News

TR-069 self-testing tool promises faster connected device certification

March 19, 2021 • 1 min read

The latest press release from the Broadband Forum announces their new self-testing process for BBF.069 certification, featuring CDRouter as the first approved tool for the program.

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USP/TR-369 deployed by 76% of CSPs by 2022 says latest survey

February 09, 2021 • 2 min read

The Broadband Forum recently released the results of a survey of over one-hundred Communications Service Providers (CSPs) on the future of the connected home.

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Announcements

CloudShark in container environments

January 19, 2021 • 1 min read

CloudShark is moving to containers, and we want to work with you!

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News

Juniper Mist AI integrates with CloudShark for automatic capture and instant analysis

November 06, 2020 • 1 min read

We’re very excited to announce our integration with Mist by Juniper!

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News

Tom Peterson Seminar on Analyzing Honeypot Traffic at SharkFest

November 04, 2020 • 2 min read

This seminar includes lessons we learned running honeypots of our own and analyzing network captures of the activity

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Press Releases

QA Cafe Joins RDK Project to Aid Open Source Solutions

October 27, 2020 • 3 min read

QA Cafe, a leading provider of IP test solutions and capture analysis tools for broadband access, home networks, consumer electronics, and service providers, today announced that it has joined the RDK community. Its CDRouter test solution for broadband and Wi-Fi routers and gateways will aid the project with repeatable, automated testing of the RDK-B reference code implementations.

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Events

QA Cafe to moderate premium BBF Connected Home session at Broadband World Forum

September 30, 2020 • 2 min read

Jason Walls from QA Cafe is joining other industry experts for a special session during the “Connected Home Summit” at the upcoming Broadband World Forum 2020 Virtual Event. QA Cafe will moderate and participate in the panel, “Deploying Real User Services in the Connected Home” with Nokia, Verizon, BT, F-Secure, and Domos.

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News

CloudShark powered by QA Cafe

September 15, 2020 • 1 min read

CloudShark has always been owned and operated by QA Cafe, and today we’re taking the first steps to align all our amazing network products under one umbrella.

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News, Press Releases

CloudShark Announces New Analysis Capabilities with Zeek Integration

July 08, 2020 • 2 min read

CloudShark, a web-based packet analysis platform, provides valuable network insights faster with Zeek logs

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Press Releases

QA Cafe Announces Test Support for Apple HomeKit-enabled Routers

June 18, 2020 • 2 min read

Portsmouth, N.H., June 18, 2020 (via PRNewswire) – QA Cafe, a leading provider of IP test solutions and capture analysis tools for broadband access, home networks, consumer electronics, and service providers, today announced the release of the CDRouter add-on for Apple HomeKit. CDRouter is a robust suite of automated tests designed to successfully pre-test and accelerate time to market for HomeKit-enabled routers.

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News, Press Releases

CloudShark Integrates with Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR to Accelerate Incident Response

May 27, 2020 • 2 min read

CloudShark Enterprise, a secure packet analysis and management platform designed for increasing team efficiency, is now integrated with Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR

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Press Releases

QA Cafe Delivers Fully Automated Feature, Security, and Performance Test Solution for Wi-Fi 6 Access Devices

April 23, 2020 • 2 min read

Wi-Fi 6 testing support in CDRouter is available now

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Announcements

QA Cafe Announces New Wi-Fi Router Security Test Solution

March 26, 2020 • 2 min read

PORTSMOUTH, N.H., March 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – QA Cafe, a leading provider of IP test solutions and capture analysis tools for broadband access, home networks, consumer electronics and service providers, today announced the release of the CDRouter Security test add-on.

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Announcements

CDRouter Release 12.0 - Introducing CDRouter Security

March 26, 2020 • 2 min read

Successful home and office networks are mandatory to keep our world moving forward. Network quality and network security are the two most important factors you should be focusing on in your devices. Unfortunately, cybercriminals are targeting home/SOHO gateways and Wi-Fi APs.

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Announcements

CloudShark Extends CS Personal Accounts For Remote Work During COVID-19 Crisis

March 18, 2020 • 1 min read

Here at CloudShark we know that as an IT or network security professional, you are on the front lines when it comes to maintaining this critical infrastructure.

