Network IDS Traffic

This report provides visibility into Network IDS traffic volume and collections processed in your environment, including Network IDS traffic per day, a list of collectors with traffic packets and megabytes, and a top ten collector list. Use this report to support Network IDS configuration and optimization efforts in your environment.

This report is composed of the Network IDS Traffic page and the Top 10 Network IDS Collectors page. To see the Top 10 Network IDS Collectors page, click the arrow icon () on the top right of the report.

To access the Network IDS Traffic report:

  1. In the Alert Logic console, click Reports, and then click Service.
  2. Click Capability Usage, and then click Network IDS Traffic.

To refine your findings, filter your report by Date Range, Customer Account, and Collector Type.

By default, Alert Logic includes (All) filter values in the report.

To add or remove values in a filter:

  1. Click the drop-down menu in the filter, and then select or clear values.
  2. Click Apply.

Collector Types section

This section provides the total count of each collector type (protected host, monitored networks, and appliances) that received traffic in the selected period.

Daily Traffic Volume section

This section provides the peak daily traffic volume and average amount of daily traffic volume during the selected period.

Network IDS Traffic by Day section

The bar graph displays the daily traffic volume for the selected filters. You can display the data as a line or bar chart. Click the Chart Type drop-down on the top right of the graph, and then select the chart type you want to see. You can also view the data measured by packets or megabytes (MB). Click the Measure by drop-down, and then select how you want the data measured.

Network IDS Traffic Volume section

The list displays the daily traffic volume by collectors, megabytes, and packets processed by Network IDS in your environment for the selected period. The list is organized by date, customer account, collector type, collector name, and traffic in MBs and packets.

Top 10 Network IDS Collectors page

To see the Top 10 Network IDS Collectors page, click the arrow icon () on the top right of the report.

Top 10 Network IDS Collectors in Megabytes section

The list displays the collectors that processed the most Network IDS traffic volume, measured in megabytes, during the selected period. The list is organized by customer account, collector type, collector name, traffic in MBs, and percentage of the total traffic.

Top 10 Network IDS Collectors in Packets section

The list displays the collectors that processed the most Network IDS traffic volume, measured in packets, during the selected period. The list is organized by customer account, collector type, collector name, traffic in packets, and percentage of the total traffic.