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    Colasoft News & Events [Last Updated October 10, 2011]

    Colasoft Enhanced Capsa Network Analyzer with TCP Flow Analysis

    (September 26, 2011) - Colasoft Co., Ltd (, the leading provider of innovative network analysis software solutions, today released the availability of Capsa Network Analyzer7.5. Except for the enhanced user interface, the biggest highlight of Capsa Network Analyzer7.5 is TCP flow analysis which makes it easier for network administrators to analyze application performance and pinpoint critical performance issues.

    Capsa Network Analyzer 7.5 presents a comprehensive high-level overview of application health on your network. From TCP transaction analysis, you can easily access to more detailed information, including TCP server/client response time, delay, retransmissions, and further down to the server flow to observe the actual media content of the flow. “This unparalleled level of control and visibility speeds time to resolve application problems and minimize overall network downtime,” said Ocean Yu, Vice President at Colasoft.

    In addition to MSN and Yahoo Messenger monitor, Capsa Network Analyzer 7.5 added ICQ monitor to meet the market demands. ICQ logs can be easily found at the log tab where detailed information is vividly displayed. Moreover, RADIUS protocol is supported as a new member in the more than 300 protocol analysis family.

    Top Highlights of Capsa Network Analyzer 7.5:
    Powerful TCP flow analysis for application performance optimization
    Add ICQ monitor to analyze and log ICQ activities
    Support RADIUS protocol analysis
    Intuitive TCP transaction sequence diagram
    Enhanced user interface & performance

    Colasoft Announces Beta Release of Capsa for WiFi
    Compatible with all NDIS 6.0 Wireless Network Adapters and Supporting 802.11a/b/g/n Networks

    Dec 21, 2010, Colasoft, an innovative provider of network analysis solutions, today announced beta release of its wireless network analyzer-Capsa for WiFi, a powerful and professional wireless network analyzer designed for complete 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless network troubleshooting, monitoring and analysis, with any of the most popular wireless network adapters. Capsa for WiFi focuses on evolving its solution to enhance the security level as well as improve the reliability and visibility of services for wireless networks, and therefore maximize the value of the IT organization. Now, the beta version is available to the public.

    “Capsa for WiFi is of great compatibility, theoretically, it is compatible with all NDIS 6.0 wireless network adapters”, said Eddie Gao, CTO of Colasoft, “this edition is designed for capturing and analyzing network packets on wireless networks, including 802.11a/b/g/n networks. The great packets capturing and analyzing ability makes Capsa for WiFi stand out of the network analysis world and place itself in a highly competitive position. We encourage our customers, WLAN network administrators, security professionals, home users and whoever is interested in wireless networking technology to test Capsa for WiFi, the official version is scheduled to release in March, 2011.”

    Capsa for WiFi Highlights:

     Support 802.11a/b/g/n
     Auto identify and decode with pre-entered WEP/WPA/WPA2 key
     Compatible with all NDIS 6.0 wireless network adapters
     Auto -scan all access points in the air
     Capture all wireless network packets from one or more APs and keep APs records
     Log DNS, Emails (SMPT POP3), FTP, HTTP & IM messages (MSN & Yahoo Messenger)
     Provide customizable analysis profile and 40 expert diagnosed network problems
     Provide powerful and customizable Reports
     Analyze post-events by replaying packet files
    Currently, Capsa for WiFi runs under window 7 and windows vista.

    If you are interested in trying the beta version, please visit to download and install it and share your experience with us.

    Review: Capsa 7.2.1 from

    Author: Chris Partsenidis
    July 3rd, 2010

    Overall Score: 90%


    A Network Analyser is without doubt an Engineer's best friend.

    Using network analysing software, we are able to monitor our network and dig into the various protocols to see what's happening in real time. This can help us understand much better the theoretical knowledge we've obtained throughout the years but, most importantly, help us identify, troubleshoot and fix network issues that we wouldn't be able to do otherwise.
    A quick search on the Internet will surely reveal many network analysers available making it very confusing to select one. Some network analysers provide basic functions, such as packet sniffing, making them ideal for simple tasks while others give you all the necessary tools and functions to ensure your job is done the best possible way.
    Colasoft's network analyser is a product that falls in the second category. We had the chance to test drive the Colasoft Network Analyser v7.2.1 which is the latest available version at the time of writing.

