This page has information about using the Insight Agent in InsightIDR including the following:
Insight Agent Installation and Deployment Help has been moved!
See our Insight Agent Help pages for complete agent installation and deployment documentation for all your Insight products.
If you do not want to use the Insight Agent, you can use the Endpoint Monitor instead. The Endpoint Monitor, or Scan Mode, is exclusive to InsightIDR and can run an “agentless scan” that deploys along the Collector instead of through installed software.
Please note the following about the Endpoint Monitor:
- Rapid7 recommends using the Insight Agent over the Endpoint Monitor because the Insight Agent collects real-time data, is capable of more detections, and allows you to use the Scheduled Forsensics feature. See the Insight Agent documentation for Insight Agent deployment instructions.
- If you are a Managed Detection and Response (MDR) customer, you cannot use the Endpoint Monitor. You must install the Insight Agent on at least 80% of your endpoints. Please note that Rapid7 recommends that MDR customers install the Insight Agent on every endpoint possible, and not just 80% of the endpoints. However, the Insight Agent is required to be installed on at least 80% of the endpoints for Full Service monitoring.
- The Endpoint Monitor only works on Windows assets.
See the Endpoint Monitor documentation for more information.
By default, the Endpoint Monitor and the Insight Agent monitor the following event codes:
1102, 4624, 4625, 4648, 4720
Security logs when running on a Domain Controller*
1102, 4624, 4625, 4648, 4704, 4720, 4722, 4724, 4725, 4728, 4732, 4738, 4740, 4741, 4756, 4767, 4768, 4769
Windows Defender Antivirus
1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1116, 1117, 1118, 1119, 1120, 1150, 1151, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2020, 2021, 2030, 2031, 2040, 2041, 2042, 3002, 3007, 5000, 5001, 5004, 5007, 5008, 5009, 5010, 5011, 5012, 5100, 5101
*Note that you must opt in to collect Security Event Logs from the Domain Controller. Contact support for more information.
The data provided by the Insight Agent and the Endpoint Monitor contributes to the following alerts:
- brute force - asset
- brute force - local account
- detection evasion - event log deletion
- detection evasion - local event log deletion
- endpoint threat intelligence match
- exploit mitigated
- flagged hash on asset
- flagged process on asset
- honey file accessed
- kerberos privilege elevation exploit
- lateral movement - local administrator impersonation
- lateral movement - local credentials
- local honey credential privilege escalation attempt
- malicious hash on asset
- new local user account created
- protocol poisoning detected
- remote file execution detected
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