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Introduction to departments

Departments can be one level of specificity within your organization's structure. Creating and using departments 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. Departments are related only to locations and companies by default, but can be added into the appropriate part of the chain if they are needed. Data can then be sorted on reports and searches so that users can view, e.g. vulnerabilities by department.

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 > Departments will take you to the Manage Departments page, which displays a list view of departments and allows for the creation of new ones.

Table 1: List view contents

Columns Description
Name Name of the department
Department Head Head of the department
Company Company the department belongs to
Location Where the department is located
Updated By Who last updated the department
Last Updated Last time the department was updated

Create a new department


  1. Navigate to Administration > Organization > Departments
  2. Click Create Department
  3. Fill in the properties below and click Create.

Table 2: New department properties

Field Description
Name Name of the department. The name will be displayed wherever the department appears in the UI.
Description Description of the department
Department Head Head of the department. This must be a user in the system.
Company Company the department belongs to
Locations Location of the department.

Edit or delete a department

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