Palo Alto Manager-Ready Reports That Only Show Actual User Web Browsing

Greatly reduce the volume of data and simplify manager reports by using Cyfin’s proprietary algorithm that accurately identifies actual user clicks.

The Cyfin - Palo Alto Difference

Comprehensive Employee Reporting

Comprehensive Employee Reporting

  • Real Web browsing activity reports.
  • Deeper Level of User Activity Analysis.
  • Dramatically reduce time to analyze.
  • Customizable, interactive reports.
  • Accurately identify user clicks.

Integration

Integration

  • Compatible with all popular firewalls.
  • No third-party Syslog server required.
  • Automatic log file detection wizard.
  • Seamlessly integrate with AD.

Smart Engine Analytics

Smart Engine Analytics

  • Utilizes machine-learning algorithms.
  • Technical data easier to consume.
  • Provides actual Web browsing activity.
  • Accurate time online calculation.

Manager Access

Manager Access

  • Simple manager-ready reporting.
  • Deliver reports directly to managers.
  • Provide secure limited-access portal.
  • Easily collaborate and share reports.

How does it all work?

Set Up Real-Time Import

Directly Syslog to Cyfin, no third party software delays.

Smart Engine Processing

Proprietary machine-learning algorithms that converts raw firewall connection data to actual Web browsing.

Set Up Report Delivery

Most flexible delivery options - E-mail and manager console - HTML, PDF and CSV formats.

Automate & Collaborate

Getting the right information to the right people, in the right format, at the right time.

Smart Engine with Machine-Learning Analytics

  • Makes technical data easy to consume and manager-ready.
  • Analyzes large volumes of data over long periods of time.
  • Provides rapid and superior data insights.
  • Tags associate related domains with friendly names.
Palo Alto Cyfin Machine-Learning Analytics

Machine-Learning Analytics

Recognizable Name, not Ambiguous Domain Name.

Recognizable Name, not Ambiguous Domain Name.

  • Exclusive product feature that rolls up unclear domain activity into a friendly name.
  • Today’s complex Websites utilize many different domains just to load a single page.
  • Firewall top domain reports for these types of sites do not provide the full picture.
  • Managers want time online by Website name, not by ambiguous Domain Name.

Managing Productivity & Time Online

  • Application and Website reports with rollup of time spent.
  • Monitoring productivity and usage of company web services.
  • Easily see how much time users are spending online.
  • See time online by friendly Website name, not by ambiguous Domain Name.
  • Accurately identify actual user clicks, providing managers with clear, useful data.
Palo Alto Cyfin Managing Productivity and Time Online

Productivity & Time Online

Palo Alto Cyfin Monitor VPN activity in real-time

Monitor VPN Activity in Real-Time

Monitor VPN Activity in Real-Time

  • See who is logged into your VPN network at any time.
  • Identify how often users are connecting to the VPN.
  • Determine how long users are connected to the VPN.
  • Verify only valid users are trying to connect with visibility into failed attempts.
  • Reduce any VPN misuse and associated risks while enforcing AUP.

Sample Reports

Dashboard

Top Categories Trend by Visits

Heatmap - Web Visits by Hour

Trend - User Compare Visit Activity

Trend - Department by Bytes

Pie Chart - Top App/Site by Time

Pie Chart - Top Groups by Bytes

Top Chart - App/Site by Time Online

Top Chart - App/Site by Visits

Top Chart - User by Category Visits

Top Chart - Category by Groups Bytes

Top Table - App/Site by Time

Top Table - Category by Time

Top Table - User by Time

Top Table - Domain by Time

Table - User Audit Detail

Table - App/Site Audit Detail

Table - Audit - Search Terms

Table - Audit - Facebook by User Name

Table - Audit - Referer Link by Domain

Table - Audit - Bytes by Groups

Top VPN User Report

VPN User Audit Detail Report

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Create Reports Exactly How Management Wants Them

Managers Only See Actual User Web Browsing

  • Create custom reports that provide management with exactly what they need.
  • Accurately identify actual user clicks, providing managers with clear, useful data.
  • Reduce the volume of information by showing managers only relevant data.
  • True team collaboration is now possible with pertinent reports for all stakeholders.

