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Chapter 1:

Introduction to the Sourcefire 3D System............................. 14
Components of the Sourcefire 3D System......................................................... Real-time Network Awareness (RNA).................................................... Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) ......................................................... Real-time User Awareness (RUA) .......................................................... PEP Traffic Management ....................................................................... Defense Centers.................................................................................... Master Defense Centers ....................................................................... Intrusion Agents..................................................................................... RNA for Red Hat Linux........................................................................... RNA and IPS for Crossbeam Systems................................................... eStreamer .............................................................................................. 15 15 16 17 17 17 19 19 20 20 20

Logging into the Appliance ................................................................................. 21 Logging into the Appliance to Set Up an Account .............................................. 23 Logging Out of the Appliance ............................................................................. 24 Last Successful Login......................................................................................... 25 Specifying Your User Preferences ...................................................................... Changing Your Password ....................................................................... Configuring Event View Settings ........................................................... Setting Your Default Time Zone ............................................................. Specifying Your Home Page................................................................... Specifying Your Default Dashboard........................................................ 25 25 27 34 35 35

Using the Context Menu .................................................................................... 36 Documentation Resources ................................................................................. 37

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Documentation Conventions .............................................................................. 38 Platform Requirements Conventions ..................................................... 38 Access Requirements Conventions ....................................................... 39 IP Address Conventions...................................................................................... 41

Chapter 2:

Performing the Initial Setup .................................................... 43
Setting Up 3D Sensors ....................................................................................... 44 Setting up Defense Centers ............................................................................... 47 Communication Ports ......................................................................................... 50 What’s Next? ...................................................................................................... Administrator User Tasks....................................................................... Maintenance User Tasks........................................................................ Policy & Response Administrator User Tasks ........................................ RNA Event Analyst User Tasks .............................................................. Intrusion Event Analyst User Tasks........................................................ 52 53 54 55 56 57

Chapter 3:

Using Dashboards..................................................................... 59
Understanding Dashboard Widgets.................................................................... 60 Understanding Widget Availability ......................................................... 61 Understanding Widget Preferences ...................................................... 64 Understanding the Predefined Widgets ............................................................. Understanding the Appliance Information Widget................................. Understanding the Appliance Status Widget......................................... Understanding the Compliance Events Widget..................................... Understanding the Current Interface Status Widget ............................. Understanding the Current Sessions Widget ........................................ Understanding the Custom Analysis Widget......................................... Understanding the Disk Usage Widget ................................................. Understanding the Interface Traffic Widget ........................................... Understanding the Intrusion Events Widget.......................................... Understanding the Network Compliance Widget .................................. Understanding the Product Licensing Widget ....................................... Understanding the Product Updates Widget......................................... Understanding the RSS Feed Widget .................................................... Understanding the System Load Widget............................................... Understanding the System Time Widget .............................................. Understanding the White List Events Widget ....................................... Working with Dashboards .................................................................................. Creating a Custom Dashboard............................................................... Viewing Dashboards .............................................................................. Modifying Dashboards........................................................................... Deleting a Dashboard ............................................................................ 65 66 67 67 68 69 69 80 81 81 82 84 85 86 87 87 88 89 89 91 93 97

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Using the Defense Center........................................................ 99
Management Concepts .................................................................................... 100 The Benefits of Managing Your Sensors.............................................. 100 What Can Be Managed by a Defense Center? .................................... 101 Understanding Software Sensors ........................................................ 105 Beyond Policies and Events .................................................................. 111 Using Redundant Defense Centers ..................................................... 112 Working in NAT Environments.......................................................................... 112 Working with Sensors ...................................................................................... 113 Understanding the Sensors Page ........................................................ 115 Adding Sensors to the Defense Center ................................................ 117 Deleting Sensors ................................................................................. 121 Resetting Management of a Sensor .................................................... 122 Managing a 3Dx800 Sensor................................................................. 125 Adding Intrusion Agents ...................................................................... 130 Sensor Attributes - Intrusion Agent Page............................................. 130 Managing Sensor Groups ................................................................................. Creating Sensor Groups....................................................................... Editing Sensor Groups ......................................................................... Deleting Sensor Groups....................................................................... Editing a Managed Sensor’s System Settings .................................................. Viewing a Sensor’s Information Page .................................................. Stopping and Restarting a Managed Sensor ....................................... Managing Communication on a Managed Sensor............................... Setting the Time on a Managed Sensor .............................................. 131 131 132 133 133 135 137 138 139

Managing a Clustered Pair ................................................................................ 140 Establishing a Clustered Pair ............................................................... 142 Separating a Clustered Pair.................................................................. 144 Configuring High Availability ............................................................................. Using High Availability.......................................................................... Guidelines for Implementing High Availability ..................................... Setting Up High Availability .................................................................. Monitoring the High Availability Status ................................................ Disabling High Availability and Unregistering Sensors......................... Pausing Communication between Paired Defense Centers ................ Restarting Communication between Paired Defense Centers ............ 145 145 149 150 152 153 154 154

Chapter 5:

Using the Master Defense Center........................................ 156
Understanding Event Aggregation.................................................................... Aggregating Intrusion Events............................................................... Aggregating Compliance Events.......................................................... Limitations on Event Aggregation........................................................ 157 158 158 159

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Understanding Global Policy Management....................................................... Managing Global Intrusion Policies ...................................................... Using RNA Detection Policies on a Master Defense Center ............... Using Health Policies on a Master Defense Center............................. Using System Policies on a Master Defense Center ........................... Master Defense Center Policy Management Limitations .................... Adding and Deleting Defense Centers ............................................................. Adding a Master Defense Center ........................................................ Adding a Defense Center..................................................................... Deleting a Defense Center .................................................................. Resetting Management of a Defense Center ...................................... Editing Settings for a Managed Defense Center .............................................. Viewing the Defense Center Information Page ................................... Editing the Event Filter Configuration .................................................. Editing or Disabling Remote Management Communications .............. Managing the Health Blacklist ............................................................. Managing High Availability Defense Centers ....................................... Managing Appliance Groups............................................................................. Creating Appliance Groups .................................................................. Editing Appliance Groups..................................................................... Deleting Appliance Groups .................................................................. Editing Master Defense Center System Settings ............................................. Listing Master Defense Center Information ........................................ Viewing a Master Defense Center License ......................................... Configuring Network Settings.............................................................. Shutting Down and Restarting the System.......................................... Configuring Remote Management Networking................................... Setting System Time............................................................................ Blacklisting Health Policies...................................................................

161 161 162 162 162 163 164 165 168 171 171 175 175 176 178 178 178 179 180 180 181 181 182 182 182 182 183 183 184

Using the Appliances Page ............................................................................... 173

Chapter 6:

Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets...................... 185
Understanding Detection Engines .................................................................... 186 Understanding Detection Resources and 3D Sensor Models ............. 189 Understanding Default Detection Engines .......................................... 191 Managing Detection Engines............................................................................ Creating a Detection Engine ................................................................ Editing a Detection Engine .................................................................. Deleting a Detection Engine ................................................................ Using Detection Engine Groups ....................................................................... Creating Detection Engine Groups ...................................................... Editing Detection Engine Groups......................................................... Deleting Detection Engine Groups ...................................................... 193 193 194 197 197 197 198 199

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Using Variables within Detection Engines ........................................................ Assigning Values to System Default Variables in Detection Engines... Creating New Variables for Detection Engines .................................... Deleting and Resetting Variables ......................................................... Configuring Custom Variables in Detection Engines ........................... Using Portscan-Only Detection Engines .............................................. Using Interface Sets ......................................................................................... Understanding Interface Set Configuration Options............................ Creating an Interface Set ..................................................................... Creating an Inline Interface Set ........................................................... Editing an Interface Set ....................................................................... Deleting an Interface Set ..................................................................... Using Interface Set Groups .............................................................................. Creating Interface Set Groups ............................................................. Editing Interface Set Groups................................................................ Deleting Interface Set Groups .............................................................

199 200 202 203 204 205 207 207 213 216 221 223 223 224 224 225

Inline Fail Open Interface Set Commands ........................................................ 225 Removing Bypass Mode on Inline Fail Open Fiber Interfaces ............. 225 Forcing an Inline Fail Open Interface Set into Bypass Mode ............... 226 Using Clustered 3D Sensors............................................................................. Using Detection Engines on Clustered 3D Sensors ............................ Understanding Interface Sets on Clustered 3D Sensors ..................... Managing Information from a Clustered 3D Sensor ............................ 227 228 229 230

Chapter 7:

Working with Event Reports.................................................. 232
Working with Event Reports............................................................................. 234 Working with Report Profiles............................................................................ 234 Generating Reports from Event Views ............................................................. 235 Managing Generated Reports........................................................................... Viewing Generated Reports................................................................. Downloading Generated Reports......................................................... Deleting Generated Reports ................................................................ Moving Reports to a Remote Storage Location................................... Running Remote Reports .................................................................... Understanding Report Profiles.......................................................................... Understanding the Predefined Report Profiles .................................... Modifying a Predefined Report Profile................................................. Creating a Report Profile...................................................................... 237 238 238 239 239 240 241 242 246 246

Working with Report Information ..................................................................... 248 Using Report Types.............................................................................. 250 Defining Report Information ................................................................ 254

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Working with Report Sections .......................................................................... Using Summary Reports...................................................................... Including an Image File ........................................................................ Defining the Report Sections............................................................... Using a Report Profile ....................................................................................... Generating a Report using a Report Profile ......................................... Editing Report Profiles ......................................................................... Deleting Report Profiles.......................................................................

255 255 257 258 260 261 263 263

Working with Report Options ........................................................................... 258

Chapter 8:

Managing Users ...................................................................... 264
Understanding Sourcefire User Authentication ................................................ Understanding Internal Authentication ................................................ Understanding External Authentication ............................................... Understanding User Privileges ............................................................ Managing Authentication Objects .................................................................... Understanding LDAP Authentication ................................................... Creating LDAP Authentication Objects ................................................ LDAP Authentication Object Examples ............................................... Editing LDAP Authentication Objects .................................................. Understanding RADIUS Authentication ............................................... Creating RADIUS Authentication Objects............................................ RADIUS Authentication Object Examples ........................................... Editing RADIUS Authentication Objects .............................................. Deleting Authentication Objects .......................................................... Managing User Accounts ................................................................................. Viewing User Accounts........................................................................ Adding New User Accounts................................................................. Managing Externally Authenticated User Accounts............................. Managing User Password Settings...................................................... Configuring User Roles........................................................................ Modifying User Privileges and Options ............................................... Modifying Restricted Event Analyst Access Properties....................... Modifying User Passwords.................................................................. Deleting User Accounts ....................................................................... User Account Privileges....................................................................... 264 266 266 267 269 269 269 281 286 287 287 295 298 298 299 299 300 302 303 304 306 307 311 312 312

Chapter 9:

Managing System Policies .................................................... 320
Creating a System Policy .................................................................................. 321 Editing a System Policy..................................................................................... 323 Applying a System Policy .................................................................................. 324 Deleting System Policies .................................................................................. 325

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Configuring the Parts of Your System Policy..................................................... Configuring the Access List for Your Appliance ................................... Configuring Audit Log Settings ............................................................ Configuring Authentication Profiles ..................................................... Configuring Dashboard Settings .......................................................... Configuring Database Event Limits ..................................................... Configuring Detection Policy Preferences ........................................... Configuring DNS Cache Properties...................................................... Configuring a Mail Relay Host and Notification Address ..................... Configuring Intrusion Policy Preferences ............................................. Specifying a Different Language .......................................................... Adding a Custom Login Banner ........................................................... Configuring RNA Settings .................................................................... Configuring RNA Subnet Detection Settings ....................................... Configuring RUA Settings .................................................................... Synchronizing Time .............................................................................. Mapping Vulnerabilities for Services....................................................

325 325 327 329 331 332 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 349 352 354 358

Chapter 10:

Configuring System Settings ................................................. 360
Viewing and Modifying the Appliance Information ........................................... 362 Understanding Licenses ................................................................................... Understanding Feature Licenses ......................................................... Verifying Your Product License ............................................................ Managing Your Feature Licenses ......................................................... 364 366 368 370

Configuring Network Settings........................................................................... 377 Editing Network Interface Configurations......................................................... 380 Shutting Down and Restarting the System....................................................... 382 Configuring the Communication Channel ......................................................... 383 Setting Up the Management Virtual Network...................................... 384 Editing the Management Virtual Network............................................ 385 Configuring Remote Access to the Defense Center ........................................ 386 Setting the Time Manually ................................................................................ 389 Blacklisting Health Modules.............................................................................. 391 Specifying NetFlow-Enabled Devices ............................................................... 392 Managing Remote Storage............................................................................... Using Local Storage ............................................................................. Using NFS for Remote Storage ........................................................... Using SSH for Remote Storage ........................................................... Using SMB for Remote Storage .......................................................... 393 393 394 395 396

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Chapter 11:

Updating System Software.................................................... 398
Installing Software Updates.............................................................................. Updating a Defense Center or Master Defense Center ...................... Updating Managed Sensors ................................................................ Updating Unmanaged 3D Sensors ...................................................... 400 402 404 406

Uninstalling Software Updates ......................................................................... 409 Updating the Vulnerability Database................................................................. 410

Chapter 12:

Using Backup and Restore .................................................... 413
Creating Backup Files ....................................................................................... 414 Creating Backup Profiles ................................................................................... 418 Performing Sensor Backup with the Defense Center ....................................... 419 Uploading Backups from a Local Host .............................................................. 420 Restoring the Appliance from a Backup File ..................................................... 421

Chapter 13:

Scheduling Tasks .................................................................... 425
Configuring a Recurring Task ............................................................................ 426 Automating Backup Jobs .................................................................................. 428 Automating Software Updates ......................................................................... Automating Software Downloads ........................................................ Automating Software Pushes .............................................................. Automating Software Installs............................................................... Automating Vulnerability Database Updates .................................................... Automating VDB Update Downloads................................................... Automating VDB Update Pushes......................................................... Automating VDB Update Installs ......................................................... 430 431 433 435 437 438 440 442

Automating SEU Imports.................................................................................. 444 Automating Intrusion Policy Applications.......................................................... 446 Automating Reports.......................................................................................... 448 Automating Nessus Scans................................................................................ 450 Preparing Your System to Run a Nessus Scan..................................... 450 Scheduling a Nessus Scan................................................................... 451 Synchronizing Nessus Plugins .......................................................................... 452 Automating Nmap Scans .................................................................................. 454 Preparing Your System for an Nmap Scan ........................................... 454 Scheduling an Nmap Scan ................................................................... 455 Automating Recommended Rule State Generation.......................................... 456

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Viewing Tasks ................................................................................................... 458 Using the Calendar .............................................................................. 459 Using the Task List............................................................................... 460 Editing Scheduled Tasks ................................................................................... 461 Deleting Scheduled Tasks ................................................................................. 461 Deleting a Recurring Task .................................................................... 462 Deleting a One-Time Task.................................................................... 462

Chapter 14:

Monitoring the System ........................................................... 463
Viewing Host Statistics..................................................................................... 464 Monitoring System Status and Disk Space Usage ........................................... 468 Viewing System Process Status ....................................................................... 468 Understanding Running Processes................................................................... 471 Understanding System Daemons ........................................................ 471 Understanding Executables and System Utilities ................................ 473 Viewing IPS Performance Statistics.................................................................. 476 Generating IPS Performance Statistics Graphs ................................... 476 Saving IPS Performance Statistics Graphs .......................................... 478 Viewing RNA Performance Statistics................................................................ 478 Generating RNA Performance Statistics Graphs ................................. 479 Saving RNA Performance Statistics Graphs ........................................ 481

Chapter 15:

Using Health Monitoring ........................................................ 482
Understanding Health Monitoring .................................................................... Understanding Health Policies ............................................................. Understanding Health Modules ........................................................... Understanding Health Monitoring Configuration ................................. Configuring Health Policies ............................................................................... Predefined Health Policies ................................................................... Creating Health Policies ....................................................................... Applying Health Policies....................................................................... Editing Health Policies ......................................................................... Deleting Health Policies ....................................................................... 483 484 485 489 489 490 497 528 530 533

Using the Health Monitor Blacklist ................................................................... 534 Blacklisting Health Policies or Appliances ............................................ 535 Blacklisting a Health Policy Module ..................................................... 537

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Configuring Health Monitor Alerts .................................................................... Preparing to Create a Health Alert ....................................................... Creating Health Monitor Alerts ............................................................ Interpreting Health Monitor Alerts....................................................... Editing Health Monitor Alerts .............................................................. Deleting Health Monitor Alerts ............................................................

539 540 540 542 543 544

Chapter 16:

Reviewing Health Status........................................................ 545
Using the Health Monitor ................................................................................. 545 Interpreting Health Monitor Status ...................................................... 547 Using Appliance Health Monitors ..................................................................... Interpreting Appliance Health Monitor Status ..................................... Viewing Alerts by Status...................................................................... Running All Modules for an Appliance ................................................. Running a Specific Health Module....................................................... Generating Health Module Alert Graphs.............................................. Generating Appliance Troubleshooting Files........................................ Working with Health Events ............................................................................. Understanding Health Event Views ..................................................... Viewing Health Events......................................................................... Understanding the Health Events Table............................................... Searching for Health Events................................................................. 547 549 549 550 551 553 554 555 556 556 561 563

Chapter 17:

Auditing the System................................................................ 566
Managing Audit Records .................................................................................. Viewing Audit Records......................................................................... Suppressing Audit Records.................................................................. Understanding the Audit Log Table...................................................... Searching Audit Records...................................................................... 566 567 570 574 575

Viewing the System Log ................................................................................... 578 Filtering System Log Messages .......................................................... 579 Using Four-Digit Year Formats on the 3D3800 ..................................... 581

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.................................................................... 629 Version 4.. Exporting a System Policy........................................................................................................... Exporting a Health Policy ............................Table of Contents Appendix A: Importing and Exporting Objects .................................................. 600 Managing the Task Queue ............................................................................................................................................ Exporting an RNA Detection Policy.............................................. Exporting a Custom Workflow........................................................................................................... Exporting an Intrusion Policy............................................................................ Exporting a Dashboard...............1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 13 .......................................... 583 Exporting Objects .............. Exporting a Custom Table ............................................................ 602 Glossary ........................................................ 584 584 585 585 586 586 588 588 588 589 590 Importing Objects .......... 593 Appendix B: Appendix C: Purging the RNA and RUA Databases.......................................................................................................................................................... 598 Viewing the Status of Long-Running Tasks ................. 600 Viewing the Task Queue .................................................................................. 603 Index ...................................................................................9......... Exporting Multiple Objects ..... Exporting a PEP Policy ................................................... Exporting a User-Defined RNA Detector.............................................................................................................

and event viewing preferences.Introduction to the Sourcefire 3D System Chapter 1 Administrator Guide tn The Sourcefire 3D System™ provides you with real-time network intelligence for real-time network defense. Specifying Your User Preferences on page 25 explains how to configure the preferences that are tied to a single user account. such as the home page. Sourcefire 3D System has the tools you need to: • • • discover the changing assets and vulnerabilities on your network determine the types of attacks against your network and the impact they have to your business processes defend your network in real time The topics that follow introduce you to the Sourcefire 3D System and describe some of the key components that contribute to its value as a part of any security strategy for your network. time zone. Logging into the Appliance to Set Up an Account on page 23 explains how to set up an association between a external user account and a set of credentials on the appliance. Using the Context Menu on page 36 explains how to display a context-specific menu of shortcuts on certain pages in the web interface. Logging into the Appliance on page 21 explains how to access the web interface on your appliance and log in using one of the user accounts. dashboard. • • • Version 4.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 14 . Logging Out of the Appliance on page 24 explains how to log out of the web interface.9. • • • Components of the Sourcefire 3D System on page 15 provides descriptions of each of the components that may be in your Sourcefire 3D System. account password.

it compiles the following information: • • • the number and types of network devices running on your network the operating systems running on monitored network devices the active services and open ports on monitored network devices Version 4. and traffic profiles to protect your company’s infrastructure by monitoring network traffic for unusual patterns or behavior and automatically responding as needed. Documentation Conventions on page 38 explains typeface conventions used throughout the guide to convey specific types of information visually. using information from detected packets to build a comprehensive map of the devices on the network. As RNA passively observes traffic. You can set up compliance policies.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 15 .Introduction to the Sourcefire 3D System Components of the Sourcefire 3D System Chapter 1 • • • Documentation Resources on page 37 explains where to locate specific information about using the Defense Center.9. You must use a Defense Center to manage a 3D Sensor if it is running RNA. • • • • • • • • • Real-time Network Awareness (RNA) on page 15 Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) on page 16 Real-time User Awareness (RUA) on page 17 Defense Centers on page 17 Master Defense Centers on page 19 Intrusion Agents on page 19 RNA for Red Hat Linux on page 20 RNA and IPS for Crossbeam Systems on page 20 eStreamer on page 20 Real-time Network Awareness (RNA) Sourcefire Real-time Network Awareness (also called RNA) is one of the components of the Sourcefire 3D System that you can use on your 3D Sensor. IP Address Conventions on page 41 explains how the Sourcefire 3D System treats IP address ranges specified using Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) notation. listening to the network segments you specify. Components of the Sourcefire 3D System The topics that follow introduce you to the Sourcefire 3D System and describe some of the key components that contribute to its value as a part of any security strategy for your network. compliance white lists. RNA monitors traffic on your network.

Introduction to the Sourcefire 3D System Components of the Sourcefire 3D System Chapter 1 • • the vulnerabilities and exploits to which monitored network devices may be susceptible flow data. event and flow data. as well as the service and protocol used and. By placing 3D Sensors on key network segments. you can examine the packets that traverse your network for malicious activity. time. The Defense Center can also push health. system. system. see What Can Be Managed by a Defense Center? on page 101. In a Sourcefire 3D System deployment that includes 3D Sensors with IPS and a Defense Center.The Defense Center can also push health. RNA builds a host profile for each host it detects.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 16 . Each 3D Sensor uses rules. and RNA detection policies to your sensors. and intrusion policies to your sensors. Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) The Sourcefire Intrusion Prevention System (also called IPS) is one of the components of the Sourcefire 3D System that you can run on the 3D Sensor. RNA assigns vulnerabilities to the host based on the operating system vendor and version detected for the host. 3D Sensors running RNA transmit the network map. which are records of active sessions involving monitored network devices including the frequency and size of the session. You can access host profiles by browsing the network map or through one of the workflows Sourcefire provides to aid your analysis. In addition. if applicable. and assigned host attributes. You can push vulnerability database (VDB) and software updates from the Defense Center as well. decoders. and contextual information about the source of the attack and its target. containing host details such as detected operating system. You can also create custom intrusion rules tuned to your environment. and protocols. You can choose to enable rules that would detect the attacks you think most likely to occur on your network. For more information. services. IPS allows you to monitor your network for attacks that might affect the availability. a copy of the packet or packets that triggered the event is also recorded. 3D Sensors with IPS run preprocessors against detected network traffic to normalize traffic and detect malicious packets. it generates an intrusion event. 3D Sensors that are licensed to use IPS include a set of intrusion rules developed by the Sourcefire Vulnerability Research Team (VRT). the client application and URL involved in the session You can access event views and graphs to analyze this collected data. the sensors transmit events and sensor statistics to the Defense Center where you can view the aggregated data and gain a greater understanding of the attacks against your network assets. integrity. You can push software Version 4.9. and preprocessors to look for the broad range of exploits that attackers have developed. the type of exploit. When a 3D Sensor identifies a possible intrusion. or confidentiality of hosts on the network. and sensor statistics to the Defense Center so you can see a consolidated view of events. which is a record of the date. For packet-based events.

RUA enables you to implement and enforce policies specific to individuals. Sourcefire recommends that you use only the Defense Center’s web interface to interact with the sensor and its data. see What Can Be Managed by a Defense Center? on page 101. PEP traffic management enhances the sensor’s efficiency by allowing you to pre-select traffic to cut through or to drop instead of analyzing. If your 3D Sensor is running IPS. or other user characteristics. you can also use a local web interface to create intrusion policies and review the resulting intrusion events. If you have software sensors or Intrusion Agents on your network. 3D Sensor 6800. If you deploy your 3D Sensor inline on your network and create what is called an inline detection engine. For more information. See Using Sourcefire RUA in the Analyst Guide for more information about RUA. or send traffic directly through the 3D9900 with no further inspection. You must manage these models with a Defense Center. analyze.9. you must use the Defense Center to manage them.Introduction to the Sourcefire 3D System Components of the Sourcefire 3D System Chapter 1 updates from the Defense Center to sensors as well. PEP allows you to create rules to block. PEP Traffic Management PEP is a technology based on the hardware capabilities of the 3D9900 Sensors.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 17 . Real-time User Awareness (RUA) The Real-time User-Awareness component (also called RUA) allows you to create policies and response rules that are user-based. and 3D Sensor 9800 models (usually referred to a the 3Dc800 sensors) do not have a web interface. You can apply these policies and rules across the Sourcefire 3D System. Defense Centers The Defense Center provides a centralized management interface and database repository for the Sourcefire 3D System. As a result. You can analyze and respond to events from all your sensors consistently by doing the analysis through an interface where you can see all the data collected by the managed sensors. departments. Note that a 3D Sensor running Version 4. IMPORTANT! The Sourcefire 3D Sensor 3800. The network protocol used by your organization to provide user authentication largely determines the amount of data and efficiency of RUA. You can also push policies created on the Defense Center and software updates to managed sensors. Note that if you do manage your 3D Sensors with a Defense Center. you can configure your 3D Sensor to drop or replace packets that you know to be harmful.

