SonicWall Analyzer

Easily gain deep application traffic analysis

Easily gain deep application traffic analysis

Get real-time and historical insight into the security, health and performance of your network, with SonicWall™ Analyzer network security software. This easy-to-use, web-based network traffic analysis and reporting tool lets you evaluate data from SonicWall firewall, backup and recovery, and secure remote access appliances, while leveraging application traffic analytics for security event reports. This uniquely thorough network traffic analyzer combines off-box application traffic analysis with granular statistical data generated by SonicWall firewalls.


Enhance business with sharp traffic analysis

Gain uniquely full insight that combines application traffic analysis with granular statistical data, with SonicWall™ Analyzer network security software. See which applications are employed by each system and user to identify sites where your network is slowing down, with network traffic analysis based on next-generation syslog data.

Receive at-a-glance universal reports

Easily navigate through vital network metrics to analyze data quickly, with customizable views that can illustrate multiple summary reports on a single page. You can generate one report combining charts and tables for various units, and send out reports in different formats to one or more email addresses. You can also generate reports to meet compliance requirements.

Respond quickly with new attack intelligence

Quickly react to incoming threats with new attack intelligence from the SonicWall Gateway Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Intrusion Prevention, Application Intelligence and Control Service, including the source address of the attacker and types of attempted intrusions or attacks. You can also gather information on thwarted attacks, and instantly receive access to threat activities detected by SonicWall firewalls.

Customize deployment to meet your business needs

You can deploy Analyzer as a Windows® application, or as a virtual appliance in a VMware® environment, letting you leverage shared computing resources to optimize utilization, ease migration and reduce costs.


Supported Operating Systems

Windows Server 200364 bit (SP2)
Windows Server 2008 SBS64 bit (SP2)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard64 bit (SP1)
Windows Server 2012 Standard64 bit
Windows 764 bit (SP1)
Note: All listed operating systems are supported in both virtualized (VMware ESXi 4.0, 4.1, and 5.0, VMware ESX 4.0 and 4.1) and non-virtualized environments.

Hardware for Analyzer server

x86 EnvironmentMinimum 3 GHz dual-core CPU Intel processor, 4GB RAM (8GB recommended) and 100GB disk space.
Note: Dell SonicWALL Analyzer is not supported on laptops and tablets.

Java Support

Java Plug-inVersion 7.0+

Virtual Appliance Requirements

HypervisorVMware ESX 4.0 Update 1 (Build 208167 and newer), 4.1 and ESXi 4.0 Update 1 (Build 208167 and newer), 4.1, 5.0, and 5.1
Operating SystemHardened SonicLinux
Appliance Size250GB, 950GB
Allocated Memory8GB recommended (4 GB minimum)

VMware Hardware Compatibility Guide

Supported SonicWall Appliances

Network SecuritySuperMassive Series, E-Class NSA Series, NSA Series, TZ Series, and PRO Series1
Backup and RecoveryContent Security Manager (CSM) Series, CDP Series
SSL VPN Secure Remote AccessAventail E-Class EX Series2, SRA Series

Supported Internet Browsers

Microsoft® Internet Explorer8.0+
Mozilla Firefox7.0+
Google Chrome14.0+

Note: All browsers supported only on Microsoft Windows platforms.

Supported SonicWall Firmware

E-Class NSA Series, NSA SeriesSonicOS Enhanced 5.0 or higher
PRO SeriesSonicOS Enhanced 3.2 or higher
TZ SeriesSonicOS Standard 3.1 or higher, SonicOS Enhanced 3.2 or higher
CSM SeriesDell SonicWALL 2.0 or higher
SRA Series, Aventail EX SeriesDell SonicWALL SSL VPN SMB Firmware 2.0 or higher, Dell SonicWALL Aventail E-Class SSL VPN Firmware 9.0 or higher

IPv6 Support

GMS 7.2 supports IP version 6 (IPv6) management and configuration of firewalls, Domain Name System (DNS) and Neighbor Discovery Protocol (NDP).



Note: All browsers supported only on Microsoft Windows platforms.Legend: S — Standard,  O — Optional,  N — Not available

Policy managementNS
GMS mobileNS
Deployment optionsAnalyzerGMS
Deployable as virtual applianceSS
Deployable as software applicationSS
Deployable as a universal management appliance (UMA)NS
Deployable for management and reporting in an IPv6 networkSS
Comprehensive set of graphical reportsSS
Compliance reportingSS
Customizable reporting with drill down cpabilitiesSS
Centralized loggingSS
Multi-threat reportingSS
User-based reportingSS
Application usage reportingSS
New attack intelligenceSS
Narrative descriptions of reportsSS
Bandwidth and services report per interfaceSS
Reporting for SonicWall UTM firewall appliancesSS
Reporting for SonicWall SRA SSL VPN appliancesSS
Reporting for SonicWall CDP backup and recovery appliancesSS
Universal scheduled reportsSS
Next-generation Syslog-based reportingSS
Flexible and granular near real-time reportingSS
User-centric reportingSS
Per user bandwidth reportingSS
More granular services reportingSS
Client VPN activity reportingSS
More detailed summary of services over VPN reportSS
Rogue qireless access point reportingSS
SRA SMB web application rirewall (WAF) reportingSS
Ubiquitous accessSS
Alerts and notificationsSS
Diagnostic toolsSS
State of the art user interfaceSS
Multiple concurrent user sessionsNS
Offline management and schedulingNS
Management of security firewall policiesNS
Management of security VPN policiesNS
Management of CDP policiesNS
Management of email security policiesNS
Management of secure remote Access/SSL VPN policiesNS
Management of value added security servicesNS
Define policy templates at the group levelNS
Policy replication from device to a group of devicesNS
Policy replication from group level to a single deviceNS
Redundancy and high availabilityNS
Provisioning managementNS
Scalable and distributed architectureNS
Dynamic management viewsNS
Unified license managerNS
Command line interface (CLI)NS
Web services application programming interface (API)NS
Role based management (Users, groups)NS
Universal dashboardNS
Backup of preference files for firewall and SRA SMB appliancesNS
IPFIX data flows in real timeNS
SNMP support for SonicWall devices S
Active device monitoring and alertingSS
SNMP relay managementNS
VPN and firewall status monitoringSS
Live Syslog monitoring and alertingSS
Field replaceable hard driveNin UMA hardware

Legend: S — Standard,  O — Optional,  N — Not available

Please look to the SonicWall Analyzer product for reporting and analytics capabilities. Analyzer is not included with the Comprehensive Gateway Security Suite.




SonicWall Analyzer

Take a tour of key functionality in SonicWall Analyzer interface to experience its capabilities and ease of use.

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Analyzer Firewall Intrusions

Analyzer Firewall Intrusions

See intrusions and other threats stopped by the firewall with links for more granular detail.

Analyzer Firewall Top Websites

Analyzer Firewall Top Websites

See the top websites visited by users behind the firewall and the top websites blocked.

Analyzer Firewall Data Usage

Analyzer Firewall Data Usage

See the bandwidth through the firewall and who, what, when, and where the data is going.