Overview of the Dashboard

The Dashboard provides general information and displays a list of all servers in the server group currently being administered, as well as statistics and graphs for the selected server. You can see which services are running on a server, and whether updating is working correctly. Also displayed is information about email throughput, e.g. message volume and top viruses, and quarantine database size. The information on the dashboard is refreshed automatically every 2 minutes.

Click Dashboard.

By default, the first server in the list is selected and the servers are listed in alphabetical order on the dashboard, unless one or more registers a system failure. In this case, the System Status traffic light becomes red, the faulty server is marked with a warning icon, and the server is displayed at the top of the list.

System console

For each server, the System console panel displays the following information:

  • Whether transport scanning is Running, Stopped (by user) or Unavailable. If the scanning is unavailable, an alert is displayed.
  • Whether Exchange store scanning is Running, Stopped (by user) or Unavailable. If the scanning is unavailable, an alert is displayed.
  • Whether the last update succeeded, and if so, the time and date it took place. If it did not succeed, an alert is displayed.
  • Whether there is a virus outbreak in progress, and if so, in which area of the server.

Summary statistics for today

Summary statistics for the selected server for the current day (since midnight) are displayed in the Summary statistics for today panel. It covers transport (SMTP) scanning, Exchange store scanning, and information about the quarantine database.

Transport (SMTP) scanning

The current day's transport scanning statistics are displayed as follows:

  • Message volume
  • Virus volume
  • Spam volume
  • Average daily message volume
  • Top viruses.

Exchange store scanning statistics

The current day's Exchange store scanning statistics are displayed as follows:

  • Attachments processed
  • Viruses detected

Quarantine database statistics

The current day's quarantine database statistics are displayed as follows:

  • Quarantine database size
  • Quarantine folder size

Data flow graphs

The graphs for message volume, percentages of spam by volume, percentages of viruses by volume, and quarantined data show the data flow since mid-night. There are two lines; the blue line shows the mail flow since mid-night and the green line shows the average per hour data, for all data held in the database. If, for instance, you configured PureMessage for Microsoft Exchange to keep data for reporting purposes for 30 days, the green line will show the average data flow per hour over the last 30 days.

  • If you have just installed PureMessage for Microsoft Exchange, and an update has not yet taken place, then the Last updated time is shown as unknown. To force an update, right-click on the shield icon on the task bar and choose the Update now option.
  • If you have an Exchange 2007 or Exchange 2010 Edge Transport server installed in the perimeter network in an Exchange 2013 environment, the Attachment Filter agent is available on the Edge Transport server by default. The agent filters out email messages based on file name and email content type. As a consequence, emails containing certain attachments may not reach PureMessage for Microsoft Exchange (and their intended recipients) in their original form. This could affect the detected viruses, content or spam score that PureMessage for Microsoft Exchange detects for that message. For more information, see Appendix A: Using an Exchange Edge Transport server for attachment filtering.