If you use your Defense Center to manage 3D Sensors that run RNA and IPS (either on the same sensor or different sensors that monitor the same network segments). Key DC500 database limits are: • • • Intrusion Events . You can configure a DC3000 as a Master Defense Center during the initial setup. and network intelligence with user identity information so that you can identify the source of policy breaches. but if you want to use RNA on the sensor. Impact correlation lets you focus in on attacks most likely to damage high priority hosts. the Defense Center correlates intrusion events from IPS with host vulnerabilities from RNA and assigns impact flags to the intrusion events. The DC500 receives data at an aggregate rate of up to 100 intrusion events or 900 flow events per second.9.2 million default and 10 million maximum DC1000 You can use DC1000 Defense Centers in most environments.1 million default and 10 million maximum RNA Flows .1 million default and 10 million maximum RNA Flow Summaries .1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 18 . You can rack mount a DC1000 and collect data from a large number of 3D Sensors.2 million default and 10 million maximum DC3000 You can use DC3000 Defense Centers in high-demand environments. DC500 You can use the DC500 model of the Defense Center in managed services environments to collect data from up to three 3D Sensors. IMPORTANT! You cannot use DC500s in high availability configurations. attacks.1 million default and 10 million maximum RNA Flow Summaries . DC500s also have an RNA host limit of 1000.500 thousand default and 2. endpoint. the Defense Center correlates threat. If you deploy Real-time User-Awareness (RUA).5 million maximum RNA Flows .Introduction to the Sourcefire 3D System Components of the Sourcefire 3D System Chapter 1 the IPS component includes its own local web interface. Key DC1000 database quantities are: • • • Intrusion Events . you must manage the sensor with a Defense Center. or network vulnerabilities. Version 4. A DC3000 allows you to use higher database quantities. You can use either DC1000s or DC3000s in high availability configurations.

you can install an Intrusion Agent to forward intrusion events to a Defense Center. If the network map on the Defense Center has entries for the target host in a given event.9.1 million default and 100 million maximum RNA Flow Summaries .1 million default and 10 million maximum RNA Flows . For more information. and white list events from up to ten Defense Centers within your Sourcefire 3D System deployment. The Master Defense Center can also aggregate events related to the health of the Defense Centers it is managing.Introduction to the Sourcefire 3D System Components of the Sourcefire 3D System Chapter 1 Key DC3000 database quantities are: • • • Intrusion Events . You cannot use a Virtual Defense Center in high availability configurations or as a Master Defense Center. You can manage up to 25 physical and Virtual 3D Sensors with a Virtual Defense Center.2 million default and 100 million maximum Virtual Defense Center Virtual Defense Centers are hosted on VMware’s ESX/ESXi or Xen virtual machines. You can use the Master Defense Center to aggregate and analyze intrusion events. See Using the Master Defense Center on page 156 for more information about managing your Defense Centers with a Master Defense Center. the Defense Center Version 4. Key Virtual Defense Center database quantities are: • • • Intrusion Events . Although you cannot manage policies or rules for an Intrusion Agent from the Defense Center. In this way.1 million default and 100 million maximum RNA Flows . You can then analyze the events detected by Snort alongside your other data. compliance events.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 19 . Intrusion Agents If you have an existing installation of Snort®. you can do analysis and reporting on those events. you can view the current status of the Defense Centers across your enterprise from a single web interface.2 million default and 10 million maximum Master Defense Centers The Sourcefire Master Defense Center is a key component in the Sourcefire 3D System. see the Sourcefire 3D System Virtual Defense Center and 3D Sensor Installation Guide.1 million default and 10 million maximum RNA Flow Summaries .

IMPORTANT! Because the 3D Sensor Software for X-Series does not have a web interface. you display network host data within one of your network management applications. Separate installation and configuration guides are available for the 3D Sensor Software for X-Series. See the eStreamer Integration Guide for more information. RNA and IPS for Crossbeam Systems The Sourcefire 3D System currently supports software-only versions of RNA and IPS for Crossbeam Systems X-Series security switches. eStreamer integration requires custom programming. RNA for Red Hat Linux The Sourcefire 3D System currently supports a software-only version of the RNA component on your server hardware running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL5) or CentOS 5. You can continue to manually tune Snort rules and preprocessors with the Intrusion Agent in place. IMPORTANT! When using Intrusion Agents registered to Defense Centers configured for high availability and managed by a Master Defense Center. See the Sourcefire RNA Software on Red Hat Linux Configuration Guide for more information.9. eStreamer You can access event data within your own applications through the eStreamer Application Programming Interface (API). IMPORTANT! You must have a Defense Center in your Sourcefire 3D System deployment to use RNA for Red Hat Linux.Introduction to the Sourcefire 3D System Components of the Sourcefire 3D System Chapter 1 assigns impact flags to the events. but allows you to request specific data from a Defense Center. Version 4. RNA and IPS data received by a Defense Center from a Crossbeam-based software sensors is treated in a similar way to data received from a 3D Sensor.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 20 . for example. you must use a Defense Center to manage it. If. RNA data received by a Defense Center from the server is treated in a similar way to RNA data received from a 3D Sensor that is running RNA. you could write a program to retrieve host criticality or vulnerability data from the Defense Center and add that information to your display. register all Intrusion Agents to the primary Defense Center.

Note that 3Dx800 and software sensors (Crossbeam-based software sensors.0 Microsoft Internet Explorer 8. If your 3D Sensor is licensed for IPS. The initial setup process is described in Setting Up 3D Sensors on page 44.9.x Required Enabled Options and Settings JavaScript cookies Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) v3 JavaScript cookies Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) v3 128-bit encryption Active scripting security setting JavaScript cookies Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) v3 128-bit encryption Active scripting security setting Compatibility View Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 . management. and Virtual 3D Sensors) do not have a web interface.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 21 . If this occurs. Version 4. you are presented with a more complete web interface that you can use to perform additional configuration and event analysis. Browser Requirements Browser Firefox 3.0 TIP! Some processes that take a significant amount of time may cause your web browser to display a message that a script has become unresponsive. If you are the first user to log into the appliance after it is installed. The current version of the web interface supports the browsers listed in the following table. make sure you allow the script to continue until it finishes. You must use the Defense Center’s web interface to manage these sensors. If your 3D Sensor is not licensed for IPS. there is a limited web interface that you can use to perform the initial appliance setup and to register the sensor with a Defense Center.5. Intrusion Agents. and analysis tasks.Introduction to the Sourcefire 3D System Logging into the Appliance Chapter 1 Logging into the Appliance Requires: Any The Defense Center and many 3D Sensor models have a web-based interface that you can use to perform administrative. you must log in using the admin user account. RNA for Red Hat Linux. You can access the web interface by logging into the appliance using a web browser.

you should use this account. you and other users should use those accounts to log into the appliance.5 hours of inactivity. IMPORTANT! If your company uses SecurID. unless you are viewing a page (such as an unpaused dashboard) that periodically communicates with the web server on the appliance. you should make sure that users log into the system with the correct account. 2.9. However.Introduction to the Sourcefire 3D System Logging into the Appliance Chapter 1 After you log into the appliance. if your pin is 1111 and the SecurID token is 222222. type your user name and password. After you create other user accounts as described in Adding New User Accounts on page 300. where hostname corresponds to the host name of the appliance. For example.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 22 . the procedures for logging into and out of the appliance remain the same. The first time you log into the appliance. The Login page appears. the user who performed the installation created a single administrative user account and password. Direct your browser to https://hostname/. If your organization uses SecurID® tokens when logging in. In the Username and Password fields. To log into the appliance: Access: Any 1. Your session automatically logs you out after 3. the features that you can access are controlled by the privileges granted to your user account. type 1111222222. Version 4. You must have already generated your SecurID pin before you can log into the Sourcefire 3D System. append the SecurID token to the end of your SecurID pin and use that as your password when you log in. When the appliance was installed. IMPORTANT! Because the Defense Center and the 3D Sensor audit user activity based on user accounts. append the token to your SecurID pin and use that as your password to log in.

it does not create a local user account. You can either select a different option from the available menus or click Back in your browser window. Logging into the Appliance to Set Up an Account Requires: Any Some user accounts may be authenticated through an external authentication server. This activity has been logged. the following warning message is displayed: You are attempting to view an unauthorized page. The menus and menu options that are available to you at the top of the page are based on the privileges for your user account. the links on the default home page include options that span the range of user account privileges. If the default role for external user accounts is set to a specific access role. Instead. if your pin is 1111 and the SecurID token is 222222. If this is the case. The permissions for that local user record can then be modified.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 23 . type 1111222222. periods (. append the token to your SecurID pin and use that as your password to log in. The default start page appears. use the Defense Center’s web interface to manage policies and view events. externally authenticated users can log into the appliance using their external account credentials without any additional configuration by the system administrator. and hyphens (-) but otherwise only alphanumeric characters are supported. Note that when a shell access user logs into the appliance. You (or your system administrator) can then change the permissions to grant the appropriate access to user functionality. Shell users should log in using usernames with all lowercase letters. you can log in but cannot access any functionality. then that page is displayed instead. If an account is externally authenticated and by default receives no access privileges. IMPORTANT! The 3Dx800 sensor models do not have a web interface. the appliance associates those credentials with a set of permissions by creating a local user record. If you selected a new home page for your user account. Version 4.). See Specifying Your Home Page on page 35 for more information. unless they are granted through group or list membership. If your organization uses SecurID tokens when logging in. the first time you log into the Defense Center or 3D Sensor using your external user credentials. LDAP usernames can include underscores (_). If you click a link that requires different privileges from those granted to your account.9.Introduction to the Sourcefire 3D System Logging into the Appliance to Set Up an Account Chapter 1 3. Shell access is controlled entirely through the shell access filter or PAM login attribute set for an LDAP server or the shell access list on a RADIUS server. However. Click Login. For example.

see Modifying User Privileges and Options on page 306. 2. This activity has been logged. please contact the system administrator. type your user name and password. the default start page appears. You can either select a different option from the available menus or click Back in your browser window. If you do not have access. IMPORTANT! If your company uses SecurID. Logging Out of the Appliance Requires: Any Make sure you log out of the appliance. • If no default access role is selected.Introduction to the Sourcefire 3D System Logging Out of the Appliance Chapter 1 To create an externally authenticated account on the appliance: Access: Any 1. Click Login. contact your system administrator and ask them to modify your account privileges or login as a user with Administrator access and modify the privileges for the account. For more information. The menus and menu options that are available to you at the top of the page are based on the privileges for your user account. If you selected a new home page for your user account. then that page is displayed instead. Version 4. 3. with the following error message: Unable to authorize access. the following warning message is displayed: You are attempting to view an unauthorized page. See Specifying Your Home Page on page 35 for more information.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 24 . However. Logging out ends your web session and ensures that no one can use the appliance with your credentials. The Login page appears. append the SecurID token to your SecurID pin and use that as your password when you log in. If you click a link that requires different privileges from those granted to your account. In the Username and Password fields. even if you are only stepping away from your web browser for a short period of time. Direct your browser to https://hostname. The page that appears depends on the default access role for external authentication: • If a default access role is selected in the authentication object or the system policy. where hostname corresponds to the host name of the appliance.9. the Login page re-appears. If you continue to have difficulty accessing this device. the links on the default home page include options that span the range of user account privileges. 4.

date and year of your last login the appliance-local time of your last login in 24-hour notation host and domain name last used to access the appliance. You can see the following information about that user account last login: • • • day of the week. you can view information about the last login session for the appliance. see Changing an Expired Password on page 26. Last Successful Login Requires: Any The first time you visit the appliance home page during a web session. • • Changing Your Password Requires: Any All user accounts are protected with a password. unless you are viewing a page (such as an unpaused dashboard) that periodically communicates with the web server on the appliance. month. event viewing preferences. Version 4.9.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 25 . this is the first page you see upon logging into the appliance. and depending on the settings for your user account. You can change your password at any time. After setting this value. Configuring Event View Settings on page 27 describes how the event preferences affect what you see as you view events. Setting Your Default Time Zone on page 34 explains how to set the time zone for your user account and describes how that affects the time stamp on the events that you view. Specifying Your Default Dashboard on page 35 explains how to choose which of the dashboards you want to use as your default dashboard. including passwords. time zone settings. Specifying Your Home Page on page 35 explains how to use one of the existing pages as your default home page. Specifying Your User Preferences Requires: Any Users can specify certain preferences for their user account. See the following sections for more information: • • • Changing Your Password on page 25 explains how to change the password for your user account.5 hours of inactivity. you may have to change your password periodically. and home page preferences.Introduction to the Sourcefire 3D System Last Successful Login Chapter 1 Note that your session automatically logs you out after 3. To log out of the appliance: Access: Any Click Logout on the toolbar.

the Password Expiration Warning page appears. Passwords cannot be a word that appears in a dictionary or include consecutive repeating characters. 3. type your current password and click Change. If you have zero warning days left. passwords must be at least eight alphanumeric characters of mixed case and must include at least one numeric character. type your new password. In the New Password and Confirm fields. The Change Password page appears. 2. you cannot change your password through the web interface. Click Change Password. Note that the password expiration time period is set when your account is created and cannot be changed. Click Change. Passwords cannot be a word that appears in a dictionary or include consecutive repeating characters • Click Skip to change your password later. click Preferences. if password strength-checking is enabled. The User Preferences page appears.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 26 . To change your password: Access: Any 1. To respond to the password expiration warning: Access: Any You have two choices: • Click Change Password to change your password now.9.Introduction to the Sourcefire 3D System Specifying Your User Preferences Chapter 1 Note that if password strength-checking is enabled. If your password has exired. Also. 4. passwords must be at least eight alphanumeric characters of mixed case and must include at least one numeric character. you must change your password. IMPORTANT! If you are an LDAP or a RADIUS user. A success message appears on the page when your new password is accepted by the system. your password can expire. Version 4. In the Current Password field. 5. Changing an Expired Password Requires: DC/MDC or 3D Sensor Depending on the settings for your user account. In the toolbar.

Introduction to the Sourcefire 3D System Specifying Your User Preferences Chapter 1 Configuring Event View Settings Requires: Any Use the Event View Settings page to configure characteristics of event views in the Sourcefire 3D System. The User Preferences page appears. For more information. 6. To configure event preferences: Access: Any 1. In the toolbar. Click Save. Your changes are implemented. see Default Workflows on page 32. 5. Event Preferences Use the Event Preferences section of the Event View Settings page to configure basic characteristics of event views in the Sourcefire 3D System. see Default Time Windows on page 29. Version 4. click Preferences. For more information. 4. Configure the default time window or windows. see Event Preferences on page 27. For more information. The Event View Settings page appears.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 27 . Click Event View Settings. 2.9. 3. Configure default workflows. Configure the basic characteristics of event views.

1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 28 .expand only the Packet Bytes subsection • All .collapse all subsections of the Packet Information section of the packet view • Packet Text . By default. Any IPS or DC/MDC + IPS IPS or DC/MDC Requires Any Version 4. For example.Introduction to the Sourcefire 3D System Specifying Your User Preferences Chapter 1 The Event Preferences table describes the settings you can configure. if this setting is enabled and you click Delete All on an event view. see Using the Packet View in the Analyst Guide. the appliance displays a collapsed version of the packet view. allows the appliance to display host names instead of IP addresses in event views. Note also that for this setting to take effect. For more information on the packet view.expand only the Packet Text subsection • Packet Bytes . you must have a DNS server configured in the system settings. you must confirm that you want to delete all the events that meet the current constraints (including events not displayed on the current page) before the appliance will delete them from the database. • None . see Configuring Network Settings on page 377. Resolve IP Addresses Whenever possible. Event Preferences Setting Confirm ‘All’ Actions Description Controls whether the appliance forces you to confirm actions that affect all events in an event view.expand all sections Regardless of the default setting. Rows Per Page Controls how many rows of events per page you want to appear in drill-down pages and table views.9. Expand Packet View Allows you to configure how the packet view for intrusion events appears. Note that an event view can be slow to display if it contains a large number of IP addresses and you have enabled this option. you can always manually expand the sections in the packet view to view detailed information about a captured packet.

Note that you cannot deactivate rules in the default policies. Controls which links appear on the packet view for intrusion events generated by standard text rules.links for each of these options To see these links on the packet view. • All Policies . Note that this interval does not apply to dashboards. Also keep in mind that time window settings are valid for only the current session. in minutes. Entering zero disables the refresh option.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 29 . Sets the refresh interval for event summary pages such as the Intrusion Event Statistics and RNA Statistics pages. Note that this interval does not apply to dashboards. Use the Default Time Windows section of the Event View Settings page to control the default behavior of the time window. Note that regardless of the default time window setting. your user account must have either Administrator access or both Intrusion Event Analyst and Policy & Response Administrator access. The following graphic shows the Defense Center version of the page. sometimes called the time range.a single link that deactivates the standard text rule in only the currently applied intrusion policy. time windows are reset to the Version 4. • Ask . Entering zero disables the refresh option.a single link that deactivates the standard text rule in all the locally defined custom intrusion policies • Current Policy .Introduction to the Sourcefire 3D System Specifying Your User Preferences Chapter 1 Event Preferences (Continued) Setting Refresh Interval Description Sets the refresh interval for event views. Requires Any Statistics Refresh Interval IPS or DC/MDC Deactivate Rules IPS or DC/MDC + IPS Default Time Windows Requires: Any The time window. you can always manually change the time window for individual event views during your event analysis. When you log out and then log back in.9. imposes a time constraint on the events in any event view.

Requires: Any The Audit Log Time Window sets the default time window for the audit log. and event views for custom tables that can be constrained by time. the SEU import log. There are three types of events for which you can set the default time window. RUA events. time window settings have no effect on event views that display RNA hosts. For more information. • Requires: IPS or DC/MDC The Events Time Window sets a single default time window for (depending on the appliance) intrusion events. Administrators. All user types can set event time windows. maintenance users. which displays all the events generated from a specific start time to a specific end time expanding. Administrators and maintenance users can set audit log time windows. white list events. Note that because not all event views can be constrained by time. You can either use Multiple time windows. for the last day) • Version 4. as time moves forward. one for each of these types of events. There are three types of time window: • • static. client applications. remediation status events. If you use a single time window. as time moves forward. which displays all the events generated from a specific start time to the present. vulnerabilities. RNA events. flow data. • • You can only set time windows for event types your user account can access. Requires: DC/MDC The Health Monitoring Time Window sets the default time window for health events. services.9. host attributes.Introduction to the Sourcefire 3D System Specifying Your User Preferences Chapter 1 defaults you configured on this page. one day ago) to the present. RUA users. RNA event analysts.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 30 . and IPS event analysts can set health monitoring time windows. or white list violations. which displays all the events generated from a specific start time (for example. the settings for the three types of time window disappear and a new Global Time Window setting appears. compliance events. the time window expands and new events are added to the event view sliding. see Setting Event Time Constraints in the Analyst Guide. or you can use a Single time window that applies to all events. the time window “slides” so that you see only the events for the range you configured (in this example.

For static time windows (enable the Use End Time check box). the time window stays fixed so that you see only the events that occured during the static time window. Show the Last Static/Expanding This setting allows you to configure either a static or expanding default time window of the length you specify. Version 4.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 31 . For expanding time windows (disable the Use End Time check box). IMPORTANT! The maximum time range for all time windows is from midnight on January 1. As you change event views. 1 hour ago). the time window “slides” so that you always see events from the last hour. 1 hour ago). the time window expands to the present time. Time Window Settings Setting Show the Last Sliding Description This setting allows you to configure a sliding default time window of the length you specify.9. The appliance displays all the events generated from a specific start time (for example. As you change event views.Introduction to the Sourcefire 3D System Specifying Your User Preferences Chapter 1 The Time Window Settings table explains the kinds of default time windows you can configure. to the time when you first viewed the events. 1 hour ago) to the present. As you change event views. 1970 (UTC) to 3:14:07 AM on January 19. 2038 (UTC). to the present. the appliance displays all the events generated from a specific start time (for example. the appliance displays all the events generated from a specific start time (for example.

the time window expands to the present time. The current week begins at midnight on the previous Sunday. Note that if your analysis continues for over 24 hours before you log out.9. For static time windows (enable the Use End Time check box). the time window stays fixed so that you see only the events that occured during the static time window. This means whenever you view intrusion events (including reviewed intrusion events). the appliance displays all the events generated from midnight to the time when you first viewed the events. For each event type. the Events by Priority and Classification workflow is the default for intrusion events. The appliance is configured with a default workflow for each event type. For expanding time windows (disable the Use End Time check box). depending on the type of analysis you are performing. this time window can be more than 1 week. Version 4. Note that if your analysis continues for over 1 week before you log out. the appliance displays all the events generated from midnight Sunday to the present. For static time windows (enable the Use End Time check box). the appliance ships with at least one predefined workflow. the time window stays fixed so that you see only the events that occured during the static time window. Default Workflows Requires: Any A workflow is a series of pages displaying data that analysts use to evaluate events. As you change event views.Introduction to the Sourcefire 3D System Specifying Your User Preferences Chapter 1 Time Window Settings (Continued) Setting Current Day Static/Expanding Description This setting allows you to configure either a static or expanding default time window for the current day. For expanding time windows (disable the Use End Time check box). the appliance displays the Events by Priority and Classification workflow. the appliance displays all the events generated from midnight to the time when you first viewed the events.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 32 . Current Week Static/Expanding This setting allows you to configure either a static or expanding default time window for the current week. based on the time zone setting for your current session. As you change event views. For example. the time window expands to the present time. For example. based on the time zone setting for your current session. you can choose between ten different intrusion event workflows. As you change event views. this time window can be more than 24 hours. each of which presents intrusion event data in a different way. As you change event views. The current day begins at midnight. the appliance displays all the events generated from midnight to the present.

9. The following graphic shows the Defense Center version of the Default Workflows section. but also on your user role. intrusion event analysts cannot set default RNA workflows.Introduction to the Sourcefire 3D System Specifying Your User Preferences Chapter 1 You can. For general information on workflows. Version 4.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 33 . see Understanding and Using Workflows in the Analyst Guide. As another example. For example. you can only configure the default workflow for the audit log. on the Defense Center. Keep in mind that the default workflows you are able to configure depend not only on the appliance you are using. on a 3D Sensor without an IPS license. however. change the default workflow for each event type using the Default Workflows sections of the Event View Settings page.

When you configure a time zone. South America. 5. From the box on the left. From the box on the right. If you have changed the system clock on the appliance to use a local time zone. 4. it applies only to your user account and is in effect until you make further changes to the time zone.9. The time zone is set.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 34 . if you want to use Eastern Standard Time. Click Time Zone Settings. To change your time zone: Access: Any 1. see Synchronizing Time on page 354. you must change it back to UTC time in order to view accurate local time on the appliance. Version 4. In the toolbar. The Time Zone Preference page appears. select the zone (city name) that corresponds with the time zone you want to use. select the continent or area that contains the time zone you want to use. 2. if you want to use a time zone standard to North America. 3. WARNING! The Time Zone function assumes that the default system clock is set to UTC time. The User Preferences page appears. For example. you would select New York after selecting America in the first time zone box. For more information about time synchronization between the Defense Center and the sensors. For example. Click Save. click Preferences. or Canada. select America.Introduction to the Sourcefire 3D System Specifying Your User Preferences Chapter 1 Setting Your Default Time Zone Requires: Any You can change the time zone used to display events from the standard UTC time that the appliance uses.

