On a Windows machine (server, desktop or laptop) you can now run the NetWatcher Cloud Endpoint service to increase your situational awareness picture of your networks security.
The NetAgent is no cost and it provides the base asset information (IP Address, MAC address, HostName) for the computer that it is communicating to the NetWatcher service.
You can also install additional modules that can run within the NetAgent. The modules that are currently available are as follows:
- HIDS – The Host Intrusion Detection System monitors and analyzes the internals of the computer for security issues. If there is an issue it is sent to the NetWatcher sensor for additional correlation.
- Logs – The logging module monitors the Windows Event log for issues and if there are issues sends them to the NetWatcher sensor for additional correlation.
- Sensor in the Cloud – Most computers are mobile (laptops) and when they are on premise their traffic to the internet can be analyzed via a local Intrusion Detection System (IDS) located on the NetWatcher on-premise sensor. However, when a user is a home or in a coffee shop using a public WIFI they are more at risk. The Sensor in the Cloud provides that same deep packet inspection and security analysis that a local sensor would provide event when the user is offsite.
- Systray – Some organizations provide the users the ability to administrate their own computers. If this is the case a systray icon may be necessary to deploy to those computers. This module provides that systray to allow the user to start and stop the different modules deployed to the computer.
Now lets show you how to install the NetAgent and the corresponding modules.
Step 1: Press the Download NetAgent button
Step 2: Verify the application has downloaded
Step 3: Find the Asset in the list and click on one of the modules such as 'Systray'
If you don't know the assets name you can easily type 'net config work' at the command line to find the computer name.
Step 4: Install the modules you want to use
Step 5: Verify the modules you installed turn blue and are running. This may take up to 10 minutes.
Step 6: If you installed the Systray module verify it is running
Step 7: You can also open up task manager to verify that the service and it's modules are running.