SonicWall firewall auditing and monitoring
Firewalls are vital components that protect an organization’s network from threats and attacks. They help control network traffic, monitor and report on unauthorized access, and block unwanted information from entering the network. Syslog data generated from firewalls can reveal insights into potential network threats and how to mitigate them.
EventLog Analyzer provides out-of-the-box support for SonicWall firewalls along with other firewall devices. Our solution analyzes, monitors, and manages all firewall log data, making the auditing process much easier. Other benefits of auditing SonicWall firewalls with EventLog Analyzer include:
- A user-friendly interface with an intuitive dashboard.
- Over 60 out-of-the-box reports for SonicWall firewalls that aid in security and compliance auditing.
- Easily customizable report templates to meet internal policy needs.
- Custom compliance reports to fulfill growing compliance standards.
- Real-time email and SMS alerts on configuration changes and events of interest.
- Powerful log forensic analysis with a high-speed log search engine that uses various search algorithms, including Boolean, range, wild card, group searches, and more.
EventLog Analyzer provides simple, predefined audit reports with in-depth information about SonicWall devices. These reports are generated from a centralized console, and can be represented in table, list, and graphical formats. EventLog Analyzer's SonicWall reports fall under the following categories:
Security: These reports give insights into security threats, such as SYN flood and routing table attacks, connections that have been denied, and details on critical attacks. These security insights help prevent or mitigate potential attacks on the network. Read more
User auditing and management: These reports track all firewall activities, such as the deletion or addition of users, changes in privilege levels, and successful and failed user logons. Monitoring firewall activities helps manage and audit both user and firewall administrator accounts. Read more
Traffic monitoring: These reports let you know which traffic is allowed inside the organization’s network, including website traffic. Traffic monitoring reports can also be sorted based on source, destination, port, and protocol to identify patterns. Website traffic trends and allowed traffic reports give insights into network traffic. Read more
Security policies and rules monitoring: These reports track changes made to firewall rules and network policies, which can help with periodic policy cleanup. They monitor all access points, security events based on severity (such as emergency, alert, error, and warning events), and system events (including clock updates, removed and inserted PC cards, and status of log space). Read more
You can get instant notifications for any events of interest via SMS or email by configuring predefined alert profiles, or build custom alert profiles by defining criteria that fit your needs. Log data is automatically archived for forensic analysis, helping your organization meet regulatory compliance standards. Archiving log data lets administrators investigate past data by drilling out raw or formatted log data anytime they like.