Scheduling Authenticated Asset Group Scans from Asset Groups

Role Availability Read-Only Investigator Analyst Manager

USM Anywhere provides a simple way to include authenticated scans Authenticated scans are performed from inside the machine using a user account with appropriate privileges. for scheduling using its web user interface (UI). See USM Anywhere Scheduler for more information.

To schedule an authenticated asset group scan job from the asset group details window

  1. Go to Environment > Asset Groups.
  2. Click the icon you want to include in an asset scan and select Full Details.
  3. Select Actions > Schedule Scan Job.
  4. The Schedule New Job dialog box opens.

    Schedule New Job Dialog Box

  5. Enter the name and description for the job.

    The description is optional, but it is a best practice to provide this information so that others can easily understand what it does.

  6. In the Action Type field, select Authenticated Asset Scanner.
  7. Select a sensor in case you have more than one installed.
  8. In the App Action field, Asset Group Scan is the default option.
  9. In the Asset Group field, you can either enter the asset group name or browse asset groups.
  10. In the Schedule section, specify when USM Anywhere runs the job:

    1. Select the increment as Minute, Hour, Day, Week, Month, or Year.

      Warning: After a frequency change, monitor the system to check its performance. For example, you can check the system load and CPU. See USM Anywhere System Monitor for more information.

    2. Set the interval options for the increment.

      The selected increment determines the available options. For example, on a weekly increment, you can select the days of the week to run the job.

      Set the schedule for the job to run each week

      Or on a monthly increment, you can specify a date or a day of the week that occurs within the month.

      Set the schedule for the job to run each month

    3. Important: USM Anywhere restarts the schedule on the first day of the month if the option "Every x days" is selected.

    4. Set the start time.

      This is the time that the job starts at the specified interval. It uses the time zone configured for your USM Anywhere instance (the default is Coordinated Universal Time [UTC]).

  11. Click Save.
  12. The job now displays in the job scheduler list.

    Note: See USM Anywhere Scheduler for more information.