The User Preferences page appears. Restricted Event Analyst full or read-only access. Select the page you want to use as your home page from the Opening Screen drop-down list. see Using Dashboards on page 59. the Dashboard List page appears.9. click Preferences. The Home Page page appears. Click Home Page. 4. If you do not have a default dashboard defined.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 35 . Version 4. who use the Welcome page. user accounts with Policy & Response Administrator access have different options from accounts with Intrusion or RNA Event Analyst full or read-only access. In the toolbar. In the toolbar. Maintenance access. click Preferences. That is. except for user accounts with Restricted Event Analyst access. or Administrator access. The default home page is the dashboard (Analysis & Reporting > Event Summary > Dashboards). The options in the drop-down list are based on the access privileges for your user account. To specify your home page: Access: Any 1. Specifying Your Default Dashboard Requires: Any You can specify one of the dashboards on the appliance as the default dashboard. 2. The default dashboard appears when you select Analysis & Reporting > Event Summary > Dashboards. Your home page preference is saved. 3. To specify your default dashboard: Access: Any 1.Introduction to the Sourcefire 3D System Specifying Your User Preferences Chapter 1 Specifying Your Home Page Requires: Any You can specify a page within the web interface as your home page for the appliance. For general information on dashboards. The User Preferences page appears. Click Save. IMPORTANT! User accounts with Restricted Event Analyst access cannot use the dashboard and therefore cannot specify a default dashboard.

hover your pointer over one of the hotspots.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 36 . However. You can also view the rule documentation and edit the rule. If you select None. if you access the menu while viewing an RNA event. when you select Analysis & Reporting > Event Summary > Dashboards. A “Right-click for menu” message appears. Your default dashboard preference is saved. the Dashboard List page appears. Version 4.9. and thresholding the rule. certain pages in the web interface support a pop-up context menu that you can use as a shortcut for accessing other features in the Sourcefire 3D System. On one of the hotspot-enabled pages in the web interface. You can then select a dashboard to view. disabling. For example. 3. Select the dashboard you want to use as your default from the Default Dashboard drop-down list. The Dashboard Settings page appears. Click Dashboard Settings. you have a range of options that includes enabling. suppressing. You can access the context menu on the following pages. if you access the context menu while viewing an intrusion event that was triggered by an intrusion rule. As the name implies. Using the Context Menu Requires: Any For your convenience. The Rule Editor page for intrusion rules contains a hotspot over each intrusion rule. the contents of the menu depend on the context where you access it. To access the context menu: Access: Any 1.Introduction to the Sourcefire 3D System Using the Context Menu Chapter 1 2. the normal context menu for your browser appears. • • Event pages (drill-down pages and table views) contain hotspots over each event. the context menu provides you with the option to view the event in a separate browser window. 4. Note that if you try to access the context menu for a web page or location that doesn’t support the Sourcefire-specific menu. Click Save.

RUA.9. which includes information about installing the appliance as well as hardware specifications and safety information. A new browser window opens based on the option you selected. The Documentation CD contains a PDF version of the Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide and the Sourcefire 3D System Analyst Guide. RNA Event Analysts.sourcefire. which together include the same content as the online help. and intrusion data. Right-click your pointing device. 3. In this guide you will find information about managing RNA and IPS policies.com/). managing user accounts. The online help includes information about the tasks you can complete on the web interface. The Administrator Guide contains information specifically for administrators and maintenance users. The Documentation CD also contains copies of the Defense Center Installation Guide and the 3D Sensor Installation Guide. and 3D Sensors. scheduling tasks. Documentation Resources The Sourcefire 3D System documentation set includes online help and PDF files. The CD also contains copies of various API guides and supplementary material. configuring system settings and system policies. the following menu appears if you right-click over an intrusion event. In this guide you will find information about managing Master Defense Centers. system management. For example. Version 4. The Analyst Guide contains information for Intrusion Event Analysts. You can reach the online help in two ways: • • by clicking the context-sensitive help links on each page by selecting Operations > Help > Online. A pop-up context menu appears with options that are appropriate for the hotspot. but in an easy-to-print format. including procedural and conceptual information about user management. and using event reports. and Policy & Response Administrators.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 37 . analyzing RNA. and IPS and RNA analysis. and monitoring the health of your appliances.Introduction to the Sourcefire 3D System Documentation Resources Chapter 1 2. Defense Centers. You can access the most up-to-date versions of the documentation on the Sourcefire Support web site (https://support. Select one of the options by left-clicking the name of the option.

Any DC Any appliance with any combination of licenses A DC500. Refer to Access Requirements Conventions on page 39 for the meaning of the Access statement at the beginning of each procedure. Platform Requirements Conventions The Requires statement at the beginning of each section in this documentation indicates the combination of appliance platform and licenses you need to use the feature described in the section. DC1000. The following table defines the abbreviations used to indicate each different platform requirement: Platform and Licensing Requirement Abbreviations Requires Acronym 3D Sensor Indicates One of the following Series 1 or Series 2 sensors: • 3D500 • 3D1000 • 3D2000 • 3D2100 • 3D2500 • 3D3500 • 3D4500 • 3D6500 • 3D9900 This acronym on its own indicates that the task in question can be performed on any of these sensors even if an IPS license is not applied on the sensor and the sensor is not managed. All platform information is formatted with an orange typeface.Introduction to the Sourcefire 3D System Documentation Conventions Chapter 1 Documentation Conventions This documentation includes information about which Sourcefire 3D System components are required for each feature and which user roles have permission to complete each procedure.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 38 . or DC3000 appliance used as a Defense Center Version 4.9. Refer to Platform Requirements Conventions on page 38 for the meaning of the Requires statement at the beginning of each section. Virtual Defense Center. Platform requirement information for specific aspects of a feature is provided where needed.

All access information is formatted with a green typeface. In contrast. so the Changing an Expired Password topic has a Requires statement of DC/MDC or 3D Sensor. to manage a Defense Center with a Master Defense Center.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 39 .Introduction to the Sourcefire 3D System Documentation Conventions Chapter 1 Platform and Licensing Requirement Abbreviations (Continued) Requires Acronym DC/MDC IPS RNA RUA Indicates A DC3000 appliance used as a Defense Center or a Master Defense Center A 3D Sensor licensed with the IPS technology An RNA license An RUA license An or conjunction indicates that the task or feature is available on either of the indicated platforms. Access Requirements Conventions The Access statement at the beginning of each procedure in this documentation indicates the access role required to use the feature described in the section. so the Adding a Master Defense Center topic has a Requires statement of MDC + DC. The following table defines the abbreviations used to indicate each different platform requirement: Access Requirement Abbreviations Requires Acronym Admin Any Any Analyst Any except Restricted Indicates User must have the Administrator role User can have any role User can have any analyst role User can have any role except Restricted Analyst or Restricted Analyst (Read Only) Version 4. A “+” conjunction indicates that the platforms are required in combination. For example. you need both a Defense Center and a Master Defense Center. you can change an expired password on a Defense Center or Master Defense Center or on a 3D Sensor.9.

For example.Introduction to the Sourcefire 3D System Documentation Conventions Chapter 1 Access Requirement Abbreviations (Continued) Requires Acronym Any Analyst except Restricted Any IPS Indicates User can have any analyst role except Restricted Analyst or Restricted Analyst (Read Only) User must have the Intrusion Event Analyst role or Intrusion Event Analyst (Read Only) role or the Restricted Event Analyst role or Restricted Event Analyst (Read Only) role with rights to that function User must have the Intrusion Event Analyst role or Restricted Event Analyst role with rights to that function User must have the Intrusion Event Analyst (Read Only) role or Restricted Event Analyst (Read Only) role with rights to that function User must have the Maintenance role User must have the Policy & Response Administrator role User must have the RNA Event Analyst or RNA Event Analyst (Read Only) or Restricted Event Analyst or Restricted Event Analyst (Read Only) with rights to that function User must have the RNA Event Analyst role or Restricted Event Analyst role with rights to that function User must have the RNA Event Analyst (Read Only) role or Restricted Event Analyst (Read Only) role with rights to that function IPS IPS-RO Maint P&R Admin Any RNA RNA RNA-RO A “/” conjunction indicates that the task or feature is available to users with one or more of the indicated platforms. You must have the Administrator role or have the Policy & Response Administrator role in combination with the Intrusion Event Analyst role or the Restricted Event Analyst role with Intrusion Events Data set to Show All Data or to show a specific search to access the packet view and set thresholding for a rule Version 4. to view the Hosts network map. Rule thresholding in the packet view provides an example of required combined access roles. A “+” conjunction indicates that the platforms are required in combination.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 40 . The Access setting for the procedure in the Working with the Hosts Network Map topic is Any RNA/Admin.9. a user must have the RNA Event Analyst or RNA Event Analyst (Read Only) role or the Restricted Event Analyst or Restricted Event Analyst (Read Only) role with RNA Hosts Data set to Show All Data or to show a specific search.

but the web interface continues to display 10.0. the Sourcefire 3D System uses only the masked portion of the network IP address you specified.0/16 IP Addresses in CIDR Block 10.1.0.3/8.0.2.0.576 65.168.1.255. if you type 10.777 .255.0.255 Subnet Mask 255.31.048. Version 4.2.255 172.16. the Access setting for the procedure in the Setting Threshold Options within the Packet View topic is IPS + P&R Admin/Admin.0 172.216 1.3/8.0.0 Number of IP Addresses 16.255. without changing your user input. including but not limited to the following: • • • • • • • • RNA detection policies custom topologies auto-assigned networks for user-defined host attributes traffic profiles compliance rules and white lists active scan targets intrusion policies.0.0/8 172.0.536 When you use CIDR notation to specify a range of IP addresses.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 41 .255.0/12 192. CIDR Notation Syntax Examples CIDR Block 10. For example.0.16.0/8. As a result.0 192. and standard text rules PEP CIDR notation uses a network IP address combined with a bit mask to define the IP addresses in the specified range.0. the following table lists the private IPv4 address spaces in CIDR notation.9.Introduction to the Sourcefire 3D System IP Address Conventions Chapter 1 from the packet view.255.168. IP Address Conventions Requires: Any You can use Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) notation to define IP address ranges in many places in the Sourcefire 3D System.255 192.0. variables.0.0. For example. the Sourcefire 3D System uses 10.240.0 255.0 10.0 255.168.0.

Version 4. although Sourcefire recommends the standard method of using a network IP address on the bit boundary when using CIDR notation.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 42 .Introduction to the Sourcefire 3D System IP Address Conventions Chapter 1 In other words. the Sourcefire 3D System does not require it.9.

Version 4. What’s Next? on page 52 provides detailed lists of the next tasks to be performed by each type of user. Note that if you purchased your sensor prior to 2008. See the following sections for more information: • • • Setting Up 3D Sensors on page 44 explains how to complete the setup process for Series 2 3D Sensors. see the Sourcefire 3D System Virtual Defense Center and 3D Sensor Installation Guide. Consult your original documentation or contact Sourcefire Support for information about performing the initial setup on those sensor models.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 43 . Setting up Defense Centers on page 47 explains how to complete the setup process for Defense Centers.9. you are presented with a series of start-up pages. called Series 2 sensors. you may have a Series 1 3D Sensor. provide a rapid set up feature and a status page. Newer models of the 3D Sensor.Performing the Initial Setup Chapter 2 Administrator Guide After installing your Defense Center or 3D Sensor as described in the Installation Guide and logging into the web interface for the first time. To perform the initial setup of a Virtual 3D Sensor.

and logging into the 3D Sensor’s web interface (as described in the 3D Sensor Installation Guide). Defense Centers use the setup process in Setting up Defense Centers on page 47. the Install page appears so that you can continue the setup process. If the initial setup is interrupted or if a second user logs in while it is underway. setting up the IP address for the management interface. The same password is used for both accounts. WARNING! Prepare for the initial setup and complete it promptly after you begin.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 44 . Under Change Password. Series 2 sensors) provide a simple web form to collect information about your network environment and how you intend to deploy the sensor. Sourcefire strongly recommends that your password is at least eight alphanumeric characters of mixed case and includes at least one numeric character. Avoid using words that appear in a dictionary. TIP! The initial change to the admin user password changes the root password for the shell account. These sensors include the following models: • • • • • • • • • 3D500 3D1000 3D2000 3D2100 3D2500 3D3500 3D4500 3D6500 3D9900 You can view illustrations of each model in the 3D Sensor Installation Guide to determine your sensor model.9.Performing the Initial Setup Setting Up 3D Sensors Chapter 2 Setting Up 3D Sensors Requires: 3D Sensor Newer models of the 3D Sensor (that is. To complete the initial setup: Access: Admin 1. the results can be unpredictable. Use the command line interface on the appliance for subsequent changes to the root password. in the New Password and Confirm fields. enter a new password for the admin user account and for the root password for the shell account. After physically installing the 3D Sensor. Version 4.

you must also specify the primary and secondary DNS servers. Note that if you use an NTP server to set the time. indicate how you want to set the time for the 3D Sensor. If you deployed the sensor as a passive IDS on your network. Note that if you used the configure-network script before logging into the web interface. Under Detection Mode. indicate whether you want to manage the 3D Sensor with a Defense Center. its hostname. You have two options: • • If you deployed the sensor as an inline IPS using paired sensing interfaces. defer Defense Center management until after you complete the initial setup. you may cause your network to be bridged. this step is unnecessary as the current software will synchronize automatically. select Passive Mode. If your sensor and Defense Center are separated by a network address translation (NAT) device. select Inline with Failopen Mode. 5. if you specify a DNS server. Version 4. resulting in unexpected network behavior. You can set the time manually or via network time protocol (NTP) from an NTP server. The registration key is a single-use. Under Network Settings. the IP address.9. user-created string that you will also use from within the Defense Center’s web interface when you complete the sensor registration process. Refer to Working in NAT Environments on page 112 and Adding Sensors to the Defense Center on page 117 for more information. and gateway fields are pre-populated with your settings. You can use the IP address of the Defense Center or. WARNING! If you select Inline with Failopen Mode when the sensor is deployed passively. IMPORTANT! If both your Defense Center and your sensors are running current software. netmask. Note that if you are managing the sensor with a Defense Center and the Defense Center itself is set up as an NTP server.Performing the Initial Setup Setting Up 3D Sensors Chapter 2 2.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 45 . you can specify the Defense Center as the sensor’s NTP server. Under Remote Management. enter the settings that you want to use for the management IP address. 3. Optionally. if your Defense Center is running current software and your sensors are running earlier software. under Time Settings. 4. specify how you want to deploy the 3D Sensor.

Follow the on-screen instructions to generate an email containing the license file and paste it into the License field. refer to Using Recurring SEU Imports in the Analyst Guide.9.sourcefire. enter the license key in the license key field.com/. Version 4. You will automatically create an RNA detection engine without a policy.Performing the Initial Setup Setting Up 3D Sensors Chapter 2 6. 7. The activation key was previously emailed to the contact person identified on your support contract. you do not need to add a product license. indicate whether you want to add a product license to the 3D Sensor. If your current host cannot access the Internet. switch to a host that can and navigate to the keyserver web page. You control licensing for RNA or RUA through the Defense Center managing the sensor. Note that you will be prompted for the license key and an activation key. check the Enable Recurring SEU Imports check box to configure automatic SEU imports and specify the update frequency. Under License Settings. To obtain a product license.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 46 . You have two options: • To use only the RNA or RUA functionality without IPS. you must add a product license to the 3D Sensor. Skip to step 8. select Update Now. and click Add/Verify. To add a product license. You can also instruct the system to reapply intrusion policies after the SEU import completes. To queue an immediate update from the Sourcefire support site. Select the state for adding new rules to intrusion policies as disabled or in the predefined default state. click the link to navigate to https:// keyserver. For detailed information on adding new rules to custom policies in the default state or in the disabled rule state. Under Recurring SEU Imports. • To use IPS functionality (either by itself or with RNA or RUA functionality).

9. See Using Dashboards on page 59 for more information. A dashboard page appears after you log back in. the results can be unpredictable. remember to connect the cable to the protected management network. After physically installing the Defense Center. select the check box and click Apply. TIP! If you used the option to connect through the management port to perform the initial setup. The appliance logs you out. See What’s Next? on page 52 for some suggestions about how to proceed after you complete these initial startup pages. Setting up Defense Centers Requires: DC/MDC The first time you log in to the web interface. Version 4. TIP! Applying a default policy to detection engines can take several minutes. If the initial setup is interrupted or if a second user logs in while it is underway. Under End User License Agreement. WARNING! Prepare for the initial setup and complete it promptly after you begin. Defense Centers and Master Defense Centers provide a simple web form to collect information about your network environment and how you intend to deploy the appliance.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 47 . If you agree to abide by its provisions. which indicates the appliance is now operational.Performing the Initial Setup Setting up Defense Centers Chapter 2 8. read the agreement carefully. You will see no intrusion events until it completes. You can check the task progress at Operations > Monitoring > Task Status. The 3D Sensor is configured according to your selections. the Install page appears so that you can continue the setup process. setting up the IP address for the management interface. and logging into the Defense Center’s web interface (as described in the Defense Center Installation Guide).

3. and not 3D Sensors. you can set the appliance to operate as a Defense Center or a Master Defense Center. its hostname. Sourcefire strongly recommends that your password is at least eight alphanumeric characters of mixed case and includes at least one numeric character. Avoid using words that appear in a dictionary. Skip to step 5. and gateway fields are pre-populated with your settings. the IP address. under Operational Mode. For more information on the differences between the features provided by a Master Defense Center and a Defense Center. enter a new password for the admin user account and the root password shell account. defer remote management until after you complete the initial setup. Under Remote Management. in the New Password and Confirm fields. IMPORTANT! A Master Defense Center can manage only Defense Centers.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 48 . You can use the IP address of the Master Defense Center or. TIP! The initial change to the admin user password changes the root password for the shell account. 4.Performing the Initial Setup Setting up Defense Centers Chapter 2 To complete the initial setup: Access: Admin 1. netmask. The registration key is a single-use. Note that if you used the configure-network script before logging into the web interface. user-created string that you will also need to use when you register the Defense Center through the Master Defense Center’s web interface. If you are installing a DC3000. enter the settings that you want to use for the management IP address. See Working in NAT Environments on page 112 and Adding a Master Defense Center on page 165 for more information. Version 4. Under Network Settings. the Remote Management section becomes unnecessary and is hidden from the form. The same password is used for both accounts. if you specify a DNS server. 2. IMPORTANT! If your Defense Center and Master Defense Center are separated by a network address translation (NAT) device. Use the command line interface on the appliance for subsequent changes to the root password. Under Change Password. If you select the Master Defense Center mode.9. indicate whether you want to manage the Defense Center with a Master Defense Center. Defense Center capabilities are not a subset of a Master Defense Center. see Master Defense Center and Defense Center Functional Comparison on page 159.

its hostname. See Working in NAT Environments on page 112 and Adding a Defense Center on page 168 for more information. IMPORTANT! Use this function only if you have previously installed 3D Sensors that are pending registration with this Defense Center. indicate how you want to set the time for the Defense Center. IMPORTANT! If your Defense Center and Master Defense Center are separated by a network address translation (NAT) device. Use these fields only to register Defense Centers where you have already configured remote management by this Master Defense Center. If you are installing a DC3000 and your operational mode is Master Defense Center. The registration key is the single-use.9. You can use the IP address of the 3D Sensor or. 6.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 49 . You can use the IP address of the Defense Center or. On Defense Centers. Note that if you use an NTP server to set the time. if you specify a DNS server. 7. Refer to Working in NAT Environments on page 112 and Adding Sensors to the Defense Center on page 117 for more information. If your 3D Sensor and Defense Center are separated by a network address translation (NAT) device. you should defer remote management until after you complete the initial setup. Note that if you are managing the Defense Center with a Master Defense Center and the Master Defense Center itself is set up as an NTP server. IMPORTANT! If your Defense Center. the Defense Center Registration portion of the form is visible. under Sensor Registration.Performing the Initial Setup Setting up Defense Centers Chapter 2 5. this step is unnecessary as the current software will synchronize automatically. indicate whether you want to apply default policies. user-created string used in the 3D Sensor’s web interface when you configured remote management for the sensor. its hostname. You can set the time manually or via network time protocol (NTP) from an NTP server. user-created string you used in the Defense Center’s web interface when you configured remote management. Master Defense Center and all sensors are running current software. The registration key is the single-use. Version 4. you can specify the Master Defense Center as the Defense Center’s NTP server. defer remote management until after you complete the initial setup. Under Time Settings. you must also specify the primary and secondary DNS servers. if you specify a DNS server. Click Add to register each newly listed 3D Sensors with this Defense Center.

10. To obtain a product license. A dashboard page appears after you log back in.Performing the Initial Setup Communication Ports Chapter 2 8. TIP! If you used the option to connect through the management port to perform the initial setup. Communication Ports The Sourcefire 3D System requires the use of specific ports to communicate internally and externally. The activation key was previously emailed to the contact person identified on your support contract. select the check box and click Apply. Select the state for adding new rules to intrusion policies as disabled or in the predefined default state. To queue an immediate update from the Sourcefire support site. Under License Settings. See What’s Next? on page 52 for some suggestions about how to proceed after you complete these initial startup pages. which indicates the appliance is operational. Under End User License Agreement. Under Recurring SEU Imports. click the link to navigate to https:// keyserver.sourcefire. remember to connect the cable to the protected management network.If you agree to abide by its provisions. The Defense Center or Master Defense Center is configured according to your selections. Note that you will be prompted for the license key and an activation key. Follow the on-screen instructions to generate an email containing the license file and paste it into the License field.9. You can also instruct the system to reapply intrusion policies after the SEU import completes.The appliance logs you out.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 50 . For detailed information on adding new rules to custom policies in the default state or in the disabled rule state see Using Recurring SEU Imports in the Analyst Guide. check the Enable Recurring SEU Import check box to configure automatic SEU imports and specify the update frequency. 9. add a product license and any required feature licenses to the Defense Center. select Update Now. See Using Dashboards on page 59 for more information. between Defense Centers and sensors. read the agreement carefully. and to enable Version 4. If your current host cannot access the Internet.com/. switch to a host that can and navigate to the keyserver web page.

Required Open Ports Ports 20. Open this port when you connect to a remote web server through the RSS widget. Refer to the Required Open Ports table for more information on functions and their associated ports. 80 162 389.9. 636 443 514 1241 1660 1812 and 1813 3306 8301 Description ftp ssh/ssl telnet smtp dns dhcp http snmp ldap https syslog Nessus Nmap FreeRADIUS RUA Agent Intrustion Agent Note that you must open both ports to ensure that FreeRADIUS functions correctly. Notes Version 4.Performing the Initial Setup Communication Ports Chapter 2 certain functionality within the network deployment. Open this port only if you are using a remote syslog server. 21 22 23 25 53 67 68 . Open this port for communications between the Defense Center and Intrusion Agents.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 51 . Open this port for communicatiosn between the Defense Center and RUA Agents.

x 3D Sensors. Maintenance User Tasks on page 54 explain some of the steps in the process that Maintenance users can perform after Administrator users finish their required tasks. deployments that do not include a Defense Center and do not use RNA). Requires: RNA. you can perform much of the process on the Defense Center itself. or Requires: RUA. Policy & Response Administrator User Tasks on page 55 describe some of the policies and custom rules that Policy & Response Administrator users can create and apply so that analyst users receive useful data for their analyses.9. tasks that require a Defense Center are preceded with Requires: DC. if your Defense Center or 3D Sensor must be licensed for IPS. or RNA Event Analyst user) and what appliance you are using. See Managing Users on page 264 for more information about user roles. Notes What’s Next? Requires: Any After you complete the initial setup for the Sourcefire 3D System. 4. • • Version 4. Similarly. your next steps depend on the role assigned to your user account (Administrator user. • Administrator User Tasks on page 53 describe the steps that you must complete before Policy & Response Administrator users and analyst users can begin their tasks.8. Intrusion Event Analyst user. Review the tasks in the following sections. Policy & Response Administrator user. For deployments that include a Defense Center. IMPORTANT! Tasks that must be completed on specific hardware or software platforms are indicated by special text: For example. or RUA.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 52 .Performing the Initial Setup What’s Next? Chapter 2 Required Open Ports (Continued) Ports 8302 8305 18183 Description eStreamer Management Virtual Network OPSEC SAM Open this port for communications between the Defense Center and v. RNA. For standalone 3D Sensor deployments (that is. a user with Administrator access must perform the first steps. the task is preceded with Requires: IPS. which are based on the user account privileges required for the task. Maintenance user.

Requires: DC If you are deploying two Defense Centers in high availability mode. See Configuring Remote Access to the Defense Center on page 386 for information about setting up management links between your sensors and the Defense Center. TIP! You can use high availabilty mode on Defense Centers which are managed by a Master Defense Center. you must create an authentication object for that server as described in Creating LDAP Authentication Objects on page 269. The first steps for the Administrator user are as follows: Access: Admin 1. TIP! After you set up management. You must complete the steps outlined in Working with Sensors on page 113 on the Defense Center and on the sensors to complete the process. 2. you should set it up now. If you want to manage your 3D Sensors with a Defense Center but did not enable remote management as part of the initial setup on the sensor.9.Performing the Initial Setup What’s Next? Chapter 2 • • RNA Event Analyst User Tasks on page 56 describe the features that RNA Event Analyst users can use to learn about the assets on your network. Sourcefire recommends that you use the Defense Center’s web interface rather than the sensor’s web interface to manage the sensor and view the events that it generates. 3. Administrator User Tasks Requires: Any Administrator users have a superset of tasks. set up high availability as explained in Configuring High Availability on page 145. the sensors you add to the primary Defense Center are automatically added to the secondary Defense Center. but you cannot use high availability mode directly on the Master Defense Center itself.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 53 . Version 4. Tasks essential to initial setup are listed below. In most network environments. Intrusion Event Analyst User Tasks on page 57 describe the features that Intrusion Event Analyst users can use to learn about the kinds of attacks that are launched against assets on your network. Requires: DC If you want to authenticate users using an external authentication server.

