finding Trojan virus.”

A free trial of Capsa network analyzer v9.0 is available for download at http://www.colasoft.com/download/products/download_capsa.php

Colasoft MAC Scanner, Ping Tool, Packet Player and Packet Builder are available for download at: http://www.colasoft.com/products/freeware.php

Colasoft Announces Release of nChronos Network Performance Analysis Solution v5.1

April 26, 2016 - Colasoft (www.colasoft.com), an innovative provider of powerful and affordable network analysis solutions, today announced the release of its flagship product Colasoft nChronos Network Performance Analysis Solution v5.1. With the packets of user-defined applications can be stored with truncated length now, the storage and retrieval performance are greatly improved. In addition, HTTP packets reconstruction and packets replay link are now available in nChronos 5.1, allowing network managers to easily monitor network activities and replay packets for abnormality diagnosis.

People have attached more and more importance to the security of the web information. While as the central protocol of web’s application layer, HTTP forms the foundation of it. Colasoft nChronos 5.1 provides an HTTP packets reconstruction feature, which can show which web pages that an endpoint visits. If you select an IP address, nChronos can reconstruct the web pages that it visits. You can see how the page looked exactly. By exactly recording who have visited where and when, it is particularly suitable for executives to supervise the employees' web browsing at work, and record the time and web sites they visited for future reference.

Sometimes we need to see the proof details to define the root cause when there is abnormality on the network, especially when we need to define the problem is related to network or to application. With nChronos 5.1, you can view the packet details very quickly, without opening the complete Expert analyzer. Just select the interested traffic and click "Decode Packets", you can load Expert Analyzer to decode packets down to protocol fields.

Other new features in nChronos v5.1 you will find:

  • IP segment based virtual interfaces support.
  • Truncated packets can be analyzed with original length.
  • DPDK support.
  • System monitor information can be sent as syslog.
  • VXLan protocol support.
  • A VXLan statistical view is provided.
  • nChronos service can be restarted on nChronos Server web page.

“Some most requested features return in nChronos v5.1,” said Eddie Gao, CTO at Colasoft, “Previously, we took each change separately and drilled down to determine why it's beneficial. We are always on the way to be better.”

Colasoft CTO, Eddie Gao

An evaluation version of nChronos 5.1 is available for download at http://www.colasoft.com/download/products/nchronos.php

Colasoft Capsa Network Analyzer v8.3 is Available Now!

We are very pleased today to announce that a new version of Colasoft Capsa Network Analyzer, a real-time portable network analyzer for wired and wireless network monitoring, bandwidth analysis, and intrusion detection, is now available.

Capsa Network Analyzer v8.3 comes with the following improvements and fixed bugs:

  • The Windows 10 operating system logs off from time to time when starting Capsa.
  • Added name table cannot be auto-saved.
  • Packet files with capitalized extension cannot be replayed.
  • Log View settings in Analysis Profile cannot be auto-saved.
  • For wireless analysis, no packets are shown on the Packet view when a MAC address is selected in the Node Explorer.

A free trial of Capsa network analyzer v8.3 is available for download at:http://www.colasoft.com/download/products/download_capsa.php

Colasoft Announces Release of Capsa Network Analyzer v8.2

February 23, 2016 – Colasoft LLC, a leading provider of innovative and affordable network analysis solutions, today announced the availability of Colasoft Capsa Network Analyzer v8.2, a real-time portable network analyzer for wired and wireless network monitoring, bandwidth analysis, and intrusion detection. The data flow display and protocols recognition are optimized in Capsa Network Analyzer 8.2.

Capsa v8.2 is capable of analyzing the traffic of wireless AP with 2 channels. Users can choose up to 2 wireless channels to analyze the total traffic which greatly enhances the accuracy of wireless traffic analysis. Hex display of decoded data is added in Data Flow sub-view in TCP/UDP Conversation view. Users can switch the display format between hex and text in Capsa v8.2.

Besides the optimizations of Data Flow sub-view in TCP/UDP Conversation view, with the continuous improvement of CSTRE (Colasoft Traffic Recognition Engine), Capsa 8.2 is capable of recognizing up to 1546 protocols and sub-protocols, which covers most of the mainstream protocols.

“We have also enhanced the interface of Capsa which improves user experience”, said Brian K. Smith, Vice President at Colasoft LLC, “the release of Capsa v8.2 provides a more comprehensive network analyze result to our customers.”

A free trial of Capsa network analyzer v8.2 is available for download at: http://www.colasoft.com/download/products/download_capsa.php

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