A mandate is a regulation or framework with which you must comply. The Symantec Controls Studio includes predefined mandates you can use as a model for your custom mandates. The Controls Studio also lets you create the custom mandates that fit your specific needs. You can also map custom mandates to Symantec-created or custom created control statements in the Controls Studio. Any regulation or framework is a mandate.
You can activate or deactivate a mandate as per your organizational requirements. Only an active mandate is taken into consideration for metric calculation for Policy Manager, reports, and dashboards. However, when you deactivate a mandate, the entry of the mandate is not deleted from the reporting database. An inactive mandate is still used for the trending panels.
You can activate or deactivate a mandate by selecting the relevant option from the right-click menu. The right-click menu also contains the options to view all the mandates or only the active mandates in your organization.
A mandate is made up of one or more sections, each of which can optionally have one or more subsections.
After upgrading to CCS 11.0, all the existing pre-defined mandates that are in active state are converted to custom mandates. In this case the author name is displayed as "Symantec_Custom". All the mandates that are deactivated are removed from Controls Studio. New mandates that are installed with CCS 11.0 need to be manually activated.