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As the modern digital application world keeps evolving and innovative, organizations are faced with an overwhelming amount of data coming from various sources. Navigating through this sea of data can be a daunting task, often leading to confusion and inefficiency in decision-making processes. Making sense of this data and extracting valuable insights is crucial in choosing the right decisions for protecting the applications and boosting their performance. This is where dashboards come to the rescue. Dashboards are powerful visual tools of consolidated results of complex data sets into user-friendly, interactive displays, offering a comprehensive overview of key metrics, trends, and insights in one place.
By grouping different types of service details into visuals like graphs, charts, tables, and metrics, and displaying those visuals on a single page, dashboards provide valuable insights. They help users to review the summary on a regular basis which focusses on highlighting the key issues, security risks and current business trends. They provide users with quick and easy-to-understand real time insights with analysis. They can also be made interactive by providing advanced options of global search and filters to view the data that best suits each user’s needs.
In a nutshell, "Dashboards are like canvas of your business data – offering a panoramic view of your applications data landscape which illuminates the hidden insights that drive application security decisions."
In this dashboards overview article, we will walk you through some of the enhanced F5 Distributed Cloud (XC) dashboards and their key insights.
You can explore more about security dashboards in simulator by clicking this link: https://simulator.f5.com/s/xc-dashboards.
App Connect is a L7 full proxy service using the F5 Global Network to provide apps with effective local connectivity. App Connect dashboards focus on details of how an app is connected both internally and externally by visualizing traffic ingress to the front end and egress to each service endpoint. This service also joined the trend by serving rich dashboards focused on application delivery. Application owners can now observe and take action on applications delivered across their multi-cloud network with a dashboard focused on applications and performance. Performance dashboard shows details like HTTP & TCP traffic overview, throughput, top load balancers, etc. Application dashboard focusses on load balancers health, active alerts, list of existing load balancers.
When it comes to content delivery, performance plays a major role in smoother application streamlining. So, by keeping this in in picture, XC console has released CDN performance dashboard which features the cache hit ratio, allowing network operators and app owners to optimize the regional delivery of content that can be cached. They also show existing CDN distributions along with their metrics like requests count, Data transfer, etc.
Note: This is our first overview article on XC dashboards series and stay tuned for our upcoming articles on these newly implemented rich dashboards.
Dashboards are highly recommended tools to visualize data in a simple and clear way. In this article, we have provided some insights on newly enhanced rich security dashboards of important features which are helpful to users in identifying application concerns and taking necessary actions.
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