AntiVirus Program Auditing with Open-AudIT
By Mark Unwin, Open-AudIT Founder and Product Architect, Opmantek.
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 anti virus 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 readble 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!
About the author
Mark Unwin is the Founder and Product Architect of Open-AudIT. He is a champion of open standards and has an interest in open source software as an effective mechanism to enable standards adoption. Open-AudIT has been a passion of his for the last 15 years and leverages his 20 years experience in IT.