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    Firewall Events and Logs Overview

    Use the Firewall Events page to view information about security events based on firewall policies. Analyzing firewall logs yields useful security management information, such as attempts to breach your network and observing the inherent characteristics of your traffic in real time. 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 tab or the Details tab.

    Firewall Events—Summary View

    Click Summary View for a brief summary of all the firewall events in your network. The data presented in the line graph (also known as swim lanes) is refreshed automatically based on the selected time range. The line graph shows light blue lanes that represent all firewall events and dark blue lanes represent blocked firewall events.

    Below the swim lanes are widgets displaying critical information such as top sources, top destinations, top users, and top reporting devices. See the Firewall Events Summary Widgets for the descriptions of the elements appearing in this view.

    See Table 1 for descriptions of the widgets in this view.

    Table 1: Widgets in Summary View

    Widget

    Description

    Top Sources

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

    Top Destinations

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

    Top Users

    Top users of the network traffic; sorted by event count.

    Top Reporting Devices

    Top reporting devices in the network; sorted by event count.

    Firewall Events—Details View

    Click the Details View for comprehensive details of events in a tabular format that includes sortable columns. The table includes information such as the rule that caused the event, severity for the event, event ID, traffic information, and how and when the event was detected.

    See Table 2 for descriptions of the columns in this view.

    Table 2: Columns in Detail View

    Column

    Description

    Severity

    Severity level of the log. The severity types are emergency, alert, critical, error, warning.

    Event Name

    Event name of the log

    Event Category

    Event category of the log.

    Source IP

    Source IP address from where the event occurred.

    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).

    Application

    Application name where the events or logs are generated.

    User Name

    Username of the log.

    Host Name

    Hostname in the log.

    Protocol ID

    Protocol ID in the log.

    Policy Name

    Policy name in the log.

    Source Zone

    User traffic received from the zone.

    Destination Zone

    Destination zone of the log.

    Nested Application

    Nested application in the log.

    Roles

    Role names associated with the event.

    Reason

    Reason for the log generation. For example, a connection tear down might have an associated reason such as authentication failure.

    NAT Source Port

    Translated source port.

    NAT Destination Port

    Translated destination port.

    NAT Source Rule Name

    NAT source rule name.

    NAT Destination Rule Name

    NAT destination rule name.

    Modified: 2016-12-15