Creating risk reports with Symantec AntiVirus 10.1 and Symantec Client Security 3.1

Article:TECH101776  |  Created: 2006-01-28  |  Updated: 2007-01-08  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH101776
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Technical Solution


Environment

Issue



You run Symantec AntiVirus 10.1 or Symantec Client Security 3.1. You install Reporting Server. You want to know how to create risk reports.


Solution



About risk reports
Risk reports are the reports about viruses and security risks that are found in your security environment. You can choose from several different types of reports.

You can quickly generate a risk report by selecting from the basic settings that appear by default under What filter settings would you like to use. If you want to configure more filters for the report, you can configure them through Advanced Settings. You can save the report settings to run the same report at a later date. You can also print or save the report.

To create a risk report
  1. Start Symantec System Center.
  2. In the left pane, expand Reporting, and then expand Reporting Servers.
  3. Click your reporting server.
  4. Type your reporting user name and password, and then click Login.
  5. In the right pane, on the Reports tab, click Risk Reports.
  6. In the Use saved report list box, select a saved filter configuration that you want to use or use the default configuration.
  7. Under What type of Risk Report would you like to see, in the Report type list box, select the type of report that you want to create.
  8. Do one of the following:
    • If you selected the Risk Detection Table and Distribution Chart, Detections Grouped by Computer, or Risk Distribution Charts, the Group By option appears. In the Group by list box, select the option for grouping the report.
    • If you selected the Risk Distribution Over Time report, the Time interval option appears. In the list box, select the time interval.
    • If you selected the Full Daily Report, Fully Monthly report, or Full Yearly report, the Configure reports to be included option appears. Click Configure reports to be included, and then in the new window, select the reports that you want to include in the combined report.
    • If you selected Risk Detection Correlation, the Graph type list box appears. Select Spider graph or 3D bar graph. In the x-axis/legs and y-axis/web list box, select which grouping should appear on the chart axes in the 3D bar graph or the legs/web in the spider graph.
  9. Click Save.
  10. Under What filter settings would you like to use, in the Product list box, select the product for which you want to run the report.
  11. In the Time range list box, select the date range for the report.
  12. If you want to configure additional settings for the report configuration, click Advanced Settings.
    You can save the current settings to the existing configuration or you can create a new configuration.
  13. Click Create Report.


Note: The report headings (Top Reports, Risk Detection, and Comprehensive) that are listed in the Report type drop-down list do not appear if you are using Internet Explorer 5.5 or earlier. To see the headings, upgrade your browser to version 6.0 or higher.



Example risk report
This example shows how to create a report that shows all of the risk detections in the server group during the last month. This report also shows how Symantec AntiVirus responded to each detection.

To create the example risk report
  1. Start Symantec System Center.
  2. In the left pane, expand Reporting, and then expand Reporting Servers.
  3. Click your reporting server.
  4. Type your reporting user name and password, and then click Login.
  5. In the right pane, on the Reports tab, click Risk Reports.
  6. In the Report type drop-down list, click Detection Action Summaries.
  7. In the Product drop-down list, click Symantec AntiVirus.
  8. In the Set date range drop-down list, click Past month.
  9. Click Create Report.




References
The following documents show how to create other types of reports:
For more information about using reports, read the Reporting User's Guide (Report.pdf) in the Docs folder of the installation CD.




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