This documentation includes content for releases that might not be available on-premises. For the latest on-premises Asset documentation, see the PDF version of Tanium™ Asset User Guide version 1.24.77.
Succeeding with Asset
Follow these best practices to achieve maximum value and success with Tanium Asset. These steps align with the key benchmark metrics: age of assets, frequency of imports and exports, key vendors with tracked products, and unused tracked products.
Step 1: Gain organizational effectiveness
Develop a dedicated Change management process for the implementation and maintenance of Tanium Asset.
Define distinct roles and responsibilities in a RACI chart for change management.
Validate cross-functional Organizational alignment.
Track Operational metrics.
Step 2: Define initial goals for software identification and usage
Analyze existing policies and procedures for software usage and license reclamation.
Choose high-cost or high-impact products to inventory and analyze.
Step 3: Install Tanium modules
Install Tanium Client Management, which provides Tanium Endpoint Configuration. See Tanium Client Management User Guide: Installing Client Management.
Install Tanium Trends. See Tanium Trends User Guide: Installing Trends.
Install Tanium Connect. See Tanium Connect User Guide: Installing Connect.
Install Tanium Asset. See Installing Asset.
(Tanium 7.4.5 and later) When you import Asset, the following default settings are configured:
The following default settings are configured:
For information about how the action group relates to what actions Asset can take on particular endpoints, and how to change the action group, see (Optional) Configure the Asset action group.
The import schedule is set to start collecting data and generating reports.
To locate file-based evidence, install Tanium Index and verify that endpoint file systems are being indexed. Deploy the Asset Start File Evidence Scan and Asset Collect MS Exchange Info packages to your endpoints. For more information, see "Install Index" and "Deploy Index tools to endpoints" in the Tanium Incident Response User Guide.
Do not install Index if you are using Tanium Threat Response. Threat Response automatically installs Index.
Step 4: Configure supporting tools
Step 3: Configure supporting tools
To support primary user tracking, install the Core AD Query Content solution.
Enable scheduled actions for software inventory and usage
Step 5: Report product presence and usage
Step 4: Report product presence and usage
Enable reporting to monitor product presence and usage to meet stated goals.
Review products discovered by Asset. For more information, see View software inventory and usage
Enable reporting for products in accordance with organizational priorities. For more information, see Enable reporting in Asset
Plan software usage analysis with stakeholders.
Step 6: Monitor Asset metrics
Step 5: Monitor Asset metrics
From the Asset Overview page, review the Age of Assets panel.
To understand the frequency of imports and exports, review Inventory Management > Schedules.
In Software Inventory & Usage > All Vendors, review the key vendors with tracked products. For more information, see Monitor and troubleshoot key vendors with tracked products.
In Software Inventory & Usage > All Products, identify the unused tracked products. For more information, see Monitor and troubleshoot unused tracked software.
Last updated: 5/30/2023 12:08 PM | Feedback