Presentation on theme: "SecurityCenter Reporting Nessus Scan Report. SecurityCenter Reports For customers who use Nessus for vulnerability scanning and then move to SecurityCenter,"— Presentation transcript:
SecurityCenter Reports For customers who use Nessus for vulnerability scanning and then move to SecurityCenter, vulnerability reporting may be somewhat challenging. Using a vulnerability report from Nessus, as a template, a vulnerability report for SecurityCenter has been created that mimics the look and feel of the Nessus report. The following is a report comparison.
Report Comparison - Splash Page The Nessus report begins with a simple splash page that contains the report name, along with the date and time. The SecurityCenter report contains the same information while also including a Confidentiality Statement, Repository identifier and UserID that launched the scan. The Nessus Scan Report is shown on the left, with the SecurityCenter version on the right.
Report Comparison - Table of Contents Both reports then contain a Table of Contents. The SecurityCenter report additionally contains an ‘About This Report’ chapter that briefly describes this report. On both reports, the table of contents is clickable, which allows you to navigate to specific hosts.
Vulnerability Reporting Comparison When reviewing specific host details, the layout of the Vulnerabilities by Host section closely resembles the data that a Nessus report presents to the reviewer. There are some slight differences in formatting. For example: The Nessus report begins with host information containing scan start and stop times, while the SecurityCenter report contains only the data and time of the last scan. Both contain the host IP address, DNS name, and NetBIOS name (if they are available to the scanner). In addition to the items on the Nessus report, the SecurityCenter report also contains the Repository. The total number of vulnerabilities found is located within the host information section and not within the Results Summary. The Results Summary is displayed vertically by the Nessus report and horizontally in the SecurityCenter report.
Vulnerabilities By Host Comparison The default Nessus report and Nessus Scan Report for SecurityCenter, host and scan information details, side by side comparison.
Vulnerability Details For both reports, this information is followed with detailed scan information in the form of Vulnerability Details. The data is presented in slightly different manner between the two reports. One significant difference that Nessus users will notice is that Nessus will color code the header with colors that represent the severity of the vulnerability. SecurityCenter contains a severity label in the header.
Vulnerability Details The following is an example of the detail presented by Nessus and SecurityCenter for Nessus plugin 11936 (OS Identification).
Vulnerability Details Overall, the data in both reports are presented in a similar fashion, with perhaps slightly more details being offered in the SecurityCenter version. With SecurityCenter, the end user has the ability to customize the output by editing the table for the Results Details and checking the items contained in the ‘Display Columns’ that are relevant for their organization, as shown below.
Summary The SecurityCenter “Nessus Scan Report” should provide an easy transition for existing Nessus clients moving to SecurityCenter. The report and its components are available in the SecurityCenter 4.7 Report app feed, an app store of dashboards, reports, and assets.
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