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Getting to Know the System Dashboard

Overview

The CxSAST web interface includes drop-down navigation menus for each relevant module, as follows:

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Notice

Visual indicators are displayed just underneath the Checkmarx logo/version and may include:

  • Type of product edition currently installed - SDLC or Security Gate

  • Expiry date of the current CxSAST license. The indicator appears 90 days (defined in the DB) before the actual license expiry date and, if defined, an email notification is automatically sent to the CxSAST System Administrator.

The Services & Support button allows CxSAST users to navigate to available support resources on our new Checkmarx Customer Center portal. This portal enables the option to open tickets and also provides access to useful Checkmarx links.

CxSAST web interface menu items are described below.

Projects and Scans

View projects scans and queues:

  • Create New Project: Starts the New Project wizard.

  • The Queue: View statuses of currently running scans.

  • Projects: All projects configured for groups in which the logged-on user is a member.

  • All Scans: Existing scan results of projects configured for groups in which the logged-on user is a member.

Settings

Manage Scan and Application settings:

Scan Settings:

  • Query Viewer: View and manage queries used in the system.

  • Preset Manager: Create and manage sets of queries according to your needs.

  • Pre & Post Scan Actions: Allows defining actions, based on preloaded scripts that will run prior or post scan.

  • Source Control Users: View and modify details of user accounts for accessing source control repositories.

Application Settings:

Manage Custom Fields:

Access Control

Manage teams, users, roles and access control settings.

Management & Orchestration

  • Policy Manager: Manage policies

  • Policy Violations: View policy violations

  • Remediation Intelligence: Manage remediation intelligence weight and rank settings

  • Analytics: View analytics results

Codebashing

Codebashing in-context eLearning platform. Codebashing is fully integrated into Checkmarx SAST so when developers encounter a security vulnerability they can activate the appropriate learning module at a single click. Once they have run through the hands-on training they get straight back to work equipped with the new knowledge to resolve the problem.

Services and Support

Checkmarx customer center with ticketing capabilities, access to the Checkmarx knowledge center and useful links to plugins, utilities and version updates.

Dashboard Menu

As a manager (Server, Company or Service Provider manager) you can view high-level information such as the state of your projects, scan status, utilization and risk and data analysis in the Dashboard Menu.

To enter the Dashboard Menu click Dashboard and select the relevant sub-menu.

Project State

The Project State window displays the status of all current projects.

  • To display the Project State window, go to Dashboard > Project State.

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The Project State window includes the following information:

  • Project Name - click on the Project Name link to view the Consolidated Project State

  • Last Scan Date

  • Team

  • LOC

  • Risk Level Score

  • Vulnerabilities (High, Medium, Low, Info and Total)

  • Last Update

  • Queue Time

  • Scan Time

  • Actions (

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    View results,

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    Create report,

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    Download scan logs)

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Notice

Projects that have not yet had scans performed on them are displayed in the Project State window with the "No SAST Scans performed" message.

Failed Scans

The failed scans window displays the status of all failed scans.

  • To display the Failed Scans window, go to Dashboard > Failed Scans.

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The Failed Scans window includes the following information:

  • Scan Date

  • Project Name

  • Initiator

  • LOC

  • Comments (as in The Queue (v8.9.0 to v9.3.0))

  • Details

  • Actions (

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    Download scan logs)

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Utilization

The Utilization window displays the status of all completed and running scans.

  • To display the Utilization window, Go to Dashboard > Utilization.

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The Utilization window includes the following information:

  • Engine State - number of scans to engine ratio

  • Queue State - number of scans in the queue and their LOC size / average waiting time

  • Projects with Longest Scans - top 3 scans in the longest waiting time category

  • Queue Load - queue load over a 7 day period:

    • The darker the blue the more in the queue

    • Empty cell with the black outline indicates currently running queue

Each widget in the Utilization window includes a time-stamp indicating the last date and time the data was last updated.

Risk State

The Risk State window displays the number of vulnerabilities and the risk score for each project.

  • To display the Risk State window, go to Dashboard > Risk State.

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The Risk State window includes the following information:

  • Projects at Highest Risk / Last 7 Days - risk score for each project by filtering option

  • Risk Trend - number of vulnerabilities by filtering option

You can filter by Team/Group, Project Name and Number of Days. Click <Apply> to confirm.

Roll-over the graph to get the project risk and vulnerabilities scores according to date.

Click Project Name to view the Project State summary.

Click the legend to display/hide the respective vulnerabilities (High, Medium, Low).

Each widget in the Risk State window includes a time-stamp indicating the last date and time the data was last updated.

Data Analysis

The Data Analysis window displays a summary analysis of multiple projects. The data can be presented in several predefined configurations and you can also create your own tables.

  • To display the Data Analysis window, go to Dashboard > Data Analysis.

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The data can be presented in several predefined configurations and you can also create your own tables.

In Template, select one of the following table configurations:

  • Project Status: Displays data for most recent projects

  • High & Medium: Displays data for projects with High or Medium severity

  • Last week OWASP Top 10: Displays all projects last week results for OWASP Top 10 queries

  • Basic: Create a pivot table from scratch. Drag and drop the relevant tab from Filter area to Column, Row or Data area

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Filter parameters by selecting Defer Layout Update to disable filtering.

Decide whether to Include result instances that have been marked as Not Exploitable.

Use the top bar to alter the Chart Type, View Mode or to Export the chart and the table to PDF or Excel file.

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To save a custom table as a template, click <Save>.