Thursday, August 17, 2006

Creator of Ethereal(R) Joines the WinPcap team; Wireshark is Born

Davis, CA (PRWEB) June 8, 2006 -- We are proud to announce that Gerald Combs, creator of Ethereal®, has joined CACE Technologies ( He will be working with Loris Degioanni and Gianluca Varenni, the creators of the WinPcap packet capture library (, forming a world-class team of network analysis experts. As his first venture in this new alliance, Gerald has created the Wireshark network protocol analyzer, a successor to Ethereal®.

Wireshark's home is Enhanced and improved, Wireshark is the ultimate tool of choice for network troubleshooting, protocol development, and education worldwide. The unique partnership of Wireshark and WinPcap brings a new synergy, power, and benefits to the open-source community and industry. The upcoming version of Wireshark will be 0.99.1. A pre-release version is available right now at

"I am indebted to core development team of Ethereal® for joining me to work on Wireshark. With their help and contributions from the user community, we're set to continue our success in building the world's leading open-source network protocol analyzer. We have lots of new and exciting things planned for Wireshark! I'm also really excited about joining CACE. Loris and Gianluca are well respected in the community, and it will be great to work with them. As an added bonus, Davis is a great place for my wife and me to raise our daughter," said Gerald.

"We’re thrilled to welcome Gerald to CACE Technologies and expect to do great things together. The sky’s the limit," said Loris.

ABOUT CACE Technologies - CACE Technologies,, is an innovative and dynamic company specialized in low-level networking solutions. We are experts in Windows and Linux device driver and network monitoring tools development.

CONTACT: John Bruno, CACE Technologies, john.bruno @