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Gilian
Product Team
Product Team

Hi everyone!

Lansweeper is delighted to announce the availability of its new Network Discovery in your Lansweeper Site, now in Preview. Discover more details of your assets remotely with Network Discovery, now available on Windows, Linux and macOS with auto update on all platforms.

 

How to access (Full) Network Discovery in your Lansweeper Site

  • During Preview, Network Discovery can still produce duplicate assets. Optionally, you can resolve duplicate assets by opening Scanning › Discovery systems and unlinking the Network Discovery system(s), and removing all related data.

A brief explanation

  • Learn how to install/deploy Network Discovery here.

  • If you chose to link your Network Discovery with your Lansweeper Site, it will be shown in Scanning > Discovery systems.

  • To see the assets your Network Discovery brought in, you can check Inventory > All assets. You can also use Inventory > Installations > %Name of the Network Discovery Hub% to filter on the assets of a specific installation. Some data might still be missing we’re continuously mapping and expanding our global data model.

Product comparison

Lansweeper Network Discovery vs Lansweeper On-premises and OT Discovery

Topic Network Discovery Lansweeper On-premises OT Discovery

Summary

Discover all IT assets in your network. OT discovery will be added to the same installer/package later on

Discover all IT assets in your network

Discover all OT assets in your network

Asset reach

Tracks both the machine running Network Discovery and discovers IT (and later OT) assets remotely

Tracks both the machine running Network Discovery and discovers IT assets remotely

Tracks both the machine running Network Discovery and discovers OT assets remotely

Asset data

Expanded default IT (and later OT) discovery data set (extra data like user info on macOS)

Default IT discovery data set

Default OT discovery data set

Credentials

Requires credentials to get all asset details remotely. Can recognize assets without credential though

Requires credentials to get all asset details remotely. Can recognize assets without credential though

Requires credentials to get all asset details remotely. Can recognize assets without credential though

Network access

  • Requires specific OT ports to be open on the assets to discover.

  • To sync with your Lansweeper Site, HTTP2 proxy is not supported

Auto update

Yes, on Windows, Linux and macOS

No, manual update

Yes, on Windows, Linux and macOS

Vulnerability risks

Built on .NET 6.0 with a reduced vulnerability risk in comparison to .NET FW 4.8

Built on .NET FW 4.8 with a higher vulnerability risk in comparison to .NET 6.0

Built on .NET 6.0 with a reduced vulnerability risk in comparison to .NET FW 4.8

 

Lansweeper Network Discovery vs Lansweeper IT Agent (Portable) Discovery

Topic

Summary

Discover all IT (and later OT) assets in your network

Get all details of the computers you know that have IT Agent Discovery installed and running as a background service or daemon.

Planned, not available yet. Get all details of the computers on which you run IT Agent as a foreground application. Ideal to be included in a logon script

Asset reach

Tracks both the machine running Network Discovery and discovers IT (and later OT) assets remotely

Local computer tracking where the IT Agent Discovery is running

Local computer tracking where the IT Agent Discovery is running

Credentials

Requires credentials to get all asset details remotely

Does not require credentials

Does not require credentials

Network access

Requires specific ports to be open on the assets to discover. See 

Few connectivity requirements. See 

A connection to a Lansweeper Network Discovery - Hub component or a location to store the discovery result file in, for later import.

 
Request for feedback

It's time for us to let you try and test this new feature. We hope this first version will give you an easy-to-deploy network discovery.

Finally, we're all ears! Your feedback is valuable, and we'd love to hear it.

Feel free to share in the comments or share your logs and screenshots privately to preview@lansweeper.com

Kind regards,

Gilian De Raes
Product Manager | Lansweeper

 
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mem16421
Engaged Sweeper

I am connected to different OT network weekly, when will OT be added to Network Discovery?

Currently scheduled for week of Sep 9th 2024

That is great to hear, and I am eager to test it out.  I did post a support question on an OT backplane discovery issue, so I am hoping this is corrected in the new implementation.