Creating Carbon Black EDR Response Action Rules

Role Availability Read-Only Investigator Analyst Manager

You can create orchestration rules in USM Anywhere that automatically trigger a response action when events match the criteria that you specify. For example, you might create a rule where USM Anywhere automatically sends the host information for malware infections that it identifies to Carbon Black EDR as a request to isolate the endpoint.

Note: Before creating an orchestration rule or launching a response action, the BlueApp for Carbon Black EDR must be enabled and configured. See Configuring the BlueApp for Carbon Black EDR for more information.

After you create a rule, new alarms Alarms provide notification of an event or sequence of events that require attention or investigation. or events Any traffic or data exchange detected by LevelBlue products through a sensor or external devices such as a firewall. that match the rule conditions will trigger the Carbon Black action to isolate an endpoint. The rule does not trigger for your existing alarms or events.

You can create a new rule in one of two ways:

  • From an Applied Response Action: You can automatically create a rule using the response action that you apply to an existing alarm. This makes it easy to set the matching conditions for the rule based on the existing item and use the same settings that you applied to that item.

    In the confirmation dialog box, click Create rule for similar alarms.

    You can create a rule to launch a Carbon Black EDR action for similar alarms

  • From the Rules page: The Rules page provides access to all of your orchestration rules. The Orchestration Rules list includes suppression rules, alarm rules, event rules, filtering rules, notification rules, and response action rules. You can create new rules using the specific matching conditions that you define, as well as edit, delete, and enable or disable rules. See Orchestration Rules for more information about managing orchestration rules.

    In the left navigation menu, go to Settings > Rules > Orchestration Rules. Then click Create Orchestration Rule > Response Action Rule to define the new rule.

    Create a new response action rule

To define a new response action rule

  1. Enter a name for the rule.

  2. Select the App Action for the rule and specify the information for the action.

    Select the Carbon Black action for the rule

    The parameters you can set for Carbon Black EDR depends on the action that you select:

  3. At the bottom of the dialog box, set the rule condition parameters to specify the criteria for a matching alarm or event to trigger the rule.

    Set the matching conditions for triggering the rule

    • This section provides suggested property/value pairs from the selected alarm or event that you can use as conditions for the rule. Click the icon to delete the items that you do not want to include in the matching conditions. You can also add other conditions that are not suggested.
    • If you create the rule from the Rules page, you must use the Add Condition and Add Group functions to define the property/value pairs that you want to use as conditions for the rule.
    • At the bottom of the dialog box, click More to display the optional multiple occurrence and window-length parameters.
  4. Click Save Rule.
  5. In the confirmation dialog box, click OK.