Security Center allows you to add asset importance tags and custom tags to your assets on the Assets page. This way, you can filter assets for those with the same attributes. This topic describes how to add asset importance tags to your assets and how to add, modify, and remove custom tags.

Background information

Security Center provides the asset importance tags described in the following table to classify assets. You can select appropriate importance tags for your assets.

An asset importance tag is transformed to an asset importance score. An asset importance score is used to calculate the score of the urgency to fix a vulnerability. You can determine the priorities to handle vulnerabilities based on the score of the urgency to fix a vulnerability. We recommend that you add importance tags to your core assets. If you do so, Security Center prompts you to fix the vulnerabilities based on the priorities. The following table describes the relationships between asset importance tags and asset importance scores. For more information about the priorities to fix vulnerabilities, see Vulnerability priorities.

Asset importance tag Asset importance score Recommendation
Important Assets 1.5 Assets that run crucial workloads or store core data. Virus intrusions into these assets adversely affect the system and cause major loss.
General Assets 1 Assets that run non-crucial workloads and are highly replaceable. Virus intrusions into these assets cause less impact on the system.
Test Assets 0.5 Assets for functional or performance tests or assets that cannot cause major loss.
Note If you do not add asset importance tags, the General Assets tag is added to each asset. This tag indicates that the asset importance score is 1.

Add an asset importance tag

  1. Log on to the Security Center console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Assets.
  3. On the Assets page, click the Server(s) tab.
  4. In the left-side navigation tree, click Management next to Asset Importance.
  5. In the Asset Importance Management dialog box, select the required asset importance tag and the assets to which you want to add the tag.
    Note You can add only one asset importance tag to an asset.
  6. Click OK.
    Modify the entry point to a tag
    After you add an asset importance tag to an asset, the tag is displayed below the name of the asset.

    If you want to modify the asset importance tag or custom tag of a single asset, you can click the Tag icon icon of the asset. In the Add tag dialog box, select the required asset importance tag or custom tag. Then, click OK.

Add a custom tag

  1. Log on to the Security Center console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Assets.
  3. Click the Server(s) or Cloud Product tab.
  4. On the Server(s) or Cloud Product tab, click Management next to Tag in the left-side navigation tree.
  5. In the Tag dialog box, enter the tag name and select the assets to which you want to add the tag.
    Add a tag
  6. Click OK.
    In the asset list, you can click the Add Tag icon icon in the Tag column to add the tag to an asset.
    Note You can add multiple tags to one asset. All tags of an asset are displayed in the Tag column.

Modify or remove a custom tag

The following procedure describes how to modify or remove a custom tag. To modify a tag, you can rename the tag or adjust the assets of the tag.

  1. Log on to the Security Center console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Assets.
  3. Click the Server(s) or Cloud Product tab.
  4. On the Server(s) or Cloud Product tab, modify or remove a tag.
    • Modify a tag
      1. Find the tag that you want to modify and move the pointer over the tag. Then, click the Management icon icon that appears. Manage tags
      2. In the Tag dialog box, enter a new name in the Tag field, add assets to the tag, or remove assets from the tag. 3
      3. Click OK.
    • Remove a tag
      Find the tag that you want to remove and move the pointer over the tag. Then, click the Delete icon icon that appears. In the message that appears, click OK. Delete a tag