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    Device Discovery

    What is Device Discovery?

    Device discovery is the process of scanning a network to discover devices such as routers, switches, printers, workstations, servers, and mobile devices.

    Why is device discovery important?

    Unknown devices on a network that are not managed introduce significant risk to an organization. Unknown and unmanaged devices increase the cyber attack surface of an organization.

    What is comprehensive device discovery?

    Comprehensive device discovery is the ability to fetch data continuously from any source that knows about devices at any cadence. Comprehensive device discovery aggregates, correlates, and normalizes data from multiple sources.