Trend reports in Firewall Analyzer trace patterns in user behavior and network usage over time. Analysis of trend reports gives better insight into the nature of web site traffic or network traffic , and helps IT make informed decisions on capacity planning, business risk assessment, bandwidth management, traffic shaping, and network security posture.
Protocol trend reports show hourly trends in Web, Mail, FTP, and Telnet traffic. Comparing the current trend with the historical trend, you can determine peak usage times for each protocol group. Working and non-working hour protocol trends help IT identify top protocols used over time.
Traffic trend reports show trends in traffic across the firewall on an hourly, and weekly basis. Trends in traffic generated during working hours and non-working hours, is also shown. Using these reports, you can identify peak hours, and recurring network bottlenecks quickly.
Event trend reports show trends in the number of events triggered by the firewall on a historical and current basis. Event trends are especially useful in troubleshooting links, and identifying security risks.
VPN trend reports show trends in the number of VPN connections accessed through the firewall on a historical and current basis. VPN trends are especially useful in troubleshooting VPN connections, and identifying security risks.