Modifying Reports

The reports about individual web appliances are available on a Management Appliance only.

On the right side of each report page is a Report Parameters sidebar with options for specifying the time period covered by the report and, sometimes, the kind of data that is displayed in the report. The options vary according to the type of report.

  1. Set the desired parameters:
    1. Select an option for the Period that the report will cover.
      • Today: Only activity recorded since midnight for the current day is searched.
      • Yesterday: Only activity recorded during the previous calendar day (midnight to midnight) is searched.
      • Last: From the drop-down list, select a time increment for the report. Then, in the text box, enter a number specifying the time period (for example, 7 days). Partial minutes, hours, weeks, days, and months count toward the total number specified. Time frames are defined as follows:
        • minutes: Any complete minutes within the specified span, plus the elapsed portion of the current minute.
        • hours: Any complete hours within the specified span, plus the elapsed portion of the current hour.
        • days: Any complete days within the specified span, plus the elapsed portion of the current day.
        • weeks: This includes any complete weeks (starting on Sunday of the first week) that fall within the specified span, plus the current week, up to the current day.
        • months: This includes any complete months (starting on the first day of the first month) that fall within the specified span, plus the current month, up to the current day.
      • Custom: Select the From and To date and time. Set the date by clicking on the calendar icon and selecting the date from the calendar pop-up dialog box.
    2. If available, select the data that you want displayed. Certain options are available for specific reports only. The following is a complete list of Display options:
      • Appliance: [Management Appliance Only] This drop-down list appears on the Latency and Throughput report pages. You can generate the report on an individual joined appliance or All appliances.

        Whether viewing the information for All appliances or for a specific Web Appliance, the time period covered is always based on the Management Appliance's time zone.

      • Category: Select a category on which to filter your results (for example, "Search Engines" or "Downloads"). You must a choose a category.
      • Report on a group: This drop-down list provides reports by department if you select a group or All Users. The groups displayed in the list are set on the Reports > Options > Reporting Groups page.
      • Top n users: The number of users to display at once. If this number exceeds the number of users in your network, a complete list of users is displayed. The default is 25.
      • Top n sites: The number of sites to display at once. If this number exceeds the number of sites searched, a complete list of users is displayed. The default is 25.
      • Sort: The availability of these option buttons varies from one report to another. Some reports have none. If available, select one of the following to further refine the report data.
        • Site visits: Ranks the results according to the number of visits to an individual website.
        • Bytes consumed: Ranks the results according to the number of bytes downloaded from an individual website.
        • Hits: Ranks the results according to the number of times a site was accessed, broken down by domain (for example, yahoo.com).
        • Matched terms: Ranks the results according to the number of times a string or substring is included in a user query. Only matches for keywords defined in the Search Terms List dialog box are displayed.
        • Date/Time: Ranks the results according to the day and time that the search was performed, beginning with the most recent.
        • User: Ranks the results according to the IP address or directory services username of the user in numeric order, from lowest to highest.
        • Search engine: Ranks the results according to the search engine used to retrieve the results, in alphabetical order.
        • Unique users: Ranks the results according to the number of unique users who have visited a particular site.
        • Warns: Ranks the results according to the number of times that users received a warning about a specific site.
        • Proceeds: Ranks the results according to the number of times users proceeded to a given site after receiving a warning.
      • User: Generate user-specific reports by either entering a user's name in the form "Domain\user" or the user's IP address.
  2. Optionally, select View Report as PDF for a PDF version of the report, or leave this option blank to view the report on the page (as HTML).

    If you are unable to access the PDF, and you are using Internet Explorer, see Enabling PDF Access in Internet Explorer.

  3. Click Run Report.