See Importing SEUs and Rule Files in the Analyst Guide and Updating System Software on page 398 for more information.Performing the Initial Setup What’s Next? Chapter 2 4. 7. See Using Health Monitoring on page 482 for more information. Requires: DC Set up health monitoring policies and apply them to your managed sensors and to the Defense Center itself. you need to enable it in a system policy on the Defense Center and apply that policy to any appliances where users will authenticate to the external server. Maintenance User Tasks Requires: Any After a user with Administrator privileges performs the initial configuration as described in Setting Up 3D Sensors on page 44. Note that a Maintenance user can also set up health policies. See Managing Users on page 264 for more information. describes the steps that a user with Maintenance access can perform. 6. You can also create different policies on your Defense Center and apply them to the managed sensors where it is appropriate.9. and Security Enhancement Updates (SEUs) and apply them to your Defense Center where required. To take advantage of the multiple detection engine feature. Patches and updates are available on the Sourcefire Support site. The auditing feature records events based on the user account name. The health monitoring feature includes a range of modules that you can enable or disable based on the needs of your network environment. Maintenance User Tasks. so it is much better to have an account for each user rather than allowing multiple users to access the appliance from one or two accounts.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 54 . Apply any available software patches or vulnerability database updates to managed sensors where required. you must modify the default detection engine. See Managing System Policies on page 320 for more information. Check for any available software patches. if you want to use external authentication. 8. a Maintenance user or an Administrator user can perform the following tasks: Version 4. you should configure one that meets the needs of your network and security environment. 5. vulnerability database updates. Create new user accounts that match the roles you want to assign to your users. The next section. each 3D Sensor has a single detection engine that encompasses all of the available sensing interfaces (or all of the available fast-packetenabled interfaces) on the sensor. If you did not already set up a system policy as part of the initial setup. By default. Note that. See Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets on page 185 for more information about examining traffic on multiple network segments with a single sensor.

The next section. Requires: IPS Part of the process for creating an intrusion policy includes enabling the appropriate intrusion rules and fine-tuning the preprocessors and packet decoders to match your network traffic.9. See Managing Intrusion Rules in the Analyst Guide and Using Advanced Settings in an Intrusion Policy in the Analyst Guide for more in-depth information about configuring intrusion policies. you can set up and apply health policies on your managed sensors and the Defense Center. See Using Backup and Restore on page 413 for details about backing up configurations as well as event data. Requires: RNA Set up compliance policies to determine when prohibited activity occurs on your network. 4. 2. Requires: DC If a user with Administrator privileges has not configured health monitoring. Set up scheduled tasks for any jobs that you want to perform on a regular basis. Develop a backup and restore plan. including anomalous network traffic patterns. a Policy & Response Administrator user or an Administrator user can perform the following tasks: To continue the initial setup. Maintenance users can: Access: Maint/Admin 1. including blocking a suspect host at the firewall or router. 2.Performing the Initial Setup What’s Next? Chapter 2 To continue the initial setup. See Using Basic Settings in an Intrusion Policy in the Analyst Guide for more information. Policy & Response Administrator User Tasks Requires: Any After a user with Administrator privileges performs the initial configuration as described in Setting Up 3D Sensors on page 44.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 55 . you can specify that the Defense Center automatically respond to it in one of several ways. Requires: IPS Create and apply intrusion policies to the IPS-related detection engines on your 3D Sensor. Note that you can also schedule regular backups of your appliance. describes the steps that a user with Policy & Response Administrator access can perform. Compliance policies can contain rules based on nearly any kind of network activity that your 3D Sensor can detect. Version 4. 3. sending a notification by email or SNMP or simply generating a syslog alert. Requires: RNA If a compliance policy violation occurs. See Using Health Monitoring on page 482 for more information. responses. 3. Policy & Response Administrator User Tasks. see Configuring Responses for Compliance Policies in the Analyst Guide. See Scheduling Tasks on page 425 for more information. Policy & Response Administrator users can: Access: P&R Admin/ Admin 1. For more information on . See Configuring Compliance Policies and Rules in the Analyst Guide.

If your network environment includes an OPSEC-compliant firewall.Performing the Initial Setup What’s Next? Chapter 2 5. describe the steps that a user with Intrusion Event Analyst. See Understanding and Writing Intrusion Rules in the Analyst Guide and Rule-Writing Examples and Tips in the Analyst Guide to learn more about using the rule editor to write your own intrusion rules. Restricted Event Analyst users can perform most of these tasks. or via SNMP) if a specific intrusion rule is triggered.9. and services that are prohibited by your security policies. 3. which can provide you with a high-level view of the activity and events taking place on your network. You can also use the host profile to set host criticality and to learn about the vulnerabilities reported for the operating system and services running on each host. RNA Event Analyst User Tasks and Intrusion Event Analyst User Tasks. Version 4. See Using Host Profiles in the nAnalyst Guide for more information. 6. Similarly. Requires: IPS To ensure that your intrusion event analysts are informed as soon as possible regarding attacks against your most valuable network assets. To continue the initial setup. Requires: RNA If you locate unknown hosts on the network map. an RNA Event Analyst user or an Administrator user can perform the tasks listed below. The next sections. Begin by reviewing the summary statistics. unknown hosts. via email. Requires: RNA Review the information in the network map. you may want to write your own rules to meet the unique needs of your network. Requires: IPS As you gain more experience with the intrusion rules provided by Sourcefire. RNA Event Analyst. RNA Event Analyst (Read Only) users can perform any of these tasks. The network map provides you with an overview of your network and is a good tool for locating rogue access points. 2.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 56 . RNA Event Analyst users can: Access: Any RNA/ Admin 1. consider setting up automated notifications (that can be sent to the syslog. The policies and rules that you create as a Policy & Response Administrator user determine the kinds of events that are seen by the RNA Event Analyst and Intrusion Event Analyst users on your appliance. See Using the Network Map in the Analyst Guide for more information. See Configuring External Responses to Intrusion Events in the Analyst Guide for more information. which is an expandable tree view of all the hosts and services reported by RNA. RNA Event Analyst User Tasks Requires: Any After a user with Administrator privileges performs the initial configuration as described in Setting Up 3D Sensors on page 44. use the host profile feature to learn more about them. but their event views are limited to specific IP address ranges. Intrusion Event Analyst (Read-Only). See Viewing RNA Event Statistics in the Analyst Guide for more information. you can also send SAM-based responses to the firewall. RNA Event Analyst (Read-Only). or Restricted Event Analyst access can perform.

See Scheduling Tasks on page 425. Note that the kinds of RNA events that are logged to the database are determined by the system policy on the managing Defense Center. 5. Requires: RNA Use flow data and traffic profiles to gain a different kind of insight into the activity on your network. See Understanding and Using Workflows in the Analyst Guide for more information. As you grow more experienced with the Sourcefire 3D System. You can use the scheduler to automate reporting. or PDF-based event and incident reports. you can review the information collected by RNA’s traffic monitoring features and identify hightraffic hosts. but their event views are limited to specific IP address ranges. Note that flow data is collected by your sensors only if the flow data option is enabled in the RNA detection policy. Most of these can be performed by Restricted Event Analyst users also. Intrusion Event Analyst User Tasks Requires: Any After a user with Administrator privileges performs the initial configuration as described in Setting Up 3D Sensors on page 44. Use any of the predefined workflows to view. and act on the events generated by your sensors. services. You can also use the extensive search capability to define and save your own search criteria that you can use as part of your regular analysis. See Working with RNA Events in the Analyst Guide for more information.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 57 . HTML. 7. investigate. See Working with Event Reports on page 232 for more information. For example. You can review information for network hosts. and you can create and save report profiles to use later. Version 4. Requires: RNA Use the RNA event workflows to review the activity that has occurred on your network over time. and host attributes.Performing the Initial Setup What’s Next? Chapter 2 4. Use the report designer to create CSV. See Working with Flow Data and Traffic Profiles in the Analyst Guide for more information. an Intrusion Event Analyst user or an Administrator user can perform the tasks listed below. vulnerabilities. 6.9. You can automatically email a report when it is complete. client applications. then determine which might be behaving abnormally. you may want to create your own workflows.

You can also add intrusion event data that you believe might be important to your investigation of the incident. See Working with Event Reports on page 232 for more information. As you grow more experienced with the Sourcefire 3D System. 4. Begin by reviewing the summary statistics. and you can create and save report profiles to use later. You can automatically email a report when it is complete. intrusion events are correlated with any available RNA data to generate an impact flag. Use any of the predefined workflows to view. you may want to create your own workflows. You can use the scheduler to automate reporting. HTML. 5. See Understanding and Using Workflows in the Analyst Guide for more information. 2. See Using Impact Flags to Evaluate Events in the Analyst Guide for more information. See Handling Incidents in the Analyst Guide for more information. You can use an incident to record details about your investigation. and act on the events generated by your sensors. Note that the events that you see are limited by the options that are enabled in the intrusion policy that is applied to your sensors. Requires: IPS Use the incident handling feature to collect information about your investigation of possible intrusions on your network.9. Requires: IPS Use the intrusion event views to determine which hosts on your network are the targets of attacks and the types of attacks that are attempted against them. investigate. 3.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 58 . See Working with Intrusion Events in the Analyst Guide for more information.Performing the Initial Setup What’s Next? Chapter 2 To continue the initial setup. and the appliance automatically records the amount of time you have the incident open. which can provide you with a high-level view of the activity and events taking place on your network. or PDF-based event and incident reports. See Viewing Intrusion Event Statistics in the Analyst Guide for more information. See Scheduling Tasks on page 425. Use the report designer to create CSV. Version 4. Events with high impact are more likely to indicate that an attack is targeted against a vulnerable host on your network. Intrusion Event Analyst users can: Access: Any IPS/ Admin 1. Requires: RNA Note that on the Defense Center.

For example. model. the default dashboard differs depending on whether you are using a Master Defense Center.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 59 . self-contained components that provide insight into different aspects of the Sourcefire 3D System. This dashboard provides the casual user with basic event and system status information for your Sourcefire 3D System deployment. or 3D Sensor. Version 4. Each dashboard has one or more tabs. named Default Dashboard. The Sourcefire 3D System is delivered with several predefined widgets. each of which can display one or more widgets in a three-column layout. You can change the time range to reflect a period as short as the last hour or as long as the last year. Note that because not all widgets are useful for all types of appliances. the Appliance Information widget tells you the appliance name. and its remote manager.9. as well as information about the status and overall health of the appliances in your deployment.Using Dashboards Chapter 3 . Each type of appliance is delivered with a default dashboard.Administrator Guide Sourcefire 3D System dashboards provide you with at-a-glance views of current system status. including data about the events collected and generated by the Sourcefire 3D System. Widgets are small. current version of the Sourcefire 3D System software running on the appliance. Each dashboard has a time range that constrains its widgets. Defense Center.

you can access dashboards by selecting Analysis & Reporting > Event Summary > Dashboards. You can share custom dashboards among all users of an appliance. For more information. or you can create a custom dashboard solely for your own use. For more information. and system status data.9. compliance. the home page for your appliance displays the default dashboard.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 60 . and includes multiple widgets that summarize collected IPS. You can also set a custom dashboard as your default dashboard. Note that Restricted Event Analysts use the Flow Summary page instead of the Flow Summary Dashboard. In addition to the default dashboard. including pages that are not dashboard pages. see the following sections: • • • Understanding Dashboard Widgets on page 60 Understanding the Predefined Widgets on page 65 Working with Dashboards on page 89 Understanding Dashboard Widgets Requires: Any Each dashboard has one or more tabs. The Sourcefire 3D System is delivered with several predefined dashboard widgets. see Viewing the Flow Summary Page in the Analyst Guide for more information. • The Detailed Dashboard provides advanced users with detailed information about your Sourcefire 3D System deployment. although you can configure your appliance to display a different default home page.Using Dashboards Understanding Dashboard Widgets Chapter 3 By default. for more information on flow summary data. see Understanding Flow Data in the Analyst Guide. the Defense Center is delivered with two other predefined dashboards: • The Flow Summary dashboard uses flow data to create tables and charts of the activity on your monitored network. each of which can display one or more widgets in a three-column layout. modify the predefined dashboards. or create a custom dashboard to suit your needs. see Viewing Dashboards on page 91. You can use the predefined dashboards. TIP! If you change the home page. RNA. each of which provides insight into a Version 4.

For example. that dashboard may contain unauthorized or invalid widgets. The dashboard widgets that you can view depend on the type of appliance you are using and on your user role: • • An invalid widget is one that you cannot view because you are using the wrong type of appliance. Intrusion Event Analyst. For example. RNA events. The dashboard widgets that you can view depend on the type of appliance you are using and on your user role. the Appliance Information widget is available on all appliances for all user roles. add and remove widgets from tabs. Widgets are grouped into three categories: • • • Analysis & Reporting widgets display data about the events collected and generated by the Sourcefire 3D System.9. You can minimize and maximize widgets. Version 4. or RNA Event Analyst account privileges. If you import a dashboard onto a Master Defense Center that contains a Custom Analysis widget configured to display one of those data types. if you import a dashboard created either on a different kind of appliance or by a user with different access privileges. see: • • • • Understanding Widget Availability on page 61 Understanding Widget Preferences on page 64 Understanding the Predefined Widgets on page 65 Working with Dashboards on page 89 Understanding Widget Availability Requires: Any The Sourcefire 3D System is delivered with several predefined dashboard widgets. Also note that widgets cannot display data to which an appliance has no access. Miscellaneous widgets display neither event data nor operations data. the Master Defense Center cannot access flow data. An unauthorized widget is one that you cannot view because you do not have the necessary account privileges. For more information. the widget displays an error message.Using Dashboards Understanding Dashboard Widgets Chapter 3 different aspect of the Sourcefire 3D System. RUA events. Operations widgets display information about the status and overall health of the Sourcefire 3D System. Although you cannot add an unauthorized or invalid widget to a dashboard. Currently the only widget in this category displays an RSS feed. and so on. as well as rearrange the widgets on a tab. These widgets are disabled and display error messages that indicate the reason why you cannot view them.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 61 . each dashboard has a set of preferences that determines its behavior. while the Compliance Events widget is available only on the Defense Center for users with Administrator. In addition.

keeping in mind that modifying a widget on a shared dashboard modifies it for all users of the appliance.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 62 .9. Sourcefire Appliances and Dashboard Widget Availability Widget Appliance Information Appliance Status Compliance Events Current Interface Status Current Sessions Custom Analysis Disk Usage Interface Traffic Intrusion Events Network Compliance Product Licensing Product Updates RSS Feed X X Master Defense Center X X X X X X X X X Defense Center X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 3D Sensor with IPS (and RNA) X 3D Sensor with RNA (only) X Version 4.Using Dashboards Understanding Dashboard Widgets Chapter 3 Similarly. see Minimizing and Maximizing Widgets on page 97 and Deleting Widgets on page 97. Note than any content generated in table format can be sorted by clicking on the table column header. For more information. You can delete or minimize unauthorized and invalid widgets. For example. the Current Interface Status widget on a 3D Sensor displays the status of its sensing interfaces. An X indicates that the appliance can display the widget. the content of a widget can differ depending on the type of appliance you are using. as well as widgets that display no data. The Sourcefire Appliances and Dashboard Widget Availability table lists the valid widgets for each appliance. but on Defense Centers and Master Defense Centers the widget displays only the status of the management interface.

User accounts with Restricted Event Analyst access cannot use User Roles and Dashboard Widget Availability Widget Appliance Information Appliance Status Compliance Events Current Interface Status Current Sessions Custom Analysis Disk Usage Interface Traffic Intrusion Events Network Compliance Product Licensing Administrator X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Maintenance X X P&R Admin X IPS Analyst X X X X RNA Analyst X X X X Version 4.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 63 . IMPORTANT! dashboards.Using Dashboards Understanding Dashboard Widgets Chapter 3 Sourcefire Appliances and Dashboard Widget Availability (Continued) Widget System Load System Time White List Events Master Defense Center X X X Defense Center X X X 3D Sensor with IPS (and RNA) X X 3D Sensor with RNA (only) X X The User Roles and Dashboard Widget Availability table lists the user account privileges required to view each widget.9. An X indicates the user can view the widget.

click the show preferences icon ( ).1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 64 . the following graphic shows the preferences for the Custom Analysis widget.Using Dashboards Understanding Dashboard Widgets Chapter 3 User Roles and Dashboard Widget Availability (Continued) Widget Product Updates RSS Feed System Load System Time White List Events Administrator X X X X X Maintenance X X X X P&R Admin X X X X X X X X X X X X IPS Analyst RNA Analyst Understanding Widget Preferences Requires: Any Each widget has a set of preferences that determines its behavior. For example. the following graphic shows the preferences for the Current Interface Status widget. You can only configure the update frequency for this widget. Version 4. Widget preferences can also be more complex. To modify a widget’s preferences: Access: Any except Restricted 1. Widget preferences can be simple. On the title bar of the widget whose preferences you want to change. which displays the current status of the network interfaces for the appliance. which is a highly customizable widget that allows you to display detailed information on the events collected and generated by the Sourcefire 3D System. The preferences section for that widget appears. For example.9.

Using Dashboards Understanding the Predefined Widgets Chapter 3 2. see Understanding the Predefined Widgets on page 65. click the hide preferences icon ( preferences section. when used on dashboards. ) to hide the Understanding the Predefined Widgets Requires: Any The Sourcefire 3D System is delivered with several predefined widgets that. Version 4. see the following sections: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Understanding the Appliance Information Widget on page 66 Understanding the Appliance Status Widget on page 67 Understanding the Compliance Events Widget on page 67 Understanding the Current Interface Status Widget on page 68 Understanding the Current Sessions Widget on page 69 Understanding the Custom Analysis Widget on page 69 Understanding the Disk Usage Widget on page 80 Understanding the Interface Traffic Widget on page 81 Understanding the Intrusion Events Widget on page 81 Understanding the Network Compliance Widget on page 82 Understanding the Product Licensing Widget on page 84 Understanding the Product Updates Widget on page 85 Understanding the RSS Feed Widget on page 86 Understanding the System Load Widget on page 87 Understanding the System Time Widget on page 87 Understanding the White List Events Widget on page 88 IMPORTANT! The dashboard widgets you can view depend on the type of appliance you are using and on your user role. On the widget title bar.9. For detailed information on the widgets delivered with the Sourcefire 3D System. Your changes take effect immediately. For more information. Make changes as needed. For information on the preferences you can specify for individual widgets. see Understanding Widget Availability on page 61. 3.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 65 . including data about the events collected and generated by the Sourcefire 3D System. can provide you with at-a-glance views of current system status. as well as information about the status and overall health of the appliances in your deployment.

and vulnerability database (VDB) installed on the appliance for managed appliances.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 66 . and model of the appliance the versions of the Sourcefire 3D System software. SEU. Version 4.Using Dashboards Understanding the Predefined Widgets Chapter 3 Understanding the Appliance Information Widget Requires: Any The Appliance Information widget provides a snapshot of the appliance. the preferences also control how often the widget updates.9. as well as how recently the Defense Centers made contact • • You can configure the widget to display more or less information by modifying the widget preferences to display a simple or an advanced view. management interface IP address. the name. model. Snort. The widget provides: • • the name. see Understanding Widget Preferences on page 64. module pack. For more information. rule pack. operating system. the name and status of the communications link with the managing appliance for Defense Centers in a high availability pair. and Sourcefire 3D System software and operating system versions of the peer Defense Center.

Version 4.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 67 . Note that because the Defense Center does not automatically apply a health policy to managed sensors. The preferences also control how often the widget updates. over the dashboard time range. You can click a section on the pie chart or one of the numbers on the appliance status table to go to the Health Monitor page and view the compiled health status of the appliance and of any appliances it is managing. You can configure the widget to display appliance status as a pie chart or in a table by modifying the widget preferences. For more information. For more information.9. you must manually apply a health policy or their status appears as Disabled.Using Dashboards Understanding the Predefined Widgets Chapter 3 Understanding the Appliance Status Widget Requires: DC/MDC The Appliance Status widget indicates the health of the appliance and of any appliances it is managing. see Understanding Widget Preferences on page 64. see Using the Health Monitor on page 545. Understanding the Compliance Events Widget Requires: DC/MDC The Compliance Events widget shows the average events per second by priority.

In either case. as well as to select a linear (incremental) or logarithmic (factor of ten) scale. or 10Mb half duplex) of the interface Version 4. Select Show All to display an additional graph for all compliance events. For more information on compliance events. grouped by type: management. see Viewing Compliance Events in the Analyst Guide. and unused. the events are constrained by the dashboard time range. Note that only 3D Sensors have interface types other than the management interface. Select one or more Priorities check boxes to display separate graphs for events of specific priorities. passive.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 68 . or click the All graph to view all compliance events. including events that do not have a priority. inline. 100Mb full duplex. You can click a graph to view compliance events of a specific priority. Understanding the Current Interface Status Widget Requires: Any The Current Interface Status widget shows the status of the network interfaces for the appliance. the widget provides: • • • the name of the interface the link state of the interface. For each interface.9. regardless of priority. For more information.Using Dashboards Understanding the Predefined Widgets Chapter 3 You can configure the widget to display compliance events of different priorities by modifying the widget preferences. represented by a green ball (up) or a gray ball (down) the link mode (for example. The preferences also control how often the widget updates. see Understanding Widget Preferences on page 64. accessing compliance events via the dashboard changes the events (or global) time window for the appliance.

and the last time each user accessed a page on the appliance (based on the local time for the appliance). see Understanding Widget Preferences on page 64. that is. copper or fiber the amount of data received (Rx) and transmitted (Tx) by the interface The widget preferences control how often the widget updates. see Using Host Profiles in the nAnalyst Guide (Defense Center with RNA only) click any IP address or access time to view the audit log constrained by that IP address and by the time that the user associated with that IP address logged on to the web interface. Understanding the Current Sessions Widget Requires: Any The Current Sessions widget shows which users are logged into the appliance. The Custom Analysis widget is delivered with several presets. the IP address of the machine where the session originated. that is.Using Dashboards Understanding the Predefined Widgets Chapter 3 • • the type of interface. You can use these presets or you can create a custom configuration. On the Current Sessions widget. is marked with a user icon and is rendered in bold type. The presets serve as examples and can provide quick access to information about your deployment. Understanding the Custom Analysis Widget Requires: Any The Custom Analysis widget is a highly customizable widget that allows you to display detailed information on the events collected and generated by the Sourcefire 3D System. the user currently viewing the widget. as well as the aggregation method that configures how the widget groups the data it displays. see Viewing Audit Records on page 567 • The widget preferences control how often the widget updates. see Understanding Widget Preferences on page 64. The user that represents you. For more information. Version 4. you must select which table and individual field you want to display. For more information. When you configure the widget preferences. see Managing User Accounts on page 299 click the host icon ( ) next to any IP address to view the host profile for that computer.9.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 69 . which are groups of configurations that are predefined by Sourcefire. you can: • • click any user name to manage user accounts on the User Management page.

you can configure the Custom Analysis widget to display which operating systems are running on the hosts in your organization by configuring the widget to display OS data from the RNA Hosts table. On the other hand. you can further constrain the widget using a saved search. Optionally. either one of the predefined searches delivered with your appliance or a custom search that you created. Aggregating this data by Count tells you how many hosts are running each operating system. and so on). if you are using Sourcefire RNA as part of your deployment. aggregating by Unique OS tells you how many unique versions of each operating system are running on the same hosts (for example. how many unique versions of Linux. Microsoft Windows. Mac OS X.Using Dashboards Understanding the Predefined Widgets Chapter 3 For example.9.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 70 . For example. constraining the first example (operating systems Version 4.

such as one that displays the total number of intrusion events generated in your deployment over Version 4. On the other hand. For example. The up-arrow icon ( ) indicates that the event has moved up in the standings since the last time the widget updated. Next to each event. You can change the color of the bars as well as the number of rows that the widget displays. If you want information on events or other collected data over time. The direction icon ( ) indicates and controls the sort order of the display. the widget can display one of three icons to indicate any additions or movement from the most recent results: • • The new event icon ( ) signifies that the event is new to the results. The down-arrow icon ( ) indicates that the event has moved down in the standings since the last time the widget updated. A number indicating how many places the event has moved down appears next to the icon. you should read the bars from right to left. To change the sort order. an upwards-pointing icon indicates ascending order.9. if you set the dashboard time range to a year. To determine when the dashboard will update next. • The widget displays the last time it updated.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 71 . the widget updates every five minutes. click the icon. if you set the dashboard time range to an hour. The colored bars in the widget background show the relative number of occurrences of each event. A downward-pointing icon indicates descending order. you can configure the Custom Analysis widget to display a line graph.Using Dashboards Understanding the Predefined Widgets Chapter 3 aggregated by Count) using the Local Systems search tells you how many hosts within one hop of your 3D Sensors are running each operating system. A number indicating how many places the event has moved up appears next to the icon. hover your pointer over the Last updated notice in the bottom left corner of the widget. You can also configure the widget to display the most frequently occurring events or the least frequently occurring events. the widget updates once a week. The widget updates with a frequency that depends on the dashboard time range. based on the local time of the appliance.

you can choose a custom title for the widget.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 72 . A different set of preferences appears depending on whether you configure the widget to show relative occurrences of events (that is. the Custom Analysis widget has preferences that determines its behavior. From Custom Analysis widgets. show the preferences as described in Understanding Widget Preferences on page 64. To configure a Custom Analysis widget.Using Dashboards Understanding the Predefined Widgets Chapter 3 time. or you configure the widget to show a graph over time (that is. a bar graph). a line graph). a red-shaded Custom Analysis widget indicates that its use is harming system performance. Version 4. IMPORTANT! Depending on how they are configured. workflows) that provide detailed information about the events displayed in the widget. you can invoke event views (that is. Custom Analysis widgets can place a drain on an appliance’s resources. Finally.9. For more information. If the widget continues to stay red over time. you should remove the widget. see the following sections: • • • Configuring the Custom Analysis Widget on page 72 Viewing Associated Events from the Custom Analysis Widget on page 78 Custom Analysis Widget Limitations on page 79 Configuring the Custom Analysis Widget Requires: Any As with all widgets. you can choose the time zone that the widget uses as well as the color of the line. For graphs over time.

