USM Appliance™

Customizing Vulnerability Profiles

Applies to Product: USM Appliance™ AlienVault OSSIM®

When performing scans, you must select a scanning profile. This profile defines the type of scan to perform, and how thorough the scan should be.

To view the vulnerability scan profiles

  • Go to Environment > Vulnerabilities > Overview and click Profiles.

Vulnerabilitiy Scan Profile dialog box from Overview.

The following table explains the three predefined profiles.

USM Appliance scan profiles
Profile Definition
Deep Non-destructive, full and fast scan.
Default To be used when scanned system fails when overwhelmed by too many scanning requests.

Full and fast scan.

Includes dangerous stress tests that have potential to induce host or system failure.

You cannot modify or delete these three profiles. However, you can create new profiles and later modify or delete any profiles you created.