Realtime Firewall Logging

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I think that an excellent addition to the HiveManager tools selection would be a firewall logging tool that displays all the firewall rules permitting or denying traffic in realtime and you should be able to filter by source or destination. I believe that this would be an excellent fault finding tool.
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Crowdie, Champ

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Crowdie,
Thanks for the excellent suggestion. I assume you would accept "near real-time" if we can keep the latency to a few seconds, correct? Remember, the managed devices are making the decisions on their own and will have to communicate that to the HiveManager for display, and I am also assuming people would prefer we not let that management communication interfere too much with their prime purpose - acting as access points, branch routers, and/or switches.
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I am just looking for a tool so when the user says they can't access xxxxx or you believe there may be an issue with the firewall rules you can run the tool, enter the user's MAC address and the firewall rules being applied will be displayed as they are hit. If there is delay, like in Client Monitor, that is OK as the wireless engineer is most likely either in a remote office monitoring or in front of the user explaining what you are doing.
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It would be good to have a simulation tool doesn't need to be real-time. You could simulate the user access based on the AP, net policy, user policy they connect to.
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BBI0045

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Any updates on this?  I am looking for a way that I can monitor and check if a firewall rule is blocking access to something.