Getting Started with Scheduled Reports

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Fikayo Adepoju
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Scheduled Reports is a DNSFilter feature that makes it possible for users to receive summaries of different types of DNS reports in their emails at scheduled intervals. This interval can be weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.

Scheduled reports create an automated feedback channel helping users stay up to date on DNS activities on their network and have more visibility into how DNSFilter is protecting them from threats and unwanted content.


Setting up Scheduled Reports

Scheduled reports can be found under in Reporting section of the DNSFilter dashboard’s menu


The scheduled reports page displays the types of reports you can create. At this moment, only the DNS Protection Summary Report is available, this report gives you a 30-day summary of blocked threats and content categories. More reports will be added going forward. There is also a link on the scheduled reports home page for you to suggest the types of reports you will like to see added to the list.

Below the report types is a list of already scheduled reports. You can create multiple instances of a single report type.


To schedule a report, simply click on the report type. You will be presented with a page where you can enter a comma-separated list of email addresses of the users you will want to receive this report. You can add up to 20 users and also include users from other organizations.


After entering your list of users, click the Add button to create the list.

You can also send the report to all users on your dashboard by checking the Send a copy of each report to all dashboard users option.


Click Continue to proceed.

The next page is where you schedule the report and configure your report options. Choose one of the schedule interval options (Monthly, Bi-Weekly, and Weekly).

If you select the bi-weekly or weekly option, you can choose the day of the week you want the report to be sent.


On Configure section below the Schedule section, you can turn on and off different sections of the report. The two report sections are the Threat Summary and Content Category Summary.

These are turned on by default, however, you can turn on and off either or both of these sections.

If the Content category summary section is turned on, you have the option of selecting the number of top content categories that should be featured in your report.


Once you’re done with your configuration, click Continue to proceed.

The next page is where you review your report settings before submitting. If any of your settings does not look right, you can click the Back button to return to the section where you can change it.

There is also a Preview Report that generates a version of your report containing the summarised report if it was sent at that moment.


If everything looks good, click the Schedule & Continue button to complete the setup. You will then be taken back to the Scheduled reports home page where you will now see your newly created report in the list of report instances.


With this report, the enlisted users will receive a 30-day summary of the DNS Protection Summary report b-weekly in the registered emails. An example of what the report looks like is shown below:



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