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Searching for Assets

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USM Anywhere includes several filters displayed by default. These filters allow you to search for your items of interest. You can either filter your search, or type what you are looking for in the search box, in the upper left-hand corner of the page.

Note: The management of filters is similar to that for assets. See Managing Filters for more information.

See To add or delete filters from the Search and Filters area for further information.

Filters displayed by default in the main Assets page
Filter Name Meaning
Advanced Search Use this filter for searching a specific value of a field. See Advanced Search on Assets for further information
Stats Filter assetsAn IP-addressable host, including but not limited to network devices, virtual servers, and physical servers. having eventsAny traffic or data exchange detected by AlienVault products through a Sensor, or through external devices such as a firewall., alarmsAlarms provide notification of an event or sequence of events that require attention or investigation., vulnerabilities or configuration issuesAn identified configuration of software deployed, or features of software in use, which is known to be insecure.
Sensor Filter assets by the associated 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.
Asset Origin Type Filter assets by who added the asset to the system
Group Membership Filter assets by the associated group
Instance Type (Only for AWS sensor). Filter assets by AWSSuite of cloud computing services from Amazon that make up an on-demand computing platform. instance type
Region (Only for AWS sensor). Filter assets by AWSSuite of cloud computing services from Amazon that make up an on-demand computing platform. region
Operating System Filter assets by Operating SystemSoftware that manages computer hardware resources and provides common services for computer programs. Examples include Microsoft Windows, Macintosh OS X, UNIX, and Linux.
Asset Type Filter assets by asset type, see USM Accepted Asset Types
Associated Plugin Filter by assets which have pluginsPlugins specify how to collect and normalize raw information from devices to create events that can then be analyzed to determine threats and vulnerabilities. manually enabled
Service Filter assets by service
Software Filter assets by software

The number between brackets displayed by each filter indicates the number of items that matches the filter. You can also use the filter controls to provide a method of organizing your search and filtered results. The icons next to each filter title are

Icons next to the filter title
Sort the filters alphabetically
Sort the filters by number of items that matches them

Across the top, you can see any filters you have applied. Remove filters by clicking the Close icon () next to the filter. Or clear all filters by clicking the Reset All Filters link.

Note: When applying filters, the search uses the logical AND operator if the used filters are different. However, when the filter is of the same type, the search uses the logical OR.

Those filters that have more than 10 options include a Filter Value search box for writing text and make the search easier.

USM Anywhere allows you to toggle the mode of search. The available modes are Standard and Advanced. You can change from one mode to the other by clicking the OFF icon () or clicking the ON icon () located in the upper left hand on the page.

Standard Mode

This mode allows you to select one value per filter at the same time and the search is automatically performed. This mode is ON by default.

To active the Standard Mode when the Advanced Mode is ON

  1. Navigate to ENVIRONMENT > ASSETS.
  2. Click the ON icon () located in the upper left hand on the page.
  3. Note: If you exit the advanced mode and the selected filters are not compatible with the Standard Mode, a warning popup window displays to inform you the current filters will be removed.

Advanced Mode

This mode allows you to select more than one value per filter at the same time. This mode is OFF by default.

To active the Advanced Mode

  1. Navigate to ENVIRONMENT > ASSETS.
  2. Click the OFF icon () located in the upper left hand on the page.
  3. The icon displays ON ().

To perform a search in the advanced mode

  1. Navigate to ENVIRONMENT > ASSETS.
  2. Active the advanced mode by clicking the OFF icon () located in the upper hand on the page.
  3. Click on the filters you want to select.
  4. Click Search.

Click Search Button in the alarm main page

Note: There is also a Search button which is positioned at the lower-left area of the filters.

To search using the operator NOT

  1. Navigate to ENVIRONMENT > ASSETS.
  2. Active the advanced mode by clicking the OFF icon () located in the upper left hand on the page.
  3. Click on the filter you want to exclude.
  4. Click Not in the filter group.
  5. Important: This operator is not available when you have clicked the checkbox of the title.

    Note: The selected filter displays this icon () and the filter chiclet is labeled in red.

To search all values of a filter

  1. Navigate to ENVIRONMENT > ASSETS.
  2. Active the advanced mode by clicking the OFF icon () located in the upper left hand on the page.
  3. Click the checkbox of a filter title.
  4. All filters are selected.

Searching Assets by Using the Search Box

To search Assets using the search box

  1. Navigate to ENVIRONMENT > ASSETS .
  2. Type your search in the Enter search phrase box.
  3. Note: If you want to search for an exact phrase having two or more words, you will need to put quotation marks around the words in the phrase.

  4. Click the Magnifying Glass icon ().
  5. The result of your search displays with the items identified.

Advanced Search on Assets

The advanced search option allows you to type a search value(s) on a selected field(s).

Advanced Search Fields (first pull-down menu)
Filter Name Meaning
Name Filter assets by the name of the asset
Description Filter assets by the asset description
IP/CIDR Filter assets by IP/CIDRClassless Inter-Domain Routing, which provides a method for allocating IP addresses, routing Internet protocol packets, and subdividing networks. CIDR notation provides a syntax for specifying a range of IP addresses.. This is a method for allocating IP addresses and routing Internet Protocol packets. It is the range of IP addresses that define the network
FQDN Filter assets by Fully Qualified Domain Name
Device Type Filter assets by device type
Operating Service Filter assets by Operating System
Service Filter assets by service
Software Filter assets by software
Alarm Counter Filter assets by number of alarms
Event Counter Filter assets by number of events
Vulnerability Counter Filter assets by number of vulnerabilities
Configuration Issue Counter Filter assets by number of configuration issues
PCI Asset Filter assets by PCI Asset, if the asset is included or not in the PCI DSS Asset Group. See Asset Group List View and Working with Assets and PCI DSS for further information
HIPAA Asset Filter assets by HIPAA Asset, if the asset is included or not in the HIPAA Asset Group. See Asset Group List View for further information
Custom User Fields Filter assets by the field(s) you have created. If you have not created fields, this filter will not display
Tags (Only for AWS sensor). Identify assets by the tag assigned to an AWS resource
Sensor Apps Fields (Only for AWS sensor). Identify assets by parameters of the AWS instance

Advanced Search Fields (second pull-down menu)

Filter Name Meaning
> Greater than
>= Greater than or equal to
< Less than
<= Less than or equal to
Equal Equal to
IP Range Range of IP address
Like Search for the specified pattern
Not Equal Not equal to
Not Like Not true

To search assets using the advanced search

  1. Navigate to ENVIRONMENT > ASSETS.
  2. Click Add another filter below Advanced Search.
  3. Select a field of the first choice.
  4. Select an option of the second choice.
  5. Type the search value.
  6. Note: If you want to search for an exact phrase having two or more words, you will need to put quotation marks around the words in the phrase.

  7. Click Add another filter link if you want to add a new search.
  8. Click the Plus icon ().
  9. Click the Apply icon () .

The result of your search displays with the assets identified.

Managing Filters

There are many more filters available beyond those that are shown on the Assets page by default. You can configure the filters you want to display.

To add or delete filters from the Search and Filters area

  1. Navigate to ENVIRONMENT > ASSETS.
  2. Click the Configure filters link, which is positioned at the lower-right area of the filters.
  3. Use the icons () and () to pass the items from one column to the another one.
  4. Click Apply.

To save a filter configuration

  1. From the asset list view, select the filters you want to see.
  2. Click the pull-down menu Save View > Save as.
  3. Type a name for the view and click Save.
  4. Note: If you have changed the configuration of the assets columns, this configuration will be also saved together with the filter configuration. See Views.