SAN FRANCISCO—March 08, 2012— SHARKFEST is a four-day gathering of instruction, knowledge transfer, and sharing of the latest best practices on network security, management, troubleshooting and optimization technology in both the open source and commercial arena. Attendees include developers of Wireshark and other network-related open source tools, IT professionals, computer science students and teachers, security and network consultants, network engineers, veteran network analysis trainers, and users. In addition to collaborating on best practices, attendees will benefit from hands-on labs with world-class veteran network consultants and trainers.The conference will feature two keynote sessions from industry specialists:
“Gathering together each year in-person provides a foundation for the Wireshark community to educate, collaborate and innovate around not only Wireshark, but additional open source projects,” said Gerald Combs, director of open source projects at Riverbed, and original author of the Wireshark source code. “Over the past six years our ecosystem has grown due to the growing need for network professionals to understand how to address the ever-changing challenges around network monitoring and troubleshooting within the enterprise. We look forward to this year’s forum and the innovation that results from interactions that take place at the conference. ”
Riverbed acquired CACE Technologies, Inc. in October 2010 and is the sponsor of the Wireshark open source development project. As sponsor, Riverbed is committed to continuing the strong, independent and community-driven nature of Wireshark.
Conference registration is now open at http://www.certain.com/system/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x124358992d8. Interested parties are encouraged to take advantage of the early bird rate of $695.00, which is available through the end of March. The regular conference registration fee is $895.