Working with PC Dashboards

You can use the default dashboard provided by Qualys or easily configure widgets to pull information from other modules/applications and add them to your dashboard. You can also add as many dashboards as you like to customize your vulnerability posture view. For help on creating widgets, dashboards, templates and more, refer to the Unified Dashboard online help.

PC dashboard main page

 

Adding Widgets to PC Dashboard

When you add a new widget to your PC Dashboard, you'll see several options available for different widget types: Numerical, Bar, Table and Pie. We'll show you a few examples below to help you get started.

Multi-Grouped Option in Table and Bar Widgets

You'll see Grouped and Multi-Grouped options for Table and Bar widgets to customize the data displayed on your widget.

Bar Widget Multi-Grouped

Multi-Grouped Table Widget with Collapsed View

Table Widget Collapsed View

Multi-Grouped Table Widget with Expanded View

Table Widget with Expanded View

Simple List Table Type Widget

When adding a Table widget to your PC Dashboard, you'll see the "Simple List" table type option. This is available whether you're displaying results by Control or by Asset. Choose the Simple List option under Table Type and then select the columns you want to display in the table.

Simple List Table Type

Ratio and Comparison for Numerical Widgets

Use the Ratio function type for a Numerical widget to compare two counts that could be retrieved from the search queries you provide for the widget. Define the search queries in Query Settings.

Numerical Widget Displays Ratio

Use the Count function type for a Numerical widget to visualize the outcome of a mathematical operation. Define the search queries in Query Settings.

Numerical Widget Displays Count

Use a Hex Code to Customize the Color Palette for a Widget

You can use a hex code in the color picker to customize the data displayed on a widget. You'll see this option in the Display Settings.

Hex Value in Color Picker

Color Mapping for Predefined Group By Values

For Bar and Pie type widgets, you can use the Color Library to assign custom color schemes for the data.

When you select one of the following tokens from the Group By menu (under Query Settings) for your widget, then you can customize the color mapping for the predefined values of the selected token.

Display Results As

Group By

Control

Control Category, Control Subcategory, Exception Status, Posture, Posture Sub Status, Technology Category, Technology Sub-category

Asset

Tracking Method

 

The Color Mapping option appears under Display Settings. This option is only available with the Group By options listed above.

Color Mapping