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Sensors Page Overview

The Sensors page allows you to add new SensorsSensors 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., configure the deployed Sensors, delete and redeploy Sensors, and edit a Sensor for modifying the name or description. Navigate to DATA SOURCES > SENSORS to open the sensors main page.

Sensors Main Page

The page displays the list of Sensors you have deployed in your environment.

List of the default columns in the Sensors page
Column Field Name Description
Sensor Name Name of the deployed Sensor. The type of Sensor is also displayed below the Sensor name.
Description Text identifying the Sensor
IP Address IP address assigned to the Sensor
Version Installed version of the Sensor
Connection Status

Status of the Sensor. There are the following options

Waiting for connection. The Sensor has been added to the system but it is not connected

Connected. The Sensor is connected but is still initializing and performing configurations

Connection lost. The Sensor has lost the connection

Ready. The Sensor is connected and configured

Configured Icon to indicate if the Sensor is configured () or not ()

The Wrench icon () only displays when the Sensor is not configured. Use this icon to go back to the wizard and finish the Sensor configuration.

Use the Edit icon () to modify the Sensor name and/or the Sensor description. See Editing a Sensor.

Use the Delete/Redeploy icon () to delete the Sensor and deploy a new one, see Redeploying a Sensor. Use this button also to delete the Sensor permanently, see Deleting a Sensor.

You can also click on a Sensor to display the specific information about that Sensor. See Configuring a Sensor for further information.