Simulating Firewall Logs
The Simulate option lets you test Firewall Analyzer with sample
data before setting it up on your network. The sample data is taken from the
firewall_records.xml file present in the <Firewall Analyzer Home>/server/conf
directory on the server.
||The Simulate option lets you view reports for firewalls
only, and not squid proxy servers.
When you click the Simulate link from the welcome
screen or the Settings tab, the syslog server in Firewall
Analyzer starts receiving the sample data as logs. The server then analyzes
this data and generates reports assuming this data to be actual firewall logs.
As a result, you can view all the pre-defined
firewall reports, create custom
report profiles, and set up notifications
just like you would when actual data is received.
At any time, click the Stop Simulate link from the Settings
tab to stop sending the sample data to the server. However, data already sent
to the server will be present until the database is reinitialized.