View Your Alerts

Where do I view alerts?

Want to flag alerts?

I don't see any alerts. How do I get started?

Want to hide alerts?

Tell me about alert details

How to search alerts

Tell me about host information

How do I set up notifications?


Where do I view alerts?

Go to Alerts. You'll see alert details for your scanned hosts.

I don't see any alerts. How do I get started?

First make sure that you have frequent or continuous scans scheduled in the VM/VMDR app. Alerts will be generated as your scans finish and the results are processed.

For Managers, you'll create a ruleset (what you want to be alerted on) and a monitoring profile (which hosts you want to monitor and who should be notified).

For sub-users, you need to talk to your Manager about receiving alerts. A Manager will need to add you to a distribution group in a monitoring profile for the hosts you're interested in. Once you've been added to the profile, you'll be able to see alerts created from that profile. You'll also get email notifications when notifications are enabled.

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Tell me about alert details

Select View for any alert to see details. You'll see details about the event that triggered the alert like the event category and the date and time of the event. You'll also see information about the host that the alert is related to like the IP address and hostname. Additional details will vary depending on the type of event.

Tell me about host information

Click on the IP address in the Host Impacted column to see details about the host that the alert is related to. You can see details like the IP address, operating system, hostnames, open ports on the host and vulnerabilities detected on the host. Tip - This is also a quick way to see all alerts for the host. Go to the Alert Notifications section to see a history of events logged for the host.

Want to flag alerts?

Use flags to mark certain alerts as important. Simply click the flag icon next to the alert in your list. You can quickly find all flagged alerts using the search option above the list area.

Want to hide alerts?

If you have an alert on the list that is not important, you can hide it by selecting Hide from the Quick Actions menu. The alert is immediately hidden from view. You can quickly find hidden alerts using the search option above the list area.

How to search your alerts

The search area above the list allows you to search for alerts by the event category, the impacted host's IP address or hostname, an application name or version, port number, certificate details, and more. Click to select specific search criteria or use the search field to set up a search query.

How do I set up notifications?

Edit your monitoring profile and tell us how often you want to be notified. You can have email notifications sent every 5 minutes, every 20 minutes, hourly, daily, weekly, etc. Only new alerts received in the selected timeframe will be included in the email. Your notification setting applies to all users selected for the monitoring profile.