    Full review at

    June 22, 2010, Colasoft Capsa 7.2.1 Released

    June 22, 2010 - Colasoft, an innovative provider of all-in-one and easy-to-use network analyzer software, today announced the newest version 7.2.1 of its flagship product-Capsa network analyzer, which is the combination of powerful monitoring, alerting, and reporting capabilities. In this version, two long-awaited monitors are added in: IM monitor and Email monitor.

    Product Review: Colasoft Capsa 7.1 from WindowsITPro

    By Michael Dragone on June 1, 2010

    At some point in the career of almost any IT professional, there comes a time when a detailed examination of network traffic at the packet level is required to troubleshoot a problem. These problems often occur at the worst time, and having the ability to quickly perform a detailed traffic analysis is critical to resolving the problem swiftly and efficiently.

    In the field of network analyzers, there's a range of choices. On the one end, you can obtain free tools that support basic capture tasks but require you to perform much of the analysis. On the other end, you can purchase multifunctional tools that perform the analysis for you.

    Full review at

    Long Island Rail Road has chosen Capsa Network Analyzer

    After trying out the demo version, Long Island Rail Road gives a thumbs-up to Colasoft Capsa Analyzer and chooses Capsa to be the guardian of its digital health.

    The Long Island Rail Road (reporting mark LI) or LIRR is a commuter rail system serving the length of Long Island, New York that has been classified as a Class II railroad by the Surface Transportation Board. It is the busiest commuter railroad in North America, servicing around 81 million passengers each year, and the oldest US railroad still operating under its original name and charter. There are 124 stations on the LIRR, and more than 700 miles (1,100 km) of track on its two lines to the two forks of the island and eight major branches.

    March 9, 2010 - Capsa Network Analyzer 7.1.2 released

    “Colasoft Capsa 7.1.2 provides you with enhanced user experience by redesigning the Start Page. And some new features and changes are provided, too. The new Start Page design is intended to give users a clear guide so that users can spend time capturing and monitoring, other than learning how to use the software”, said Roy Luo, CEO of Colasoft. “Some functions are added while some are deleted, it’s our ultimate goal to make Capsa the most easy-to-use network analyzer”.

    Feb 4, 2010 - Capsa Network Analyzer 7.1 released

    Capacity, Customization, Interface, All Enhanced in Capsa Network Analyzer 7.1.
    With the latest Microsoft Office 2007 style, Colasoft Capsa 7.1 provides you with a brand new user interface and enhanced user experience. The new design is intended to display statistics and diagnosis data in a simple-straight and graphical style so that users can get what they want with less clicks. Some unique features and ideas are introduced to Capsa7.1, like Network Profile, this function allows user to set and save network profiles for different environments (departments, clients), making their analysis more customized, accurate and efficient. Another prominent feature is Analysis Objective which provides flexible, extensible and effective analysis performance based on user's analysis objectives

    July 20, 2009 - Capsa Network Analyzer Reviewed by

    As computers become more ingrained in the daily operations of most companies, it seems that running into problems occurs more frequently and with greater consequences. When it comes to computer networks, the key issues are security, speed, and reliability. A newly improved network analyzer called Capsa 6.9 R2.

    July 19, 2009 - Test-drive: Colasoft Capsa network analyzer - Review from TechRepublic

    We are pleased to announce one of the major media in computer and software technology,, recently published a review of Capsa network analyzer.

    July 9, 2009 - Capsa Network Analyzer Recently Reviewed by

    We are glad to see one of the biggest software directory,, recently tested Capsa 6.9 R2 and wrote us a very impressive review.

    July 2, 2009 - Capsa Packet Sniffer 6.9 R2 Now Fully Compatible with Windows 7

    We are pleased to announce a new version of its flagship product - Capsa Packet Sniffer. The latest release Capsa 6.9 R2 is now fully compatible with the current Windows 7 32bit and 64bit Edition, satisfying the users' growing need for Windows 7 compatibility.

