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WebSpy Corporate Solutions
Monitoring, Analysis & Reporting Software


WebSpy's software provides a transparent view over organizational Internet, email and network usage and leads the industry on reporting and alerting on user and system activity data from more than 200 log formats from different vendors.

WebSpy’s product catalogue features two corporate analysis and reporting solutions, Analyzer and Vantage, a variety of optional add-ons and tools to go with them.

Corporate Solutions - Small Businesses to Large Enterprise Organizations
Vantage
Internet, Email, Network & Security Analysis and Reporting
Analyzer
Internet & Analysis and Reporting
WebSpy Vantage Box WebSpy’s Vantage range includes Vantage Premium, Giga and Ultimate to suit small through to enterprise size organizations, government departments and educational institutions.

Vantage provides detailed, customizable and actionable reports on:

  • Web Browsing behavior
  • Email traffic
  • Website visitor traffic
  • Event Logs
  • Switches, Routers & Firewalls
  • Anti-Virus & Anti-Malware solutions

Why use Vantage?

  • Maximize Employee Productivity
  • Minimize Bandwidth Cost
  • Reduce Legal Liability
  • Reduce Need for Blocking & Enhance Workplace Morale
  • Get Reliable Website Statistics
  • Strengthen Security Controls
  • Improve Network Management
  • Easily & Securely Distribute Reports throughout Organization

Vantage Screenshot

Vantage Demo
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WebSpy Analyzer Box WebSpy's Analyzer range includes Analyzer Standard, Premium and Giga to suit small through to enterprise size organizations, government departments and educational institutions.

Analyzer provides detailed, customizable and actionable reports on:

  • Web Browsing behavior
  • Email traffic
  • Website visitor traffic

Why use Analyzer?

  • Maximize Employee Productivity
  • Minimize Bandwidth Cost
  • Reduce Legal Liability
  • Reduce Need for Blocking & Enhance Workplace Morale
  • Get Reliable Website Statistics

Analyzer Screenshot

Analyzer Demo
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VantageVantage Overview:

Vantage is WebSpy’s award-winning analysis and reporting product range that provides an interactive reporting interface into all areas of Internet, email and network usage within an organization. Using Vantage organizations can monitor and report on, not only Internet usage and web browsing behavior, but also; email usage, instant messaging, event logs, routers, website visitor traffic, firewalls, antivirus and anti-spam applications.

Vantage empowers you to see it all with intuitive, easy to use navigation and powerful drill down capabilities, making it possible to get to the root of the problem. Vantage assists organizations in identifying Internet and email misuse, identifying and resolving network problems and download issues, strengthening security controls, preserving bandwidth, minimizing litigation risks, and identifying the source of data loss or damage.

Visit our Add-on section on tab to find out more about WebSpy's add-on software that can complement and improve your use of Vantage.

The Vantage product range suits medium to enterprise size organizations and includes:

Vantage Premium

Vantage Giga

Vantage Ultimate

WebSpy Vantage is simple to use, easy to install, and puts you in full control.

Vantage Drilldown And Trend Reporting

The Vantage Range

The Vantage product range includes Vantage Premium, Vantage Giga and Vantage Ultimate to suit medium to enterprise size organizations. Simply review the product differences below to determine which product suits you best. Click the Download button to commence your free, 30 day, fully functional trial.

Vantage Premium Vantage Giga Vantage Ultimate
  • Import capacity 6 GB
    Can import up to 6 GB of uncompressed log file data
  • Unlimited Importing
    Can import an unlimited amount of log file data
  • Import Org. Structure
    Import organizational structure & hierarchy from LDAP, LDIF or CSV
  • Collate Reports
    Collate existing reports into one overview report & enable faster report generation and freeing up storage space
  • Unlimited Importing
    Can import an unlimited amount of log file data
  • Import Org. Structure
    Import organizational structure & hierarchy from LDAP, LDIF or CSV
  • Collate Reports
    Collate existing reports into one overview report & enable faster report generation and freeing up storage space
  • Secure Report Distribution
    Enables secure, web-based access to reports for any or all members in an organization.
Suits small and medium sized organizations Suits large and enterprise organizations Suits medium to enterprise organizations

AnalyzerAnalyzer Overview:



Want to develop a culture of sensible Internet and email usage throughout your organization?

