Attributes Overview


Attributes are pieces of information collected and utilized by your Source Integrations to identify, categorize, and protect your assets. Sevco ingests attribute data from your multiple Sources then normalizes and correlates them into a Unified Asset Inventory. This allows users to filter for and search for specific assets to identify gaps in security coverage.

Source Records

Source records are collected from your connected Source Integrations and contain attribute data about an asset. When Sevco identifies a Source record, it compares its attribute data against data found in other Source records to for matching attributes. Once these attributes have been found, they are then aggregated and processed into unified asset record that is searchable on the Live Inventory page.

Source Record States

The Source record state attribute is used to identify whether a Source record has been successfully processed, aggregated, and correlated with other Source records to form a unified asset. A Source record can be in one of the following states:

  • Active – The Source record has been processed. Sevco processes a Source Records when enough of its attributes match attributes from other Source Records to correlate them. Number of identical attributes and/or attribute type influence whether or not Source Records are correlated.
  • Deduplicated Asset – Source asset records that are identified as a duplicate and are not further processed by the Asset Correlation Engine (ACE). Sevco determines that a record is a duplicate when multiple Source records from the same Source contain enough identical attributes to indicate that they are actually the same asset. For example: if three Source records from a scanning tool contain the same MAC Address, but different UID and IPs, it is likely that multiple records have been created for the same Device asset.
  • Insufficient Records – Source asset records that do not contain sufficient information (attributes) to uniquely identify an asset. This often occurs when a scanning tool only identifies an IP and is unable to identify uniquely identifiable attributes like Hostname, MAC Address, or Serial Numbers.

Source Record States are searchable from the Source Inventory page for a specific Integration using the query builder.

Record State Search Results

Attribute Types

There are currently two Attribute types that can be used to search for telemetry events, which include Source and Control attributes.

Source Attributes

Source attributes are attributes with values assigned by your Sources. These makes up the majority of attributes that can used to search for assets and events across the Sevco platform. Examples of these include the Hostname, Last Activity and Agent Version attributes.

Click here for a full list of Source attributes and example queries.

Control Attributes

Control attributes are attributes that Sevco then assigns values to based on data pulled from your Sources. While Source attributes are used to measure a Source's activity and presence on an asset, Control attributes determine its state of its Controls and how it impacts their performance and ability to carry out their respective functions. For example: determining whether or not a Control's malware prevention functionality is in a disabled state for a Device.

While Control attributes can be filtered for and included in queries on both the Live Inventory and Telemetry pages, they are most commonly used to track control-state changes on the Telemetry page. Uses cases for these attributes can be found here.

There are currently four Control attributes available:

  • Encryption Status – The current status and level of encryption being provided by a Control
  • Management State – The state or condition of a specific Control that indicates whether a device can be managed or how it is currently being managed
  • Protection State – The state or condition of a Control that indicates the level of or how a device is being controlled
  • Status – The state or condition of a specific Control that indicates whether a device is online, active, or able to be controlled