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Features: Packet Capture

One of your biggest tools for troubleshooting network problems and increasing network security is information. Data packets, the units of information that that make up network and Internet communications, can reveal a lot about the health and security of your network. LAD's packet capture feature lets you capture as much or as little of your Internet and network traffic as you like, whether wired or wireless. With this information, you can get the nitty gritty details of what is going on on the network and see what your computer has been up to (unbeknownst to you).

LAD automatically captures data on all ports and Wi-Fi bands, if available, without you having to do a thing, with both pass-through packet capture and span/mirror capture capabilities. While you may not need to consult the captured packet data every day, this information comes in handy should a network incident require investigation, a problem with a network appliance needs troubleshooting or concerns arise that computers have been compromised by malware or spyware.

By and large, hacks are successful because they take place in the dark, where you can't see them. Packet capture, even if you only look at the data once in while, shines a light and reduces the dark spaces in your network where things can hide unseen.

>> How to Capture Packets with LAD <<

Other LAD Features

  • Wi-Fi for 2.4Ghz, 5G and 6G: Full support of the latest Wi-Fi 6E for both 5G and 6G wi-fi networks plus the mainstay 2.4Ghz band lets you connect, protect and manage a wide range of Wi-Fi clients [read more].
  • Wireless Router: In addition to all its other features, LAD serves as a great wireless router, able to operate in all three bands, whether as a triband, dual-band or [read more].
  • Lateral Firewall: Thousands of sophisticated rules let you control specifically what is allowed and what is not allowed, down to as granular a level as you like, with device-specific, date-specific and time-specific variability [read more].
  • Date & Time Scheduling: Want your computer to disconnect at the end of the day, when you do? LAD's scheduling features let you cut off Internet access partially or fully on a schedule of your choosing [read more].
  • LateralDNS: Simplify and streamline the blocking of unwanted online content and services using domain names for consistent and reliable results [read more].
  • Packet Capture: LAD's packet capture feature lets you capture as much or as little of the Internet and network traffic as you like. This information comes in handy should a network incident require investigation [read more].
  • NAT: Network address translation obscures private/internal IP addresses from the public internet, so that only the Internet-facing IP address is used for communications leaving the private/internal network.
  • DNS: LAD's DNS services monitor and control domain name resolution with no intermediaries, making you impervious to DNS-based exploits and vulnerabilities [read more].
  • Switching & Routing: LAD provides switching and routing services, meaning you can plug all of your devices directly into your LAD without an intervening switch or router.
  • Local Access Control: Locally you can limit which devices on the network can talk to each other and with the Internet, as well as specify the types of communications allowed [read more].
  • Automatic Activity Report: LAD generates reports every eight hours, giving you an overview of your network traffic, plus individual graphs on bandwidth usage for each device on your network.
  • LateralTime: Use LAD's LateralTime feature to sychronize the devices on your network to the same time.
  • Network Management & Monitoring: LAD provides a number of tools for network management and troubleshooting, including ping monitors, Wi-Fi monitoring, LAN and WAN activity monitoring, new device detection and individual client management.


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