Application Bandwidth Statistics
The Application Bandwidth Statistics report provides details of the bandwidth used by application groups, including:
|•||Measurements of the incoming and outgoing bandwidth.|
|•||Measurements of the bandwidth used by individual IP addresses.|
|•||Measurements of the bandwidth used by individual applications.|
|•||Measurements of bandwidth across external interfaces, or bridges, or both.|
|•||Drill down through the report from application bandwidth into IP address bandwidth, and vica versa.|
|•||Application classification into groups, and bandwidth measurements of these groups. The following knowledge base article contains a detailed description of the currently available application groups — How does Smoothwall Classify Layer 7 Applications?|
Note: A Layer 7 license (deep packet inspection) is required to run this report fully. Without this, limited information is available. For more information, contact your Smoothwall representative.
To run the report for a specific traffic direction and interface, click the Advanced >> button and choose the traffic direction from the Data flow direction to highlight drop down list, and interface from the Interface drop down list. Enter the required date range and click Run report.
The generated Application Bandwidth Statistics report is broken down into the following sections:
|•||Traffic statistics — Shows the incoming and outgoing bandwidth as a graph, over the specified date range.|
|•||Top 5 IP addresses over time — Shows the bandwidth used, as a graph, for each of the top five IP address. Incoming or outgoing data is shown, dependent on the traffic direction chosen when running the report.|
|•||Top 5 application groups over time — Shows the bandwidth used, as a graph, for each of the top five application groups. Incoming or outgoing data is shown, dependent on the traffic direction chosen when running the report.|
You can also drill down through the graphs to show a further break down of either the IP addresses that accessed the application groups, or the application groups accessed by the IP address. The following example is a break down of the File Transfer application group from the image above:
Note: Note that as you drill down through the report, the Traffic statistics graph is always displayed at the top.
|•||Interfaces and IP addresses|
|•||Connection details and traffic statistics|
|•||VPN status and history|