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IPS Events and Logs Overview

Use the IPS Events page to view information about security events based on IPS policies. Analyzing IPS logs yields useful security management information, such as abnormal events, attacks, viruses, or worms.

Using the time-frame slider, you can quickly focus on the area of activity that you are most interested in. Once the time range is selected, all of the data presented in your view is refreshed automatically. You can also use the custom button to set a custom time range.

There are two ways to view your data. You can select either the summary view or the detail view.

IPS Events—Summary View

Click Summary View for a brief summary of all the IPS events in your network. The data presented in the area graph is refreshed automatically based on the selected time range.

You can use widgets to view critical information such as IPS severities, top sources, top destinations, top reporting devices, top IPS attacks, top source countries, and top destination countries. See Table 22 for descriptions of the widgets in this view.

Table 22: IPS Events Summary View Widgets

Widget

Description

IPS Severities

IPS severities of the events based on the severity level: high, medium, low.

Top Sources

Top source IP addresses of the network traffic; sorted by the number of event occurrences.

Top Destinations

Top destination IP addresses of the network traffic; sorted by the number of event occurrences.

Top Reporting/Attacked Devices

Top devices that are attacked by IPS events; sorted by the number of times users are active on the network.

Top IPS attacks

Top IPS attacks in the network traffic; sorted by the times devices are attacked.

Top Source Countries

Top source countries from where the event source originated; sorted by the number of IP addresses.

Top Destination Countries

Top destination countries targeted for the attack; sorted by the number of destination IP addresses.

IPS Events—Detail View

Click Details View for comprehensive details of events in a tabular format that includes sortable columns. You can sort the events using the Group by option. For example, you can sort the events based on severity. The table includes information such as the rule that caused the event, severity for the event, event ID, traffic information, and how and when the event was detected.

See Table 23 for descriptions of columns in this view.

Table 23: IPS Events Detail Columns

Column

Description

Time

The time when the log was received.

Event Name

Event name of the log.

Source Country

Source country name from where the event originated.

Source IP

Source IP address from where the event occurred.

Destination Country

Destination country name from where the event occurred.

Destination IP

Destination IP address of the event.

Source Port

Source port of the event.

Destination Port

Destination port of the event.

Description

Description of the log.

Attack name

Attack name of the log: Trojan, worm, virus, and so on.

Threat Severity

The threat severity of the event.

Policy Name

The policy name in the log.

Action

Action taken for the event: warning, allow, and block.

Log Source

The IP address of the log source.

Application

The application name from which the events or logs are generated.

Hostname

The host name in the log.

Service Name

The service name of the log.

Nested Application

Nested application name in the log.

Source Zone

The source zone of the log.

Destination Zone

The destination zone of the log.

Protocol ID

The protocol ID in the log.

NAT Source Port

Translated source port.

NAT Destination Port

Translated destination port

NAT Source IP

NAT source IP address of the log.

NAT Destination IP

NAT destination IP address of the log.

Rule Name

Name of the rule.

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