The software inventory can be accessed by clicking on the SOFTWARE item in the inventory sidebar. By default this will take you to the list of installed software products.
In the output listings, color codes are used to identify certain software categories. As an example, engineering software is exposed in magenta, whereas SCADA/HMI software is exposed in yellow.
The software product list lets you examine characteristics of your installed software products, such as product lifecycle stage, and determine where a given software or firmware product is installed.
You can use the sort and filter bar to limit the output listing.
By default, only the software categories "OS" (operating system) and "Application" are shown in order not to mess up the listing with hundreds or thousands of software components and patches. You can select or deselect any software category by using the drop-down menu in the filter bar. Note that you can select multiple categories.
After selecting the software categories that you are interested in, click on the filter bar to activate your selection and to close the drop-down menu.
To export the result list to Excel, click the "Excel Export" button in the command bar. To export as a Portable Inventory Data JSON file, click the "JSON Export" button.
Software product profiles
You can get additional details about a software or firmware product by selecting the product in the software product inventory and then clicking on the Profile button in the command bar. Another way to launch the software product profile is to click on the product's name in other profiles such as device profiles.
The software product profile is shown in a new browser window. The following is a sample software profile for Windows 2008 Server.
In a software product profile you see the following sections that can be expanded and collapsed by clicking on the section headers:
The product name, vendor, and version. If set, there may also be a picture, such as the vendor's company logo.
General information such as the product category (for example, "operating system") and a link to the vendor's product page. Here you may also find product lifecycle information.
The content of any custom fields.
A more verbose description of the software product, if set.
Any known and published security vulnerabilities of this software product, grouped by CVE priority/severity. Groups highlighted in orange contain CVEs with known exploits.
A list of problem reports that have been issued for this software product, if any. For details check the problem management workflow in OTbase.
A list of all installations of this software product, grouped by reference locations.
Any files that have been attached to this software product, such as installation images, documentation, configuration guidelines, user manuals etc.