Fortra VM Quick Start
Follow these steps to start using Fortra VM:
- Do You Have an Account?
- Configure Scanner Profile
- Install Your RNA™
- Internal network profiles define all internal facing assets including workstation, Intranet servers, printers, etc., and require an RNA attached to a client’s internal network.
- External network profiles define all external facing assets including routers, perimeter security devices, web servers, and email servers, and do not require an RNA attached to the network.
- Schedule a Scan
- Check the Scan Results
- Create a Report
- Check Progress in Active View
If you do not have a Fortra VM account, contact Technical Support.
To scan external IP addresses, enter those addresses when configuring the external scanner profile.
See related: Scanners
Make sure your RNA is properly installed and activated. Contact Technical Support if you have questions or need assistance.
See related: Install RNA™ Virtual Scanner Appliance
See related: Install RNA™ Hardware Scanner Appliance
The Reconnaissance Network Appliance (RNA) is a physical or virtual appliance installed on your network for the purpose of running vulnerability scans against your assets. The comprehensive data gathered by the RNA is presented to you on Fortra VM, a web portal that helps you understand and manage your vulnerabilities without requiring on-site staff.
The RNA utilizes a hardened Linux-based distribution to scan every IP accessible device including servers, printers, routers, switches, etc.; and transfers detected data through a secure connection to Fortra VM. This secure connection allows for the execution of internal testing on a client’s network. The RNA is wholly owned and maintained by Fortra. It must be returned upon completion of the Service Agreement.
An internal RNA resides inside the client perimeter security devices and performs security assessments on all internal client assets as configured in the Fortra VM Interface.
On the Fortra VM site header, select New > Scan to schedule your first scan.
See related: Create and Run Scans
If you encounter errors, such as when you include Ad Hoc IP Ports, contact Technical Support.
Once your scan completes, select Scan > Scan Activity and choose your scan to see its detailed results.
See related: Understand Scan Activity
On the scan results page, select Build Report.
See related: Create a Report
To see your environment’s security posture and learn how to improve it:
- From the navigation menu, select Active View.
- Choose one of the following tabs: Details Overview, Assets or Vulnerabilities.
Active View aggregates data from all your scans and also includes your Security GPA®.
See related: Security GPA
To further understand what you see in Active View, refer to the Active View System Health topics.