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Management & Reporting

Knowledge of your network is power.

Take control of the health, performance and security of your network, with easy monitoring, alerting and reporting.

Dell SonicWALL offers a variety of management and reporting solutions to meet the unique needs of your organization. Dell SonicWALL Global Management System (GMS®), Analyzer, and Scrutinizer complement and extend Dell SonicWALL security products and services, helping businesses optimize security, manage growth and ease administrative burdens.

Global Management System

The Dell SonicWALL Global Management System (GMS) is a powerful and intuitive solution to centrally manage and rapidly deploy Dell SonicWALL firewall, anti-spam, backup and recovery, and secure remote access solutions. Flexibly deployed as software, hardware, or a virtual appliance, Dell SonicWALL GMS offers centralized real-time monitoring, and comprehensive policy and compliance reporting.
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Dell SonicWALL Scrutinizer is a multi-vendor, flow-based application traffic analytics, visualization and reporting tool to measure and troubleshoot network performance and utilization while increasing productivity for enterprises and service providers. Scrutinizer supports a wide range of routers, switches, firewalls, and data-flow reporting protocols, providing unparalleled insight into application traffic analysis from IPFIX/NetFlow data exported by Dell SonicWALL firewalls. Scrutinizer easily identifies top applications, conversations, flows, protocols, domains, countries and subnets, and alerts on suspicious behavior. Features include deep packet application traffic analysis, proactive jitter/latency monitoring, automated reporting and customizable dashboards. Scrutinizer also offers role-based administration, threshold-based alerts (requires the Flow Analytics Module), and special features for an Managed Service Provider (MSP) and Internet Service Provider (ISP) (available in the Multi-Tenancy Module).
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Dell SonicWALL Analyzer is an easy to use web-based traffic analytics and reporting tool that provides real-time and historical insight into the health, performance and security of the network. Analyzer supports Dell SonicWALL firewalls, Continuous Data Protection, backup and recovery appliances, and secure remote access devices while leveraging application traffic analytics for security event reports.
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  • S Standard
  • O Optional
  • - Not Available
Application Usage Features


Advanced Troubleshooting S S S
Support for SonicWALL Firewalls S S S
Cross-platform reporting for SonicWALL firewalls, CDP & SRA S S -
Set Policies for SonicWALL Firewalls, AntiSpam, CDP & SRA - S -
Offline management for Firmware Updates / Configuration Changes - S -
Centralized license management for all SonicWALL appliances - S -
Flow Based Analytics Support for 3rd Party Routers, Switches, & Other Devices - - S
Enhanced forensics capabilities - - S
Cisco Advanced Reporting Module for Various Cisco Technologies1 - - S
Citrix Advanced Reporting Module (NetScaler) - - S
Visualizations and Reporting Features Analyzer GMS7 Scrutinizer
Historical Reporting Unrestricted Unrestricted Unrestricted
View Traffic Usage Per Interface S S S
Active Device Monitoring & Alerting S S S
Centralized Logging S S S
Universal Scheduled Reports S S S
Geographic Map Visualization - S S
Multi-Threat Reporting S S S
Attack Intelligence Reporting S S -
Compliance Reporting S S -
Multi-Appliance Reporting at the Group Level S S S
Reports Exportable as PDF S S S
Reports Exportable as CSV S S S
VoIP Reporting for SonicWALL Firewalls - - S
Cross Check Module: Integration with Thrid Party Monitoring Systems - - S
Administration Features Analyzer GMS7 Scrutinizer
Graphical Intelligent Reporting & Activity Visualization S S S
Customizable Dashboard S S S
Can be Deployed as Software S S S
Can be Deployed as a Virtual Appliance S S S
User-Based Reporting S S S
Centralized Web Interface for Analysis of Network S S S
Customizable Alerting - S S
Customizable Dashboard per User / per Group - S S
Granular Control Over What Users are Permitted to See / Analyze - S S
Centralized Network Security Management - S -
Can be Deployed as an Appliance S S -
Supported Protocols & Other Technical Specifications Analyzer GMS7 Scrutinizer
Real-Time Traffic Usage Visualization per Application S S S
Deployable for management and reporting in an IPv6 network S S S
SonicWALL Product SNMP Support S S S
Third Party SNMP Support (non-SonicWALL products) - S S
Next-Gen Syslog Reporting (Custom Reports with Drill Down Capabilities) S S -
Real-Time & Historic NetFlow + IPFIX reporting - - S
Granular Analytics & Reporting (VLANs, MAC, NBAR, Flows, Flow Volume) - - S
VoIP Metrics (Latency, Codec, Caller ID, Duration, Destination, etc) - - S
API for Rich Integration Options - S -
Third Party Flow Analytics Support (non-SonicWALL Products) - - S
  1. Cisco technologies include Cisco Medianet, Smart Logging and Telemetry, Cisco TrustSec (CTS), and Performance Routing (PfR)
  2. Detailed application usage reporting over time is only available for the recent past for a period of 10 minutes or less.