Logs provide insight into network activity and system events that let you identify security issues and see which of the configured rules apply. You can send logs to a syslog server or view them through the log viewer. Using data anonymization, you can encrypt identities in logs and reports.

Local logs

Local logs are the log files you can see using the log viewer or the command-line interface. They're also the basis for the reports in XG Firewall.

Find detailed information on local logs in Log file details.

Syslog information

Find detailed information about syslog IDs, types, messages, and their meaning in the Syslog log file guide.

The log ID is a twelve-character code in the following format:

  • c1c2: Log type ID
  • c3c4: Log component ID
  • c5c6: Log subtype ID
  • c7: Priority
  • c8c9c10c11c12: Message ID

c1c2: 01 (Security policy)

c3c4: 01 (Firewall rule)

c5c6: 01 (Allowed)

c7: 6 (Information)

c8c9c10c11c12: 00001 (Firewall traffic allowed)