As you read through the documentation, you will see commonly used terms. These are the definitions of each to familiarize yourself with ahead of time.


Alerts are triggered when a certain events occurs based on rules defined in the Rules Engine.
Analysis reports
Analysis reports are reports which run as tasks, rather than being generated on-the-fly. These reports are static, so any changes to your inventory may result in assets no longer being accessible from the report.
An asset is a unique network entity from the perspective of the system running the Explorer.
Automatic queries
Automatic queries are certain queries you always want to run after a scan. After the query runs, you will be able to view its results in the queries table.
The dashboard provides trend data and insights that will help you assess how your inventory is changing over time.
Discovery scan
A discovery scan finds, identifies, and builds an inventory of all the connected devices and assets on your internal network.
The Explorer is a lightweight scan engine that enables network and asset discovery.
Insights are queries that run automatically after each scan. They will populate on your dashboard.
The inventory displays all assets within the Organization and can be sorted, filtered,
An organization represents a distinct entity; this can be your business, a specific department within your business, or one of your customers.
Outliers show how often different values occur in specific attributes of assets and services.
Queries are filters that can be applied to your Inventory to find assets of interest.
A rule defines the action that is taken based on a set of conditions. You can create rules to proactively alert your team when there are changes to things like Explorers, assets, scans, organizations, and sites.
Scheduled scans
Scheduled scans allow you to set a date and frequency for your scan task.
The self-hosted version runZero allows you to run the entire platform on-premises or within your own cloud environment.
A site represents a distinct network segment, usually defined by addressing or accessibility.