Inbound & Outbound Reports - Firewall Reports


    The Inbound Outbound Traffic Reports section includes reports that show traffic details when inbound traffic (traffic coming into LAN) and outbound traffic (traffic going out of LAN) for the firewall, are separated. In order to separate inbound and outbound traffic, you need to first configure your intranets by clicking the Intranet Settings link from the Settings tab. When configured, the Inbound Outbound Traffic Reports shows you which hosts and what protocol groups have been contributing the most traffic on either side of the firewall.

    The Top Hosts - Inbound Firewall Traffic graph shows the top hosts contributing to traffic inbound (traffic coming into LAN) to the firewall. The table below the graph shows the host name or IP address, along with the number of hits and the total bytes of traffic generated.

    Note: If the host (IP/DNS name of the machine which initiated the conversation) is INSIDE the LAN (Internal Host), then their RECEIVED will be counted as inbound and If the host (IP/DNS name of the machine which initiated the conversation) is OUTSIDE the LAN (External Host) then their SENT will be counted as inbound.

    If you drill down any of the host conversation, the conversation data is displayed in a pop up table with the following columns: User, Destination, Protocol, Hits, Time, Received, and Sent.

    The Top Hosts - Outbound Firewall Traffic graph shows the top hosts contributing to traffic outbound (traffic going out of LAN) to the firewall. The table below the graph shows the host name or IP address, along with the number of hits and the total bytes of traffic generated.

    Note: If the host (IP/DNS name of the machine which initiated the conversation) is INSIDE the LAN (Internal Host), then their SENT will be counted as outbound and If the host (IP/DNS name of the machine which initiated the conversation) is OUTSIDE the LAN (External Host) then their RECEIVED will be counted as outbound.

    If you drill down any of the host conversation, the conversation data is displayed in a pop up table with the following columns: User, Destination, Protocol, Hits, Time, Received, and Sent.

    The Top Protocol Groups - Inbound Firewall Traffic graph shows the top protocol groups contributing to traffic inbound to the firewall. The table below the graph shows the protocol group, along with the number of hits and the total bytes of traffic generated.

    If you drill down any of the protocol conversation, the conversation data is displayed in a pop up table with the following columns: Host, User, Destination, Protocol, Hits, Time, Received, and Sent.

    The Top Protocol Groups - Outbound Firewall Traffic graph shows the top protocol groups contributing to traffic outbound to the firewall. The table below the graph shows the protocol group, along with the number of hits and the total bytes of traffic generated.

    If you drill down any of the conversation, the conversation data is displayed in a pop up table with the following tabs: Top Protocol, Top Hosts, Top Users, Top Destinations, Top Conversations, Traffic Distribution - Working Hours, Traffic Distribution - No-working Hours.

    Under each tab of analysis of traffic sent using a specific protocol, the following details are displayed.

    • Top Protocol

    Protocol, Hits, Bytes Sent (MB) and % Byte Sent.

    • Top Hosts

    Host, Hits, Bytes Sent (MB) and % Byte Sent.

    • Top Users

    User, Hits, Bytes Sent (MB) and % Byte Sent.

    • Top Destinations

    Destination, Hits, Bytes Sent (MB) and % Byte Sent.

    • Top Conversations

    Host, Destination, Protocol, Hits, Bytes Sent (MB) and % Byte Sent.

    • Traffic Distribution - Working Hours, Traffic Distribution - No-working Hours

    Hour of the Day, Hits, and Bytes Sent (MB)