SCCM software update dashboard.

The dashboard displays information available in the SCCM database and visually paints a picture from 7 different views.

Executive view

The executive view gives the customer their environments overall compliance figures. It also provides a breakdown of machines with compliance less than 80% [Red], greater than 80% [Yellow] and greater than 93% [Green].

The monthly view shows the compliance of the machines for the patches that were released on a month by month basis – Microsoft on an average release 6 to 10 updates a month.

patch view

Compliance reporting from the perspective of individual security updates. The dashboard also has the ability to drill down into each element and list all the compliant and non-compliant machines.

machine view

Compliance reporting from the perspective of individual machines. The dashboard also has the ability to drill down into each element and list all the compliant and non-compliant security updates.

operating system view

Compliance reporting based on Window Server and Desktop operating systems. This view helps organisations understand which of their operating systems are more secure and which are’int.

severity view

This is a view based on the severity of an update on a machine(s). This view hosts, 4 quadrants. The elements in the lower left quadrant are updates on machines which have a high compliance percentage, but the updates themselves are not very important or severe.

The elements in the upper left quadrant are high severity security updates with high compliance figures. All green, all safe, all happy.

The elements in the lower right quadrant are low severity security updates with low or very low compliance percentages. These by Topazix standards need not be addressed immediately but have to remediated at some point.

Finally the elements in the top right most quadrant needs immediate attention and requires a rapid response. These are high severity security updates and the compliance for those security updates are either low or very low.

The bigger the bubble the longer the update(s) have been around. The bigger bubble updates need to applied immediately.

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