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Searching System Events

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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 System Events page
Filter Name Meaning
Created during Filter system eventsAny traffic or data exchange detected by AlienVault products through a Sensor, or through external devices such as a firewall. 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 system events. See Suppressing/Unsuppressing Events for more information

Not Suppressed Filter hiding suppressed system events. The suppressed system events are hidden by default.
Event Name Filter system events by the short, user-readable description of the system event
Source User Email Filter system events by the email of the user that performed the action. For example, when user [email protected] logs in, the source email is [email protected]
Destination User Email Filter system events by the email of the user that the action is being performed on. For example, if user [email protected] modifies or creates user [email protected], then the destination email is [email protected]
Event Outcome Filter system events by the success of an action
Event Change Filter system events by the description of what was changed in the system event

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 SETTINGS > SYSTEM EVENTS.
  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 SETTINGS > SYSTEM EVENTS.
  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 SETTINGS > SYSTEM EVENTS.
  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 SETTINGS > SYSTEM EVENTS.
  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 SETTINGS > SYSTEM EVENTS.
  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.

Searching System Events by Using the Search Box

To search System Events using the search box

  1. Navigate to SETTINGS > SYSTEM EVENTS.
  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.