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Gateway Control Console – Web Filter Reporting

This article will give you an insight in to the reports available for the Web Filter application running in the Gateway Control Console.

Instructions on how to access the Gateway Control Console & the Reports application within can be found in the article Gateway Control Console - Reporting.

Once you access the Reports application you will land on the Status page:

From here you click on View Reports which will take you to the following screen:

From here, click on Web Filter under Applications.

You will now be able to see all of the reports available for you to run under the Select Report window.

Each of these reports will give you a graphical view for a time period.To view more detail on any of the reports click on the View Events button at the top.

This will give you more information regarding the date, time, client IP, the website hit etc.

Clicking on Export will allow you to export this to a .csv file which can be opened & organised in spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel.

You can also select an event from the Select Event Window which will provide more text detail for each event like the View Events button mentioned above.  These can also be exported to .csv files.

Recommended reports:

All Web Usage Report

To view all Web Usage, click on Web Usage (all).  This report shows the amount of total, flagged and blocked web requests over a time period.

Web Usage by category

To view a category summary of web use (such as search engines, news sites, social media) click on Top Categories (by request).  This report shows a graphical view (pie chart) of the top web request categories.

Top Blocked Sites

To view, click on Top Blocked Sites. This report shows a graphical view of blocked websites over a time period

Most Accessed Websites

To view the number of hits per website accessed, click on Top Domains (by request).  This report shows a graphical view (pie chart) of websites accessed & number of hits over a certain period.

Clicking on a site in the legend to the right of the chart will remove the site from the chart & resize.

 

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