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Searching Alarms

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USM Anywhere includes several filters displayed by default. These filters enable you to search for your items of interest. You can either filter your search, or enter what you are looking for in the search box, in the upper left corner of the page.

Note: The management of filters is similar to that for assets. See Managing Filters for more information.

Filters displayed by default in the main Alarms page

Filter Name Meaning
Created during Identify alarmsAlarms provide notification of an event or sequence of events that require attention or investigation. triggered in the last hour, last 24 hours, last 7 days, last 30 days, or last 90 days. You can also configure your own period of time by clicking the icon. This option enables you to customize a range and narrow it to delimit your search per minutes and seconds.

Filter suppressed alarms. See Creating Suppression Rules from the Alarms Page for more information.

Not Suppressed Filter hiding suppressed alarms. The suppressed alarms are hidden by default.
Open/In Review/Closed Filter alarm by Alarm Status. See Alarm Status for more information.
Labels Filter alarms by the applied labels. See Labeling the Alarms for more information.
Intent Filter alarms by the purpose of the alarm. It can be Delivery & Attack, Environmental Awareness, Exploitation & Installation, Reconnaissance & Probing, and System CompromiseState or indication that an intruder has bypassed security measures and gained unauthorized access to resources, installed malicious software, or modified existing software or configurations in an attempt to cause damage or steal information.. See Intent for more information.
Strategy Filter alarms by the type of attack. See Strategy for more information.
Method If known, filter alarms by the method of attack or infiltrationIndicator that specifies method of attack that generated an alarm. For OTX pulses, this method is the pulse name. associated with the indicator that generated the alarm. See Method for more information.
Sensors Filter alarms by the associated sensor. See USM Anywhere Sensor Management for more information.
Asset Groups Filter alarms by asset groupAsset groups are administratively created objects that group similar assets for specific purposes..
Priority Filter alarms by low, medium, or high priority. See Priority Field for Alarms for more information.

The number between brackets displayed by each filter indicates the number of items that matches the filter. You can also use the filter controls to provide a method of organizing your search and filtered results. The icons next to each filter title are:

Icons next to the filter title
Sort the filters alphabetically.
Sort the filters by number of items that matches them.

In the upper left side of the page, you can see any filters you have applied. Remove filters by clicking the icon next to the filter. Or clear all filters by clicking Reset All Filters.

Note: When applying filters, the search uses the logical AND operator if the used filters are different. However, when the filter is of the same type, the search uses the logical OR.

Those filters that have more than 10 options include a Filter Value search box for writing text and make the search easier.

Searching Alarms by Using the Search Box

To search Alarms using the search box

  1. Go to Activity > Alarms .
  2. Enter your search in the Enter search phrase box.
  3. Note: If you want to search for an exact phrase having two or more words, you will need to put quotation marks around the words in the phrase.

    Note: Keep in mind that wildcard characters are considered as literals.

  4. Click the icon.
  5. The result of your search displays with the items identified.

Filtering Alarms by Row Fields

USM Anywhere includes in the Alarms List View page a column with the icon. Use this icon to add filters to your search. When you click this icon, a popup window displays with the specific fields of that row.

To filter alarms by row fields

  1. Go to Activity > Alarms to open the Alarms List View page.
  2. Click the icon of the row you want to add the filters to.
  3. The Add Filters popup window appears.

    Add filters to your search of alarms by row fields

  4. Click the fields you want to filter your search. Use the buttons Equals and Not to limit your search.
  5. Click Apply.
  6. The result of your search displays with the filters applied.