Documentation forThreat Monitor

Get started with Threat Monitor

The Threat Monitor Getting Started Guide leads you through configuring Threat Monitor to manage and monitor event messages from your network devices.

To get started with Threat Monitor, complete the following tasks. If you are a licensed customer, coordinate with your customer support representative.

Obtain your account credentials and Threat Monitor link.*
Review the system requirements.
Log in to the Threat Monitor UI.

The first time you log in, you will be prompted to change your password.

Install the Threat Monitor collector on VMware vSphere or Microsoft Hyper-V.
Add a new collector from the Threat Monitor dashboard and record your collector activation token.

The step is required for new trial users. If you are a licensed customer, coordinate with your customer support representative, if necessary.

Configure your network devices to transmit syslogs to the Threat Monitor collector.

For information on configuring a specific device, refer to your vendor documentation.

Configure the Threat Monitor collector to receive and process syslog messages and add corresponding plugins to monitor an array of third-party data sources.
Install an OSSEC agent from the collector to monitor Windows Events.
Verify that logs from your network devices are processing into the system.

*This information will be provided in your registration confirmation email.

Existing customers: Follow the recommendations in the Threat Monitor Installation Guide to ensure your system capabilities are correct and your production environment is sized correctly. Access your licensed software from the SolarWinds Customer Portal. If you need any implementation help, contact our Support Team.

Evaluators: If you are evaluating SolarWinds Threat Monitor, download a free 14-day limited evaluation. After the evaluation period, you can convert your evaluation license to a production license. If you need assistance with your evaluation, contact

MSSPs: Contact SolarWinds MSP to determine the best solution for your organization.