Investigate an Alert View

In the Investigate an Alert view, you can view and investigate alert details. When investigating an alert, you can open the sessions in the Investigation module for further investigation.

Workflow

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Administrator/ Analyst

Configure Reporting Engine

Configure Reporting Engine

Administrator/ Analyst

Configure an alert

Configure an Alert

Administrator/ Analyst

Schedule an alert Schedule an Alert

Administrator/ Analyst

View an alert

View an Alert

Administrator/ Analyst Investigate an alert* Investigate an Alert
Administrator/ Analyst Manage an alert and alert template Manage an Alert and Alert Template

*You can complete these tasks here.

Related Topics

Alerting Overview

Quick View

The following figure is an example with the important features labeled.

view alerts tab

The View an Alert view has the following panels:

  • View Alerts Toolbar
  • View Alerts List

View Alerts List

The following table lists the columns in the View Alerts List panel.

Column Description
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The icon that opens the Investigation module, where the details of the first session that registered the match for the given alert is displayed for immediate analysis.

Note: You are not redirected to the Investigation module when:
-You reconfigure a data source for an existing alert and run an alert on the new data source.
-You enter a host name instead of an IP address in the data source field.

Name

The name of the alert that registered the match. The hyperlink on the name opens the Investigation module to view all matches for that particular alert for the hour surrounding the registered alert.

Number of hits

The number of times the alert is generated.

Detected

The date and time at which the alert generates.

Message

The alert message.