In Control Compliance Suite, an asset is defined as a managed object in the system that has value, has an owner, has controlled access, and can have authority.
To define the known assets that need protection is the first step in the IT process governance. The primary goal of the asset management system is to present a consolidated view of the assets that are present in the organization. The asset system lets you manage the assets in the organization. The system also lets you exchange the context-specific information about the assets so that you can look at your organization from different perspectives. You can use the asset system to manage and monitor the assets that are valuable to your organization.
To understand how the asset system works, review the concepts that you must understand before you begin to use the asset system.
Table: Primary tasks to get started with asset system
Registering CCS Manager
Before the Application Server can use a newly installed CCS Manager, you must register the CCS Manager with the Application Server. When you register the CCS Manager, you also assign the CCS Manager to a site and specify the CCS Manager roles. Where appropriate, specify data types to collect.
To collect data for the common fields, you must manually create a CSV file and define all the common fields in a specific format.
If you do not have the Common platform configured, the assets are still imported into the asset system without the common fields data.
The asset system workflow starts with the creation of reconciliation rules. The asset system workflow ends with the evaluation results of the assets that are a part of the asset system. Asset import is the most crucial step in the asset system. You must have reconciliation rules, tags, and the asset groups before you import the assets.
Table: Asset system tasks
Import the primary assets for the first time with the predefined reconciliation rules
The day zero asset import is the most important step to get started with the asset system.
The asset system facilitates the process of the day zero asset import with predefined rules. The day zero asset import implies the import of primary assets into the asset system.