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Protocol Analyzer

Definition(s):

  A device or software application that enables the user to analyze the performance of network data so as to ensure that the network and its associated hardware/software are operating within network specifications.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-82 Rev. 2 from The Automation, Systems, and Instrumentation Dictionary

  Software that can reassemble streams from individual packets and decode communications that use various protocols.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-86