Internet and email are now essential business tools, but their misuse can cause a wide range of internal problems such as lost productivity, excessive download costs, and lawsuits resulting from illegal or inappropriate activities.

WebSpy’s Analyzer software range offers comprehensive Internet and email reporting and analysis designed to help encourage productivity while providing a balance for employees' personal needs. WebSpy Analyzer also helps reduce the costs and the risks associated with providing Internet access and email resources to employees.

Visit our Add-on section on tab to find out more about WebSpy's add-on software that can complement and improve your use of Analyzer.

The Analyzer product range includes Analyzer Standard, Premium and Giga to suit small through to large sized organizations.

Analyzer 3D Reflection

The Analyzer Range

The Analyzer product range includes Analyzer Standard, Analyzer Premium and Analyzer Giga to suit small through to large sized organizations.

Simply review the product differences below to determine which product suits you best. Click download to commence your free, 30 day, fully functional trial.

Analyzer Standard Analyzer Premium
  • Web usage analysis and reporting

  • Import up to 2 GB of uncompressed log files

  • Uncompressed text log files

  • SQL Database
  • Web and email usage analysis and reporting

  • Import up to 4 GB of uncompressed log files

  • Uncompressed text log files

  • SQL Database

  • Compressed text log files (zip, gzip)

  • Text logs from FTP locations
  • Web and email usage analysis and reporting

  • Import an unlimited amount of log data

  • Uncompressed text log files

  • SQL Database

  • Compressed text log files (zip, gzip)

  • Text logs from FTP locations
Suits small and medium sized organizations Suits small and medium sized organizations Suits large and enterprise organizations

WebSpy Product Comparison:




