Web Filter Traffic Basics

Web Filter Traffic reports provide detailed information about user and network activity in tabular format. Filters allow you to filter these reports to just the information you want to see. To see a Web Filter reports, just click the report title in the Reports Gallery.

Reports included:

Web Filter reports always load as a blank page. This lets you specify search terms before beginning a search. If you wish to load the default report, click GENERATE REPORT as shown below. Please note that this does not affect Custom Reports.

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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Traffic by Category

What does this report tell me?

The Traffic by Category Report summarizes traffic by Lightspeed Systems Content Database categories, plus the amount of outgoing and incoming traffic by Megabyte.

Why should I use this report?

Use this report to discover the content database categories your users visit.

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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  • 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.
  • Gear Button – Click to select columns to view in this report.

Traffic by Domain

What does this report tell me?

The Traffic by Domain report provides a list of domains and the amount of outgoing and incoming traffic by Megabyte.

Why should I use this report?

Use this report as a quick audit for the external sources and destinations of Internet traffic for your network.

How do I read it?

Note: With filtering, you can include or exclude data to customize your report. See Filtering Reports for more information.

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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  • Domain – This column shows the domain visited. Click the domain name to visit it.
  • 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.
  • Gear Button – Click to select columns to view in this report.

Traffic by External IP

What does this report tell me?

The Traffic by External IP Report shows all the destination 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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  • IP Address – This column shows the IP address of visited site.
  • Sessions – The number of sessions opened between the computer or user 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.

Traffic by Internal IP

What does this report tell me?

The Traffic by Internal IP Report shows all the 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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  • IP Address – This column shows the IP address of the computer that visited the sites.
  • 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.

Traffic by Internal IP & External IP

What does this report tell me?

The Traffic by Internal & External IP Report shows all the 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.

Traffic by Internal IP & External IP & Protocol

What does this report tell me?

The Traffic by Internal IP & External IP & Protocol Report shows all the 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.

Traffic by Internal IP & Protocol

What does this report tell me?

The Traffic by Internal IP & Protocol Report shows all the 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.

Traffic by Protocol

What does this report tell me?

The 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 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?

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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  • 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
  • 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.

Traffic by User

What does this report tell me?

The Traffic by User report displays 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. 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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  • IP Address – This column shows the IP address of the user that generated the traffic.
  • 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.
  • Gear Button – Click to select columns to view in this report.

 

Traffic by User & Internal IP

What does this report tell me?

The Traffic by User report displays 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.