With Host inventory, you gain full visibility and inventory into the business and IT operational data on all your endpoints. By reviewing inventory for all your hosts in a single place, you can quickly identify IT and security issues that exist in your network, such as identifying a suspicious service or autorun that were added to an endpoint. The Cortex XDR agent scans the endpoint every 24 hours for any updates. Alternatively, you can rescan the endpoint to retrieve the most updated data.
The following are prerequisites to enable Host inventory for your Cortex XDR instance:
It can take Cortex XDR up to 6 hours to collect initial data from all endpoints in your network.
The Cortex XDR Host inventory includes the following entities and information, according to the operating system running on the endpoint:
Users to Groups
For each entity, Cortex XDR lists all the details about the entity, and the details about the endpoint it applies to. For example, the default Services view lists a separate row for every service on every endpoint:
Alternatively, to better understand the overall presence of each entity on the total number of endpoints, you can switch to aggregated view (click ) and group the data by the main entity. You can also sort and filter according the number of affected endpoints. For example, in the Services aggregated view, you can sort by the number of affected endpoints to identify the least commonly deployed service in your network. To get a closer view on all endpoints, right-click and select
View affected endpoints:
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To view the Host inventory, go to
Details about installed applications that require and were allowed special permissions to enable a camera, microphone, accessibility features, full disk access, or screen captures.
Details about all applications installed on your endpoints.
For each application, Cortex XDR lists the existing CVEs and the vulnerability severity score that reflects the highest NIST vulnerability score detected for the application.
To further examine these vulnerabilities, see Application Analysis with Host inventory.
Details about executables that start automatically when the user logs in or boots the endpoint.
Cortex XDR displays information about autoruns that are configured in the endpoint Registry, startup folders, scheduled tasks, services, drivers, daemons, extensions, Crond tasks, login items, login and logout hooks.
For each autorun, Cortex XDR lists the autorun type and configuration, such as startup method, CMD, user details, and image path.
Details about all daemons that exist on the endpoint.
For each daemon, Cortex XDR lists the following details:
Details about the disk volumes that exist on an endpoint.
For each disk that exists on an endpoint, Cortex XDR lists details such as the drive type, name, file system, free space, and total size.
Details about all the drivers installed on an endpoint.
For each driver, Cortex XDR lists all the following details:
Details about the system and kernel extensions currently running on your Mac endpoints.
For each extension, Cortex XDR lists the following details:
Details about all user groups defined on an endpoint.
For each group, Cortex XDR lists identifying details, such as name, SID/GID name and type.
Details about all the drives, volumes, and disks that were mounted on endpoints.
For each mount, Cortex XDR lists the mount point directory, file system type, mount spec and GUID.
Details about all the services running on an endpoint.
For each service, Cortex XDR lists all the following details:
Details about network shared folders defined on an endpoint.
For each folder, Cortex XDR lists all the following details:
General system information about an endpoint.
For each endpoint, Cortex XDR lists all the following details:
List of users whose credentials are stored on the endpoint.
For each user, Cortex XDR lists all the following details:
Users to Groups
A list mapping all the users, local and in your domain, to the existing user groups on an endpoint.
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