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Welcome to the nevisReports documentation.

nevisReports Glossary

Defines the terms used in the nevisReports reference and development guide.

ACAAThe ACAA (Adaptive Context-Aware Authentication) module is an extension for nevisAuth to evaluate and asses historic information during each login.
App serverHosts one or more applications (virtual or physical hardware).
ApplicationBusiness applicationFor example, web mail or shopping application.
AttackSee threat.
BeatsBeats is the platform for single-purpose data shippers. They install as lightweight agents and send data from hundreds or thousands of machines to Logstash or Elasticsearch. The nevisAppliance has filebeat installed by default to ship the logfiles to nevisReports.
CatalogJasperReports zip file which contain JasperReports artifacts like JRXML, images, jars, etc.
ElasticElastic Stack for details.
ElasticsearchElasticsearch is a distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine capable of solving a growing number of use cases. As the heart of the Elastic Stack, it centrally stores your data so you can discover the expected and uncover the unexpected. It is used by nevisReports to store event and stats data.
FilebeatA data shipper that operates on files, part of the Beats platform. Installed by default on all nevisAppliance images to send logfiles to nevisReports.
HostDNS domain name visible to end users inside the web browser.
JasperReportsAn open-source technology toolkit in Java to build reports from a variety of datasources. It also specifies an XML description language (JRXML) to write reports and their formatting the outputs.
JasperReports Server (JRS)A server component from TIBCO to run and manage JasperReports in a web application, including Dashboards, management and scheduled reports. The web frontend of nevisReports is built on top of JasperReports Server Pro.
JaspersoftSee TIBCO.
JRXMLThe XML description language to write JasperReports in. See JasperReports.
LogstashLogstash is an open source, server-side data processing pipeline that ingests data from a multitude of sources simultaneously, transforms it, and then sends it to Elasticsearch.
Nevis componentThe Nevis Security Suite consists of several products and components. Nevis components offer more functionality for one or several Nevis products, but are not stand-alone products themselves, such as nevisLogRend, nevisMeta, nevisWorkflow, nevisDataPorter, nevisAgent, nevisKeybox, and nevisCred.
Nevis productThe Nevis Security Suite consists of five products and several components. The five products are nevisProxy, nevisAuth, nevisIDM, nevisReports and nevisAdmin. Each product performs specific tasks and has dedicated features within Nevis and can be purchased and maintained as a stand-alone solution (except for nevisAdmin).
Nevis environmentA set of connected Nevis products and components (in one stage, e.g. production). For example, a number of nevisProxy, nevisAuth, nevisIDM instances installed on various servers, which work together to provide WAF and IAM functionality.
(Nevis) server(Virtual) machine hosting one or more Nevis products and components.
RequestHTTP request processed by a nevisProxy instance, often passed on through an application.
TenantAlso called client in nevisIDM. To avoid confusion with other uses of client (for e.g., browser or end user), in nevisReports this is called tenant.
ThreatA potentially malicious request that was detected and mitigated by nevisProxy or other Nevis components (e.g. ACAA).
TIBCOThe company behind JasperReports Server and Jaspersoft Studio Pro. nevisReports is based on their commercial JasperReports Server Pro product.
TrafficData volume processed by nevisProxy instances.
UserEnd user accessing applications or authenticating via Nevis.