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Priority Field for Alarms

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In USM Anywhere all alarms have a priority field, which indicates the importance of the alarm. This is a measurement to determine the impact of the alarm in our network.

The priority field can display the text Low, Medium, or High. These texts come from correlationCorrelation identifies potential security threats by identifying relationships between multiple types of events occurring in two or more assets. and orchestration rules. When you create an orchestration rule, you will have to type a priority value between 0 and 100. AlienVault creates the correlation rulesA correlation rule correlates incoming events based on previously defined relationships defined in the correlation directive, associating multiple events, of the same or different event types, from the same data source. and they already include a value. The displayed text on the column of alarms depends on the value that the rule has according to the following table.

Priority Field for Alarms
Displayed text Value in the rule
Low Between 0 and 33
Medium Between 34 and 66
High Between 67 and 100

Open the details of an alarm (see Viewing Alarm Details) to know the exact value of the priority level. After you are in the alarm details page, hover over the priority text and a popup will show you the exact value.

See Correlation Rules and Orchestration Rules for further information.