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Install the Cloudflare App and view the Dashboards

This page has instructions for installing the Sumo Logic App for Cloudflare and descriptions of each of the app dashboards.

This page has instructions for installing the Cloudflare App for Sumo and descriptions of each of the dashboards. Click a link to jump to a topic:

Install the App

Now that you have set up log and metric collection, you can install the Cloudflare App, and use its pre-configured searches and dashboards.

To  install the app, do the following: 

Locate and install the app you need from the App Catalog. If you want to see a preview of the dashboards included with the app before installing, click Preview Dashboards.

  1. From the App Catalog, search for and select the app. 
  2. To install the app, click Add to Library and complete the following fields.
    1. App Name. You can retain the existing name, or enter a name of your choice for the app.

    2. Data Source. Select either of these options for the data source.

      • Choose Source Category, and select a source category from the list.

      • Choose Enter a Custom Data Filter, and enter a custom source category beginning with an underscore. Example: (_sourceCategory=MyCategory).

    3. Advanced. Select the Location in Library (the default is the Personal folder in the library), or click New Folder to add a new folder.
    4. Click Add to Library.

Once an app is installed, it will appear in your Personal folder, or other folder that you specified. From here, you can share it with your organization. 

Panels will start to fill automatically. It's important to note that each panel slowly fills with data matching the time range query and received since the panel was created. Results won't immediately be available, but with a bit of time, you'll see full graphs and maps. 

Dashboard filters  

All dashboard have a set of filters that you can apply to the entire dashboard, as shown in the following example. Click the funnel icon in the top dashboard menu bar to display a scrollable list of filters that are applied across the entire dashboard.

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Each panel has a set of filters that are applied to the results for that panel only, as shown in the following example. Click the funnel icon in the top panel menu bar to display a list of panel-specific filters.

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Dashboards

The Sumo Logic App for Cloudflare has the following preconfigured dashboards:

Cloudflare - Snapshot

Cloudflare - Snapshot Dashboard provides an at-a-glance overview of the most important metrics from your websites and applications on the Cloudflare network. You can use dashboard filters to further slice and dice the information for granular analysis of events and trends.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Monitor the most important web traffic metrics of your websites and applications on the Cloudflare network.
  • View what countries and IPs your traffic is coming from and analyze the breakdown between mobile and desktop traffic, protocol, methods, and content types.

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Cloudflare - Reliability

Cloudflare - Reliability Dashboard provides insights on the availability of your websites and applications. Metrics include origin response error ratio, origin response status over time, percentage of 3xx/4xx/5xx errors over time, and more.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Investigate errors on your websites and applications by viewing edge and origin response status codes.
  • Further analyze errors based on status codes by countries, client IPs, hostnames, and other metrics.

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Cloudflare - Security (Overview)

Cloudflare - Security (Overview) Dashboard provides insights on threats to your websites and applications, including number of threats stopped, threats over time, top threat countries, and more.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Monitor the most important security and threat metrics for your websites and applications.
  • Fine tune and configure your IP firewall.

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Cloudflare - Security (WAF)

Cloudflare - Security (WAF) Dashboard provides insights on threat identification and mitigation by our Web Application Firewall (WAF), including events like SQL injections, XSS, and more.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Understand attacks and WAF rules triggered to reveal vulnerabilities and false positives.
  • Fine tune the WAF to target obvious threats and prevent false positives.

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Cloudflare - Security (Rate Limiting)

Cloudflare - Security (Rate Limiting) Dashboard provides insights on rate limiting protection against denial-of-service attacks, brute-force login attempts, and other types of abusive behavior targeted at your websites and applications.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Investigate attacks by looking at rate limiting over time, top rate limit actions, top rate limit countries, top banned URIs, and top banned client IPs.
  • Define thresholds or block client IP addresses to protect your website or application from malicious traffic.

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Cloudflare - Security (Bot Management)

Cloudflare - Security (Bot Management) Dashboard reliably detects and mitigates bad bots to prevent credential stuffing, spam registration, content scraping, click fraud, inventory hoarding, and other malicious activities.

User this dashboard to:

  • Investigate bot activity on your website to prevent content scraping, checkout fraud, spam registration and other malicious activities.
  • Use insight to tune Cloudflare to prevent bots from excessive usage and abuse across websites, applications, and API endpoints.

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Cloudflare - Performance (Requests, Bandwidth, Cache)

Cloudflare - Performance (Requests, Bandwidth, Cache) Dashboard identifies and addresses performance issues and caching misconfigurations. Metrics include total vs. cached bandwidth, saved bandwidth, total requests, cache ratio, top uncached requests, and more.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Monitor caching behavior and identify misconfigurations.
  • Improve configuration and caching ratio.

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Cloudflare - Performance (Hostname, Content Type, Request Methods, Connection Type)

Cloudflare - Performance (Hostname, Content Type, Request Methods, Connection Type) Dashboard provides insights into your most popular hostnames, most requested content types, breakdown of request methods, and connection type.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Review the most requested content types, popular hostnames, and top triggered methods and TLS protocols.
  • Compare these metrics over time and in requests per second.

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Cloudflare - Performance (Static vs. Dynamic Content)

Cloudflare - Performance (Static vs. Dynamic Content) Dashboard provides insights into the performance of your static and dynamic content, including slowest URLs.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Compare your static and dynamic content performance.
  • Investigate the cause of slow requested URLs in order to improve performance.

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