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.
By default, you can view data for all the devices. To view data for a specific device, click on the link beside Devices and select a device.
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 1 for descriptions of the widgets in this view.
Table 1: IPS Events Summary View Widgets
IPS severities of the events based on the severity level: high, medium, low.
Top source IP addresses of the network traffic; sorted by the number of event occurrences.
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 Detail 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.
The Legacy Node option is displayed in the event viewer after the legacy log collector node is added on the Logging Nodes page. We’ve added the legacy log collector support only for read only purpose to view existing log collector data. New logs should point to Security Director Insights VM as the log collector. Select the Legacy Node checkbox to view the existing log collector data. When you clear the Legacy Node checkbox, Security Director Insights log collector data is displayed.
Packet capture is applicable for IPS packets. See Packet Capture Overview.
See Table 2 for descriptions of columns in this view.
Table 2: IPS Events Detail Columns
The time when the log was received.
Event name of the log.
Source country name from where the event originated.
Source IP address from where the event occurred.
Destination country name from where the event occurred.
Destination IP address of the event.
Source port of the event.
Destination port of the event.
Description of the log.
Attack name of the log: Trojan, worm, virus, and so on.
The threat severity of the event.
The policy name in the log.
Action taken for the event: warning, allow, and block.
The IP address of the log source.
The application name from which the events or logs are generated.
The host name in the log.
The name of the application service. For example, FTP, HTTP, SSH, and so on.
Nested application name in the log.
The source zone of the log.
The destination zone of the log.
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.
Name of the rule.