The IPBan Pro Web Admin Utility (or Personal Edition) has a recent activity section that will show you failed logins, bans and successful logins. Once entries start showing up here, you know everything is working. You can even try to RDP or SSH into one of your boxes to see if you can get an entry to show up. If you have whitelisted your own ip address or are using a machine connected to the web admin, it will never show up as a failed login or ban.
You can set Process Internal IP Addresses to true to allow IPBan Pro to process internal network ip addresses, like 10.x.x.x.
For IPBan Pro Datacenter clients, you can view the machines tab in the web admin utility to see when the machine last pinged the web admin utility.
To view firewall rules on Windows, run
netsh wfp show filters "file=c:/filters.xml"; notepad "c:/filters.xml"
If you are using the WinDivert firewall, simply find the rules.json file in the install folder – this file updates every 5 minutes or so.
To view firewall rules on Linux, run
iptables -L; ipset -L