SteelCentral Packet Analyzer Plus

When you have a network issue, it’s not uncommon to have to wade through terabytes of packets to find the problem. SteelCentral™ Packet Analyzer Plus is a network packet sniffer that speeds network packet analysis and reporting of large trace files using an intuitive graphical user interface and a broad selection of pre-defined analysis views. Use with SteelCentral™ AppResponse 11 devices or any locally-presented trace files. Quickly identify and troubleshoot complex network and application performance issues down to the bit level through Packet Analyzer Plus’ full integration with Wireshark.

Improve IT productivity and troubleshoot faster 

One-click drill-down from anywhere in SteelCentral AppResponse 11 to packet analysis! With an extensive number of analysis views you’ll easily drill down and discover the root cause of any network issue. What once took hours to find and understand can be revealed in just minutes.

"The transaction sequence diagram particularly impressed us, as it allows us to determine precisely which components are causing a problem." – Andreas Mayer, Network Administrator, Würth

SteelCentral Packet Analyzer

SteelCentral Packet Analyzer provides a vast majority of the same capabilities as SteelCentral Packet Analyzer Plus, except that Packet Analyzer is the GUI for SteelCentral NetShark and SteelCentral Packet Analyzer works with SteelCentral AppResponse 11 (Fig. 1). 

For a direct comparison of capabilities see the Product Models tab.


Figure 1. SteelCentral Packet Analyzer Plus is the graphical UI for SteelCentral AppResponse 11 Shark Packet Analysis (SPA) module and provides one-click access to packet analysis from the other modules.  SteelCentral Packet Analyzer is the graphical UI for SteelCentral NetShark and works with SteelHead and SteelFusion.

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Product Models

There are 3 versions of SteelCentral Packet Analyzer. The primary difference between them is which products they support

  • SteelCentral Packet Analyzer Plus – supports the new SteelCentral AppResponse 11
  • SteelCentral Packet Analyzer – supports the SteelCentral NetShark, including NetShark Virtual Edition on SteelHead and SteelFusion.
  • SteelCentral Packet Analyzer Personal Edition – only supports independently captured trace files and has a more limited set of features.

Packet Analyzer and Packet Analyzer Personal Edition are available as a free trial download.  Packet Analyzer Plus is bundled with the SteelCentral AppResponse 11 Virtual Edition.

SteelCentral Packet Analyzer Plus, SteelCentral Packet Analyzer and Packet Analyzer Personal Edition include the following features. 


SteelCentral Packet Analyzer Plus

SteelCentral Packet Analyzer

SteelCentral Packet Analyzer Personal Edition

Works with SteelCentral AppResponse 11


Works with SteelCentral Netshark


Works with trace files

Works with SteelHead and SteelFusion


Packet analysis and drill-down to Wireshark

Quickly analyze multi-TB capture files

Microflow indexing for fast analysis

Rich Analysis Views for visual troubleshooting

VOIP Decodes (SIP, H323, SCCP)

Decodes for FIX, financial trading, database, CIFs, PCoIP, ICA protocols


Packet Sequence diagrams


Isolate specific transactions for the off-lineanalysis in SteelCentral Transaction Analyzer


Application Transaction Diagrams


Drill-down from SteelCentral NetProfiler


Multi-Segment Analysis

View Editor  





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