Common Categories

The following categories are commonly defined in the categories configuration. The shortest reasonable string should be used for all values. Note only values matching the regex [A-Za-z0-9-_] should be used. This reference is shared by the SecKit IDM family of tools each example is marked if it is appropriate for CIDR, a single ASSET, or BOTH

facility_id:<value> CIDR

The facility_id is typical a short identification string defined by the organizations facility management department. This would be associated to a real physical location under the control of the organization.

facility_type:<value> CIDR

The facility type reflect the general purpose of the facility common examples

  • DC = Data Center
  • COLO = Colocation
  • STORE = Retail Store
  • OFFICE = General Office
  • PLANT = Plant

known_scanner BOTH

A known scanner will regularly trigger vuln scanner detection this category is applied to all types of scanners.

known_scanner:<value> BOTH

In addition to known_scanner this category with a value gives context to the expected type of scanner.

  • vuln = Network vulnerability scanner such as rapid7 or nessus
  • app = Application scanner such as burp suite used to detect application vulnerabilities
  • ping = Ping scanner typically used to monitor uptime for IT operations
  • alive = Application is alive scanner typically can understand application level response
  • asset = Asset discovery or collection system

net_assignment:<value> CIDR

The network address management method for the segment

  • static = IP address is assigned locally
  • dyndhcp = IP address is issued by a DHCP server
  • dynvirt = IP address is issued by a virtualization system such as docker, AWS, hyper-v or vcenter and rarely changes

net_type:<value> CIDR

The network type

  • RFC1918 (Reserved per RFC)
  • CGNAT (Carrier Grade NAT)

pf:<value> BOTH

The PF or primary function of a device is a specific identifier relates to the role of a asset in a service. This is most commonly applied to a specific asset but may apply to a CIDR

svc:<value> BOTH

The SVC or Service is a identifier indicating the service this asset participates in providing for example. The service DNS “svc:DNS” would typlically be made up of a combination of “pf:ms_dns” or “pf:BIND” AND “pf:dns_rbl” “pf:dns_recursive”

zone:<value> CIDR

The network zone type for the network segment common values are as follows

  • LAN = Wired lan
  • DMZ
  • WLAN = Wireless Lan
  • WWLAN = Mobile or wireless private networking (Rare)
  • VPN = Client VPN
  • PartnerVPN = Site 2 Site VPN network with a partner
  • Storage = Storage area network
  • Guest = Guest network wired or wired
  • Vendor = Vendor equipment network (devices not managed by org)
  • IC = Industrial Controls
  • SAFETY = Life or Safety systems

zone_name:<value> CIDR

Many organizations have more than one of a specific type of zone particularly DMZ, and VPN zones the name this field can be used to specifically identify those zones.

Apply the updated configuration to your assets

Update the configuration files using Enterprise Security Content Management

  • As a es_admin login to Splunk Enterprise Security
  • Navigate to the configure menu
  • Select Content Management
  • Select “SecKit SA IDM Common” from the app menu
  • Find “SecKit IDM Common network location” by name and click update file upload the file created above seckit_idm_pre_cidr_location.csv
  • Find “SecKit IDM Common network categories” by name and click update file upload the file created above seckit_idm_pre_cidr_category.csv

Force Merge of Assets

The following process can be used at any time to force immediate updates of asset files

  • Navigate to a Splunk Search window
  • Run the search | savedsearch "seckit_idm_common_assets_networks_lookup_gen"
  • Run the search | from savedsearch:"Identity - Asset String Matches - Lookup Gen"
  • Run the search | from savedsearch:"Identity - Identity Matches - Lookup Gen"


  • As an ES user (or above) navigate to Enterprise security
  • Select Security Domains from the menu
  • Select Identity from the drop down
  • Select Asset Center
  • View the record as defined above if additional records are displayed from other sources sort/scroll to locate