Sharkfest '12 Retrospective

June 24th - 27th, 2012
UC Berkeley, Clark Kerr Campus | Berkeley, California

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Press Releases


+ Keynote Presentation

+Beginner/Intermediate Track Presentations

+Advanced Track Presentations

+Mixed Bag Track Presentations


Platinum Level

cPacket Networks

cPacket Networks is the emerging leader for network visibility and response. The company's innovative technology for Pervasive Network Intelligence relies on its unique patented silicon chip and novel system architecture. It provides best of breed solutions for network intelligence, visibility, and security.

cPacket products include traffic monitoring switches, active and passive probes, flow balancers, and latency measurement tools with time stamping and clock synchronization. cPacket's products are deployed in a broad range of industries including telecom, enterprise, industrial, finance, and government.

cPacket's technology enables real-time screening and detailed performance monitoring of vast amounts of data across multiple links in complex distributed environment.


MetaGeek makes easy-to-use visualization tools for wireless spectrum and packet analysis.  With Wi-Spy spectrum analyzers and Chanalyzer visualization software, MetaGeek enables professionals to make wireless work the way it's supposed to.  MetaGeek also launched their latest troubleshooting tool - Eye P.A. - the first step to understanding your Wi-Fi network.  Aggregating the data, it transforms the bits and bites of 802.11 .pcap files into color-coded multi-layered pie charts, allowing you to see trends and issues for quick network troubleshooting. Start with Eye P.A. to identify what's happening, then export findings to Wireshark® software for more in-depth analysis.

Silver Level

Big Switch Networks

Big Switch Networks virtualize today's networks into open software-defined networks that adapt to your business needs. Based in Palo Alto, our team is composed of industry experts in virtualization and networking, serial entrepreneurs and researchers from Stanford University who were early pioneers of Software-Defined Networking and OpenFlow.


CloudShark introduces the concept of "packet surfing" - bringing the power of web technologies to network packet captures. A first of its kind private-cloud-based appliance, CloudShark lets you secure, view, analyze, annotate, share, and collaborate on network captures in a browser or mobile device, anywhere, at any time.


Dualcomm makes patent-pending network taps currently used by thousands of satisfied customers worldwide. Because of their untraditionally ("unfairly") low cost, ease-of-use and remarkable performance and reliability, Dualcomm's network taps are becoming the top choice among Wireshark software users and other IT professionals. For more information, visit us online at:


Gigamon® provides intelligent Traffic Visibility Networking solutions for enterprises, data centers and service providers around the globe. Through patented technologies, the Gigamon GigaVUE® portfolio of high availability and high density products intelligently delivers the appropriate traffic from physical and virtual networks to security, monitoring or management systems.

Inside Products

Inside Products turns WireShark software packet traces into English. We have put our many years of networking expertise into an expert system. We point to the likely failing packets or devices so that you can successfully solve extremely complex problems quickly. Try our Problem Finder Products!

Love My Tool

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 analysts, like Tony Fortunato, Chris Greer, Joke Snelders plus many other technologists, and sponsored by the finest companies in our industry!


Napatech is the leading OEM supplier of 40 GbE, 10 GbE and 1 GbE intelligent real-time network adapters. Napatech network adapters provide real-time packet capture and transmission with full line-rate throughput and zero packet loss no matter the packet size. Intelligent features enable application acceleration and offload.

Wireshark University

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. Visit for more information.

Corporate Sponsor

Riverbed Technology

Riverbed delivers performance for the globally connected enterprise. With Riverbed, enterprises can successfully and intelligently implement strategic initiatives such as virtualization, consolidation, cloud computing, and disaster recovery without fear of compromising performance. By giving enterprises the platform they need to understand, optimize and consolidate their IT, Riverbed helps enterprises to build a fast, fluid and dynamic IT architecture that aligns with the business needs of the organization. For additional info, visit us at

A Word of Thanks

Another Sharkfest has come and gone, and we thank each participant, sponsor, presenter, keynote speaker, coordinator, caterer, staff and general support person for making this a successful, richly educational event once again. All session presentations are available from this page, and recordings of many sessions can be found at