With an active alerts report you can:
- Quickly learn which devices are vulnerable to threats
- Identify which devices require software updates
- Review your alert remediation activities
Here are the different types of alerts that might impact the devices in your network:
- Hardware alerts inform you about End-of-Life (EoL) issues with the devices in your network.
- Software alerts inform you about EoL issues with the software versions you use in your network.
- Security alerts inform you about the security vulnerabilities that are associated with specific devices in your network.
- Hardware Field Notices (FNs) inform you about other significant issues (apart from security vulnerability issues) with a hardware device. A hardware FN often requires customer action, such as a Return Material Authorization (RMA).
- Software FNs inform you of other significant issues (apart from security vulnerability issues) with a software version you use in your network. A software FN often requires customer action as well.
SNTC alert reporting takes into account the hardware and software versions, IOS and running config of devices, when that information is available, to determine level of vulnerability (Vulnerable, Potentially Vulnerable, etc.). These reports help network administrators and technicians focus on the alerts and FNs that are most important, which improves operational efficiency and risk management.