In the Investigate dialog, analysts can select a service or a collection to investigate. The dialog is automatically displayed when you first go to the Navigate view or Legacy Events view and have not selected a default service to investigate. To access the dialog from a current investigation, select the current service name in the toolbar.



What do you want to do?

User RoleI want to ...Show me how

Incident Responder or Threat Hunter

review detections and signals seen in my environment

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Incident Responder

review critical incidents or alerts

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Threat Hunterquery a service, metadata, and time range*

Begin an Investigation in the Events View

Begin an Investigation in the Navigate or Legacy Events View

Threat Hunter

view metadata

Filter Results in the Navigate View

Drill into Metadata in the Events View (BETA)

Threat Hunter

view sequential events

Filter Results in the Events View

Filter Results in the Legacy Events View

Threat Hunter

reconstruct and analyze an event

Examine Event Details in the Events View

Reconstruct an Event in the Legacy Events View

Threat Hunterexamine files and associated hosts

Download Data in the Events View

Export or Print a Drill Point in the Navigate View

Export Events in the Legacy Events View

Threat Hunterperform lookups

Look Up Additional Context for Results

Launch a Lookup of a Meta Key

Threat Huntercreate an incident or add to an incident

Add Events to an Incident in the Legacy Events View

Add Events to an Incident in the Events View

Threat Hunter

add a meta value to a Context Hub list

Look Up Additional Context for Results

*You can perform this task in the current view.

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Quick Look


The Investigate dialog has two tabs: Services and Collections.

Note: Collections are also known as workbench collections. You can only view workbench collections that you have created, and only administrators can create a workbench collection.

The Services tab includes a list of services available for investigation, and three buttons. All features are described in the following table.

Default ServiceClicking this button sets or clears the default service to investigate. When a service has been set as the default service, the word (Default) is appended to the service name.
NameThe name of the service.
AddressThe IP address of the service.
TypeThe type of service.
CancelCloses the dialog.
NavigateOpens the selected service in the Navigate or Legacy Events view.

The Collections tab has two buttons and two panels: Workbench and Collections.

The Workbench panel lists available Workbench services by name. After a Workbench service is selected, you can select a collection from the Collections panel.

The Collections panel lists available collections to investigate. After a collection is selected, you can click Navigate to view the collection.

The following table describes the features of the Collections panel.

NameThe name of the collection.
TypeThe type of collection.
SizeThe size of the collection.
Data TypeThe type of data within the collection.
Date CreatedThe date the collection was created.