Predefined Reports


Once a scan is completed, analyzing the data can be quite a task. Depending upon the audience, there is often too much or too little data. The reporting framework in Security Manager Plus has been designed to provide the flexibility necessary to satisfy all parties. Various levels of technical detail are supported, allowing reports to be tailored for audiences ranging from upper management to system administrators.

 

Reports can be generated automatically from Security Manager Plus web-console in HTML formats and exported to PDF or CSV formats or even e-mailed to any number of recipients in these formats.

 

Not only are Security Manager Plus reports flexible, but they also provide the needed information efficiently in color-coded and graphical format. Vulnerability reports contain information to quickly understand what the problem is and provide supporting evidence that the system is vulnerable. URL links to vendor advisories and downloadable patches make remediation straightforward.

Reports List

Some of the Canned or Predefined Reports templates included, by default, in Security Manager Plus are as below.

 

Security Reports

Inventory Reports

Compliance Reports

Generating Reports

Reports in Security Manager Plus can be generated from here :

Editing Report Templates

The predefined reports in Security Manager Plus are all governed by templates using which you can edit the properties (or reporting criteria) for any of the reports and save them either as the same template or as a new report template.

 

Note that for Executive Report & Remediation Report templates, only the reporting criteria can be edited but the report itself cannot be renamed.

E-mailing Reports

Reports can be e-mailed to the e-mail ID of your choice after you have generated the report. Click on the 'E-mail this Report' link from the generated reports view, configure the To address and click on the 'Send' button to deliver the report. Ensure that you have your mail server settings configured from Admin tab to use this e-mailing functionality.

 

Configuring scan notification while scanning for assets

 

From the New Scan tab, click on the 'Notify on Scan Completion' checkbox and specify the the E-mail ID to which the report has to be sent and the type of report that needs to be sent. Once this particular scan completion, an e-mail will be sent with the status of the scan task with the report attached in PDF format.

 

Receiving Reports for Assets & Asset Groups after scan completion

 

Reports can be automatically sent after a scan is completed for Assets or Asset Groups. For this, you will need to visit the Asset Details view or the Asset Group Details view, click on the Actions button, choose the Scan Notification option and define the E-mail ID to which the report has to be sent and the type of report that needs to be sent.

 

Once this configuration is saved, every time a scan is completed for this asset or asset group, an e-mail notification will be sent with the status of the scan task with the report attached in PDF format.


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