USM Anywhere™

USM Anywhere Deployment Process

The USM Anywhere registration kicks off the deployment process. There are four basic tasks to complete your initial USM Anywhere deployment.

Task 1: Receive the USM Anywhere Sensor Link and Activation Code

After registering for USM Anywhere online, the system displays a page with the following information you will use to deploy your initial USM Anywhere Sensor:

  • A link used to access the sensor template
  • An authentication code

You also receive an email with the same information in case you want to do the deployment another time.

Task 2: Provision the Initial USM Anywhere Sensor

Use the provided link to access the USM Anywhere Sensor template for your chosen deployment type, create the new sensor virtual machine (VM) within your cloud account or network, connect to the sensor URL, and then provide your authentication code to provision your USM Anywhere instance within the AlienVault Secure Cloud.

After several minutes, the USM Anywhere provisioning process is complete and you will receive a system message with a URL and password. Access this URL from your browser window and enter your login credentials, including the password you received in the message box.

USM Anywhere prompts you to create a new password for this initial user account. After password verification, the Setup Wizard prompts you to complete the next task.

Task 3: Configure the USM Anywhere Sensor with the Setup Wizard

A Setup Wizard that is specific to your sensor deployment type guides you through the initial configuration of your sensor to initiate the following:

After you create and set up the sensor, it communicates with USM Anywhere in the cloud about the assets in your network. The sensor then transfers any available raw data to USM Anywhere in the cloud for normalization Normalization describes the translation of log file entries received from disparate types of monitored assets into the standardized framework of Event types and sub-types., correlation, and event generation.

Task 4: Configure Your Network for Data Collection

You should configure your network to ensure that the sensor performs optimally and collects the data that you want.

Use the following links to learn about the individual network configuration tasks that may apply to your deployment:

Note: Some tasks are specific to the sensor deployment type or the data sources that you have.

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