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Co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Fastvue. I spend my time making sense of the way firewalls and web gateways log traffic so that our customers don't have to!
13 12, 2017

WebSpy Vantage 3.0 Now Available

By | 2017-12-13T03:06:17+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Employee Internet Reports, IronPort, Log File Analysis, Organization, Palo Alto Networks, Reports, Software Updates, System Administration, Vantage, Web Browsing Analysis, Web Module, WebSpy, WebSpy News Update, Windows Event Logs|Comments Off on WebSpy Vantage 3.0 Now Available

WebSpy Vantage 3.0 is now available with improved performance, cleaner web usage reports, an updated user interface and more! Upgrade free today!

15 02, 2016

Creating a Remote Desktop Report (RDP Connections) with WebSpy Vantage

By | 2016-02-15T06:31:35+00:00 February 15th, 2016|Articles, Firewall Analysis, How To, Log File Analysis, Microsoft Threat Management Gateway, System Administration, Tips and Best Practices, Uncategorized, Vantage, WebSpy|Comments Off on Creating a Remote Desktop Report (RDP Connections) with WebSpy Vantage

This article walks through the process of using WebSpy Vantage to create a comprehensive Remote Desktop Report by extracting information about remote desktop sessions (RDP) from your firewall log files. I'm using Firewall logs from Microsoft Forefront TMG, but you could just as easily use logs from other firewalls, such as the packet filter logs from Sophos UTM, or connection end events from Cisco ASA. The general process is the same. Let's get started.

3 02, 2016

Distributing Web Activity Reports to Managers Using WebSpy Vantage

By | 2016-02-03T06:28:11+00:00 February 3rd, 2016|Employee Internet Reports, Firewall Analysis, How To, Log File Analysis, Reports, System Administration, Uncategorized, Vantage, Web Browsing Analysis, WebSpy|Comments Off on Distributing Web Activity Reports to Managers Using WebSpy Vantage

This video takes you through some new features in WebSpy Vantage to help distribute web activity reports to managers throughout your organization. These new features include: Manually Assigned Group Managers Redesigned Separation and Permission workflow Manager Reports Manually Assigned Group Managers WebSpy Vantage has always had the ability to report on Departments, Cities, or any [...]

15 12, 2015

Web Activity Reporting with Palo Alto Firewall Log Files

By | 2015-12-15T08:06:15+00:00 December 15th, 2015|Employee Internet Reports, Firewall Analysis, How To, Log File Analysis, Palo Alto Networks, Reports, System Administration, Tips and Best Practices, Uncategorized, Vantage, Web Browsing Analysis, WebSpy|Comments Off on Web Activity Reporting with Palo Alto Firewall Log Files

Using WebSpy Vantage to analyze and report across your Palo Alto Firewall deployment is a great way to keep on top of web usage throughout your organization. This guide will take you through the process of configuring Palo Alto Firewalls and WebSpy Vantage to produce accurate and meaningful web activity reports that can be utilized [...]

13 12, 2012

Vantage Update 2.2.0.83

By | 2012-12-13T22:28:14+00:00 December 13th, 2012|ClearSwift, Email Analysis, Uncategorized|0 Comments

We have released an automatic update for the Vantage range of applications. This update includes some new loader formats as well minor fixes and improvements. Of note, this release includes support for the new format of IronPort, Palo Alto Threat and URL filtering, Clearswift Email Appliance, and Infoblox NIOS DNS queries; as well as improvements [...]

29 06, 2012

Microsoft TMG SQL to Text Script

By | 2012-06-29T14:44:59+00:00 June 29th, 2012|How To, Microsoft Threat Management Gateway, Third Party, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Microsoft Forefront TMG logs activity to it’s internal SQL Express database. In addition to theextra 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 in TMG’s [...]