Creating reports in Cloud Security for Endpoints

Cloud Security for Endpoints by Bitdefender protects systems using security technology that has been rated number one time and time again. It does not require on-site server hardware and maintenance as it is managed by Cloud Security Console, a powerful and intuitive interface to a solution that can scale to defend any number of systems, no matter where they are located.
 
Cloud Security for Endpoints allows you to create and view centralized reports on the security status of the managed computers. The reports can be used for multiple purposes, such as:

  • Monitoring and ensuring compliance with the organization's security policies.
  • Checking and assessing the network security status.
  • Identifying network security issues, threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Monitoring security incidents and malware activity.
  • Providing upper management with easy-to-interpret data on network security.

From a single report, you can find out Statistical data regarding all or groups of managed computers, Detailed information for each managed computer, The list of computers that meet specific criteria (for example, those that have antimalware protection disabled). Available formats include Portable Document Format (PDF) and comma-separated values (CSV).

Available Report Types

This is the list of available report types:

Update Status
Using the available filters, you can easily find out which clients have updated or have not updated in a specific time period.

Computer Status
Provides you with various status information concerning selected computers on which Cloud Security for Endpoints protection is installed: Protection update status, License status, Network activity status (online/offline), Antimalware protection status.

Malware Activity
Provides you with overall and per computer details about the malware threats detected over a specific time period on selected computers. You can see: Number of detections (files that have been found infected with malware),  Number of infections solved (files that have been successfully disinfected or
isolated in the local quarantine folder), Number of infections blocked (files that could not be disinfected, but to which access has been denied; for example, an infected file stored in some proprietary archive format)

Protection Module Status
Informs you of the status of the Cloud Security for Endpoints protection modules (Antimalware, Firewall, Privacy Control, User Control) on selected computers.

Top 10 Most Infected Computers
Shows you the top 10 most infected computers over a specific time period from selected computers.

Top 10 Detected Malware
Shows you the top 10 malware threats detected over a specific time period on selected computers.

Network Status
Provides you with detailed information on the overall security status of selected
computers. Computers are grouped based on these criteria:

  • Unmanaged computers do not have Cloud Security for Endpoints protection installed and their security status cannot be assessed.
  • Protected computers have Cloud Security for Endpoints protection installed and no security risks have been detected.
  • Vulnerable computers have Cloud Security for Endpoints protection installed, but specific conditions prevent proper protection of the computer. The report details show you which security aspects need to be addressed.
  • Computer Malware Status-Helps you find out how many and which of the selected computers have been affected by malware over a specific time period and how the threats have been dealt with.

Executive
Allows you to export the charts from the dashboard portlets to a PDF file.

Creating Reports

To create a report:
1. Go to the Reports > New Report page.
2. Select the desired report type from the menu.
3. Enter a suggestive name for the report.
4. Configure the report target.
5. Configure report recurrence (schedule).
6. Configure the report options.
a. For most report types, when you create an immediate report, you must specify the reporting period. The report will only include data from the selected time period.
b. Several report types provide filtering options to help you easily find the information you are interested in. Use the filtering options to obtain only the desired information. For example, for an Update Status report you can choose to view only the list of computers that have updated (or, on the contrary, that have notupdated) in the selected time period.
c. To receive the report by email, select the corresponding option.

7. Click Generate to create the report.

Viewing and Managing Generated Reports

To view and manage generated reports, go to the Reports > View Reports page. You can see the generated reports and useful information about them:

  •  Report name and type.
  •  When the report was generated.


To make sure the latest information is being displayed, click the Refresh button in the bottom-left corner of the table.

Viewing Reports

To view a report:
1. Go to the Reports > View Reports page.
2. Click the name of the report you want to view.
All reports consist of a Summary page and a Details page.

Searching Report Details

The report details are displayed in a table that consists of several columns providing various information.  To sort report details by a specific column, simply click the header of that column. Click the column header again to change the sorting order.

To print a report, you must first save it to your computer.

Emailing Reports

To email the report you are viewing:
1. Click the Email button in the upper-right corner of the report page. A window will appear.
2. If you want to, you can change the report name.
Automatic Deletion of Reports
By default, generated reports are available in Cloud Security Console for 90 days. After this period, they are deleted automatically.

To change the automatic deletion period for generated reports:
1. Go to the Reports > View Reports page.
2. Click the link at the bottom of the table.
3. Select the new period from the menu.
4. Click OK.

Managing Scheduled Reports

When creating a report, you can choose to configure a schedule based on which the report will be automatically generated (at regular time intervals).  To manage scheduled reports, go to the Reports > Scheduled Reports page. You can see all scheduled reports and useful information about them:

  • Report name and type.
  • Schedule based on which the report is automatically generated.
  • When the report was last generated.


Viewing Last Report Generated
From the Reports > Scheduled Reports page, you can view the most recently generated report by clicking the link in the Last Report Generated column.

Renaming Scheduled Reports
Reports generated by a scheduled report are named after it.  To rename a scheduled report:
1. Go to the Reports > Scheduled Reports page.
2. Click the report name.
3. Change the report name in the corresponding field.
4. Click Submit to save changes.

Editing Scheduled Reports
To change the settings of a scheduled report:
1. Go to the Reports > Scheduled Reports page.
2. Click the report name.
3. Change report settings as needed.
4. Click Submit to save changes.

Deleting Scheduled Reports
When a scheduled report is no longer needed, it is best to delete it. Deleting a scheduled report will not delete the reports it has generated automatically to that point.

To delete a scheduled report:
1. Go to the Reports > Scheduled Reports page.
2. Select the report.
3. Click the Delete button located above the table.

 


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