Syslog Firewall Employee Web-Use Log Analyzer

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

The Cyfin Difference

Extensive Report Library

Extensive Report Library

  • Large library of prebuilt reports.
  • Start using impactful reports instantly.
  • Easily distribute ready-to-use reports.
  • Quickly create custom reports.
  • Dramatically reduce time to analyze.

Identify Human Action

Identify Human Action

  • See actual Web browsing activity.
  • All background clutter is removed.
  • Determine user time online.
  • User behavior analytics.

Integration & Scalability

Integration & Scalability

  • Compatible with all popular firewalls.
  • No third-party Syslog server required.
  • Easy to scale system.
  • Distributed architecture.
  • NoSQL distributed database.

Secure Manager Self-Service Portal

Secure Manager Self-Service Portal

  • Secure reporting-only access portal.
  • Report on authorized groups only.
  • Deliver reports directly to managers.
  • Interactive drill-down Option.

How does it all work?

Cyfin real-time syslog import

Set Up Real-Time Import

Directly Syslog to Cyfin, no third party software delays.

Cyfin Advanced Monitoring

Smart Engine Processing

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

Cyfin Enhanced Reporting

Set Up Visualizer & Report Delivery

Easily visualize your data by setting up custom dashboards. Most flexible scheduling & delivery options - HTML, PDF and CSV formats.

Cyfin customizable reports

Automate & Collaborate

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

User Behavior 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.
Cyfin Machine-Learning Behavior Analytics

Machine-Learning Behavior Analytics

Recognizable Name, not Ambiguous Domain Name.

Recognizable Name, not Ambiguous Domain Name.

  • Unique feature that converts unclear domain activity into friendly site names.
  • Today’s complex Websites utilize many different domains just to load a single page.
  • Firewall reports view distinct domains as unique, even if they serve the same site.
  • Managers want session duration by site name, not by ambiguous Domain Name.

The New Visualizer - Available Now!

  • Visualize your data through highly configurable charts, tables, and more.
  • Create multiple custom dashboard Tabs, each with a unique view and name.
  • Connect to a variety of data sources, such as firewall, VPN, 365 and much more.
  • View information on-the-fly with a simple change of time frame or a click to refresh.
  • Focus the chart or table information as needed by adding or removing panel filters.
Cyfin Dashboard

Easily Visualize Your Data

Cyfin Managing Productivity and Time Online

Productivity & Time Online

Managing Productivity & Time Online

  • Application and Website reports with session duration.
  • 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.

Active Directory Integration

Seamless integration with Active Directory (AD) allows for secure and efficient management. Effortlessly integrate AD Departments, Companies, and Security Groups, and provide admin or manager access through AD. Access can be limited based on configured AD groups or departments.

Cyfin Active Directory Integration

Active Directory Integration

Cyfin Built-in  Syslog Server

Directly connect Syslog-enabled devices.

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.

Cyfin Complete Insight into Internet and Cloud Service Activity


Cyfin Dashboard

Top Categories Trend by Visits

Cyfin Top Categories Trend by Visits

Heatmap - Web Visits by Hour

Cyfin Heatmap Web Visits By Hour

Trend - User Visit Activity

Cyfin Trend User Compare Visit Activity

Table - User Session Audit Report

Cyfin User Session Audit

Pie Chart - Top App/Site by Time

Cyfin Pie Chart Top App/Site by Time

Top Chart - Domains by Visits

Cyfin Top Chart - Domains by Visits

Top Chart - User by Category Visits

Cyfin Top Chart User by Category Visits

Top Table - App/Site by Time

Cyfin Top Table App/Site by Time

Top Table - User by Time

Cyfin Top Table User by Time

Table - User Audit Detail

Cyfin Table User Audit Detail

Table - App/Site Audit Detail

Cyfin Table App/Site Audit Detail

Table - Audit - Search Terms

Cyfin Table Audit Search Terms

Pie Chart - Microsoft 365 Top Users

Cyfin Microsoft 365 Top Users

Top Chart - Microsoft 365 Top Operations

Cyfin Microsoft 365 Top Operations

Table - Microsoft 365 OneDrive Audit

Cyfin Microsoft 365 OneDrive Audit

Table - Microsoft 365 User Logon Audit

Cyfin Microsoft 365 User Logon Audit

Top VPN User Report

Cyfin Top VPN User Report

VPN User Audit Detail Report

Cyfin VPN User Audit Detail Report
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Charts and Reports
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Cyfin Actual User Web Browsing

Create easy-to-understand, detailed reports to share with stakeholders.

