See About the entity schema .
Asset types are based on the entities of the platform. In Control Compliance Suite, a platform is defined as the category to which a group of entities belong. A group of fields that define the common functions of the network element form an entity.
See About platforms.
See About entities.
When you create your own platform and defined fields for the platform to create an entity, you can define an asset type also. The custom asset type imports the data of the fields that are defined in the custom entity.