You can configure custom reports that the
firewall generates immediately (on demand) or on schedule (each
night). To understand the selections available to create a purposeful
custom report, see Custom
After the firewall
has generated a scheduled custom report, you risk invalidating the
past results of that report if you modify its configuration to change
its future output. If you need to modify a scheduled report configuration,
the best practice is to create a new report.
Manage Custom Reports
and then enter a
To base a report on an predefined template, click
and choose the template. You can then edit
the template and save it as a custom report.
to use for
Each time you create a custom report, a log view
report is automatically created. This report show the logs that
were used to build the custom report. The log view report uses the
same name as the custom report, but appends the phrase (Log View)
to the report name.
When creating a report group, you
can include the log view report with the custom report. For more
information, see Manage
to run the report each night. The report is then available for viewing
column on the side.
Define the filtering criteria. Select the
preference, and select the columns that must display
in the report.
attributes if you want to further refine the
selection criteria. To build a report query, specify the following
. Repeat as needed to construct
the full query.
—Choose the connector
(and/or) to precede the expression you are adding.
—Select the check box to interpret
the query as a negation. If, for example, you choose to match entries
in the last 24 hours and/or are originating from the untrust zone,
the negate option causes a match on entries that are not in the
past 24 hours and/or are not from the untrust zone.
—Choose a data element. The
available options depend on the choice of database.
—Choose the criterion to determine
whether the attribute applies (such as =). The available options
depend on the choice of database.
—Specify the attribute value
For example, the following figure (based
database) shows a query that
matches if the Traffic log entry was received in the past 24 hours
and is from the untrust zone.
To test the report settings, select
Modify the settings as required to change the information that is
displayed in the report.
to save the custom report.
Examples of Custom Reports
If you want to
set up a simple report in which you use the traffic summary database
from the last 30 days, and sort the data by the top 10 sessions
and these sessions are grouped into 5 groups by day of the week.
You would set up the custom report to look like this:
And the PDF output for
the report would look as follows:
you want to use the query builder to generate a custom report that
represents the top consumers of network resources within a user
group, you would set up the report to look like this:
The report would display
the top users in the product management user group sorted by bytes.