Asset overview

With Asset, you can get a complete and up-to-date view of your enterprise inventory. An asset is any endpoint that is managed by a Tanium Client, such as a computer, server, or virtual machine. The inventory is an aggregation of live asset data with the most recent data from offline assets.

You can build reports to show an overview of all assets, or you can drill down into specific endpoints or users.


Sources define where Asset gets data from. By default, Asset runs scheduled saved questions in Tanium to populate information about endpoints in the Asset database.

You can augment Asset inventory data with data from an SQL Server database. By importing data that is typically not available on an endpoint into the Asset data store, you can enable filtering and reporting on information such as department, cost center, building, and location.

Online and offline asset data aggregation

Asset aggregates data from both online and offline assets into one complete reporting data set. This data is populated from saved questions that are scheduled on a configurable basis. All endpoints that have answered Tanium Asset questions are visible in Asset reports. You can configure how long to keep data for endpoints that have not answered Tanium Asset questions.

Predefined reports

Asset comes with a set of predefined reports to help you prepare for audit and inventory activities.

  • All Assets
  • Physical Machine Summary
  • Virtual Machine Summary
  • Platform Summary
  • All Users
  • All Software
  • All Microsoft Software
  • All Adobe Software
  • Age of Assets
  • Age of Assets for Lost Devices
  • Age of Assets for New Devices
  • SIU Installed Products
  • SIU Endpoints
  • SIU Product Usage
  • SIU Product Last Used

Summary report

Summary reports group data by attributes that you select and display a count of matching endpoints.

You can drill down on the endpoint count and see a filtered list of computer details, which includes the software and hardware information about the asset.

If the report contains the computer name or user name attributes, you can also drill down for further details, such as operating system and hardware information.

Custom reports

You can build custom reports that are based on any existing report. You can also create your own reports from existing Tanium sensor data or custom content. You can create custom reports to show assets by department, location, user group, or other attributes.


You can build an alternative perspective of the Asset data with views. Views specify available attributes and can filter the included data. You can export data from a view to Tanium Connect.

Software inventory and usage

You can monitor software inventory and usage on endpoints. Enable reporting for a product to view the data in Asset.

Data export

Tanium™ Connect

You can use any predefined reports, custom reports, or views as a connection source and send to destinations such as Email, File, HTTP, Socket Receiver, Splunk, and SQL Server.


You can use the existing Tanium Client to populate information in Flexera FlexNet Manager Suite (FNMS).

ServiceNow CMDB

You can define the server, attribute mappings, and schedule for data to be exported to ServiceNow CMDB, ensuring that it has up-to-date information.

Interoperability with other Tanium products

Asset works with other Tanium products to provide additional features and reporting.

Tanium™ API Gateway

Use API Gateway to access the Asset API. For more information, see Create an Import API source and Reference: API Gateway examples for Asset.

Tanium™ Trends

Asset features Trends boards that provide data visualization of Asset concepts. The Asset board displays the number of endpoints reporting to Asset, and how the data is being used in reports, views, and data exports. The following panels are in the Asset board:

  • Total Number of Endpoints
  • Number of Endpoints Seen Today
  • Age of Assets
  • ServiceNow Insights
  • Report Operations
  • Number of Reports
  • Number of Views
  • Average Job Duration

For more information about how to import the Trends boards that are provided by Asset, see Tanium Trends User Guide: Importing the initial gallery.

Tanium Connect

With Tanium Connect, you can send data to destinations, such as email, file, HTTP, Socket Receiver, Splunk, and SQL Server.

REST APIs to manage assets

You can use the REST APIs for Asset to manage assets, including viewing asset details in the Asset database, deleting an asset, and managing views.

To view the Asset REST API documentation, from the Asset Overview page, click Help , and click Asset API Documentation.