In addition to its central deployment and firewall configuration
features, Panorama also allows you to monitor and report on all
traffic that traverses your network. While the reporting capabilities
on Panorama and the firewall are very similar, the advantage that
Panorama provides is that it is a single pane view of aggregated
information across all your managed firewalls. This aggregated view
provides actionable information on trends in user activity, traffic
patterns, and potential threats across your entire network.
Using the Application Command Center (ACC), the App-Scope, the
log viewer, and the standard, customizable reporting options on
Panorama, you can quickly learn more about the traffic traversing
the network. The ability to view this information allows you to
evaluate where your current policies are adequate and where they
are insufficient. You can then use this data to augment your network
security strategy. For example, you can enhance the security rules
to increase compliance and accountability for all users across the
network, or manage network capacity and minimize risks to assets
while meeting the rich application needs for the users in your network.
The following topics provide a high-level view of the reporting
capabilities on Panorama, including a couple of use cases to illustrate
how you can use these capabilities within your own network infrastructure.
For a complete list of the available reports and charts and the
description of each, refer to the online help.