PacketTrap to Participate in Wireshark University's Sharkfest Developer and User Conference

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PacketTrap CEO Steve Goodman Invited as Speaker in Open Source Panel Discussion

The Future of Open Source Tools.

PacketTrap Networks (, a leading network management solutions provider, announced today that PacketTrap CEO Steve Goodman has been invited to join Mr. Fyodor, best-selling technology author and founder of, Loris Degioanni, CTO of Cace Technologies, and Scott Haugdahl, Founder and CTO of Bitcricket, in a panel discussion titled, "The Future of Open Source Tools." The discussion will take place on Wed., April 2, 2008 at 12:45pm and will be moderated by Mike Pennacchi. Mr. Pennacchi specializes in troubleshooting network problems and training networking professionals in server management, application monitoring, email monitoring and other network management areas. The conference will be held at Foothill College in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Sharkfest, sponsored by PacketTrap Networks, ExecuTrain, Gigamon Systems, LoveMyTool, Network Critical and Solera Networks, will be a 3-day event attended by open source developers from around the world. The conference includes training and discussions about network analysis, troubleshooting, network security and other network monitoring topics.

Leaders from the Open Source world for network management, network security and network forensics will discuss current technologies available to meet the needs of an enterprise. Areas of discussion include:

  •     How to increase the effectiveness of your wired or wireless network management application
  •     The latest on WLAN security
  •     How to address network security issues through network forensics

Details for the event can be found at or

About PacketTrap Networks:
PacketTrap is favored for its ability to cleanly integrate open source technology with its own library of network diagnostic tools within a centralized network dashboard. PacketTrap's flagship solution, the pt360, provides you with a personal look into your network and lets you complete bandwidth utilization, network discovery and other tasks from a single screen. It includes port scan, SNMP scans, TFTP server tools, reporting capabilities and more. PacketTrap believes most current offerings are point products lacking a central dashboard, integration and correlation. They are complex, expensive and/or poorly supported. PacketTrap is committed to providing solutions that are clean to use and integrated together.


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