A protocol analyzer is a computer application that is employed in tracking, intercepting and logging network traffic and signals over a communication channel. These applications help individuals and companies to analyze their network traffic and generate reports which they use in managing their network. This software is one of the most popular protocol analyzers on the market and it’s used as the first choice across many commercial and non-profit enterprises, government agencies, and educational institutions.
While the interface of the application is clean and organized, it’s designed for advanced users. To get started, you need to specify the network connection whose network information you want the application to display. You can tell the state of a particular network protocol through the color-coded system. It enables you to ignore or unignore a specific packet, open packet in a new window, and also specify the traffic type you want to monitor or make use of the built-in display filter. The application can decrypt various encrypted protocols format and export output to PostScript, CSV, plain text or XML files.
Overall, this application is one of the best protocol analyzers on the market.
Wireshark for Mac is licensed as freeware for Mac OS operating system. It is in network analyzer category and is available to all software users as a free download.