The organization of all the known assets into the system is a crucial step in the process of governance in IT. Symantec Control Compliance Suite lets you collect the data for the assets, manage and monitor the assets, and evaluate the assets against a set of standards. You can collect the asset data either from the data collection components in the system or from a CSV file. Symantec Control Compliance Suite lets you reconcile the collected asset data based on certain rules.
The Symantec Control Compliance Suite supports certain predefined platforms and predefined asset types. The Symantec Control Compliance Suite also provides the flexibility to create your own asset types and perform the risk assessment on the custom asset types.
You are ready for the risk assessment when you have imported all the known assets into the asset system. Before you begin the asset import, it is recommended that you review the basic concepts in the asset system.
Table: Preparing for risk assessment
Register Data Processing Service
Before the Application Server can use a newly installed Data Processing Service (DPS), you must register the DPS. with the Application Server. When you register the DPS, you also assign the DPS to a site and specify the DPS roles.
Go to Settings > Map View > Register DPS.
Configure data collectors
Go to Settings > Map View > Right-click the site > Edit settings.
In the Data Processing Service dialog box, configure the following data collectors:
Set up the reconciliation rules
Go to Manage > Asset System > Reconciliation Rules > Create Rule.
Perform one of the following tasks to use the reconciliation rules:
Import the assets
Go to Manage > Assets > Asset System > Asset Tasks > Import Assets.
Perform the following tasks to import the assets into the asset system:
Create asset groups
Go to Manage > Assets > Asset System > Asset Group Tasks > Create Asset Group.
Perform the following tasks with the asset groups: