Schedule and Share URL Filtering Reports
Advanced URL Filtering

Schedule and Share URL Filtering Reports

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Schedule and Share URL Filtering Reports

Where can I use this?
What do I need?
  • Prisma Access (Managed by Strata Cloud Manager)
  • Prisma Access (Managed by Panorama)
  • NGFW (Managed by Strata Cloud Manager)
  • NGFW (Managed by PAN-OS or Panorama)
  • Legacy URL filtering licenses are discontinued, but active legacy licenses are still supported.
  • Prisma Access
    licenses include
    Advanced URL Filtering
You can schedule, generate, and share various reports related to URL filtering and web activity.

Schedule and Share URL Filtering Reports (
Strata Cloud Manager

Whether you're using Panorama or
Strata Cloud Manager
to manage
Prisma Access
, you can use
Strata Cloud Manager
for URL Filtering reports. In
Strata Cloud Manager
, go to Activity for interactive URL Filtering data and reports. You can share Activity reports within your organization and also schedule them for regular updates. Here are the
Prisma Access
dashboards and tools that leverage and are most relevant to URL Filtering:
  • —See which URL categories account for the most web activity in your network, the top 10 malicious URLs, and top 10 high-risk URLs.
  • —See individual users’ browsing patterns: their most frequently visited sites, the sites with which they’re transferring data, and attempts to access high-risk sites. The data from your URL Filtering logs and the Cloud Identity Engine enable this visibility.
  • Search for a security artifact (an IP address, domain, URL, or file hash) to interact with data just for that artifact, drawn from both your network and global threat intelligence findings.
To access user activity data and share reports easily and securely, we recommend activating and configuring the Cloud Identity Engine.
  1. Access the URL filtering executive summary.
    Executive Summary
    and click the URL Filtering tab.

Schedule and Share URL Filtering Reports (

  1. Add a new custom report.
    1. Select
      Manage Custom Reports
      a report.
    2. Give the report a unique
      , and optionally a
    3. Select the
      you want to use to generate the report. To generate a detailed URL Filtering report, select
      from the Detailed Logs section:
  2. Configure report options.
    1. Select a predefined
      Time Frame
      or select
    2. Select the log columns to include in the report from the Available Columns list add them (
      ) to the Selected Columns. For example, for a URL Filtering report you might select:
      • Action
      • App Category
      • Category
      • Destination Country
      • Source User
      • URL
    3. If the firewall is enabled to prevent credential phishing, select the Attribute
      , the Operator
      and the Value
      Credential Detected
      to also include events in the report that record when a user submitted a valid corporate credential to a site.
    4. (
      ) Select a
      Sort By
      option to set the attribute to use to aggregate the report details. If you do not select an attribute to sort by, the report will return the first N number of results without any aggregation. Select a
      Group By
      attribute to use as an anchor for grouping data. The following example shows a report with
      Group By
      set to
      App Category
      Sort By
      set to a
      Top 5
  3. Run the report.
    1. Click the
      Run Now
      icon to immediately generate the report, which opens in a new tab.
    2. When you are done reviewing the report, go back to the
      Report Setting
      tab and either tune the settings and run the report again, or continue to the next step to schedule the report.
    3. Select the
      check box to run the report once per day. This will generate a daily report that details web activity over the last 24 hours.
  4. Commit
    the configuration.
  5. View the custom report.
    1. Select
    2. Expand the
      Custom Reports
      pane in the right column and select the report you want to view. The latest report displays automatically.
    3. To view the report for a previous date, select the date from the calendar. You can also export the report to PDF, CSV, or XML.

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