SharkFest '17 Sponsors

Host Sponsors

Riverbed® is the leader in Application Performance Infrastructure, delivering the most complete platform for Location-Independent Computing.™ Location-Independent Computing turns location and distance into a competitive advantage by allowing IT to have the flexibility to host applications and data in the most optimal locations while ensuring applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed, and performance issues are detected and fixed before end users notice. Riverbed's 24,000+ customers include 97% of the Fortune 100 and 95% of the Forbes Global 100. Learn more at

Wireshark University delivers quality training on network analysis, security and optimization using the world's most popular open source network analyzer, Wireshark software. Wireshark University also manages the Wireshark Certified Network Analyst (WCNA) program to confirm individual competencies and knowledge of TCP/IP communications analysis, using Wireshark software to troubleshoot various network issues, identify reconnaissance processes and indications of breached hosts. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Angel Shark Sponsors

Datacom Systems is a leading manufacturer of network visibility solutions. Since the company's founding in 1992, Datacom Systems has built a reputation for quality engineering and unmatched customer service. Datacom Systems equipment covers millions of network segments worldwide and saves its customers millions of dollars in IT expenses each year. The privately held company is headquartered in Syracuse, New York. Visit

For more than 15 years, customers have used Endace's 100% accurate, Network History Recording and Playback to provide definitive, packet-level evidence for investigating cybersecurity threats, quantifying data breaches and troubleshooting network or application performance problems. Playback integrates with commercial, open-source or custom analytics applications to streamline and automate issue investigation. Network History can be played back through hosted or external analytics solutions for automated, back-in-time investigations.

Endace Network Recording and Playback scales to meet the needs of some of the largest, most complex networks on the planet. Global customers include banks, hospitals, telcos, broadcasters, retailers, web giants, governments and military.

Gigamon® provides an intelligent Visibility Fabric™ architecture to enable the management of increasingly complex networks. Our technology empowers infrastructure architects, managers and operators with pervasive visibility and control of traffic across both physical and virtual environments without affecting the performance or stability of the production network. Through patented technologies, centralized management and a portfolio of high availability and high density fabric nodes, network traffic is intelligently delivered to management, monitoring and security systems. Gigamon solutions have been deployed in enterprise, data centers and service providers across the globe, including half of the Fortune 100 and many government and federal agencies.

Ixia Solutions Group, acquired by Keysight Technologies in April 2017, provides testing, visibility and security solutions, strengthening applications across physical and virtual networks for enterprises and governments, service providers and network equipment manufacturers. Ixia helps customers manage the unpredictable world of IT and protects them against security threats through actionable insight into the performance, stability and security of their applications and networks. Ixia enables organizations to deliver a seamless, reliable and secure experience to their customers. Whether it is testing a product, validating the integrity of a security infrastructure or monitoring a real-time operation, Ixia can help.

Network Critical is a global innovator in packet broker and TAP technology, delivering real-time network visibility, monitoring and control to service provider, data centre, e-commerce, government and defense networks worldwide. The SmartNA-X™ family with the revolutionary Drag-n-Vu™ filter rule engine connects network analysers, IDS/IPS appliances, bandwidth management, forensics, filtering, data leakage prevention and lawful interception devices to network links, providing 100% traffic visibility with zero packet loss and no added delay. Follow @NetworkCritical for the latest event news and updates.

Performance Vision (PV) is a leading vendor in the Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and network visibility markets. PV provides a range of innovative solutions that helps IT managers obtain a global vision of their infrastructure as well as application performance and usage. More than 250 customers use PV for their daily IT operations.

PROFITAP designs and manufactures network visibility solutions for the security, forensics, deep packet capture, and network performance monitoring sectors. PROFITAP's extensive portfolio of copper and fiber TAPs, packet brokers, and field service troubleshooters, offers tailored solutions for network visibility and monitoring. With the release of the award-winning ProfiShark series, PROFITAP is providing a perfect packet capture solution for network analysis with Wireshark. Visit for more information.

Welcome Dinner Sponsor

Nuvias was born out of a partnership of three award winning leaders in IT Distribution: Wick Hill developed and refined a business model that saw it thrive in the Cyber Security niche. Zycko’s broader portfolio spanning Advanced Networking and Unified Communications allowed them to develop a strong presence in many European countries. Through working with service providers across the European region Siphon has accumulated a unique skill set and experience in delivering Cloud Telephony services and is today at the forefront of innovation in this area, and supporting our Customers in the move towards delivering a full Unified Communications (UC) experience. By taking the best elements of all three businesses we have created the organisation that you need to partner with to ensure your future growth and success.

Group Packet Competition Sponsor

Garland Technology, the leading network TAP manufacturer and provides the physical connection that feeds the Wireshark network analyzer and Riverbed APM. In partnership with Riverbed, Garland is pleased to sponsor Sharkfest 2017 Europe for the second year. Using Wireshark with Garland Technology's aggregation network TAPs guarantees that every bit, byte and packet is analyzed. Visit or follow @GarlandTech for Wireshark tips and tricks from the expert minds of Tony Fortunato, Chris Greer, Tim O'Neill and more.

Welcome Gift Sponsor

ntop started as an open source project in 1998 whose goal was to create a simple yet effective web-based traffic monitoring platform. Many things have changed since then, including the nature of the traffic being analyzed, operating systems running on PCs, and the type of users. ntop changed too and from a single-project centric effort, we evolved into a full fledged research company whose goal is still the original one. Namely innovate in network monitoring using commodity hardware and open-source operating systems. As we benefit from the open-source community, we feel obliged to return to the community what we develop, so that many others, and not just us, can benefit too.

SCOS Software is a leading Benelux supplier of Network and Cloud monitoring and management tools; specializing in Secure Managed File Transfer solutions for medium-sized to large enterprises. In addition, SCOS also supplies professional training and support for Network solutions, including Network and Forensics Analysis capabilities. Since 2010, SCOS has been the Authorized European Training Partner of Wireshark University.

Honorary Sponsor

LoveMyTool is an Open Internet Community for Network Analysis, Monitoring and Management technology reviews. We review open source solutions to cyber evidence technology and articles from top network and protocol analysts and are sponsored by the finest companies in our industry!