The Destinations tab provides an overview of all the destinations being accessed by your sites, and monitor the bandwidth being used by each one. It makes it easy to drill down into a specific destination and see which applications and devices are accessing it. Using filters, it’s easy to identify trends that are slowing your network down, and resolve them quickly.
It’s time to take a look at the destinations tab in the orchestrator. The destinations tab is similar to the sources tab just before it. But instead of reporting on the devices at the site it provides real time reporting on the destinations your users and systems are accessing. Like websites SAAS applications and IP addresses. You can easily see all the destinations accessed by your sites. And monitor how much bandwidth each one takes up. You can even drill down into more detail for a specific destination. To see it’s top applications and the top devices accessing it. Over here you can choose whether you want to break down the lists and graphs by domain, FQDN or IP address.
By dropping down this menu you can choose whether you want to see Total Bytes, Bytes received and sent in separate graphs, total packets or packets received and sent. To make it easier to see the detail you can click here to increase the scale of the y-axis. If you click on any of the destinations on the list, you can have a look at some more of the detail, here you can see the top applications and top devices for this domain. Just like the other orchestrator tabs you have full control over the time frame and date range that’s on display. Here you can change the time frame you’re looking at using this drop down menu. So you might like to see an overview of the last 7 days. Or zoom right in to the detail and look at the last 60 minutes. You can even choose to see extended periods like 6 months or a year. Here you can change the date range when you need to analyse or report on past network performance by destination.
Last, it’s easy to filter the destination that’s displayed on the destinations tab. By clicking on the filter button right here, you can set filter criteria based on application, category, operating system, Hostname, MAC address, user and destination. By way of example you could choose application and then select Facebook. So the data displayed represents only access to that specific app. Filtering gives you specific reporting that can help identify trends and behaviours that are slowing your network down, which you can quickly resolve.
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