Insight - List of allowed software for each asset (whitelist)

Insight asset manager can provide the agent (or administrator) with list of installed software on a machine and , on the basis of a whitelist, understand if the software is compliant or not (allowed or not).

I just need to know if it’s possible to have an application inventory for each asset and define the list of accepted (allowed) software against which the asset may be compliant or not. No automatic actions on the asset are requested here.

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Hi Joaquim,

If I understand the question correct, this would correspond to that upon object creation and edit, when setting object references, some logic should be applied, to limit the selections of valid assets.

As an example, if I create a Phone object and select a specific Vendor, the list of software could be restricted based on the vendor.

Is that correct?

If so, yes that is possible. You can restrict what objects that are valid, using both IQL and placeholders.
You can read more about it at https://documentation.riada.se/insight/latest/insight-user-s-guide/iql-insight-query-language and https://documentation.riada.se/insight/latest/insight-user-s-guide/placeholder

Best Regards
Alexander

Hi Alexander,

What we need is to create a whitelists of allowed software and relate that list for each asset (object) or asset type, for example:

Developer Desktop: allowed software for this object -> Windows 10, Microsoft Visual Studio 2017, MSSQL Server 2017, MS Word, MS Excel;

Manager Desktop: allowed software for this object -> Windows 10, MSProject, MSWord, MS Excel, MS Visio (...)

 

The main goal is to create lists to check whether the asset is software compliant or not and, if possible, use Insight Discovery to automate this search across the network based on the predefined whitelists.

 

Kind Regards,

Joaquim

Hi,

Restricting what objects that are valid for an developer or manager desktop is possible. We have also added a video today, demonstrating how this can be setup, it's available at 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_SfRBKJOJY&feature=youtu.be

This is basically a video explaining the above, how to use the placeholder to get cascading choices for your attributes in Insight, so if you select manager or Developer, you get different options.

When creating your imports, like Discovery, you can use IQL to filter the results and it should be possible to validate the object to be created / updated.

More information on our imports can be found at https://documentation.riada.se/insight/latest/insight-manager-s-guide/import-and-synchronization/general-import-concepts

The IQL I'm referring to is under the section Import Attribute

 / Object Mapping (IQL).

You would need to both map to the correct object, and verify that the object is valid. How to map the referenced object correct is explained in the documentation, and there is also a video there demonstrating how it can be configured.

Best Regards
Alexander

Got it! Many thanks Alexander! 

You're more than welcome!

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