Introduction to the Dashboards

In both Netsparker Enterprise and Netsparker Standard, the Dashboards enable you to view scan results, vulnerabilities, issues, statistics and other information from a single window – while scans are running and once they are completed.

Viewing the Global Dashboard in Netsparker Enterprise

The Netsparker Enterprise global dashboard provides you with an overview of the security status of all Website Groups and Websites in your Netsparker Enterprise account.

In the panel at the top of the window, you can see the following:

  • USERS displays the current number of active users on your account in the last week
  • WEBSITES displays the number of websites on your account
  • COMPLETED SCANS displays the number of finished scans
  • ACTIVE ISSUES displays the number of Issues that remain unresolved

For further information, see Global Dashboard Panels below.

Global Dashboard Panels

This table lists and explains the panels in the Global Dashboard window.

Panel

Description

Severity Trend

This chart displays the increase or decrease of each Vulnerability Severity Level over time.

Severities

This doughnut chart displays the number vulnerabilities found, grouped be Vulnerability Severity Level, in proportion to the total detected.

For further information, see Vulnerability Severity Levels.

Issues

This clustered column chart shows the number of Issues found, grouped by Vulnerability Severity Level.

For further information, see Viewing Issues in Netsparker Enterprise.

Security Overview

This doughnut chart displays the total number of Critical and Insecure issues.

Average Time to Fix

This is a column chart that displays the average length of time it takes for Issues to be fixed, grouped by Vulnerability Severity Level.

Fixed Issues

This is a column chart that displays the number of Issues that have been fixed in each Vulnerability Severity Level.

Groups Dropdown

At the top right of the window, there is a dropdown. Click to view the security status of all your websites, or certain groups only.

The options are:

  • All Websites
  • Default
  • Your Website Groups

For further information, see Website Groups in Netsparker Enterprise

Next Scheduled Scans

This is a panel that displays a list of Scheduled Scans. For further information, see Scheduled Scans.

Recent Scans

This panel displays a list of Recent Scans. Hover the mouse over various icons to see how what types of Vulnerabilities have been detected.

Further options include:

Latest To Do Issues

This panel displays the latest detected Issues, with an icon indicating their Vulnerability Severity Level.

How to View the Global Dashboard in Netsparker Enterprise

The Global Dashboard is displayed, by default, as soon as you login. Alternatively, from the main menu, click Websites then Dashboard. The Global Dashboard is displayed.

Screenshot 1  – Netsparker Cloud Dashboard

For further information, see Global Dashboard Panels above.

Viewing the Scan Summary Dashboard in Netsparker Enterprise

The Scan Summary Dashboard enables you to view the results of the latest security scan for a single website – while the scan is running and once it has been completed. You can also view other completed security scans with the same configuration, such as those with the same Scan Policy and Scan Settings.

In the panel at the top of the window, you can see the following:

  • [NAME OF SCAN] displays the name of the scan, with a link to the scan report, along with a Launch a Scan button
  • PREVIOUS SCAN displays the number (if any) of previous scans on that website, along with a Launch a Scan button
  • SCHEDULED SCAN displays information of any scheduled scans, along with a Schedule a scan button
  • LATEST REPORT has a Report button

Scan Summary Dashboard Panels

This table lists and explains the panels in the Scan Summary Dashboard window.

Panel

Description

Severity Trend

This chart displays the increase or decrease of each Vulnerability Severity Level over time.

Click Trend Matrix Report (Severity Trend Report) for a more comprehensive overview.

Severities

This doughnut chart displays the number vulnerabilities found, grouped be Vulnerability Severity Level, in proportion to the total detected.

For further information, see Vulnerability Severity Levels.

Issues

This clustered column chart shows the number of Issues found, grouped by Vulnerability Severity Level.

For further information, see Viewing Issues in Netsparker Enterprise.

Security Overview

This doughnut chart displays the total number of Critical and Insecure Issues.

Average Time to Fix

This is a column chart that displays how long it takes for Issues to be fixed on average, grouped by Vulnerability Severity Level.

Fixed Issues

This is a column chart that displays the number of Issues that have been fixed in each Vulnerability Severity Level.

