Solved

Tracking internet usage

Posted on 2010-11-30
5
356 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Greetings Experts,

  I need to gather information on internet sites viewed by users, throughout our domain.  I know that you can go into documents and settings and history on the machines to gather that information both physically and via tunnel, but I wanted to ask if there was just an easier way to do it.

Thanks in advance,

Bruce
0
Comment
Question by:Baaaruuuce
5 Comments
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:Bill_Fleury
ID: 34242072
Sure, what sort of internet gateway do you have in place?  Does it do logging?

0
 
LVL 27

Accepted Solution

by:
Lukasz Chmielewski earned 500 total points
ID: 34242218
There is no easier way, only the history way is the least effective. You have to consider software or hardware sort of "tunnel" filtering the traffic. The hardware / software way would be to establish a proxy server on linux with a squid proxy with sarg module which presents nicely the website usage. But this is the hard way. Hardware firewall like fortigate has a web analyzer module. It is up to you which solution would you take.
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:Bill_Fleury
ID: 34242247
Agreed.  
0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:aleghart
ID: 34243973
If it's just stats like Top 25, check if your firewall does this.  SonicWall does this out of the box.

Top 25 sites by # of hits
Top 25 Bandwidth by user (LAN address)
Top 25 Bandwidth by service

0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:jmcmunn
ID: 34247559

We use a Barracuda web filter here, and it does all of the blocking/tracking statistics very well.  Very customizable.

http://www.barracudanetworks.com/ns/products/web-filter-overview.php
0

Featured Post

Save the day with this special offer from ATEN!

Save 30% on the CV211 using promo code EXPERTS30 now through April 30th. The ATEN CV211 connects a laptop directly to any server allowing you instant access to perform data maintenance and local operations, for quick troubleshooting, updating, service and repair.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

This article offers some helpful and general tips for safe browsing and online shopping. It offers simple and manageable procedures that help to ensure the safety of one's personal information and the security of any devices.
Meet the world's only “Transparent Cloud™” from Superb Internet Corporation. Now, you can experience firsthand a cloud platform that consistently outperforms Amazon Web Services (AWS), IBM’s Softlayer, and Microsoft’s Azure when it comes to CPU and …
Google currently has a new report that is in beta and coming soon to Webmaster Tool accounts. This Micro Tutorial will highlight new features for Google Webmaster Tools.
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how to add subdomains to your content reports. This can be very importing in having a site with multiple subdomains.

713 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question