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Create Custom Reports


To create a custom report, use the following menu options:

  • Reports tab > Reports: + Add
  • +Add >Report
  • Settings tab > Report Profiles > Add

The report profile creator wizard takes 3 steps in creating a custom report.

Wizard Screen 1

This is step 1 out of 3 for creating a custom report. Here you have to name the report,specify the type of report and select the host(s) or host group(s) for which the report has to be generated.

 

Create custom report

 

  1. Enter a name for the report profile

  2. Select any one of the available report types. The available report types are Custom Report, Compliance Report, and Application Report. Choose 'Custom Report with Event Filters'.

  3. Select the host(s) or compliance or application for the respective reports

    For Custom Report
    Select the host(s) or host groups(s) from the displayed list for which the reports are to be generated
    Navigate to the next screen with Next > > button

    For Compliance Report
    Select the compliance type, host(s) or host groups(s) from the displayed list for which the reports are to be generated.
    Use the Select Compliance link to select the Compliance Type.

     

    Add custom compliance report

     

      1. Select the compliance type from the list: FISMA, PCI, HIPAA, SOX, GLBA
      2. Select the required sections of the report for the selected compliance type. Select all sections of the report or only the required sections of the report to generate compliance report
      3. Complete the compliance report selection using Done button

    Navigate to the last (Select Schedule) screen with Next > > button

    For Application Report
    Select the compliance type, host(s) or host groups(s) from the displayed list for which the reports are to be generated
    Enter the application type or use the Select link to select the Application Type.

     

    Add custom application report

     

      1. Select the application type from the list. The applications added will be listed
      2. Complete the application report selection using Done button

    Navigate to the last (Select Schedule) screen with Next > > button

    Note: To create custom report for an imported custom application log, use the Search query and save the result as report.

     

Wizard Screen 2

In this screen, select the event filter option, filter parameters, required Windows Event ID, event type and severity. 

 

Create custom report - screen 2

 

  1. Select the Basic or Advanced event filter option. In the Basic filter option, basic matching is done by the Log Message Contains and Except filter. In the Advanced filter option, 'Match Any' or 'Match All' criteria could be  applied on the 'Log Message Contains' and 'Except' filter.

  2. Fill the appropriate filter criteria. The available filters are, Log Message Contains – use this to filter the logs for a specific word or phrase, Except - use this to exclude the logs if it contains a specific word or phrase, Event Source - use this to filter the logs for a specific event source, and User - use this to filter the logs for a specific user.

  3. Enter the Event ID(s) to filter the logs. Alternatively, use the Event ID link to get the Event ID(s) of the logs of your interest

  4. In case of both Windows event log and Syslog, filter the logs by event type(s) and or/ severity(ies)

  5. Navigate to the next screen with Next > > button

Wizard Screen 3

In this screen, you can

  • schedule the report generation
  • choose one of the report formats: 'Summary' or 'Summary & Details' and
  • configure the report to send via email.

 

Create custom report - screen 3

 

  1. Schedule the report generation on an hourly/daily/weekly/monthly basis. Choose the 'Only once' option if you want to generate reports once at a specified time. Specify the date and time at which the report is to be generated. You can further specify the time range for which the report has to be generated from, 'Previous Hour/Last 60 Minutes/Previous Day/Last 24 Hours/ Previous Week/Last 7 Days/ Previous Month/Last 30 Days' options. Daily and Weekly reports can be created for working hours and non-working hours (only for weekdays) using the time filter icon. The working hour and week day reports will be useful for getting the trend of network activities

  2. Select the report format, PDF or CSV

  3. Choose 'Summary with details' report or 'Summary' report that you wish to generate

  4. Configure the email ID to which the generated report should be sent. Add multiple IDs separated by comma.

    Tip: Configure Mail Server settings if it is not configured

  5. Complete the report profile creation with Finish button

 

 

 

 
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