AlienVault® USM Anywhere™

Creating Notification Rules from the Alarms Page

Role Availability Read-Only Analyst   Manager

You can create your own 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. rules from the Orchestration Rules page or from the AlarmsAlarms provide notification of an event or sequence of events that require attention or investigation. details page, which the easiest way to configure the matching conditions.

To create a Notification Rule from the alarms page

  1. Go to Activity > Alarms.
  2. Search the alarms that you want to include in the notification rule and click one of them. See Searching Alarms for assistance.
  3. Select Create Rule > Create Notification Rule.
  4. Enter a name for the rule.
  5. Select a notification method:
  6. You have already suggested property values to create a matching condition. Click Add Condition if you want to add new property values.
  7. Note: If the field is related to the name of a country, you should use the country code defined by the ISO 3166.

    Note: Keep in mind that the Sources or Destinations field needs to match the universally unique identifier (UUID) of the event or alarm. You can use the Source Name or Destination Name field instead.

  8. (Optional.) Click Add Group Of Conditions to group your conditions.
  9. Note: See Operators in the Orchestration Rules for more information.

  10. (Optional.) Click the More link to include a multiple occurrence parameter.

    These options function together to specify the number of occurrences within a time period that will produce a match for the rule. For example, you can define a rule to trigger an alarmAlarms provide notification of an event or sequence of events that require attention or investigation. for an unauthorized accessAn incident-type categorization that may be a precursor to other actions or stages of an attack. attempt when a failed SSHProgram to securely log into another computer over a network, to execute commands in a remote machine, and to move files from one machine to another through Secure Copy (SCP). loginLog in (verb): Process in which an individual gains access to a computer system after providing sufficient credentials to authenticate their unique identity. Login (noun): User credentials, typically a username and matching password. occurs three times within a five-minute window. These are the two options that you can modify:

    • Occurrences: Specify the number of event occurrences that produce a match on the conditional expression to trigger the rule. You can enter the number of occurrences or use the arrow to scroll the value up or down. You need to enter a number between 1 and 100.
    • Length: Specify the length of the window used to identify a match for multiple occurrences. Enter the number and choose a time-unit value of seconds, minutes, or hours.

      This duration identifies the amount of time that transpires from the first to last. If the number of occurrences is not met within this period, the rule is not a match.

    Specify multiple occurances to match for the rule

    In this example, the rule applies when the configured conditions happen five times every three hours.

  11. Click Save Rule.
  12. The notification rule has been created. You can see it from Settings > Rules. See Orchestration Rules for more information.