June 2nd, 2016
AntiVirus Program Auditing with Open-AudIT
By Mark Unwin - Open-AudIT Founder and Product Lead
Your AntiVirus console should tell you which PCs have their AntiVirus software installed. But will it tell you which PCs don’t have their AntiVirus software installed? What about your server’s that live in a DMZ or another disconnected network? What about AntiVirus software from another vendor?
Because Open-AudIT captures the programs installed on a PC, Open-AudIT can report on specific installed programs very easily.
Open-AudIT contains a query for installed antivirus software which will tell you not only which PCs have which AntiVirus software installed, but also those without AntiVirus software installed.
Information is presented in an easily readable table format that is exportable to CSV (Excel), HTML, XML and JSON formats.
This is a very simple query and can easily be extended by the user to add additional software names when checking (if your antivirus software name doesn’t match the default names provided).
To enable the query go to menu -> Admin -> Queries -> Activate Query. You will see a list of available queries. Click the ‘tick’ icon on the right side to activate the “Installed AntiVirus” query and make it appear in your menu’s.
Now go back to the homepage and click on the name of a group.
Once you see that group of devices, click menu -> Queries -> Installed – AntiVirus.
Done. How easy was that!