Activating Your Axonius-hosted (SaaS) Trial
  • 10 Apr 2024
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Activating Your Axonius-hosted (SaaS) Trial

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This article is applicable for companies that have signed up for 30-day trials of Axonius-hosted (SaaS).

Axonius-hosted (SaaS) trials deliver the full functionality of the Axonius platform.

In this article, we'll cover everything you need to get started with your trial.

If you are interested in trying Axonius-hosted (SaaS) for 30-days, sign up here:

Logging In and Creating User Accounts

Once you've been approved for a trial, you'll receive an email with login instructions. After the initial login, you will be able to create additional user accounts using the Users on the System Settings page. For more information, refer to Manage Users.

The dashboard will be empty and there will be no data when you first log into Axonius. For data to populate, you must first connect adapters.

Connecting Adapters & Fetching Data

Axonius gathers asset data by connecting to the solutions you already use through API integrations. We call the integrations “adapters”, and you’ll need to provide credentials to these solutions in Axonius to get started.

For step-by-step instructions on connecting adapters, see the Adapters page.

You can configure the schedule of data fetches for each connected adapter, or set a global discovery schedule for all adapters that have been connected.

Recommended Adapters

The more adapters you connect, the more comprehensive your asset inventory will be. For this trial, we recommend connecting any of the following to Axonius adapters:

To see a full list of supported adapters, visit our adapter list.

Installing the Axonius Gateway

To connect adapters that are only accessible by an internal network, you must configure and install the Axonius Gateway on a server that has access to those sources.

The Axonius Gateway enables to establish a secure link between an internal network and the Axonius cloud instance.
For more details, see Install the Axonius Gateway.

Working with Assets

The consolidated Assets page acts as a centralized hub to see all asset types in one location. It allows you to manage assets discovered in your environment

Assets are organized into the following categories:

  • Compute - Includes assets such as Devices, Vulnerabilities, Database, Containers, etc.
  • Identity - Includes assets such as Users, Groups, Roles, Accounts, etc.
  • Applications - Includes assets such as Software, SaaS Applications, User Extensions, Licenses, Expenses, Secrets, etc.
  • Tickets - Includes tickets from applications like ServiceNow.
  • Network - Includes assets such as Networks, Load Balancers, Network Services, Network Devices, Firewalls, etc.
  • Storage - Includes assets such as Object Storage, File Systems, Disks, etc.
  • Alerts & Incidents - Includes Alerts and Incidents.

Examining Assets

The Asset Profile page displays all the collected and correlated details about the asset selected.

To open the Asset Profile page from an assets page, click the relevant asset record.


The Asset Profile page shows all of the fields fetched by that asset in one place. The page is divided into a left pane and tables. Choose various options in the left pane to display different tables. The profile name in the header is the 'Host/Asset Name' of the selected device, the 'User Name' of the selected user and other relevant names for each asset type.

You can inspect asset details by looking at populated fields from each adapter source, and you can also gain an aggregated view that provides a single view by correlating all data from adapters that know about the asset.

Run and Save Queries

Once you have asset data, you can use the Axonius Query Wizard to find assets that deviate from compliance.

You can experiment by running and altering pre-defined saved queries, or try new queries of your own.

Check out the Use Cases page to learn how to craft queries for finding endpoint coverage, devices not being scanned for vulnerabilities, unmanaged and rogue devices, and more.

Getting More Out of Your Trial

From connecting adapters to generating reports, we've outlined seven key milestones to getting started with Axonius.

See how to accomplish each milestone here.

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