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VPN Events and Logs Overview


Use this page to view information about security events based on IPSec VPN policies. The event viewer provides a view of all IPsec VPN events.

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.

By default, you can view data for all the devices. To view data for a specific device, click on the link beside Devices and select a device.

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

VPN Events—Summary View

Click Summary View for a brief summary of all the VPN events in your network. The top of the page has a swim lane graph of all the VPN events. You can use the widgets at the bottom of the page to view critical information such as top sources, top destinations, and top reporting devices. See Table 1 for descriptions of the widgets in this view.

Table 1: Widgets in Summary View



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 Reporting Devices

Top reporting device IP addresses; sorted by event count.

VPN 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, log source, host name, source country, and so on.

The Legacy Node option is displayed in the event viewer after the legacy log collector node is added on the Logging Nodes page. We’ve added the legacy log collector support only for read only purpose to view existing log collector data. New logs should point to Security Director Insights VM as the log collector. Select the Legacy Node checkbox to view the existing log collector data. When you clear the Legacy Node checkbox, Security Director Insights log collector data is displayed.

See Table 2 for descriptions of columns in this view.

Table 2: Columns in Detail View




Time when the event occurred.

Event Name

Event name of the log.

Source Country

Source country name where the event originated.

Destination Country

Destination country name where the event occurred.

Destination Port

Destination port of the event.


Description of the log.

Log Source

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

Host Name

Hostname in the log.

Rule Name

Name of the antivirus profile that triggered the event.