The SonicWALL can perform a rolling analysis of the event log to show the top 25 most frequently accessed Web sites, the top 25 users of bandwidth by IP address, and the top 25 services consuming the most bandwidth.
The Data Collection section includes:
Start Data Collection - Click Start Data Collection to begin log analysis. When log analysis is enabled, the button label changes to Stop Data Collection.
Reset Data - Click Reset to clear the report statistics and begin a new sample period. The sample period is also reset when data collection is stopped or started, and when the SonicWALL is restarted.
The View Data section allows you to select the desired report from the Report to view menu. The options are Web Site Hits, Bandwidth Usage by IP Address, and Bandwidth Usage by Service. Click Refresh Data to update the report. The length of time analyzed by the report is displayed in the Current Sample Period.
Selecting Web Site Hits from the Report to view menu displays a table showing the URLs for the 25 most frequently accessed Web sites and the number of hits to a site during the current sample period. The Web Site Hits report ensures that the majority of Web access is to appropriate Web sites. If leisure, sports, or other inappropriate sites appear in the Web Site Hits report, you can choose to block the sites.
Selecting Bandwidth Usage by Service from the Report to view menu displays a table showing the name of the 25 top Internet services, such as HTTP, FTP, RealAudio, etc., and the number of megabytes received from the service during the current sample period. The Bandwidth Usage by Service report shows whether the services being used are appropriate for your organization. If services such as video or push broadcasts are consuming a large portion of the available bandwidth, you can choose to block these services.
Selecting Bandwidth Usage by IP Address from the Report to view menu displays a table showing the IP Address of the 25 top users of Internet bandwidth and the number of megabytes transmitted during the current sample period.
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