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Console Overview

In the previous section, Initial Configuration, we did our first data classification schedule. Now let's take a closer look at the rest of the console. The following sections will walk you through each area of the console and what you can expect from it. The goal, in general, has been to make the classifying of your objects simple and straight forward. At this time, the console is simple to get around with left side and top navigation. The left side will take you between the main Dashboard view, Schedules page, the Configuration options and the User Management area. While the top allows for in-place upgrades, your account management and Group switching.

Dashboard Review

The Dashboard view is the window into your classifying status. It is made up of five main parts: Top Row Informational widgets, Total GBs Classified chart, Total Objects Classified chart, Total Objects with Findings chart and the Bucket Protection Status chart. Right after completing the initial configuration and enabling one bucket within the same region as the console, your Dashboard view could look as follows:

Dashboard initial configuration DC

Top Row Informationals

The top row of widgets gives you a quick view to specific details around your environment. Whereas the charts below it give you more realtime views, the top row gives you the aggregate totals for the time slices for Total Data Classified and Total Objects Classified along with the total number of accounts protected within this deployment and total number of classification results found in the last 24 hours. Each informational is clickable. The Total Data Classified and Total Objects Classified will pop open the totals for each time slice. What is shown on the main page for those two are lifetime totals. The Total Active Accounts will redirect you to the Linked Accounts page. The Total Active Accounts tells you all the linked accounts you have setup and whether they are actively being protected. The Classification Results (24hr) will redirect you to the Classification Results page. The Classification Results (24hr) shows you the matching and error file counts.

To see what it looks like, click between the tabs just below:

Top Row Widgets DC

Overview / Detailed Chart Information

The charts can give you high-level information or slightly more detailed information. This toggle is what determines what the charts will show. For example, in the Total GBs Classified the Overview option will simply show a total number of GBs that have been classified in the time slice selected. While the Detailed option will reflect the breakdown of the 3 classification types (event, retro and API).
Overview Detailed toggle

Time Window

You centrally control the time window the charts should reflect. The default is a 24 hour view when landing on the page. You can drop that to one hour or extend it out to cover a greater period of time. Custom allows you to specify a particular window of time that may not conform to the default selections.
Time Window selections

Total GBs Classified Chart

This chart represents the number of gigabytes scanned across all enabled buckets and regions (and linked accounts). You can track the number of gigabytes in 6 time slices: 1 hour, 24 hour, 7 day, 30 day, 90 day and custom range from the central time window picker.

To see what it looks like, click between the tabs just below:

Total GB Classified

Total GB Classified

Total Objects Classified Chart

The number of objects or files scanned across all enabled buckets and regions (and linked accounts). You can track the number of objects / files in 6 time slices: 1 hour, 24 hour, 7 day, 30 day, 90 day and custom range from the central time window picker.

To see what it looks like, click between the tabs just below:

Total Objects Classified

Total Objects Classified

Total Number of Objects With Findings

The number of objects or files found to be matching classified data or that return error (could not classify) across all enabled buckets and regions (and linked accounts). You can track the number of matching / error files in 6 time slices: 1 hour, 24 hour, 7 day, 30 day, 90 day and custom range from the central time window picker.

Note

Exceeded File Size files are currently only those over 2gb in size.

Password protected files and encrypted files are logged as unclassifiable.

If you work with a lot of these types of files please Contact Us and we'll work with you to get this sorted out.

To see what it looks like, click between the tabs just below:

Total Matching and Error Objects

Total Matching and Error Objects

Bucket Protection Status

A by-region view of all of the buckets in your account and their current enabled status. If they are enabled for scanning by the console you are connected to, they will show in green. If they are enabled for scanning by another Cloud Storage Security Console, the will show in purple. If they are not enabled for scanning by any console, they will show in red.

To see what it looks like, click between the tabs just below:

Bucket Protection Status

Bucket Protection Status

Populated Dashboard Example

Once you've been running the product for a while, your dashboard may look as follows:
Dashboard data


Last update: May 20, 2022