The Insight Agent takes a snapshot of your environment upon installation and, from there, only sends changes to the Insight platform so the impact on your endpoints and network is minimal.
Being lightweight and powerful doesn't have to be mutually exclusive. The Rapid7 Insight Agent also unifies data across InsightIDR and InsightOps, so you only need to install a single agent for continuous vulnerability assessment, incident detection, and log data collection.
The Insight Agent can collect data from any asset with internet access, so remote employees or areas with low network bandwidth can be continuously assessed as if they were sitting in your server room.
Credentialed scanning yields the most accurate results, but it can be a pain to manage. Agent-based scanning gives you the same in-depth assessment of assets without the need to store and remember credentials.
The Insight Agent can be deployed easily to Windows, Mac, and Linux devices, and automatically updates without additional configuration. It can also be embedded in gold images to ensure your new assets automatically start sending vulnerability data to InsightVM for analysis.