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Teledyne LeCroy Releases Hammerhead Utility for Net Protocol Suite v1.85 and Native Wireshark Analysis!

Teledyne LeCroy integrates Ethernet packet capture and inspection with SierraNet and Wireshark!

Santa Clara, CA, November, 2, 2015 – Teledyne LeCroy, the worldwide leader in protocol test solutions, is pleased to announce Hammerhead™ for SierraNet™ Protocol Analysis systems. Hammerhead, supplied with the Net Protocol Suite™ release, v1.85, provides new Ethernet analysis options for the Wireshark™ community - a first in the seamless integration of a dedicated, line-rate protocol analyzer with the ubiquitous Wireshark network packet capture application.

Hammerhead combines SierraNet's unmatched recording abilities with Wireshark's ubiquitous user interface to supply complete, upper level traffic captures that are seamless and universal. Net Protocol Suite projects may be called from the Hammerhead utility directly. Those projects may include all current Net Suite traffic capturing options, i.e. pre-capture filtering, event based triggering, trace memory depth and trigger position selection.

Additionally, when the SierraNet's nanosecond trigger granularity is required, the Net Protocol Suite software provides users the most advanced and complete tool set for creating complex and detailed capture solutions, which include the industries only event timer and counter functions!

The SierraNet family of protocol analysis test tools are the defining platforms for pin-point, deep packet inspection of events and issues affecting high-speed storage and fabric interconnections, during design and validation and in the datacenter. Traffic capture occurs within the analyzer's dedicated in-band, line-rate probing technology, providing bit level detail of the data stream. The SierraNet offers the most accurate depth of triggering functionality, encompassing all physical and logical OSI layers, ensuring lossless packet captures for in-depth analysis.

Wireshark - the "go to" packet capture tool for Ethernet professionals - has been very effective leveraging fabric resident ports to collect packets up to 1G traffic rates. At today's speeds of 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet and 16Gbps Fibre Channel, traditional data tap options present new challenges as they may mask access, miss or drop data packets, or reroute the traffic of interest. SierraNet is purposely built for high-speed serial data capture, and won't impede or drop packets of the link(s) under test.

A tiered application of tools and services in today's fabrics is essential for sustaining the demands and workloads of networks. Protocol analyzers and exercisers are used by integrators, developers and validation engineers to directly record and examine data traffic on serial data communication links between devices and systems. Used in combination with other fabric management tools, the SierraNet system reduces debug and test schedules, lowers resource costs, and closes the loop for concise root-cause determination of challenges faced in today's high-speed Ethernet networks.

About Teledyne LeCroy

Teledyne LeCroy is a leading manufacturer of advanced test instruments that measure, analyze, and verify complex electronic signals. The Company offers high-performance oscilloscopes and protocol test solutions used by electronic design engineers in a wide range of application and end markets. Teledyne LeCroy is based in Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. For more information, visit Teledyne LeCroy's website at teledynelecroy.com.

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