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Alternatives to Wireshark

This course demonstrates some of the features of tools other than Wireshark for network traffic analysis.

3 videos  //  32 minutes of training

Course description

Wireshark is probably the most popular tool for network traffic analysis. However, it is not the only one available. This course provides an introduction to some alternatives to Wireshark, covering some of the most useful and unique features of Terminal Shark (Wireshark’s command-line equivalent), CloudShark and NetworkMiner.

Course syllabus

Network Mapper DemoDuration: 17:13

Demonstration of the Network Mapper tool for traffic analysis.

Terminal Shark DemoDuration: 9:16

Demonstration of the command-line version of Wireshark, Terminal Shark.

CloudShark DemoDuration: 5:24

Demonstration of a cloud-based alternative to Wireshark, CloudShark.

Meet the author

Howard Poston


Howard Poston is a cybersecurity researcher with a background in blockchain, cryptography and malware analysis. He has a master's degree in Cyber Operations from the Air Force Institute of Technology and two years of experience in cybersecurity research and development at Sandia National Labs. He currently works as a freelance consultant providing training and content creation for cyber and blockchain security. He can be reached by email at or via his website at

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$599 / license

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