20 05, 2013

How to Report on Enterprise Storages – Vantage Guidelines

By | 2013-05-20T06:08:13+00:00 May 20th, 2013|How To, storages, Tips and Best Practices, Vantage|1 Comment

Vantage Giga can be a very effective tool for generating useful management reports on Internet, email, and network activity in large organizations. Because large organizations generally have a large volume of log data to report on, here are a few guidelines on how to report on enterprise storages to help make the reporting process as [...]

25 01, 2011

Running Multiple Instances of Vantage

By | 2011-01-25T10:20:43+00:00 January 25th, 2011|How To, Reports, storages, Uncategorized, Vantage, WebSpy|0 Comments

In the latest Vantage auto-update (, 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 [...]

12 11, 2010

How much do IronPort WSA Appliances eat?

By | 2010-11-12T05:32:47+00:00 November 12th, 2010|cisco, IronPort, Log File Analysis, storages, System Administration, Tips and Best Practices, Uncategorized, Vantage, WebSpy|0 Comments

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 [...]

27 10, 2010

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

By | 2010-10-27T04:57:46+00:00 October 27th, 2010|Firewall Analysis, Log File Analysis, Microsoft ISA Server, Microsoft Threat Management Gateway, storages, System Administration, Tips and Best Practices, Uncategorized, Vantage, Web Browsing Analysis, WebSpy|0 Comments

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 [...]