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A protocol analyzer is

[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.[1]
[s]oftware that can reassemble streams from individual packets and decode communications that use various protocols.[2]

References Edit

  1. NIST Special Publication 800-82, at B-6.
  2. NIST Special Publication 800-86, at C-2.

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