In this article, you will find an overview of the Orca onboarding process and links to additional resources to guide you through the process for each supported cloud provider. We’ve also included an introduction to the Orca dashboard, the starting point for navigating the Orca UI.
- Connect Orca to your cloud provider
- Dashboard overview
- Notifications panel (beta)
- Invite other users
- Additional recommended reading
Connect Orca to your cloud provider
Orca supports the three major cloud platforms: AWS, GCP, and Azure. Follow the written step-by-step onboarding articles to connect Orca to your cloud service provider. You can also watch video walkthroughs for GCP and Azure.
Initial scan time will vary and may take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. We recommend that you wait at least 24 hours after onboarding a new account before reviewing the results of your first scan. Subsequent scans take significantly less time.
Amazon Web Services onboarding
Written article: AWS Account Onboarding (SaaS Deployment)
Written article: AWS Account Onboarding (In-Account Deployment)
Written article: AWS Multiple Accounts Onboarding (SaaS Deployment)
Google Cloud Platform Onboarding
Written article: GCP Account Onboarding (SaaS Deployment)
Written article: GCP Multiple Accounts (Projects) Onboarding (SaaS Deployment)
Microsoft Azure Onboarding
Written article: Azure Account Onboarding (SaaS Deployment)
The first screen you see when logging into Orca is the Dashboard ( icon), which summarizes your organization’s security posture, including asset metrics, alerts, and major risks. The dashboard also displays the top 5 security issues based on the selected major risks category located on the left side of the UI. (Top 5 Malware in this case).
Learn more about navigating the Orca User Interface.
Don't worry if your Dashboard looks different. This image is from our Demo account, which provides several examples of security issues and the associated alerts.
The left panel of the dashboard dynamically displays Orca alert categories. The first category is selected by default, and the top 5 alerts from that category are shown in the cards to the right. These alerts are sorted by severity, so the dashboard automatically surfaces your highest security risks.
The Inventory section gives you the total count of your cloud assets by asset type. Here, you can click on each asset type to se the complete list, or you can perform a custom search within an asset type. After finalizing a search, users can export asset metadata by clicking the export shortcut located in the top right corner of the UI.
The Alerts section is where we show you the findings from our scanning and analysis. Alerts have four risk categories:
|Compromise||Alerts for malicious code or activity present on the asset.|
|Imminent Compromise||Alerts where assets are at a high risk of being compromised based on our findings and a potentially viable external attack vector.|
|Hazardous||Alerts where the asset is at high risk, however, there is no known exploit or the asset cannot be reached externally.|
|Informational||Alerts with no clear attack vector and pose minimal risk to the organization, thus are deemed informational.|
The left panel of the dashboard will dynamically display the categories of Alerts from Orca's findings. The first category is selected by default, and the top 5 alerts from that category are shown in the cards to the right. These alerts are sorted by severity, so the dashboard will automatically surface your highest security risks first.
Notifications panel (beta)
The notifications panel will notify you of specific system events, including manually initiated asset scans, manually initiated account scans, and initial scans after onboarding a new cloud account.
- Access the Notifications panel by clicking the bell icon from the main menu on the left.
- You can Dismiss All currently shown notifications at once.
- Show or hide groups of notifications by expanding or collapsing notification categories.
- Dismiss individual notifications from the vertical ellipsis menu in the upper-right corner of the notification card.
Invite other users
Now that you are familiar with the Orca dashboard, you should consider adding new users to your account.
Additional recommended reading
- I’ve Added an Account. When Should I See Results?
- What Happens during Onboarding when the First Scan Is Initiated?
- How Often Does Orca Scan?
- How Can I Manually Initiate a Scan?
- How Do I Use Filters with Alerts?
- How do I Use Filters with Assets?
- How Can I View Reports and Export Data from Orca?
- Do You Have an API? How Can I Use It?