Analyzer
Vantage
Importing Analyzer Standard Analyzer Premium Analyzer Giga Vantage Premium Vantage Giga Vantage Ultimate
Import Capacity 2GB 4GB Unlimited 6GB Unlimited Unlimited
Compressed Text Logs (zip & gzip)   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SQL Database Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FTP   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Event Logs       Yes Yes Yes
Import organizational structure and hierarchy LDAP, LDIF or CSV         Yes Yes
10:1 log file to storage compression ratio Yes Yes Yes      
Customizable Storage Partitioning       Yes Yes Yes
Customizable Field Filtering       Yes Yes Yes
Able to import all fields in log file       Yes Yes Yes
Analyze on import & save analysis into storage       Yes Yes Yes
Filter log file import by Date and Time Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Filter log file import by Department or Profile (URL Category)   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Filter log file import by a range of Web and Email ‘Summaries’     Yes Yes Yes Yes
Filter log file import by any logged data       Yes Yes Yes
Split Storages   Yes Yes      
Web-based Secure Report Distribution           Yes
Analysis Scope Analyzer Standard Analyzer Premium Analyzer Giga Vantage Premium Vantage Giga Vantage Ultimate
Analyze Web Browsing Behaviour Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Analyze Email Activity   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Analyze Security Issues       Yes Yes Yes
Analyze Network Traffic Issues       Yes Yes Yes
Analyze Windows Event Logs       Yes Yes Yes
Assign costs to browsing time and analyze the cost of unproductive browsing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Assign costs to download size and analyze the cost of downloads Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ad-hoc Investigation Analyzer Standard Analyzer Premium Analyzer Giga Vantage Premium Vantage Giga Vantage Ultimate
Ad-hoc drilldowns into a range of Web usage ‘Summaries’ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ad-hoc drilldowns into a range of Email usage ‘Summaries’   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ad-hoc drilldowns into a range of Security ‘Summaries’       Yes Yes Yes
Range of Summaries available increases with the number of fields in your log files       Yes Yes Yes
Drilldown to the log-line level (individual records) for forensic investigation Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Template-based Analysis (Start with a defined report, then conduct further ad-hoc drilldowns)       Yes Yes Yes
Multiple analyses and drilldowns open side-by-side       Yes Yes Yes
Up/Down navigation between drilldown levels Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tree-style navigation between drilldown levels       Yes Yes Yes
Filter analyses by a range of Web usage ‘Summaries’ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Filter analyses by a range of Email usage ‘Summaries’   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Filter analyses by any logged data       Yes Yes Yes
Reports Analyzer Standard Analyzer Premium Analyzer Giga Vantage Premium Vantage Giga Vantage Ultimate
Comprehensive list of web usage reports Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Comprehensive list of email activity reports   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Comprehensive list of network and security reports       Yes Yes Yes
Customizable Report Templates     Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trend Reporting       Yes Yes Yes
Batch Reporting (Create multiple report documents at once)       Yes Yes Yes
Add custom columns to report tables       Yes Yes Yes
Collate existing reports into one overview report         Yes Yes
Flexible filtering options       Yes Yes Yes
Incorporate your corporate identity into reports (custom cover images, text, and HTML stylesheets) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatically email reports once they are created Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatically compress reports (zip) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Keyword Profiling Analyzer Standard Analyzer Premium Analyzer Giga Vantage Premium Vantage Giga Vantage Ultimate
Customizable keyword profiling of website URLS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Customizable keyword profiling of email subject lines   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Customizable keyword profiling of any logged data       Yes Yes Yes
Aliases Analyzer Standard Analyzer Premium Analyzer Giga Vantage Premium Vantage Giga Vantage Ultimate
Represent logged data more meaningfully by customizing a predefined list of aliases Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Represent logged data more meaningfully by adding your own custom aliases     Yes Yes Yes Yes
Configure aliases to group traffic by Users and Departments Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Group IP Addresses using Subnet aliases (e.g. 192.168.0.0/16)       Yes Yes Yes
Import Usernames and Departments from Microsoft Active Directory Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Import Usernames and Departments from Novell eDirectory       Yes Yes Yes
Import Usernames and Departments from any LDAP compatible directory server       Yes Yes Yes
Automatically alias IP addresses to computer names and site names using Reverse DNS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Filter the list of IP addresses to automatically resolve using Reverse DNS (Internal, External etc)       Yes Yes Yes
Tasks Analyzer Standard Analyzer Premium Analyzer Giga Vantage Premium Vantage Giga Vantage Ultimate
Schedule importing logs and running reports Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Schedule Resolving Ips and Importing from Microsoft Active Directory Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Schedule importing from LDAP (novell eDirectory and other directory servers)       Yes Yes Yes
General Analyzer Standard Analyzer Premium Analyzer Giga Vantage Premium Vantage Giga Vantage Ultimate
Automatic Updates Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Add-Ons & Tools:

WebSpy Live

WebSpy Live is the ultimate tool for real-time Internet and email monitoring. Live works in the background and displays alerts in an unobtrusive dialog as Internet or email misuse occurs. Customizable triggers give you complete control over what you want to be alerted to and how you are alerted.

Live monitors your Internet and network traffic by monitoring log files produced by a logging device, such as an Internet Gateway, Email or Proxy Server.

Using this tool, managers can monitor how much time users are spending on the web and where they are going - facilitating immediate attention to problem areas and promoting a proactive response to help eliminate Internet misuse in the workplace or school.

WebSpy Live is the perfect complement and add-on to WebSpy's Analyzer or Vantage range. Compatible with most popular third-party log file formats, Live creates a real-time solution to your Internet Monitoring needs.

