Generating reports

You can configure and generate a variety of reports in a number of formats.

Click Reports.

The reports are grouped by category, so for example within the category filtering you will find the reports for Top blocked hosts and Top blocked senders. You can then add other criteria to specify the server(s) involved, the type and direction of the data, the output format, and configure the report schedule.

To generate a report, follow these steps.

  1. Select a category from the Category list. These include message trends, filtering, anti-virus, anti-spam, content, and quarantine.
  2. Select a report from the Report list. The report options vary depending on the category selected.
  3. Select or enter a number between 1 and 100 from the Top list, indicating how many results you want. If you were to run a report on blocked senders and you enter "25" in the Top list, you would be creating a report on the top 25 blocked senders.
  4. From the Server list, select a single server, each server, or all servers.
  5. Select a job from the Job list, such as SMTP, Exchange store, or all jobs.
  6. Select a direction from the Direction list, such as inbound, outbound, internal or all.
  7. Select a format from the Format list, such as pie, bar, line, ribbon or table. The report will be displayed in the selected format.
  8. Select a time scale from the Reporting Period list, or select a range of dates from the From and To lists.
  9. Click Generate Report.

Click Export to export the report to disk as a .csv or .html file.

Click Print to print the report.

Note CSV (short for "comma-separated values," another name for the comma-delimited format) is a type of data format in which each piece of data is separated by a comma. This is a popular format for transferring data from one application to another, because most database systems are able to import and export comma-delimited data. For example, a .csv file can be imported into Microsoft Excel for further analysis.