USM Anywhere™

Adding Assets

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USM Anywhere provides different ways to add your assets An IP-addressable host, including but not limited to network devices, virtual servers, and physical servers.:

Asset Discovery

USM Anywhere discovers assets automatically if you have a cloud The use of many computers connected over a network to run multiple programs or applications at the same time, instead of running them on a local device or network. provider (for example, Amazon Web Services [AWS Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a suite of cloud computing services from Amazon that make up an on-demand platform giving users access to their computing resources.] or Microsoft Azure Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure created by Microsoft for building, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers.) or a hypervisor A middleman that intercepts hardware calls and converts them into something appropriate. This technique means that you can run multiple OSs simultaneously on one set of hardware. management API (for example, VMware ESX). After deploying the sensor Sensors are deployed into an on-premises, cloud, or multi-cloud environment to collect logs and other security-related data. This data is normalized and then securely forwarded to USM Anywhere for analysis and correlation. and applying the API credentials, USM Anywhere discovers assets in these environments. See Running an Asset Discovery for more information.

Asset Discovery Dialog Box

Note: Assets discovered automatically may occasionally be labeled "inactive". This label reflects the asset's state in your environment according to your provider. Please see your provider's documentation for an explanation of how they define and detect asset inactivity.

Assets added through other means are always labeled "active".

Note: Asset discovery scans can generate assets for hosts that do not exist when traversing certain network devices. See the Asset Discovery creates an Asset for each IP address in a network range article for more information.

Important: Make sure when you use a virtual private network (VPN) using a Cisco Firewall, that arp-proxy is enabled in the firewall Virtual or physical device designed to defend against unauthorized access to data, resources, or a private network. A firewall’s primary purpose is to create segregation between two or more network resources, blocking undesirable traffic between them.. Otherwise, all the assets will be reported using the same media access control (MAC) address, and USM Anywhere will consider all of them to be different interfaces for the same asset.

Adding Assets by Using the Setup Wizard

The Setup Wizard is available on USM Anywhere when the sensor is not configured and is displayed after each login Log 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.. This wizard includes the initial tasks for getting USM Anywhere ready for deployment Entire process involved in installation, configuration, startup, and testing of hardware and software in a specific environment.. As a result, the wizard collects as much data as possible to analyze and identify threats in your environment.

There are two ways to add assets to scan when using the Setup Wizard: by adding individual assets, or by using network ranges to add multiple assets.

Adding Individual Assets to Scans

The asset discovery option in the Setup Wizard enables you to add individual assets to scans.

To add individual assets using the Setup Wizard

  1. Inside the Setup Wizard, click Asset Discovery.
  2. Enter an asset name and either an IP address, or a fully qualified domain name (FQDN).

    Add Assets Manually

  3. Click Save.

Adding Multiple Assets to Scans Using a Network Range

The asset discovery option in the Setup Wizard enables you to add multiple assets in a network range to scans.

To add multiple assets in a network range using the Setup Wizard

  1. Inside the Setup Wizard, click Asset Discovery.
  2. Click Scan Networks.

    Add Multiple Assets

  3. Enter a network name and a Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR Classless Inter-Domain Routing, which provides a method for allocating IP addresses, routing Internet protocol packets, and subdividing networks. CIDR notation provides a syntax for specifying a range of IP addresses.) block to specify the subnet's IP address block that you want to scan.

    Scan Networks

  4. If you have more than one sensor configured in your environment, you need to select a sensor.

    By default, the Scan this network daily to discover new assets and services checkbox is selected. This option configures daily network discovery assets when scanning a network from the wizard.

  5. Click Scan.
  6. The length of this process depends on the length of the network range (for example, longer network ranges have longer processes).

    After the process finishes and the scan is completed, the number of assets found is displayed. These assets are automatically added to USM Anywhere. In addition, a dynamic asset group Asset groups are administratively created objects that group similar assets for specific purposes. is automatically created with these assets.

