Hosts View

Note: The information in this topic applies to NetWitness Version 11.1 and later.

The Hosts view provides a list of all hosts with an Endpoint agent installed. To access this view, go to Hosts. By default, hosts are sorted based on the risk score.



What do you want to do?

User Role I want to ... Show me how
Threat Hunter review hosts with highest risk score*

Analyze Hosts Using the Risk Score

Threat Hunter analyze hosts* Investigating Hosts
Threat Hunter perform adhoc scan*

Scan Hosts

Threat Hunter review host details*

Analyze Host Details

Threat Hunter search on snapshot*

Search Files on Host

Threat Hunter analyze processes*

Investigating a Process

Threat Hunter review reported anomalies*

Analyze Anomalies

Threat Hunter analyze risky users* Analyzing Risky Users

Threat Hunter

analyze events*

Analyzing Events

Threat Hunter download files for deeper analysis* Analyzing Downloaded Files
Threat Hunter perform external lookups* Launch an External Lookup for a File
Threat Hunter change file status or remediate* Changing File Status or Remediate

Threat Hunter

filter files*

Filter Host Details

Threat Hunter isolate host from network* Isolating Hosts from Network
Threat Hunter download MFT*, system dump*, or process dump Performing Host Forensics

*You can perform this task in the current view.

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Quick Look

Below is an example of the Hosts view:


1 Filter Hosts.You can filter the hosts by selecting the options in the Filters panel and create filters. For more information, see Filter Hosts.
2 Actions in the toolbar:

Server drop-down list - You can select the Endpoint server or Endpoint Broker server to view the hosts.

Analyze Events - Lets you investigate a particular host, IP address, username, filename, or hash to get the entire context of the activity. For more information, see Analyzing Events.

Start Scan - Starts a scan for the selected hosts.

Stop Scan - Stops a scan for the selected hosts.

More Actions - Provides options to:

Note: You can perform the above actions from the right-click context menu.


Sort Columns. Lets you sort on column titles.


Export to CSV - Extracts host attributes to a CSV file. For more information, see Export Host Attributes.


Settings Menu. You can set Hosts view preferences by selecting columns from the Settings menu. For more information, see Set Hosts Preference.


Show/Hide Host Properties Panel. Click a row to show or hide the Host Properties panel. It displays the following tabs:

Host details - Displays the host information such as Network Interfaces, operating system, hardware and others.

Risk details - Displays the distinct alerts associated with the risk score.


View Agent History - Displays the list of commands issued to the agent. For more information, see View Agent History.