What you see, and what your network sees are two very different things.
Images, videos, scripts retrieved from Content Delivery Networks (CDNs).
Pageviews and website events sent to and from website analytics domains.
Like, Tweet and Share widgets retrieved from social networks.
Dynamic advertising content retrieved from advertising servers.
Web development trends have made Internet activity reports confusing and misleading
When relied on by employers and HR departments, this can lead to the reprimanding of employees or students for web browsing that was unintentional!
Fastvue Site Clean
Fastvue Site Clean (Patent Pending) digs deeper and looks at all characteristics of web browsing log file data, to provide a more accurate picture of real web activity.
Fastvue Site Clean is the only log analysis service of its kind, and the new standard in outbound web reporting.
A true Eureka moment!
Site clean is possibly the most useful tool for web usage analysis and reporting since the Internet began! A true Eureka moment in web reporting. – Nathaniel Gill
Amazingly Useful Reports!
According to my UTM’s on-box reports, akamaihd.net was by far our top site and responsible for huge bandwidth drains. I decided to block it, only to discover it broke half the Internet! I never realized so many legit sites use it for their content. Fastvue Sophos Reporter gave me the insight I needed to just block specific origin domains, not the entire CDN! – Martin Johns
Great to see a company finally tackling this problem. Web reporting has been broken for ages!
Site clean is a life saver. I’m no longer having to explain to HR what every single website in a user report means.
Site clean saves me bucket loads of time! I used to manipulate report results in Excel to manually remove advertising and other junk so the reports were more palatable to managers. I wont miss those days…
How It Works
1. Intelligent Log Analysis
Fastvue Site Clean intelligently inspects all web browsing log data including Referrer URLs, Mime Types and Categories to help determine the ‘Origin Domain’ for every log record.
2. Automated Knowledge Updates
The service utilizes a comprehensive list of Domain Substitutes (for CDNs) and Junk URLs, fed by Fastvue’s web crawler that regularly scans thousands of sites and pushes discoveries to your Fastvue server every day.
3. Collaborative Learning
Create your own list of Domain Substitutions and Junk URLs if you come across them. Optionally contribute your own discoveries to the Fastvue Site Clean service, and benefit from everyone else’s discoveries too! *contributing feature coming soon*
The effects of Fastvue Site Clean are found throughout any Fastvue Reporter application
(Currently Fastvue Sophos Reporter or TMG Reporter).
The Top Websites shown in your Live Dashboard are automatically cleaned. You should notice a lack of advertising, CDNs, and so on.
Fastvue Site Clean is most noticeable in Overview and User Overview Reports. All sections that show a list of web sites now have options to show Clean (on), Clean (off) and Show Both.
Web gateways block and categorize individual web resources such as an advert on a page. The clean on/off feature enables you to view the domain that was blocked or categorized by your web gateway, in addition to Origin Domain that the web resource came from.
When running an Activity Report on a user, department or other similar object, Fastvue Site Clean groups all the individual web resources by Origin Domain. These resources are still available to view by expanding each row in this report.
The introduction of Gantt Chart Bars embedded in the Activity Reports, provide an easy visual indication of the start time, end time and, and total browsing time spent on these Origin Domains for each hour of the day.
Need to run a report on who accessed a particular site? Unless you know all the CDNs or ‘sister sites’ that the website used, you may not be reporting on all the data you need to. For example, to really report on youtube.com you would need to also include ytimg.com, googlevideo.com, youtube-nocookie.com, youtubeeducation.com, and youtu.be in report’s your filter.
Now with the Origin Domain field, you can simply enter Origin Domain ‘Equal to’ youtube.com and be confident that the report is built from all data that originated from youtube.com, such as the streaming video content from googlevideo.com, the thumbnail images from ytimg.com and so on.