Create or update a treemap category

Modify the predefined categories for the security incident treemaps or create new categories as needed.

Before you begin

The treemaps use performance analytics as the data source. Performance Analytics requires a separate plugin.

Role required: sn_si.admin

Note: If the The security application is unlocked for admin to access property is set to Yes, this task can be performed by an admin user.

About this task

In the base system, treemap categories such as Incident Risk, Denial of Service, and Incident Severity are included. You can modify these categories or define additional categories as needed.


  1. Open the treemap definition that you want to configure categories for.
    Treemap definitionAction
    Service impact treemap Navigate to Security Incident > Administration > Service Impact Definition.
    Real-time treemap Navigate to Security Incident > Administration > Real-time Definition.
  2. (Optional) Change the treemap definition name.
    In the base system, the default name for the service impact treemap definition is Security Incident. The default name for the real-time treemap definition is Security Incident - Real time
  3. Unless you are using a custom-built treemap, do not change the PA Indicator Group value.
  4. To deactivate the treemap definition, clear the Active check box.
    If, for example, you deactivate the Denial of Service category from the system impact dashboard, that treemap category will not be available.
  5. In the Treemap Categories related list, select a category to modify or click New to create a new category.
  6. Fill in the fields.
    Table 1. Treemap Category form
    Field Description
    Name The name that is displayed for the category in the Categories list above the treemap.
    Order The order that the category appears in the Categories list above the treemap.
    Treemap The name of the treemap that uses this category.
    Color The color displayed for this category in the treemap.
    Active Check box to activate this category.
    Description A description of the category.
    Visible by all roles Check box to make this category visible to all users regardless of their role.
    Roles If you did not select the Visible by all roles check box, select the roles that can view this category.
  7. Click Submit or Update.