Preset the preset for the widget. as shown in the following graphic.. The Custom Analysis widget is delivered with several presets.9. The following table describes the various preferences you can set in the Custom Analysis widget. select Time from the Field drop-down list. the appliance uses the configured event type as the widget title. Version 4.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 73 . To configure the widget to show a line graph. The presets serve as examples and can provide quick access to information about your deployment. Custom Analysis Widget Preferences Use this preference. which are groups of configurations that are predefined by Sourcefire.Using Dashboards Understanding the Predefined Widgets Chapter 3 To configure the widget to show a bar graph. the title of the widget. For a detailed list of presets. as shown in the following graphic. Title To control. If you do not specify a title.. see the Custom Analysis Widget Presets table on page 75. You can use these presets or you can create a custom configuration.. select any value except Time from the Field drop-down list..

For most event types. You do not have to specify a search. The following table describes the available presets for the Custom Analysis widget.9. if any. Color the color of the bars in the widget background that show the relative number of occurrences of each result.. The time zone appears whenever you select a time-based field. the default aggregation criterion is Count.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 74 ... Search the saved search you want to use to further constrain the data that the widget displays. It also indicates which. Show Movers Time Zone whether you want to display the icons that indicate additions or movement from the most recent results. Table Field To control. which time zone you want to use to display results. TIP! To display a graph over time. although some presets use predefined searches..Using Dashboards Understanding the Predefined Widgets Chapter 3 Custom Analysis Widget Preferences (Continued) Use this preference. the number of results rows you want to display. in increments of five. the table of events which contains the event data the widget displays. The aggregation method configures how the widget groups the data it displays. Aggregate the aggregation method for the widget. the specific field of the event type you want to display. You can display from 10 to 25 result rows. select Time. Show Results whether you want to display the most frequently occurring events (Top) or the least frequently occurring events (Bottom). Defense Center predefined dashboard uses Version 4.

Predefined Dashboards Default Dashboard Detailed Dashboard Detailed Dashboard Requires IPS or DC/MDC + IPS All Intrusion Events (Not Dropped) IPS or DC/MDC + IPS Client Applications Detailed Dashboard DC + RNA Dropped Intrusion Events Default Dashboard IPS or DC/MDC + IPS Flows by Initiator IP Flow Summary DC + RNA Flows by Port Flow Summary DC + RNA Flows by Responder IP Flow Summary DC + RNA Flows by Service Flow Summary DC + RNA Version 4. (The predefined dashboards on the Master Defense Center and 3D Sensor do not include Custom Analysis widgets. Custom Analysis Widget Presets Preset All Intrusion Events Description Displays a graph of the total number of intrusion events on your monitored network over the dashboard time range.Using Dashboards Understanding the Predefined Widgets Chapter 3 each preset. where the packet was not dropped as part of the event.) .9. by classification. based on the number of flows where the host initiated the session. Displays the most active hosts on your monitored network. by classification. where the packet was dropped.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 75 . Displays the most frequently occurring types of intrusion events. Displays the most active client applications on your monitored network. Displays the most active services on your monitored network. based on the number of detected flows. Displays the most active ports on your monitored network. based on the number of detected flows. based on the number of flows where the host was the responder in the session. Displays the most active hosts on your monitored network. Displays counts for the most frequently occurring intrusion events. by application type.

based on the number of intrusion events where the host was the targeted host in the flow that caused the event. Displays the most frequently occurring types of intrusion events.9.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 76 . based on the number of hosts running each operating system within your network. based on event classification. based on the number of hosts on the network running services made by that vendor. Displays the most common operating system. Displays the most common RNA service vendors. Displays the most active hosts on your monitored network. Displays the most active hosts on your monitored network. based on the number of intrusion events occurring on high criticality hosts. Displays the most active hours of the day. Displays a count of intrusion event requiring analysis. based on frequency of intrusion events. over the dashboard time range.Using Dashboards Understanding the Predefined Widgets Chapter 3 Custom Analysis Widget Presets (Continued) Preset Flows over Time Description Displays a graph of the total number of flows on your monitored network. based on the number of intrusion events where the host was the attacking host in the flow that caused the event. Predefined Dashboards Flow Summary Requires DC + RNA Intrusion Events Requiring Analysis Intrusion Events by Hour Intrusion Events to High Criticality Hosts Detailed Dashboard DC/MDC + IPS + RNA IPS or DC/MDC + IPS DC/MDC + IPS + RNA none Detailed Dashboard Operating Systems Detailed Dashboard DC + RNA Services Detailed Dashboard DC + RNA Top Attackers Default Dashboard IPS or DC/MDC + IPS Top Targets Default Dashboard IPS or DC/MDC + IPS Version 4.

1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 77 . Displays a graph of the total kilobytes of data transmitted on your monitored network over the dashboard time range. based on the number of kilobytes per second of data received by the hosts. Displays the most active RUA users on your monitored network. Predefined Dashboards Detailed Dashboard Flow Summary Requires DC + RNA Traffic by Initiator User Detailed Dashboard DC + RNA + RUA Traffic by Port Flow Summary DC + RNA Traffic by Responder IP Detailed Dashboard Flow Summary DC + RNA Traffic by Service Detailed Dashboard Flow Summary DC + RNA Traffic over Time Detailed Dashboard Flow Summary DC + RNA Version 4. Displays the most active responder ports on your monitored network. based on the number of kilobytes per second of data transmitted by the hosts. Displays the most active services on your monitored network.9.Using Dashboards Understanding the Predefined Widgets Chapter 3 Custom Analysis Widget Presets (Continued) Preset Traffic by Initiator IP Description Displays the most active hosts on your monitored network. based on the number of kilobytes per second of data transmitted by the service. based on the total number of kilobytes of data received by the hosts where those users are logged in. based on the number of kilobytes per second of data transmitted via the port. Displays the most active hosts on your monitored network.

and the global time window changes to the dashboard time range. see Default Time Windows on page 29 and Specifying Time Constraints in Searches in the Analyst Guide. a workflow) that provides detailed information about the events displayed in the widget. For example. As another example. For more information on time windows.Using Dashboards Understanding the Predefined Widgets Chapter 3 Custom Analysis Widget Presets (Continued) Preset Unique Intrusion Events by Destination IP Unique Intrusion Events by Impact White List Violations Description Displays the most active targeted hosts. based on the number of unique intrusion events per targeted host. Version 4. if you configure multiple time windows on your Defense Center and then access health events from a Custom Analysis widget. the events appear in the default workflow for that event type. This also changes the appropriate time window for the appliance. and the health monitoring time window changes to the dashboard time range. Displays the hosts with the most white list violations. the events appear in the default workflow for that event type.9. Displays the number of unique intrusion event types associated with each impact flag level. by violation count? Predefined Dashboards none Requires IPS or DC/MDC + IPS none DC/MDC + IPS + RNA DC + RNA Detailed Dashboard Viewing Associated Events from the Custom Analysis Widget Requires: Any Depending on the kind of data that a Custom Analysis widget is configured to display. constrained by the dashboard time range.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 78 . When you invoke an event view from the dashbaord. the events appear in the default health events workflow. depending on how many time windows you have configured and on what type of event you are trying to view. if you configure a single time window and then access any type of event from the Custom Analysis widget. you can invoke an event view (that is.

depending on the user’s account privileges. You can also click the View All icon in the lower right corner of the widget to view all associated events. bar graphs). constrained by the widget preferences. For Version 4.Using Dashboards Understanding the Predefined Widgets Chapter 3 To view associated events from the Custom Analysis Widget: Access: Any except Restricted You have two options.9. On widgets configured to show flow data over time. • For information on working with specific event types. constrained by the widget preferences. If you are configuring the widget on a shared dashboard. remember that not all users can view data of all event types. if you are using a dashboard imported from another appliance. depending on how you configured the widget: • On widgets configured to show relative occurrences of events (that is. see the following sections: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Viewing Audit Records on page 567 Viewing Intrusion Events in the Analyst Guide Viewing RNA Network Discovery and Host Input Events in the Analyst Guide Viewing Hosts in the Analyst Guide Viewing Host Attributes in the Analyst Guide Viewing Services in the Analyst Guide Viewing Client Applications in the Analyst Guide Viewing Vulnerabilities in the Analyst Guide Viewing Flow Data in the Analyst Guide Viewing RUA Users in the Analyst Guide Viewing RUA Events in the Analyst Guide Viewing Compliance Events in the Analyst Guide Viewing White List Events in the Analyst Guide Viewing White List Violations in the Analyst Guide Viewing the SEU Import Log in the Analyst Guide Working with Active Scan Results in the Analyst Guide Understanding Custom Tables in the Analyst Guide Custom Analysis Widget Limitations Requires: Any There are some important points to keep in mind when using the Custom Analysis widget. Similarly. click any event to view associated events constrained by the widget preferences. as well as by that event.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 79 . click the View All icon in the lower right corner of the widget to view all associated events. For example. remember that not all appliances have access to data of all event types. Intrusion Event Analysts cannot view RNA events.

This affects your view of the widget as well. If you configure the widget on a shared dashboard and constrain its events using a private search. however. the widget resets to not using the search when another user logs in. see Understanding Widget Preferences on page 64. the widget indicates that you are unauthorized to view the data. For more information. that you (and any other users who share the dashboard) can modify the preferences of the widget to display data that you can see. The widget preferences also control how often the widget updates. or you can show these plus the /boot partition usage by modifying the widget preferences. save the dashboard as private. It also shows the capacity of each partition.9. You can configure the widget to display just the root (/) and /volume partition usage. the Master Defense Center does not store flow data. save the dashboard as private. If you want to make sure that this does not happen.Using Dashboards Understanding the Predefined Widgets Chapter 3 example. see Configuring Dashboard Settings on page 331. Understanding the Disk Usage Widget Requires: Any The Disk Usage widget indicates the percentage of space used on each partition of the appliance’s hard drive. as well as whether it displays the current disk usage or collected disk usage statistics over the dashboard time range. Version 4. If you want to make sure that this does not happen. or even delete the widget. You enable or disable the Custom Analysis widget from the Dashboard settings in your system policy. For more information. If your dashboard includes a Custom Analysis widget that displays data that you cannot see.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 80 . Remember that only you can access searches that you have saved as private. Note.

On the 3D Sensor. you must enable local event storage or the widget will not have any data to display. On the 3D Sensor. Note that for managed 3D Sensors. the preferences also control whether the widget displays the traffic rate for unused interfaces (by default. all intrusion events. you cannot configure the widget to display Version 4. The widget preferences control how often the widget updates. you can configure the widget to display intrusion events of different impacts by modifying the widget preferences.Using Dashboards Understanding the Predefined Widgets Chapter 3 Understanding the Interface Traffic Widget Requires: Any The Interface Traffic widget shows the rate of traffic received (Rx) and transmitted (Tx) on the appliance’s interfaces over the dashboard time range. On 3D Sensors. For more information. the widget can display statistics for dropped intrusion events. this includes statistics on intrusion events of different impacts. see Understanding Widget Preferences on page 64. Understanding the Intrusion Events Widget Requires: IPS or DC/ MDC + IPS The Intrusion Events widget shows the rate of intrusion events that occurred over the dashboard time range. On the Defense Center and Master Defense Center.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 81 .9. On the Defense Center and Master Defense Center. the widget only displays the traffic rate for interfaces that belong to an interface set). or both. Note that only 3D Sensors have interfaces other than the management interface.

On the Intrusion Events widget. Understanding the Network Compliance Widget Requires: DC The Network Compliance widget summarizes your hosts’ compliance with the compliance white lists you configured (see Using RNA as a Compliance Tool in the Analyst Guide). see Using Impact Flags to Evaluate Events in the Analyst Guide select Show to choose Events per second or Total events select Vertical Scale to choose Linear (incremental) or Logarithmic (factor of ten) scale • • The preferences also control how often the widget updates. you can: • Requires: DC/MDC select one or more Event Flags check boxes to display separate graphs for events of specific impacts. you can: • • • Requires: DC/MDC click a graph corresponding to a specific impact to view intrusion events of that impact click the graph corresponding to dropped events to view dropped events click the All graph to view all intrusion events Note that the resulting event view is constrained by the dashboard time range. For more information. On either appliance. you can display dropped events. the widget displays a pie chart that shows the Version 4. regardless of impact or rule state. see Viewing Intrusion Events in the Analyst Guide. For more information on intrusion events. In the widget preferences.9. see Understanding Widget Preferences on page 64. select All to display an additional graph for all intrusion events. accessing intrusion events via the dashboard changes the events (or global) time window for the appliance.Using Dashboards Understanding the Predefined Widgets Chapter 3 intrusion events by impact. By default.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 82 . The following graphic shows the Defense Center version of the widget preferences.

You can also use the widget preferences to specify which of three different styles you want to use to display network compliance. You can configure the widget to display network compliance either for all white lists. Note that if you choose to display network compliance for all white lists. delete the unused white lists. For more information. see Viewing White List Violations in the Analyst Guide. Version 4. which lists the hosts that violate at least one white list. and that have not been evaluated. by modifying the widget preferences. or for a specific white list. To bring these hosts into compliance. non-compliant. and that have not been evaluated.9. for all compliance white lists that you have created. including white lists that are no longer in active compliance policies. the widget considers a host to be non-compliant if it is not compliant with any of the white lists on the Defense Center. You can click the pie chart to view the host violation count. The Network Compliance style (the default) displays a pie chart that shows the number of hosts that are compliant.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 83 .Using Dashboards Understanding the Predefined Widgets Chapter 3 number of hosts that are compliant. non-compliant.

You can check the Show Not Evaluated box to hide events which have not been evaluated. It also indicates the number of items (such as hosts or users) licensed and the number of remaining licensed items allowed. non-compliant.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 84 . see Understanding Widget Preferences on page 64. and that have not yet been evaluated. For more information. over the dashboard time range. The preferences control how often the widget updates. over the dashboard time range. one of which is a permanent license and Version 4. including temporary licenses. For example. if you have two feature licenses for RNA Hosts. while the Temporary Licenses section displays only temporary and expired licenses.9. non-compliant. and that have not yet been evaluated. The Network Compliance over Time style displays a line graph that shows the number of hosts that are compliant. Understanding the Product Licensing Widget Requires: DC The Product Licensing widget shows the feature licenses currently installed on the Defense Center.Using Dashboards Understanding the Predefined Widgets Chapter 3 The Network Compliance over Time (%) style displays a stacked area graph showing the relative proportion of hosts that are compliant. The top section of the widget displays all of the feature licenses installed on the Defense Center.

while the Temporary Licenses section displays an RNA Hosts feature license with 750 hosts.Using Dashboards Understanding the Predefined Widgets Chapter 3 allows 750 hosts. For more information. the top section of the widget displays an RNA Hosts feature license with 1500 licensed hosts. For more information. The preferences also control how often the widget updates. see Understanding Widget Preferences on page 64. see Scheduling Tasks on page 425. You can configure the widget to hide the latest versions by modifying the widget preferences. SEU. Expired licenses are marked with a strikethrough. The bars in the widget background show the percentage of each type of license that is being used. by modifying the widget preferences. For more information. and VDB) currently installed on the appliance as well as information on available updates that you have downloaded.9.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 85 . the widget uses scheduled tasks to determine the latest version. Note that the widget displays Unknown as the latest version of the software unless you have configured a scheduled task to download. push. The preferences also control how often the widget updates. see Understanding Widget Preferences on page 64. see Managing Your Feature Licenses on page 370. Understanding the Product Updates Widget Requires: Any The Product Updates widget provides you with a summary of the software (Sourcefire 3D System software. You can click any of the license types to go to the License page of the System Settings and add or delete feature licenses. The widget also provides you with links to pages where you can update the software. the Defense Center version of the widget provides you with similar links so you can update the software on your managed sensors. You can configure the widget to display either the features that are currently licensed. or all the features that you can license. Note that you cannot update the VDB on a sensor or a Master Defense Center. for that software. For more information. and another that is temporary and allows an additional 750 hosts. Version 4. but not yet installed. or install software updates. you should read the bars from right to left.

Keep in mind that the appliance must have access to the Sourcefire web site (for the two preconfigured feeds) or to any custom feed you configure. or VDB by clicking either the latest version or the Unknown link in the Latest column. see Updating System Software on page 398 and Importing SEUs and Rule Files in the Analyst Guide create a scheduled task to download the latest version of the Sourcefire 3D System software. SEU. keep in mind that not all RSS feeds use descriptions.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 86 . or you can create a custom connection to any other RSS feed by specifying its URL in the widget preferences. you can also choose how many stories from the feed you want to show in the widget. the widget shows a feed of Sourcefire company news. see Scheduling Tasks on page 425 • Understanding the RSS Feed Widget Requires: Any The RSS Feed widget adds an RSS feed to a dashboard. SEU. or VDB. Version 4.Using Dashboards Understanding the Predefined Widgets Chapter 3 On the Product Updates widget. By default. When you configure the widget. Feeds update every 24 hours (although you can manually update the feed) and the widget displays the last time the feed was updated based on the local time of the appliance. as well as whether you want to show descriptions of the stories along with the headlines. You can also configure the widget to display a preconfigured feed of Sourcefire security news.9. you can: • manually update an appliance by clicking the current version of the Sourcefire 3D System software.

measured by the number of processes waiting to execute) on the appliance.9. see Understanding Widget Preferences on page 64. and boot time for the appliance. You can configure the widget to hide the boot time by modifying the widget preferences. and system load (also called the load average. uptime. see Understanding Widget Preferences on page 64. memory (RAM) usage. you can: • • • click one of the stories in the feed to view the story click the more link to go to the feed’s web site click the update icon ( ) to manually update the feed Understanding the System Load Widget Requires: Any The System Load widget shows the CPU usage (for each CPU). both currently and over the dashboard time range. The preferences also control how often the widget synchronizes with the appliance’s clock. Version 4. Understanding the System Time Widget Requires: Any The System Time widget shows the local system time.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 87 . The preferences also control how often the widget updates. For more information.Using Dashboards Understanding the Predefined Widgets Chapter 3 On the RSS Feed widget. For more information. You can configure the widget to show or hide the load average by modifying the widget preferences.

You can click a graph to view white list events of a specific priority. For more information. including events that do not have a priority select Show All to display an additional graph for all white list events.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 88 . see Viewing White List Events in the Analyst Guide.9. see Understanding Widget Preferences on page 64. In the widget preferences. Version 4. accessing white list events via the dashboard changes the events (or global) time window for the Defense Center. you can: • • • select one or more Priorities check boxes to display separate graphs for events of specific priorities. regardless of priority select Vertical Scale to choose Linear (incremental) or Logarithmic (factor of ten) scale The preferences also control how often the widget updates. For more information on white list events. In either case. over the dashboard time range. You can configure the widget to display white list events of different priorities by modifying the widget preferences. the events are constrained by the dashboard time range. or click the All graph to view all white list events.Using Dashboards Understanding the Predefined Widgets Chapter 3 Understanding the White List Events Widget Requires: DC/MDC The White List Events widget shows the average events per second by priority.

you can create a blank new dashboard by choosing not to base your dashboard on any pre-existing dashboards. or that you made to a private dashboard on another computer. Finally. you can modify this copy to suit your needs. modify. These settings determine how often the dashboard cycles through its tabs and how often the entire dashboard page refreshes. you can only see your own private dashboards. export. in a network operations center (NOC) where a dashboard is displayed at all times. the page indicates the owner (that is. you can make the changes at a local computer. Version 4. You can create.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 89 . Note that. Note that you do not need to refresh the entire dashboard to see data updates.Using Dashboards Working with Dashboards Chapter 3 Working with Dashboards Requires: Any You manage dashboards on the Dashboard List page (see Viewing Dashboards on page 91). including the Sourcefire default dashboard. view. see: • • • • • Creating a Custom Dashboard on page 89 Viewing Dashboards on page 91 Modifying Dashboards on page 93 Deleting a Dashboard on page 97 Exporting a Dashboard on page 585 Creating a Custom Dashboard Requires: Any When you create a new dashboard. This can be useful. Optionally. the user who created it) and whether a dashboard is private. you cannot view or modify private dashboards created by other users. for more information. see Specifying Your Default Dashboard on page 35. unless you have Admin access. the dashboard in the NOC automatically refreshes at the interval you specify and displays your changes without you having to manually refresh the dashboard in the NOC. This makes a copy of the pre-existing dashboard. You must also specify (or disable) the tab change and page refresh intervals. for example. and delete dashboards. individual widgets update according to their preferences. Refreshing the entire dashboard allows you to see any preference or layout changes that were made to a shared dashboard by another user. For more information on working with dashboards. If you want to make changes to the dashboard. the page indicates which dashboard is the default. Then. You specify the default dashboard in your user preferences.9. since the last time the dashboard refreshed. you can choose to base it on any pre-existing dashboard. For each dashboard. or on any user-defined dashboard.

the Dashboard List page appears. 4.9. all other users of the appliance can view it. Note that the dashboard widgets you can view depend on the type of appliance you are using and on your user role. If you do not have a default dashboard defined. select None (the default) to create a blank dashboard. Although the unauthorized widgets still appear on the dashboard. they are disabled. you can export a dashboard from another appliance and then import it onto your appliance. If you have a default dashboard defined. If you choose not to save the dashboard as private. 2. click New Dashboard. Keep in mind that because not all user roles have access to all dashboard widgets. You can select any predefined or user-defined dashboard. see Importing and Exporting Objects on page 583. You should also keep in mind that any user.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 90 . Use the Copy Dashboard drop-down list to select the dashboard on which you want to base the new dashboard. To create a new dashboard: Access: Any except Restricted 1. Optionally. In either case. can modify shared dashboards. disabled widgets.Using Dashboards Working with Dashboards Chapter 3 Finally. regardless of role. For more information. save it as private. users with fewer permissions viewing a dashboard created by a user with more permissions may not be able to use all of the widgets on the dashboard. it appears. You can then edit the imported dashboard to suit your needs. Version 4. for example. you can choose to associate the new dashboard with your user account by saving it as a private dashboard. a dashboard created on the Defense Center and imported onto a 3D Sensor or Master Defense Center may display some invalid. If you want to make sure that only you can modify a particular dashboard. Type a name and optional description for the dashboard. 3. Select Analysis & Reporting > Event Summary > Dashboards. The New Dashboard page appears. TIP! Instead of creating a new dashboard.

