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Antispam Events and Logs Overview

Use this page to view information about security events based on antispam policies. The event viewer provides a view of all antispam events and the action taken by the antispam scanner.

The antispam scanner inspects and block spam by scanning inbound and outbound SMTP e-mail traffic. The filtering can be server-based using an external spam block list server or local-based using local lists (blocklists and allowlists) for matching.

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.

Antispam Events—Summary View

Click Summary View for a brief summary of all the antispam events in your network. The top of the page has a swim lane graph of all antispam events.

You can use the widget at the bottom of the page to view source IP addresses of the network traffic; sorted by event count.

Antispam Events—Detail View

Click Detail View for comprehensive details of events in a tabular format that includes sortable columns. You can aggregate the events using the Group by option. For example, you can group the events based on source country. The table includes information such as the event name, Content Security category, source IP address, source country, and so on.

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.

See Table 1 for descriptions of columns in this view.

Table 1: Columns in Detail View




Time when the event occurred.

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 (IPv4 or IPv6).


Description of the log.

Content Security Category or Virus Name

Content Security category of the log: enhanced, local, and redirect.


Accessed URL name that triggered the event.


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

Log Source

IP address of the log source (IPv4 or IPv6).

Host Name

Hostname in the log.

Source Zone

User traffic received from the zone.


Role names associated with the event.


Reason for the log generation. For example, unrestricted access.

Profile Name

Name of the antispam profile that triggered the event.