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Searching Vulnerabilities

USM Central 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.

Using Filters to Search for Vulnerabilities

USM Central allows you to configure more filters and change which filters are displayed by clicking the Filter Configuration icon ().

The management of filters is similar to that for alarms. See Managing Filters for more information.

Filters displayed in the main Vulnerabilities page
Filter Name Meaning
Created during Filter vulnerabilities triggered in the last hour, last 24 hours, last 7 days, or last 30 days. You can also configure your own period of time by clicking the Custom Range icon ()
Active/Inactive Filter vulnerabilities by the active or inactive vulnerabilities.
Deployment Filter vulnerabilities by the name of the deployment on which the vulnerability has been detected
Labels Filter vulnerabilities by the applied label
Vulnerability Name Filter vulnerabilities by the name of the vulnerability
Severity Filter vulnerabilities by the severity of the vulnerability. Values are High, Medium, and Low, see About Vulnerability Severity
Asset Filter vulnerabilities by the asset that is vulnerable

The displayed number close to each filter between brackets 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 below each filter consist of the following

Icons below filters
Icon Meaning
Toggle the ability to select multiple values as an OR statement
You can view and toggle between the currently filtered item, and other filtered items. You do not have to reset the search
Toggle values with (0) matches
Sort the information alphabetically
Sort the filters by number of items that matches them
Reset Resets to the default values

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 Clear 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.

To search vulnerabilities using a filter

  1. Go to VULNERABILITIES.
  2. Click on a filter.
  3. The result of your search displays with vulnerabilities identified.

Searching Vulnerabilities by Using the Search Box

To search Vulnerabilities using the search box

  1. Go to VULNERABILITIES.
  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.