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I am excited to announce that Wireshark has a new home. CACE
Technologies, Wireshark's primary sponsor and my employer, has been
acquired by Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ:RVBD).
Riverbed is an exciting, fast-growing company that makes WAN
optimization and IT performance management products. We started a
serious conversation with them concerning acquisition during SHARKFEST
this past June. Much of the conversation was about keeping Wireshark
the way it is: strong, independent, and community-driven. The more we
spoke with them the more we saw a perfect fit. Riverbed truly
understands computer networking, and their very talented management team
has such clear vision that we feel very comfortable betting our future
on them. Their co-founder and CTO, Steve McCanne, is one of the pioneers
of our field. He created BPF, libpcap and NS.
Very little is going to change for Wireshark in this transition. I will
stay onboard and keep running things in the same way you are all used
to. The only difference will be the additional resources that a larger
company will lend to the project.
Wireshark would not be the world's leading network analyzer were it not
for its talented and dedicated community of users and contributors.
Everyone at CACE Technologies recognizes that, and we would like to
thank each of you for having been with us on this journey. As we
continue the journey as Riverbed employees we are still committed to
working with and for you. I have no doubt that Wireshark will thrive for
years to come.
If you have questions please ask them on this list or on
ask.wireshark.org and I'll answer as quickly as possible.
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