The Remote Audit is a method of WAN audit, based on the deployment of standalone audit agents to a remote network. With this method, you can regularly audit offsite computers and remote networks that have no direct connection to the local network.
The Remote Audit method offers two deployment scenarios for audit agents:
- Install the audit agent to every remote computer.
- Deploy the Inventory Analyzer package to a centralized location in the remote network and automate the audit agent using domain logon scripts or scheduled tasks.
Depending on the way how audit snapshots are delivered to Alloy Discovery, the Remote Audit method comes in two modes: FTP delivery and e-mail delivery.
When using this audit method, there is no direct link between the Inventory Server and deployed audit agents; this is why any configuration changes or updated versions of the audit agents have to be manually re-deployed.