How to find objects in Network Inventory
Bitdefender GravityZone provides full visibility into organizations' overall security posture, global security threats, and control over its security services that protect virtual or physical desktops, servers and mobile devices. All Bitdefender's Enterprise Security solutions are managed within the GravityZone through a single console, Control Center, that provides control, reporting, and alerting services for various roles within the organization
This article shows different ways of how to easily find the desired entities from network inventory.
The Network Inventory contains your company's network objects such as computers, servers, virtual machines and mobile devices. For a large network, finding the necessary information is rather difficult. You will learn hereinafter how to make use of Control Center's filtering options to find what you are looking for.
The network objects are grouped under each available protection service:
- Computers and Virtual Machines (Security for Endpoints)
- Virtual Machines (Security for Virtualized Environments)
- Mobile Devices (Security for Mobile Devices).
To view the network objects under the desired category, select the corresponding service the from the services selector in the upper-right corner of the page.
Depending on the number of network objects, the inventory table can span several pages. Only 10 entries are displayed per page by default. To move through the pages, use the navigation buttons at the bottom of the table. To change the number of entries displayed on a page, select an option from the menu next to the navigation buttons.
To sort data by a specific column, click the column headers. For example, if you want to order computers by name, click the Name heading. If you click the heading again, the computers will be displayed in reverse order.
If there are too many entries, you can use the search boxes under the column headers.
- Select the desired group in the left-side pane.
Enter the search term in the corresponding box under the column headers (Name, OS, IP etc.) from the right-side pane.
For example, enter the IP of the computer you are looking for in the IP field. Only the matching computer will appear in the table. Clear the search box to display the full list of computers.
Note: To clear the search term and show all entities, place the mouse cursor over the corresponding box and click the icon.
Use the Filters menu at the top of the table to filter displayed data.
- Select the desired group in the left-side pane.
Click the Filters menu.
Navigate through the filter tabs and select the desired criteria.
Available filter categories for computers:
- Type. Select the type of items you want to be displayed: computers or folders.
- Security. Select the type of computers you want to be displayed: managed Endpoints, managed Endpoints with Endpoint Security Relay role, unmanaged, deleted, vulnerable or secured computers.
- Policy. Select the policy template you want to filter the computers by, as well as the policy assignment status: Assigned or Pending.
Depth. When managing a tree-structure computer network, computers placed in sub-groups are not displayed by default. Select All items recursively to view all computers included in the current group and in its sub-groups.
Note: When you choose to show all computers including subfolders, sub-groups are no longer visible in the table.
Type. Select the type of virtual entities to be displayed.
- Security. Select the virtual machine security level to filter by: managed with Bitdefender Tools, managed with VMware vShield, unmanaged or deleted. You can also choose to show only the Security Server machines.
- Policy. Select the policy template you want to filter the virtual machines by, as well as the policy assignment status: Assigned or Pending.
- Power. You can choose to show only the virtual machines that are powered on, only the ones that are powered off or both.
- Tag. You can choose to filter the virtual machines by tags and attributes you have defined in your virtualization environment.
- Depth. When managing a tree-structure virtual machines network, virtual machines placed in sub-groups are not displayed by default. Select All items recursively to view all virtual machines included in the current group and in its sub-groups.
- Type. Select the type of entities to filter by: Users/Devices or Folders.
- Security. Select the type of mobile devices you want to be displayed: managed, unmanaged, vulnerable or secured devices.
- Policy. Select the policy template you want to filter the mobile devices by as well as the policy assignment status: Assigned or Pending.
- View. Select Users to display only users in the selected group. Select Devices to display only devices in the selected group.
- Ownership. You can filter mobile devices by ownership, choosing to show Enterprise devices or Personal.
- Depth. When managing a tree-structure mobile devices network, mobile devices placed in sub-groups are not displayed by default. Select All items recursively to view all mobile devices included in the current group and in its sub-groups.
Note: Click Reset to clear the filter and display all items.
- Click Save to apply the filter by the selected criteria.
Here is an example on how to use the above mentioned filters to see all enrolled mobile devices of a specific user:
- Go to the Network page.
- Choose Mobile Devices from the service selector.
- Click the Filters menu located above the table.
- Go to View tab and switch to the Devices view.
- In the search box under the User column header, enter the name of the user you are looking for.
Only the matching mobile devices will appear in the table.