Software Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

  • 1 GHz CPU or faster
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 500 MB free HDD Space

All Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows™ 2000, XP, Server 2003 SP1, or Vista.
  • An Internet connection capable of accessing XML web services (to receive automatic updates)

WebSpy Live Datasheet (.PDF)

 

WebSpy Sentinel

WebSpy Sentinel is an advanced traffic capture application that logs all web, mail, newsgroup, telnet and FTP traffic on your network. Sentinel will not only capture URLs but has the ability to capture full web and email content.

Sentinel log files can be imported into WebSpy Vantage and Analyzer or monitored in real time with WebSpy Live.

Software Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

  • 1 GHz CPU or faster
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 500 MB free HDD Space

All Systems:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 2 or above recommended.
  • Windows 98/SE/ME Service Pack 1 recommended.
  • Windows NT Service Pack 6a recommended.
  • Windows 2000 Professional, Server, Advanced Server (Service Pack 2 recommended).
  • Windows XP Home and Professional (Service Pack 2 recommended)
  • Windows Server 2003

WebSpy Sentinel Datasheet (.PDF)

 

WebSpy Flowmonitor

WebSpy FlowMonitor captures Netflow information from most Cisco Routers to provide byte-accurate traffic information. By importing this information into WebSpy Vantage or Analyzer, it can be used to reconcile billing with Internet Service Providers, or charge client sites for bandwidth usage.

FlowMonitor consists of two components, a service and a console. The service works in the background and collects the data that Netflow sends from your Cisco router. It then writes this data to a log file. This log file contains user IP address, site IP address, source port number, destination port number, size, and duration information.

The FlowMonitor console enables you to configure and monitor FlowMonitor services. The console features a traffic chart that enables you to see the amount of traffic flowing through your Cisco router over time.

Software Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

  • 1 GHz CPU or faster
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 500 MB free HDD Space

All Systems:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or above recommended.
  • Windows 98/SE/ME Service Pack 1 recommended.
  • Windows NT Service Pack 6a recommended.
  • Windows 2000 Professional, Server, Advanced Server (Service Pack 2 recommended).
  • Windows XP Home and Professional (Service Pack 2 recommended)
  • Windows Server 2003

WebSpy Flowmonitor Datasheet (.PDF)

 

WebSpy Insight for Microsoft SBS Premium

WebSpy Insight for Microsoft SBS Premium is the ultimate reporting tool for users of Microsoft Small Business Server (Premium Edition). It provides accurate and detailed information on user web browsing and email activity, as well as important security information such as external attacks and blocked outgoing requests.

Generate an extensive range of reports tailored for the SBS environment in HTML, Word, CSV or Text, and investigate the details of any event or situation using the intuitive right-click drilldown functionality. The simple setup wizard guides you through the process of importing Microsoft ISA and Exchange data from your SBS Server, and the intuitive user interface makes it easy to start analyzing your organization's web, security and email usage.

WebSpy would like to thank all its partners that contributed to testing and provided input during our Beta program and in particular we thank Jason Harrison from Harrison Technology Consulting for his exemplary contribution.

Software Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Pentium P4-1 GHz or faster
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 500 MB free HDD Space

All Systems:

  • Microsoft 2000, XP, & 2003 Server
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
  • Microsoft ISA Management Tools - Installed on SBS server and also the machine running Insight

WebSpy Insight Datasheet (.PDF)

Product Bundles:


WebSpy Log and Analyze Bundle - Analyzer Standard & Sentinel

Log and Analyze Bundle - Analyzer Standard & Sentinel

Perfect Log and Analyze product bundle if you do not already have a data capture and logging device in place.

WebSpy Analyze and Alert Bundle - Analyzer Standard & Live

Analyze and Alert Bundle - Analyzer Standard & Live

Perfect Analyze and Alert product bundle if you already have a data capture and logging device in place but require real-time alerts for Internet misuse as it occurs.

