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Albedo Net.Shark

Gigabit Ethernet Wire-Speed Battery Powered Network Tap

Albedo Net.Shark is an FPGA based Tap with hardware filtering capabilities capable of capturing GbE traffic at wire-speed. Running in pass-through mode all traffic is passed through the unit, traffic that matches user defined filters is passed to the monitoring ports or to the internal SD storage card.


The use of mirror ports on routers for monitoring applications can be unreliable, as it is not guaranteed that 100% of network traffic will be captured. Routers are primarily designed for routing tasks with the traffic mirroring functionality being assigned a low priority. With the Net.Shark you can guarantee that you can access the data that you want even at wire-speeds.


  • World first hand-held, battery and 100% autonomous TAP
  • Hardware (FPGA) performance
  • Breaks out FDX traffic into separate streams to be dropped
  • It may aggregates filtered traffic to one DROP port into a single output stream
  • Traffic Regeneration






  • Sixteen (16) simultaneous filters can be applied to the traffic
  • Ethernet source and destination MAC addresses
  • Selection of MAC address sets with masks
  • Ethertype value with selection mask
  • VLAN-VID with selection mask
  • VLAN-CoS value with selection mask
  • IP source, destination, and source-and-destination
  • IP address group: subset of addresses filtered by masks
  • Protocol encapsulated in the IP packet (TCP, UDP, Telnet, FTP, etc.)
  • DSCP field, single value and range
  • TCP/UDP port, single value and range
  • Agnostics filters defined by 16 bits masks and user defined offset
  • Lawful filter: 64 byte pattern match at any place in the frame payload





  • Any Wireshark user requiring GbE performance
  • VoIP providers and installers
  • R+D centers
  • Law applications
Albedo Telecom Ether.Genius

16 Hardware filters on Port A and Port B allow you to catch only the network traffic that you want to see even at line rates.

Net.Shark can operate as a network tap, traffic matching user defined filters can be stored or sent to mirror ports

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