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    The Dashboard

    The Dashboard is the page used to display currently monitored incidents, sessions, and responses. It can be reached by navigating to Dashboard in the left-hand menu, or simply by clicking the logo in the top left of the window.

    Figure 1: Web UI Dashboard

    Web UI Dashboard

    The dashboard contains graphs and charts depicting the activity on protected web applications. By default, the dashboard will display the information gathered from all configured applications in the past week (7 days), but you can focus on specific applications or change the date range by using the Filter By: tab near the top right of the window.

    Figure 2: Dashboard - Filter By tab

    Dashboard - Filter By tab

    There are other customization options that can be configured per account by clicking your username in the very top right of the window. Options include setting your timezone, enabling auto-refresh of data contained in the dashboard, and configuring the number of records returned per page. Change these preferences to your liking and click Save at the bottom of the page.

    Figure 3: User Preferences

    User Preferences

    The main portion of the dashboard consists of various panes, each containing information gathered by the Security Engine.

    Note: The Web UI should be compliant with current browsers. While older browsers might work, we recommend updating to the latest versions for best functionality. Likewise, we recommend JavaScript be enabled in the browser. JavaScript is used in the Web UI to enhance functionality and usability, and while browsing without JavaScript is possible, it is not recommended. The Web UI targets screen resolutions of 1366x768 or higher for normal operations, and targets 1440x900 when debug mode is enabled.

    Table 1: Web UI Dashboard Panes

    Detected Attacks This pane displays a chart that contains all incidents created (within the filter parameters) segregated by complexity of the attacks. It is a good way to visualize how active your website's attackers are. You can hover over each portion of the pie chart to display the actual number of attacks for each complexity. This pane also contains a short list of the most frequent attacks. Clicking on any attack in the list will open the Incident Type page for that particular incident.

    Detected Hackers The Detected Hackers pane displays information on actual hacker profiles created within the specified time frame. Each hacker gets a skill level which segments the pie chart. As in any other chart, you can hover over the pie chart to view specific counts. Additionally, the most active hackers are displayed in a list below the chart. Clicking on any of these hackers will open the Hacker Profile page for that particular profile.

    Counter Responses The Counter Responses pane lists the top responses that have been recently triggered by WebApp Secure. The lower portion of the pane lists countries in descending order by incident count. You can click on any of the counter responses to open the Counter Response Type page for that response (explained later), or click on the specific country to find other information WebApp Secure has gathered on that country.

    Malicious Incidents The Malicious Incidents dashboard pane consists of a chart depicting the number of incidents over time. It also stacks these incidents by complexity.

    Attackers By Day (Attackers By Hour) This pane contains a graphical representation of how many detected hackers were active on the protected site, separated by day (or separated by hour if the filter "Last Day" is currently set).

    Sessions By Day (Sessions By Hour) Similar to the Attackers By Day pane, the Sessions By Day pane shows the number of sessions active on the protected site each day (or each hour if the filter "Last Day" is set).

    Note: If you would like more horizontal space on any page, you can collapse the navigation menu by clicking on the double arrow (<<) button to the right of the menu.

    Published: 2014-06-27