SonicWall firewall analyzer, rules/policies, log & configuration

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 SonicWall firewall appliance fit like a glove enabling you to strengthen the network security. Firewall Analyzer lets you to collect, archive, analyze SonicWall device logs and generate security and forensic reports.

SonicWall network security and capacity management

With Firewall Analyzer for SonicWall, you can access pre-defined reports that help in analyzing bandwidth usage 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.

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SonicWall 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 capacity planning, business risk assessment, bandwidth management, traffic shaping, and network security posture.

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SonicWall VPN monitoring

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

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SonicWall bandwidth monitoring

Firewall Analyzer for SonicWall 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.

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SonicWall traffic analyzer

Firewall Analyzer acts as a SonicWall Firewall Bandwidth Management tool and measures network traffic based on the analysis of logs received from SonicWall firewalls (SonicWall Bandwidth Usage Report). Firewall logs are collected, archived, and analyzed to get granular details about traffic (SonicWall Firewall Bandwidth Monitor) across SonicWall firewall devices.


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Employee internet usage monitoring

With Firewall Analyzer you can monitor SonicWall traffic and can maximize the business usage of Internet bandwidth using the employee Internet monitoring report. 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.

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SonicWall security audit

Firewall Analyzer for SonicWall  provides elaborate compliance report for the Firewall devices. The report helps to configure the Firewall rules, which will prevent potentially dangerous access to network and allow only those network hosts that are required. The issues are assessed and the results are presents as statistics.

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Securepoint 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.

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SonicWall supported versions

Company Firewall/Version WELF Certified Other Log Format
SonicWall Sonic OS 5.8.x and above (supports ' IPFIX with extensions ') Available Available

Steps to Configure

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


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