Issues

This is a list of all the issues detected in the scan.

Affecting Notifications

This is a list of all Notifications for the scan, including:

  • NAME
  • EVENT
  • EMAIL RECIPIENTS
  • SMS RECIPIENTS

Dropdown Menu

At the top right of the window, there is a dropdown. Click to view the security status of an indiviual Website Group or websites grouped by Scan Scope.

Scan Name

This panel lists the scan's Name, Website and Group. Further options include:

  • Click Details to view Issues, Scans or Scheduled Scans
  • Click Edit to edit the Scan
  • Click Delete to delete it

Recent Scans

This displays a list of Recent Scans. Hover the mouse over various icons to see how what types of Vulnerabilities have been detected. Further options include:

  • Incremental Scan
  • Retest

License Status

This panel contains the subscription expiry date.

How to View the Scan Summary Dashboard in Netsparker Enterprise

  1. From the main menu, click Scans, then Recent Scans. The Scans window is displayed.
  2. Click on the Name of any individual single scan. The Scan Summary Dashboard is displayed.

Screenshot 5 – Single website dashboard

For further information, see Scan Summary Dashboard Panels..

Viewing the Welcome Dashboard in Netsparker Standard

When you open Netsparker Desktop, the Welcome Dashboard is displayed, and the Start a New Website or Web Service Scan opens. Close the dialog to view the following areas in the window.

The Welcome page also also contains links to Updates, the latest articles in our Web Application Security Blog, along with Support and Resources links.

For further information on menus and ribbons, see Navigation in Netsparker Standard.

Viewing the Scan Summary Dashboard in Netsparker Standard

The Scan Summary Dashboard enables you to view the results of the latest security scan for a single website – while the scan is running and once it has been completed.

Panes in the Scan Summary Dashboard

This section lists and explains the panes in the Scan Summary Dashboard window.

Sitemap

The Sitemap pane displays a list of all the directories and files that the scanner crawled. Within each file, all identified vulnerabilities, security flaws and vulnerable parameters are listed.

In this example:

  • The directory is 'administrator'
  • The file is '?r'
  • The first vulnerability listed is: 'Password Transmitted over HTTP'

Dashboard

The main Dashboard pane displays the stage the scanner has reached (crawling or attacking the target, or just attacking) including:

  • Stage (Crawling, Crawling & Attacking, Scan Finished)
  • Progress bar (%)
  • Start Time
  • Request Status (number of completed requests v estimated number of requests to complete this phase)
  • Current speed (requests per second)
  • Average Speed (requests per second)
  • Failed Requests
  • HEAD Requests
  • Elapsed Time

Central Pane

The central pane displays details about a selected Issue. Click a tab to view further information:

  • Scan displays Concurrent Connections, and Activity (Crawling and Attacking actions), while the scan is running
  • HTTP Request/Response displays the request and response of the item selected in the Issues pane
  • Attack Radar displays a circular chart shows the ongoing progress of each security check (SQLi, XSS) during the scanning phase (before most of the SQL Injection attacks have been performed); at the end of the scan, the chart indicates all security checks that have been tested and how many vulnerabilities were found of each type.

  • Vulnerability displays further details about the selected vulnerability
  • Knowledge Base displays further details about the item selected in the Knowledge Base pane
  • Browser View displays the item selected in the Issues pane in a browser

Logs

The Logs pane displays a list of all scanner actions that have taken place during the Scan.

Issues

The Issues pane lists vulnerabilities by type, severity, confirmation and URL.

Knowledge Base

The Knowledge Base pane displays a list of additional information about the Scan, such as number of comments and cookies, crawling and scan performance and slowest pages. Click on each one to view its details displayed in the central pane.

How to View the Scan Summary Dashboard in Netsparker Standard

  1. Load a previous scan or launch a new scan.
  2. In the View menu, select Dashboard. The Scan Summary Dashboard is displayed, showing the default panes: Sitemap, Dashboard, the Central Pane, Logs, Issues and Knowledge Base.

For further information, see Panes in the Scan Summary Dashboard.

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