WatchGuard firewall rules/policies, configuration & log Analyzer

Gaining Internet activity insights and keeping abreast about security events is a challenging task as the security appliance generates a huge quantity of security and traffic logs. With a package of features, Firewall Analyzer's reporting capability for WatchGuard firewall appliance fit like a glove enabling you to strengthen the network security. Watchguard Firewall Analyzer lets you to collect, archive, analyze WatchGuard firewall logs and generate security and forensic reports, thus acting as a WatchGuard Firewall Management Software.

WatchGuard security and capacity management

With Watchguard Firewall Analyzer, you can access pre-defined reports that help in analyzing Watchguard bandwidth usage reports (Watchguard Traffic Monitor) and understanding security and network activities. These reports helps you to study the security vulnerability with top denied hosts, blocked URL hits, attacks, targets, virus, affected hosts, spam, receiving hosts.

WatchGuard security and capacity management

WatchGuard bandwidth capacity planning

Trend reports in Firewall Analyzer trace patterns in network behavior and bandwidth usage over time. Analysis of trend reports gives better insight into the nature of web site traffic or network traffic, and helps you make decisions on WatchGuard bandwidth management, capacity planning, business risk assessment, traffic shaping, and network security posture.

WatchGuard bandwidth capacity planning

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WatchGuard VPN monitoring

VPN trend reports show trends in the number of VPN connections accessed through the WatchGuard firewall on a historical and current basis. VPN trends are especially useful in troubleshooting VPN connections, and identifying security risks.

WatchGuard VPN monitoring

WatchGuard configuration change management

Firewall Change Management report (WatchGuard Firewall Monitoring) keeps track of all changes in Watchguard Firewall configuration from time to time. It fetches Firewall device configuration using SSH / TFTP protocols.

WatchGuard configuration change management

WatchGuard log analysis

Firewall Analyzer's data repository keeps a record of every change to the firewall, including who made it, what was modified, and when it was done. Track who changed what with an easy-to-use interface that shows you what you need to see in a line-by-line format.

WatchGuard Firewall Log Management - ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer

WatchGuard change monitor report

Search and report instantly on implementation details for any change happened. This report includes information on who implemented the change, when it was implemented, and on which firewall.

WatchGuard change alerts

Firewall Analyzer for WatchGuard monitors the device and captures all changes, planned or unplanned, and alerts the right people. Notifications can be sent to team members in easy-to-read emails, or to other monitoring systems via syslog.

WatchGuard configuration change management report

With Firewall Analyzer for WatchGuard, you can ensure that all the configurations and subsequent changes made in the WatchGuard Firewall device are captured periodically and stored in the database. The configuration data is used to generate various reports. With Firewall Analyzer's Configuration Change Management for WatchGuard firewall Appliance you can find out 'who' made 'what' changes, 'when' and 'why'. Not only that, it alerts you in real-time on your mobile phone when changes happen.

WatchGuard Bandwidth Monitoring

Firewall Analyzer provides you a unique way to monitor the Internet traffic of the network in near real-time. Firewall traffic data is collected and analyzed to get granular details about the traffic across each firewall. There is no requirement for any probes or collection agents to get these details on the traffic.

WatchGuard Bandwidth Monitoring

WatchGuard Traffic Analyzer

Firewall Analyzer measures network traffic based on the analysis of logs received from different network firewalls. Firewall logs are collected, archived, and analyzed to get granular details about traffic across WatchGuard firewall devices.

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Employee internet usage monitoring

Firewall Analyzer acts as a Watchguard Bandwidth Monitor and hence you can maximize the business usage of Internet bandwidth using employee Internet monitoring. You can fine-tune the Firewall policies to block or restrict bandwidth guzzling web sites and in turn effectively control the employee Internet usage. This will ensure that the bandwidth is available for smooth functioning of the business."

WatchGuard firewall alerts

Apart from exhaustive firewall reports with respect to network security, Firewall Analyzer offers comprehensive alarms and their notifications.

Alarms can be generated for an anomalous security criteria, bandwidth values, and any normal criteria of security interest.

Alarms can be notified via email and SMS. It can trigger a script to achieve various threat mitigation activities. Alarms are also displayed in the UI screen.

WatchGuard firewall alerts

WatchGuard supported versions

Company Firewall/Version WELF Certified Other Log Format
All Firebox Models v5.x, 6.x, 7.x, 8.x, 10.x, 11 or higher
Firebox X series, x550e, x10e, x1000, x750e or later
XTM version 11.9
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Steps to Configure

For detailed steps about how to configure Firewall Anlayzer with WatchGuard's firewall appliance you can refer this link here


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Other features

Firewall Reports

Get a slew of security and traffic reports to asses the network security posture. Analyze the reports and take measures to prevent future security incidents. Monitor the Internet usage of enterprise users.

Firewall Compliance Management

Integrated compliance management system automates your firewall compliance audits. Ready made reports available for the major regulatory mandates such as PCI-DSS, ISO 27001, NIST, NERC-CIP, and SANS.

Firewall Rule Management

Manage your firewall rules for optimum performance. Anomaly free, properly ordered rules make your firewall secured. Audit the firewall security and manage the rule/config changes to strengthen the security.  

Real-time Bandwidth Monitoring

With live bandwidth monitoring, you can identify the abnormal sudden shhot up of bandwidth use. Take remedial measures to contain the sudden surge in bandwidth consumption.

Firewall Alerts

Take instant remedial actions, when you get notified in real-time for network security incidents. Check and restrict Internet usage if banwidth exceeds specified threshold.

Manage Firewall Service

MSSPs can host multiple tenants, with exclusive segmented and secured access to their respective data. Scalable to address their needs. Manages firewalls deployed around the globe.


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