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Passive OS Detection

by David Schwalenberg
May 28, 2014

This dashboard presents passive detections of operating systems, using PVS plugin 1.

The dashboard and its components are available in the SecurityCenter Feed, a comprehensive collection of dashboards, reports, assurance report cards and assets. The dashboard can be easily located in the SecurityCenter Feed under the category Monitoring.

The dashboard requirements are:

  • SecurityCenter 4.8
  • PVS 4.0.1
  • This dashboard requires “Full Text Search” to be enabled for each analyzed repository.

Listed below are the included components:

  • Passive OS Detection - By Major Group - This component presents the number of hosts with detected operating systems in the specified major groups. For each group, the percentage of total detections is also displayed.
  • Passive OS Detection - Top 100 - This table presents the top 100 most common operating systems detected on the network, with host counts. The confidence level and method of detecting the operating system are also displayed.
  • Passive OS Detection - Trends - This chart presents 7-day trends of detections of operating systems in the specified major groups.