Is Packet Capture Still Relevant in Modern Networks?

Is Packet Capture Still Relevant in Modern Networks?

A long time ago in a data centre far, far away, packet analysers (or packet capture tools) were the default ‘go-to’ tool for network diagnostics. Packet analyser vendors made good money before being usurped by the ubiquitous rise of freeware offerings like Wireshark....
Why is my home network so slow?

Why is my home network so slow?

Given that many of us have been working from home now for some months since the arrival of COVID, I thought it might be timely to take a look at the performance of asymmetric network links which are typical of many domestic Internet connections (at least this is...
Distributed Packet Capture Solutions

Distributed Packet Capture Solutions

… or the 3 major problems with packet capture in modern networks Packet capture and analysis is troubleshooting technique that has been around for many years now, and for sheer power and completeness there is arguably no better diagnostic technique to identify network...