Custom Reports


 

Custom Reports let you set several criteria and view specific reports. This is especially useful in finding out the bandwidth utilization of a specific host or application. Custom reports can also tell you details about a certain application and which hosts are using it, thereby helping to troubleshoot, and even detect virus activities.

 

Click the Custom Report icon or the Custom Report link on the Dashboard to to set criteria and view custom reports. In the pop-up window that opens up, click the Select Devices link to select the routers and/or interfaces whose traffic needs to be analyzed.

 

Under Report Criteria, you can specify a maximum of three filtering criteria:

The From and To boxes let you choose custom time periods for the report. Use the Calendar icon to select the date and time easily. Use the IN/OUT box to display values based on IN traffic, OUT traffic, or both IN and OUT traffic. The Show box lets you choose how many results to display. You can set this value from the Runtime Administration page.

 

Once you select all the desired criteria, click the Generate Report button to display the corresponding traffic report.

 

The default report view shows the IP addresses of the hosts. Click the Resolve DNS link to see the corresponding DNS values. You can also choose to print this report by clicking the Print icon or the Print link.

 

Custom Reports are different from Troubleshooting Reports. You can troubleshoot only one interface at a time, whereas Custom Reports can be generated across interfaces. Data for Troubleshooting reports is taken directly from raw data, whose maximum retention period can be set from Runtime Administration. But data for Custom Reports is taken from aggregated data in the database.

 

 

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