Reporting & Visibility

Oceans of Data Instantly Become Security Intelligence

From the board room to the branch office, critical responses to network security scenarios need to be made quickly to avoid additional data loss and network outages – yet there’s no time to make sense of days or weeks of raw data. This is when you most need your data visualized and presented from the Cloud so that you can get the information you need and take action immediately. This kind of visibility dashboard is now an essential tool for today’s network security solutions.

WatchGuard Cloud Visibility provides full visibility into your network so that you can make timely, informed, and effective decisions about your network security anywhere, anytime. The platform displays 100+ dashboards and reports that allow you to quickly see high-level trends and anomalies then drill down into detailed information on each.


An on-premises visibility solution is available for those who do not want to move to the Cloud: WatchGuard Dimension. Dimension provides the big data visibility and reporting tools that uniquely identify and distill key network security threats, issues and trends, accelerating the ability to set meaningful security policies across the network. Try Dimension now.

Start with the Big Picture

A picture is worth a thousand words. Get a high-level, aggregated “big picture” view of network activity that pinpoints top threats and trends, active policies and traffic patterns, and correlated views of top users and applications.

Tap into Visible Insights

See network activity presented visually, in real time, in intuitive and interactive dashboards and reports. The elegant visualizations make it easy to identify potential threats, monitor Internet usage and gain critical insights about related traffic trends. See, at a glance, who is consuming the most bandwidth, if there are unusual traffic patterns, and what the most-visited websites are. Easily pivot, drill down, and filter to get exactly the info you need, when you need it.

Spot Patterns, Make Better Decisions

Choose from over 100 comprehensive reports and dashboards, with the ability to schedule reports for email delivery to key stakeholders – from C-level executives and IT directors, network managers and security analysts, to HR and department managers. Special reports are available for PCI, HIPAA, and KCSiE compliance. And for compliance mandates that require Personally Identifiable Information (PII) be masked, Dimension offers a powerful User Anonymization feature.

Which Solution Is Better for Your Business – Cloud or On-Premises?

The core visibility functionality is available in both WatchGuard Cloud Visibility and on-premises Dimension. However, partners or end users who would like to unlock all the benefits that come with the Cloud can upgrade to WatchGuard Cloud Visibility for scalable, high-performing logging and reporting. By moving to the Cloud, this service offers the insightful visibility of Dimension, but is effortless to deploy and is faster, more powerful, and more scalable.

WatchGuard Cloud Visibility Dimension On-Premises
Included with Basic Security Suite
Included with Total Security Suite
Dashboards & Reports 100+ 100+
Log Search Rate Accelerated Standard
Time to Run Reports Fast (uses AWS Elasticsearch) Optimized for local hardware
Cloud-hosted  
RapidDeploy  
Infrastructure Costs  
Auto-scaling  
Multi-tier, Multi-tenant  
Alerts & Notifications Advanced alert system included Simple alerts
Dimension Command   Yes, as an upgrade
Device Health *
License Status *
Policy Usage Reports *
Search Engine Reporting  
Top-level view of security statistics  
Separation of customer data  

*Requires Dimension Command 

Using WatchGuard Cloud Visibility and Dimension is not an either-or decision.

You can use both. In fact, many businesses will use both in order to optimize their logging and reporting efficiency. A common scenario is for a business to use WatchGuard Cloud Visibility for their current and most recent logging (e.g. past 30 days) and to use Dimension for logs beyond that. If you want to understand which option is best for you, please contact one of our representatives for guidance. Our team is eager to help you determine what option is best for your particular business.

Quick Facts

Includes over 100 comprehensive dashboards and reports

67% of organizations say that network blind spots are one of the biggest challenges they face when trying to protect their data
(Vanson Bourne 2017)

An M270 produces the equivalent of 609 Harry Potter (and the Sorcerer’s Stone) books a day in log data

191 days is the average time it takes companies to detect a breach
(2017 Cost of Data Breach Study)

“We’ve always loved Dimension, but were blown away by the speed and performance we got when moving to WatchGuard Cloud Visibility.”

Almi Dumi, CISO at eMazzanti Technologies

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