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Announcements

Interoperability and validation of the latest TR-069 and USP devices in CDRouter 11.8

January 23, 2020 • 3 min read

It’s known now that managed Wi-Fi is the future of Wi-Fi. Moreover, as more and more devices become active on the network, it is in the best interest of service providers, CPE vendors, and consumer electronics manufacturers to expand and standardize how they gain valuable data to ensure a quality end-user experience.

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Announcements

Full USP compliance testing and more in CDRouter 11.7

November 14, 2019 • 2 min read

As TR-069 has evolved into TR-369, or the User Services Platform, QA Cafe has been on the cutting edge, helping to test early implementations at plugfests and early versions of the open-source OB-USP-Agent.

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Announcements

CloudShark 3.7 - Unleash the expertise of your entire team with profile management

November 05, 2019 • 3 min read

CloudShark 3.7 brings this idea to its next evolution with profile management.

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News

Breldoitalia hotspot gateway access features instant packet analysis through CloudShark integration

October 29, 2019 • 1 min read

We’re pleased to welcome BreldoItalia Engineering Wireless to the family of CloudShark integrators!

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Events

Retrospective - USP/TR-369 technology and certification plans at Broadband World Forum 2019

October 02, 2019 • 1 min read

Watch the Connected Home panel discussion at BBWF and videos of the demo

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Announcements

Dive deep into your results, test USP over MQTT, lw4o6 support and more in CDRouter 11.6

September 12, 2019 • 2 min read

We’ve released CDRouter 11.6, with some transformative changes to how you can analyze packet captures in your test results, the addition of lw4o6 to our growing list of supported IPv6 transition mechanisms, and support for MQTT transport when testing USP/TR-369.

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Announcements

Flexible, fast, and responsive network and security analysis - advances in CloudShark 3.6

August 20, 2019 • 3 min read

Collaborative analysis that focuses on simplicity and speed is the new standard for how network and security professionals work these days.

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Press Releases

QA Cafe Releases First Fully Automated Test Platform for WPA3 enabled Wi-Fi Routers, APs, and IoT devices

July 23, 2019 • 2 min read

Continues to help network device manufacturers, service providers, and MSOs deliver high quality products with its industry standard CDRouter test platform

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Announcements

WPA3 connectivity, multi-client performance, 10 Gig, and more with CDRouter 11.5

July 23, 2019 • 3 min read

CDRouter 11.5 is here, featuring the industry’s first fully-automated feature, scalability, and performance testing over WPA3 links, plus a whole lot more. You can read the full release notes to see it all!

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News

Tom Peterson of CloudShark speaking at SharkFest US 2019

June 04, 2019 • 5 min read

This year, our own Sr. Technology Specialist Tom Peterson will be speaking at SharkFest US 2019

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News

CounterFlow AI Partners with CloudShark to Optimize Security Analysts' Workflows

June 04, 2019 • 1 min read

CounterFlow AI, the first security provider to deliver true intelligent packet capture capabilities, today announced their partnership with CloudShark to integrate the technology into CounterFlow AI’s solutions

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Announcements

Testing TR-069 HTTP bulk data collection, new DHCP test cases, and more in CDRouter 11.4

May 23, 2019 • 3 min read

Does your device support TR-069 HTTP bulk data collection for analytics applications? Have you had a detailed look at your device’s behavior in logs generated by CDRouter’s firewall tests? Does your device lock down responses to DHCP requests to the correct ports?

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News

QA Cafe's 2019 networking roadmap survey

April 02, 2019 • 1 min read

Help us shape the future of broadband, business, and consumer networks!

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Announcements

CDRouter release 11.3 - Captive DNS, TR-069 Amendment 6, top test lists, and more

March 28, 2019 • 2 min read

CDRouter 11.3 contains new features for devices implementing parental control services or captive portals, looking for out-of-the-box test cases, or migrating to TR-069 Amendment 6. You can read the full release notes to see everything we’ve added.

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Profitap Solution Brief - Seamless Packet Capture and Analysis with CloudShark/ProfiShark

March 05, 2019 • 1 min read

The team at Profitap are the leading developers of network visibility tools and network test access points (TAPs).

