Vulnerability trend reports

Vulnerability management is a vital responsibility of any security team. Use the Vulnerability Trend reports to recognize the vulnerabilities your applications face and how well they're being managed so that you have a better understanding of your security posture.

Access data

Select Reports in the User menu to go to the Vulnerability Trend dashboard. Click the View link to see the graphs in more detail.

Select New to see a graph of new vulnerabilities. Select Total to see a graph of all reported vulnerabilities compared to all remediated vulnerabilities. Each black data point represents the total number of Suspicious, Confirmed and Reported vulnerabilities for that date. Each green data point represents the total number of vulnerabilities marked as Not A Problem, Remediated or Fixed. Hovering over each data point generates a tooltip with status breakdowns.

Filter vulnerabilities:

Each report defaults to all applications, servers and rules, but you can filter vulnerabilities by clicking in the fields above the graph. The following table outlines the categories that you can use to create a custom report.

Save reports

You can save filter criteria to recall any customized report at a later time. Saved reports are at the User level, so each of you have your own defined list of saved vulnerability trend reports. You can edit or delete these reports at any time.

To save a report view, click the star icon at the top right of the report page. This generates a popup with a field to name the report. Once saved, the named report appears next to the Vulnerability Trend heading with a dropdown menu. Each time you come to the Vulnerability Trend page, the menu shows all of your saved reports as well as an option to Start a new report.

Rename reports:

When viewing a saved report, hover over the star icon to generate a Manage Report tooltip. Click the icon to produce a popup with a field to rename the report and buttons to CancelRemove or Save.

Edit and remove reports:

If you change filter options while viewing a saved report, the star icon changes to an unsaved state and Edited appears next to the report name. Click the icon to generate a popup menu to Save Existing or Save As New. Choose Save Existing to update the saved report name with the current filters and remove the Edited status. Choose Save As New to save the report view with the current filters as a new report under a different name.

Click Remove to permanently delete the saved report that you're currently viewing. Contrast automatically takes you to the default Vulnerability Trend page view and removes the report name from the dropdown menu.

Start new reports:

To clear unsaved edits to an existing report and start over with the report defaults, choose the Start a new report option in the dropdown menu. The report name changes to New Report.

Manage reports:

When you've created more than five saved reports, a Manage link appears within the Saved Reports dropdown. Click the link to go to the Manage Saved Reports dialog. Select the checkbox next to each report that you want to remove or use the Select All checkbox. To rename a report in the dialog, click the report name and edit it inline. You can also use the search field to find reports.

Export reports

Create a timestamped PDF report of the Vulnerability Trend to capture a snapshot of your vulnerability management by clicking the Export icon in the upper right hand corner of the page. Contrast immediately generates the report and prompts you to download when it’s ready. Each PDF report includes a summary of the variables included in your customized view, the trend graphic, and a table of the metrics and breakdowns of each data point.