Unless you pause the dashboard. enter 0 in the Change Tabs Every field. this setting advances your view to the next tab at the interval you specify. see Specifying Your Home Page on page 35 and Specifying Your Default Dashboard on page 35. click Dashboards from the Dashboard toolbar. 7. Note that not all widgets can be constrained by time. by rearranging and deleting widgets). You can change the time range to reflect a period as short as the last hour (the default) or as long as the last year. Note that this setting is separate from the update interval available on many individual widgets. To disable the periodic page refresh. the dashboard time range has no effect on the Appliance Information widget. which provides Version 4. To view the details of all available dashboards. If you do not have a default dashboard defined. if you based it on a pre-existing dashboard. although refreshing the dashboard page resets the update interval on individual widgets. Your dashboard is created and appears in the web interface. the home page for your appliance displays the default dashboard. In the Change Tabs Every field. For more information. Click Save. TIP! You can configure your appliance to display a different default home page. including pages that are not dashboard pages. To disable tab cycling. 6. 8. For example. You can now tailor it to suit your needs by adding tabs and widgets (and. In the Refresh Page Every field. You can also change the default dashboard.9. For more information. see Modifying Dashboards on page 93. where you can choose a dashboard to view. This value must be greater than the Change Tabs Every setting. Unless you pause the dashboard or your dashboard has only one tab. Each dashboard has a time range that constrains its widgets.Using Dashboards Working with Dashboards Chapter 3 5. When you change the time range. Optionally.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 91 . this setting will refresh the entire dashboard at the interval you specify. the widgets that can be constrained by time automatically update to reflect the new time range. enter 0 in the Refresh Page Every field. widgets will update according to their individual preferences even if you disable the Refresh Page Every setting. select the Save As Private check box to associate the dashboard with your user account and to prevent other users from viewing and modifying the dashboard. specify (in minutes) how often the current dashboard tab should refresh with new data. Viewing Dashboards Requires: Any By default. the home page shows the Dashboard List page. specify (in minutes) how often the dashboard should change tabs.

To view a different dashboard.9. When you are finished with your analysis. To view a dashboard: Access: Any except Restricted Select Analysis & Reporting > Event Summary > Dashboards. use the Dashboards menu on the toolbar.5 hours of inactivity. you can unpause the dashboard. IMPORTANT! Although your session normally logs you out after 3. Version 4. Changing the time range has no effect. regardless of any Update Every widget preference. Dashboard tabs stop cycling. depending on how often newer events replace older events. You have two options. and current version of the Sourcefire 3D System software. model. Unless the dashboard is paused.Using Dashboards Working with Dashboards Chapter 3 information the includes the appliance name. If you do not have a default dashboard defined. all appropriate widgets on the page update to reflect the new time range. You can also pause a dashboard.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 92 . dashboard tabs resume cycling and the dashboard page resumes refreshing according to the settings you specified in the dashboard properties. Pausing a dashboard has the following effects: • • • • Individual widgets stop updating. To change the dashboard time range: Access: Any except Restricted From the Show the Last drop-down list. changing the time range to a long period may not be useful for widgets like the Custom Analysis widget. it appears. Click View next to the dashboard you want to view. which allows you to examine the data provided by the widgets without the display changing and interrupting your analysis. regardless of the Refresh Page Every setting in the dashboard properties. The dashboard you selected appears. the Dashboard List page appears. In addition. unless the dashboard is paused. depending on whether you have a default dashboard defined: • • If you have a default dashboard defined. Keep in mind that for enterprise deployments of the Sourcefire 3D System. Dashboard pages stop refreshing. choose a dashboard time range. this will not happen while you are viewing a dashboard. Unpausing the dashboard causes all the appropriate widgets on the page to update to reflect the current time range. regardless of the Cycle Tabs Every setting in the dashboard properties.

9. To unpause the dashboard: Access: Any except Restricted On the time range control of a paused dashboard. You can minimize and maximize widgets. and whether you want to share the dashboard with other users. Each tab can display one or more widgets in a three-column layout. ). add and remove widgets from tabs. If you want to make sure that only you can modify a particular dashboard. can modify shared dashboards.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 93 . You can also change the basic dashboard properties. and rename tabs. Version 4. which include its name and description. Modifying Dashboards Requires: Any Each dashboard has one or more tabs.Using Dashboards Working with Dashboards Chapter 3 To pause the dashboard: Access: Any except Restricted On the time range control. ). You can add. click the pause icon ( The dashboard is paused until you unpause it. regardless of role. the tab cycle and page refresh intervals. and whether you want to share the dashboard with other users. which include its name and description. the tab cycle and page refresh intervals. IMPORTANT! Any user. make sure to set it as a private dashboard in the dashboard properties. For more information. as well as rearrange the widgets on a tab. click the play icon ( The dashboard is unpaused. delete. Note that you cannot change the order of dashboard tabs. see the following sections • • • • • • • • Changing Dashboard Properties on page 93 Adding Tabs on page 94 Deleting Tabs on page 95 Renaming Tabs on page 95 Adding Widgets on page 95 Rearranging Widgets on page 97 Minimizing and Maximizing Widgets on page 97 Deleting Widgets on page 97 Changing Dashboard Properties Requires: Any Use the following procedure to change the basic dashboard properties.

View the dashboard where you want to add a tab. 3. the Dashboard List page appears. Note that you can rename the tab at any time. See Creating a Custom Dashboard on page 89 for information on the various configurations you can change. skip to step 3. continue with the next step. 3.9. see Viewing Dashboards on page 91. 4.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 94 . A pop-up window appears. For more information. see Adding Widgets on page 95. prompting you to name the tab. On the toolbar. Version 4. To the right of the existing tabs.Using Dashboards Working with Dashboards Chapter 3 To change a dashboard’s properties: Access: Any except Restricted 1. You can now add widgets to the new tab. click Dashboards. To add a tab to a dashboard: Access: Any except Restricted 1. 2. Click Edit next to the dashboard whose properties you want to change. The Edit Dashboard page appears. If you have a default dashboard defined. For more information. 2. or simply click OK to accept the default name. The Dashboard List page appears. Adding Tabs Requires: Any Use the following procedure to add a tab to a dashboard. The dashboard is changed. If you do not have a default dashboard defined. it appears. see Renaming Tabs on page 95. Type a name for the tab and click OK. Select Analysis & Reporting > Event Summary > Dashboards. click the add tab icon ( ). Make changes as needed and click Save. The new tab is added.

Type a name for the tab and click OK. see Viewing Dashboards on page 91. Version 4. When you add a widget to a tab. View the dashboard where you want to add a widget. For more information. the new widget is added to the left-most column. You can add a maximum of 15 widgets to a dashboard tab. Click the tab title. click the delete icon ( 3. move widgets from tab to tab. however. The tab is deleted. On the tab you want to delete. Click the tab you want to rename. you must first decide to which tab you want to add the widget. For more information. To rename a tab: Access: Any except Restricted 1. If all columns have an equal number of widgets. prompting you to rename the tab. 2. see Viewing Dashboards on page 91. For more information. see Rearranging Widgets on page 97. Renaming Tabs Requires: Any Use the following procedure to rename a dashboard tab.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 95 . View the dashboard where you want to delete a tab. Confirm that you want to delete the tab. 3. 4. Adding Widgets Requires: Any To add a widget to a dashboard. To delete a tab from a dashboard: Access: Any except Restricted 1. For more information.Using Dashboards Working with Dashboards Chapter 3 Deleting Tabs Requires: Any Use the following procedure to delete a dashboard tab and all its widgets. To add a widget to a dashboard: Access: Any except Restricted 1. TIP! After you add widgets. the appliance automatically adds it to the column with the fewest widgets. see Viewing Dashboards on page 91. You cannot. 2. View the dashboard where you want to rename a tab. each dashboard must have at least one tab. The tab is renamed. ).9. You cannot delete the last tab from a dashboard. A pop-up window appears. you can move them to any location on the tab.

and Miscellaneous. Operations. including the widget you just added. The Add Widgets page appears. The widget is immediately added to the dashboard. Version 4. 3.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 96 .9. or multiple Custom Analysis widgets). reflecting the changes you made. click Done to return to the dashboard. Select the tab where you want to add the widget. click Add again. TIP! To add multiple widgets of the same type (for example. 4. The Add Widgets page indicates how many widgets of each type are on the tab. or you can view all widgets by clicking All Categories.Using Dashboards Working with Dashboards Chapter 3 2. They are organized according to function: Analysis & Reporting. The widgets that you can add depend on the type of appliance you are using and on your user role. Click Add Widgets. You can view the widgets in each category by clicking on the category name. you may want to add multiple RSS Feed widgets. Click Add next to the widgets you want to add. when you are finished adding widgets. The tab where you added the widgets appears again. Optionally. 5.

you must define a new default or the appliance will force you to select a dashboard to view every time you attempt to view a dashboard. then drag it to its new location. To minimize a widget: Access: Any except Restricted Access: Any except Restricted Requires: Any Click the minimize icon ( To maximize a widget: Click the maximize icon ( ) in a minimized widget’s title bar. however. For more information. The widget is deleted from the tab. you must delete it from the existing tab and add it to the new tab. it appears. Deleting Widgets Delete a widget if you no longer want to view it on a tab. If you delete your default dashboard. To delete a dashboard: Access: Any except Restricted 1. Select Analysis & Reporting > Event Summary > Dashboards. Note. skip to step 3. that you cannot move widgets from tab to tab. 2. see Specifying Your Default Dashboard on page 35. Confirm that you want to delete the widget.Using Dashboards Working with Dashboards Chapter 3 Rearranging Widgets Requires: Any You can change the location of any widget on a tab.9. Deleting a Dashboard Requires: Any Delete a dashboard if you no longer need to use it.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 97 . ) in a widget’s title bar. continue with the next step. If you have a default dashboard defined. Minimizing and Maximizing Widgets Requires: Any You can minimize widgets to simplify your view. then maximize them when you want to see them again. Click the close icon ( ) in the title bar of the widget. If you want a widget to appear on a different tab. To move a widget: Access: Any except Restricted Click the title bar of the widget you want to move. If you do not have a default dashboard defined. the Dashboard List page appears. To delete a widget: Access: Any except Restricted 1. Version 4.

The dashboard is deleted.9. The Dashboard List page appears.Using Dashboards Working with Dashboards Chapter 3 2. 4. Version 4. Confirm that you want to delete the dashboard. click Dashboards.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 98 . On the toolbar. Click Delete next to the dashboard you want to delete. 3.

and sensor performance data.9. By using the Defense Center to manage sensors. you can configure policies for all your sensors from a single location. RNA Software for Red Hat Linux. IMPORTANT! Some of the components in the Sourcefire 3D System (such as the Virtual 3D Sensors. and Crossbeam-based software sensors) do not provide a web interface that you can use to view events or manage policies. and respond to the threats they detect on your network. allowing you to monitor the information that your sensors are reporting in relation to one another and to assess the overall activity occurring on your network. You can also push health policies to your managed sensors and monitor their health status from the Defense Center. The Defense Center aggregates and correlates intrusion events. 3Dx800 sensors. Intrusion Agents. and to aggregate. Version 4. You must use a Defense Center if your deployment includes any of these products. making it easier to change configurations. You can use the Defense Center to manage the full range of sensors that are a part of the Sourcefire 3D System. analyze. In addition. you can push various types of software updates to sensors.Using the Defense Center Chapter 4 Administrator Guide The Sourcefire Defense Center is a key component in the Sourcefire 3D System. network discovery information.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 99 .

The sections that follow explain some of the concepts you need to know as you plan your Sourcefire 3D System deployment. Instead of managing each sensor using its own local web interface. Managing Sensor Groups on page 131 describes how to create sensor groups as well as how to add and remove sensors from groups. Configuring High Availability on page 145 describes how to set up two Defense Centers as a high availability pair to help ensure continuity of operations. • • • • • Management Concepts Requires: DC You can use a Defense Center to manage nearly every aspect of a sensor’s behavior.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 100 . Working in NAT Environments on page 112 describes the principles of setting up the management of your sensors in Network Address Translation environments. delete.9.Using the Defense Center Management Concepts Chapter 4 See the following sections for more information about using the Defense Center to manage your sensors: • • Management Concepts on page 100 describes some of the features and limitations involved with managing your sensors with a Defense Center. you can use the Defense Center’s web interface to accomplish nearly any task on any sensor it manages. First. Editing a Managed Sensor’s System Settings on page 133 describes the sensor attributes you can edit and explains how to edit them. you can use the Defense Center as a central point of management. For example. you can create an intrusion policy on the Defense Center and apply it to all your managed 3D Sensors with IPS. Working with Sensors on page 113 describes how to establish and disable connections between sensors and your Defense Center. It also explains how to add. Managing a Clustered Pair on page 140 describes how to create a clustered pair of 3D9900s and how to remove 3D9900s from clusters. and change the state of managed sensors and how to reset management of a sensor. This saves you from having Version 4. • • • • • The Benefits of Managing Your Sensors on page 100 What Can Be Managed by a Defense Center? on page 101 Understanding Software Sensors on page 105 Beyond Policies and Events on page 111 Using Redundant Defense Centers on page 112 The Benefits of Managing Your Sensors Requires: DC There are several benefits to using a Defense Center to manage your sensors. You can only use a single Defense Center to manage your sensor unless you are using a second Defense Center as a part of a high availability pair.

What Can Be Managed by a Defense Center? Requires: DC You can use your Defense Center as a central management point in a Sourcefire 3D System deployment to manage the following devices: • • Sourcefire 3D Sensors RNA Software for Red Hat Linux Version 4.Using the Defense Center Management Concepts Chapter 4 to replicate the intrusion policy on each sensor.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 101 . you can use your Defense Center to configure external authentication through an Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) or Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS) server. so you must use the Defense Center to manage it. By pushing a system policy with configured authentication objects to your sensor. and those sensors view the same network traffic. Finally. You can also apply a health policy to the Defense Center to monitor its health. There is a similar savings when you create and apply RNA appliance and detection policies to managed 3D Sensors with RNA. Because most of the sensors in your deployment are likely to have similar settings in the system policy. then the Defense Center can correlate the intrusion events it receives with the information about hosts that RNA provides. You can also create and apply system policies to your managed sensors. the Defense Center includes a feature called health monitoring that you can use to check the status of critical functionality across your Sourcefire 3D System deployment. A system policy controls several appliance-level settings such as the login banner and the access control list. You can use user information from an external server to authenticate users on your Sourcefire 3D System appliances. You can view the events from a single web interface instead of having to log into each sensor’s interface to view the events there. The impact flag indicates how likely it is that an intrusion attempt will affect its target. you can create the policy on the Defense Center and push it to the appropriate sensors instead of replicating it locally. Third. Fourth.9. you push the external authentication object to the sensor. The Defense Center can then assign impact flags to each intrusion event. all the intrusion events and RNA events are automatically sent to the Defense Center. You can take advantage of health monitoring by applying health policies to each of your managed sensors and then reviewing the health data that they send back to the Defense Center. External authentication cannot be managed on the sensor. Second. You can also generate reports based on events from multiple sensors. which can be a laborious task depending on how many of the thousands of intrusion rules you want to enable or disable. when you manage a sensor with a Defense Center. if your Defense Center manages sensors with IPS and RNA.

The following illustration lists what is transmitted between a Sourcefire Defense Center and its managed sensors. SSL-encrypted TCP tunnel.9.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 102 . Version 4. You can also use a DC500 to manage Sourcefire 3D Sensor software on approved platforms.Using the Defense Center Management Concepts Chapter 4 • • 3D Sensor Software for Crossbeam Systems X-Series Intrusion Agents on various platforms IMPORTANT! Sourcefire recommends that you manage no more than three 3D Sensors with the DC500 model Defense Center. information is transmitted between the Defense Center and the sensor over a secure. as well as intrusion agents and RNA software on approved platforms. If you apply a policy on a sensor before you begin managing it with a Defense Center. For details on DC500 database limitations see Database Event Limits on page 333. you can see a read-only version of the policy on the Defense Center’s web interface. When you manage a sensor (or a software sensor). Note that the types of events and policies that are sent between the appliances are based on the sensor type.

Using the Defense Center Management Concepts Chapter 4 Similarly. you can see a read-only version of the running policies on the sensor’s web interface. before you set up sensor management. each appliance has its own policies: Version 4. after you set up communications with a Defense Center and apply policies from the Defense Center to your sensor. The following graphics illustrate this process. First.9.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 103 .

read-only versions of running policies (represented by the dotted lines) are available: The appliance where you originally create a policy is the policy’s “owner” and is identified that way if you view the policy on a different appliance. Sourcefire recommends that you use only the Defense Center’s web interface to view events and manage policies for your managed sensors. you must do it on the appliance where the policy was created.com).9. Version 4.Using the Defense Center Management Concepts Chapter 4 Then. If you want to edit a policy. For example.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 104 . The Sample Intrusion Policy that is currently applied to the sensor’s two detection engines was created on the Defense Center (pine. TIP! After you set up management with a Defense Center.example. the following graphic shows the Detection Engine page on a 3D Sensor with IPS. after communications are set up.

Similarly. For example. RNA Software for Red Hat Linux . The following Sourcefire 3D System sensors are software-based: • • • • Intrusion Agents for various platforms . see Managing RNA Software for Red Hat Linux on page 109 3D Sensor Software with RNA for Crossbeam X-Series . the event remains on the sensor that discovered it.9. see Managing Intrusion Agents on page 106 3D5800. Also note that operations you perform on data on one appliance are not transmitted to other appliances. 3D3800. they are automatically shared with managed 3D Sensors with RNA. see Managing 3D Sensor Software with RNA for Crossbeam on page 110 3D Sensor Software with IPS for Crossbeam X-Series . deleting an intrusion event from a sensor does not delete it from the Defense Center. Understanding Software Sensors Requires: DC Several of the sensors you can manage with a Defense Center are softwarebased sensors. if you delete an intrusion event from the Defense Center.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 105 .for more information.for more information. see Managing 3D Sensor Software with IPS for Crossbeam on page 110 • Version 4. A software-based sensor is a software-only installation of Sourcefire 3D System sensor software.for more information. see Managing 3Dx800 Sensors on page 107.for more information.Using the Defense Center Management Concepts Chapter 4 The following user-created data and configurations are retained locally on the sensor and are not shared with the Defense Center: • • • • • • • • • • • user accounts user preferences bookmarks saved searches custom workflows report profiles audit events syslog messages reviewed status for intrusion events (IPS only) contents of the clipboard (IPS only) incidents (IPS only) If you create custom fingerprints on the Defense Center. and 3D9800 sensors .for more information.

These events can then be viewed along with data from 3D Sensors with IPS so you can easily analyze all the intrusion information gathered on your network. IMPORTANT! When using Intrusion Agents registered to Defense Centers configured for high availability and managed by a Master Defense Center.9. Managing Intrusion Agents Requires: DC The Sourcefire Intrusion Agent transmits events generated by open source Snort sensor installations to the Sourcefire Defense Center.Using the Defense Center Management Concepts Chapter 4 Software-based sensors do not have a user interface on the sensor.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 106 . certain aspects of functionality are managed through the operating system or other features on the appliance. You must tune your Snort rules and options manually on the computer where the Intrusion Agent resides. they can only be managed from a Defense Center. In addition. Also. high availability is not supported on Intrusion Agents. For some software-based sensors. register all Intrusion Agents to the primary Defense Center. Version 4. The Defense Center cannot apply intrusion policies to the Intrusion Agent. some of the functionality in the Defense Center interface cannot be used with software-based sensors.

However.Using the Defense Center Management Concepts Chapter 4 See the Supported Features for Intrusion Agents table for more information. because these models do not have a web interface and because configuration and event data cannot be stored on the sensors.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 107 . 3D Sensor 5800. Supported Features for Intrusion Agents Supported through Defense Center • Intrusion event collection and management • Licensing • Reports generated on the Defense Center Supported through CLI and . and 3D Sensor 9800 models (usually referred to as the 3Dx800 sensors) provide many of the features found on other 3D Sensors. Version 4.9.conf files • Process management • Registration of remote manager • Rules tuning Not Supported • Detection engine management • Event storage on sensor • Health policy apply • High availability synchronization • Host Statistics • Interface set management • Intrusion policy apply • Network interface management • Network settings • Performance Statistics • Remote backup and restore • Remote reports • Sensor information management (System Settings) • SEU updates • Software updates • System policy apply • Time settings Managing 3Dx800 Sensors Requires: DC + 3D Sensor Sourcefire 3D Sensor 3800.

9.Using the Defense Center Management Concepts Chapter 4 certain features cannot be used with these sensors. See the Supported Features for 3Dx800 Sensors table for more information.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 108 . Supported Features for 3Dx800 Sensors Supported through Defense Center All 3Dx800 models: • Detection engine management • Health policy apply • High availability synchronization • Host Statistics • Interface set management • Intrusion policy apply (no OPSEC support) • Intrusion event collection and management • Licensing • Performance Statistics (may be underreported because of multiple detection resources) • Process management • Reports generated on the Defense Center • Sensor information management (System Settings) • SEU updates • Software updates • System policy apply • Time settings 3D3800 and 3D5800 only: • Compliance policy apply • RNA and compliance event collection and management • RNA detection policy apply • VDB updates Supported through CLI • Network interface management • Network settings • Registration of remote manager Not Supported • Custom fingerprinting • Event storage on sensor • Remote backup and restore • Remote reports Version 4.

Supported Features for RNA Software for Red Hat Linux Supported through Defense Center • Compliance policy apply • Detection engine management • High availability synchronization • Host Statistics • Interface set management • Licensing • Performance Statistics • Reports generated on the Defense Center • RNA and compliance event collection and management • RNA detection policy apply • Sensor information management (System Settings) • Software updates • VDB updates Supported through CLI • Network interface management • Network settings • Process management • Registration of remote manager • Time settings Not Supported • Custom fingerprinting • Event storage on sensor • Health policy apply • Remote backup and restore • Remote reports • System policy apply Version 4.Using the Defense Center Management Concepts Chapter 4 Managing RNA Software for Red Hat Linux Requires: DC RNA Software for Red Hat Linux provides many of the features found on 3D Sensors with RNA. not all of the features function in the same manner. However.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 109 . See the Supported Features for RNA Software for Red Hat Linux table for more information.9.

9. However. because the Crossbeam sensors do not have a user interface and because configuration and event data cannot be stored on Version 4. not all of the features function in the same manner. See the Supported Features for RNA on Crossbeam table for more information. Supported Features for RNA on Crossbeam Supported through Defense Center Supported through Crossbeam X-Series CLI • Backup and restore • Network interface management • Network settings • Process management • Registration of remote manager • Time settings Not Supported • Compliance policy apply • Detection engine management • High availability synchronization • Host Statistics • Interface set management • Licensing • Performance Statistics • Reports generated on the Defense Center • RNA detection policy apply • RNA and compliance event collection and management • Sensor information management (in System Settings) • Software updates • VDB updates • Custom fingerprinting • Event storage on sensor • Health policy apply • Remote backup and restore • Remote reports • System policy apply Managing 3D Sensor Software with IPS for Crossbeam Requires: DC 3D Sensor Software with IPS for Crossbeam provides many of the features found on 3D Sensors with IPS.Using the Defense Center Management Concepts Chapter 4 Managing 3D Sensor Software with RNA for Crossbeam Requires: DC 3D Sensor Software with RNA for Crossbeam provides many of the features found on 3D Sensors with RNA. However.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 110 .

you can use the Defense Center’s web interface to back up those events from the sensor. you can also perform other sensor-related tasks on the Defense Center. See Performing Sensor Backup with the Defense Center on page 419 for more information. See the Supported Features for IPS on Crossbeam table for more information.Using the Defense Center Management Concepts Chapter 4 the sensors.9. Audit events are stored locally Version 4. certain features cannot be used with this software.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 111 . Running Remote Reports You can create a report profile on the Defense Center and run it remotely using the data on a managed sensor. Supported Features for IPS on Crossbeam Supported through Defense Center Supported through Crossbeam X-Series CLI • Backup and restore • Network interface management • Network settings • Process management • Registration of remote manager • Time settings Not Supported • Detection engine management • High availability synchronization • Host Statistics • Interface set management • Intrusion policy apply • Intrusion event collection and management • Licensing • Performance Statistics • Reports generated on the Defense Center • SEU updates • Sensor information management (in System Settings) • Software updates • Custom fingerprinting • Event storage on sensor • Health policy apply • Remote backup and restore • Remote reports • System policy apply Beyond Policies and Events Requires: DC In addition to applying policies to sensors and receiving events from them. Backing Up a Sensor If you are storing event data on your sensor in addition to sending it to the Defense Center. This is particularly useful if you want to generate a report for the audit events on a managed sensor.

as well as new and updated preprocessors and protocol decoders vulnerability database updates software patches and updates • • You can use the Defense Center to push an update to the sensors it manages and then automatically install the update.company. you can use snort when adding either sensor. user accounts. See Working with Event Reports on page 232 for more information. the two required pieces of common information during registration are the registration key and the unique IP address or the fully qualified domain name of the host. you establish connections between appliances and register the appliances with one another. Using Redundant Defense Centers Requires: DC You can set up two Defense Centers as a high availability pair. use the Defense Center’s fully qualified domain name maple. Typical applications using NAT enable multiple hosts on a private network to use a single public IP address to access the public network.com as its host name. If you establish that communication in an environment with NAT. This ensures redundant functionality in case one of the Defense Centers fails. Events are automatically sent to both Defense Centers. In the example diagram. including: • Security Enhancement Updates (SEUs). When you add an appliance. when you set up the remote office 3D Sensors connections to the home office. Policies. which can contain new and updated intrusion rules. Sourcefire releases updates to the Sourcefire 3D System. For the registration key. and more are shared between the two Defense Centers.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 112 .9.Using the Defense Center Working in NAT Environments Chapter 4 and are not sent to the Defense Center. you do not even need a user account on the sensor to read the resulting report. and run the report. but you can design a report on the Defense Center. Updating Sensors From time to time. select a managed sensor. Working in NAT Environments Requires: Any Network address translation (NAT) is a method of transmitting and receiving network traffic through a router that involves reassigning the source or destination IP address as the traffic passes through the router. If you establish that communication in an environment without NAT. the two required pieces of common information during registration are the registration key and the unique NAT ID. If you set up the report so that it is automatically emailed to you. See Configuring High Availability on page 145 or more information. because the registration key does not have to Version 4.

