News, Press Releases

CloudShark and Profitap partner to transform the IT network analysis workflow

December 06, 2018 • 3 min read

Read the Streamlined Packet Capture and Analysis solution brief from Profitap to learn more.

Portsmouth, NH, Dec. 5, 2018 - CloudShark, operated by QA Cafe, providers of elegant software solutions for communication and information technology, has partnered with Profitap, the leading developers of network visibility tools and network test access points (TAPs) on a joint solution aimed at advancing the way IT professionals, charged with keeping networks operational and secure, gather and work with network packet captures.

“Network trace files are often overlooked as a go-to source for network troubleshooting data, when they are often the best,” said Geoffrey Kempenich, Managing Director at Profitap. “Our ProfiShark solution is the first truly portable packet capture TAP that makes gathering them, even on high-speed links, extremely easy for IT teams at home or in the field. The CloudShark system makes it easy to get the most value out of that data. That’s why we saw it as the perfect pairing for powerful and effective network analysis and troubleshooting.”

Part of Profitap’s family of portable and compact troubleshooters, the ProfiShark series are dedicated network TAPs for network monitoring, traffic capture and analysis, operating in-line on an Ethernet network to capture data. By generating standardized “pcap” format files, trace data can then be easily stored and analyzed in CloudShark’s powerful and secure capture management system, which works right in a user web browser in an easy to deploy system under an enterprise’s administrative control.

“Without the right tools, captures are difficult to obtain and equally difficult to work with,” said Joe McEachern, founder and CEO at QA Cafe. “We set out to solve that problem when we made CloudShark. Paired with ProfiShark, the workflow around using captures to solve real network issues really becomes seamless. Users can gather capture data with ProfiShark, organize it all in a single place, then search, analyze, and collaborate on that data with entire teams without the need to download software or pass around large amounts of sensitive data. It really is transformative and we think SME and enterprise IT teams will have a significantly easier time resolving issues when using these tools together.”

About Profitap

Profitap develops and manufactures Copper and Fiber Network TAPs, Network Packet Brokers and Portable Field Service Troubleshooters. These solutions are designed with the security, forensics, deep packet capture and network performance monitoring sectors in mind.

Profitap network solutions help eliminate network downtime and add security to existing and new networks all over the world. All of Profitap’s networking monitoring tools are highly performant, secure and user-friendly, and provide complete visibility and access to your network, 24⁄7.

With more than 1,000 clients from 55 countries, Profitap has become a must-have solution and tech partner for many important businesses, many of which are among Fortune 500 companies. For more information on network access and visibility visit