USM Central™

Searching System Events

Role Availability Read-Only Analyst   Manager

USM Central includes several filters displayed by default. These filters enable you to search for your items of interest. You can either filter your search, or enter what you are looking for in the search field, which is in the lower-left corner of the page.

Filters Displayed by Default in the Main System Events Page
Filter Name Meaning
Created during Filter system eventsAny traffic or data exchange detected by AT&T Cybersecurity products through a sensor, or through external devices such as a firewall. triggered in the last hour, last 24 hours, last 7 days, last 30 days, or last 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.
Event Name Filter system events by the short, user-readable description of the system event.
Affected Resource Filter system events by the email of the user that performed the action. For example, when user email@alienvault.com logs in, the source email is email@alienvault.com.
Source Filter system events by the email of the user that the action is being performed on. For example, if user email@alienvault.com modifies or creates user new@alienvault.com, then the destination email is new@alienvault.com.
Source Address Filter system events by IP address of the event or computer that it takes place on.
Event Outcome Filter system events by the by how the action was: success and completed or failed.

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. These are the icons next to each filter title:

Icons Next to the Filter Title
Sort the filters alphabetically.
Sort the filters by the 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 All Filters.

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.

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

Searching System Events by Using the Search Field

To search System Events using the search field

  1. Go to Settings > System Events.
  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, "bob@mycompany.com").

    Note: Keep in mind that wildcard characters are considered as literals.

  4. Click the icon.

The result of your search displays with the items identified.