Create rich, interactive reports of Security Center data
Azure Monitor Workbooks provide a flexible canvas for data analysis and the creation of rich visual reports within the Azure portal. They allow you to tap into multiple data sources from across Azure, and combine them into unified interactive experiences.
Workbooks provide a rich set of capabilities for visualizing your Azure data. For detailed examples of each visualization type, see the visualizations examples and documentation.
Within Azure Security Center, you can access the built-in reports to track your organization’s security posture. You can also build custom reports to view a wide range of data from Security Center or other supported data sources.
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|Required roles and permissions:||To save workbooks, you must have at least Workbook Contributor permissions on the target resource group|
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Workbooks gallery in Azure Security Center
With the integrated Azure Workbooks functionality, Azure Security Center makes it straightforward to build your own custom, interactive reports. Security Center also includes a workbook gallery with the following reports ready for your customization:
- Secure Score Over Time - Track your subscriptions' scores and changes to recommendations for your resources
- System Updates - View missing system updates by resources, OS, severity, and more
- Vulnerability Assessment Findings - View the findings of vulnerability scans of your Azure resources
Choose one of the supplied reports or create your own.
Use the Edit button to customize any of the supplied reports to your satisfaction. When you're done editing, select Save and your changes will be saved to a new workbook.
Use the 'Secure Score Over Time' report
This report uses secure score data from your Log Analytics workspace. That data needs to be exported from the continuous export tool as described in Configure continuous export from the Security Center pages in Azure portal.
When you set up the continuous export, set the export frequency to both streaming updates and snapshots.
Snapshots get exported weekly, so you'll need to wait at least one week for the first snapshot to be exported before you can view data in this report.
To configure continuous export across your organization, use the supplied Azure Policy 'DeployIfNotExist' policies described in Configure continuous export at scale.
The secure score over time report has five graphs for the subscriptions reporting to the selected workspaces:
|Score trends for the last week and month
Use this section to monitor the current score and general trends of the scores for your subscriptions.
|Aggregated score for all selected subscriptions
Hover your mouse over any point in the trend line to see the aggregated score at any date in the selected time range.
|Recommendations with the most unhealthy resources
This table helps you triage the recommendations that have had the most resources changed to unhealthy over the selected period.
|Scores for specific security controls
Security Center's security controls are logical groupings of recommendations. This chart shows you, at a glance, the weekly scores for all of your controls.
Recommendations with the most resources that have changed state (healthy, unhealthy, or not applicable) during the selected period are listed here. Select any recommendation from the list to open a new table listing the specific resources.
Use the 'System Updates' report
This report is based on the security recommendation "System updates should be installed on your machines".
The report helps you identify machines with outstanding updates.
You can view the situation for the selected subscriptions according to:
- The list of resources with outstanding updates
- The list of updates missing from your resources
Use the 'Vulnerability Assessment Findings' report
Security Center includes vulnerability scanners for your machines, containers in container registries, and SQL servers.
Learn more about using these scanners:
- Scan your machines with the integrated VA scanner
- Scan your registry images for vulnerabilities
- Scan your SQL resources for vulnerabilities
Findings for each of these scanners are reported in separate recommendations:
- Vulnerabilities in your virtual machines should be remediated
- Vulnerabilities in Azure Container Registry images should be remediated (powered by Qualys)
- Vulnerability assessment findings on your SQL databases should be remediated
- Vulnerability assessment findings on your SQL servers on machines should be remediated
This report gathers these findings and organizes them by severity, resource type, and category.
Import workbooks from other workbook galleries
If you've built workbooks in other Azure services and want to move them into your Azure Security Center workbooks gallery:
Open the target workbook.
From the toolbar, select Edit.
From the toolbar, select </> to enter the Advanced Editor.
Copy the workbook's Gallery Template JSON.
Open workbooks gallery in Security Center and from the menu bar select New.
Select the </> to enter the Advanced Editor.
Paste in the entire Gallery Template JSON.
From the toolbar, select Save As.
Enter the required details for saving the workbook:
- A name for the workbook
- The desired region
- Subscription, resource group, and sharing as appropriate.
You'll find your saved workbook in the Recently modified workbooks category.
This article described Security Center's integrated Azure Monitor Workbooks page with built-in reports and the option to build your own custom, interactive reports.