FTP monitoring software: Firewall Analyzer

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is used extensively to transfer files from one network to another, but it has its faults.

Simple FTP is not secured, so it is relatively easy for hackers to exploit. Unencrypted, visible user credentials can make way for anonymous authentication. FTP is vulnerable to directory traversal attacks, which give hackers a way to access other files and folders not intended to be accessed. It is also vulnerable to cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks, and allows malware to be stealthily installed.
For these reasons, FTP monitoring is a must. Most importantly, FTP server monitoring is critical, as damage at the server level can bring down the whole network.

Firewall Analyzer is FTP monitoring software that also takes care of FTP traffic monitoring. It reads and analyzes all the FTP logs from a firewall, and monitors the FTP traffic to ensure the security of the network.

This FTP monitoring tool generates reports about the source and destination of FTP traffic, including the user that initiated the file transfer. It also creates reports about the URLs visited and the rules used by FTP traffic.

How Firewall Analyzer helps you keep track of the FTP traffic across your network firewall

Firewall Analyzer receives logs from all types of FTP, making it a well-rounded FTP monitoring tool. It supports:

  • FTP
  • SFTP
  • TFTP 

Where the FTP traffic originates in the network

The application analyzes firewall logs and finds the intranet source that initiated the FTP traffic. It also finds how much bandwidth was utilized for the transfer.

 Host-wise usage FTP monitoring software

Where the FTP traffic ends up in the internet

Firewall Analyzer also uses the logs to find the FTP traffic’s destination in the internet. Similar to FTP source, the application reports the destination-wise bandwidth usage.

Who is using the FTP service profusely

The FTP usage of internal users is also listed out in Firewall Analyzer. It measures and displays FTP users’ bandwidth consumption. You can find out who is using the FTP profusely and whose usage is normal.

User-wise usage FTP monitoring software

Which firewall rules govern FTP traffic

Once you know who is using FTP, the source, and the destination, you need to figure out which firewall rule is allowing profuse use of FTP; this crucial piece of information is available as a report in Firewall Analyzer. With this information, you can contain your organization’s FTP traffic by tuning the respective firewall rules.

Rules used for FTP traffic - FTP monitoring software

Get alerted for any abnormal FTP traffic

You can create alarm profiles to observe FTP traffic in real time, such as track a particular user or watch a specific host. Firewall Analyzer can also alert you when the FTP bandwidth usage of a user, host, or destination exceeds a certain threshold.

 

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Manage your firewall rules for optimum performance. Anomaly free, properly ordered rules make your firewall secured. Audit the firewall security and manage the rule/config changes to strengthen the security.  

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Integrated compliance management system automates your firewall compliance audits. Ready made reports available for the major regulatory mandates such as PCI-DSS, ISO 27001, NIST, NERC-CIP, and SANS.

Firewall Log Management

Unlock the wealth of network security information hidden in the firewall logs. Analyze the logs to find the security threats faced by the network. Also, get the Internet traffic pattern for capacity planning. 

Real-time Bandwidth Monitoring

With live bandwidth monitoring, you can identify the abnormal sudden shhot up of bandwidth use. Take remedial measures to contain the sudden surge in bandwidth consumption.

Firewall Alerts

Take instant remedial actions, when you get notified in real-time for network security incidents. Check and restrict Internet usage if banwidth exceeds specified threshold.

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