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View patch and compliance information for scanned devices

One way to view scanned security data is by device. To do this, right-click a single device or a group of selected devices, and then click Security and Patch Information.

This page provides many useful functions. With one or more devices selected, you can:

View detected definition lists

View detailed information about when and why the detection occurred

View installed patch and software update lists

View detailed information about when the patch was installed or uninstalled

Clear patch install status

View or clear repair history data

You can also right-click definitions and detection rules in their respective item lists to run common tasks for one or more affected devices.

View the most recent security scan dates in the device inventory

To see when the last security scan was run on a device, right-click the device, click Inventory, and then scroll down to the various Last Scan Dates in the right-hand pane of the Inventory view.

Verify remediation status

After performing remediation on affected devices, Patch and Compliance reports the status of each patch installation. You can check the status of patch installation per vulnerability/definition and per target device.

To verify patch installation on a device

1.Run the security scanner on the device.

2.Right-click a remediated device in the network view, and then click Security and patch information.

3.Click the Clean/Repair History object in the left-hand pane.

The Succeeded field indicates whether the installation was successful. Possible states include: Succeeded, Failed, and Failed to Download.

Clear vulnerability scan and repair status by vulnerability

If a patch installation failed, you must first clear the install status information before attempting to install the patch again. You can clear the install (repair) status for the selected device by clicking Clear on the Security and Patch Information dialog box. You can also clear the patch install status by vulnerability.

You can clear vulnerability scan and repair status information for all devices affected by a vulnerability with the Clear scan/repair status dialog box. As stated above, if a patch installation fails, you must first clear the install (repair) status before attempting to install the patch again.

You can also use this dialog box to remove vulnerability scan information from the database for one or more vulnerabilities.

To clear vulnerability scan and repair status

1.Right-click the vulnerability, and then select Clear scan/repair status.

2.Select the desired options.

3.Click Clear.

 


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