An alarmAlarms provide notification of an event or sequence of events that require attention or investigation. in USM Anywhere consists of one or more eventsAny traffic or data exchange detected by AlienVault products through a Sensor, or through external devices such as a firewall., based on one of the following:
- One or more rules performed by the correlation engineUsed in systems management tools to aggregate, normalize, and analyze event log data, using predictive analytics and fuzzy logic to alert the systems administrator when there is a problem. of USM Anywhere, which analyzes these events for behavioral patterns. These rules look at and connect events to assess their priority and reliability. When the engine identifies a pattern, it generates an alarm, which requires attention and investigation. See Correlation Rules for more information.
- One orchestration rule, which is designed to raise an alarm when a particular type of event is found. See Orchestration Rules for more information.
Important: The "Suspicious Behavior - OTX Indicators of Compromise" correlation rule generates alarms if the pulse comes from the AlienVault OTX account.
Note: USM Anywhere stores 10 of the events which have generated the alarm, for 365 days. If the alarm was generated by more than 10 events, USM Anywhere stores the first and the last 9 events.
USM Anywhere enables you to drive actionsIn USM Anywhere you can execute an action from alarms, events, and vulnerabilities to run a scan, get forensic information, or execute a response for a configured AlienApp. in response to incoming alarms. Perhaps the most common action is sending an email to administrators to provide real-time notificationCommunication of an important event, typically through an email message or other desktop display. In USM Appliance, notifications are typically triggered by events, policies, and correlation directives, and in USM Anywhere, they are typically triggered by notification rules or directly from alarms. of a critical security incident. Each user can decide if wants to receive alarm notifications. See Managing Your User Account Settings for assistance.
Note: You can watch the Conducting Security Analysis with AlienVault USM Anywhere customer training webcast on-demand to learn how to leverage USM Anywhere to perform security analyst duties.
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