Kaspersky Security Center

About device tags

July 22, 2024

ID 175848

Kaspersky Security Center allows you to tag devices. A tag is the label of a device and it can be used for grouping, describing, or finding devices. Tags assigned to devices can be used for creating selections, for finding devices, and for distributing devices among administration groups.

You can tag devices manually or automatically. You may use manual tagging when you want to tag an individual device. Auto-tagging is performed by Kaspersky Security Center in accordance with the specified tagging rules.

Devices are tagged automatically when specified rules are met. An individual rule corresponds to each tag. Rules are applied to the network properties of the device, operating system, applications installed on the device, and other device properties. For example, if you have a hybrid infrastructure of physical machines, Amazon EC2 instances, and Microsoft Azure virtual machines, you can set up a rule that will assign the [Azure] tag to all Microsoft Azure virtual machines. Then, you can use this tag when creating a device selection; and this will help you sort all Microsoft Azure virtual machines and assign them a task.

A tag is automatically removed from a device in the following cases:

  • When the device stops meeting conditions of the rule that assigns the tag.
  • When the rule that assigns the tag is disabled or deleted.

The list of tags and the list of rules on each Administration Server are independent of all other Administration Servers, including a primary Administration Server or subordinate virtual Administration Servers. A rule is applied only to devices from the same Administration Server on which the rule is created.

See also:

Scenario: Installation and initial setup of Kaspersky Security Center Web Console

Scenario: Discovering networked devices

Policy setup and propagation: Device-centric approach

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