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Searching Alarms

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USM Anywhere includes several filters displayed by default. These filters allow you to search for your items of interest. You can either filter your search, or type what you are looking for in the search box, in the upper left-hand 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 Custom Range icon (). This option allows you to customize a range and narrow it to delimit your search per minutes and seconds.
Suppressed

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 label(s), 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 further information.
Strategy Filter alarms by the type of attack. See Strategy for further 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 further 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

Across the top, you can see any filters you have applied. Remove filters by clicking the Close icon () next to the filter. Or clear all filters by clicking the Reset All Filters link.

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.

USM Anywhere allows you to toggle the mode of search. The available modes are Standard and Advanced. You can change from one mode to the other by clicking the OFF icon () or clicking the ON icon () located in the upper left hand on the page.

Standard Mode

This mode allows you to select one value per filter at the same time and the search is automatically performed. This mode is ON by default.

To active the Standard Mode when the Advanced Mode is ON

  1. Navigate to ACTIVITY > ALARMS.
  2. Click the ON icon () located in the upper left hand on the page.
  3. Note: If you exit the advanced mode and the selected filters are not compatible with the Standard Mode, a warning popup window displays to inform you the current filters will be removed.

Advanced Mode

This mode allows you to select more than one value per filter at the same time. This mode is OFF by default.

To active the Advanced Mode

  1. Navigate to ACTIVITY > ALARMS.
  2. Click the OFF icon () located in the upper left hand on the page.
  3. The icon displays ON ().

To perform a search in the advanced mode

  1. Navigate to ACTIVITY > ALARMS.
  2. Active the advanced mode by clicking the OFF icon () located in the upper hand on the page.
  3. Click on the filters you want to select.
  4. Click Search.

Click Search Button in the alarm main page

Note: There is also a Search button which is positioned at the lower-left area of the filters.

To search using the operator NOT

  1. Navigate to ACTIVITY > ALARMS.
  2. Active the advanced mode by clicking the OFF icon () located in the upper left hand on the page.
  3. Click on the filter you want to exclude.
  4. Click Not in the filter group.
  5. Important: This operator is not available when you have clicked the checkbox of the title.

    Note: The selected filter displays this icon () and the filter chiclet is labeled in red.

To search all values of a filter

  1. Navigate to ACTIVITY > ALARMS.
  2. Active the advanced mode by clicking the OFF icon () located in the upper left hand on the page.
  3. Click the checkbox of a filter title.
  4. All filters are selected.

    Note: This option searches all filter values that are not empty. If the filter includes the [No Value], this value will not be checked not displayed. See Searching Alarms for further information.

About the [No Value]

The [No Value] is a special value available for some filters. Use this value when you want to filter items that do not have the filter property defined and do not match the others defined property values in the filter. You can use this [No Value] filter with other filter criteria and apply this value to an individual filter.

You can use this filter, for instance, for filtering alarms without labels.

Click No Value in the alarm main page

Note: In the Data Source filter the value is [AlienVault Generic Plugin]. If you select this value, it means you are searching for alarms that do not have a specific pluginPlugins specify how to collect and normalize raw information from devices to create events that can then be analyzed to determine threats and vulnerabilities.. See About the 'Was Fuzzied' Filter.

Searching Alarms by Using the Search Box

To search Alarms using the search box

  1. Navigate to ACTIVITY > ALARMS .
  2. Type 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.

  4. Click the Magnifying Glass 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 Filter 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. Select ACTIVITY > ALARMS to open the Alarms List View page.
  2. Click the Filter 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 on 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.