This is the second of a series of videos showing you how to configure Vantage in detail. This video will take you through the system requirements, and the installation of Vantage and the Web Module. WebSpy Vantage Ultimate - Preflight and Installation from Fastvue on Vimeo.
WebSpy has been working closely with Cisco and the IronPort team over the past few years to develop what we believe is the most intuitive, flexible and fastest reporting solution for Cisco IronPort users. We’ve just completed our ‘WebSpy Reporting for Cisco IronPort’ video. Although this video is aimed at the Cisco channel we’d thought [...]
We’ve just released an update to the Vantage range of application, including the Web Module. This release will be welcomed with open arms by many customers for the following reasons: General usability improvements in the Web Module Multi-select / delete options, Ajax progress indicators to avoid page refreshes, export from Dynamics Report tab and more [...]
I’ve produced a video on how to use WebSpy Vantage to report on IronPort’s Web Security Appliance’s access log files. It is quite a detailed look at the key tasks involved in setting up and using WebSpy Vantage with IronPort WSA access logs, and is therefore divided into several parts. The videos take you through [...]
We have just issued an automatic update for the Vantage range of products, including Vantage Ultimate and the Web Module. Unfortunately there are two issues with the Web Module auto update process. Everyone on a 64 bit operating system machines will encounter issue #1 (Unable to locate installation location), and some of you may encounter issue #2 (System.IO.FileLoadException).
I've been having a look through the reporting functionality included in Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway to find that not much has changed from ISA Server 2006. There is some new information regarding the newly implemented URL categorization and threat management technology, but there is very little flexibility or customization for those with reporting requirements beyond general overviews cluttered with irrelevant information. Here is what I consider to be the 8 main limitations of Microsoft Forefront TMG's reporting functionality.
Today I was asked how to transfer one report in the web module to a different user. The obvious reason for this is when someone leaves your company, the reports they had access to need to be transfered to the new person taking over their role. Unfortunately there’s not an easy way to do this via the user interface yet, but it is a planned feature. In the mean time, you can do it by editing an XML file manually.
One feature on our roadmap is the ability to re-brand the WebSpy Vantage Web Module, so that when your users hit the web module to view reports, they’re greeted with your own company logo and branding. In the mean time, I thought I’d share a way to re-brand the main elements in the Web Module by editing a few files and replacing a few images.
A great feature of Vantage Ultimate is its ability to publish reports and storages to the Web Module so that users can login, view their reports, and analyze data. But no one wants to have to remember yet another username and password combination to login to the Web Module, so make it easy on your users by using Windows Authentication. This way, as long as a user is logged into their Windows machine with their Windows domain username, they will sail straight into the Web Module without being prompted for a username or password.