Frequently Asked Questions

What is Blacklight?

Blacklight is a continuous security monitoring platform that brings IT asset and application discovery, configuration auditing and file integrity monitoring into one centralized platform. Blacklight provides real-time assessments and security context to manage IT risk, enables efficient audits, and integrates with existing risk management processes. It is designed for security professionals seeking to better identify, manage and report on their organization’s IT security health. For more information on what Blacklight does, download our Blacklight Overview.

What type of assets does Blacklight look for?

Blacklight identifies multiple types of assets on your network, including servers, routers, workstations, software, and mobile devices.

How often do the Blacklight agents scan my networks?

Blacklight agents continuously monitor your networks so you always have an up-to-date list of devices and their configuration states. Agents run in the background on an hourly basis.

How big are the Blacklight agents? Will they slow down my systems/machines?

Blacklight agents are designed to be lightweight, both in size and efficiency. You shouldn’t see a change in network performance during a scan.

What benchmarks does Blacklight audit against?

Blacklight agents automatically audit against benchmarks certified by the Center for Internet Security (CIS), as well as any custom benchmarks defined by your company. For a full list of benchmarks, click here.

Does Blacklight perform file integrity monitoring?

Yes. Blacklight’s Change Detection monitors files, registry entries and logs for additions, modifications, deletions, execution and permission changes.

Does Blacklight integrate with other solutions?

Yes, Blacklight integrates with ticketing systems, GRC platforms, and other management tools to further address risks from discovered assets and misconfigurations. Additionally, Blacklight integrates with Keylight, our GRC and integrated risk management platform, so you can include Blacklight findings in your overall risk program. For more information on this integration, download our Blacklight Connector data sheet.

What browser versions does Blacklight support?

Blacklight works on all modern browsers. We recommend using the latest version of Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla FireFox or Apple Safari for the best user experience.

Do I need to perform updates to Blacklight or the agents?

No. Since Blacklight is cloud-based, we handle all updates. The platform and agents automatically update so you always have the latest version.

How much is Blacklight?

Blacklight and all of its functionality is offered as an annual subscription. For more information on pricing, contact

Can register for a Blacklight demonstration?

Yes, you can request your Free Blacklight Demo here.