Generating an XDR Network Monitor Report

This article describes how to generate Cato XDR Network Monitor reports that highlight the Network XDR stories created for your account, and present insights about your account's overall network performance.

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

Cato provides Predefined Report templates that summarize data for all the Network XDR stories detected for your account. This lets you generate a report that highlights the comprehensive network detection capabilities of Cato XDR for relevant stakeholders in the organization. The XDR Network Monitor report includes data such as the total number of Network XDR stories created with breakdown by Criticality, and sites with the most Network XDR stories.

Create the template for the Scheduled or One-Time report and define the report time range. By default, the Predefined Report template for the XDR Network Monitor report shows story data for the past week.

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

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Known Limitations

XDR Network Monitor reports do not support filtering by sites or SDP users. If any filters are configured, they will not be expressed in the report and it will show data for all sites and SDP users.

Creating a Scheduled XDR Network Monitor Report

Create a new Scheduled report and 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 XDR Network Monitor 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 XDR Network Monitor.

  5. 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.

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

    You can click New to create a new mailing list.

  7. 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 XDR Network Monitor Report

Create a new One-time report template, and define the Time Range that the report covers.

To create a One-Time XDR Network Monitor 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 XDR Network Monitor.

  5. Select the Time Range of the report.

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

    The time range dates follow UTC.

  6. 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.

    For more about generating reports, see Cato Reports.

Understanding the XDR Network Monitor Report

The sections in the XDR Network Monitor Report show data for the configured time range. These are the sections:

  • Top 10 Sites by Number of Stories: Sites in the account with the most Network XDR stories

  • Stories by Type: Number of Network XDR stories detected for the account with breakdown by indication type. For more about the indications, see Reviewing XDR Network Stories

  • Stories by Type Over Time: Graph showing the amount of detected stories over time, including a breakdown by indication type. The graph shows 6 months of data

  • Breakdowns by site for each story indication type, including:

    • Link Down Stories by Site

    • Site Down Stories by Site

    • Link Quality SLA Stories by Site

    • BGP Session Disconnected Stories by Site

    • LAN Monitoring Host Unreachable Stories by Site

    • Socket HA Status is Not Ready Stories by Site

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