Scanning Network Storage



This article shall serve as a guide on how to set up Enterprise Recon to locate and scan a local network drive. (eg. NAS, SAN)



  1. In the Enterprise Recon web console, start a new search and choose to add an unlisted Target
  2. In the "Server" category, enter your network drive's hostname then proceed to the next step
  3. In the "Network Storage" category, select either "Windows Share" or "UNIX file share" depending on the type of file system your network drive uses
    *Only select "Remote access via SSH" if your network drive uses an unsupported file system


  4. Enter the path you want to scan on your network drive, as well as your credentials (if using Windows Share/Remote access via SSH), and specify the proxy agent to use to connect to your network drive

    Note: If you are running a scan against a network share (e.g: Technology/BAU), you should enter the path as "Technology/BAU"
  5. Proceed with the scan



Please note the points below if you encounter issues scanning your Network storage.

Only Windows Node Agents can be used to perform a remote file share scan of a CIFS/SMBFS-based network storage, regardless of the Target's Operating System.
The same fact holds true for scanning of a Windows system, as this uses Windows's file sharing protocol & WMI, which is not available on UNIX platforms.

As a baseline, we advise customers to always use Windows Node Agents to scan Windows-based Targets and Unix Node Agents to scan Unix-based Targets wherever possible.



 All information in this article is accurate and true as of the last edited date.

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