FAQ

1) O365 IT Health & Risk Scanner, its use cases and Assessment Reports

1.1) What is O365 IT Health & Risk Scanner?

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

1.2) What are some examples where O365 IT Scanner can be used?

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.

1.3) What is reported as part of an IT Risk Assessment?

The O365 IT Scanner provides 2 reports after executing an Assessment:
      1.PDF Report – 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.

2) System Requirements

2.1) What are the Minimum System Requirements for running the O365 IT Scanner?

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.

3) Access Requirements for Running Assessments

3.1) What level of Local and Network Access is needed for running an assessment with O365 IT Scanner?

Local Access: Admin Run O365 IT Scanner as an Administrator Network Access: Domain Admin Ensure you are logged in as a Domain Admin.

4) Licensing & Pricing

4.1) How is O365 IT Scanner Licensed?

O365 IT Scanner is licensed per Active Directory Forest basis. Licenses are issued against AD Forest names (FQDN’s).

4.2) How long are licenses valid for?

Licenses are valid for a period of 1 year from the date of activation.

4.3) What is the price of 1 AD Forest License?

Prices depend upon the size of the infrastructure. We ask for the number of Domain Controllers in the AD Forest before issuing a license. For more details about pricing, get in touch with our sales team by filling out the contact form available here or send an email to sales@localhost

5) Available Tests & Assessment Coverage

5.1) 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 sales@localhost

6) Executing Assessments

6.1) How is an assessment executed?

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.

7) Data & Network Security when using O365 IT Health & Risk Scanner

7.1) Is it SAFE to use O365 IT Scanner? Does any data leave the environment?

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.

7.2) Will the Scanner change anything in the 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.

8) Scheduled Reports and Automated Assessments

8.1) Can Assessments be Automated?

O365 IT Scanner provides Scheduling features out of the box. Pre-selected Saved Tests can be scheduled to run automatically as preferred.

8.2) Are reports available via email?

Yes. In addition to scheduling Assessments, you can have Assessment Reports for Scheduled Tests delivered to you via email.