Configure VM Scorecard Report Templates

You can edit any of the scorecard report templates in order to save a personal copy with customized settings.

How do I edit my scorecard report?

Tell me about Patch Report options

Selecting asset tags for the report source

Should I set a Business Risk goal?

Selecting a business unit for the report source

How do I show a fixed count for my timeframe only?

What are business info tags?

How do I view ignored vulnerabilities in the report?

What if I select more than one business info tag?

Using the Host Scan Date filter

Can I customize the vulnerabilities in my report?

Only include scan results for my timeframe

Show Included & Excluded Search List summary

Tell me about the custom footer

 

See also Reporting - The Basics


How do I edit my scorecard report?

Go to VM/VMDR > Reports > New > Scorecard Report, select any report in the list and click the Edit link (below the list). Make changes to the Filter and Display settings. Then use the "Save As" option to save your report with a new name. Note that you cannot overwrite the settings in the service provided scorecard reports.

Selecting asset tags for the report source

Asset tagging gives you flexibility with managing assets for all of the network assets that you are monitoring for security and compliance. You can select asset tags to include in your report instead of selecting IP addresses and/or asset groups. Learn more

Selecting a business unit for the report source

Managers can select a business unit for the report source. Asset groups in the business unit are included in the report automatically. If you also specify business info tags, then asset groups in the business unit with the specified tags are included in the report. Learn more

Are you an Express Lite user? If yes, the business unit option is not available.

Tell me about business info tags

These tags refer to the text fields on the Business Info tab when creating/editing asset groups. You can enter business information into these fields to essentially tag the asset group for a particular division, business function or location. If you've assigned tags to your asset groups, your tags appear in the Division, Function and Location drop-down menus. (Note that these menus are disabled when business info tags are not in use.)

Are you an Express Lite user? If yes, the business info tag options are not available.

What if I select more than one business info tag?

If you select more than one tag, only asset groups with all specified tags are included in the report. For example, if you select the Location "Tokyo" and the Function "On-line Banking", then the report will include asset groups tagged with both the location and function.

Can I customize the vulnerabilities in my report?

Yes, you can filter vulnerabilities (QIDs) by severity or by search lists. These options appear in the Filter section of the template. You may also want to choose the option "Show Included & Excluded Search List summary" in the Display section of the template to show the list of included QIDs in your report based on your search list selection.

Non-running kernels

Pre-defined QID filters

Can I filter QIDs by severity in MVH Scorecard Report?

Tell me about Show Included & Excluded Search List summary

If you've added search lists for a custom QID selection, you can select this option to display these additional sections in your report: QIDs Selection Summary and Search List Summary. Show me an example

Tell me about the Patch Report options

The Patch Scorecard Report identifies hosts with missing patches and software based on the most current host/vulnerability data.

Patch Release QIDs - Select up to 10 QIDs to find hosts that are missing patches (when a patch is available for the QID). Learn more

Missing Software QIDs - Select 1 or 2 QIDs that correspond to software that you want to make sure is installed on hosts. Information on installed software is typically provided through information gathered checks. There are information gathered checks that identify when antivirus software is detected, when an SMS client is installed, when a personal firewall is installed, and so on. Learn more

Should I set a Business Risk Goal?

(Applicable to the Vulnerability Scorecard Report only) Yes it's easy and your report will show you whether your remediation efforts are meeting the goals set by your own security policy. Select Business Risk Goal and use the slider to set the maximum acceptable risk from 0 to 100 percent of vulnerable hosts. Your setting will apply to all target assets. When set at 50%, the target group/tag passes if 50% or fewer of the hosts are vulnerable. The group/tag fails if more than 50% are vulnerable. By creating multiple templates with different goals you can address different business requirements.

How do I show a Fixed count for my timeframe only?

(Applicable to the Vulnerability Scorecard Report only) When "Vulnerability Status" is selected on the Display tab, then we'll show vulnerability counts in your report for each status level, including Fixed. By default, the Fixed count includes all vulnerabilities fixed over time, since the start of your subscription. If you want to see the number of vulnerabilities fixed say within the past month or quarter or after a particular date, then select a timeframe on the Filter tab.

How do I view ignored vulnerabilities in the report?

(Applicable to the Vulnerability Scorecard Report only) Select the Include Vulnerability Ignore Status option, when "Vulnerability Status" is selected on the Display tab of the vulnerability scorecard report template, then we'll show ignored vulnerabilities count when reporting vulnerability counts by status.

Using the Host Scan Date filter

(Applicable to the Vulnerability Scorecard Report only) Use this option to filter hosts based on the last scan date for each host. For example, select a timeframe like July 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016 to only include hosts that were last scanned between those dates. If a host was last scanned before July 1 or after July 31 then it will not be included.

Please note:

When you choose one of the "Previous" options we'll start with the current date and count backwards to get the date range.

Previous Week = the last week starting from Sunday to Saturday
Previous Month = the last month starting from 1st to end of the month
Previous Quarter= the last quarter (3 complete months of the quarter starting from 1st to end of each month)
Previous Year = the last year starting from January to December

Only include scan results from the specified timeframe

(Applicable to the Vulnerability Scorecard Report only) Select this option to ensure that only vulnerability information gathered in the timeframe that you've specified is included in the report. If you do not select this option, vulnerability information for hosts that were last scanned prior to the report timeframe may be included. For example, let's say you want to create a report analyzing data for the past 4 weeks. Host A was scanned 5 weeks ago, and has not been scanned since then because it was firewalled and unreachable. By selecting this option you'll exclude Host A from the report and only analyze vulnerability information detected in the past 4 weeks. By clearing this option you'll include Host A in your report with the last known vulnerability information from 5 weeks ago.

Tell me about the custom footer

This is a spot where you can add required information like a disclosure statement or data classification (e.g. Public, Confidential). The text you enter will appear in all reports generated from this template, except reports in XML and CSV formats.