O365 IT Health & Risk Scanner, its use cases and Assessment Reports
O365 IT Health & Risk Scanner is a Risk Assessment Software for Microsoft Server Technologies. It is a plug and play software that enables the user to run assessments right after a very simple and easy installation process. The Scanner,
1.Uncovers hidden issues and vulnerabilities
2.Provides actionable insights that are instrumental in remediating risks
3.Reduces costs, time and external dependencies
IT Health, Risk & Security Assessments should be executed as a frequent practice to ensure IT infrastructure vulnerabilities are addressed before they interfere with business continuity. However, there are some cases where an IT Risk Assessment becomes a necessity, such as:
1.Technology Transformation Initiatives like – Domain Consolidations & Migrations
2.IT Audit Readiness
3.IT Infrastructure security hardening initiatives
4.Developing, Positioning and Delivering initiatives like Service Improvement and Risk Remediation Plans.
The O365 IT Scanner provides 2 reports after executing an Assessment:
– A summarized report that provides details on Active Directory inventory information, and list of issues classified across different levels of severity – Critical, Serious, Moderate, Low and Passed. The information is structured in graphical and tabular form with Issue details, Issue Impact and Insights for structuring a Resolution Plan available against each individual issue. This can be presented to senior leadership.
2. Spreadsheet Report
– A Technical Report of affected objects that provides a list of queried objects and additional relevant information for each object across every test. This is mostly used by the Technical team for remediating issues.
Operating System: Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer .NET Framework 4.5 or higher Storage: 10 GB of space on HDD RAM: 6 GB of RAM Network: Ensure machine has connectivity to all AD Forest Domain Controllers, Sites and DNS Servers.
Access Requirements for Running Assessments
Local Access: Admin Run O365 IT Scanner as an Administrator
Network Access: Domain Admin Ensure you are logged in as a Domain Admin.
Licensing & Pricing
O365 IT Scanner is licensed per Active Directory Forest basis. Licenses are issued against AD Forest names (FQDN’s).
Licenses are valid for a period of 1 year from the date of activation.
Available Tests & Assessment Coverage
What Assessment Coverage is available with O365 IT Scanner? Which Technologies can the Scanner run Assessments for?
O365 IT Scanner is designed to run Risk Assessments for Microsoft Server Technologies. Microsoft Active Directory sees the most coverage with 100+ Tests. O365 IT Scanner Product Roadmap follows a rapid release cycle with rolling out coverage expansions. These updates bring additional coverage for existing and other technologies in the Microsoft Ecosystem like SQL Server, Exchange Server, Office 365, Azure, etc. Get in touch with Ossisto 365 Sales for information about current Assessment Coverage at Ossisto.com or reach out to email@example.com
O365 IT Scanner is a plug and play software. A Risk Assessment can be executed in 4 steps:
1.Install O365 IT Scanner and Run as Administrator;
a.Activate the Report Dashboard using your Licenses;
2.Ensure DC and WMI connectivity test (automated) shows green across the board;
3.Select the Tests you wish to run and click “Scan”;
4.Import Assessment Data into the Dashboard to review results and publish reports.
Data & Network Security when using O365 IT Health & Risk Scanner
Yes! O365 IT Scanner is an absolutely safe and secure tool for executing IT Risk Assessments. A fully offline dashboard is available to ensure not a shred of Assessment Data comes out of your environment.
No! As part of the Risk Assessment, the Scanner scans your environment extensively and records the findings (Locally in an encrypted file) but does not change anything in the target environment. Running an Assessment with the Scanner is a READ ONLY operation. Your environment, its configuration and its objects stay as is.
Scheduled Reports and Automated Assessments
O365 IT Scanner provides Scheduling features out of the box. Pre-selected Saved Tests can be scheduled to run automatically as preferred.
Yes. In addition to scheduling Assessments, you can have Assessment Reports for Scheduled Tests delivered to you via email.