The UpGuard Followed Vendors Page provides a complete list of all vendors being followed by an organization. The vendors are listed by name and primary internet domain, along with their currently calculated Cyber Risk CSTAR score, and the historical trend for that score over the last 30 days. The page also provides a search mechanism, alowing new vendors to be located and followed, and previously unknown (new) vendors to be added to the system.

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Online Help

The page has an integrated help system which is accessed by clicking on the ‘i’ icon.

Vendor List

The majority of this page is taken up with the display of the complete set of followed vendors for the organization. Vendors in this list fall into one of two categories: a) the vendors that are directly used by the organization, and b) the additional vendors that the organization is interested in following. vendors from category a) have a direct effect on the Cyber Risk CSTAR score for the organization. Vendors from category b) are not directly used by the organization but are of current interest to it. These may be competitors, alternate vendors to those currently being used, or a selection of organizations selected for the purpose of general monitoring or comparison.

Each of the vendors is listed along with their currently calculated Cyber Risk CSTAR score, and the historical trend for that score over the last 30 days. A single trend summary value is given, indicating by how much the CSTAR score has increased or decreased over the 30 day period and in which direction it is heading. A trend-line shows the path that the score has traced over the same 30 days to arrive at the current CSTAR score.

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Clicking on each vendor entry takes you to the Vendor Details page for that vendor where the 30-day history of the vendor’s Cyber Risk CSTAR can be viewed in detail. Each of the vendor’s managed domains is listed, along with their individual CSTAR score, and the details of each domain’s score can be investigated through the Website Details page available for each.

To view the entire list of vendors that are of interest to the organization, click on the “View all Vendors” link at the top of the vendors list. This list will display the Followed Vendors page. From here a comprehensive list of all followed vendors can be browsed, and new vendors can be found, browsed and followed.

Vendors We Use

A toggle at the top of the list allows the set of displayed vendors to be limited to those marked as being used by the organization. As stated above, these are the vendors which have a direct effect on the Cyber Risk CSTAR score for the organization.

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Just below the page’s title is a text field that allows users to search for vendors not currently in their followed list. When text is entered into the search control, results will be auto-populated showing matching vendor names and internet domains.

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Clicking on a search result takes you to the Vendor Details page for that vendor. As described above this page provides a detailed summary of the vendor’s current Cyber Risk position, as well as allowing the vendor to be followed.

If the required vendor does not appear in the search results, the vendor may be added to the system by clicking the “Create New” link. When clicked, the user is prompted to enter a primary domain for the new vendor.

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When submitted, the new vendor is added to the system, the vendor’s primary domain is scanned, and the Vendor Details page for the new vendor is displayed.