IS-CAT Pro Dashboard allows users to view system compliance to the CIS Benchmarks over a period of time with dynamic reporting features. CIS-CAT Pro Dashboard displays CIS-CAT result scoring for target systems in an easy-to-read graph format.
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Its main purpose is the view configuration assessment report averages over the short term. Graphical representations of automated configuration assessment scores for a time span less than 2 years (18 months recommended) provides security teams a quick view on current cyber configuration health. The Dashboard is intended to support organizational focus and action on the current cyber configuration posture of systems supporting business operations.
Dashboard Use Case
CIS-CAT Pro Dashboard best fits a single, small to medium size enterprise with a moderate amount of configuration result data. Defining “moderate” data amount depends on how many endpoints an organization has and how often those results are imported into the Dashboard. Dashboard is not designed for “big data” where organizations wish to import reports from, for example, 10,000 endpoints. We recommend seeking other data viewing tools specializing in big data handling should your organization need to view consolidated data for 1,000’s of endpoints. Members importing less than 1,000 reports monthly to a single Dashboard instance may have a better performance experience. For example, when an organization has 10,000 reports already stored in the database, additional imports will be slower. Members are encouraged to consider how Dashboard can best be utilized to support configuration state viewing and remediation efforts.
Some Members have found that multiple Dashboard installations representing each domain within their organization works well. There is no license limit to installing instances of Dashboard. However, CIS tests the Dashboard with the single enterprise with moderate data in mind.
View average configuration assessment score in graphical format by:
Drill down to individual configuration assessment results
View assessments results by CIS Critical Security Controls
Navigate from a high level graphical overview of environmental compliance with CIS Benchmarks to individual assessment results that produce a compliance score
Perform on-demand, remote configuration assessment against a single, remote target system
Create exceptions to failed results and rescore overall averages
Custom tag systems for easier exception application or overall compliance average grouping in graphical format
CIS-CAT Network Share Deployment Diagram
Network architecture for CIS-CAT Pro Assessor and CIS-CAT Pro Dashboard centralized scan integration in a Windows environment