Simple Network Monitoring With Windows Firewall Logging And Reporting

The Windows native firewall has been around for some time now. It first made its appearance in Windows XP as the Internet Connection Sharing Firewall, which was a basic inbound firewall. In Windows XP SP2 it was turned on by default and in Windows Vista, it had grown up to be both in and outbound …

Vantage Update 2.2.0.90

Release Date: 3rd April 2013 Changes since 2.2.0.84: Log Formats: Apache: Alteration to Apache IBM format (duration field) Astaro: Fixed Date/Time field (time missing) ContentKeeper: Added support for new ContentKeeper syslog format IronPort: Added Ironport W3C format IronPort: Fixed Bounce Mail detection & importing IronPort: Renamed Ironport ‘C350 mail’ to ‘C-series mail’ IronPort: Improved C-Series …

Vantage Update 2.2.0.83

We have released an automatic update for the Vantage range of applications. This update includes some new loader formats as well minor fixes and improvements. Of note, this release includes support for the new format of IronPort, Palo Alto Threat and URL filtering, Clearswift Email Appliance, and Infoblox NIOS DNS queries; as well as improvements …

Video: How to use WebSpy Vantage to report on IronPort log files

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 …

Exciting New Features in Vantage Update 2.2.0.10

Attention all Vantage customers (and triallers). We’ve just released build 2.2.0.8 as an auto-update. This build includes new features such as scheduled data purge, support for Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway, and scheduling CSV imports into your Organizational structure.

Migrating WebSpy Vantage to a different machine

Imagine you’ve just spent the last six months setting up storages, aliases, profiles, scheduled tasks and so on, and you need to migrate all this to another machine. Of course you could go to the Aliases screen and click ‘Save Aliases’, then go to the new machine and click ‘Open Aliases’, and repeat for every setting you want to move across. But there is an easier way.

Using Date Modifiers in File Masks – New Features

We’ve recently added two new features to WebSpy Vantage (all flavours) to deal with a specific issue setting up automated importing tasks using date modifiers in file masks. A common setup is to have a task that creates a storage each month, then a separate task that runs at the end of each day – …