In the latest Vantage auto-update (22.214.171.124), 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 storage locking. This allows multiple instances of Vantage to read from the same storage at once. (more…)
Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
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 as JunOS (Juniper) Traffic Logs, IronPort Traffic Monitor Logs and Squid Syslog. (more…)
Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010
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.
Friday, December 10th, 2010
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 files with WebSpy Vantage.
I’ve created some quick videos to show you how to enable the correct logging options on the Astaro Security Gateway appliance, how to import these log files into Vantage, and analyze the data on the Summaries screen. (more…)
Friday, November 12th, 2010
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 following estimates. (more…)
Wednesday, October 27th, 2010
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 MSDE or SQL Express databases also requires more resources in terms of processor utilization, memory consumption and disk I/O.
But there is another advantage to switching to text. They take up considerably less disk space. Here are some figures:
Tuesday, October 12th, 2010
We’ve just released an auto update for the Vantage software range. This release includes some new log format additions, and some fixes to existing formats. (more…)