WebSpy Log, Analyze and Alert Bundle - Analyzer Standard Sentinel & Live

Log, Analyze and Alert Bundle - Analyzer Standard Sentinel & Live

Perfect Log, Analyze and Alert product bundle if you do not already have a data capture and logging device in place and require real-time alerts for Internet misuse as it occurs.

Technical Information:

Vantage

Minimum requirements: 

  • Microsoft Windows, XP, Server 2003 SP1, Vista, Server 2008, Windows 7.
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0

Recommended requirements:

  • 64 bit Windows operating system
  • 2 GHz CPU or faster
  • 4 GB RAM or above
  • Microsoft Word Viewer 2003 or above (free download) to run Microsoft Word reports
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher to view HTML (MHT) reports
  • Microsoft MDAC 2.8 or higher (to import from an SQL database)
  • An Internet connection capable of accessing XML web services (to receive automatic updates)

Minimum requirements  - Vantage Web Module (part of Vantage Ultimate):

  • Windows Server 2003 (with ‘Application Server’ role with ASP.NET enabled), or
  • Windows XP (with IIS Windows Component), or
  • Windows Vista (With IIS Windows Component with ASP.NET and IIS6 Management Compatibility installed), or
  • Windows Server 2008 (with Application Server and Web Server roles, with ASP.NET and II6 Management Compatibility installed), or
  • Windows 7 (With IIS Windows Component with ASP.NET and IIS6 Management Compatibility installed)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
  • 2 GHz CPU or faster
  • 2GB RAM or more

Recommended requirements - Vantage Web Module (part of Vantage Ultimate):

  • 64 bit Windows operating system
  • 2 GHz CPU or faster
  • 2 GB RAM or above

Upgrading from Vantage 2.1:

If you are upgrading from Vantage 2.1, you have the option to migrate across your old settings files. These files include your Storages, Aliases, Profiles, and Templates. This is achieved using the Settings Migration Wizard which is found under Tools | Migrate Settings in the main menu.

Analyzer

Minimum Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows Vista, XP, 2003 Server SP1 and 2000
  • 2GHz CPU
  • 512 MB RAM

Requirements for advanced features:

  • Microsoft Word Viewer 2003 (free download), or Microsoft Word 2003 and above to view Microsoft Word reports
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher (to view Analyzer HTML (MHT) reports)
  • Microsoft MDAC 2.7 or higher (to import from MS SQL databases)
  • An Internet connection capable of accessing XML web services (to receive automatic updates)

Loader Changes:

In Analyzer 2.3/4.3, changes and additions have been made to the following log file formats:

  • Arkoon Firewall
  • Astaro Syslog
  • AVM Ken! (Web, Secure Web, and Mail entries)
  • Bloxx Proxy W3C
  • Cisco ASA. Added support for the 305011 & 304001 events
  • Cisco VPN Concentrator
  • Cisco Cache Engine
  • Cyberguard SG300 Snapgear Router
  • DrayTek Vigor
  • Edgefore Firewall
  • Finjan NG5100
  • Fortinet Firewall
  • FT Gate Mailserver 5.0
  • GeNUGate Firewall
  • Inferno Nettverk Dante Firewall
  • iPrism Monitor Log
  • iPrism RT
  • Jive Wildfire
  • Mail Marshall
  • MailSweeper 5
  • MDaemon 9
  • Microsoft Exchange 2007
  • McAfee WebShield SMTP
  • Nortel Contivity
  • Novell ZENworks Rogue Process
  • Stonesoft Stonegate - Added support for ‘Protocol Agent’ web traffic lines.
  • Sun One Webserver
  • Symantec SGS 5420
  • Symantec SGS 5620
  • Trend VirusWall 6.0 URL log
  • Trend IWSA
  • Watchguard XML – Added support for FWAllow, FWDeny, FWStatus, ProxyConnBegin, ProxyConnEnd and ProxyConnMatch lines.
  • WebWasher Content Reporter

Analyzer supports a wide variety of log files. If you are using a format that is not supported and you would like to use our products, please submit a loader request for your format.

