User Scoping and Blackout Windows Highlight New Versions of Syxsense Secure and Manage
January 14, 2020 at 19:05 PM EST
Syxsense Secure and Syxsense Manage have announced an exciting new array of features, including user scoping, blackout windows, and an optimized patch scanner
User Scoping limits individual console users to only those devices their Syxsense User Account is authorized to see and manage This ensures that users can manage, secure, and patch only those devices within their scope. Unauthorized users will not be able to act on or see devices not to their assigned scope.
How Scope is Defined
An admin user creates a GROUP in Syxsense. That group can contain queries, devices, sites or other groups and can be based on any inventory attribute.
In the User Accounts module for an individual user, a drop down of available groups allows assignment of a single group to that user. Also highlighted are the two new User Account options for enhanced security.
How a Scope is Filtered in Console
Similar to a query results view, the device grid is filtered by referencing a small background table containing the deviceID results for that query/group.
Actions a Scoped User Cannot Perform
Blackout Windows give devices more intelligence about when updates can occur, respecting sensitive times. Tasks ask devices if their local timezone falls with the blackout hours. If it does, no actions start until the blackout hours are over.
Using Blackout Windows in Tasks
To understand when tasks will run, the Task Schedule step to the Wizard now has three choices:
Where Blackout Windows are Defined
Blackout windows can be defined at global level for all devices, on a task (overrides global), and on an individual device (overrides task).
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