Hosts View - Downloads Tab

Note: The information in this topic applies to RSA NetWitness Platform Version 11.4 and later.

The Downloads tab provides information about all downloads (MFT, files, system dump, and process dump) performed on the host. To access this tab, select a host from the Hosts view and click the Downloads tab.

Workflow

Workflow for Hosts

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Threat Hunter review hosts with highest risk score

Analyze Hosts Using the Risk Score

Threat Hunter analyze hosts Investigating Hosts
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Scan Hosts

Threat Hunter review host details

Analyze Host Details

Threat Hunter search on snapshot

Search Files on Host

Threat Hunter analyze processes

Investigating a Process

Threat Hunter review reported anomalies

Analyze Anomalies

Threat Hunter analyze risky users Analyzing Risky Users

Threat Hunter

analyze events

Analyzing Events

Threat Hunter download files for deeper analysis Analyzing Downloaded Files
Threat Hunter perform external lookups Launch an External Lookup for a File
Threat Hunter change file status or remediate Changing File Status or Remediate
Threat Hunter isolate host from network* Isolating Hosts from Network
Threat Hunter download MFT, download files, system dump, or process dump* Performing Host Forensics

*You can perform this task in the current view.

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Quick Look

Below is an example of the Downloads tab:

Download Tab

1

Agent and Scan Details. You can view the following agent and scan details of the selected host:

Host name - Name of the host. For example, WIN-ABC.

Risk score - Risk score of the host.

Operating System - Operating system on which the agent is running (Linux, Windows, or Mac).

Agent Scan Status - Current status of the scan - Idle, Scanning, Starting Scan, or Stopping Scan. For more information, see Scan Hosts.

Agent Last Seen - Time when the agent last communicated with the Endpoint server.

Agent Version - Version of the agent. For example, 11.3.0.0.

More - Provides options to:

2 Filter Files. You can filter downloaded files by selecting the options in the Filters panel and create filters. For more information, see Performing Host Forensics.
3

Actions in the toolbar:
Save a Local Copy - Lets you retrieve the downloaded MFT and save it to your local file system for further analysis.

Delete File - Deletes the downloaded MFT from the server.

For more information, see Performing Host Forensics.

4 View MFT Details. Click the filename to view the MFT details. For more information, see MFT Viewer.

The table displays the following information:

Column Description
File Name Name of the file that is downloaded. For example, VGAuthService.exe.
Type Type of file downloaded - MFT, file, memory dump.
Downloaded

Status of the download:

Download successful - Download successful

Download is in progress - Processing the downloaded file

Download failed - Errors including download failed

Download of files failed - Errors downloading one or more files in the group.

Size Size of the downloaded file.
Downloaded Time Time when the MFT was downloaded.
SHA256

SHA256 of the file.

Note: This is applicable only for files.

MFT Viewer

You can analyze the downloaded MFT using the MFT Viewer. For more information, see Analyze Downloaded MFT.

Below is an example of the MFT Viewer:

MFT Viewer

1 Filter Files. You can filter files by selecting the options in the Filters panel and create filters. For more information, see Filter MFT.
2

Folder Details. Lets you view the content of the MFT.

3 Download File to Server. Downloads files to the server.

The table displays the following information:

Column Description
Name Name of the file. For example, dtf.exe.
Size Size of the file.
Creation Time ($FN) File Name ($FN) creation time.
Creation Time ($SI) Standard Information ($SI) creation time.

Modification time ($FN)

$FN modified time.
Modification time ($SI) $SI modified time.

Access time ($FN)

$FN access time.
Access time ($SI) $SI access time.

Update time ($FN)

$FN updated time.
Update time ($SI) $SI updated time.
Full Path

Path of the file.

Allocated Size File size on the disk.

Archive

Indicates if a file is archived.

Compressed Indicates if a file is compressed.

Encrypted

Indicates if a file is encrypted.

Hidden Indicates if a file is hidden.

Directory

Indicates if it is a directory.

Extension Type of the file. For example, exe, pdf, txt.