New Loader Groups are continually being added to the software. It is recommended that you check for updates regularly (using Tools | Check for updates).

Upgrading from Analyzer 2.2/4.2:

You can install and run any Analyzer 2.3/4.3 along side any previous version of Analyzer. There is no need to uninstall the previous version first.

You can open any Analyzer 2.2/4.2 Storages, Report templates, Aliases and Profiles in any Analyzer 2.3/4.3 release. You may also like to point Analyzer 2.3/4.3 at your existing storage location by changing the storage path in Tools | Options | Locations.

Known Issues:

HTML (WSR) reports can not be viewed if you have Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration turned on. This is on by default in Windows™ Server 2003. To turn it off, go to Control Panel | Add/Remove Programs | Add/Remove Windows Components. Double-click 'Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration' and clear the checks for administrators or all users as appropriate.

Screenshots:

Vantage

Home Screen (Vantage Ultimate)
Home Screen (Vantage Ultimate)

Drilling Down Into Data
Drilling Down Into Data

Drilldown - Cisco Security Report
Drilldown - Firewall Rules
Drilldown - Firewall Rules
Drilldown - Search Terms
Drilldown - Search Terms
Report Screen
Report Screen
Report Customization
Report Customization
Aliases - Departments
Aliases - Departments
Aliases - File Extensions
Aliases - File Extensions
Aliases - Status Codes
Aliases - Status Codes
Aliases - Subnets
Aliases - Subnets
Aliases - User Agents
Aliases - User Agents
Aliases - User Names
Aliases - User Names
Porfiles - Sport
Porfiles - Sport
Tasks - Generate Reports
Tasks - Generate Reports
Organization Screen
Organization Screen
Import Organization Wizard
Import Organization Wizard
Supported Log Formats
Supported Log Formats

Analyzer

Importing Log Files into Storages
Importing Log Files into Storages
Summaries Screen
Summaries Screen
Drilling Down into Data
Drilling Down into Data
HTML Reports
HTML Reports
Aliases Screen
Aliases Screen
Profiles Screen
Profiles Screen
Analyzing Profiles
Analyzing Profiles

Tasks Screen
 

Videos:


Overview


Since 1999 WebSpy has been helping organizations understand their internet usage by providing easily generated and meaningful reports on downloads, browsing and email traffic. Whilst WebSpy support many vendors this video is focusing on the advantages of using WebSpy Vantage with Cisco IronPort to increase productivity, reduce costs and encourage sensible Internet usage.

How to use WebSpy Vantage to report on IronPort log files

PART 1: Importing log files & exploring your IronPort summaries

Once you have exported your IronPort access logs, this video takes you through importing your logs into WebSpy Vantage and analyzing data on the Summaries screen.

 

PART 2: Opening the customized IronPort Templates & Aliases, and running reports

Once you have exported your IronPort access logs, this video takes you through importing your logs into WebSpy Vantage and analyzing data on the Summaries screen.

 

PART 3: Importing your Organization structure & generating department reports

This video shows you how to import your organizational structure into WebSpy Vantage from a directory server (such as Active Directory) using LDAP, and then generating a report that contains information on your newly imported departments.

 

PART 4: Using the Web Module

This video takes you through configuring and using the WebSpy Vantage Web Module. Specifically, it takes you through the following tasks:

  • Configuring the Web Module for Windows Authentication
  • Adding a Web Module to Vantage
  • Publishing reports to the Web Module
  • Adding permissions for a user
  • Synchronizing the Web Module
  • Using the Dynamic Reports tab

 

PART 5: A quick word about tasks & conclusion

This video summarizes the actions taken in the previous four videos and also briefly discusses how to automate the reporting processing using scheduled tasks.