Events List View

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USM Anywhere provides a centralized view of your events. Go to Activity > Events to see this centralized view.

The Events page displays information on events. These are the different parts of the Events page:

  • On the left side of the page are the search and filters options. Use filters to delimit your search. See Searching Events for more information.
  • At the top of the page, you can see any filters you have applied, and you have the option to create and select different views of the events.
  • The main part of the page is the list of events, where each row describes an individual event. Click an event to open a summary view. See Viewing Event Details for more information.

Your environment can display events when an asset has not received messages within a configured period of time. To see this kind of events, you previously need to configure a period of time that indicates when the asset has to start generating events. See Events Created When an Asset Stops Sending Data for more information.

If you want to analyze the data and see the additional columns without having to scroll left and right, you can maximize the screen and hide the filter pane. Click the icon to hide the filter pane. Click the icon to expand the filter pane.

The following table lists the fields you see on the page.

List of the Default Columns in Events
Column / Field Name Description
Event Name Name of the event.
Time Created The date and time of the creation of the event. The displayed date depends on your computer's time zone.
OTX Indicate if it is an OTX The world’s first truly open threat intelligence community. Enables collaborative defense with open access, collaborative research, and seamless integration with USM Anywhere and USM Appliance, and AlienApps for other security products. event or not. If the icon displays active, click it to go to OTX.
Source Asset An IP-addressable host, including but not limited to network devices, virtual servers, and physical servers.

Hostname A hostname is a label that is assigned to a device connected to a computer network and is used to identify the device on the network. or IP address of the host Reference to a computer on a network. (with the national flag if the country is known) that initiates the event.

Important: If you want to create a rule, use the Source Name or Source Asset ID field instead of using this field.

Destination Asset

Hostname or IP address of the host (with the national flag if the country is known) that receives the event.

Important: If you want to create a rule, instead of using this field, use the Destination Name or Destination Asset ID fields.


Name of the USM Anywhere Sensor Sensors are deployed into an on-premises, cloud, or multi-cloud environment to collect logs and other security-related data. This data is normalized and then securely forwarded to USM Anywhere for analysis and correlation. detecting the event. The type of sensor is also displayed below the sensor name.

Username Username associated with the event.

The asset name includes the icon if the asset is not in the system, or the icon if the asset has been added to the system.

Click the icon to access the following options. Your access to these options may vary based on your user role. See Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) in USM Anywhere for more information:

  • Add to current filter: Use this option to add the asset name as a search filter. See Searching Events.
  • Look up in OTX: This option searches the IP address of the source asset in the Open Threat Exchange page. See Using OTX in USM Anywhere
  • Add asset to system: Use this option to create the asset in the system. See Adding Assets.

Click the icon to access the following options. Your access to these options may vary based on your user role. See Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) in USM Anywhere for more information:

You can configure the view you want for the list of events. See Event Views for more information.

Click Generate Report to open the Configure Report dialog box. See Create an Events Report for more details.

The graph above the events list displays the amount of events in a period of time. You can change this period by clicking Last 24 Hours filter.

Click the icon to access these options:

  • Actions / User: Reports USM Anywhere account activity based on specific account users and summarized by Create, Read, Update, and Delete categories.
  • Count / Time: The Count/Time view is a graph that provides a graphical representation of the number of events in a period of time.

    Important: The period of time is mapped with the timestamp_occurred field. This field can be overwritten by the current sensor UTC timestamp if, when processing events, a delay is detected up to 15 minutes or the timestamp_occurred field is not provided.

  • Auth / User: Reports authorization actions.
  • Source Map: Provides the number of events associated with each country on a global map.

Click the icon to bookmark an item for quick access.

Note: You can view your bookmarked items by going to the secondary menu and clicking the icon. This will display all of your bookmarked items and provide direct links to each of them.

Click the icon to filter your search by row fields. See Filtering Events by Row Fields for more information.

You can choose the number of items to display by selecting 20, 50, or 100 below the table. You can classify some columns by clicking the icons to the right side of the heading. You can sort the item information in ascending or descending order.

Configuring Columns

Within the page, you can configure the columns and fields that display in the list view. You can also save your configuration settings for later use.

To configure your columns

  1. From the events list view, click the icon.

    The Manage Columns dialog box opens.

    Manage Columns Dialog Box

  2. Search the columns you want to have in the list view by using the search field.

  3. Use the and icons to select or deselect from the available columns.

  4. You can order the columns by clicking and dragging the column to the desired place.

  5. Click Apply.

Note: If you generate a report when you have set custom columns, your report keeps the columns you have configured.

Important: If you want to keep your configuration, you need to save it by selecting Save View > Save As. Otherwise, your custom view is not kept when you move to another feature. See Event Views for more information.