    July 1, 2009 - Capsa 6.9 R2 is Coming Very Soon

    We are going to release Capsa 6.9 R2 very soon, stay close.

    June 21, 2009 - Capsa Enterprise Edition Recently Reviewd by

    We are happy to see that, which has a special appetite in reviewing and testing monitoring software, recently tested and reviewed Capsa Enterprise Edition, also gave it a very favorable comment.

    June 18, 2009 - Get Colasoft MAC Scanner Pro Edition For Free, Act Now!

    Are you ready for this? We are. Say goodbye to the Free edition and get your license key for the Pro edition immediately!

    June 15, 2009 - Upcoming: Get MAC Scanner Pro Edition For Free!

    Good news for the users who need advanced features in MAC Scanner Pro:
    Later this month we'll announce an event which users can get MAC Scanner Pro (market price $99) completely Free. So please keep up with our blog and be the lucky ones, subscribe our rss with the tool on the right top corner. Good Luck!

    May 15, 2009 - 10% Discount Only In May, New Coupon Code Released!

    Colasoft is saving you from financial crisis!
    10% off discount for Colasoft Network Analyzer
    Save at least $55 to purchase Capsa in May!
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    May 7, 2009 - UGI Monitors & Analyzes Networks with Colasoft's Network Analyzer Software

    Following giant customers like AIRBUS, IBM, INTEL, PEPSI, PHILIPS, UGI now becomes another Colasoft's big customer. UGI will deploy Colasoft Network Analyzer to whole company computer network, to analyze network problems, detect network intrusion attempts, and gain information for effecting a network intrusion, monitor network usage, gather and report network statistics, filter suspect content

    March 30, 2009 - New Partner: Horus-Net GmbH & Co. KG in Remagen, Germany

    We are glad to announce that HorusNet, a data communication specialist company whose core competence lies in the analysis and evaluation of measurement data (for LAN, WLAN or VoIP-specific projects), recently becomes our distributer of Colasoft software products in Germany.

    March 23, 2009 - New Partner: Kaltron Security LTD in Nicosia, Cyprus

    We are glad to announce that Kaltron Security LTD, an information technology solutions company headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus, recently becomes a Silver Reseller of Colasoft software products in Cyprus & Greece regions.

    March 3, 2009 - Mozambique, Colasoft Network Analyzer Enters a New Market

    link - Sistemas de Information, Lda., a company focused on the implementation of solutions based on Internet platform, has purchased Capsa to add value to its business and increase work efficiency. This means Colasoft enters a new market with is high-performance yet cost-effective network analyzer software products.

    January 6, 2009 - Colasoft Official Blog Newly Released!

    We are glad to announce that we've launched Colasoft official blog for improving users' experience, stay close with us for the latest company news & events, tips and howtos.

    Nov 14, 2008 - Colasoft Winter Promotion Now's Back!

    We are pleased to launch our winter promotion campaign again. During this winter (from Nov 14, t0 Dec 24), if you purchased our best seller - Capsa Enterprise with 1 year maintenance (product id:18051:cool:, you can get one additional year free maintenance immediately, which means you can always upgrade your Capsa to the latest version in future 2 years.

    Oct 21, 2008 - Colasoft Packet Sniffer Now Supports ISL and FCoE

    Colasoft has released Capsa 6.9, packet sniffer software designed for network monitoring and troubleshooting purpose.

    Colasoft, a dedicator in network analysis field, recently released version 6.9 of its flagship product - Capsa, a packet sniffer software designed for network monitoring and troubleshooting purpose. Two new protocols, Cisco Inter-Switch Link (ISL) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) now can be recognized and decoded. This latest version also improved user's experience based on user's feedbacks.

    Sep 26, 2008 - Airbus Chooses Colasoft Packet Sniffer on Their Recent Project

    After successfully passing Airbus test on their test platform on one recent project, Colasoft Capsa Enterprise Edition was chosen by Airbus to be the packet sniffer on the project for network monitoring and debugging purposes.