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Announcements

CDRouter release 11.2 - L2GRE, Wi-Fi improvements, live network packet capture, and more

February 06, 2019 • 2 min read

CDRouter 11.2 adds powerful new functionality to make testing enterprise gateways, cloud-dependent routers, and the latest standardized Wi-Fi APs more comprehensive than ever before. You can read the full release notes to see everything we’ve added.

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Announcements

Announcing our new website and product lineup

January 07, 2019 • 2 min read

We’re happy to announce our move to CloudShark.io!

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News, Press Releases

CloudShark and Profitap partner to transform the IT network analysis workflow

December 06, 2018 • 3 min read

CloudShark, operated by QA Cafe, partner with Profitap on a joint solution aimed at advancing the way IT professionals keep networks operational and secure

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Press Releases

QA Cafe Promotes Security in Edge Networking Devices Through Better Testing

December 04, 2018 • 2 min read

QA Cafe, a leading provider of IP test solutions and capture analysis tools for broadband access, home networks, consumer electronics and service providers, today announced the release of a suite of easy to run security tests.

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Announcements

CDRouter release 11.1 - security testing, MAP-E, virtual test interfaces, and more

December 04, 2018 • 4 min read

With our new security test package, MAP-E, WiFi packet capture and improved packet capture viewer, CDRouter 11.1 is an important upgrade for CDRouter users. Most of our improvements come from our customers, so never hesitate to contact us with your feature requests!

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Press Releases

QA Cafe Delivers First Test Platform for USP

September 04, 2018 • 3 min read

QA Cafe, a leading provider of IP test solutions and capture analysis tools for broadband access, home networks, consumer electronics and service providers, today announced the release of the CDRouter USP test add-on.

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Announcements

CDRouter release 11.0 - User Services Platform (USP) add-on, IPv6 VPN tunnels, custom SNMP tests, and more

September 04, 2018 • 2 min read

In this release we’re happy to announce the release of our new add-on for testing the Broadband Forum’s User Services Platform (USP). That plus some major updates for handling Wi-Fi APs and IPv6 VPNs makes this a major release for CDRouter.

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Announcements

CDRouter release 10.7 - TR-069 functional interop, new automation features, and more

April 26, 2018 • 2 min read

This release has several major feature updates including both new tests and enhancements to CDRouter’s complete automation platform.

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Announcements

CDRouter release 10.6 - TR-143 diagnostics, custom profiles, and more

April 05, 2018 • 2 min read

This release has some amazing new tests and features for TR-069 testing, IPv6, and Wireless WAN.

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Announcements

CDRouter release 10.5 - new wireless testing, ARP security, result comparison, and more

February 06, 2018 • 2 min read

We’ve brought huge leaps in CDRouter’s wireless test capability, some critical tests for ARP vulnerabilities, and more:

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Announcements

CloudShark 3.4 - GeoIP maps, custom protocol preferences, and more

December 11, 2017 • 2 min read

It’s the beginning of Winter here, and that means the devs are hard at work building new features into CloudShark to prevent themselves from freezing.

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News, Press Releases

Velocimetrics partners with CloudShark for better data visibility in trading environments

November 30, 2017 • 2 min read

We’re happy to announce a great partnership with Velocimetrics, which has integrated CloudShark Enterprise into their financial/trade data network visibility solution.

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Announcements

Malware Analysis Webinar Challenge

September 07, 2017 • 2 min read

This is a capture with multiple hosts in it, and something “bad” has happened to one of them. How would we figure which one it was and what happened?

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Announcements

CDRouter Release 10.4 - GRE, Application Latency, TR-069 Bootstrap, and more

August 16, 2017 • 1 min read

CDRouter 10.4 is now available!

With some major features and upgrades to performance, TR-069, and more, it’s a great time to upgrade your CDRouter system.

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Announcements

CloudShark at Sharkfest 2017

June 08, 2017 • 3 min read

Sharkfest 2017 was fun. Zach and Tom made an appearance on behalf of CloudShark!

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Announcements

CDRouter Release 10.3 - DOCSIS, DUT Control, and More

March 22, 2017 • 2 min read

CDRouter 10.3 is now available! We recently teased the release of CDRouter DOCSIS, and 10.3 contains that plus much more.

