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Barracuda Web Security Service

How to Use Scheduled Reports

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This documentation applies to the Barracuda Web Security Service sold prior to April 1, 2017. As of this date, the service is still maintained, while new customers can purchase the new Barracuda Web Security Service cloud based solution powered by Zscaler, the leading cloud web security solution for enterprises. Click here for documentation on the new Barracuda Web Security Service.

Manage reports for the Barracuda Web Security Service by accessing your Barracuda Cloud Control login.

You can schedule reports to run automatically at regular intervals you choose, such as at the conclusion of mandatory reporting periods. You can configure Barracuda Web Security Service Manager to email scheduled reports (in .pdf format) to groups or individuals.

Viewing and Editing Existing Reports

Select the REPORTS tab then select Scheduled to view a list of all currently scheduled reports. To edit an existing report, click the report’s name.

Creating a Scheduled Report

  1. In the Barracuda Web Security Service Manager, click the REPORTS tab, and then click Scheduled.
  2. Click Add New. The Scheduled Report Settings page appears.
  3. Enter a Name for the report.
  4. Select the time Period you want to report on.
  5. Select a Delivery Schedule to control how frequently the Barracuda Web Security Service Manager creates the report.
  6. Select whether you want the report to cover all users or a group of users. If you choose Group, the Barracuda Web Security Service Manager displays a text box for you to define which groups you want to cover.

    If you configured the Barracuda Web Security Service to integrate with your existing directory service, rather than defining local groups in the Barracuda Web Security Service Manager, you must add the group names on the CONFIGURATION > Group Management page to use them here for group-based reporting.

  7. Enter the email addresses of report recipients in the To Addresses field.
  8. Choose the reports you want to generate by clicking the caret(s) to expand the Traffic Reports and User Browsing areas. You can select one or more Traffic Report(s) and/or User Browsing reports within the same schedule. See below for additional configuration instructions for each section.
  9. When you are finished, click Save.

Group-based scheduled reports are available only for User Browsing reports.

Configuring Traffic Reports

  • Both the Show Chart and Show Table checkboxes are selected by default. You can deselect one of them if you want the report to focus on the other.
  • If you chose one of the Top instances reports, use the Top drop-down to choose the number of instances you want the report to include.

Configuring User Browsing Reports

  • Choose between Summary view, which provides an overview of activity, and Activity view, which examines activity data in greater detail.

Deleting a Scheduled Report

  1. In the Barracuda Web Security Service Manager, click the REPORTS tab, and then click Scheduled.
  2. Select the Delete checkbox next to the report(s) you want to delete.
  3. Click Delete Selected.

Editing a Scheduled Report

  1. In the Barracuda Web Security Service Manager, click the REPORTS tab, and then click Scheduled.
  2. Select the report you want to edit.
  3. Make your changes, and then click Save.
Report Descriptions

The following table lists the reports shipped with Barracuda Web Security Service Manager and provides brief descriptions of their contents. Use the instructions in the preceding sections to generate an Immediate report or schedule a report to run automatically.

ReportDescription
Protocol – Bytes InIncoming byte totals for a time period you specify, broken out by protocol. Example protocols are HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP.
Protocol – Bytes OutSame as above, but bytes outgoing.
Protocol – ConnectionsNumber of connections per time, broken out by protocol.
Top Applications BlockedMost frequently blocked Applications and the number of times each has been blocked.
Top Blocked CategoriesMost frequently blocked Categories and the number of times each has been blocked.
Top Blocked VirusesMost frequently blocked virus programs and the number of times each has been blocked.
Top Categories – Bytes InTop categories of incoming web traffic, measured in bytes.
Top Categories – Bytes OutTop categories of outgoing web traffic, measured in bytes.
Top Categories – By TimeTop categories of web traffic, based on time spent surfing.
Top Categories – ConnectionsTop categories of web traffic, measured in number of connections.
Top SitesTop requested websites. Shows number of requests per site. All pages within a site are included.
Top Sites – By TimeTop sites visited, based on time spent surfing.
Top Users Application BlocksShows who is causing the most blocked Applications and the number of times each has been blocked.
Top Users Bytes InTop users, measured in bytes in and broken out by protocol. Example protocols are HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP.
Top Users Bytes OutTop users, measured in bytes out and broken out by protocol. Example protocols are HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP.
Top Users By TimeTop users based on time spent surfing.
Top Users ConnectionsTop users based on number of connections made out to the Internet.
Top users by Malware BlockedShows who is causing the most Malware to be blocked and the number of blocks.
Top users by Virus BlockedShows who is causing the most viruses to be blocked and the number of blocks.
Total traffic – Bytes InTotal amount of incoming traffic for all protocol types, measured in bytes.
Total traffic – Bytes OutTotal amount of outgoing traffic for all protocol types, measured in bytes.
Total traffic ConnectionsTotal amount of outgoing traffic for all protocol types, measured in connections.
User Browsing Activity ReportDetail data on browsing activity of a specific user.
User Browsing SummaryData on browsing activity of a specific user, rolled up to summarize overall activity and trends.
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