However. and then use a different unique NAT ID when adding the Miami 3D Sensor. SSL-encrypted communication channel between the Defense Center and the sensor. you set up a two-way. you must use a unique NAT ID when adding the New York 3D Sensor to the Defense Center. it generates events and sends them to the Defense Center using the same channel. You can create the following policies on your Defense Center and apply them to managed sensors: • • • health policies system policies RUA policies Version 4. As the sensor evaluates the traffic.9.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 113 . Each NAT ID has to be unique among all NAT IDs used to register sensors on the Defense Center. Working with Sensors Requires: DC + 3D Sensor When you manage a sensor.Using the Defense Center Working with Sensors Chapter 4 be unique. The Defense Center uses this channel to send information (in the form of policies) to the sensor about how you want to analyze your network traffic.

RNA Software for Red Hat Linux. See Managing System Policies on page 320 for more information. You can create and apply health policies that allow you to monitor the processes and status of your sensors. See Viewing Intrusion Event Statistics in the Analyst Guide and Viewing RNA Event Statistics in the Analyst Guide for more information. 1.Using the Defense Center Working with Sensors Chapter 4 • • RNA detection policies intrusion policies There are several steps to managing a sensor with a Defense Center: The procedure for managing a 3Dx800 sensor differs from the procedure for managing other sensors. See Managing a 3Dx800 Sensor on page 125 for more information. which controls the networks that 3D Sensors with RNA monitor. which control certain appliance-level features on your sensors. and the Intrusion Agents are slightly different. Confirm that you are receiving the events generated by your sensors. with procedures that you need to perform on each side of the communications channel. See What is an RNA Detection Policy? in the Analyst Guide for more information. Begin by setting up a communications channel between the two appliances. Many sensor management tasks are performed on the Sensors page and are described in Understanding the Sensors Page on page 115. • • • 3. Create the appropriate policies on the Defense Center and apply them to the sensor or to the appropriate detection engines on the sensor.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 114 . Version 4. Refer to the configuration guides for those products for more information. RNA detection engines require an RNA detection policy. See Adding Sensors to the Defense Center on page 117 for more information. Note that the system policy applied to the Defense Center controls the types of RNA events that are logged to the database. • IPS detection engines require an intrusion policy that determines which types of attacks 3D Sensor with IPS detect.9. This is a two-step process.) 2. TIP! The process for setting up communications between the Defense Center and other products such as the Crossbeam-based software sensors. (Deleting Sensors on page 121 explains how to remove a sensor from the Defense Center. See Configuring Health Policies on page 489 for more information. See Using Intrusion Policies in the Analyst Guide for more information. You can also create and apply system policies.

you can see which sensors are paired and if you configured the sensor as a master or a slave. You can sort by: • • Group (that is. they are designated in the sensor list by a peer icon. see the Virtual Defense Center and 3D Sensor Installation Guide.Using the Defense Center Working with Sensors Chapter 4 Understanding the Sensors Page Requires: DC + 3D Sensor The Sensors page (Operations > Sensors) provides you with a range of information and options that you can use to manage your sensors (including software-based sensors). sensor model. If you use clustered 3D9900 sensors. The following sections describe some of the features on the Sensors page. You can click the folder icon next to the name of the category to expand and contract the list of sensors. intrusion agents. Version 4.9.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 115 . You can click the name of the health policy to view a read-only version of the policy. and sensor groups. sensor group. the field for a Virtual Sensor count appears above the sensor list on the Sensors page. see Managing Sensor Groups on page 131) Model (that is. the sensor model) Sensor List The first column lists the hostname. Sort-by Drop-Down List Use this drop-down list to sort the Sensors page according to your needs. For details about Virtual 3D Sensors. Virtual Sensor Count When you manage Virtual 3D Sensors from the Defense Center. and software version for each sensor. See Editing Health Policies on page 530 for information about modifying an existing health policy. if one has been applied. When you hover over the peer icon. Health Policy The next column lists the health policy for the sensor. sensor type.

If your network is constrained in bandwidth. If you hover your cursor over the icon. the time. See Managing System Policies on page 320 for more information. The system settings include the storage settings for the sensor. and seconds) since the last contact. Version 4. and access to the processes for stopping and restarting the sensor or its software. See Editing Sensor Groups on page 132 for more information. that indicates the policy was modified after it was applied to the sensor. you can click the Edit icon next to the name of a sensor group to modify the list of sensors that belong to the group. As with the health policy. a pop-up window indicates the amount of time (in hours.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 116 .Using the Defense Center Working with Sensors Chapter 4 System Policy The next column lists the currently applied system policy. minutes. Status Icons The status icons indicate the state of a sensor. Edit and Delete Icons Click the Edit icon next to a sensor if you want to change the sensor’s current system settings. See Editing a Managed Sensor’s System Settings on page 133 for more information. you can click the name of the system policy to view a read-only version. The policy name and the icon for the system policy in the top row highlight a special feature of the Sensors page. If a policy has a different icon and its name is in italics. If the Defense Center has not received a communication from a sensor within the last two minutes. The icon and the name of the policy in the bottom row indicate that the version applied to the sensor is up to date.9. If you sort your Sensors page by sensor group. the remote management configuration. The red exclamation point icon indicates that the Defense Center has not received communications from the sensor in the last three minutes. you can contact technical support to change the default time interval. Note that this is the case for any policy that you create and apply from the Defense Center. The green check mark icon indicates that the sensor and the Defense Center are communicating properly. it sends a two-byte heartbeat packet to establish contact and ensure that the communications channel is still running.

you must make sure that the network settings are configured correctly on the sensor. DNS cache settings. Version 4. IMPORTANT! If you registered a Defense Center and 3D Sensor using IPv4 and want to convert them to IPv6. see Adding Intrusion Agents on page 130 and the Sourcefire Intrusion Agent Configuration Guide. You can also add Intrusion Agents to the Defense Center. which control appliance-level configurations such as database limits. you set up a two-way. it generates events and sends them to the Defense Center using the same channel. which control how protocol decoders and preprocessors are configured and which intrusion rules are enabled health policies. which monitor the health of your managed sensors Note that before you add sensors to a Defense Center. You can create the following policies on your Defense Center and apply them to managed sensors: • • • • system policies. See Deleting Sensors on page 121 for more information. If you sort your Sensors page by sensor group. but you can refer to Configuring Network Settings on page 377 for details.Using the Defense Center Working with Sensors Chapter 4 Click the Delete icon next to a sensor if you no longer want to manage the sensor with the Defense Center. SSL-encrypted communication channel between the Defense Center and the sensor. you must delete and re-register the sensor.9. and custom login banners RNA detection policies. Adding Sensors to the Defense Center Requires: DC + 3D Sensor When you manage a sensor. This is usually completed as part of the installation process.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 117 . which control RNA data-gathering behavior and determine which networks are monitored which detection engines intrusion policies. As the sensor evaluates the traffic. For more information. The Defense Center uses this channel to send information about how you want to analyze your network traffic (in the form of policies) to the sensor. See Deleting Sensor Groups on page 133 for more information. you can click the Delete icon next to the name of a sensor group to remove the sensor group from the Defense Center.

and Unique NAT ID used on the 3D Sensor with Registration Key and Unique NAT ID used on the Defense Center. 2. or on both the Defense Center and the sensor • • TIP! Set up the managed appliance first. Select Operations > System Settings. Refer to Working in NAT Environments on page 112 for more information. To add a sensor to a Defense Center: Access: Admin 1.for a unique alphanumeric ID. Three fields are provided for setting up communications between appliances: • • • Management Host .Using the Defense Center Working with Sensors Chapter 4 To add a sensor.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 118 . and Unique NAT ID used on the Defense Center. Registration Key. Valid combinations include: • • • IMPORTANT! The Management Host or Host field (hostname or IP address) must be used on at least one of the appliances. Unique NAT ID .for registration key. Version 4. Management Host. Log into the web interface of the sensor you want to add. you need: • the sensor’s IP address or hostname (in the connection context “hostname” is the fully qualified domain name or the name that resolves through the local DNS to a valid IP address) the Defense Center’s IP address or hostname to decide if you want to store the events generated by the sensor only on the Defense Center. Registration Key. You must begin the procedure for setting up the management relationship between a Defense Center and a sensor on the sensor. Registration Key .9. Management Host and Registration Key used on both appliances Registration Key and Unique NAT ID used on the 3D Sensor with Host. The Information page appears.for the hostname or IP address.

Version 4. type the one-time use registration key that you want to use to set up a communications channel between the sensor and the Defense Center. Click Remote Management. in the Unique NAT ID field. In the Management Host field.Using the Defense Center Working with Sensors Chapter 4 3. Optionally. TIP! You can leave the Management Host field empty if the management host does not have a routable address. In that case. the Pending Registration status appears. type the IP address or the host name of the Defense Center that you want to use to manage the sensor. Click Save. 6. type a unique alphanumeric ID that you want to use to identify the sensor.9. The Add Remote Management page appears. use both the Registration Key and the Unique NAT ID fields.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 119 . Click Add Manager. The Remote Management page appears. 4. 8. In the Registration Key field. WARNING! Make sure you use hostnames rather than IP addresses if your network uses DHCP to assign IP addresses. After the sensor confirms communication with the Defense Center. 5. 7.

By default.Using the Defense Center Working with Sensors Chapter 4 9. and select Operations > Sensors. You can prevent packet data from leaving a sensor by enabling the Prohibit Packet Transfer to the Defense Center check box. IMPORTANT! Software-based sensors such as the 3D Sensor Software for Crossbeam cannot store data locally. The Add New Sensor page appears. The Sensors page appears. WARNING! Make sure you use hostnames rather than IP addresses if your network uses DHCP to assign IP addresses. You must store events on the Defense Center. 14. enter the same registration key that you used in step 6. If you used a NAT ID in step 7. 15. packet data is not retained. Version 4. 10.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 120 . enter the same ID in the Unique NAT ID (optional) field. In the Registration Key field. Click New Sensor. Log into the Defense Center’s web interface using a user account with Admin access. 12. 11. Type the IP address or the hostname of the sensor you want to add in the Host field. Packet data is often important for forensic analysis. data is stored only on the Defense Center and not on the sensor. For more information on supported functionality for software-based sensors.9. You can store data on both the Defense Center and the sensor by clearing the Store Events and Packets Only on the Defense Center check box. IMPORTANT! If you elect to prohibit sending packets and you do not store events on the 3D Sensor. 13. see Understanding Software Sensors on page 105.

It can take up to two minutes for the Defense Center to verify the sensor’s heartbeat and establish communication. The Sensors page appears. For more information about groups. Click Add. IMPORTANT! In some high availability deployments where network address translation is used. To delete a sensor from the Defense Center: Access: Admin 1. you should delete the managed sensor from the Defense Center and then re-add it rather than try to delete the non-communicative detection engine. You can view the sensor’s status on the Sensors page (Operations > Sensors). see Managing Sensor Groups on page 131. Communication between the sensor and the Defense Center is discontinued and the sensor is deleted from the Sensors page. select the group from the Add to Group list. This interval ensures that the high availability pair re-synchronizes so that both Defense Centers recognize the deletion. if the sensor is down or the network interface card is damaged). Click Delete next to the sensor you want to delete. To keep the sensor from trying to reconnect to the Defense Center. TIP! If you can no longer communicate with a detection engine on a managed sensor (for example. The sensor is added to the Defense Center. IMPORTANT! If you delete a sensor from a Defense Center configured in a high availability pair and intend to re-add it. Version 4. you should also delete the manager on the sensor. Sourcefire recommends that you wait at least five minutes before re-adding it. you must re-add it to the Defense Center. To add the sensor to a group. 2. 17.Using the Defense Center Working with Sensors Chapter 4 16. Contact technical support for more information.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 121 . If you do not wait five minutes. Deleting Sensors Requires: DC + 3D Sensor If you no longer want to manage a sensor. To manage the sensor again at a later date. Log into the Defense Center web interface and select Operations > Sensors. you may need to use the Add Manager feature a second time to add the secondary Defense Center. it may take more than one synchronization cycle to add the sensor to both Defense Centers. Deleting a sensor severs all communication between the Defense Center and the sensor.9. you can delete it from the Defense Center.

Using the Defense Center Working with Sensors Chapter 4 3. The procedures for resetting management on the 3Dx800 sensors and on Crossbeam-based software sensors differ from the procedure for other sensors. you must also reset management before adding the sensor to another Defense Center. Select Operations > System Settings. The Information page appears. you can disable the manager on the sensor. The Remote Management page appears. If you want to manage a sensor with a different Defense Center. TIP! To temporarily disable communications between appliances without having to reset management. see the Sourcefire 3D Sensor Software for X-Series Installation Guide. The manager is removed. see Resetting Communications on the 3Dx800 on page 128. Log into the web interface of the Defense Center where you want to reset communications. you can reset management of the sensor. Resetting Management of a Sensor Requires: DC + 3D Sensor If communications fail between the Defense Center and one of your sensors. You must first delete the manager on the sensor and delete the sensor on the Defense Center. see Managing Communication on a Managed Sensor on page 138. Click Delete next to the Defense Center where you want to reset management. Select Operations > Sensors. log into the web interface of the sensor you want to delete. Using a user account with Admin access. time management. If the sensor has a system policy that causes it to receive time from the Defense Center via NTP the sensor reverts to local . For more information. The Sensors page appears. You can then re-add the manager on the sensor and then add the sensor to a Defense Center. 6.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 122 . 2. Version 4. For more information on resetting management on a 3Dx800 sensor.9. Click Remote Management. To reset management: Access: Admin 1. 4. 5. For more information on resetting management on a Crossbeam-based software sensor.

3. type the one-time use registration key that you want to use to set up a communications channel between the sensor and the Defense Center. Click Delete next to the sensor you want to delete. Click Delete next to the Defense Center where you want to reset management. To re-add the sensor to the Defense Center: Access: Admin 1.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 123 .9. In that case. The Add Remote Management page appears. Log into the web interface of the sensor where you want to reset communications. In the Registration Key field. If you attempt to delete management on the sensor while it is communicating with the Defense Center you will receive an error similar to: Delete failed. You can leave the Management Host field empty if the management host does not have a routable address. In the Management Host field. Select Operations > System Settings. To delete management on the sensor: Access: Admin 1. Version 4. you can delete the management on the sensor. type the IP address or the host name of the Defense Center that you want to use to manage the sensor. 4.Using the Defense Center Working with Sensors Chapter 4 3. You must delete the appliance from its manager. If your sensor is no longer communicating with the Defense Center. Log into the web interface of the sensor where you want to reset communications and click Add Manager. Click Remote Management. 3. use both the Registration Key and the Unique NAT ID fields. 2. The Information page appears. Communication between the sensor and the Defense Center is discontinued and the sensor is deleted from the Sensors page. The Remote Management page appears. The manager is removed. maple. WARNING! Make sure you use hostnames rather than IP addresses if your network uses DHCP to assign IP addresses.example. 2.com.

Log into the Defense Center’s web interface using a user account with Admin access. WARNING! Make sure you use hostnames rather than IP addresses if your network uses DHCP to assign IP addresses. 10. Type the IP address or the hostname of the sensor you want to add in the Host field. Packet data is often important for forensic analysis. and select Operations > Sensors. You can prevent packet data from leaving a sensor by checking the Prohibit Packet Transfer to the Defense Center check box. In the Registration Key field. 12. 8. 9. type the same value in the Unique NAT ID field.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 124 . By default. data is stored only on the Defense Center and not on the sensor.9. type a unique ID that you want to use to identify the sensor. If you elect to prohibit sending packets and you do not store events on the 3D Sensor. After the sensor confirms communication with the Defense Center. If you used a unique NAT ID in step 4. Click Save. 7. in the Unique NAT ID field. the Pending Registration status appears. Optionally. Click New Sensor. The Add New Sensor page appears.Using the Defense Center Working with Sensors Chapter 4 4. 5. Version 4. The Sensors page appears. 11. 6. type the same one-time use registration key that you used in step 3. packet data is not retained. You can store data on both the Defense Center and the sensor by clearing the Store Events and Packets Only on the Defense Center check box.

To manage a 3Dx800 sensor with a Defense Center: Access: Admin 1. This procedure assumes that you have completed the setup steps described in the sensor’s Installation Guide. Click Add. 3D Sensor 5800. and 3D Sensor 9800 (usually called the 3Dx800 sensors) do not have their own web interfaces. sensor. you may need to use the Add Manager feature a second time to add the secondary Defense Center. Log into the 3D Sensor using the admin account.9. For more information about groups. see Managing Sensor Groups on page 131. The CLI prompt appears.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 125 .Using the Defense Center Working with Sensors Chapter 4 13. select the group from the Add to Group list. The sensor is added to the Defense Center. In some high availability deployments where network address translation is used.domain [admin] Version 4. 14. Contact technical support for more information. To add the sensor to a group. It can take up to two minutes for the Defense Center to verify the sensor’s heartbeat and establish communication. You can view the sensor’s status on the Sensors page (Operations > Sensors). Managing a 3Dx800 Sensor Requires: DC + 3D Sensor Because the Sourcefire 3D Sensor 3800. you must add them to a Defense Center as managed sensors so that you can perform procedures such as: • • • • creating and applying intrusion and RNA detection policies viewing events generating reports uploading and installing software updates The following sections explain how to manage 3Dx800 sensors with a Defense Center: • • • Managing 3Dx800 Sensors with a Defense Center on page 125 Deleting a 3Dx800 Sensor from the Defense Center on page 127 Resetting Communications on the 3Dx800 on page 128 Managing 3Dx800 Sensors with a Defense Center Requires: DC + 3D Sensor Setting up communications between a 3Dx800 sensor and a Defense Center is a two-step process that involves setting up the sensor and then adding the sensor to the Defense Center.

you must change it on the 3Dx800 also: [admin:sensor] set management port port_number where port_number is the same port number you used on the Defense Center.Using the Defense Center Working with Sensors Chapter 4 2. See Resetting Communications on the 3Dx800 on page 128 for information about deleting the sensor from the other Defense Center and preparing it for new management. The Sensors page appears.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 126 . 5. Select Operations > Sensors. enter the following command: [admin:sensor] set management enable ip_address reg_key where ip_address is the IP address of the Defense Center and reg_key is a unique single-use alphanumeric registration key. • If you are deploying your sensor in a network that does use network address translation. The NAT ID together with the registration key must uniquely identify the communications channel between the sensor and the Defense Center. 4. the sensor may be managed by another Defense Center. If you changed the management port on the Defense Center. Use the following command to exit the CLI and return to the login prompt: [admin:sensor] exit 7. In either case. a message appears indicating that remote management is enabled. enter the following command: [admin:sensor] set management enable NONE reg_key nat_id where NONE is a placeholder for the unresolvable IP address of the Defense Center. Use one of the following commands to enable management on the 3D Sensor: • If you are deploying your sensor in a network that does not use network address translation. log into the web interface of the Defense Center where you want to add the sensor. Version 4. Using a user account with Admin access. 8. Enter the following at the CLI prompt: [admin] configure sensor 3. The IP address and registration key pair must uniquely identify the communications channel between the sensor and the Defense Center. 6.9. reg_key is a unique single-use alphanumeric registration key. and nat_id is a unique alphanumeric string. Use the following command to determine whether remote management is already enabled: [admin:sensor] show management If management is already enabled.

It can take up to two minutes for the Defense Center to verify the sensor’s heartbeat and establish communication. type the same value in the Unique NAT ID field. you must complete a two-step process to disable remote management and then delete it from the Defense Center.Using the Defense Center Working with Sensors Chapter 4 9. Version 4. Deleting a 3Dx800 Sensor from the Defense Center Requires: DC + 3D Sensor If you want to delete a 3Dx800 sensor from a Defense Center (for example. The Add New Sensor page appears. To add the sensor to a group. is not retained anywhere. If you prohibit sending packets to the Defense Center. to manage it with a different Defense Center). which is often important for forensic analysis. type the same one-time use registration key that you used on the sensor. 13. 11.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 127 . The 3Dx800 is added to the Defense Center. make sure the Store Events and Packets Only on the Defense Center check box is selected. type the IP address or the hostname of the sensor you want to add. 10. Click Add. For more information about groups. 15.9. IMPORTANT! Because 3Dx800 sensors do not have any local storage for events. select the name of the group from the Add to Group list. If you used a NAT ID in step 4. In the Host field. In the Registration Key field. packet data. 14. see Managing Sensor Groups on page 131. Click New Sensor. 12. You can prevent packet data from leaving a sensor by checking the Prohibit Packet Transfer to the Defense Center check box.

The CLI prompt appears. 3.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 128 . On the sensor. The Sensors page appears. The sensor is deleted. For more information. 4. access the command prompt and use the admin account to log in. Select Operations > Sensors. Enter the following command to exit the CLI and return to the login prompt: [admin:sensor] exit To add the sensor to either the same or a different Defense Center. Enter the following command to disable remote management: [admin:sensor] set management disable A message appears indicating that remote management is disabled. access the command prompt and use the admin account to log in. you can manually reset communications on the sensor.domain [admin] 5. sensor. 3. 6. Log into the web interface of the Defense Center that manages the sensor. Click Delete next to the sensor you want to delete. see the next section. Select Operations > Sensors. Resetting Communications on the 3Dx800 Requires: DC + 3D Sensor If communication fails between a 3Dx800 sensor and the Defense Center that manages it. 4.Using the Defense Center Working with Sensors Chapter 4 To delete a 3Dx800 sensor from a Defense Center: Access: Admin 1. Version 4. To reset communications between the sensor and the Defense Center: Access: Admin 1. Click Delete next to the sensor that is no longer communicating with the Defense Center.domain [admin] 2. Log into the web interface of the Defense Center where you want to delete the sensor.9. The Sensors page appears. On the sensor. The CLI prompt appears. you must re-enable remote management and then add the sensor to the Defense Center. 7. Enter the following at the CLI prompt: [admin] configure sensor 2. sensor. The sensor is deleted. Resetting Communications on the 3Dx800.

10. 8. Click Add.Using the Defense Center Working with Sensors Chapter 4 5. remote management is enabled again. • If your sensor is in a network that does use network address translation. • If your sensor is in a network that does not use network address translation. In either case.9. In the Host field. enter the following command: [admin:sensor] set management enable NONE reg_key nat_id where NONE is a placeholder for the unresolvable IP address of the Defense Center. 7. 11. Enter the following command to exit the CLI and return to the login prompt: [admin:sensor] exit 9. On the Defense Center’s Sensors page. re-add the sensor by clicking New Sensor. The Sensors page appears. Enter the following command to disable remote management: [admin:sensor] set management disable Remote management is disabled.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 129 . Communications are restarted and the sensor is re-added to the Defense Center. The IP address and registration key pair must uniquely identify the communications channel between the sensor and the Defense Center. type the IP address or hostname of the sensor and make sure the Store Events and Packets Only on the Defense Center check box is selected. reg_key is a unique single-use alphanumeric registration key. The NAT ID together with the registration key must uniquely identify the communications channel between the sensor and the Defense Center. Version 4. Use one of the following commands to enable remote management. Enter the following at the CLI prompt: [admin] configure sensor 6. enter the following command: [admin:sensor] set management enable ip_address reg_key where ip_address is the IP address of the Defense Center and reg_key is a unique single-use alphanumeric registration key. and nat_id is a unique alphanumeric string.

event view pages. you should the IP address that the Defense Center will “see” when the Intrusion Agent attempts to communicate with it. The Agent Administration page appears. 6.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 130 .Intrusion Agent Page on page 130. type an identifying name for the agent.Intrusion Agent Page Requires: DC + Intrusion Agent The Sensor Attributes page for Intrusion Agents allows you to view basic information about the Intrusion Agent and allows you to download authentication credentials. The Intrusion Agent is added and the page reloads. that is. In the Hostname or IP Address field. and reports. This is the name that the Defense Center uses to identify the Intrusion Agent. enter the IP address granted by the NAT device. displaying a link that allows you to download authentication credentials. It will appear on the event summary. see the Sourcefire Intrusion Agent Configuration Guide. To download authentication credentials. In the Name Of Agent field.9. Access the Defense Center web interface and select Operations > Sensors. Click Download Auth Credentials and save them for later use on the Intrusion Agent. WARNING! If your Intrusion Agent sensor resides behind a NAT device. you copy this file to the Intrusion Agent appliance to allow the Intrusion Agent to authenticate with the Defense Center. Version 4. Sensor Attributes . To add an Intrusion Agent: Access: Admin 1. The Managed Sensors page appears. For information on the requirements for the intrusion agent side of the connection. register all Intrusion Agents to the primary Defense Center. type the Intrusion Agent’s host name (if DNS resolution is enabled on the Defense Center) or IP address. 3. 4. see Sensor Attributes . Click New Agent. 2. IMPORTANT! When using Intrusion Agents registered to Defense Centers configured for high availability and managed by a Master Defense Center.Using the Defense Center Working with Sensors Chapter 4 Adding Intrusion Agents Requires: DC + Intrusion Agent The Add Agent page allows you to add an Intrusion Agent. During configuration. Click Add Agent. 5.

