Capsa 6.9 Newly Released

Packet Sniffer for Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting

What's New

View IP address and Hostname at Same Time

Capsa will automatically resolve hostname and display it in its interface. In version 6.8 users may view only the hostname or the IP address at a time, if they want to view another value, they need to switch manually. In 6.9 users can directly view both the IP address and the hostname at the same time, which provides correlation between the two values

Support ISL Protocol Decoding

Cisco Inter-Switch Link (ISL) is a Cisco Systems proprietary protocol that maintains VLAN information as traffic flows between switches and routers, or switches and switches. It is a protocol to encapsulate traffic from different vlans, and tag them for latter specification. Now all trunk traffic between switch -- switch or router -- switch can be decoded and the context inside of the trunk link can be analyzed.

Support FCoE Protocol Decoding

Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) is a proposed mapping of Fibre Channel frames over selected full duplex IEEE 802.3 networks. This allows Fibre Channel to leverage 10 Gigabit Ethernet networks while preserving the Fibre Channel protocol. The specification is supported by a large number of network and storage vendors, including Cisco, EMC, HP, IBM, Intel, and Sun Microsystems.

Capsa key Features

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Advanced Protocol Analysis

Since all network communications are based on protocols and different protocols indicates varieties of network behaviors, by analyzing protocols using a protocol analyzer, we get to know what network applications are used on the network and what network behavior is taken against your network. You may check out our protocols database to get an explanation of each protocol.
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In-depth Packet Decoding

Packet is the smallest unit in network transmission and packets don' t lie to you. It will tell you all about the purpose of the packet, source and destination, content and more. Packet decoding information lets you look through the packets themselves, which is very useful in troubleshooting your network to track down security vulnerability or learning more knowledge about protocols and network services.
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Traffic Statistics & Bandwidth Use

As a network analyzer (aka. packet sniffer & protocol analyzer), Capsa make it easy for us to monitor and analyze network traffic in its intuitive and information-rich tab views. With Capsa's network traffic monitor feature, we can quickly identify network bottleneck and detect network abnormities. This article is to discuss how we can monitor network traffic with Capsa's network traffic monitor feature.
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Monitor Multiple Network Behaviors

The logs in Colasoft Capsa can record global or scope-specific network events, containing four types of log primarily generated by the advanced analyzers: HTTP requests, email messages, FTP transfers, DNS analysis and four instant messenger activities: MSN activity, AIM activity, ICQ activities, and Yahoo Messenger Activities.
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Automatic and Expert Network Diagnosis

Colasoft Capsa is able not only to automatically detect and clearly identify network events but also suggest corresponding solutions. You may also set your own thresholds according to your network's characteristic.
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Map out Each Host in Network

In Capsa's "Endpoints" view, all endpoints detected will be listed with their respective statistics and general information such as aggregated traffic and real-time traffic. We can group endpoints hierarchical order or by MAC and IP addresses. For remote endpoints we can easily find its geographic address in the GEO column. With its easy sorting feature we can easily sort all endpoints by different attributes.
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Visualize all Connections in Matrix

"Matrix" is a view that visualizes all network connections and traffic details in one single graph. The nodes around an elongated ellipse display the hosts in your network; the weight of the line between the nodes indicates the traffic, and the color indicates the communication status. By clicking on a single node, you can view its detailed traffic information.
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Conversation & Packet Stream

Without a reconstruction of packets, you can see only meaningless words like H, L, L, O, E, which is originally "Hello".The "Conversation" view in Colasoft Capsa shows you how the original sentence the computer is talking about rather than scattered and out-of-order packets.