Health Meter Widget

Use this widget to display a health meter based on selected indicators and criteria.

To learn about adding this widget to your dashboard, go to Managing Widgets.

Figure 1. Health Meter Widget Example

Health is based on the percentage of "unhealthy" indicators. Add indicators to monitor and then edit their settings for when to mark them as unhealthy.

Scores have the following values and labels:

Score Label

Description

Meter Color

Default Score Range

Unhealthy

Only a small percentage of indicators are healthy. Review unhealthy indicators now.

Red

0 to 40

Attention

Most indicators are healthy, but a significant number of indicators are unhealthy. Review unhealthy indicators soon.

Yellow

41 to 80

Healthy

Most indicators are healthy.

Green

81 to 100

No indicators

No indicators have been added. Add indicators to monitor.

Gray

n/a

By default, the widget marks indicators as "unhealthy" () at 10% of total user and endpoint combinations. Optionally, mark indicators as unhealthy by customizing thresholds.

See table Add or Edit Indicator Tasks.

Configuring

Tip:

To improve accuracy for endpoints without a policy, select Improve widget accuracy for endpoints without a policy on the Widget Settings screen. See table Health Meter Widget Configuration Tasks.

Go to Dashboard and then select Widget Settings from the menu on the top-right of the widget to do the following tasks:

Table 1. Health Meter Widget Configuration Tasks

Task

Steps

Improve accuracy for endpoints without a policy.

Select Improve accuracy for endpoints without a policy.

Selecting this option updates the Logging > Log the following actions setting to Any for endpoints without a policy. Logs will then include any application start or access except the following:

  • Applications in the Windows directory

  • Operating System applications considered safe by Certified Safe Software

Note:

Selecting this option modifies the default policy and may generate large log files and substantially increase network data transfers. Therefore, this setting is only available to administrator accounts. See About Account Roles.

Adjust health meter.

Under Health meter adjustment, drag the sliders to configure the score ranges for widget score labels and their corresponding meter colors.

For example:

  • Drag the left slider to 40 to trigger the label "Unhealthy" and turn the meter red for scores 40 and lower.

  • Drag the right slider to 80 to trigger the label "Healthy" and turn the meter green for scores higher than 80.

Using these example settings, scores from 41 to 80 trigger the label "Attention" and turn the meter yellow.

Reset widget.

Select Reset.

The following widget settings are reset to their default values:

  • Title

  • Health meter adjustment

Added indicators and other settings are not reset.

Go to Dashboard, locate this widget, and then click Edit to do the following indicator-related tasks. After completing tasks, click Done.

Table 2. Health Meter Widget Indicator Tasks

Task

Steps

Add new indicator.

  1. Click Add Indicator.

    The Add Indicator screen appears.

  2. Select a template, optionally customize settings, and then click Save.

    See table Add or Edit Indicator Tasks.

Edit indicator.

  1. Click the indicator in the list.

    The Edit Indicator screen appears.

  2. Customize settings, and then click Save.

    See table Add or Edit Indicator Tasks.

Delete indicator.

Click to the left of the indicator and then click Delete.

Table 3. Add or Edit Indicator Tasks

Task

Steps

Name indicator.

Under Title, type a name.

Tip:

Leave this field blank to allow Endpoint Application Control to name the indicator based on your configuration.

Select template.

Under Template, select a template.

See About Templates.

Edit period.

Under Period, select a period for indicator data.

Set "unhealthy" () threshold.

Under Mark as unhealthy, type the minimum number of user and endpoint combinations that have logged one or more instances of events that match the indicator during the specified period.

The widget stores and uses the percentage threshold. If the total number of user and endpoint combinations increases or decreases, the widget adjusts the minimum number threshold displayed according to the stored percentage threshold.

The icon displays in the Matches column if the percentage of matches is equal to or more than the threshold.

About Templates

This widget includes customizable templates for the following indicators:

"Template"

"Log type"

"Period" (Default)

Applications started but not in the Certified Safe Software List

Policy actions

7 days

Applications started with AIR Scores lower than 2 stars

Policy actions

7 days

Applications started with no policy applied to endpoint

Policy actions

7 days

Applications started with no rule matching the application

Policy actions

7 days

Applications started with very low Global Usage

Policy actions

7 days