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Screen Events and Logs Overview

You can use the Screen Events page to view the information about security events based on screen profiles. Analyzing screen logs yields information such as attack name, action taken, source of an attack, and destination of an attack.

Using the Time Range 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.

Screen Events—Summary View

Click Summary View for a brief summary of all Screen 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 top sources, top destinations, top source countries, and top destination countries. See Table 1 for descriptions of the widgets in this view.

Table 1: Screen Events Summary View Widgets



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 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.

Screen Events—Detail View

Click Detail View for comprehensive details of all screen 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 threat severity. The table includes information such as the event name, source country, source IP, destination country, attack name, 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 2 for descriptions of columns in this view.

Table 2: Screen Events Detail View Columns



Log Generated 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.

Attack Name

Attack name of the log.

Destination IP

Destination IP address of the event.

Source Port

Source port of the event.

Destination Port

Destination port of the event.


Description of the log.

Threat Severity

The threat severity of the event.

Policy Name

The policy name in the log.


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

Log Source

The IP address of the log source.


The hostname 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.