Scanner Agents

NormShield executes vulnerability and continues monitoring scans through the use of agents. Agents have the ability to execute custom NormShield scanners as well as automate the commercial vulnerability scanners. These agents may be installed on the same machine with the web portal, or they may be installed on separate physical machines communicating the central portal.

Agents periodically send heartbeats to central portal with their scanning abilities and ongoing scan information, if any. This data can be reached by clicking Admin->Agents sub menu as shown in Figure 1. The agents can be deactived or activated through the Edit icon next to each agent row.

Figure 1 - Live NormShield agents and their heartbeat information

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