Dashboard Charts

  • Dashboard Home - Get a quick overview of your entire organization.
  • Top Users - Quickly discover which users had the most activity.
  • Top Time Online - Easily see how much time users are spending online.
  • Top Categories - Quickly find out which categories had the most activity.
  • Top Sites - Learn which sites had the most activity.
  • Top Bytes - Find out which users & sites are hogging bandwidth.
Palo Alto Cyfin Dashboard

Dashboard

Palo Alto Cyfin Top Categories Trend

Top Categories Trend

Palo Alto Cyfin User Audit Report

User Audit Report

Palo Alto Cyfin Category Audit Report

Category Audit Report

Detailed and Comprehensive Audit Reporting

  • Show activity by entire organization, groups, users, and categories.
  • Get accurate, actionable, manager-ready detailed reports.
  • Easily view the data from several angles and different perspectives.
  • Dramatically reduce the time to analyze your organization's Web use.
  • Comply with government and industry regulations such as CIPA and HIPAA.

Deeper Forensic-Level User Activity Analysis

  • Complete view of every link a user clicks.
  • See the exact search terms entered by users and their search time.
  • Determine how much time a user spends online.
  • Run an individual user report that details only Legal Liabilities Web use.
  • View Web content most frequently visited by a user.
  • Segment user activity by category acceptability classification.
Palo Alto Cyfin Search Terms Audit Report

User Search Terms Audit Report

Palo Alto Cyfin User Legal Liability Report

User Legal Liability Report

Palo Alto Cyfin Restricted Manager Access

Manager Access

Manager Access

  • Scheduling and Distributing Reports:
    • Send easy-to-read reports directly to managers.
    • Reports are restricted to only the manager's defined group(s).
    • Easily distribute reports manually or schedule for automatic distribution.
    • Interactive capability allows managers to drill down without IT assistance.
  • Secure Manager Self-Service Portal:
    • Reporting-only access portal for managers and HR.
    • Managers create reports on authorized groups without assistance from IT.
    • IT assigns and maintains manager portal access privileges.
    • Easy-to-read, manager-friendly, actionable dashboard.

Employee Web-Use Behavioral Analytics

  • Expose abnormalities in user activity.
  • Identify potential insider threat behavior.
  • Flag possible legal liability issues.
  • Assess trends for data breach exposure.
  • Observe patterns for lost productivity.
Palo Alto Cyfin Manage Employee Cloud Usage

Monitor Cloud Services

Monitor Cloud Services

  • Discover all cloud applications being accessed in your organization.
  • Expose both corporate-sanctioned and employee-introduced cloud services.
  • Identify risk and analyze usage of your network resources.
  • Meet security and compliance requirements while safely adopting cloud services.

Built-in Syslog Server

  • Directly connect Syslog-enabled devices.
  • No third-party Syslog server required.
  • Supports virtually all Syslog-enabled gateways and firewalls.
  • Easily create multiple Syslog servers.
  • Each Syslog server can support a different type of gateway or firewall.
Palo Alto Cyfin Built-in  Syslog Server

Built-in Syslog Server

Palo Alto Cyfin Active Directory Integration

Active Directory Integration

Active Directory Integration

  • Seamless AD integration.
  • Securely integrate AD Departments, Companies and Security Groups.
  • Easily provide admin or manager access via AD integration.
  • Limit manager access based their configured AD groups or departments.

Network Segments

  • Assign IP address blocks based on remote VPN users and guest WiFi.
  • Easily define a unique segment definition by hostname, IP range or subnet.
  • Report on specific segments through dashboard charts or actual reports.
  • Create a specific low-level filter or run a report with a global-level segment filter.
Palo Alto Cyfin Network Segments

Network Segments

Even More Cyfin Differences

Identify Human Action

Identify Human Action

  • See actual Web browsing activity.
  • All background clutter is removed.
  • Determine user time online.
  • Easily manage human factor.

Deeper Forensic-Level User Audits

Deeper Forensic-Level User Audits

  • Complete view of every link clicked.
  • See the exact search terms entered.
  • Easily segment user activity.
  • Reduce the time to analyze big data.

Collaboration

Collaboration

  • Both human action & technical issue.
  • Involves all aspects of business.
  • Right Information to the right people.
  • Make informed, collaborative decisions.

Scalability

Scalability

  • Easy to scale system.
  • Most scalable analyzer.
  • Distributed architecture.
  • NoSQL distributed database

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What our customers are saying about Cyfin:

"We just completed a rigorous evaluation of Wavecrest Computing's Web-access reporting product, Cyfin Reporter. We found that Cyfin produces comprehensive information that can help managers quickly correct inappropriate or ineffective surfing. When this is done, they should see significant cost savings in the areas of work force productivity, legal liability reduction, and network bandwidth conservation. In addition to these functional benefits, we found Cyfin to be highly scalable, interoperable with a wide variety of servers, firewalls, and operating systems, and definitely user-friendly. The ease of integration with the CacheFlow appliance was yet another positive feature of Cyfin. We're now recommending it to our clients."

