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WildPackets Releases Ethereal Decode Enabler

Walnut Creek, California, April 18, 2005 – WildPackets Inc., innovators in advanced network services fault analysis, today announced a new Ethereal(R) Decode Enabler. The utility, which allows access to the thousands of decoders developed by the broad Ethereal developer community through the EtherPeek formatted user interface, was developed for use with the latest versions of EtherPeek, EtherPeek NX, EtherPeek VX voice analyzer, AiroPeek, AiroPeek NX and the OmniPeek line of portable and distributed multi-topology network analysis products.

Using the open APIs found in the Peek Software Development Kit (SDK), WildPackets engineers developed the Enabler to demonstrate the power of WildPackets APIs and to provide access to Ethereal decodes when performing detailed bit-level packet analysis.

According to WildPackets CTO J. Scott Haugdahl, “The Enabler brings thousands of decodes developed by the Ethereal community into the Peek family. This empowers the user to access the many esoteric and diverse decodes used by the developer community, while taking advantage of the robustness and advanced features of our core technology, including our proven expert system technology.”

About the Ethereal Decode Enabler
Designed for developers, engineers, and IT staff, the Enabler allows WildPackets customers to expand WildPackets’ decoded packet display to the larger realm of Ethereal decodes, also known as dissectors. The Enabler is non-supported freeware for use with compatible Peek products. Maintenance owners can access it by logging into MyPeek.

About WildPackets, Inc.
Since 1990, WildPackets has been delivering real-time fault analysis solutions that enable the world’s organizations to keep their networks running securely and reliably, day after day. From the desktop to the datacenter, from wireless LANs to Gigabit backbones, on local segments and across distributed networks, WildPackets products enable IT organizations to quickly find and fix problems affecting mission-critical network services. WildPackets products are sold in over 60 countries through a broad network of channel and strategic partners. Over 5,000 customers across all industrial sectors use WildPackets products daily to troubleshoot networks and maximize network uptime. WildPackets customers include Cisco Systems, Comcast, EDS, Microsoft, Siemens AG, Unisys, Motorola, and Deutsche Bank. Strategic partners include Aruba, Atheros, Cisco, 3Com, Intel and Symbol Technologies. For further information, please visit

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