Security Analytics displays information about all incoming HTTP requests for your domain, including requests not handled by Cloudflare security products.
Use the Security Analytics dashboard to:
- View the traffic distribution for your domain.
- Understand which traffic is being mitigated by Cloudflare security products, and where non-mitigated traffic is being served from (Cloudflare global network or origin server).
- Analyze suspicious traffic and create tailored WAF custom rules based on applied filters.
- Learn more about Cloudflare’s security scores (, results) with real data. ,
- for incoming traffic.
If you need to modify existing security-related rules you already configured, consider also using the dashboard. This dashboard displays information about requests affected by Cloudflare security products.
To use Security Analytics:
Go to the account or zone dashboard:
- For the zone dashboard, select your domain and go to Security > Analytics.
- For the account dashboard, go to Security Center > Security Analytics.
Adjusting displayed data
Adjust the scope of analytics by manually entering filter conditions. You can also select Filter or Exclude to filter by a field value. These buttons appear when you hover the analytics data legend.
To manually add a filter:
- Select Add filter.
- Select a field, an operator, and a value. For example, to filter events by source IP address, select the Source IP field, select the equals operator, and enter the IP address.
- Select Apply.
Take the following into account when entering filter values:
- Do not add quotes around values.
- Do not enter the
ASprefix when entering ASN numbers. For example, enter
- Wildcards are not supported.
Select time frame
Select the time frame you wish to analyze from the Previous 24 hours drop-down list.
Create custom rule from current filters
Main dashboard areas
This section presents top statistics about incoming requests highlighting relevant properties commonly used when performing a security analysis.
You can filter or exclude some of the top values by selecting Filter or Exclude next to each value.
To display additional top statistics, select More top statistics.
The provided insights show statistics for commonly used filters when doing security analyses, without immediately applying these filters to the displayed data.
If you find a high value in one or more insights, this can mean that there is a set of suspicious requests that you should investigate. Additionally, these insights are a good starting point for applying a first set of filters to the dashboard.
To apply the filters for an insight to the data displayed in the Security Analytics dashboard, select Filter next to the insight.
The Attack analysis, Bot analysis, and Uploaded content analysis sections display statistics related to WAF attack scores, bot scores, and WAF content scanning scores of incoming requests for the selected time frame.
You can examine different traffic segments according to the current metric (attack, bot, or content scanning). To apply score filters for different segments, select the buttons below the traffic chart. For example, select Likely attack under Attack analysis to filter requests that are likely an attack (requests with WAF attack score values between 21 and 50).
Additionally, you can use the slider tool below the chart to filter incoming requests according to the current metric. This allows you to filter traffic groups outside the predefined segments.
The main chart displays the following data for the selected time frame, according to the selected tab:
HTTP requests: Traffic mitigated by the Cloudflare security platform, served by Cloudflare, and served by the origin server, according to the following classification:
- Mitigated by WAF: Requests blocked or challenged by Cloudflare’s application security products such as the WAF and HTTP DDoS protection. It does not include requests that had the following actions applied: Log, Skip, and Allow.
- Served by Cloudflare: Requests served by the Cloudflare global network such as cached content and redirects.
- Served by origin: Requests served by your origin server.
The displayed information includes:
- Mitigation action applied to the request
- Cache status
- Status code returned by the origin server to Cloudflare (in case of a cache miss)
- Status code returned by Cloudflare to the client
- Security scores for the request (attack, bot, uploaded content scanning)
- Request properties
The Security Analytics dashboard uses . Most information in the dashboard is obtained from
httpRequestsAdaptive GraphQL nodes. For more information on working directly with GraphQL datasets, refer to .