Vantage Update

Release Date: 3rd April 2013 Changes since Log Formats: Apache: Alteration to Apache IBM format (duration field) Astaro: Fixed Date/Time field (time missing) ContentKeeper: Added support for new ContentKeeper syslog format IronPort: Added Ironport W3C format IronPort: Fixed Bounce Mail detection & importing IronPort: Renamed Ironport ‘C350 mail’ to ‘C-series mail’ IronPort: Improved C-Series …

What Are Profiles?

Profiles in WebSpy Vantage are WebSpy’s own site categorization system. The categorization is done using keyword matching on the entire URL of the website, and the results of this can be seen in Reports and Summaries Analyses. Vantage comes with some sample profiles included which can be fully customized to suit your own categorization requirements.

Video: Customizing Template Nodes

In this video we will look at the construction of a node within the report template, and what you can customize on it. You can also view this information in a text article here:

Video: Duplicating Report Templates

This video tutorial looks at the first step in customizing report templates – duplicating them to your own log file schema, so that you can use all of the fields from your log files rather than just the base fields. You can also view this information in a text article here:

Reporting on Keywords Typed Into Search Engines

WebSpy Vantage is able to report on the search words that users typed into search engines. This article will show you how to create a report that shows this information or add it to an existing report template.

Increase Report Speed : Reduce What You Import

Vantage is designed to import everything from your log files, but if you are not interested in looking all of the fields available, then this could be slowing down your reports.

How To: Report On Date and Time A Site Was Visited

One of the most common things we hear is ‘how do I report on when a site was visited’. While this poses a few potential problems, this article will look at some possible solutions.

Microsoft TMG SQL to Text Script

Microsoft Forefront TMG logs activity to it’s internal SQL Express database. In addition to the extra steps you need to perform to access this database from a remote server, importing data into Vantage is much slower than importing from W3C Text logs. You can easily change the logging from SQL Express to W3C text logs …

Report Templates: Making The Most of Your Data

This is the first in a series of articles on customizing report templates in Vantage. The first step is opening up the existing templates to all of the fields available in your log files, rather than just the base fields, giving you more data to work with.