Web Filter Summaries Basics

Summary Reports are high-level overviews of network activity that are useful for identifying trends. These reports provide a quick look at consolidated user or network activity in both graphical and tabular format. Just click the report title in the Report Gallery to view a Summary Report.

On Summary reports, you can mouse over any segment of the pie chart for more information.

Web Filter Summaries

Drill Down

Left-click an item in the grid and select Drill down to view a custom report filtered by your selection.

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Reports included

Top Allowed Categories

What does this report tell me?

The Top Allowed Categories Report summarizes the allowed content requests by category.

When should I use this report?

Use this report to discover the categories most often allowed by the Lightspeed Systems Web Filter module.

How do I read it?

The report shows a pie chart depicting allowed content categories, followed by a tabular list of the top allowed categories sorted by number of visits.

Tip: Left-click an item in the grid and select Drill down to view a custom report filtered by your selection.

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  • Category – This column shows the Content Filter Category.
  • Allows – This column shows the number of successful attempts to reach content for the listed category.

Top Allowed Domains

What does this report tell me?

The Top Allowed Domains report displays a list of allowed domains, the content filter category, and the number of visits to each allowed site.

When should I use this report?

Use this report to audit the most popular allowed domains and the number of visits to these sites.

How do I read it?

The report shows a pie chart depicting blocked domains, followed by a tabular list of the top allowed domains sorted by number of visits.

Tip: Left-click an item in the grid and select Drill down to view a custom report filtered by your selection.

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  • Domain – This column shows the allowed domain.
  • Category – This column shows the Content Filter Category of the allowed domain.
  • Allows – This column shows the number of times users visited the allowed content.

Top Allowed URLs

What does this report tell me?

The Top Allowed URLs report displays a list of allowed web pages, the content filter category, and the number of visits to each allowed URL.

When should I use this report?

Use this report to audit the most-visited allowed URLs, the content filter category, and the number of visits to each allowed URL.

How do I read it?

The report shows a pie chart depicting blocked URLs followed by a tabular list of the top blocked URLs sorted by number of attempts.

Tip: Left-click an item in the grid and select Drill down to view a custom report filtered by your selection.

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  • URL – This column shows the specific URL that was allowed. Click the URL to review the content in a new browser
  • Category – This column shows the Content Filter Category of the allowed URL.
  • Allows – This column shows the number of times users visited the allowed URL.

Top Blocked Categories

What does this report tell me?

The Top Blocked Categories Report summarizes the blocked content attempts by category.

Why should I use this report?

Use this report to discover the categories most often blocked by the Lightspeed Systems Web Filter module.

How do I read it?

The report shows a pie chart depicting blocked content categories, followed by a tabular list of the top blocked categories sorted by number of attempts.

Tip: Left-click an item in the grid and select Drill down to view a custom report filtered by your selection.

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  • Category – This column shows the Content Filter Category.
  • Blocks – This column shows the number of unsuccessful attempts to reach content for the listed category.

Top Blocked Domains

What does this report tell me?

The Top Blocked Domains report displays a list of blocked domains, the content filter category, and the number of attempts made to each blocked site.

Why should I use this report?

Use this report to audit the most popular blocked domains and the number users attempting to go to these sites.

How do I read it?

The report shows a pie chart depicting blocked domains followed by a tabular list of the top blocked domains sorted by number of attempts.

Tip: Left-click an item in the grid and select Drill down to view a custom report filtered by your selection.

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  • Domain – This column shows the specific domain that was blocked.
  • Category – This column shows the Content Filter Category of the blocked URL.
  • Blocks – This column shows the number of times users attempted to reach the blocked content.

Top Blocked URLs

What does this report tell me?

The Top Blocked URLs displays a list of blocked web pages, the content filter category, and the number of attempts made to each blocked site.

Why should I use this report?

Use this report to audit the most popular blocked web sites, the content filter category, and the number of attempts made to each blocked site.

How do I read it?

The report shows a pie chart depicting blocked URLs followed by a tabular list of the top blocked URLs sorted by number of attempts.

Tip: Left-click an item in the grid and select Drill down to view a custom report filtered by your selection.

