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    Web Filtering Events and Log Overview

    Use this page to view information about security events based on Web filtering policies. Web filtering allows you to permit or block access to specific websites by URL or by URL category using cloud-based lookups, a local database, or an external Websense server. Analyzing Web filtering logs yields useful security management information such as users detected accessing restricted URLs and actions taken by the system. 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.

    Web Filtering Events—Summary View

    Click Summary View for a brief summary of all the Web filtering events in your network. The top of the page has a swim lane graph of all the Web filtering events against the blocked events.

    You can use the widgets at the bottom of the page to view critical information such as top URLs blocked, top matched profiles, top sources, and top destinations. See Table 1 for descriptions of the widgets in this view.

    Table 1: Widgets in Summary View



    Top URLs blocked

    URL names that are blocked; sorted by event count.

    Top Matched Profiles

    Web filtering profile names; sorted by event count.

    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.

    Web 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 the columns in this view.

    Table 2: Columns in Detail View



    Event Name

    Event name of the log.


    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.


    Role names associated with the event.


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


    Accessed URL name that triggered the event.


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

    Profile Name

    Name of the Web filtering profile that triggered the event.


    Time when the event occurred.

    Modified: 2016-10-17