Manage Your Tags

Tags we've defined for you

How do I view tag details?

Tagging DNS hostnames

Tell me about favorites

Tell me about the tag tree

What assets have a tag?

Saving tags

Export your tags

Tell me about tag rules

Tags for cloud instances

 


Tags we've defined for you

We create tags for you automatically. Business Units | Asset Groups | Cloud Agent

Tagging DNS hostnames

The DNS hostnames in the asset groups are automatically assigned the tag for that asset group.

For example, if you add DNS hostname qualys-test.com to My Asset Group (asset group) in the Vulnerability Management (VM) application, then we'll add the My Asset Group tag to DNS hostname qualys-test.com.

Tell me about the tag tree

You'll see the tag tree here in AssetView (AV) and in apps in your subscription. We present your asset tags in a tree with the high level tags like the Business Units tag, Cloud Agent tag and the Asset Groups tag at the top-most level and sub-tags like those for individual business units, cloud agents and asset groups as branches. Show me

As tags are added and assigned, this tree structure helps you manage your assets by mimicking organizational relationships within your enterprise. Show me

A benefit of the tag tree is that you can assign any tag in the tree to a scan or report. For example, if you select Pacific as a scan target, we automatically scan the assets in your scope that are tagged Pacific and all assets in your scope that are tagged with it's sub-tags like Thailand and Singapore. Show me

Saving tags

When you save your tag, we apply it to all scanned hosts that match the rule you defined. You can filter the assets list to show only those that match your new tag rule.

Tell me about tag rules

When you create a tag you can configure a tag rule for it. The rule is used to evaluate asset data returned by scans. When asset data matches a tag rule we'll automatically add the tag to the asset.

How do I view tag details?

Go to the Tags tab and click a tag. The preview pane will appear under the list area. As you select different tags in the tree, this pane refreshes to show the details of the currently selected tag.

Tell me about favorites

If there are tags you assign frequently, adding them to favorites can save time. You can mark a tag as a favorite when adding a new tag or when editing an existing one.

How do I find out what assets have a tag?

It's easy. You can use our advanced asset search. Say you want to find assets with the tag "Windows All".
- Go to the Assets tab, enter "tags" (no quotes) in the search field
- Select "tags.name" and enter your query: tags.name: Windows All
- Then click the Search button

Export your tags

It's easy to export your tags (shown on the Tags tab) to your local system. This makes it easy to manage tags outside of the Qualys Cloud Platform. Just choose the Download option from the Tools menu.

Download option.

Tags for cloud instances

Its easy to group your cloud assets according to the cloud provider they belong to. Tags are applied to assets found by cloud agents (AWS, AZURE, GCP) and EC2 connectors (AWS).

The query used during tag creation may display a subset of the results shown when the same query is run in the Assets tab. This is because the query in the Tag Creation wizard is always run in the context of the selected cloud provider.

For example the following query returns different results in the Tag Creation wizard and Asset search:

not aws.ec2.publicIpAddress is null

You must provide the cloud provider information in the Asset search to get results for a specific cloud provider.

provider:AWS and not aws.ec2.publicIpAddress is null

Similarly, use provider:Azure and provider:GCP for the respective cloud providers.

Tag your Amazon EC2 instances

Tag your Microsoft Azure instances

Tag your Google Cloud Platform instances