DNSFilter Dashboard Reporting Guide

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Minetta Gould
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The DNSFilter dashboard Reporting page offers different types of reports to help visualize and evaluate DNS traffic. This data can help determine the need for new security measures or tweaks to current filtering policies.

MSP reporting displays global data from all the organizations in the tenant, displaying the top active organizations based on the total number of requests.

Standard reporting displays data for a single organization in the DNSFilter account.

Across Reporting tabs data can be filtered by date range and other report-specific drill downs like Allow, Blocked, Organization, Users, or Roaming Clients to offer more detail.

Available data filtering options are located across the top of each Reporting tab or display section. 

 


Insights 

A snapshot of network data while providing the ability to drill into the raw data of a query.

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From Insights users can see All threats by domain, which is an easy way to report on how many threat requests have been made on the tenant, who has made those requests, and how to minimize them by making policy adjustments (e.g. more or less restrictive).  

⚡ Pro Tip

When filtered by Roaming Client, you can select the device name to view all domain requests from that agent. See details like the user that made the request, filtering policy, and IP address by selecting the more arrow next to the request.


AppAware

Requests associated with applications categorized within AppAware.

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From AppAware reporting see a detailed view of application's requests and filter by different attributed to see indicators like top applications based on request or total number of requests per application. 

Adjust AppAware policies directly from the Application log by selecting the Take Policy Actions icon next to the application. In the slide-over view, there's an option to Block in all policies, or check the policies to block the application in.

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Scheduled Reports

Email users report summaries at scheduled intervals: 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.

See the Schedule Reports configuration article to set up automated report summaries.  


Data Explorer

View all data associated with the account in customizable formats. 

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Export data as a .PDF or .CSV file, or share a link to the report with other authorized users in the organization. 


Total Requests

The total volume of query traffic in a given time-period. It is useful for seeing which days of the week traffic fluctuates.

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Queries Per Second

The volume of traffic in a shorter time period, which is most useful for showing traffic in the last hour or day. See which times of day are the busiest.

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Most Active Sites

Most Active Sites–or Most Active Orgs for MSP accounts–shows a pie-chart distribution of query traffic over all Sites/Organizations in a selected time period.

Use this report to monitor Site/Organization traffic. 

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Top Requests

The most frequently requested domains and domain categories for the account.

Top Requests is valuable to tweak policies: if the report shows a lot of requests for undesirable domains, you may want to adjust accordingly.

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Threats

Similar to Top Requests except broken down by threat domains that DNSFilter prevented. MSP accounts find this report useful to show the value of the product to customers. 

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Alerts

DNSFilter can automatically email you a weekly summary of activity for your organization. Toggle on Enable Weekly Email Threat Reports and enter an email address to receive these emails.

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This report is not available for MSP sub-organizations. If you're interested in this feature, vote for it as a feature request.

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