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Announcements

Introducing Threat Analysis in CloudShark

March 06, 2017 • 1 min read

Cyber attacks today are bigger, faster, and happening more frequently than ever.

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Announcements

CloudShark 3.0 - Introducing DeepSearch

July 11, 2016 • 1 min read

New in CloudShark 3.0, DeepSearch lets you get more out of your capture archive by finding packets that match standard Wireshark filters.

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Announcements

CloudShark 2.7 - protocol ladder diagrams

November 17, 2015 • 1 min read

CloudShark 2.7 introduces a powerful new way to look at packets.

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Announcements

CloudShark 2.6.0 - Auto-Delete, OAuth, and New User Tools

August 03, 2015 • 2 min read

After spending some time in deep meditation, the CloudShark team is ready to bring you CloudShark 2.6.0.

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Announcements

CloudShark 2.5 - Geolocation, HTTP object forensics, Wireless decryption

March 17, 2015 • 2 min read

Yes, it’s only been two months, but we had so many great ideas percolating (Yes, percolating. Like coffee.)

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Announcements

CloudShark 2.4 - Secure Delete, CentOS 7, and Monitoring

January 26, 2015 • 2 min read

We’ve had our noses to the grindstone for quite some time, but we’re happy to announce that CloudShark 2.4 is here!

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Announcements

Uploading Captures From OpenWrt to CloudShark

June 18, 2014 • 1 min read

This is a powerful feature for power users, recently, an OpenWrt package was developed that adds QA Cafe CloudShark capture and upload capability.

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Announcements

Solved: Run-By Capture Challenge - Something Strange with Multicast

October 17, 2013 • 2 min read

This packet challenge has concluded! Read on for the solution, or check out the original challenge for more information.

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Announcements

Solution - Packet Capture Challenge 6

December 13, 2012 • 3 min read

This capture challenge has concluded! Thank you for all of your answers! You can find the solution here, or try the challenge for yourself.

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Announcements

Capture Wireless Traffic On Android Devices

December 10, 2012 • 1 min read

The developers over at Kismet Wireless just released a packet capture app for Android devices!

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Announcements

Solution to Packet Capture Challenge #5 - TCP Fast Open and Home Routers

October 04, 2012 • 4 min read

This challenge is now concluded! Click to read the solution or to check out the original challenge!

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Press Releases

CDRouter chosen as official tool for BBF.069 CPE Certification Program

October 01, 2012 • 2 min read

QA Cafe, a leader in test and analysis solutions for the telecom and data communications industry, has had its flagship CDRouter test platform selected by the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) for the performance of the Broadband Forum’s BBF.069 Certification program announced this week.

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Announcements

Packet Capture Challenge #4 - Solution

August 14, 2012 • 3 min read

This challenge is now finished! Read the solution below or scroll down to try the challenge for yourself!

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Announcements

Sharkfest Packet Capture Challenge Solution

June 28, 2012 • 2 min read

Thanks to all who participated in the packet capture challenge at Sharkfest 2012! We had a great time at Sharkfest! Here’s the solution, or scroll down to try the challenge yourself!

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Announcements

Packet Capture Challenge #3 - Solution

April 24, 2012 • 3 min read

This challenge is over! You can find the solution below. First off, thanks to everyone who sent in a solution. The solution is posted here, or try the challenge yourself below!

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Announcements

Packet Capture Challenge 7 - Deep, Deep Packets

April 09, 2012 • 1 min read

Haven’t got one of our snazzy CloudShark P-Caps yet? Well, how good are your dissector skills?

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Announcements

Packet Capture Challenge #2 - Solution

April 03, 2012 • 3 min read

This challenge is over for now. You can find the solution below! Try the challenge yourself below!

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Announcements

Packet Capture Challenge #1 - The Solution

March 20, 2012 • 2 min read

Watch Joe show you the solution from a cafe in downtown Portsmouth, NH, or try the challenge for yourself below!

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Press Releases

CDRouter Incorporates Nmap Analysis for Broadband Gateway Security

December 01, 2011 • 1 min read

Portsmouth, NH, USA - QA Cafe, a leader in test and analysis solutions for the telecom and data communications industry, announced that version 7.0 of its popular CDRouter platform has incorporated Nmap, the premier open-source network security scanner.

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