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    Content Filtering Events and Logs Overview

    Use this page to view information about security events based on Content filtering policies. The event viewer provides a view of all content filtering events and how the events are handled by content filter. This page can be used to view traffic on the network in real time or as a debugging tool to view how content filtering is operating.

    Content filtering provides basic data loss prevention functionality. Content filtering screens traffic based on MIME type, file extension, protocol commands, and embedded object type. It either permits or blocks specific commands or extensions on a protocol-by-protocol basis.

    Using the time-frame slider, you can quickly focus on the area of activity that you are most interested in. Once the time range is selected, all of the data presented in your view is refreshed automatically. You can also use the Custom button to set a custom time range.

    There are two ways to view your data. You can select either the summary view or the detail view.

    Content Filtering Events—Summary View

    Click Summary View for a brief summary of all the content filtering events in your network. The top of the page has a swim lane graph of all the content filtering events against the blocked events. You can use the widgets at the bottom of the page to view critical information such as top blocked protocol commands, top reasons, and top sources. See Table 1 for descriptions of the widgets in this view.

    Table 1: Widgets in Summary View

    Widget

    Description

    Top Blocked Protocol commands

    Top command names or file extensions blocked on a protocol‐byprotocol basis.

    Top Reasons

    Top reasons for blocking the content. For example: Inappropriate or harmful communication.

    Top Sources

    Top source IP addresses of the network traffic; sorted by event count.

    Content Filtering Events—Detail View

    Click Detail View for comprehensive details of events in a tabular format that includes sortable columns. You can aggregate the events using the Group by option. For example, you can group the events based on source country. The table includes information such as the event name, UTM category, source IP address, source country, and so on.

    See Table 2 for descriptions of columns in this view.

    Table 2: Columns in Detail View

    Column

    Description

    Event Name

    Event name of the log.

    Description

    Description of the log.

    UTM Category

    UTM category of the log: enhanced, local, and redirect.

    Source IP

    Source IP address from where the event occurred (IPv4 or IPv6).

    Source Country

    Source country name from where the event originated.

    Source Port

    Source port of the event.

    Destination IP

    Destination IP address of the event (IPv4 or IPv6).

    Destination Country

    Destination country name from where the event occurred.

    Destination Port

    Destination port of the event.

    Log Source

    IP address of the log source (IPv4 or IPv6).

    Host Name

    Hostname in the log.

    Source Zone

    User traffic received from the zone.

    Roles

    Role names associated with the event.

    Reason

    Reason for the log generation. For example, unrestricted access.

    URL

    Accessed URL name that triggered the event.

    Action

    Action taken for the event: warning, allow, and block.

    Profile Name

    Name of the Web filtering profile that triggered the event.

    Time

    Time when the event occurred.

    Modified: 2016-10-17