DNS Security Dashboard Overview
Scroll through the AutoFocus DNS Security dashboard
to view and drill down into various DNS trends discovered in your
network by AutoFocus. Each dashboard widget provides a unique view
into how DNS requests are processed and categorized. Clicking on
widgets allow you to change the context of the dashboard or view
more information about a specific trend, domain, or statistic.
If you are running DNS Security on PAN-OS 9.x, server response
and request data for cached verdicts and benign domains on the firewall
are not uploaded to AutoFocus. Expanded Data Collection for
DNS Security Improvements
, which collects and forwards this
data to improve analytics, was added in PAN-OS 10.0.
From the DNS Security dashboard page, you can:
View DNS request statistics and trends
View DNS activity associated with malicious domains
View the breakdown of DNS-based malware and request types
View your organization's coverage (number of firewalls with
a DNS Security license)
Filter the contents of your dashboard based on the DNS category
and the time-frame.
Filter by DNS Category—Select from
Tunneling, other C2
, to filter the data set based on a DNS type.
Allow List category is a list maintained by Palo Alto Networks of
explicitly allowable domains based on metrics from PAN-DB and Alexa.
These allow list domains are frequently accessed and known to be
free from malicious content.
Filter by Period—Select from
Last 7 days
to display data for a specific time-frame.
Drill Down on the DNS Security Dashboard Widgets for more details
on a specific DNS request trend or statistic.