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About the Signature Database Page

To access this page, select Administration > Signature Database.

Use the Signature Database page to download the signature database, which contains intrusion prevention system (IPS) and application signatures. The signature database contains definitions of attacks and application, which are used in defining IPS profile rules and application firewall rules. These attack objects and groups are designed to detect known attack patterns and protocol anomalies within the network traffic.

Tasks You Can Perform

You can perform the following tasks from this page:

Note In Administration Portal, only users with the Service Provider (SP) Administrator role can download the signature database.

Field Descriptions

Table 112 describes the fields on this page.

Table 112: Fields on the Signature Database Page

Field

Description

Active Database

Database Version

Version of signature database.

Publish Date

Date and time (YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS 24-hour format) when the signature database was published.

Update Job

Job ID of the last successful download signatures job.

Click the hyperlinked job ID to go to the Jobs page where you can view the details of the job.

Installed Device Count

Number of devices on which the signature database was successfully installed.

Detectors

Version numbers of the detector engines associated with the signature database.

Click the detector-versions link to view the detector details. The Detector Details for Signature-Database-Version page appears displaying (in a table) the platform, OS version, and version of the detectors for the signature database. Click Close to return to the Signature Database page.

Latest List of Signatures

The available signature databases are listed in a table. You can search the list of signature databases by using the search option.

Database Version

Version of the signature database.

Publish Date

Date and time (YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS 24-hour format) when the signature database was published.

Update Summary

Displays the summary of changes from the previous version of the signature database; for example, 6 new signatures, 1 updated signature, 1 renamed signature.

Click the hyperlinked text to view the details of the updates. The Signature Update Details for Database Version page appears displaying (in a grid) the list of signatures updated and action (add, update, rename), the type, and the name for each signature. Click Close to return to the Signature Database page.

Detectors

Version numbers of the detector engines associated with the signature database.

Click the detector-versions link to view the detector details. The Detector Details for Signature-Database-Version page appears displaying (in a table) the platform, OS version, and version of the detectors for the signature database. Click Close to return to the Signature Database page.

Action

Click the Full Download link to download the complete signature database; the download might take a while to complete.

Note: This field is displayed only for users with the SP administrator role.

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