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Editing the Assets

  Role Availability   Read-Only   Analyst   Manager
  1. Navigate to ENVIRONMENT > ASSETS.
  2. Click the blue chevron icon () located next to the asset name you want to edit and select Configure Asset.
  3. Modify the data you need to.
    Field descriptions for the Edit Asset Details page
    Field Name Description
    Name Name identifying the asset. This field is required
    Description A short description for the assetAn IP-addressable host, including but not limited to network devices, virtual servers, and physical servers.
    Sensor SensorSensors are deployed into an on-premises, cloud, or multi-cloud environment to collect log and other security-related data. This data is normalized and then securely forwarded to USM Anywhere for analysis and correlation. to associate with the asset
    IP Address IP address assigned to the asset
    MAC Address MAC AddressA unique numeric value assigned by the manufacturer to identify a specific network device or computer, which allows communication over networks. Note that a device’s MAC address can be manipulated. assigned to the asset


    Fully Qualified Domain Name
    Icon Symbol that represents the asset
    Asset Type Device type that identifies the asset. Select an option from the list, see USM Accepted Asset Types
    Agent Profile You can assign an agent profile to the asset. See Assigning AlienVault Agent Configuration Profiles. This field displays if the agent is connected and if your user has the role of Manager.
    Prevent Remote Scanning Select this field to avoid remote scanning. This option displays or not depending on the sensor
    Compliance Scope Add the asset to PCI and/or HIPAA. See Working with Assets and PCI DSS and USM Anywhere Compliance Templates for further information
    Other Asset Fields

    Asset fields created by the user. The fields that are system defaults will not be displayed. See Managing Asset Fields

  1. Click Save.
USM Accepted Asset Types
Asset Type Name Description
General purpose General purpose operating systemsSoftware that manages computer hardware resources and provides common services for computer programs. Examples include Microsoft Windows, Macintosh OS X, UNIX, and Linux. like Linux and Windows.
Bridge A bridge combines two or more subnetworks into one. With a bridge this happens at a lower level than with a router. This category also includes things like Ethernet-to-serial bridges.

Broadband router

Devices in this category connect a network to the Internet through cable, ADSL, and fiber optics. Some of these devices provide network address translation, a 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., portEndpoint of a communication stream identified by a unique integer number. Only one process per machine can listen on the same port number. forwarding, or other services.
Firewall A firewall controls what traffic is allowed into or out of a network. Some also have additional capabilities. This category does not include general-purpose operating systems that happen to come with a firewall, but it does include OS distributions purpose-built to work only as a firewall.
Game console A video game console like the Xbox or PlayStation.
Hub A hub joins network segments by re-broadcasting all traffic. Hubs are distinct from switches, which selectively transmit packets only to relevant destinations.
Load balancer A device that distributes inbound traffic to multiple devices to ease the load on those devices.
Media device This category includes all kinds of audiovisual equipment, including portable music players, home audio systems, TVs, and projectors.
PBX A private branch exchange, or PBX, routes telephone calls within a private organization and connects them to the public telephone network or VoIP.
PDA A handheld computer. Devices that are also telephones go in the "phone" category.
Phone A network-capable telephone that is not a VoIP phone. Devices in this category are typically mobile phones.
Power-device Miscellaneous power devices like uninterruptable power supplies and surge protectors.
Printer Network-enabled printers, including printers with an embedded print server.
Print server A print server connects a printer to a network. Printers that contain their own print server go in the "printer" category instead.
Proxy serverComputer that acts as an intermediary for requests from computers seeking resources from other servers. Any kind of proxy, including web proxies and other servers that cache data or understand high-level protocols.
Remote management Devices that allow servers or other equipment to be monitored or managed remotely.
Router Routers connect multiple networks. They are distinct from hubs and switches because they route packets between different networks as opposed to extending one network.
Security-misc Any security device that doesn't fall into the “firewall” category belongs in this category. This includes intrusion detectionSecurity system capability that attempts to detect actions that may compromise the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of a resource. and prevention systems.
Specialized The catch-all category. If a device doesn't fall into one of the other categories, it is specialized. Examples in this category are diverse and include such things as clocks, oscilloscopes, climate sensors, and more.
Storage-misc Data storage devices like tape decks and network-attached storage appliances.
Switch A device that extends a network by selectively re-broadcasting packets. Switches are distinct from hubs, which broadcast all packets.
Telecom-misc Devices used by telephone systems that are not PBXs, like voicemail and ISDN systems.
Terminal A device with a keyboard and monitor with the primary purpose of communicating directly with a terminal server or mainframe.
Terminal server A device providing terminal facilities to clients over a network.
VoIP adapter A device that converts between voice over IP (VoIP) protocols and normal telephone traffic. Also may convert different VoIP protocols.
VoIP phone A phone capable of a VoIP protocol.
WAP Wireless access points offer a wireless connection to a network. Most work with radio technology like 802.11b but some use infra-red or something else. Devices that could also be put in another category, like wireless broadband routers, are put in the WAP category because WAPs require special network considerations.
Webcam Any kind of camera that stores or transmits pictures or video. This includes everything from consumer webcams to security system cameras.