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ATD Estimating volumes

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Hello.

McAfee has some limited guidance in regards to estimating desktop file volumes that would end put being sent for assessment by the TIE server to an ATD Cluster. It's basically a rule of thumb that says 0.33 file/device/day. 

I wonder if people have suggestions based on experiences for estimating the volume of executables that would be sent to ATD for assessment? It seems to me the only tool we really have to do a sanity check on the McAfee rule of thumb is to look at the number of unknown files in TIE.

Thanks, 

André

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Re: ATD Estimating volumes

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I have a similar query and got some information from mcafee guy.

I want to estimate how many vatd appliances I need to deploy, and I was told that there is no proper way to estimate how many samples will be sent to atd, hence a good way to estimate how many atd appliances to deploy is at least setup an atd cluster, enable sandboxing and observe atd's payload, if it's heavy payload on every atd analysis node, then add more atd appliance until it fits. 

To your question, I guess you can firstly setup an atd cluster(for large deployments), enable sandboxing and monitor how many files scanned by using some atd built-in queries - in atd web gui-> analysis-> analysis reports, you can list all samples scanned in last 24 hrs or 7 days; in atd web gui-> dashboard, there also has a built-in chart "files analyzed by engine" can help you a little to estimated how many files scanned by atd.

Can also use CSR to get a more detailed report btw.

 

HTH

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Re: ATD Estimating volumes

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I have a similar query and got some information from mcafee guy.

I want to estimate how many vatd appliances I need to deploy, and I was told that there is no proper way to estimate how many samples will be sent to atd, hence a good way to estimate how many atd appliances to deploy is at least setup an atd cluster, enable sandboxing and observe atd's payload, if it's heavy payload on every atd analysis node, then add more atd appliance until it fits. 

To your question, I guess you can firstly setup an atd cluster(for large deployments), enable sandboxing and monitor how many files scanned by using some atd built-in queries - in atd web gui-> analysis-> analysis reports, you can list all samples scanned in last 24 hrs or 7 days; in atd web gui-> dashboard, there also has a built-in chart "files analyzed by engine" can help you a little to estimated how many files scanned by atd.

Can also use CSR to get a more detailed report btw.

 

HTH

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