Business units

Introduction to business units

Business units can be one level of specificity within your organization's structure. Creating and using business units in your application allows you to view data with business context. Vulnerabilities are associated to hosts, which are associated with the rest of the structure in a chain: Host > Business Service > Business Unit > Division > Company > Location. Data can then be sorted on reports and searches so that users can view, e.g. vulnerabilities by business unit.

The way different pieces of the organizational structure relate to each other can by modified by changing the reference attributes on each organizational data model.

Navigating to Administration > Organization > Business Units will take you to the Manage Business Units page, which displays a list view of business units and allows for the creation of new ones.

Table 1: List view contents

Columns Description
Name Name of the business unit
Manager Head of the business unit
IT Director IT Director of the business unit
Division Division the business unit belongs to
Company Company the business unit belongs to
Created By Who created the business unit
Last Updated Last time the business unit was updated

Create a new business unit

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Administration > Organization > Business Units
  2. Click Create Business Unit
  3. Fill in the properties below and click Create.

Table 2: New business unit properties

Field Description
Name Name of the business unit. The name will be displayed wherever the business unit appears in the UI.
Description Description of the business unit
Business Unit Head Head of the business unit
IT Director IT Director of the business unit
Division Division the business unit belongs to. Company will be inferred from the division relationship.

Edit or delete a business unit

Existing business units can be edited or deleted by clicking the Actions button that appears to the right on mouseover of the entry on the list view.