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  • URL – This column shows the specific URL that was blocked.
  • Category – This column shows the Content Filter Category of the blocked URL.
  • Blocks – This column shows the number of times users attempted to reach the blocked content.

Top Search Queries

What does this report tell me?

The Top Search Queries Report displays a list of all Search Queries ranked by frequency.

Why should I use this report?

Use this report to audit what users are searching for on the Internet.

How do I read it?

The report shows a pie chart depicting search queries followed by a tabular list of the top queries sorted by number of searches.

  • Search Query – This column shows the word or phrase of the Search Query. Click Search Query to view a list of Users who made the specified Search Query.

Tip: Left-click a query in the grid to view a custom report filtered by your selection.

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  • Searches – This column shows the number of times your users searched for the word or phrase in the Search Query.

Mobile Filter - Blocked URLs by Category

Note: This report is a customized version of the Web Activity report that you can modify and save as your own custom report.

What does this report tell me?

The Blocked URLs by Category report shows all web requests (URLs) that were blocked by the Lightspeed Mobile Filter by category.

When should I use this report?

Use this report to see which categories of blocked web sites your users are attempting to visit.

How do I read it?

For detailed information on this report, click to view the Web Activity report help page.

Top Traffic by Category

What does this report tell me?

The Top Traffic by Category Report summarizes web site visits by content category.

Why should I use this report?

Use this report to discover the categories your users visit most often.

How do I read it?

The report shows a pie chart depicting content categories followed by a tabular list of the top categories sorted by total incoming and outgoing megabytes.

Tip: Left-click a category in the grid and select Drill down to view a custom report filtered by your selection.

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  • Category – This column shows the Content Filter Category.
  • Requests – This column shows the number of times users attempted to visit sites in each category.
  • Incoming (MB) – This column shows the total inbound traffic in megabytes for each category visited.
  • Outgoing (MB) – This column shows the total outbound traffic in megabytes for each category visited.
  • Total (MB) – This column shows the sum of the incoming and outgoing traffic in megabytes for each category visited.

Top Traffic by Domain

What does this report tell me?

The Top Traffic by Domain Report provides a list of domains visited by users on your network, the number of visits to each domain, and the amount of outgoing and incoming traffic by Megabyte.

Why should I use this report?

Use this report to audit the domains your users visit most often, and the amount of incoming and outgoing traffic for each domain.

How do I read it?

The report shows a pie chart depicting content domains followed by a tabular list of the top domains sorted by total incoming and outgoing megabytes.

Tips: Click an item in the report grid to add the domain to a local category (Categorize). Select Drill down to view a custom report filtered by your selection.

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  • Domain – This column shows the domain visited.

Tip: Left-click a domain in the grid to view a custom report filtered by your selection.

  • Requests – This column shows the number of times users attempted to visit sites in each domain.
  • Incoming (MB) – This column shows the total inbound traffic in megabytes for each category visited.
  • Outgoing (MB) – This column shows the total outbound traffic in megabytes for each category visited.
  • Total (MB) – This column shows the sum of the incoming and outgoing traffic in megabytes for each category visited.

Top Traffic by External IP

What does this report tell me?

The Top Traffic by External IP provides a count of external URLs/domains visited by each user on your network plus the amount of outgoing and incoming traffic by Megabyte.

Why should I use this report?

Use this report to audit the busiest Internet users on your network.

How do I read it?

The report shows a pie chart depicting external IP addresses followed by a tabular list of IP addresses sorted by total incoming and outgoing megabytes.

  • IP Address – This column shows the IP address of the visited site.

Tip: Left-click an IP address in the grid to and select Drill Down to view a custom report filtered by your selection.

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  • Sessions – Session count helps to identify the type of traffic. For example, streaming media often opens a single session but transfers a large amount of data, whereas web browsing opens many sessions with relatively small amounts of data.
  • Incoming (MB) – This column shows the total inbound traffic in megabytes for each category visited.
  • Outgoing (MB) – This column shows the total outbound traffic in megabytes for each category visited.
  • Total (MB) – This column shows the sum of the incoming and outgoing traffic in megabytes for each category visited.

