Note: This section describes the new Tenable.io interface. For information about the classic interface, see Tags (Classic Interface). For information about navigating the new interface, see Navigate Tenable.io (New Interface).
You can add your own business context to assets by tagging them with descriptive metadata in Tenable.io. An asset tag is primarily composed of a Category:Value pair. For example, if you want to group your assets by location, create a Location category with the value Headquarters.
Adding your own business context to assets using tags allows you to configure scans to target assets with a specific tag and filter analysis views by tag.
Applying a Tag Manually vs. Automatically
You can apply a tag to assets manually or automatically.
Manually applying a tag creates a static group of assets. You can create a tag and manually apply it to an asset later, or you can create a tag on-the-fly and manually apply it to an asset immediately.
For example, to manually apply the Location:Headquarters tag to assets, create a tag without any tag rules. Then, you can manually apply the tag to assets located at your headquarters.
Automatically applying a tag creates a dynamic group of assets, based on rules configured within the tag. You can create a tag with tag rules that Tenable.io then automatically applies to assets based on the tag rules.
For example, to automatically apply the Location:Headquarters tag to assets within a specific IP address range, create a tag with a tag rule for that condition. Then, Tenable.io applies the tag based on asset attributes.
All users can view tags created by any user.
For more information, see: