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Barracuda NextGen Firewall X

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As of December 1st, 2018, all new sales for Barracuda NextGen Firewall X Series products have ceased. Only renewals of software and hardware subscriptions for a maximum of one year are available for a limited time. December 1st 2019: All Barracuda Firewall X-Series sales will cease; neither new sales nor any renewals will be available. If you currently hold a maintenance and support contract, you will continue to receive our award-winning support and services until your contract expires, or until the End of Live definition as described in the End of Support and End of Life Information.

How to Create Custom Reports

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With the Barracuda NextGen Report Creator, you can generate custom reports by creating custom report data configurations. The following custom report data configurations are available:

  • Custom Report – Use this type to create reports for allowed or blocked traffic by common criteria such as protocol, user, source, and risk.
  • User Activity Report – Create a summary of all activities for one or more users.
  • URL Category Reports – Create reports for the top blocked or allowed URL categories.
  • Application Category Reports – Create reports for the top blocked or allowed application categories.
  • Application Reports – Create reports summarizing the usage of specific applications.

 

Before you begin

Configure the Barracuda NextGen Report Creator. For more information, see Barracuda Report Creator.

Step 1. Configure custom report data settings

To configure a custom report, choose a template type and add your custom template.

  1. Click the Templates tab.
  2. In the left menu, click Report Data.
  3. Select the custom report type you want to create and click AddSymbol.png. A custom report is inserted below the report type.
    custom_report01.png
  4. Right-click the placeholder report name, select rename, and enter a name for the new custom report.

  5. Click on the custom report. In the main window configure:
    • Time Span – Select how far back data should analyzed. Min: 1 hour. Max: 4 weeks. 
    • Filters – Set Merge Filtered Data to yes to consolidate all data for this filter into one report. Set to no to receive consecutive reports for each filter entry. Depending on the report data type, configure:
      • User Address Activity Reports – Enter one or more Username or IP address (IPv4) separated by a semicolon. Spaces are interpreted to be a part of the username.
      • IP Address Activity Reports – Enter one or more single IP address (IPv4) () separated by a semicolon. Do not use spaces between the IP addresses.
      • URL Category Reports – Click on the three dots at the end of the line (...), select one or more URL Categories from the list, and click OK.
      • Application Category Reports – Click on the three dots at the end of the line (...), select one or more Application Categories from the list, and click OK.
      • Application Reports – Click on the three dots at the end of the line (...), select one or more Application Categories from the list, and click OK.
    • Content – Set these settings to define how many details are included in the report. 
    • Advanced – Set Source IP address anonymization to Yes to obscure the last number of the source IP address. E.g., 10.0.10.x
  6. Click Save. 

Step 2. Add the custom reports to the report

  1. Click on the Reports tab. 
  2. In the Appliances section, select an appliance or consolidation group from the list.
  3. In the Data section click AddSymbol.png and add the custom report(s) created in step 1. 
    custom_report02.png
  4. Click Save.

You can now run or schedule reports containing the custom report data. For more information, see Barracuda Report Creator.

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