Top Traffic by Internal IP

What does this report tell me?

The Top Traffic by Internal IP Report provides a summary of IP traffic of users and computers on your network plus the amount of outgoing and incoming traffic by Megabyte.

Why should I use this report?

Use this report to audit the busiest Internet users on your network.

How do I read it?

The report shows a pie chart depicting internal IP addresses followed by a tabular list of IP addresses sorted by total incoming and outgoing megabytes.

  • IP Address – This column shows the IP address of the computer that visited the sites.

Tip: Left-click an IP address in the grid to and select Drill Down to view a custom report filtered by your selection.

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  • Sessions – Session count helps to identify the type of traffic. For example, streaming media often opens a single session but transfers a large amount of data, whereas web browsing opens many sessions with relatively small amounts of data.
  • Incoming (MB) – This column shows the total inbound traffic in megabytes for each category visited.
  • Outgoing (MB) – This column shows the total outbound traffic in megabytes for each category visited.
  • Total (MB) – This column shows the sum of the incoming and outgoing traffic in megabytes for each category visited.

Top Traffic by Internal IP & External IP

What does this report tell me?

The Top Traffic by Internal & External IP Report shows the top IP Addresses on the network that have generated Internet traffic along with the amount of outgoing and incoming traffic by Megabyte.

Why should I use this report?

Use this report to see who is generating traffic on your network.

How do I read it?

Tips:

  • Click an item in the report grid to include only the selected item (Quick Filter) or add the item to the Data Options pane (Add to filter).
  • Click an item in the grid and select Drill down to view a custom report filtered by your selection.

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  • Internal IP – This column shows the IP address of the computer where the user logged-in.
  • External IP – This is the destination IP address of the requested site.
  • Sessions – The number of sessions opened between the Internal IP and the External IP. Session count helps to identify the type of traffic. For example, streaming media often opens a single session but transfers a large amount of data, whereas web browsing opens many sessions with relatively small amounts of data.
  • Incoming (MB) – This column shows the total inbound traffic in megabytes for each category visited.
  • Outgoing (MB) – This column shows the total outbound traffic in megabytes for each category visited.
  • Total (MB) – This column shows the sum of the incoming and outgoing traffic in megabytes for each category visited.
  • Gear Button – Click to select columns to view in this report.

Top Traffic by Internal IP & External IP & Protocol

What does this report tell me?

The Top Traffic by Internal IP & External IP & Protocol Report shows the top IP addresses on the network that have generated Internet traffic along with web traffic by TCP/UDP port number.

Why should I use this report?

Use this report to see who is generating traffic on your network.

How do I read it?

Tips:

  • Click an item in the report grid to include only the selected item (Quick Filter) or add the item to the Data Options pane (Add to filter).
  • Click an item in the grid and select Drill down to view a custom report filtered by your selection.

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  • Internal IP – This column shows the IP address of the computer where the user logged-in.
  • External IP – This is the destination IP address of the requested site.
  • Protocol – This column shows the TCP/UDP port number that generated the traffic. For commonly-used protocols such as HTTP, HTTPS, and SMTP, the protocol name is listed next to the port number.
  • Sessions – The number of sessions opened between the Internal IP and the External IP. Session count helps to identify the type of traffic. For example, streaming media often opens a single session but transfers a large amount of data, whereas web browsing opens many sessions with relatively small amounts of data.
  • Incoming (MB) – This column shows the total inbound traffic in megabytes for each category visited.
  • Outgoing (MB) – This column shows the total outbound traffic in megabytes for each category visited.
  • Total (MB) – This column shows the sum of the incoming and outgoing traffic in megabytes for each category visited.
  • Gear Button – Click to select columns to view in this report.

Top Traffic by Internal IP & Protocol

What does this report tell me?

The Top Traffic by Internal IP & Protocol Report shows the top IP addresses on the network that have generated Internet traffic along with web traffic by TCP/UDP port number.

Why should I use this report?

Use this report to see who is generating what sort of traffic on your network.

How do I read it?

