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View Alarm Details

The alarm Alarms provide notification of an event or sequence of events that require attention or investigation. details view provides in-depth information on an alarm and provides easy access to the alarm within the related deployment. When you use this feature to access the alarm at the deployment level, you can perform further investigation, as well as create associated rules for that deployment based on characteristics of the alarm.

To view the details of an alarm

  1. Go to Alarms.
  2. Click the alarm to display a summary view, and then click the alarm name to open the full details of the alarm.

    Details of an Alarm

  3. Click the icon to bookmark an item for quick access. Clicking the icon on the secondary menu shows the bookmarked items and provides links to them.

    Not all alarms found during monitoring Process of collecting all device status and event information and processing normalized events for evidence of vulnerabilities, possible attacks, and other malicious activity. are necessary in managing your environment because they do not pose a security threat. Frequently, there are alarms that create a noisy environment, making it difficult to monitor other alarms that require more attention. You can identify these alarms and suppress them by using a rule.

    The Alarms Details page includes this alarm management function that is supported for your assigned user role Tasks and responsibilities based on job description and position within an organization. A user's role is often used to define access to functionality and privileges to perform specific tasks and operations.:

    The alarm details include the main fields that identify an alarm. You can edit or add values into these fields:

    • Status: This field indicates the status for the alarm: open, in review, or closed. You can click the icon to edit the field and apply a status. See Alarm Status for more information.
    • Labels: This field indicates if the alarm has been classified by using a label. You can click the icon to manage the labels of the alarm. See Labeling the Alarms for more information.
    • Investigations: This field indicates if the alarm has been associated to an investigation. You can click the icon to edit the field and enter the title or the number that identifies each investigation.
    • HTTP Hostname: If the alarm includes this field, you can search for events by using it. See Searching Events from the Details of an Alarm for more information.
    • DNS RR Name: If the alarm includes this field, you can search for events by using it. See Searching Events from the Details of an Alarm for more information.

    To investigate the alarm in its specific deployment environment, click the link in the Deployment field.

    Below the alarm details, you can see the source, the destination, the associated alarm if it exists, the associated events Any traffic or data exchange detected by AT&T Cybersecurity products through a sensor or external devices such as a firewall., a description, and a recommendation to fix the problem.

    Your environment can have sources and destinations included in the inventory and those not included in the inventory. Assets included in the inventory display their names in blue, and assets not included in the inventory display their names in gray.

    The icon located next to the source and destination fields enables you to access these options:

    • Search Pivot: Identify alarms 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 the icon, 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.

    • Find Source or Destination in Events: Use this link to search events having the same source or destination as the alarm.

    • Find Source & Destination in Events: Use this link to search events having the same source and destination as the alarm.

    The icon located next to the asset enables you to access these options:

    • Add to current filter: Use this option to add the asset name as a search filter.
    • 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 for more information.
    • Full Details: See Viewing Assets Details for more information.

    The icon located next to the asset enables you to access these options:

    • Add to current filter: Use this option to add the asset name as a search filter.
    • 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 for more information.
  4. Click the link of an associated event to open its details page.

    The Associated Events list displays all events associated with the alarm.

  5. In the upper-right corner, click the previous and next buttons to navigate between items.
  6. Click the icon to close the dialog box.
  7. Note: See the Searching Events from the Details of an Alarm page for more information about the options in the HTTP Hostname, DNS RR Name, Source, and Destination fields.