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Group Packet Competition at Sharkfest Europe 2017

Posted by Chris Bihary | 11/2/17 8:00 AM

Sharkfest Europe is back for a second year, and Garland Technology is continuing our support of the Wireshark community by sponsoring this year’s Group Packet Competition. While Sharkfest is well established in the US as the premier educational conference for Wireshark users to share knowledge, experiences, and best practices, over in Europe, the conference is still in its early years.

At Sharkfest, the Group Packet Competition is designed to bring teams of Wireshark users together. Each team is given a group of trace files and a sheet of questions. Then, they are challenged to race against the clock to find the answers, often using areas of Wireshark they aren’t familiar with. The Competition is a great way to teach users of all different skill levels new tricks about the analyzer in a fun environment.


Wireshark is the most widely used network protocol analyzer in the world. Since Wireshark is a free and open source software, regardless of organization size, industry, and structure, the IT department is likely to use Wireshark as part of their arsenal of tools for network troubleshooting and analysis.

Why Garland?

Garland’s network TAPs are a natural fit for the Wireshark community. We’ve built our reputation on providing 100% network access and visibility. Our team understands that if packets are dropped and data is missing, then analyzer tools like Wireshark are hindered by their inability to see what is truly going on in the network.

Garland is committed to educating all organization and individuals on the benefits of having a strong foundation of network visibility and access. By providing this education we protect the security of data across your network and beyond.

Going to Sharkfest Europe? We’ll see you at the packet competition. I’m sure it’ll be a great time!

Can’t make it? Follow along on Twitter and Facebook to get the highlights of the event. Hope you can join us next year!

Topics: Wireshark, Network TAPs, Events & News

Written by Chris Bihary

Chris Bihary has been in the network performance industry for over 20 years. Bihary has established collaborative partnerships with technology companies to complement product performance through the integration of network test access points. Previously, Bihary was Managing Partner at Network Critical.