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Report Options

In SecurityCenter, you can configure the options described below for both custom and template reports.

Option descriptions below are grouped by the section where they appear in the Add Report and Edit Report pages. In the option description tables, the Relevant Reports column specifies which report types use each option.

Note: SecurityCenter classifies a template-based report as a PDF report. You can configure the same options for that report as you can for a PDF report.

During template report creation, SecurityCenter set these options to default values. You can change these options for a template report only after creation is complete.

Report options include:

General Options

Option

Description

Relevant Reports

Name

Name assigned to the report.

Any

Description

Descriptive text for the report.

Any

Schedule

Determines how often the report runs. Options are On Demand, Now, Once, Daily, Weekly, or Monthly. When you select a frequency from the drop-down box, SecurityCenter displays additional options for the selected time frame.

Any

Operational Attribute Set

Predefined operational attributes that add required information to DISA ARF or CyberScope report types. The drop-down box displays only the attribute set defined for the report you are currently creating.

DISA ARF, CyberScope

ASR Content

When creating a report, this drop-down box offers a selection of Benchmark, IAVM, CVE, or Plugin ID to be included.

DISA ASR

ASR Record Format

This drop-down box determines the format (Summary or Detail) of the DISA ASR report.

DISA ASR

Include ARF

When enabled, allows for the inclusion of a DISA ARF attribute set for the report.

DISA ASR

Benchmarks

Benchmarks are generated after a scan using certain audit files that have been successfully run against at least one target system.

DISA ASR, CyberScope

Report Options

Option

Description

Relevant Reports

Style

A compound value that specifies the report style, paper size, and orientation. For example, Plain, Letter

Report styles include:

  • Plain — a report with basic graphs; suppresses the footer logo on the cover page
  • Tenable — a report with basic graphs; includes the footer logo on the cover page
  • Tenable 3D — a report with enhanced 3D graphs; includes the footer logo on the cover page

Note: If a SecurityCenter administrator configured a Classification Type banner, plain report styles are the only options listed.

Paper sizes include:

  • Letter—the standard 8.5 inches x 11 inches letter size

    Note: Letter size is the default paper size, used by options that do not explicitly state a paper size. For example, the paper size for Plain, Landscape is letter size.

  • A4—the standard 8.27 inches x 11.69 inches A4 size

Orientation options include:

  • Portrait—horizontal

    Note: Portrait is the default orientation, used by options that do not explicitly state an orientation. For example, the orientation for Plain, Letter is horizontal.

  • Landscape—vertical
PDF, RTF

Include Cover Page

Include a cover page in the report.

PDF, RTF

Include Header

Include a predefined header in the report.

PDF

Include Footer

Include a predefined footer in the report.

PDF

Include Table of Contents

Include a table of contents with the report.

PDF, RTF

Include Index

Include an Index with the report.

PDF, RTF

Cover Logo

Specifies which image to use for the lower-left footer logo on the cover page of the report. The default logo is the Tenable logo. To add a custom logo, see Report Images.

Note: The Plain report style suppresses this footer logo on the cover page.

PDF

Footer Logo

Specifies which image to use for the lower-left footer logo on all pages except the cover page. The default logo is the Tenable logo. To add a custom logo, see Report Images.

PDF

Watermark

Specifies a watermark for each page of the report. The default watermark is no watermark. To add a custom watermark, see Report Images.

PDF

Encrypt PDF

Protect the PDF with a password. The encryption level is 40-bit RC4. When enabled, a password option is displayed for a text entry of a password to use. This password must be used to open the report and view its contents. For more information about this encryption mechanism, please refer to the following URL: https://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/1.0/pdfencryption.html.

PDF

Definition Options

SecurityCenter displays definition options relevant to the report or report element type.

Option

Description

Relevant Reports

Add Chapter

The primary component in the report organization. Chapters are listed in the table of contents for the report and consist of sections and elements. For more information, see Add a Custom Chapter to a Report and Edit a Report Outline.

