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Creating Assets

The asset creation process is flexible. Through the Asset->Asset List submenu, previously created assets can be listed as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1 - Listing previously created assets

New assets dialog interface can be shown by pressing New Assets button. Figure 2 shows new asset dialog for a user with root role. Different roles will see different components according to their privileges. For example while a root user can select the company under which the assets will be created, a company administrator can only create assets under his/her own company, which is natural.

Figure 2 - Creating new assets

The input names and their explanation are shown in Table 1.

Input Name

Detail

Company

Company under which this asset is being created.

Type

The type of an asset might be one of the followings;

  • IP (IP based network components)
  • URL (web sites/applications)
  • Hostname (client machines)
  • Other (any other asset you want, can't be auto-scanned)

Asset(s)

The assets such as IP addresses in various formats and URLs denoting web applications as shown in Figure 20.

Label(s)

The existing or new labels which is desired to be assigned to the created asset(s). Labels are a dynamic and effective way of grouping assets.

Priority

A criticality level for the asset denoting how critical this asset is for the company. This value is being used in NS Risk Score section.

Note For Auditor

A descriptive note for the assets and for the auditor for convenience. The note may include descriptive text, or username/passwords for the application or the possible times of scans or links that should be excluded in the scans etc.

Table 1 - The input listing of creating an asset

Figure 2 - The acceptable formats of asset values for URLs and IPs

 

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