Network Security Management Reports and Analytics

Default Report Rules

The Default Report Rules section provides the tools to manage default report rules and view the reports once generated.

The Default Report Rules feature is the same for both NSM on-prem and SaaS versions.

Managing Default Reports

Several icons at the top right corner of the Report > Rules table help you manage your reports. Some restrictions and limits are enforced, and a few additional steps are involved while creating a group-level Default Report. The following examples describe the Manager View. You can view similar reports at firewall and tenant level. Refer to the image and table below to learn more about them.

Navigating the Default Report Rules Page

Go to Reports > Rules to view a list of all the reports that have been defined. The details of each report are shown in the table.

Setting Up the Report Rule

To set up a default report rule:

  1. Click Add above the Reports table. Select the Default option and click Next to go to the Report Configuration page.

    The below creation of Report Rule is from Manager View.

  2. Fill the following details in the Report Configuration page and click Next.

    • Firewall Name - It will be the same firewall which you have selected and cannot be edited.
    • Report Name - Enter a name for the report.
    • Report Description - Enter a description for the report.
    • Reports - Select RealTime Reports, Dashboard Reports, Details Reports or Productivity Reports based on your preference. You can also choose all of them by clicking Select All.

      Productivity reports are available only at the Device level.

  3. In the Device Selection screen, choose Tenant, Group or Firewall by clicking the radio button. The aggregated report is downloaded as a PDF.

    Tenant - When selected Tenant, it downloads information of all the tenants.

    Group - When selected Group, choose the groups from the list and click Next.

    Firewall - When selected Firewall, you can choose the individual firewalls or toggle the button to Aggregated report. Aggregated report contains the combined data of the selected devices. A maximum of 5 devices can be selected for aggregated report.

    This screen doesnt appear if you are creating from Firewall view.

  1. On the Delivery Configuration page fill the following information and click Next.

    • On-demand Run Type - It is used to change the time period of the report using the slider. The maximum report time permissible is 30 days.
    • Scheduled Run Type - It is used to choose when the report will be generated for a day, or for selected day of week or selected day of a month.
    • Delivery Type - You can select from Save Report and Email option. Save Report allows you to save the reports in NSM. You can view these saved report in NSM under Reports > Saved Reports. Email option allows you to email the report. To email the report you need to select the Email Destination as Administrator or Adhoc user. You need to provide the user mail id in the Email Id column if you select Adhoc User. You also need to add the Email Subject and Body as well as select Zip Report to send the report in a Zip format.
    • Password Protect - You can provide a password to the report pdf.
    • Use Custom Logo - Upload a customized image for the logo.

  1. On the Review page, you can review the data before generating the report. Click Save to confirm.

After you click on save, a new default rule is created on the Report Rules page with your report name.

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