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.
  • E-mail, print, share detailed reports via HTML, PDF and CSV formats.

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 Bandwidth - Find out which users & sites are hogging bandwidth.
Cyfin Dashboard


Cyfin Top Categories Trend

Top Categories Trend

Cyfin User Audit Report

User Audit Report

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.
Cyfin Search Terms Audit Report

User Search Terms Audit Report

Cyfin User Legal Liability Report

User Legal Liability Report

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.

Define 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.
Cyfin Network Segments

Network Segments

Choose the Right Cyfin Deployment

Cyfin Virtual Deployment

Cyfin Virtual Deployment Options

  • Reporting and analytics for any business size or type.
  • Includes the new Visualizer and supports easy connection to a variety of data sources.
  • Complete employee monitoring and reporting solution.
  • Highly scalable and easy-to-expand VM resources.
  • Supports VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V and Container environments.
    • VMware OVA VM Template. Easily add and launch in any VMware system.
    • Windows Hyper-V Installer. Easy windows installer - just install and go.
Cyfin Cloud Deployment Option

Cyfin Cloud Deployment Option

  • Includes the same functionality as the virtual solution.
  • Includes the new Visualizer and supports easy connection to a variety of data sources.
  • Cloud-based reporting and analytics for any business size or type.
  • Deploy in minutes with simple, intuitive steps.
  • No additional cost for hardware, software, and no ongoing maintenance.
  • Our data center is state-of-the-art SSAE 18, SOC 3, SOC 2 certified.
  • HIPAA and HITECH audited infrastructure.

Even More Cyfin Differences

View Cloud-Based Service Activity

View Cloud-Based Service Activity

  • Microsoft 365 Reporting
  • Identify risk and analyze usage.
  • Expose unsanctioned services.
  • Prevent the loss of sensitive data.

VPN and IP Segment Monitoring

VPN and IP Segment Monitoring

  • See VPN user presence.
  • Identify VPN logon and logoff activity.
  • Assign IP segments for VPN or WiFi.
  • Report on specific IP segments.

Team Collaboration

Team Collaboration

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

Policy and Compliance

Policy and Compliance

  • Verify employee policy compliance.
  • Observe patterns for lost productivity.
  • Flag possible legal liability issues.
  • Stay CIPA and HIPAA compliant.

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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

Our purchase of the Wavecrest Cyfin product was a success for us. We needed the ability to view, report and allow us to enforce all URL traffic from BOTH our Windows traffic as well as our MAC users traffic. The reporting is awesome. And I have to say the few times I’ve needed tech support, they are on it. I’ve been working in IT for over 20 years and have never had such headache free support. Their knowledge of the product is unsurpassed, and their near instant response is unheard of in todays environment. Anybody else, I cringe at the idea of making a tech support call, but with Cyfin, if you call or email you better be prepared to get an immediate response. And if it is too quick for you, scheduling for you convenience is not a problem. Hats off to tech support. Highly recommended product."

–System Administrator, Healthcare Industry

Why Us

  • Industry Leader Since 1996 – Stability, Experience, and Knowledge.
  • Global Customer Base – Customers on every continent except Antarctica.
  • The Right Focus – Concentrating on The Human Factor.
  • Best-of-Breed Products – Visibility, Compliance, Security, and Productivity.
  • Exceptional Support – Dedicated, Effective, and Responsive Support.
  • Best Value in Key Areas – Functionality, Price, Support, and Customer Service.
Why Cyfin

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