Cyfin - Palo Alto Key Features

Identify Human Action

Identify Human Action

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

Network Security Reports

Network Security Reports

  • Threat Attack Reports
  • Application Risk Reports
  • Detailed Threat Reports
  • Bandwidth Traffic Reports

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.

Visualize Your Data

Visualize Your Data

  • Highly configurable charts and tables.
  • Immediate high level information.
  • Use with variety of data sources.
  • Managers can have their own.
  • Users can create multiple dashboards.

Integration & Scalability

Integration & Scalability

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

Self-Service Manager Dashboards

Self-Service Manager Dashboards

  • Managers can have dashboards.
  • Multiple custom dashboard tabs.
  • Create multiple report panels.
  • Customizable drag-n-drop design.
  • Variety of chart and table choices.

Team Collaboration

Team Collaboration

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

Reliable Investigative Audits

Reliable Investigative Audits

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

Top Web-Use Features and Benefits

  • Manager-ready reports for monitoring employee Web use.
  • Audience-specific Web-use information with reliable metrics.
  • Visibility into actual human-initiated Web browsing activity.
  • Maximize productivity while minimizing security issues.
  • See user accessed Website common names, view time online, and more.
Cyfin - Palo Alto - Dashboard

Easily Visualize Your Data

Cyfin - Palo Alto - 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.

User Behavior Analytics

  • Harness the power of Cyfin to decode complex firewall network logs.
  • Advanced algorithm converts technical data into clear human actions.
  • Get clear web activity reports, simplifying understanding and action.
  • Analyzes large volumes of data over long periods of time.
  • Grasp employee web usage for a more efficient, secure online environment.
Cyfin - Palo Alto - Machine-Learning Session Analysis

Smart Engine Session Analysis

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.

Comprehensive Web-Use Reports


Cyfin - Palo Alto - Dashboard

Top Categories Trend by Visits

Cyfin - Palo Alto - Top Categories Trend by Visits

Heatmap - Web Visits by Hour

Cyfin - Palo Alto - Heatmap Web Visits By Hour

Trend - User Visit Activity

Cyfin - Palo Alto - Trend User Compare Visit Activity

Pie Chart - Top App/Site by Time

Cyfin - Palo Alto - Pie Chart Top App/Site by Time

Top Chart - Domains by Visits

Cyfin - Palo Alto - Top Chart - Domains by Visits

Top Chart - User by Category Visits

Cyfin - Palo Alto - Top Chart User by Category Visits

Top Table - App/Site by Time

Cyfin - Palo Alto - Top Table App/Site by Time

Top Table - User by Time

Cyfin - Palo Alto - Top Table User by Time

Table - User Audit Detail

Cyfin - Palo Alto - Table User Audit Detail

Table - App/Site Audit Detail

Cyfin - Palo Alto - Table App/Site Audit Detail

Table - Audit - Search Terms

Cyfin - Palo Alto - Table Audit Search Terms
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Top Firewall Reporting Features and Benefits

  • Presents a comprehensive view of network security threats.
  • Identifies security threats such as suspicious traffic patterns or malicious activities.
  • Provides a centralized dashboard as a single-pane-of-glass to analyze & identify security threats.
  • Helps detect security weaknesses that may need appropriate measures to improve network security.
Cyfin - Palo Alto - Dashboard

Network Security and Bandwidth Reports

Cyfin - Palo Alto - Dashboard

Application Activity Audit

Application Activity Audits

  • View top applications traversing the network by risk, by category or subcategory, by technology or by network risk profile.
  • Application's key features and behavioral characteristics.
  • Access user details by application.
  • Gain insight into potential security breaches, including attempted hacking, malware infections, and data exfiltration.

Network Security Reports

  • Provides management visibility into the security posture of the network.
  • Displays the number of blocked or allowed connections, and the number of dropped packets.
  • Supports visibility into spyware, application vulnerability exploits, viruses and other malware that may be traversing the network.
  • Increases insight into the files and data patterns that are being sent across the network.
  • Monitors your firewall’s rules and policy enforcement.
Cyfin - Palo Alto - Destination Countries Visited

Top Destination Country

Cyfin - Palo Alto - Top Firewall Threat Report

Top Threat by Name

Comprehensive Firewall Security Reports

Firewall Rule Name Report

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Firewall Source Zone Report

Cyfin - Palo Alto - Firewall Source Zone Report

Firewall Source IP Attacks Report

Cyfin - Palo Alto - Firewall Source IP Attacks Report

Firewall Denied Traffic Trend

Cyfin - Palo Alto - Firewall Top Denied Protocol

Firewall Top Destination Countries

Cyfin - Palo Alto - Firewall Top Destination Countries

Top Threat by Name

Cyfin - Palo Alto - Top Chart User by Category Visits

Top Protocol by Action

Cyfin - Palo Alto - Top Table App/Site by Time

Top User by Bytes

Cyfin - Palo Alto - Top Table User by Time

Top Network Application

Cyfin - Palo Alto - Table User Audit Detail

Application Network Activity

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Cyfin - Palo Alto - Active Directory Integration

Active Directory Integration

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.

Built-in Syslog Server

  • Directly connect Palo Alto to Cyfin.
  • 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 - Palo Alto - Built-in  Syslog Server

Directly connect Palo Alto to Cyfin.

How does it all work?

Cyfin - Palo Alto - real-time syslog import

Set Up Real-Time Import

Directly Syslog Palo Alto to Cyfin, no third party software delays.

Cyfin - Palo Alto - 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 - Palo Alto - customizable reports

Automate & Collaborate

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

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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

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