Status Date Fields Explained

High-level descriptions of the four status fields.

Status Date Fields Explained

Discovery dates (First Discovered On/Last Discovered On) are populated directly from the scanners, and ingestion dates (First Ingested On/Last Ingested On) are populated from the timestamps in Ivanti Neurons’ database. By capturing these date fields, Ivanti Neurons can provide a comprehensive view of when a vulnerability was first or last found by a scanner and first or last ingested by Ivanti Neurons.

First Discovered On

The earliest date that the scanner explicitly provides for when it identifies a vulnerability on an asset. Scanners may provide a discovery date for each vulnerability. When the scanner does not provide a valid date, the field displays “Not Available” in the Finding Detail.

Last Discovered On

The latest date that the scanner explicitly provides for when it identifies a vulnerability on an asset. The Last Discovered On can be the same date as the First Discovered On date; however, the Last Discovered On date will be updated once a later date is ingested. When the scanner does not provide a valid date, the field displays “Not Available” in the Finding Detail.

First Ingested On

The earliest database timestamp on record for when Ivanti Neurons ingests a vulnerability. This can be done by manually uploading a scan file or running a connector and pulling the latest scan files into Ivanti Neurons.

Last Ingested On

The latest database timestamp on record for when Ivanti Neurons ingests a vulnerability. Timestamps are updated when pre-existing vulnerabilities in Ivanti Neurons are still present in the most recent scan file uploaded manually or by a connector.

Deprecated Fields

Discovered On

The distinction of scanner versus Ivanti Neurons dates is better understood with the new Discovered and Ingested fields. The Discovered On field was deprecated in 2021 since the information is more clearly captured by the new fields. The field is still visible for legacy purposes. Best practices dictate removing this field from the list view, as it should not be used. This article shows how to hide columns from display in a list view.

Last Found On

This is the scanner-provided date or the last assessment date if not provided by the scanner. The Last Found On field was deprecated in 2021 since the scanner-provided dates are captured by Discovered By dates. The field is still visible for legacy purposes. Best practices dictate removing this field from the list view, as it should not be used. This article shows how to hide columns from display in a list view.