–Senior Analyst, Accenture, Chicago

"I am pleased to tell you we are happy with Cyfin Reporter. It is a revealing tool for our Internet usage report requirements. We use the Novell BorderManager proxy here with a filtering program to help enforce our strict Internet usage policy. The reports generated by Cyfin provide an excellent cross-check of the performance of our filtering software. Cyfin additionally provides well-formatted reports that upper management appreciates."

–Gary McHugh, Network Engineer, El Paso Electric Company

"I tested at least a dozen products before being introduced to Cyfin; I spent a lot of time working with other vendors' Sales and Support staff trying to make their systems do what Wescast required. I can honestly say that all the vendors tried their best to assist me but sometimes you cannot make systems do something they were not meant to do. I wish I had known about the Cyfin product from the start, the description alone would have steered me towards it first and I could have saved a lot of time.

I can honestly say there are a lot of great products available that claim they can provide Internet usage reports, but this is usually a bolt-on feature to a more robust system that provides reports on Web, FTP, firewall traffic, and so on. If you are really serious about monitoring Internet usage you need a product that focuses on this area. Cyfin is that product!

–Mick Montgomery, Wescast Industries Inc., Canada

"We are in the process of implementing Cyfin Reporter to provide our management with reports summarizing their staff's Internet usage.

The categorization of sites will help them to quickly review who is going where. Not having to try to decipher what a URL actually is, this is one of the positive features we see in this product. Having the ability to get granular detail on usage will provide us with the granular detail if needed."

–Richard Poworski, Saskatchewan Government Insurance, Canada

"We've found Cyfin to be very easy to install, configure and use. Its reports are clear, comprehensive and keep our managers closely informed with respect to our users' "outbound" Web activity patterns. This leads quickly to better decision-making, improved productivity, lower costs, and fewer personnel problems."

–Barbara A. Pettygrove, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Kansas

"Using the Cyfin reporting options, we created useful HTML reports on Web usage that can be viewed using most popular Web browsers. These reports can also be generated automatically and e-mailed to managers on a set schedule."

–Francis Chu, eWEEK Labs, San Francisco

"We have previously deployed eBorder and Cyfin and were pleased with the features and functionality of both products relating to how they operated independently of each other. Now that the products are integrated, we expect both applications to be more useful to NEC as we manage our global communication requirements."

–Hiroyuki Okada, General Manager of NEC's IT Strategy Division, responsible for global intranet operations, NEC, Singapore.

"We have been evaluating Cyfin for the past 20 days and found it to be an extremely good tool for understanding our internet traffic. The reports generated are fantastic and are very helpful."

–Ravi Kumar, Westbound Consulting Services, India

"When I downloaded your software I was so astonished about the features and the kind of reports I can get from it."

–Osama Al-Khiary, Alfaisaliah Group, Saudi Arabia

"Cyfin Reporter is a great tool to monitor Internet usage and quickly identify problem users."

–Ben Gillett, Beluga Ventures

"Working in a large IT organization I really needed to get a handle on our bandwidth usage broken down by department. After some evaluation we chose to forge ahead with Wavecrest and had the product implemented within a few days. As with all implementations we found a couple small issues that were most likely unique to our organization but had work-arounds and were not showstoppers. The product speaks for itself but what was amazing was the speed at which the Wavecrest support staff, including the developers, were able to quickly understand our issue, write a patch for it, and ensure that it was part of the next release of the product, eliminating our need for a work-around.   

–Trent Leinenweber, IS/IT Manager, CGI Group

I believe there will be many benefits to using this product. One thing I noticed was the level of accuracy in the reporting. HR needs 100% confidence in the reports when a situation arises that requires any type of disciplinary action. The timeliness of the reports and quick generation of user audit reports will allow HR to deal with situations quickly. Wescast has a rule that states any abuse must be dealt with within 3 days of discovery for union employees."

–Mick Montgomery, Wescast Industries Inc., Canada

After the first month of running reports we were able to reduce bandwidth usage by 42% which we feel was a huge success, and the product’s ROI was less than 5 months by not having to increase bandwidth costs. The 42% bandwidth savings was obtained by a combination of a soft approach with members who now understand that all traffic can be easily reported on, as well as some desktop services that were pointing to the Internet for updates instead of local servers. Any IT managers that are looking to get a better handle on their bandwidth consumption I strongly recommend starting with Cyfin."

–Trent Leinenweber, IS/IT Manager, CGI Group

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