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Creating Carbon Black Response Action Rules

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You can create orchestration rules in USM Anywhere that automatically trigger a Carbon Black response action when events match the criteria that you specify. For example, you might create a rule where USM Anywhere automatically sends the host information for malware infections that it identifies to Cb Response as a request to isolate the endpoint.

Note: Before creating an orchestration rule or launching a Carbon Black response action, the AlienApp for Carbon Black must be enabled and configured. For more information, see Configuring the AlienApp for Carbon Black .

After you create a rule, new alarmsAlarms provide notification of an event or sequence of events that require attention or investigation. or eventsAny traffic or data exchange detected by AlienVault products through a Sensor, or through external devices such as a firewall. that match the rule conditions will trigger the Carbon Black action to isolate an endpoint. The rule does not trigger for your existing alarms or events.

You can create a new rule in one of two ways.

  • From an Applied Response Action — You can automatically create a rule using the response action that you apply to an existing alarm. This makes it easy to set the matching conditions for the rule based on the existing item and use the same settings that you applied to that item.

    In the confirmation dialog, click Create rule for similar alarms.

    You can create a rule to launch a Carbon Black response action for similar alarms

  • From the Rules page — The Rules page provides access to all of your orchestration rules. The Orchestration Rules list includes suppression rules, alarm rules, filtering rules, notification rules, and response action rules. You can create new rules using the specific matching conditions that you define, as well as edit, delete, and enable/disable rules. For more information about managing orchestration rules, see Orchestration Rules.

    Navigate to SETTINGS > RULES and select Response Action Rules on the left navigation panel. Then click Create Response Action Rule to define the new rule.

    Create a new response action rule

To define a new Carbon Black response action rule

  1. Enter the Rule Name.

  2. Select the App Action for the rule and specify the information for the Carbon Black action.

    Choose the Carbon Black action for the rule

    The Carbon Black Parameters that you set will depend on the action that you select.

  3. At the bottom of the dialog, set the Rule Condition parameters to specify the criteria for a matching alarm or event to trigger the rule.

    • If you create the rule from an applied action, this section provides suggested property/value pairs from the selected alarm or event that you can use as conditions for the rule. Click the Delete () icon for items that you do not want to include in the matching conditions. You can also add other conditions that are not suggested.
    • If you create the rule from the Rules page, you must use the Add Condition and Add Group functions to define the property/value pairs that you want to use as conditions for the rule.

    Click the More... link at the bottom of the dialog to display the optional multiple occurrence and window length parameters.

    Set the matching conditions for triggering the rule

  4. Click Save Rule.
  5. Click OK in the confirmation dialog.