SHARKFEST 2013 Marks 15th Anniversary of Wireshark

SHARKFEST 2013 Marks 15th Anniversary of Wireshark 
Registration Is Open for the Sixth Annual Educational and Training
Forum for Wireshark Developers and Users 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/12/13 --  Riverbed Technology
(NASDAQ: RVBD), the application performance company, today announced
it will host the sixth annual SHARKFEST 2013 at UC Berkeley, June
16-19, which marks the 15th anniversary of Wireshark(R). SHARKFEST is
the annual gathering of the global community of Wireshark developers
and users to share knowledge and advance the evolution of Wireshark
-- a packet and network analyzer -- as well as other complementary
open source projects. This year's event will feature keynotes from
Gerald Combs, the original developer of Wireshark; Rich Seifert,
co-author of the original Ethernet specification; and Charles Kaplan,
an industry visionary.  
SHARKFEST is a four-day conference focused on instruction, knowledge
transfer, and sharing of the latest best practices for packet
analysis, network security, network and application performance
optimization, and troubleshooting. Attendees include Wireshark and
other network-related open source tools developers, IT professionals,
computer science students and teachers, security and network
consultants, network engineers, veteran network analysis trainers,
and users. SHARKFEST 2013 will once again offer popular hands-on labs
with world-class veteran network consultants and trainers, and the
opportunity to network with Wireshark and networking industry experts
in a relaxed, informal setting. 
SHARKFEST 2013 will feature three keynote sessions from industry
thought leaders:  


 
--  Rich Seifert, M.S.E.E., M.B.A., J.D., president of Networks and
    Communications Consulting and co-author of the original Ethernet
    specification, will discuss the development of the original
    DEC-Intel-Xerox Ethernet and the evolution of network standards over
    30 years. In his keynote, "The Nice Thing About Standards is That
    There are so Many of Them: Musings of an Early Networker," Seifert
    will examine why some technologies succeed and others fail and revisit
    his 2001 proclamation, "Stupid Network Ideas," as a test of this
    insight. This keynote will take place on Tuesday, June 18 at 9 a.m. -
    10 a.m.
--  Gerald Combs, creator of Wireshark and director of open source
    projects at Riverbed(R), will deliver a keynote address entitled,
    "History of the Wireshark Project -- Reminiscing on a 15 Year
    Project." During this keynote Mr. Combs will share an overview of
    Wireshark, including major milestones and plans for its continued
    evolution. Core developers and supporters will also join Combs to
    share their insights about the project over the past 15 years. This
    keynote will take place on Monday, June 17 at 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
--  Charles Kaplan, technical director in the Office of the CTO at
    Riverbed and a 20 year security veteran, will examine how despite the
    risk of ever-more sophisticated attacks across a greatly expanded
    surface area, most people simply don't take security as seriously as
    they should. In his keynote presentation, "To Engineer is Human -- So
    is Being Lazy," Mr. Kaplan will share how users have an innate ability
    to find workarounds to security roadblocks, which can actually be
    harnessed as a means of exposing opportunities for improvement. This
    keynote will take place on Wednesday, June 19 at 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

  
The forum will also offer an additional three-day Wireshark Certified
Network Analyst (WCNA) Boot Camp. Taught by renowned Wireshark
University trainer Laura Chappell, the WCNA Boot Camp will review
each topic listed on the WCNA Exam and be available to SHARKFEST
attendees at a discounted rate. To learn more and register for the
certification program attendees can view information here:
http://sharkfest.wireshark.org/bootcamp.html. 
"SHARKFEST provides the Wireshark community with a remarkable forum
to exchange ideas and information that promote continued innovation
around Wireshark and other open source projects," said Gerald Combs,
director of open source projects at Riverbed, and the original author
of the Wireshark source code. "Over the past 15 years, the Wireshark
project and community has continued to thrive as network monitoring
and troubleshooting play a critical role in meeting enterprise
network performance requirements. We look forward to another
fantastic event and to sharing best-practices and knowledge that will
drive the community forward." 
Wireshark is the world's most popular, free network analyzer with
more than 500,000 downloads per month. Created by Gerald Combs under
the original name Ethereal, today Wireshark is maintained by a
dedicated group of core developers and sponsored by Riverbed through
its 2010 acquisition of CACE Technologies, Inc. As the sponsor,
Riverbed is committed to maintaining the strong, independent, and
community-driven nature of Wireshark. 
Conference Registration
 Conference registration is open. An early
bird rate of $695 is available through April 15.The regular
conference registration fee is $895. The WCNA Boot Camp registration
fee is $795 through April 15 and $995 thereafter. Hands-on labs are
$75 per seat. For more information and to register, please visit:
http://sharkfest.wireshark.org. 
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