Generating a User Analytics Report

This article describes how to generate a Cato User Analytics report that highlights data related to user's connectivity in your account.

Note

Note: Cato is gradually enabling the Scheduled reports feature on accounts over a period of several weeks. It is possible that Scheduled reports may not be available in the Cato Management Application for your account.

Overview of User Analytics Report

Cato provides a Predefined Report template that summarizes user connectivity in your account.

Create the template for the Scheduled or One-Time report with the sites and SDP users that are included in the report over the defined time range. By default, the Predefined Report template for the User Analytics report shows traffic and data for all sites and SDP users for the past week.

For more about working with Predefined Reports, see Cato Reports.

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Creating a Scheduled User Analytics Report

Create a new Scheduled report, and define the Filters for the items included in the report. Then define the Report Schedule which defines how often the report is generated - daily, weekly, or monthly. Generated reports are stored in the Cato Cloud, and they can be automatically emailed or downloaded. The Report Schedule also defines the time range that is covered by each report. The time range starts on 00:00 UTC (inclusive) at the start of each period, and ends on 00:00 UTC (non-inclusive) at the end of the period.

You can select the Mailing List of email addresses for the recipients, the list can include Cato Management Application admins and external users.

For more information about Mailing Lists, see Working with Mailing Lists.

To create a scheduled User Analytics report:

  1. From the navigation pane, select Monitoring > Reports.

  2. From the Predefined Reports tab, click New > Scheduled report. The Scheduled Report panel opens.

  3. Enter the Report Name for the Predefined Report.

  4. In Type, select User Analytics.

  5. (Optional) In Filters, select specific sites or users for the Predefined Report.

    By default, the Predefined Report includes all sites and users.

    To include multiple sites or users in the report, use the IN operator.

  6. In Report Schedule, configure these settings:

    1. Select the Frequency that the report is automatically sent: Daily, Weekly, or Monthly.

    2. For Weekly and Monthly Scheduled reports, in Every select the day that the report is sent.

  7. In Subscriptions, select the Mailing List that receives the report.

    You can click New to create a new mailing list.

  8. Click Save. The report template is added to the Predefined Reports tab.

Manually Generating a Scheduled Report

A new Scheduled report is generated based on the Report Schedule settings. For example, a weekly report configured for Monday, is generated every Monday. You can also choose to manually generate a Predefined Report, and the generated report uses the same time range based on the current day. If an admin manually generates a weekly report on a Tuesday, the time range for the report is the previous 7 days starting from that Tuesday, regardless of the starting day of the Scheduled report.

To manually generate a Scheduled report:

  1. From the navigation pane, select Monitoring > Reports.

  2. From the Predefined Reports tab, find the Scheduled report and click Generate.

  3. From the Generated Reports tab, find the report and click Download.

Creating a One-Time User Analytics Report

Create a new One-time report template, and define the Filters for the items included in the report. Then define the Time Range that the report covers.

To create a One-Time User Analytics report:

  1. From the navigation pane, select Monitoring > Reports.

  2. From the Predefined Reports tab, click New > One-time report. The One-time report panel opens.

  3. Enter the Report Name for the Predefined Report.

  4. In Type, select Users Report.

  5. (Optional) In Filters, select specific sites or users for the Predefined Report.

    By default, the Predefined Report includes all sites and users.

    To include multiple sites or users in the report, use the IN operator.

  6. Select the Time Range of the report.

    For a Custom range, select start date (From) and the end date (To) for the Predefined Report.

  7. Click Save. The report template is added to the Predefined Reports tab.

    You can also click Save & Generate, and then the report is generated and you can download it from the Generated Reports tab.

Understanding the User Report

These are the graphs in the User report:

  • Users Connected per Day: The total number of users connected to the Cato Cloud per day

  • Users per Country: The total number of users connected to the Cato Cloud per country

  • Users per PoP: The total number of users that connected to the Cato Cloud per PoP location

  • OS Distribution: Clients per OS that connected to the Cato Cloud

  • Windows Client Version: The number of users that connected to the Cato Cloud using each Windows Client version

  • Windows Distribution: Clients per Windows version that connected to the Cato Cloud

  • macOS Client Version: The number of users that connected to the Cato Cloud using each macOS Client version

  • macOS Distribution: Clients per macOS version that connected to the Cato Cloud

  • Linux Client Version: The number of users that connected to the Cato Cloud using each Linux Client version

  • Linux Distribution: Clients per Linux version that connected to the Cato Cloud

  • iOS Client Version: The number of users that connected to the Cato Cloud using each iOS Client version

  • iOS Distribution: Clients per iOS version that connected to the Cato Cloud

  • Android Version: The number of users that connected to the Cato Cloud using each Android Client version

  • Android Distribution: Clients per Android version that connected to the Cato Cloud

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4 comments

  • Comment author
    kenny.chou

    Currently, the 'Type' dropdown menu does not have this option. When will this feature be released? Thank you!!

  • Comment author
    Michael Goldberg

    Hi kenny.chou,

    This feature is currently in gradual rollout. The User Analytics Report will be visible in your account within the next few weeks. 

  • Comment author
    Bhaves Shah

    How can one create a report only for a particular end user within the site, and is not part of SDP user? Is there a provision for that? 

  • Comment author
    Michael Goldberg

    Hi Bhaves Shah,

    The report only contains data for remote users.  

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