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.

Tuesday, 25 December 2007

Merry Christmas!

To any and all who celebrate this time of year....

... and especially our customers

Have a great one!!

Thursday, 20 December 2007

aaa-reports! enterprise... sneak preview

Well we're almost there for the first beta of aaa-reports! enterprise. The screenshots below show off our refreshed UI (ok.. about time!)

This is a major step forward for aaa-reports! with an all new back end based on SQL Server Express giving us a total of 32GB of storage. Of course we're keeping the multi-DB feature so you actually get n*32GB !!

For our biggest customers there is also the option to swap out Express with full blown SQL Server.

Switching to SQL Server enables a whole wealth of server-sided filtering that wasnt possible before. As a result all of the canned reports can now be filtered on one or more attributes, eg Network Device Group, Group etc allowing you to make them as general or specific as you wish. The reports also appear much faster as the datasets are created in SQL Server.

Oh and the query builder has undergone a major overhaul to allow column ordering to be saved, column renaming and even free form SQL statement entry for very advanced users.