About Dashboards

Dashboards provide real-time visibility into your organization’s Internet traffic. Multiple dashboards provide different views, so you can track Internet usage and quickly take action when you see anomalous trends or security threats. Each dashboard contains widgets that present data in interactive charts, so you can instantly jump from a chart to individual transactions.

You can view and edit dashboards, depending on your role permission and scope. A dashboard or widget displays the message View Restricted when you do not have the appropriate permissions to view its content.

NOTE: When you customize a dashboard, the changes are accessible only to you.

The Zscaler service provides predefined dashboards. The portal displays the dashboards and widgets according to your organization’s subscriptions. For example, if your organization has a subscription to the web security service only, you can see dashboards and widgets that report on web traffic, but not those that report on mobile traffic. You can customize the predefined dashboards, if you have the appropriate permissions.

Note that by default, user-related widgets include locations and users. You can exclude locations by creating new or editing existing widgets and using the Exclude Location filter. This filter applies to all user-related widgets except for widgets in the default Security dashboard. To learn more, see How do I exclude locations in user-related reports?

When you log out, the service remembers the last dashboard you viewed and displays it when you log back in.

TIP: Go to Administration > Settings > My Profile to enable the dashboards to automatically refresh every 15 minutes. See How do I customize my admin account settings?

The following sections describe the predefined dashboards.

Predefined Dashboards

This dashboard provides a high-level view of your organization's Web traffic.

  • The Cloud Application Classes widget displays the volume of traffic for each cloud application class.
  • The Top URL Categories widget displays the number of transactions for the top URL categories.
  • The Top Users widget lists users by bandwidth usage.
  • The Social Networking Applications widget displays the number of transactions for the top applications in the Social Networking application class.
  • The Streaming Media Applications widget displays the bandwidth usage for the top streaming media and file share sites that were accessed by your users.
  • The Top Advanced Threats widget lists the number of transactions that were blocked due to threats in the Advanced Threats category.

The service classifies threats into two classes: Viruses and Spyware, and Advanced Threats. This dashboard provides data about the various threats that were blocked by the service in each class.

  • The Viruses & Spyware widget, the Advanced Threats widget, and the Sandbox widget provide an overview of the types of threats that were blocked over the selected time period. 
  • The Top Users/Locations for Viruses & Spyware widget, the Top Users/Locations for Advanced Threats, and the Top Users/Locations for Sandbox flags users and locations whose transactions were blocked due to each type of threat. 

This dashboard provides visibility into the browsing activity of your organization.

  • The Web Browsing Trend widget provides the browsing activity trend of your users for each URL class in the selected time period.
  • The Web Browsing Summary widget displays the number of transactions in the selected time period for each URL class.
  • The Top URL Categories widget displays the number of transactions for each URL category.
  • The Top Users widget lists the users with the most browsing activity, from the user with the most number of transactions to the least.
  • The Top Blocked URL Categories widget displays the number of attempts to access URL categories that were blocked due to the configured URL policies.
  • The Top Blocked Users widget lists the users with the most blocked transactions.

This dashboard provides visibility into the cloud applications used by your organization.

  • The Cloud Applications Trend widget gives you an idea of the cloud applications that were used over the selected time period. Zscaler has partnered with Skyhigh, CloudLock, and CipherCloud to provide a risk profile for each application. To see the risk scores provided by Skyhigh, CloudLock, and CipherCloud as well as the aggregated score provide by Zscaler, point to a cloud app in the widget. Hover over Skyhigh, CloudLock, or CipherCloud to expand them and view the data. You can also download the data as a CSV file for further analysis. Note that this information is available on the dashboard and as a CSV file only. It is not not available in logs.

Screenshot of Cloud Applications Trend widget for Zscaler Cloud Applications dashboard

  • The Social Networking Applications widget displays the number of transactions for the top applications in the Social Networking application class.
  • The Social Networking Users widget lists the top users of these applications by number of transactions.
  • The Streaming & File Share Applications widget displays the bandwidth used by the top applications in this class.
  • The Streaming & File Share Users widget lists the top users of these applications by bandwidth usage.

This dashboard provides visibility into the traffic from your organization's mobile devices.

  • The Mobile Device Platform Traffic Trend widget displays the traffic trend for each mobile device type.
  • The Mobile App Category Traffic Pattern widget displays the activity in each mobile application category.
  • The Mobile App Traffic Pattern widget displays the activity for each mobile app.
  • The Mobile App Category Summary widget displays the number of transactions for each mobile application category.
  • The Top Mobile Users widget displays the top users of mobile devices.
  • The Top Blocked Mobile Users lists the users who may have violated policies.

This dashboard provides data about the DNS traffic of your organization.

