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.

Steps to succeed with Asset Steps to succeed with Asset

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.

When you import Asset with automatic configuration, the following default settings are configured:

The following default settings are configured:

Setting Default value
Action group
  • Restricted targeting disabled (default): All Computers computer group
  • Restricted targeting enabled: No Computers computer group
Service account The service account is set to the account that you used to import the module.
Import schedule

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 Tanium Incident Response User Guide: Install Index and Tanium Incident Response User Guide: Deploy Index tools.

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. See Installing AssetFor assistance, Contact Tanium Support.

Enable scheduled actions for software inventory and usage and Flexera file evidence content. See Installing Asset. See Configure Asset.

Step 5: Track product presence and usage

Step 4: Track product presence and usage

Begin tracking product presence and usage to meet stated goals.

Review products discovered by Asset. For more information, see View software inventory and usage

Track products in accordance with organizational priorities. For more information, see Track a product to enable reporting

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.