Get started with Continuous Monitoring

Get alerts when new threats and unexpected changes to your hosts are detected.

A few things to consider...

For the hosts you want to monitor, ensure new vulnerability data comes into your account regularly by setting up scheduled vulnerability scans (using the VM/VMDR app).

How often should I scan?How often should I scan?

Scan at the frequency at which you want to receive alerts. For example, you'll need to scan twice a week to receive alerts twice a week. For your most critical hosts, we recommend you configure scheduled scans to run continuously - as soon as one scan finishes, a new scan is launched.

Best Practice - start with your existing schedulesBest Practice - start with your existing schedules

It's best practice to start with the scheduled scans you already have. Set up continuous monitoring and analyze the alerts generated. You'll quickly identify which hosts and issues are the most critical. Then fine-tune your scan schedules to scan the most critical hosts more frequently.

Which hosts should I scan?Which hosts should I scan?

Scan all hosts that you want to monitor and get alerted on. Alerts are generated from internal and perimeter scans - not discovery scans (maps). Note that alerts are not currently supported for IPv6 IP addresses.

What are the steps?

Step 1: Configure a ruleset

Step 2: Configure a monitoring profile

Step 3: View your alerts

Looking for something else?

Manage Your Rulesets

Manage Your Monitoring Profiles

Manage UI Access Permission

Did you know?

You can change the first page when you access the CM app. Choose Home Page under your user name (in the top right corner).

Watch videos

Check out these videos to learn more about Continuous Monitoring and how to get started.