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What is the definition of an asset for VDR and how is an asset licensed?

This article explains assets and how they are counted for license consumption with Secureworks® Taegis™ VDR.

Assets are divided into two categories within the Secureworks® Taegis™ VDR platform: Servers and Websites. Both are defined below.

Server assets represent endpoints that expose a service and are reachable either within a local network or on the Internet. Both local and Internet servers are assigned and defined by an IP and are tracked uniquely through advanced fingerprinting, as the IP could change over time. The IP address & fingerprint points to a specific computer, whether physical hardware or virtual. When Secureworks® Taegis™ VDR completes a scan, each new unique server IP address & fingerprint is counted as a license consumed. Once a unique IP address & fingerprint is counted, no matter how many more times it is scanned during the scan period, it will only consume one license.

Websites or web applications use a URL as the unique identifier which contains the protocol to be used (HTTP(s)) and a fully qualified domain name. A website on the internet has an IP address, but there can be a one-to-many relationship between a single IP address and multiple websites. Every domain name is unique and therefore the URL which contains a single domain is a reliable identifier for websites. When Secureworks® Taegis™ VDR scans each new unique URL, it is counted as a license consumed. Once a unique URL is counted, no matter how many more times it is scanned during the scan period, it will only consume one license.

Secureworks® Taegis™ VDR’s scan period is typically 30 days. Contact us for information about the scan period options for Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs).