In continuation to our earlier postsNon-intrusive & Real-time Monitoring of Corporate Users’ Internet Activity Part – I,Part – II, and Part – III,we will now show you how to monitor corporate users’ Internet activity with Firewall Analyzer – Custom Report.

Use Case 3: Custom Report

With Firewall Analyzer you can create a custom report to get the web sites (URLs) visited by network users. The custom report generated will be available under ‘My Reports’.

This report displays the details of the web sites accessed by an enterprise user like, URLs, URL Categories, Number of visits (Hits), Date & Time of visit, Duration of visit, Total bytes consumed, Resource, Source, Destination, Protocol, Bytes sent and Bytes received. The details can be chosen as per requirement.

The screen shot of web access report for user ‘samuel’ is displayed below:

  User based Custom Report


The procedure to create a report profile is given below.

Step 1:

Create custom report using Add New > Report Profile menu.

  Create Custom Report


Step 2:

Select the required device(s).   Add a new filter for the report profile of select an existing filter.  

 

  Add Device


Add a new report filter.   Include or exclude the Protocols, IP/Hosts, Destination, Events, and User in the filter. The ‘include’ and ‘exclude’ filter criteria combination offers basic level correlation. Select ‘Include the following User’. Specify the user to be filter as ‘samuel’ in the text box and add it.

  Create User Filter


Step 3:

Select the graphical and table report types. If required schedule the periodic generation of report

  User Filter

Configure the graphical setting of the report

  Graphical Setting

Configure the table setting of the report

  Table Settings

With this, web sites access report for each user can be generated. As you can see the filters and report settings are so flexible that versatile reports can be created to monitor the employee web usage.

Read about ‘How Lake Health, a leading community health care provider in Northeast Ohio, efficiently monitors internet bandwidth utilization & accelerates decision-making using ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer

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