Welcome to your Nucleus Getting Started Guide!
Nucleus makes all your vulnerability data action-ready where you want it.
We have a tried and tested framework called The 5 Stages of Vulnerability Management Success, which will help you learn how to build out your dashboard and workflows in the most effective way possible.
Introducing The 5 Stages Of Vulnerability Management Success
These 5 stages will lay the foundation for your journey to transform your vulnerability management program.
Stages 1 and 2 cover the basics that all types of customers will need to know when learning how to use Nucleus. Stages 3, 4, and 5 are where you can start to choose the parts that are relevant to you, for your specific processes and workflows. (If you are an MSSP, we have a special section in the documentation for you here.)
Stage 1 - Set up projects
Nucleus allows you to organize your vulnerability data in any way that makes sense for your organization using Projects. A Project is a workspace or a collection of vulnerability data in order to accomplish two goals: 1) Manage access to vulnerability information by different users or team and 2) Drill down and see reports, metrics, and analysis for specific collections of vulnerability information.
You should have an example project set up for you already by your Nucleus support team.
This stage sets up a structure for everything else you do in Nucleus.
- Adding Projects - Understand and create the core building blocks of Nucleus
Stage 2 - Import scan data
- Manual Scan Import - Get your data into Nucleus fast
- Connector Scan Import - Set up for future automation by pulling scan data into Nucleus directly from your existing tools
- You can also import via the API. Check out the API docs for your instance using the following button in the top right of the Nucleus window:
Stage 3 - Collaborate with your team
This is Nucleus user management in a nutshell. If you have additional questions, please contact your Nucleus support representative and they would be happy to assist you.
- Roles & Permissions - Decide who can view or modify vulnerability data at the project level
- Invite Users - Get your team members on board
Stage 4 - Organize your assets
Organizing assets in Nucleus is primarily done within a Nucleus project via the use of asset groups, which are used to isolate groups of assets that have things in common, such as functionality, physical location, responsible person/team, business criticality, or business unit.
- Asset Groups - Group assets together that have things in common
- Asset Editing - Edit all the data related to an asset
Stage 5 - Automate!
- Asset Processing Rules - Automatically group new assets as they are discovered
- Creating Automation Rules - Automate your scan data workflow
- Scheduling Reports - Automate report creation and delivery