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USM Anywhere Web User Interface (UI)

The USM Anywhere web user interface (or web UI) provides access to all the tools and capabilities that USM Anywhere makes available for managing the security of your organization’s network and the devices in it. From the USM Anywhere web UI, you can view all essential information about network devices, applicationsA software program that performs some collection of tasks on a computer or some other programmable device., user activity, and network traffic in your environment. You can begin monitoringProcess of collecting all device status and event information and processing normalized events for evidence of vulnerabilities, possible attacks, and other malicious activity. information coming from devices and then go about defining orchestration rules to fine tune the behavior of your system. USM Anywhere includes by default correlation rulesA correlation rule correlates incoming events based on previously defined relationships defined in the correlation directive, associating multiple events, of the same or different event types, from the same data source. to alert you of potential security issues and vulnerabilities.

The USM Anywhere web UI runs in a standard web browser. Your system administrator can provide the web address and credentials to log inLog in (verb): Process in which an individual gains access to a computer system after providing sufficient credentials to authenticate their unique identity. Login (noun): User credentials, typically a username and matching password. and access the features and functions appropriate to your roleTasks and responsibilities based on job description and position within an organization. A user's role is often used to define access to functionality and privileges to perform specific tasks and operations. in your organization’s security operation.

When you first log in, the USM Anywhere web UI displays the main window.

By default, the web UI displays a collection of high-level graphs and charts summarizing activity in your organization’s network. From this main window, you can choose different menu options or click other selectable links and buttons.

Callouts on the screen identify the main navigable elements and selections that are provided consistently through the web UI.

The remainder of this guide describes best practices in performing common network security operations and provides step-by-step instructions for performing specific tasks. Following sections also describe the USM Anywhere web UI from which you can monitor network security and access all of USM Anywhere’s security operation features and functionality.