WildPackets will unveil a new Mac OS X-compatible version of their packet analyzer EtherPeek at this week’s MacWorld in San Francisco. It will take full advantage of the Aqua interface and adds several major enhancements to the existing feature set, according to a company press announcement.
WildPackets’ flagship product is a software-based LAN analyzer. EtherPeek is designed to make the complex tasks of troubleshooting and debugging mixed-platform, multi-protocol networks easy. Key features include multiple capture windows, real-time and post capture advanced “AND”, “OR” and “NOT” packet filtering, plug-ins for packet analysis, decoding with support for all major protocol suites, ProtoSpecs technology for delineation of packet type, automatic name resolution, a “Make Filter” command, real-time utilization statistics, HTML traffic statistics output, enhanced protocol definitions, and more.
EtherPeek 4.1has new threshold alarms used to get the attention of a user at a specified time or network event. Any network, node, protocol, or summary statistic has the option of enabling an alarm. Version 4.1 also has enhanced subnet/range filtering that lets users create filters for a range of addresses or subnet.
The update also offers enriched HTML and XML output. Now it’s possible to do graphing over time of any network, node, protocol, or summary statistic within the program. An Internet Attach plug-in lets you test for LAND attacks, Tear Drop attacks, Gin attacks, Jolt attacks, Oversize IP attacks, Pimp attacks, Riptrace attacks, and WinNuke attacks
A new Napster plug-in includes a list of common Napster ports and can send informational notifications, creates graphs or trigger alarms based on Napster log-in, search, or download traffic. In version 4.1, log view can now be filtered by the severity of incident and source. Also, the Default Name Table contains well-known ports.
EtherPeek for Macintosh 4.1 requires a PCI-based Power Mac, 32 MB of free RAM, Mac OS 8.6 or later (for the non-OS X flavor), and an EtherPeek-supported Ethernet interface. A single user license is US $995. The EtherPeek Training Bundle is $2,500. A one-year maintenance subscription is $300; two years costs $500. Current Maintenance Subscription owners receive the 4.1upgrade automatically.