There are cases where the alarmsAlarms provide notification of an event or sequence of events that require attention or investigation. in USM Anywhere are false positivesA condition that is flagged as a vulnerability or weakness that is not actually a concern. This may be caused by other mitigating conditions (such as additional security technology) or inefficient tuning on detection technology., and you may want to suppress this kind of alarms to prevent those false positives from flooding your system. In order to suppress an alarm, you need to create a suppression rule. USM Anywhere applies the suppression rule to similar alarms from the current day (up to 10K alarms) and to future alarms. Existing alarms are suppressed but kept open, while future alarms are suppressed and closed.
To create a suppression rule from the Alarms page
- Go to Activity > Alarms.
- Locate the alarm that you want to include in the suppression rule. See Searching Alarms for more information.
- Click the alarm that you want to suppress.
- Click Create Rule > Create Suppression Rule.
- Enter a name for the rule.
- You have already suggested property values to create a matching condition. If you want to add new property values, click Add Condition.
- (Optional.) Click Add Group Of Conditions to group your conditions.
(Optional.) Click the More link to include a multiple occurrence parameter.
These options function together to specify the number of occurrences within a time period that will produce a match for the rule. For example, you can define a rule to trigger an alarmAlarms provide notification of an event or sequence of events that require attention or investigation. for an unauthorized accessAn incident-type categorization that may be a precursor to other actions or stages of an attack. attempt when a failed SSHProgram to securely log into another computer over a network, to execute commands in a remote machine, and to move files from one machine to another through Secure Copy (SCP). loginLog in (verb): Process in which an individual gains access to a computer system after providing sufficient credentials to authenticate their unique identity. Login (noun): User credentials, typically a username and matching password. occurs three times within a five-minute window. You can modify these two options:
- Occurrences: Specify the number of event occurrences that produce a match on the conditional expression to trigger the rule. Enter the number of occurrences or use the arrow to scroll the value up or down. You need to enter a number between 1 and 100.
Length: Specify the length of the window used to identify a match for multiple occurrences. Enter the number and choose a time-unit value of seconds, minutes, or hours.
This duration identifies the amount of time that transpires from the first to last. If the number of occurrences is not met within this period, the rule is not a match.
In this example, the rule applies when the configured conditions happen five times every three hours.
- Click Save Rule.
Note: Use the country code defined by the ISO 3166 if the field is related to the name of a country.
Note: Keep in mind that the Sources or Destinations field needs to match the universally unique identifier (UUID) of the event or alarm. You can use the Source Name or Destination Name field instead.
Note: See Operators in the Orchestration Rules for more information.
The suppression rule has been created. You can see it from Settings > Rules. See Suppression Rules from the Orchestration Rules Page for more information.
Suppressed alarms remain in the system but are hidden in the web user interface (UI) by default. If you want to see these alarms, click Suppressed in the Search & Filters area. The suppressed alarms will be displayed in the table along with the other alarms. Use the following instructions if you want to display just the suppressed alarms.
- Go to Activity >
- In the Search & Filters area, click Not Suppressed to remove the Suppressed: False filter, and then click Suppressed to add the Suppressed: True filter.
- Click Closed to include the closed alarms.
- To see
alarmssuppressed by a certain rule, in the upper left corner of the page, click the Configure Filters link.
- In the Search filters field, enter Suppress.
- Select the Suppress Rule Name filter.
- Click the icon to pass the selected filter from the available filters to the selected ones.
The page reloads and the Suppress Rule Name filter is added at the bottom left corner.
- Search the Suppress Rule Name filter and click the rule.
If no rule name displays, it is because of these reasons:
- There are no
alarmssuppressed by the rule.
- The Suppressed filter is not enabled.
See Searching Alarms for more information about the icons below the filters.
Note: You can save the view for later use. See Alarms Views for more information about how to create a configuration view.
To show triggered
- Go to Settings > Rules to open the All Orchestration Rules page.
- Click the icon in the
Create an Alarmrow.