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Searching for Asset Groups

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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.

Filters displayed by default in the main Asset Groups page
Filter Name Meaning
Asset Grouping Filter asset groupsAsset groups are administratively created objects that group similar assets for specific purposes. by 'Static' and 'Dynamic'
Advanced Search Use this filter for searching a specific value of a field. The advanced search is similar to that for assetsAn IP-addressable host, including but not limited to network devices, virtual servers, and physical servers.. See Advanced Search on Assets for further information
Sensor Filter asset groups 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 asset groups by who added the asset group to the system
Instance Type (Only for AWS sensor). Filter asset groups by AWSSuite of cloud computing services from Amazon that make up an on-demand computing platform. instance type
Region (Only for AWS sensor). Filter asset groups by AWSSuite of cloud computing services from Amazon that make up an on-demand computing platform. region
Operating System Filter asset groups 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 asset groups by asset type, see USM Accepted Asset Types
Associated Plugin Filter asset groups 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 asset groups by service
Software Filter asset groups by software

Note: Keep in mind that the 'Enter search phrase' box and the 'Asset Grouping' filter make the search in the asset groups. The rest of the filters make the search in the members of the asset group. So long as a member of the asset group matches the selected filter, USM Anywhere will display the asset group, even if there is only a member matching that filter.

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 > ASSET GROUPS.
  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 > ASSET GROUPS.
  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 > ASSET GROUPS.
  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 > ASSET GROUPS.
  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 > ASSET GROUPS.
  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 Asset Groups by Using the Search Box

To search Asset Groups using the search box

  1. Navigate to ENVIRONMENT > ASSET GROUPS .
  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.