Businesses today rely increasingly on the Internet to communicate with
customers, partners and telecommuters, while performing everyday tasks
that keep business and information flowing. To monitor these critical
resources, IT administrators need a comprehensive view of network events
and activities - such as network usage, attacks and threats, and employee
Internet use - to enhance security and manage bandwidth needs.
A Web-based graphical reporting tool, SonicWALL ViewPoint 2.5 provides
unprecedented security awareness and control over your network environment
through detailed and comprehensive reports of your network and firewall
activities. ViewPoint's broad reporting capabilities allow your administrators
to easily monitor network access and Internet usage, enhance security,
assess risks, understand more about employee Internet use and productivity,
and accurately predict future bandwidth needs.
ViewPoint creates dynamic, real-time and historical network summaries,
providing a flexible, 360º view of network events and activities.
Reports are based on "syslog" data streams received from each
SonicWALL appliance through the wired LAN, wireless LAN, WAN or VPN tunnel.
With ViewPoint, your organization can generate individual or aggregate
reports about virtually any aspect of appliance activity, including individual
user or group usage patterns, events on specific appliances or groups
of appliances, types and times of attacks, resource consumption and constraints,
and more. An integral part of any deployment, SonicWALL ViewPoint delivers
the comprehensive view of network and firewall activities your organization
needs to enhance security and manage critical resources today and tomorrow.
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Ease of Use. ViewPoint includes an integrated Web server, syslog
server, summarization and scheduling engines, and database to for quick,
one-step installation, and its intuitive user interface saves deployment
and training time. Whether connecting securely from a local or remote
system, using a standard browser greatly simplifies access and navigation.
Web-based User Interface (browser-based application). All reporting
functions are performed from ViewPoint’s password-protected Web
User Interface, simplifying deployment and access from a local or remote
system using a Web browser application.
Comprehensive Set of Graphical Reports. ViewPoint offers a comprehensive
set of real-time and historical reports including firewall attacks, bandwidth
usage, Web site visits, user activity, and more, allowing organizations
to be aware of suspicious activity and to ensure high employee productivity.
ViewPoint provides summaries of all types of network attacks and informative
reports of user behavior, identifying time-wasting or bandwidth intensive
On-Demand Reporting. ViewPoint provides immediate reporting functionality
for users requiring quick results, saving time and administration overhead.
Automated Report Scheduling. ViewPoint provides support for emailing
and archiving daily/weekly/monthly reports, allowing users to share data
with the management team and to archive the reports for future use.
Reporting Based on User Accounts. ViewPoint provides support
for reports based on individual user names instead of the IP address or
hostname of their systems.
Aggregate Reports. ViewPoint supports multiple firewalls, allowing
organizations with more than one firewall to view aggregate reports of
their firewall activities from a single application. This helps organizations
better understand their Internet bandwidth usage and plan for future capacity
CFS Category Reporting. ViewPoint creates categorized reports
on the active users and the filtered Web sites that they have attempted
New Bandwidth Report per Interface. ViewPoint provides additional
reports on incoming versus outgoing traffic per firewall interface so
that you can understand how your bandwidth is being used.
Key Features & Benefits
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SonicWALL Viewpoint 2.5 is a Windows-based software application. The
recommended system requirements are listed below, but a high-performance,
dedicated server with a fast CPU will greatly improve operation and
Windows XP, Windows 2000 Server and Professional,
Intel Pentium III or IV processor, 512 MB RAM, 20 GB
available disk space, and Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE)
firmware version 220.127.116.11 or SonicOS 1.0 or higher
for SonicWALL Internet security appliances generating reports.
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