Tips:

  • Click an item in the report grid to include only the selected item (Quick Filter) or add the item to the Data Options pane (Add to filter).
  • Click an item in the grid and select Drill down to view a custom report filtered by your selection.

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  • IP Address – This column shows the IP address of the computer that visited the sites.
  • Protocol – This column shows the TCP/UDP port number that generated the traffic. For commonly-used protocols such as HTTP, HTTPS, and SMTP, the protocol name is listed next to the port number.
  • Sessions – The number of sessions opened between the Internal IP and the External IP. Session count helps to identify the type of traffic. For example, streaming media often opens a single session but transfers a large amount of data, whereas web browsing opens many sessions with relatively small amounts of data.
  • Incoming (MB) – This column shows the total inbound traffic in megabytes for each category visited.
  • Outgoing (MB) – This column shows the total outbound traffic in megabytes for each category visited.
  • Total (MB) – This column shows the sum of the incoming and outgoing traffic in megabytes for each category visited.
  • Gear Button – Click to select columns to view in this report.

Top Traffic by Protocol

What does this report tell me?

The Top Traffic by Protocol Report summarizes web traffic by TCP/UDP port number, plus the amount of outgoing and incoming traffic by Megabyte…

Why should I use this report?

Use this report to audit your network traffic by TCP/UDP port number. Unusual traffic on common port numbers such as SMTP (25) and FTP (20 and 21), or on random unreserved port numbers can indicate malware, unauthorized servers, or access to proxies. Note that many client/server applications also use various unreserved ports for legitimate communication.

How do I read it?

The report shows a pie chart depicting TCP/UDP protocols followed by a tabular list of the top protocols sorted by total incoming and outgoing megabytes.

  • Protocol – This column shows the TCP/UDP port number that generated the traffic. For commonly-used protocols such as HTTP, HTTPS, and SMTP, the protocol name is listed next to the port

Tip: Left-click an item in the Protocol column and select Drill Down to view a custom report filtered by your selection.

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  • Sessions – The number of sessions opened between the Internal IP and the External IP. Session count helps to identify the type of traffic. For example, streaming media often opens a single session but transfers a large amount of data, whereas web browsing opens many sessions with relatively small amounts of data.
  • Incoming (MB) – This column shows the total inbound traffic in megabytes for each category visited.
  • Outgoing (MB) – This column shows the total outbound traffic in megabytes for each category visited.
  • Total (MB) – This column shows the sum of the incoming and outgoing traffic in megabytes for each category visited.

Top Traffic by User

What does this report tell me?

The Top Traffic by User Report summarizes web traffic by users, including the amount of outgoing and incoming traffic by Megabyte.

Why should I use this report?

Use this report to audit your network traffic by user account. Unusual traffic by users can indicate unauthorized or inappropriate web activity.

How do I read it?

The report shows a pie chart depicting traffic by users followed by a tabular list of the top users sorted by total incoming and outgoing megabytes.

  • User – The user’s login name.
  • Incoming (MB) – This column shows the total inbound traffic in megabytes for each user.
  • Outgoing (MB) – This column shows the total outbound traffic in megabytes for each user.
  • Total (MB) – This column shows the sum of the incoming and outgoing traffic in megabytes for each user.

Top Traffic by User & Internal IP

What does this report tell me?

The Traffic by User report displays top web traffic by users, plus the amount of outgoing and incoming traffic by Megabyte.

Why should I use this report?

Use this report to audit your network traffic by user and internal IP address. Unusual traffic by users can indicate unauthorized or inappropriate web activity.

How do I read it?

Tips:

  • Click an item in the grid and select Drill down to view a custom report filtered by your selection.
  • Click an item in the report grid to include only the selected item (Quick Filter) or add the item to the Data Options pane (Add to filter).

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  • User – The user’s login name.
  • IP Address – This column shows the IP address of the user that generated the traffic.
  • Incoming (MB) – This column shows the total inbound traffic in megabytes for each user.
  • Outgoing (MB) – This column shows the total outbound traffic in megabytes for each user.
  • Total (MB) – This column shows the sum of the incoming and outgoing traffic in megabytes for each user.
  • Gear Button – Click to select columns to view in this report.