Vantage Video Series: #1 Overview

This is the first of a series of videos showing you how to configure Vantage in detail. This video is a high level overview, giving you a general insight into the software and its different parts. WebSpy Vantage Ultimate Overview from Fastvue on Vimeo.

Running Multiple Instances of Vantage

In the latest Vantage auto-update (2.2.0.68), we’ve included an experimental feature to allow multiple instances of WebSpy Vantage to run on the same operating system. The goal here is to run reports at the same time using multiple instances of the application. To do this, we have also include a second experimental feature to disable …

Vantage Update 2.2.0.68 (Exchange 2010, Juniper and IronPort Traffic Logs, and more)

We have released an automatic update for the Vantage range of applications. This update includes some new loader formats, an experimental feature as well minor fixes and improvements. Of note, this release includes full support for Microsoft Exchange 2010 Tracking logs (previously supported with the Exchange 2007 loader, but missing a few fields), as well …

Creating and Analyzing SonicWALL Log Files

I’ve put together a couple of quick videos to show you how to configure logging on your SonicWALL appliance, and how to import and analyze these log files in WebSpy Vantage. You can also read through these steps on this page: Analyzing SonicWALL log files with WebSpy.

Detecting a distributed reflected DNS attack

The other night as I was getting ready to sleep, I received an email from the host of my personal Linux VPS saying that I had exceeded my monthly transfer quota. I didn’t pay much mind to the warning, as the excess transfer was insignificant, and at that time I was too tired to care. I closed my email, got into bed and fell asleep.

Reporting on Astaro Security Gateway

Astaro Security Gateway devices are capable of producing some very detailed log files including full URLs, usernames, categories, block action and reason which gives you some great reporting options in WebSpy Vantage. Take a look at our dedicated Astaro pages to get an idea of what can be achieved when analyzing Astaro Web Gateway log …

Watch Latest Webinar – Web 2.0 in the Workplace today

In light of Clearswift’s (network security vendor and WebSpy technology partner) latest research report, Web 2.0 in the Workplace Today, WebSpy and Clearswift will host a series of webinars aimed at the channel. Even though the webinars are channel focused I thought I’d share the most recent one with all of you. It includes very …

Who should take the responsibility for Adolescent Cyber Bullying?

I just read a long, but rather interesting, article on adolescent cyber bullying. Cyber bullying is legally defined as repeated harassment online, although in popular use, it can describe even a sharp-elbowed, unwarranted swipe online. We all know kids can be cruel because they often lack the maturity and empathy to understand the emotional ramifications …

How much do IronPort WSA Appliances eat?

If you are thinking about deploying IronPort Web Security Appliances you probably want to plan how much disk space to budget for with regards to logging and reporting. Every organization is different with regards to the volume of logs it creates, but I’ve averaged three data sets submitted to us by customers to produce the …

Watch your TMG's waist line. Switch log format and reduce fat now!

We often recommend customers using Microsoft ISA or TMG switch their logging to W3C text file, in order to get the best possible import speed, and also because the text logs are much easier to access from a remote machine (see my previous article on accessing TMG’s SQL Express Log database). Logging to the default …