NSM Administration Guide

Creating Scheduled Reports

You can set up Flow report or CTA (Capture Threat Assessment) report or Management report.

You can also create scheduled reports for a firewall in the Firewall View (Home | Schedule > Reports Rules) page. The procedure for creating scheduled reports in the Firewall Viewis similar to creating a scheduled report in the Manager View as given below.

To create a scheduled report

  1. Navigate to Manager View | Scheduled Reports > Rule.
  2. Click the + Add icon above the table.

    The CREATE SCHEDULE wizard is displayed.

  3. In the REPORT CONFIGURATION page:
    1. Type the Report Name.
    2. Type the Report Description.
    3. Select the Report Type: Flow, CTA, or Management.

      The options displayed in the section depend on the selected report type. For information on the categories that you want in your report, see Analytics and Reporting document.

      • Detailed report: This section provides detailed view of the applications, threats, users, URLs, IPs, countries usage for traffic traversing through the firewall during specified times.
      • RealTime report: This section provides applications rate, interface bandwidth, cpu usage and connection rate over a period of time.
      • Dashboard report: This section provides top 10 for applications, threats, users, URLs, IPs, countries, bandwidth queue usage for traffic traversing through the firewall during specified times.
    4. Select the type of information you want in your report from the options displayed. You can include all the data by selecting Select All.
    5. Click Next.
  4. In the DEVICE SELECTION page:
    1. Select one of the following options: Firewall—to select firewalls, Group—To select device groups, or Tenant—To select the tenant you have logged into.

      Tenant option is not available for Flow Reports.

    2. Click Next.
  5. In the DELIVERY CONFIGURATION page:
    1. Select the Delivery Interval. You can choose Daily, Weekly, or Monthly.

    2. Specify the Schedule Time.
    3. For Weekly Reports, enable Edit Weekly Reports Schedule Day and select the required day to specify the day when to receive the report. The default option is Sunday.
    4. For Monthly Reports, enable Edit Monthly Reports Schedule Date and select the appropriate date to receive the report. The default date is 7.
    5. Select the Delivery Type to indicate whether the report is set up for archiving or emailing, or both.

      If you have selected delivery type as Email, you need to provide information on the email recipient in Email Destination—user role of the recipient and Email ID fields. Enter the Email Subject and Email Body. Email Body is optional.

    6. If you have enabled email delivery type, you can choose to receive compressed report by enabling Zip Report.
    7. If you want added security for the report, enable Password Protect. Enter and confirm the password when asked.
    8. To use a custom logo in your reports, enable Use Custom Logo and select or upload a logo from your local system.
    9. Click Next.
  6. Review report settings, click Create and then click Close.

    If you have successfully created a scheduled report, a success message is displayed. The newly created report is displayed on page.

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