Create an application compliance rule
Application compliance rules define how SolarWinds N-central categorizes software applications found on discovered devices. Used in conjunction with application compliance settings and service, you can ensure a customer's devices only use the recommended or authorized software on their system, minimalizing the potential of pirated software or malware that could potentially harm their network.
SolarWinds N-central uses rules when discovering new devices. It scans the device's hard disk for software and compares the names to the configured rules and applies the configured category. If a software title does not exist in the rules, you can use the application compliance setings to classify it.
- Click Configuration > Monitoring > Application Compliance Rules.
- Click Add Rule.
- Use the drop-down list boxes to define the rule's parameters.
- Click OK.
- Click Save when you are finished adding rules.
The rules appear in the list. You can change the order of the rule by clicking and dragging a row.