Review Apps in the Apps Grid

The Apps Grid provides an overall view of application activity in your environment and the potential risk indicated by this traffic.

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  1. Navigate to Reporting > Core Reports > App Discovery and click one of the app labels to open the Apps Grid.
  1. Filter by label.
  • Unreviewed—The app has not yet been assigned any label.
  • Approved—The app may be used in your environment.
  • Not Approved—The app should not be approved for use in your environment.
  • Under Audit—The app is currently under review.

Note: When you set an app to Not Approved or Approved, it is not automatically blocked or allowed. Labels within the App Discovery report are used to help review apps in your environment. You must configure application settings within a policy to block apps. For more information, see Control Apps.

  1. Filter by Controllable Apps.
    You can filter the apps listed by apps that are controllable and apps that have advanced app controls.


Advanced App Controls

Advanced App Controls is not available to all Umbrella packages. These features require a Cisco Umbrella SIG Essentials subscription. To determine your current package, navigate to Admin > Licensing. For more information, see Determine Your Current Package. See also, Cisco Umbrella Packages.

  1. Filter by Risk.
    For more information on how risk is calculated, see Risk Details.
  1. Filter by category.
    For more information on app categories, see Application Categories.
  1. Filter by app type.
  • SaaS—Software as a service
  • PaaS—Platform as a service
  • IaaS—Infrastructure as a service
  1. Filter by date. The app grid will display data for 24 hours based on the date selected. The default is the current date.

Configure Columns to Display

The action menu (gear icon) provides a drop-down of options for columns displayed in the grid. You can select what columns you want to display and rearrange the order by dragging and dropping the column fields, then click Apply.

  • App Type—The type of app: SaaS, PaaS or IaaS.
  • Blocked DNS Requests—The percentage of DNS requests blocked by Umbrella, based on policy configurations.
  • Blocked Web Traffic—The percentage of all traffic blocked.
  • DNS Requests—The number of DNS requests for this app.
  • First Detected—The date the app was fist detected.
  • Identities—The number of identities affected by the app. Click this number to view the app's details and the list of identities with requests for that app.
  • Inbound Web Traffic—Bytes inbound.
  • Last Detected—The date the app was last detected.
  • Outbound Web Traffic—Bytes outbound.
  • Total Web Traffic—The total number of bytes inbound and outbound for this app in your environment.
  • Vendor—The vendor that owns the app.
  • Weighted Risk—The risk the app poses to the environment.

View the Highest Risk Apps < Review Apps in the Apps Grid > View App Details