Security Controls

Asset Task

The asset function enables you to manually start and stop asset tasks. An asset task will identify the software and/or hardware contained on the machine. The task will run in the background, allowing you to continue working while the task is being performed. The task results are reported to the system console. Asset task results are not available within the agent program.

Available Buttons

Depending on how you have configured the program, you may or may not have access to all the features described here.

Stop task

Stops the asset task currently in progress. A message is recorded in the asset log whenever you stop a task. If there is no active task, this button will be disabled.

 

Asset tasks

Depending on how you have configured your agent policy, there may be no tasks or several tasks listed here.

Each asset task contained in the Run asset task list will have a unique name. When you click a task name it starts an asset scan of the computer. The scan is performed using the unique options that were configured for the asset task.

Informational messages about the status of the scan are displayed in the right-hand pane.

 

Clear asset log

Clears all information from the asset log file displayed in the right-hand pane.

 

Update asset data

Directs the agent to check in with the system console and download the latest asset data. An end user will typically not need to use this button unless directed by you, the administrator.

 

Asset Log

Informational messages about the status of your asset scans are displayed in the right-hand pane. For example, the asset log will record:

Each time an asset task is manually started or stopped

Each time a scheduled asset task is automatically started or stopped

... and many other asset-related events

There may be a large number of messages displayed in the log. For the most part the messages are low level messages meant to show that the program is doing its job and working to protect the computer. No actions are typically required on your part.


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