Classification Rules

Classification Rules

 Classification rules enable automatic action on devices that meet specific criteria.These criteria are defined by using Tag Queries.

2.      Classification Rule Definition

To define Classification Rule navigate to All Hosts and top of the page to access Classification Rules.

Figure 1 Classification Rules

There are 51 predefined classification rules defined out of the box. You can use predefined rules, or you can create your rules by clicking  button on the up-right corner.

In the classification rule, there are two parts; one is  Tag Query Selection, and second is Rule Settings. In the Tag Query section, you can select target devices which rules will be applied by combining one or more tag queries. In the rule settings page, you can define what actions will be used to selected devices. 

Figure 2 Tag Queries Section Of Rule

Figure 3 Setting Section Of Rule

Setting Name



Name of Rule.

Discard Device

Set/Unset Discard Flags of the Target Devices.

Perform Authorisation

Enable Custom Attack Type for the Target Devices.

Attack Type

Select Attack Type, which will be applied the Target Devices. It should be used with Perform Authorisation Action.


Set suitable attacking parameters for selected Attack Type (VLAN, ACL e.t.c).

It should be used with  Perform Authorisation Action.


Comment string that will be updated Target Device Comment Attribute in DB.

Object Type

Change the object Type of Target Devices.

Assign to Group

Change the Inventory Group information of Target Device.


Folder name under which the Target Devices will be listed. This list accessible in the hover menu on the All Host main menu.

Time Range

The time range in which rules executed. By default, rules are executed in all time intervals.

Execution Interval

How often rules will be executed. By default, all rules executed every 30 seconds.

Clear Alien Flag

Clears Alien flag of Target Devices. Is should be used with Discard Device action.

Overwrite Block Status

Overwrites existing Block flags of Target Devices if any. It should be used with Perform Authorisation action.


Enables/Disabled the rule.

Add to 802.1X MAB List

Add the Target Device MAC address to MAC Address Based(MAB)   authentication table of Radius Server. It should be used if 802.1X is configured.

MAB List Expire Date

When the Target Host entries will be expired in MAB table. It should be used if 802.1X configured.


Enter the VLAN information of MAB Authenticated devices.

Table 1 Classification Rule Settings

After defining policy, click the save button. According to your settings rule will be evaluated and you can access your classification results by navigating All  Host and clicking hover menu arrow.

Sample Classification rule definition and view as below

Figure 4 Sample Classification Rule Definition

Viewing Classification Rule Result:

Figure 5 Classification Rule Result

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