PDF, RTF

Add Template Chapter

A predefined chapter from a Tenable-provided report template. For more information, see Add a Template Chapter to a Report.

PDF, RTF
Query

A list of predefined queries you can use to retrieve data for the report. For more information, see Queries.

CSV, DISA ARF, DISA ASR, CyberScope; Iterator, Table, and Chart elements in PDF and RTF
Type The type of data to include in the report. CSV; Iterator, Table, and Chart elements in PDF and RTF
Source

The source of the data to include in the report.

For CSV reports, valid values for this field differ based on the setting of the Type option:

  • If Type is set to Vulnerability, valid Source values are:
    • Cumulative—All vulnerabilities, regardless of whether the vulnerabilities have been remediated or not
    • MItigated—Remediated vulnerabilities
    • Individual Scan—Vulnerabilities identified in a specific scan

      Note: If you select Individual Scan, SecurityCenter displays the Selected Scan option, which allows you to select a scan to use as the basis of the report:

      1. Click one of the predefined date ranges, or click Custom Range and enter starting and ending days for the range.
      2. Click Fetch Scans to view a list of possible scans within the date range.
      3. Click the scan you want to use in the drop-down box.
  • If Type is set to Event, valid Source values are:
    • Active—Currently active events
    • Archive—Archived events

      Note: If you select Archive, SecurityCenter displays additional options, allowing you to select the LCE that collected the events and the Silo that stores the archived events.

  • If Type is set to Mobile, Ticket, or Alert, this option is absent.

For DISA ARF and DISA ASR reports, you do not set the Type option. Valid Source values are limited to Cumulative and Individual Scan, which operate in the same way as they do for CSV reports.

CSV, DISA ARF, DISA ASR, CyberScope; Iterator, Table, and Chart elements in PDF and RTF
Tool Select the tool SecurityCenter uses to analyze the data in the report. CSV; Iterator, Table, and Chart elements in PDF and RTF
Filters

Specifies additional criteria to refine report data. See Manage Filter Components for a Non-Chapter Report.

CSV, DISA ARF, DISA ASR, CyberScope; Iterator, Table, and Chart elements in PDF and RTF
Find/Update Filters

This option appears after you add at least one chapter to the report.

For more information, see Manage Filter Components for Multiple Elements.

PDF, RTF

Display Options

These options allow you to specify column format information format A selection to define the columns and number of results to appear in the report is then available for configuration.

Option

Description

Relevant Reports

Results Displayed

The number of results included in the CSV file.

CSV; Iterator, Table, Bar Chart, and Pie Chart elements in PDF and RTF
Sort Column

The column that SecurityCenter uses to sort results in the CSV file.

Available columns depend on:

  • the Type you selected in the Definition options
  • the Display Columns value you select in the Display options
CSV; Iterator, Table, Bar Chart, and Pie Chart elements in PDF and RTF
Sort Direction The sort direction for results in the CSV file. CSV; Iterator, Table, Bar Chart, and Pie Chart elements in PDF and RTF
Display Columns The columns included in the CSV results file. Available columns depend on Definition options you select. CSV; Iterator, Table, Bar Chart, and Pie Chart elements in PDF and RTF

Distribution Options

Distribution options specify the actions SecurityCenter takes when a report run completes.

Option

Description

Relevant Reports

Email Users

Allows you to select SecurityCenter users to whom SecurityCenter emails the completed report. The drop-down list includes only users with defined email addresses.

Any
Email Addresses Allows you to add email addresses where SecurityCenter emails the completed report. You can specify multiple email addresses, separated by commas. Any

Share

Allows you to select which SecurityCenter users within your organization can view the completed report in SecurityCenter. Use this option if organizational policies prohibit emailing potentially sensitive data.

Any

Publishing Sites

Allows you to select predefined publishing sites where SecurityCenter uploads the completed report.

Any

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