Scanning Via Local Agents

Software Vulnerability Manager provides different scan approaches, enabling you to select the one that best suits your environment. The Agent-based deployment is more robust and flexible for segmented networks or networks with mobile clients (for example, laptops). Once installed, the Agent will run silently in the background.

This is the recommended scanning approach due to its flexibility, usage convenience, and performance.

Important:Please consider the system requirements for the Scan Groups/Agent-based scans, described in:

Agent-based Scan – Requirements for Windows
Agent-based Scan – Requirements for macOS
Agent-based Scan – Requirements for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

The Scan Process – How Does it Work? graphic references agent configuration options that are compared in Scan Types.

To scan using the Agent installed in Single Host mode, see Single Host Agents.

To download the local agent, see Download Local Agent.