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 the following activities:

  • How to import your log files and explore the information recorded by IronPort using the Summaries screen
  • How to open the customized IronPort Report Templates and Aliases
  • How to generate reports
  • How to import your organizational structure and report on departments
  • How to setup the Web Module and publish reports

PART 1: Importing log files & exploring your IronPort summaries

Once you have exported your IronPort access logs (see http://www.webspy.com/vendors/ironport/howto.aspx#ftp), this video takes you through importing your logs into WebSpy Vantage and analyzing data on the Summaries screen.

PART 1: Importing log files and exploring IronPort summaries from Fastvue on Vimeo.

PART 2: Opening the customized IronPort Templates & Aliases, and running reports

This video takes you through opening the IronPort-specific report templates and aliases and generating a report that provides an overview of your organization’s Internet usage.

PART 2: Opening IronPort Templates and Aliases and running reports from Fastvue on Vimeo.

PART 3: Importing your Organization structure & generating department reports

This video shows you how to import your organizational structure into WebSpy Vantage from a directory server (such as Active Directory) using LDAP, and then generating a report that contains information on your newly imported departments.

PART 3: Importing your organization structure and generating department reports from Fastvue on Vimeo.

PART 4: Using the Web Module.

This video takes you through configuring and using the WebSpy Vantage Web Module. Specifically, it takes you through the following tasks:

  • Configuring the Web Module for Windows Authentication
  • Adding a Web Module to Vantage
  • Publishing reports to the Web Module
  • Adding permissions for a user
  • Synchronizing the Web Module
  • Using the Dynamic Reports tab

PART 4: Configuring and using the Web Module from Fastvue on Vimeo.

PART 5: A quick word about tasks & conclusion

This video summarizes the actions taken in the previous four videos and also briefly discusses how to automate the reporting processing using scheduled tasks.

PART 5: Conclusion and quick word about scheduled tasks from Fastvue on Vimeo.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions by leaving a comment below.

Scott

Co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Fastvue.co (WebSpy's Parent Company)
I’m a co-founder, software product designer, web developer, and UX guy from Perth, Western Australia currently living in Bellevue, Washington USA.

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