Gaining insight into internet activity and staying up to date on security events is a challenging task, as firewalls generate a huge quantity of security and traffic logs. Firewall Analyzer offers a number of features that strengthen your network security, including reporting for F5's firewall, BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager. Firewall Analyzer lets you collect, archive, and analyze BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager device logs, as well as generate security and forensic reports.
With Firewall Analyzer, you can access predefined reports that help with analyzing bandwidth usage and understanding security and network activities. Study your firewall's vulnerability level using reports on top denied hosts, blocked URL hits, attacks, viruses, affected hosts, spam, and receiving hosts.
Trend reports in Firewall Analyzer trace patterns in network behavior and bandwidth usage over time. Analyzing trend reports offers insight into the nature of website traffic or network traffic, which helps you make better decisions on capacity planning, business risk assessment, bandwidth management, traffic shaping, and the security posture of your network.
Firewall Analyzer provides a unique way to monitor the internet traffic of your network in real time. Firewall traffic data is collected and analyzed to get granular details about the traffic through each firewall. You don't need any probes or collection agents to get these traffic details.
Firewall Analyzer evaluates logs from different network firewalls to measure network traffic. Firewall logs are collected, archived, and analyzed to get granular details about traffic across F5 BIG-IP firewall devices.
You can minimize the use of bandwidth by monitoring the internet activity of your employees. Fine-tune firewall policies to block or restrict bandwidth-guzzling websites, which helps control employee internet use. This will help ensure there's plenty of bandwidth to keep your business running smoothly.
Apart from exhaustive firewall reports on network security, Firewall Analyzer offers comprehensive alarms and notifications. Generate email or SMS alarms for any security criteria of interest as well as when bandwidth breaches a set value. These alarms can trigger a script to achieve various threat mitigation activities. Alarms are also displayed in Firewall Analyzer's UI.