The Reporting Software Blade turns the vast amount of data collected from security and network devices into understandable information that organizations can use to validate the effectiveness of security policies and practices, plan network capacity, and maximize their security investment.
The Reporting Software Blade centralizes reporting on network, security, and user activity and consolidates the data into concise predefined and custom-built reports. Easy report generation and automatic distribution save time and money.Key Benefits
- Demonstrates the value of security investments
- Reduces management time and cost Increases visibility of security threats
- Provides reporting for regulatory compliance
- Predefined report templates
The Reporting Software Blade provides a large number of predefined reports that save administrative time and cost by eliminating the need to create custom reports. These reports are organized into easy-to-use categories like cross-product security and network activity, firewall security and network activity, endpoint security, and antivirus as well as product-specific reports.
Each report is further subdivided into sections that provide detailed information about a particular type of traffic or activity on the network. Also, reports can be tailored to suit the information requirements of different users. If there is a specific need not addressed by a predefined report, a security administrator easily can customize a report by adjusting the report filters to capture only the relevant data.Automatic report distribution and database maintenance
The Reporting Software Blade enables administrators to schedule regular reports without constant manual intervention. Multiple reporting schedules can be maintained, making it flexible enough to meet the most demanding reporting needs. These reports can be automatically distributed to specific users via email or uploaded to FTP or Web sites.Scalability and deployment flexibility
The Reporting Software Blade supports both SmartCenter™ and Provider-1® environments. In the Provider-1 environment, Reporting can be configured for global reporting or reporting targeted at a specific network segment or customer. Multiple Reporting Software Blade deployments can be implemented to run in parallel, scaling to meet the reporting needs of large-scale environments. The Reporting Software Blade offers a variety of installation configurations for both large and small organizations. Where performance and deployment flexibility are key requirements, the Reporting Software Blade can be installed on a dedicated machine. Where cost and simplicity are the primary considerations, the Reporting Software Blade can be installed on the same machine as the SmartCenter or Analyzer server.Easy trending and analysis
By automating report generation, the Reporting Software Blade enables organizations to efficiently capture security and network intelligence on an ongoing basis. Administrators can also generate reports to be sent to upper management for overall security performance analysis or auditing purposes.Regulatory compliance reports
Compliance Reports in the Reporting Software Blade enable enterprises to report on their regulatory compliance posture. The Reporting Software Blade’s Compliance Reports have been mapped to relevant requirements within the PCI, SOX, HIPAA, COBIT, and ISO 27002 regulations and standards.