  • The Top IP Domain Categories widget displays the number of transactions for each URL category.
  • The Top Blocked IP Domain Categories widget displays the number of attempts to access URL categories that were blocked due to the configured URL policies.
  • The Top Users widget lists the users with the most browsing activity, from the user with the most number of transactions to the least.
  • The Top Blocked Rules Hit widget lists the DNS policy rules that were enforced when traffic was blocked.
  • The Top Blocked Users widget lists the users with the most blocked transactions due to the DNS policy.

This dashboard provides data about the firewall traffic of your organization.

  • The Top Applications widget displays the network applications that were used.
    • Note that by default, the widget does not display internal apps and apps that have not been identified by the Zscaler firewall.
    • To add the excluded apps, edit the widget. Then edit the Network Application filter and select the apps from the list.
  • The Top Network Services widget displays the network services that were used.
  • The Top Users widget lists the users with the most browsing activity, from the user with the most number of transactions to the least.
  • The Top Blocked Rules Hit widget lists the firewall policy rules that were enforced when traffic was blocked.
  • The Top Blocked Users widget lists the users with the most blocked transactions due to the firewall policy.

This dashboard provides real-time visibility into your organization's bandwidth usage.

  • The Total Bandwidth Consumption widget displays your organization's bandwidth usage (in bits per second) in a trend chart. By default, the dashboard displays bandwidth usage for the past 24 hours. You can choose a different time frame from the menu. When you choose 30 days as the time frame, the widget displays the 95th percentile trend line, which is is based on the 95th percentile of inbound or outbound traffic; whichever is highest. From the 30-day view, you can drill down to a 5-minute view right on the chart. Note that the Total Bandwidth Consumption widget displays the 95th percentile trend line only 30 days after the Bandwidth Control policy has been enabled.

Screenshot of the Bandwidth Control dashboard for Zscaler

  • The Top Throttled Locations widget displays locations with the most throttled transactions and their corresponding throttled bandwidth.
  • The Top Bandwidth Classes widget displays the top five bandwidth classes by bandwidth usage.
  • The Top Bandwidth Locations widget displays the top locations with the highest bandwidth.
  • The Bandwidth Control Rules widget displays the rules that used the maximum bandwidth.

This dashboard provides real-time visibility into your organizations’ Office 365 traffic.

  • The Total Office Traffic Volume widget displays the total volume of traffic for each Office 365 application.
  • The Office 365 App Traffic Volume widget displays the bandwidth usage for the top Office 365 applications that were accessed by your users.
  • The Top Office 365 Locations widget displays the top locations with the highest bandwidth.
  • The Top Office 365 Users widget lists the top users of these applications by bandwidth usage.
  • The Total Traffic Volume widget displays the overall bandwidth usage for all applications.
  1. View another dashboard. Hover over the Dashboard tab to list the dashboards, then click the dashboard you want to view.
  2. Change the title of the dashboard. A dashboard title can contain up to 50 characters. Click the title of the dashboard and enter a new name. Click anywhere outside of the title field to save the change.
  3. Choose a different time frame from the menu. By default, dashboards display data for the last 24 hours. The time frame is retained when you navigate to other dashboards. 
    NOTE: The Bandwidth Control dashboard is the only dashboard that offers a a 30-day time frame.
  4. Hide or show all notes. See How do I add notes to the Dashboard and Interactive Reports?
  5. Reset the dashboard to its original settings. Note that you lose any changes you made, including new widgets that you created.
  6. Add a note to the dashboard. See How do I add notes to the Dashboard and Interactive Reports?
  7. Create a new widget. A dashboard can contain up to 12 widgets. See What is a widget?
  8. View, edit, delete, resize, and move the widgets that the dashboard contains. See What is a widget?
  9. Edit or delete a note. See How do I add notes to the Dashboard and Interactive Reports?
  10. Roll over a chart to obtain more information about an item, click it and select one of the following: 
    • View Logs to see its associated logs.
      Note that the View Logs option is not available for charts that display secure browsing class, data or status, because they only use samples as their data units. See Viewing Web Logs, for example.
    • Analyze Chart to view the chart in the Analytics tab where you can interactively drill down to the logs. See Analyzing Traffic Using Insights.
    • Note that a widget displays the top five items and groups everything else under Other. Click Show Details to see the items that were grouped under OtherSee image.
  11. View the Weblog time, which appears at the bottom of every window. The Nanolog servers collect the logs of all users worldwide, and then consolidates and correlates them. The Weblog time displays the date and time of the logs that are being processed by the Nanolog servers.

Screenshot of the Dashboard and tasks 

Screenshot of Other slice from Zscaler widget pie chart