Monthly Archives: January 2010

Shark Appliance Preview

Things have been pretty busy at CACE Technologies over the last few months. As a result, we have a nice pipeline of cool products that will hit the market over the course of the next year or so.

A product that we are going to announce very soon is the Shark Appliance. Think about a rack-mountable system that can do long term 24/7 recording of multiple Gigabit links without dropping packets. Now add:

– An extremely slick user interface, based on Pilot, which allows you to remotely navigate across terabytes of data and pinpoint issues in a few mouse clicks.
– Full integration with Wireshark. Not as in “we can save in .pcap so Wireshark can read it”, but as in “highlight a conversation IN THE REMOTE BOX and instantly see the relevant packets in Wireshark ON YOUR LAPTOP”.
– Remote control on multiple appliances from a single console.
– The possibility to buy the product as a Kit: card + OS + software. I find this quite revolutionary, because it will make it possible to configure the hardware (disk type and size, CPU…) for your specific needs, and at the same time save money.

Give a look at for some UI nuggets (apologies for the soundtrack, but I like that song). And stay tuned if you want more information.

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