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AlienVault® USM Anywhere™

Deployment Requirements

USM Anywhere has the following general deployment requirements.

Sensor Ports and Connectivity

Before you deploy a USM Anywhere Sensor, you must configure your firewallVirtual or physical device designed to defend against unauthorized access to data, resources, or a private network. A firewall’s primary purpose is to create segregation between two or more network resources, blocking undesirable traffic between them. permissions to enable the required connectivity for the new Sensor.

Note: Initial deployment of a USM Anywhere Sensor requires that you open egress/outbound ports and protocols in the firewall for communication with USM Anywhere and AlienVault cloud resources. After the initial sensor setup, you do not need to open any external inbound ports because the USM Anywhere Sensor receives no inbound connections from outside the firewall.

Type Ports Endpoints Purpose
TCP 80 Communication from the Sensor to the USM Anywhere environment, and from AlienVault for initial setup of the Sensor

Important: Both ingress and egress are required for the initial setup of the Sensor. After the Sensor is connected, you can close all ingress for this port.

TCP 443 Communication with AlienVault for initial setup and future updates of the Sensor
TCP 443 Ongoing communication with Open Threat Exchange®
TCP 443 your USM Anywhere subdomain
Ongoing communication with USM Anywhere
SSL / TCP 7100 your USM Anywhere subdomain
Ongoing communication with USM Anywhere
UDP 123

Synch with NTP services in the AlienVault cloud

Important: A USM Anywhere Sensor deployed in AWS might require outbound access to specific AWS resources, based on the Sensor App in use. For example, the Amazon Web Services Sensor App must have the ability to connect to the AWS API (port 443). However, the actual API endpoint might be different depending on the service (such as S3 or CloudWatch).

USM Anywhere normally gives systems explicit access to the AWS API.

We also recommend that you configure outbound connectivity for port 22 and 443 to to support SSHProgram to securely log into another computer over a network, to execute commands in a remote machine, and to move files from one machine to another through SCP. communications with the USM Anywhere Remote Support server. For more information about remote technical support through the USM Anywhere Sensor console, see Troubleshooting and Remote Sensor Support.

Supported Web Browsers

USM Anywhere works best in the latest version back of the following web browsers:

  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome

Sensor-Specific Requirements

Each USM Anywhere Sensor has unique requirements. See the following topics for detailed information about these sensor-specific requirements:

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