Welcome to the extraxi blog...

If you found this page accidentally and don't know what extraxi is about... we specialise in reporting solutions for the Cisco Secure ACS and Funk SBR access control servers (aka AAA servers).

The servers are predominantly used to secure network services such as dial, wireless lan, vpn, firewall and network device management.

Typically these servers just chuck out MBs of raw CSV log data about network activity. What we do is to help collect this data then import and turn it into useable information.

Thursday, 29 November 2007

Negative values in canned reports

This week we had some reports of very large negative values in our canned reports - in particular the device utilisation reports.

After some delving it turned out to be the customers PIX sending garbage values in the TACACS+ "elapsed time" attribute.

The customer is now following this up with Cisco.

Saturday, 24 November 2007

aaa-reports! "Software as a service"

For those of you out there that don't want the hassle or expense of managing yet another Windows server but still want to benefit from extraxi's reporting expertise...
We are developing a virtually hosted subscription based offering with our partner 1&1 Internet Ltd. For a fraction of the TCO of a real Windows server we will offer a choice of shared virtual server or dedicated server - both running industry standard Windows Server 2003. 1&1 are one of Europe's largest ISPs and offer state of the art hosting facilities with unparalleled uptime.
The solution comprises extraxi csvsync for collecting logs from all your ACS servers, a secure FTP client for pushing logs onto the hosted server. You  then have FULL terminal service access to the server with a pre-installed copy of aaa-reports! with automation.
Report PDFs are published to an IIS web folder where your authenticated users can download directly over secure https.
For more information please contact us 

Monday, 5 November 2007

Online Quote & Ordering Page

You can get quotes and submit orders online at


Extraxi Licensing FAQ

When you want to order copies of any extraxi product there are several factors that decide the cost:
  • Number of AAA servers you wish to report against
  • Number of installed copies you wish to purchase
  • Maintenance & support requirements

Its a common mistake to assume if you have 2 AAA servers you need 2 copies of say aaa-reports! as well - you don't. A single copy of aaa-reports! can import logs from 10's of servers.

You only need multiple copies if you want to install on multiple PCs - for example if you wanted a copy in two locations.

Saturday, 3 November 2007

aaa-reports! v2.2.1 released

aaa-reports! v2.2.1 is now available in our downloads area via  the trial request page.

For details about features see the previous post.