  7. Click Scan Another to start a new scan, or click Next to continue with the following screen.

To add assets by scanning your network

  1. Go to Data Sources > Sensors.
  2. Click the USM Anywhere Sensor with which you want to scan the network.
  3. Click Asset Discovery.
  4. Click Yes to scan the network.

    This step may be different depending on the sensor you have installed.

    Note: This option is not available for AWS Sensors because the instances are automatically set.

    After the process finishes and the scan completes, you can see the number of assets found. These assets are automatically added to USM Anywhere. In addition, a dynamic asset group is automatically created with these assets.

  5. Click Scan Another to start a new scan or click Next to continue with the following screen.

Adding Assets in the UI

Adding assets in the user interface (UI) enables you to manually add an asset. To do this, you must know the IP addresses of the assets.

There are two methods of manually adding assets through the UI:

  • The quick method, by adding the asset name and either an IP Address or FQDN, and then selecting a USM Anywhere Sensor.
  • The advanced method, which requires more data related to the asset that you are adding.

To add a new asset using the quick method

  1. Go to Environment > Assets.
  2. In the upper right side of the page, select Actions > Quick to display the following fields above the asset list:

    Fields to add a new asset

  3. Enter the asset name and either the IP address or FQDN in the text boxes displayed above the asset list.

    Use the icon to display the rules that must satisfy a valid FQDN.

  4. If you have more than one USM Anywhere Sensor connected, select the sensor from the drop-down menu.

    By default ,the Scan the newly added asset for asset details checkbox is selected. This option scans the newly added asset and displays depending on your sensor. See Running Asset Scans When Creating a New Asset for more information.

  5. Click Save.

To add a new asset using the advanced method

  1. Go to Environment > Assets.
  2. In the upper-right side of the page, select Actions > Advanced.

    Create New Asset Dialog Box

  3. Enter the information in each field.

    Add the data of the fields that need to be added, as described in the following table.

  4. Fields in the Create New Asset window
    Field Meaning
    Name Name that identifies the asset.
    Description A short description of the asset.
    Sensor

    Select the sensor you want to associate with the asset.

    Logo Symbol that represents the asset.
    Asset Type (Optional.) Device type that identifies the asset. Select an option from the list. See USM Accepted Asset Types for more information.
    Time Zone Time zone configured for your USM Anywhere instance (default is Coordinated Universal Time [UTC]).
    Prevent Remote Scanning Select this field to avoid remote scanning. This option displays depending on your deployed sensor.
    Scan the newly added asset for asset details By default, this field is selected. Use it to scan the new added asset. See Running Asset Scans When Creating a New Asset for more information. This option displays depending on your deployed sensor.
    Compliance Scope To include the asset in the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) asset group, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) asset group, or both, select the corresponding checkboxes. See Using USM Anywhere for PCI Compliance and USM Anywhere Compliance Templates for more information.
    Owner (Optional.) Free text field to add an owner of the asset.
    Network Interfaces IP Address. IP address assigned to the asset.
    MAC Address. MAC Address A unique numeric value assigned by the manufacturer to identify a specific network device or computer, which allows communication over networks. Note that a device’s MAC address can be manipulated. assigned to the asset.
    FQDN. Fully Qualified Domain Name.

    Important: You must enter at least one of the three fields in Network Interfaces. These fields are highlighted when the values are not valid.

    Note: Every hour, USM Anywhere refreshes information about the PCI DSS or HIPAA asset groups. If you select the Compliance Scope field, you can see the asset inside the asset group after the following update.

  5. Click Save.

Adding Assets Through a CSV File

USM Anywhere enables you to add assets through a CSV file. This option adds assets in large quantities to your environment. See Importing Assets from a CSV File for more information.

To add assets through a CSV file

  1. Go to Environment > Assets.
  2. Select Actions > Import Assets.

    The import assets dialog box opens.

    Import Assets Dialog Box

  3. Drop your CSV file or select the file from your desktop.
  4. Select a sensor if you have more than one sensor configured in your environment.
  5. Click Import.