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Sonicwall ViewPoint 5.0 How to create report of downloaded file types

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I would like to create a report using ViewPoint that would tell me if certain types of files are being downloaded.  i.e. Include all .com, .exe, .dll, ect. files.  Who downloaded them, when, how many,ect.  Is this possible with ViewPoint?  Any help would be appreciated.
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No, not through the Viewpoint front end anyway, which is odd, as the data *is* present in the feed from the firewall to the Viewpoint host.

However, the Viewpoint host stores the logs in MySQL, so it may be possbile to write a report to get what you want *outside* the Viewpoint system, if you can access those.
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That's what I thought.  Odd though isn't it?  
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Yeah - a strange omission.
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Do you know of another 3rd part product that would give you that information?
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An alternative *approach* perhaps.

The way Sonicwalls USED to work, you could, for free, turn on a SysLogD feed of *every* transaction on the box, and point it at a syslogd server to collect. Then you could find (Sonicwall used to distribute a cut-down version) a log analyssu program that would munge through that file and report on it. But it was a flat text file so you could write your own.

NOW you have to register the box for ViewPoint before you can enable the Syslog feed BUT I believe it is *still* a regular Syslog feed. So instead of pointing it at your ViewPoint server, you could point it at a plain ordinary SyslogD server, which will collect it in a flat text file as before, and then you can just use GREP to look for file downloads, for example.

I don't know if you could have the Syslog server forward a "tee" copy of the log onwards to the Viewpoint machine and thus run both.  You'd have to explore the options of SyslogD implementations.  Or ask in the Linux area.

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