    Sep 24, 2008 - New Client: First Inland Bank PIc(FinBank PLC)

    First Inland Bank, which is the largest native bank in Nigeria, who's offering a wide range of banking products and financial services to corporate and retail customers through a variety of delivery channels, specialized subsidiaries and affiliates in the areas of Investment Banking, Retail Banking and Private Banking, has transformed to FinBank for its growth projections.

    They chose Colasoft Capsa 6.8 Enterprise Edition to improve the network management & security.

    July 07, 2008

    Colasoft Capsa 6.8 Newly Released

    We are pleased to announce the release of Capsa 6.8. The latest version supports customizing packet saving length and viewing IP geographic information. In addition, a new dock window is available for quick connecting Colasoft online resources; 4 new protocol decoders are now added, including Bittorrent, Emule, MSSQL, and TNS. New features and improvements of version 6.8 include:

    New Features:
    • New Option for "Auto save packet file" in General Settings to specify the length of each packet to be saved.
    • New GEO column in Endpoint View.
    • New dock window for "Online Resources".
    • New protocols decoder supported: Bittorrent, Emule, MSSQL, TNS.

    • Updated the lib for National IP Address information.
    • Improved the DNS analysis modules.
    Bug fixed:
    • When the program is not running, openning unsupported packet file by double click may cause incorrect value under count value in Summary View and Diagnosis view.

    May 08, 2008

    MAC Scanner Pro 2.2 Newly Released

    Two months later after we first released MAC Scanner Pro 2.1, we are pleased to announce the release of the upgraded version, MAC Scanner Pro 2.2. In the past two months we have received many valuable suggestions and feedbacks from our MAC Scanner users. According to these suggestions and feedbacks, we've made following improvements in this new release:

    New Features:
    • Supports scanning workgroup information of IP hosts.
    • Add workgroup property in host database.

    • The scan and database view can now be sorted by network adapter manufacturer.

    Bug fixed:
    • Sorting by 'MAC Address' is incorrect.
    • Print and print preview function always disabled due to a bug in update command UI routine.
    Mar 03, 2008

    MAC Scanner Pro 2.1 Newly Released

    We are pleased to announce the release of MAC Scanner 2.1 Pro, a network tool for scanning MAC address and IP address in a local network, meaning MAC Scanner Pro eventually comes public.

    Last Christmas we provided MAC Scanner 2.0 Pro as special gift for Colasoft existing customers. From then on we have received warm requests for a public version of MAC Scanner Pro from Colasoft network tools fans. In responding to these requests, we are pleased to release MAC Scanner Pro 2.1 which supports customizing scan range, editing scan results, database maintenance, automatic comparison, and so on. Main features of this version include:

    • Support customizing scan range
    • Support adding scan results into database as database records
    • Support editing scan records in database
    • Automatically compares scan results with database records
    • Supports adding scan results or database records to Colasoft Capsa Name Table
    • Supports exporting results as Colasoft Capsa Name Table file
    • Supports print and print preview

    Feb 21, 2008

    Colasoft Capsa 6.7 Newly Released

    We are pleased to announce the release of Colasoft Capsa 6.7. In this version 110 new protocols are now supported, including Time, Nameserver, Tacacs, Xns-time, JE, Discard, Systat, Qotd, MSP, Daytime, Msg-auth, Auditd, Ni-ftp, MPM, MPM-snd, Re-mail-ck and so on, which means that Colasoft Capsa now supports more than 300 network protocols. In addtion, six new protocol decoders including GGP, ISMP, IGRP, EIGRP, CDP, and CGMP are added. Major improvements of version 6.7 include:

    New Features:
    • 110 new protocols supported, including Time, Nameserver, Tacacs, Xns-time, JE, Discard, Systat, Qotd, MSP, Daytime, Msg-auth, Auditd, Ni-ftp, MPM, MPM-snd, Re-mail-ck, La-maint, XNS-ch, XNS-auth, XNS-mail, Tacacs-ds, Mit-ml-dev, CTF, NPP, DCP, Supdup, Swift-rvf, Tacnews, Mcidas, Pwdgen, Cisco-fna, Cisco-tna, Cisco-sys, Statsrv, Emfis-data, Emfis-cntl, GGP, HMP, PRM, RDP, IRTP, NETBLT, DCCP, IDPR, DDP, SDRP, IDRP, DSR, NARP, TLSP, PVP, SMP, PTP, CRTP, CRUDP, PIPE, FC, SPS, SNP, ISO-TP4, SKIP, CFTP, EIGRP Hello, EIGRP Query, EIGRP Reply, EIGRP Update, Login, Who, Yahoo Messenger, X-Window, ISMP, UMA, ISO-TP0, ISO-IP, BFTP, SGMP, SGMP-traps, NAMP, Send, RIS, MPP, CDC, Http-mgmt, PIP, Rtsps, Pdap, NSRMP, RSVP_tunnel, IBM-app, SNPP, RCP, NMSP, IDFP, SCC Security, Submission, Password-chg, SMIP, XDAS, CFS, RAMP, ACNET, Sflow, CRIP, TRIP, Mnet-discovery, Rwhois, SCCP, Citrix ICA, Rexec, Biff, RTP with VLC.
    • Support decoding GGP, ISMP, IGRP, EIGRP, CDP, CGMP.
    Bug Fixed:
    • DHCP decoder may cause program hang when decoding certain DHCP packets.
    • On Windows x64 platform, cannot start capture due to packet buffer size validation failure if available physical system memory larger than 2GB.

    January 15, 2008

    Colasoft Moves into South Chengdu Hi-Tech Plaza

    As the original office cannot satisfy the needs of the fast developing Colasoft Company, we have moved our office to the South Chengdu Hi-Tech Plaza, a dedicated software development base and digital entertainment research center.

    After we moved into the new office, we are ready for the even faster development and providing better services to our customers.


    Our contact information is changed to:

    Mail Address:
    Floor 10, Building 1, South Chengdu Hi-Tech Plaza, 3# West Fucheng Avenue, Hi-Tech Zone, Chengdu, P.R. China

    Pre-Sales Toll Free:
    +1 888-467-2634 (USA)
    Monday - Friday 9:00 - 17:00 (Pacific standard time, except holidays)

    Corporate HQ Telephone:
    +86 28-85120922 (China)
    Monday - Friday 9:00 - 17:30 (GMT + 8 hours)

    +86 28-85120911

    December 27, 2007

    Colasoft IM Monitor Coming Soon

    As a 4-in-1 (MSN, ICQ, AOL, Yahoo Messenger) IM monitoring and management tool, Colasoft IM Monitor performs real-time monitoring, message archiving, advanced searching, and customized report generating, providing both companies and families easy IM management solution. Based on Browser/Server architecture, it allows you to monitor IM activities of the entire network from any remote computer.

    Key Features of Colasoft IM Monitor include:

    • Supports 4 most popular IM systems including MSN, ICQ, AOL and Yahoo Messenger.
    • Monitor real-time data of IM activities including general statistics, message content, account status, IP hosts etc.
    • Display captured messages in conversation mode, helping you know chatting logic better.
    • Automatically archive messages into database for future reference.
    • Advanced search ability to filter content by keywords, time, account, IM system, IP address, or combination.
    • Unique report function to generate customized report on demand and in intuitive graphs.
    • Automatically send scheduled report to your email box.
    • Browser/Server architecture allows you to monitor IM activities of the entire network from any remote computer.
    • Supports external database including MS Access, MS SQL Server and MySQL.
    • Supports two levels of access authority and multiple system users.

    Learn more...

    December 10, 2007

    Colasoft Official Support Forum Launched

    In order to provide better customer services and establish a platform where customers can get together and discuss our products, we launched our official support forum at Wilders Security Forums.

    Now you can sign up and login at Wilders Security Forums to ask for our services and discuss our products with other users in our official support forum or read other beneficial threads.

    Before you make a post, please make sure you have carefully read and accepted Wilders Security Forums Terms Of Service. Purchase of a licensed product, with or without maintenance agreements, does not ensure access to the forum resources.

    Please understand that we may not be able to respond to your posts immediately due to time zone differences.

    Special thanks to all staff of Wilders Security Forums.
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2011
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