What is user activity monitoring?

Monitoring and tracking end user behavior on devices, networks, and other company-owned IT resources plays an important role in network security and bandwidth management. If not performed by an efficient network monitoring tool, this continuous user activity monitoring (UAM) can become cumbersome.

How to monitor user activity on network.

Firewall logs help reveal information about infiltration attempts at the perimeter of a network, and on the nature of traffic coming in and going out of the firewall; this means security administrators can monitor user level security threats and traffic usage by optimally analysing the firewall logs. Security administrators need to also set user specific alarms by setting traffic and bandwidth triggers, this is helpful in identifying anomalous activities in the network

User activity monitoring software

The goal of any UAM tool should be to fetch, analyze, and filter out actionable information valuable for network security and bandwidth capacity planning. Firewall Analyzer is a smart UAM solution that provides the following:

User activity and employee monitoring

With Firewall Analyzer, you can continuously monitor user activity on network, individual user-level bandwidth and security anomalies (User activity monitoring solutions). The employee internet usage monitoring function inFirewall Analyzer helps you to monitor the overuse or misuse of company bandwidth. Apart from this,you also get user-level reports on:

  • Internet sites accessed by the employees in your network.
  • Protocols used for communication.
  • Web usage details and trends.
  • Employee internet transactions that led to an attack.
  • Alarm notifications on restricted site accesses or attempts.
  • Rules used by the employees and their usage pattern.
  • Live internet bandwidth graphs with details of inbound and outbound traffic flows.
  • Alarm notifications on traffic and security anomalies.

These reports not only help track user behavior, but also help identify internal threats in the network.

User Activity Monitoring Report - Firewall Analyzer

VPN activity monitoring

Firewall Analyzer can monitor user sessions for both site-to-site virtual private network (VPN)and remote access VPN connections. With details on user session length, bandwidth usage, VPN device, and VPN type, you can closely monitor VPN users for bandwidth anomalies.

VPN User Activity Monitoring Report - Firewall Analyzer

User configuration monitoring

Firewall Analyzer fetches the firewall configuration using the command-line interface (CLI) or application programming interface (API)from your firewall devices,and enables you to keep an eye on the changes being made to the network security infrastructure by a specific user. Firewall Analyzer's configuration change management reports precisely identify who made what changes to the firewall configuration, and when and why.

User configuration monitoring Report - Firewall Analyzer

Firewall user credential activity monitoring

Firewall Analyzer provides prebuilt Admin Reports, which provide information on user-level access and commands executed by a specific user on the firewall. Apart from this, Firewall Analyzer also keeps track of user-level changes to the settings and firewall policies.

User credential activity monitoring Report - Firewall Analyzer

With these detailed reports, you can easily monitor user activities from end-to-end. Download a free, 30-day trial of Firewall Analyzer and secure your network.

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