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Username Drop-down Menu

In the top right of the screen is a user icon and the currently logged in user’s name is displayed. This also acts as a drop-down menu for additional options, mostly providing general SecurityCenter information.

Note: Depending on the screen resolution, the user name may be omitted and only a user icon will be displayed for the menu.

About

The “About” menu item displays the SecurityCenter version, Server Build ID, and copyright information.

System Logs

Note: The System Logs menu is only available to users with the “View Organizational Logs” permission set.

SecurityCenter logs contain detailed information about functionality to troubleshoot unusual system or user activity. The logs include filters, accessible by clicking the double arrow, that allow the user to search logs based on parameters such as date, Initiator (user), module, severity, and keywords. The number in the grey box to the left indicates the number of filters currently in use.

Profile

The profile option launches the Edit User Profile screen. From here the user can manage their own profiles to the extent they have permissions to. Some of the changes they can make, if allowed, are to their Name, Password, Memberships, Responsibility, and Contact Information.

Feeds

The Feeds option displays information about the SecurityCenter feeds and plugin sets and, if permitted, a link to update the plugins either through SecurityCenter or by manually uploading plugins. The displayed feeds are for SecurityCenter Feed, Active Plugins, Passive Plugins, and Event Plugins. Only feeds with valid Activation Codes will be able to be updated.

Plugins are scripts used by the Nessus, PVS, and LCE servers to interpret vulnerability data. For ease of operation, Nessus and PVS plugins are managed centrally by SecurityCenter and pushed out to their respective scanners. LCE servers download their own event plugins and SecurityCenter downloads event plugins for its local reference. SecurityCenter does not currently push event plugins to LCE servers.

Clicking on “Upload Plugins” opens a file selection window that allows the user to choose an active, passive, event, or custom plugin file. All custom plugins must have unique Plugin ID numbers and have family associations based on existing SecurityCenter families.

Custom plugin uploads must now be a complete “feed”. In order to upload custom plugins the provided tar.gz file must include the relevant NASLs and a “custom_feed_info.inc” file comprised of the following two lines:

PLUGIN_SET = "201202131526";

PLUGIN_FEED = "Custom";

The administrator must manage this file and update the PLUGIN_SET option for each upload. The PLUGIN_SET format is “YYYYMMDDHHMM”.

For example, running the following command against the custom_feed_info.inc file and custom plugins in a directory will create a new tar and gziped uploadable archive file called custom_nasl_archive.tar.gz that contains both custom plugins:

# tar -cvzf custom_nasl_archive.tar.gz custom_feed_info.inc *.nasl

It is recommended that the custom_nasl_archive.tar.gz file be updated for each addition and update of custom NASLs

Notifications

Notifications are a feature of SecurityCenter that allows specified events to display a pop-up in the lower right-hand corner of the SecurityCenter user interface.

Current notifications can be viewed by clicking on notifications menu item.

Plugins

Plugins are scripts used by the Nessus, PVS, and LCE servers to interpret vulnerability data. For ease of operation, Nessus and PVS plugins are managed centrally by SecurityCenter and pushed out to their respective scanners. LCE servers download their own event plugins and SecurityCenter downloads event plugins for its local reference. SecurityCenter does not currently push event plugins to LCE servers.

Within the Plugins interface, the user has the ability to view plugin details/source by clicking the information icon next to the Plugin ID and search for specific plugins utilizing the filtering tools.

Help

The Help option displays help file information about SecurityCenter. These are quick reference items to help guide users in the correct direction when using SecurityCenter.

Logout

When the user has finished a session in SecurityCenter select the logout link to end the session. Closing the browser windows is recommended after the session is complete.

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