Documentation forSecurity Event Manager

Visualize network and log data through the SEM Dashboard

Access the SEM Dashboard to highlight and summarize trends and suspicious activity through a series of interactive widgets. You can create, edit, and arrange widgets to display log data in a variety of tables and graphs based on filters within your Events viewer.

SEM provides a library of widgets, or you can create your own by using filters that you have customized to monitor specific activity. If your widget includes charts, you can click a specific line, bar, or pie wedge to open the source filter. The corresponding filter opens the Events viewer, and displays the targeted filter information. The filter lists only the events that correspond with the selected chart item.

To access the SEM Dashboard, click the Dashboard tab on the SEM Console.

Click an event or data point in a widget to view associated details in the Events viewer.

Clicking the Others grouping in select widgets will show all events associated with that widget.

You can create, edit, and customize the following widget types:

Widget Type Description
KPI Displays metrics on the health and performance of the SEM appliance.
Proportional Displays an overview of widget group sizes in assorted charts (donut chart, pie chart, horizontal bar chart, vertical bar chart).
New Time Series - Long Term Shows event data for up to the last seven days. Displays a broad range of records with less granularity than short-term widgets.
New Time Series - Short Term Shows more granularity by allowing you to select filter and property data for a specified number of groups. For example, it can display a timeline chart of failed log-ons for the designated groups.
New Nodes Table Widget Displays a variety of properties for each node in your network, such as IP address, operating system, connector profile, status, and more.

If you created custom widgets with the old Flash console, these are not automatically migrated to the current SEM Dashboard, and you will need to recreate them.