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AlienVault® USM Anywhere™

Host System Configuration for Scans and Functions

To run an authenticated scanAuthenticated scans are performed from inside the machine using a user account with appropriate privileges. or run an AlienApp for Forensics and Response actionIn USM Anywhere you can execute an action from alarms, events, and vulnerabilities to run a scan, get forensic information, or execute a response for a configured AlienApp. for the assets in your USM Anywhere environment, you must perform a series of preparatory tasks on your host systems, specific to the operating system.

For each asset with the required configuration, you must also assign a credential set in USM Anywhere that is used for authentication on the host system. For information about these credentials, see