Configure Benchmark Tasks

Use a Benchmark Task to define:

  • the type of benchmark test to be run

  • the scope of the environment to be checked

  • the scheduled test frequency

  • the list of controls to be included/excluded. Use this to silence noisy or unfixable controls that you’ve determined are not useful.

Once a task has been set up, it will run tests automatically on the scheduled timeline. You can also trigger the task manually.

Create a Task

  1. Select Compliance > Benchmark|Tasks.

    The Task benchmark landing page is displayed.

  2. Click+Add Taskand define the task parameters on the New Task page:

    • Name: Create a meaningful name.

    • Schema: Select the appropriate schema type from the drop-down menu. See Types of Benchmark Schemas for details.

    • Schedule: Choose a frequency and time to run the test. Benchmarks can be scheduled Daily, Weekly or Monthly, on designated days at a specific time. A single task cannot be scheduled more frequently than once per day.

    • Scope: Choose from the available scoping options, which are auto-filtered based on the chosen schema. See also: Understanding Benchmark Scopes.

    • Custom Report: De-select any of the controls you don’t want run in the test or view in the report.

  3. Click Save.

The task will appear on the Tasks landing page along with the date and time it was last run. Click the task to review the report.

Tasks are immutable once created. You cannot change the scope, schedule, schema or filtered controls for an existing task.

Trigger a Task Manually

Rather than wait for the next scheduled time for a task to run, users can choose to run a benchmark test manually.

  1. Select Compliance > Benchmark|Tasks.

  2. On the relevant task, click the Run Now (arrow) icon.

    A notification will state that the test was successfully run.