Searching Alarms

Role Availability Read-Only Analyst Manager

USM Central includes the option of searching items of interest on the page. There are several filters displayed by default. You can either filter your search or enter what you are looking for in the search field.

You can configure more filters and change which filters to display by clicking the Configure Filters link located in the upper-left side of the page. The management of filters is similar to that for assets. See Managing Filters for more information.

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

Filters Displayed by Default in the Main Alarms Page

Filter Name Meaning
Last 24 Hours Identify alarms Alarms provide notification of an event or sequence of events that require attention or investigation. triggered in the last hour, 24 hours, 7 days, 30 days, or 90 days. You can also configure your own period of time by clicking the Custom Range option. This option enables you to customize a range. When you click Custom Range, a calendar opens. You can choose the first and last day to delimit your search by clicking the days on the calendar or entering the days directly. Then select the hours, minutes, and seconds by clicking the specific box. Finally, select AM or PM.
Open/In Review/Closed Filter alarms by Alarm Status. See Alarm Status for more information.

Filter suppressed alarms.

Not Suppressed Filter hidden suppressed alarms. The suppressed alarms are hidden by default.
Deployment Filter alarms by the connected individual instances of USM Anywhere or USM Appliance.
Labels Filter alarms by the applied labels. See Labeling the Alarms for more information.
Intent Filter alarms by the purpose of the alarm. It can be Delivery & Attack, Environmental Awareness, Exploitation & Installation, Reconnaissance & Probing, and System Compromise State or indication that an intruder has bypassed security measures and gained unauthorized access to resources, installed malicious software, or modified existing software or configurations in an attempt to cause damage or steal information.. See Intent for more information.
Strategy Filter alarms by the type of attack. See Strategy for more information.
Method If known, filter alarms by the method of attack or infiltration Indicator that specifies the method of attack that generated an alarm. For Open Threat Exchange® (OTX™) pulses, this method is the pulse name. associated with the indicator that generated the alarm. See Method for more information.
Sensors Filter alarms by the associated USM Anywhere Sensor. See USM Anywhere Sensor Management for more information.

The number between brackets displayed by each filter indicates the number of items that matches the filter. You can also use the filter controls to provide a method of organizing your search and filtered results.

The following table shows the icons displayed with each filter box.

Icons Next to the Filter Title
Icon Meaning
Sort the filters alphabetically.
Sort the filters by number of items that matches them

In the upper-left side of the page, you can see any filters you have applied. Remove filters by clicking the icon next to the filter. Or clear all filters by clicking Reset.

Reset Filters in the Alarms Main Page

Note: When applying filters, the search uses the logical AND operator if the used filters are different. However, when the filter is of the same type, the search uses the logical OR operator.

Those filters that have more than 10 options include a Filter Value search field for writing text and making the search easier.

Filtering Alarms by Row Fields

USM Central includes a column with the icon in the list view in the alarms page. Use this icon to add filters to your search. When you click this icon, a dialog box opens with the specific fields of that row.

To filter alarms by row fields

  1. Go to Alarms to open the list view in the Alarms List View page.
  2. Click the icon of the row to which you want to add the filters.

    The Add Filters dialog box opens.

    Add Filters Dialog Box

  3. Select the fields that you want to filter during your search and click Equals or Not to limit your search.
  4. Click Apply.
  5. The result of your search displays with the filters applied.




To search for Alarms using the search field

  1. Go to Alarms.
  2. Enter your query in the search field.
  3. If you want to search for an exact phrase having two or more words, you need to put quotation marks around the words in the phrase. This includes email addresses (for example, "").

    Note: Wildcard characters are considered as literal characters.

  4. Click the icon.

Alarms Search Field

The result of your search displays with the items identified.

Filtering Alarms

You can use filters to delimit the number of alarms that display in the List view in the Alarms page. You can also save filter views to easily use later. Your active filters will be used for reports exports.

To search alarms using a filter

  1. Go to Alarms.
  2. Click a filter.

    The result of your search displays the identified alarms.

To save a filter configuration

  1. Go to Alarms and select the filters you want to use in your saved view.
  2. Select the Save View drop-down list and then click Save as.
  3. Enter a name for the view and click Save. You can now load this view from the View drop-down list.

    Saved views on the Alarms page

Note: If you have changed the configuration of the alarms within the List view columns, this configuration will also be saved together with the filter configuration. See Alarms List View for more information.

To add or delete filters from the Search & Filters area

  1. Go to Alarms.
  2. Click the Configure Filters link at the bottom of the Search & Filters sidebar to open the Filters Configuration window.
  3. Click the arrow icons () and () to pass the items from the Available Filters and Selected Filters columns, and then click Apply.

    Filters Configuration Dialog Box