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Assigning a Sensor

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All assetsAn IP-addressable host, including but not limited to network devices, virtual servers, and physical servers. that are detected by a 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. in the scan of your network are assigned automatically to that sensor. If you have several sensors, the asset will be assigned to the sensor that has detected the asset. An asset cannot be assigned to more than one sensor.

It is best practice to identify, prioritize and organize assets. By doing so, you can limit the scope of network security audits to subsections of your network, making scan results more manageable. You can also more easily distribute assets to multiple users to facilitate the delegation of responsibilities. USM Anywhere provides a way of organizing your assets. If you have more than one sensor configured and you want to organize your assets in your network, you may want to assign a different sensor from the one that was assigned automatically.

For this reason, you may need to edit shared properties of some assets to assign a sensor. Luckily you do not have to edit these assets one by one. Instead, you can select all the relevant assets and modify their shared properties in one go. USM Anywhere allows you to perform the following tasks for your own asset organization, which saves time and resources

To assign a sensor to an asset or a set of assets

  1. Navigate to ENVIRONMENT > ASSETS.
  2. Select the asset(s) you want to assign. See Selecting Assets in Asset List View.
  3. Select Actions > Set Sensor.
  4. Select the sensor you want to assign the selected assets.
  5. Click Save.

To assign a sensor to an asset group

  1. Navigate to ENVIRONMENT > ASSET GROUPS.
  2. Click the icon close to the asset group name and select Full Details.
  3. Select Actions > Set Sensor.
  4. Select the sensor you want to assign the selected asset group.
  5. Click Save.