Most business managers and IT staff have little insight into how the Internet is being used or why things might not be working as well as they should. With sites like Facebook or YouTube, more and more network traffic is made up of non-business activity. In some cases, it may be legitimate data such as backups, file shares, intranet, etc. But without the ability to identify and measure that information, it’s usually only a guess.
The first step to implementing a strategy to manage content and bandwidth is to identify what type of traffic is passing over the network. Whether it is traffic to and from the Internet or over a VPN network, being able to determine how applications and people are utilizing bandwidth is essential to taking the next step, which is control.
Understanding and controlling network usage is easier and more efficient with Pervido’s automated and customizable SonicWall traffic reporting features. Once you understand your network traffic reports and how your bandwidth is utilized, you can begin implementing policies to make your network more secure and proactively respond to important network events.
With Pervidio, you have a web-based network traffic reporting system capable of reporting on Web, bandwidth, content, and application usage, as well as firewall events and network attacks. In addition, you can create your own custom reports by choosing how to sort and which records to select. Once you have created a report that meets your needs, you can save it, schedule it to recur at any interval and you can export the results automatically to spreadsheet or PDF formats. For scheduled reports, you can manage your own distribution list, so each defined report can be emailed directly to the intended person.
Using Pervidio for your SonicWall network traffic reporting is fast and easy. There is no server or software to buy or perform maintenance on. It’s a simple to use web-based solution and all the processing happens in the Cerdant cloud. Cerdant also stores a rolling 30 days of data, which is extremely important for pulling reports on past events and solves the problem of maintaining a storage database of your own.