AlienVault® USM Anywhere™

Scheduling Authenticated Asset Scans

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USM Anywhere provides a simple way to include authenticated scansAuthenticated scans are performed from inside the machine using a user account with appropriate privileges. for scheduling using its web UI.

To schedule an authenticated scan job from the asset details window

  1. Go to Environment > Assets.
  2. Next to the asset name that you want to include in an asset scan, click the icon and select Full Details.
  3. Select Actions > Schedule Scan Job to open the Schedule New Job popup window.
  4. Enter a name for identifying the job.
  5. (Optional.) Enter a description.
  6. In the Select App field, select Authenticated Asset Scanner.
  7. In the App Action field, select the Scan option.
  8. The Asset field displays the name of the asset to scan. You cannot modify this field.
  9. In the Schedule field, schedule a scan to run at a set frequency. The options are Minute, Hour, Day, Week, Month, and Year. Depending on your selection, you will have different options to configure the frequency.
  10. Click Save.
  11. The job now displays in the job scheduler list.

    Note: See the Job Scheduler page for more information.

To create an authenticated scan job from the Job Scheduler page

  1. Go to Settings > Scheduler to open the Job Scheduler page.
  2. In the left navigation panel, click Asset Scans.
  3. Click Create Scan Job.
  4. Enter a name for identifying the job.
  5. (Optional.) Enter a description.
  6. In the Schedule field, select Authenticated Asset Scanner.
  7. Select a USM Anywhere Sensor in case you have more than one installed.
  8. In the App Action field, select the Scan option.
  9. In the Asset field, search for the assets to scan. You can either enter the IP address or browse assets.
  10. In the Schedule field, schedule a scan to run at a set frequency. The options are Minute, Hour, Day, Week, Month, and Year. Depending on your selection, you will have different options to configure the frequency.
  11. Click Save.
  12. The job now displays in the job scheduler list.

Note: See the Job Scheduler page for more information.