Deleting Sensor Groups on page 133 explains how to delete a sensor group.Using the Defense Center Managing Sensor Groups Chapter 4 Authentication credentials are unique to each Intrusion Agent appliance and Defense Center and cannot be copied from one appliance to another. see Managing Appliance Groups on page 179. Managing Sensor Groups Requires: DC + 3D Sensor The Defense Center allows you to group sensors so that you can easily apply policies and install updates on multiple sensors. 2. For information about Defense Center groups. Version 4. select Operations > Sensors. 3.9. Editing Sensor Groups on page 132 explains how to modify the list of sensors in a sensor group. The Managed Sensors page appears. Access the Defense Center web interface and select Operations > Sensors. On the Defense Center. Click Download Credential File. Click Edit next to the Intrusion Agent.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 131 . See the following sections for more information: • • • Creating Sensor Groups on page 131 explains how to create a sensor group on the Defense Center. see the Sourcefire Intrusion Agent Configuration Guide. and update multiple sensors with new software updates at the same time. You are prompted to download the credentials to your local computer. The Sensors page appears. The System Settings page for the Intrusion Agent appears. To create a sensor group and add sensors to it: Access: Admin 1. For more information about copying the credentials. To download authentication credentials from the Sensor Attributes page: Access: Admin 1. Creating Sensor Groups Requires: DC + 3D Sensor Grouping managed sensors allows you to configure multiple sensors with a single system or health policy.

Moving a sensor to a new group does not change its policy to the policy previously applied to the group. The Sensor Group Edit page appears. In the Group Name field. To add sensors to the group. The Sensors page appears. Click Save.Using the Defense Center Managing Sensor Groups Chapter 4 2.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 132 . 3. you must apply a new policy to the sensor or sensor group. Click Create New Sensor Group. The Create Sensor Group page appears. 4. Select the IP addresses or hostnames of the sensors you want to add from the Available Sensors list and click the arrow to move them into sensor group. The sensors are added to the group. return to the Sensors page (Operations > Sensors) and click Edit next to the name of the sensor group. 7. To change the sensor’s policy. select Operations > Sensors. Editing Sensor Groups Requires: DC + 3D Sensor You can change the set of sensors that reside in any sensor group.9. The group is added. On the Defense Center. See Applying an Intrusion Policy in the Analyst Guide for details. 6. 5. To edit a sensor group: Access: Admin 1. Click Save. TIP! You must remove a sensor from its current group before you can add it to a new group. type the name of the group you want to create. Version 4.

The Sensor Group Edit page appears.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 133 . select it from the list in the group you are editing and click the arrow pointing to the Available Sensors list. To delete a sensor group: Access: Admin 1. 4. • • To add a sensor to the group. Select the sensor you want to move and click the arrow to add or remove it from the group. Select Operations > Sensors. Click Edit next to the sensor group you want to edit. When you Version 4. On an unmanaged sensor you can use the sensor’s web interface to modify the settings as needed. the sensors are moved to Ungrouped on the Sensors page. Click Done. Click Delete next to the group you want to delete. They are not deleted from the Defense Center.Using the Defense Center Editing a Managed Sensor’s System Settings Chapter 4 2. 3. The Sensors page appears. select it from the Available Sensors list and click the arrow pointing toward the group you are editing. Editing a Managed Sensor’s System Settings Requires: DC or 3D Sensor Each sensor has a number of system settings. To remove a sensor from a group.9. Deleting Sensor Groups Requires: DC + 3D Sensor If you delete a group that contains sensors. 2.

you can modify their system settings through the Defense Center’s web interface.Using the Defense Center Editing a Managed Sensor’s System Settings Chapter 4 manage one or more sensors with a Defense Center. see Viewing a Sensor’s Information Page on page 135. 3. IMPORTANT! You cannot edit the network settings or add a license file to a sensor through the Defense Center’s web interface. For more information.9. modify the default settings for each network interface on the managed sensor. To edit the system settings for a managed sensor: Access: Admin 1. you can: • • view detailed information about the sensor. WARNING! Do not modify the settings for the management interface unless you have physical access to the appliance. • reboot or restart the processes on the managed sensor. On the Defense Center. It is possible to select a setting that makes it difficult to access the web interface. Version 4. Click Edit next to the name of the sensor where you want to edit the system settings. For more information. From the System Settings page. For more information. see Editing Network Interface Configurations on page 380. The Appliance page appears and includes a list of links on the left side of the page that you can use to navigate between pages. The Sensors page appears. See Configuring System Settings on page 360 for more information about system settings. select Operations > Sensors. You must perform those tasks on the sensor’s web interface (generally before you begin to manage the sensor with the Defense Center). see Stopping and Restarting a Managed Sensor on page 137.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 134 . 2.

See Editing Settings for a Managed Defense Center on page 175. When you view the Information page for a managed Defense Center from the Master Defense Center’s web interface. The model name for the managed sensor. For more information. The version of the operating system currently running on the managed sensor.9. Sensor Information Field Name Description The assigned name for the managed sensor.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 135 . Product Model Software Version Store Events Only on Defense Center Prohibit Packet Transfer to the Defense Center Operating System Operating System Version VDB Version IPv4 Address Version 4. see Managing Communication on a Managed Sensor on page 138. The IPv4 address of the managed sensor. Clear this check box to allow packet data to be stored on the DC with events. Clear this check box to store event data on both appliances. The version of the software currently installed on the managed sensor.Using the Defense Center Editing a Managed Sensor’s System Settings Chapter 4 • manage communications between the sensor and the Defense Center. The operating system currently running on the managed sensor. Enable this check box to store event data on the Defense Center. see Blacklisting a Health Policy Module on page 537. but not the managed sensor. • • Viewing a Sensor’s Information Page Requires: DC or 3D Sensor The Information page for a managed sensor includes the fields described in the Sensor Information table. not the hostname. manage time settings on the managed sensor. For more information. blacklist individual health policy modules on the managed sensor. The version level of the vulnerability database currently loaded on the managed sensor. the fields are slightly different. Note that is the name of the sensor in the Defense Center web interface. For more information. see Setting the Time on a Managed Sensor on page 139. Enable this check box to prevent the managed sensor from sending packet data with the events.

This number can be important for troubleshooting. You can click Refresh to update the Status icon and its accompanying pop-up message. minutes. If you hover your cursor over the icon. and seconds) since the sensor communicated with the Defense Center. • The name of the current system policy is listed under System. Select Operations > Sensors.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 136 . a pop-up message indicates how long it has been (in hours. Status An icon showing the current status of the managed sensor. Version 4. if you applied one from the Defense Center that manages the sensor. If a policy has been updated since it was last applied. the name of the policy appears in italics. Model Number Current Group The model number for the sensor. if any. The Sensors page appears. The sensor group that the sensor belongs to. • The name of the current health policy is listed under Health.Using the Defense Center Editing a Managed Sensor’s System Settings Chapter 4 Sensor Information (Continued) Field IPv6 Address Current Policies Description The IPv6 address of the managed sensor. See Creating Sensor Groups on page 131 for more information.9. To edit a managed sensor’s settings: Access: Admin 1. The appliance-level policies currently applied to the managed sensor.

Stopping and Restarting a Managed Sensor Requires: DC For 3D Sensors.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 137 . you can reboot or restart the processes on a managed sensor using the Defense Center’s web interface.Using the Defense Center Editing a Managed Sensor’s System Settings Chapter 4 2. See the Sensor Information table on page 135 for a description of each field.9. The Information page for that sensor appears. You must use the command line interface (CLI) to manage processes on Crossbeam-based software sensors. RNA Software for Red Hat Linux. Version 4. The updated sensor attributes are saved. 4. Click Edit next to the name of the sensor whose system settings you want to edit. You can edit the following: • • • the sensor’s hostname where events generated by the sensor are stored the group in which the sensor resides WARNING! Sensor host names must be made up of a combination of alphanumeric characters and should not be made up of numeric characters only. and Intrusion Agents. 3. Click Save. Change the sensor’s attributes as needed.

The Sensors page appears. To disable communications between the Defense Center and the sensor: Access: Admin 1. 3. If you want to reboot the sensor. and Intrusion Agents. click Run Command next to Shutdown Appliance. Select Operations > Sensors.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 138 . the process shuts down the operating system on the appliance. Crossbeam-based software sensors. 2. Click Process in the list to the left of the page. but does not physically shut off power. RNA Software for Red Hat Linux. you can manage communications between a managed sensor and the Defense Center managing it using the Defense Center’s web interface. If you want to restart the software processes on the sensor.Using the Defense Center Editing a Managed Sensor’s System Settings Chapter 4 To shut down or restart a managed sensor: Access: Admin 1. click Run Command next to Restart Detection Engines. 4. The Information page for that sensor appears. click Run Command next to Restart Appliance Console. You must use the command line interface (CLI) to manage communication on 3Dx800 sensors. Click Edit next to the name of the sensor that you want to restart. you must press the power button on the appliance. The Sensors page appears. click Run Command next to Reboot Appliance. Managing Communication on a Managed Sensor Requires: DC + 3D Sensor For most 3D Sensors. The Process page appears for your managed sensor. To shut off power. WARNING! If you shut down the appliance.9. Version 4. Select Operations > Sensors. Specify what command you want to perform: • • • • If you want to shut down the sensor. If you want to restart the Snort and RNA processes.

Click Edit next to the name of the sensor that you want to manage. For 3D Sensors. 4. You cannot manage time settings on Intrusion Agents. The Sensors page appears. However. Version 4. if the system policy applied to the managed sensor allows you to set the time manually. Click Remote Management in the list to the left of the page. Setting the Time on a Managed Sensor Requires: DC or 3D Sensor If your managed sensor is receiving its time from an NTP server. Communications between the two appliances are interrupted. The Information page for that sensor appears.9. 2. then you can change it as part of the system settings.Using the Defense Center Editing a Managed Sensor’s System Settings Chapter 4 2. The Remote Management page appears. Click Edit next to the name of the sensor where you want to set the time. Select Operations > Sensors. you can manage time settings on a managed sensor using the Defense Center’s web interface. click Enable.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 139 . The Information page for that sensor appears. To set the time for a managed sensor: Access: Admin 1. See the NTP Status table on page 390 for a description of the values you are likely to see for a sensor that is synchronized with an NTP server. which is the recommended setting for a managed sensor and its Defense Center. You must use the command line interface (CLI) to manage time settings on Crossbeam-based software sensors and RNA Software for Red Hat Linux. Click Disable next to the name of the sensor. 3. then you cannot change the time manually. For information about editing the remote management communications from a sensor see Configuring Remote Access to the Defense Center on page 386. TIP! To enable communications between the two appliances again.

The Time page appears showing the current time.Using the Defense Center Managing a Clustered Pair Chapter 4 3. Version 4. shared configuration. Click Apply. Click Time in the list to the left of the page. You connect the master to the network segment you wish to analyze. When you establish a clustered pair configuration.9. In other words. When you connect the two 3D9900 sensors you determine which is the master. Changing the time zone with this option is equivalent to changing the time zone using the Time Zone Settings option in the user preferences. Select your time zone and click Save and. this time zone option changes the time setting your user account uses on the Defense Center web interface. This setting does not affect the time zone setting on the managed sensor. you combine the 3D9900 sensors resources into a single.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 140 . The time is updated. Managing a Clustered Pair Requires: DC + 3D9900 You can increase the amount of traffic inspected on a network segment by connecting two fiber-based 3D9900 sensors in a clustered pair. after the time zone setting is saved. 7. click the time zone link located next to the date and time. click Close to close the pop-up window. 6. 4. From the Set Time drop-down lists. use a Defense Center to establish the clustered pair relationship between the two sensors and manage their joint resources. select the following: • • • • • year month day hour minute 5. If you want to change the time zone. A pop-up window appears. After you do the cabling.

The following diagram shows interfaces on the master and slave sensors. interface set. For information about the connections between the master and slave 3D9900 sensors.Using the Defense Center Managing a Clustered Pair Chapter 4 After you establish the relationship between the two sensors. Cluster Interconnect Master Interface ethb2 RX ethb2 TX Slave Interface ethb0 TX ethb0 RX Version 4.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 141 . and local management is blocked on the shared portion of the clustered pair.9. shared detection configuration. see: • • • Using Detection Engines on Clustered 3D Sensors on page 228 Understanding Interface Sets on Clustered 3D Sensors on page 229 Managing Information from a Clustered 3D Sensor on page 230 The Defense Center manages the clustered pair. they act like two separate sensors with a single. and data from a clustered pair. For information on the detection engines. see the Cluster Interconnect table.

IMPORTANT! If you apply an RNA detection policy to the RNA detection engines on two different 3D9900 sensors and then establish clustering with those two sensors. You determine the master/slave designation by the way you cable the pair. see the Sourcefire 3D Sensor Installation Guide.Using the Defense Center Managing a Clustered Pair Chapter 4 Cluster Interconnect Master Interface ethb3 RX ethb3 TX Slave Interface ethb1 TX ethb1 RX You connect the master to the network and the slave to the master. you cannot change which sensor is the master or slave unless you break and reestablish the relationship using the Defense Center.8.9. Before you begin. IMPORTANT! You cannot connect the slave’s ethb2 and ethb3 pair when you establish the clustered pairing. Version 4. For more information about cabling. Connect the master’s ethb2 and ethb3 pair to the slave’s ethb0 and ethb1 pair as shown in the Cluster Interconnect table. you must edit and reapply your detection policy after you establish clustering. For more information. After you establish the master/slave relationship. After you establish the relationship. see: • • Establishing a Clustered Pair on page 142 Separating a Clustered Pair on page 144 Establishing a Clustered Pair Requires: DC + 3D9900 You can group two fiber-based 3D9900 sensors in a clustered pair to increase throughput.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 142 .6 or later loaded on your 3D9900 and Defense Center cable the units properly prior to designating the master/slave relationship Connect the master’s ethb0 and ethb1 pair to the network. the detection engines and interface set are combined on the two sensors. you must: • • • decide which unit will be the master have SEU 2.

3. instead of the 3D9900 sensors. the following message is displayed. In the Clustering field. For example. you cannot perform the next series of steps. select the sensor you want to form a cluster with. The System Settings page appears and there is a Clustering field at the bottom.com. If you attempt to manage the combined detection engines and interface set on the paired 3D9900 sensors.example. They are managed from the Defense Center. Version 4. if the other member of your pair is birch.com.9. The Sensor page appears. Select Operations > Sensors on your Defense Center. Clustering is established and a confirmation message appears. To establish 3D9900 clustered pairing: Access: Admin 1.Using the Defense Center Managing a Clustered Pair Chapter 4 There is one detection engine and interface set shared over the paired 3D9900 sensors.example. select Clustered with birch. TIP! If you edit a 3D9900 that is not cabled as the master. The Click Edit next to the 3D9900 sensor that you cabled for master operation. 2.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 143 . under status.

Using the Defense Center Managing a Clustered Pair Chapter 4 4. detection engines) from the slave. If the system determines that the cabling is correct. To separate a 3D9900 clustered pair: Access: Admin 1. Review the confirmation message and confirm the correct the Master/Slave pairing. Select Operations > Sensors on your Defense Center. IMPORTANT! While system verifies the cabling configuration. the sensing traffic is interrupted. you can use the Defense Center to break the cluster. Click OK to confirm the Master/Slave pairing. 2. The 3D9900 sensors separate and the confirmation message disappears. the field reads: Status Clustered and Role Slave • 3D9900 clustering is established. the field reads: Status Clustered sensor_name. 6. The System Settings page appears with the Clustering field at the bottom. Select Break Cluster in the Clustering field. The Sensor page appears. For example: 4. Note the Master/Slave pairing and click OK to confirm the Master/Slave that you want to separate the clustered pair. Separating a Clustered Pair Requires: DC + 3D9900 If you no longer need to use the two 3D9900 sensors as a clustered pair. 5. 5. Use the managing Defense Center to establish the cluster’s detection configurations for the interface set and detection engines. 3. • On the master. Click Edit next to the 3D9900 sensor that you designated as the maser sensor when you connected the pair’s cables. After clustering is established. Version 4. where sensor_name is the name of the sensor you designated as the slave in step 3 and Role Master.9. it removes detection configurations (interface sets. Review the confirmation message. On the slave.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 144 . verify that the Clustering field changes to indicate the correct state. Click Save.

1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 145 . RNA events. If one Defense Center fails. Restarting Communication between Paired Defense Centers on page 154 explains how to restart communications between linked Defense Centers. WARNING! Sourcefire recommends that you change configurations only on the primary Defense Center and that you keep your secondary Defense Center as a backup. and compliance events without interruption using the second Defense Center. Setting Up High Availability on page 150 explains how to specify primary and secondary Defense Centers. Pausing Communication between Paired Defense Centers on page 154 explains how to pause communications between linked Defense Centers. • • • • • • • Using High Availability on page 145 list the items that are and are not duplicated when you implement high availability. See the following sections for more information about setting up high availability.Using the Defense Center Configuring High Availability Chapter 4 Configuring High Availability Requires: DC To ensure the continuity of operations. Disabling High Availability and Unregistering Sensors on page 153 explains how to permanently remove the link between linked Defense Centers. Event data streams from managed sensors to both Defense Centers and certain configuration elements are maintained on both Defense Centers. do not attempt to set up high availability between a Defense Center 1000 and a Defense Center 3000. The DC500 model of the Defense Center and the Virtual Defense Center do not support high availability.9. Monitoring the High Availability Status on page 152 explains how to check the status of your linked Defense Centers. Sourcefire strongly recommends that both Defense Centers in an HA pair be the same model. the high availability feature allows you to designate redundant Defense Centers to manage 3D Sensors. That is. Version 4. Guidelines for Implementing High Availability on page 149 outlines some guidelines you must follow if you want to implement high availability. Using High Availability Requires: DC The DC1000 and DC3000 models of the Defense Center support high availability configurations. you can monitor your network for intrusion events. RUA events.

see Sensor Configurations and User Information on page 146 health and system policies shared in a high availability pair. Also. if you have any user accounts with the same name on both Defense Centers. make sure you register all intrusion agents to the primary Defense Center. • • RNA detection policies RNA custom service detectors Version 4. • • • • • • • • • • custom dashboards authentication objects for Sourcefire 3D System user accounts custom workflows custom tables sensor attributes.Using the Defense Center Configuring High Availability Chapter 4 For more information on: • • • • sensor attributes and user information shared in a high availability pair. where events generated by the sensor are stored. such as the sensor’s host name.9. see Health and System Policies on page 147 feature license operation in a high availability pair. and RUA detection engines intrusion policies and their associated rule states local rules custom intrusion rule classifications variable values and user-defined variables IMPORTANT! If your deployment includes intrusion agents and you are also using a Master Defense Center to manage your linked Defense Centers. RNA. see Understanding High Availability on page 148 Sensor Configurations and User Information Requires: DC Defense Centers in a high availability pair (also called an HA pair) share the following sensor attributes and user information: • user account attributes and authentication configurations WARNING! Before you establish a high availability. make sure you remove duplicate user accounts from one of the Defense Centers.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 146 . you must make sure that the admin account uses the same password on both Defense Centers. and the group in which the sensor resides intrusion. because both Defense Centers must have an admin account. see Feature Licenses on page 148 details of high availability pair operation.

If the primary Defense Center fails. see Synchronizing Time on page 354. For 3D Sensors. When you restore your primary Defense Center after a failure. the deletion of hosts. the NTP function does not automatically switch.You must upload and install any custom remediation modules and configure remediation instances on your secondary Defense Center before remediations are available to associate with compliance policies. Defense Centers do not share the associations between the policies and their responses and remediations. If you want identical system policies on both Defense Centers. modules. Version 4. you can point to one Defense Center as your first NTP server and the other Defense Center as your second NTP server. services. is synchronized on a newly activated Defense Center. and networks from the network map.Using the Defense Center Configuring High Availability Chapter 4 • • • • activated custom fingerprints host attributes traffic profiles RNA user feedback. TIP! If you employ an HA paired Defense Center as a NTP server. However. For more information.9. including notes and host criticality.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 147 . For more information. if you created associations between rules or white lists and their responses and remediations on the secondary Defense Center. they are not automatically applied. apply the policy after it synchronizes. see Creating Compliance Policies in the Analyst Guide and Configuring Remediations in the Analyst Guide. blacklists. Health and System Policies Requires: DC Health and system policies for Defense Centers and 3D Sensors are shared in high availability pairs. Allow enough time to ensure that 3D Sensor information about health policies. and the deactivation or modification of vulnerabilities compliance policies and their associated rules compliance white lists • • To avoid launching duplicate responses and remediations when compliance policies are violated. you should quickly associate your compliance policies with the appropriate responses and remediations on the secondary Defense Center to maintain continuity of operations. you can synchronize time with multiple alternative NTP servers. Although system policies are shared by Defense Centers in a high availability pair. make sure you remove the associations so responses and remediations will only be generated by the primary Defense Center.

so changes appear within two five-minute Version 4.9. if you want to use NetFlow data to supplement the data gathered by your 3D Sensors with RNA. it will not receive data from your NetFlow-enabled devices. Understanding High Availability Requires: DC Although Defense Centers in high availability mode are named “primary” and “secondary. you can make policy or other changes to either Defense Center. and any change you make to one Defense Center should be applied on the other Defense Center within ten minutes. RUA. (Each Defense Center has a five-minute synchronization cycle. If one Defense Center does not have a NetFlow license.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 148 . if the primary Defense Center fails. see Configuring an RUA Agent on an Active Directory Server in the Analyst Guide. the two Defense Centers must have enough NetFlow licenses to merge the list of devices on each. For more information. • While RUA LDAP authentication objects are shared. ” Defense Centers periodically update each other on changes to their configurations.Using the Defense Center Configuring High Availability Chapter 4 Defense Centers in an HA pair share the following system and health policy information: • • • • • • system policies system policy configurations (what policy is applied where) health policies health monitoring configurations (what policy is applied where) which appliances are blacklisted from health monitoring which appliances have individual health monitoring policies blacklisted Feature Licenses Requires: DC Defense Centers in an HA pair do not share RNA. both Defense Centers must have RUA licenses if you want to manage 3D Sensors with RUA with the high availability pair. In an high-availability environment. IMPORTANT! An RUA Agent can only connect to one Defense Center at a time. but the cycles themselves could be out of sync by as much as five minutes. and NetFlow licenses: • • Both Defense Centers must have RNA host licenses if you want to manage 3D Sensors with RNA with the high availability pair. While NetFlow data and devices are shared. you must make sure that your RUA Agents can communicate with the secondary Defense Center. TIP! Both Defense Centers in a high-availability pair must have NetFlow licenses for at least the number of NetFlow-enabled devices you are using.

You can change the port as described in Configuring the Communication Channel on page 383. You must recreate the recurring task schedule on a newly activated Defense Center when it changes from inactive to active. rules. TIP! To avoid confusion. Regardless of their designations as primary and secondary. if you create a policy on your primary Defense Center and apply it to a sensor that is also managed by your secondary Defense Center. use the Restore CD to remove changed settings. you must follow these guidelines. nor created any new rules. You cannot configure a recurring task schedule on the inactive Defense Center. The Defense Center software version must be the same or newer than the software version of managed 3D Sensors. For example. see Guidelines for Implementing High Availability on page 149. • • • Version 4. regardless of the designations of the Defense Center as primary and secondary. • By default. managed sensors. To make sure the secondary Defense Center is in its original state. start with the secondary Defense Center in its original state. Both Defense Centers must be running the same software version. the last change you make takes precedence. if you make conflicting policy or other changes to both Defense Centers within the same window between Defense Centers syncs. Defense Centers configured as a high availability pair do not need to be on the same trusted management network. nor have you previously managed any sensors with it.) However. you have not created or modified any policies. That is. the Defense Centers use port 8305/tcp for communications. For more information. Both Defense Centers must be running the same SEU version. the sensor could contact the secondary Defense Center before the Defense Centers contact each other. and so on before you set up high availability. nor do they have to be in the same geographic location. the secondary Defense Center displays a new policy with the name “unknown” until the Defense Centers synchronize. Also. during this ten-minute window.9.Using the Defense Center Configuring High Availability Chapter 4 cycles.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 149 . Because the sensor has a policy applied to it that the secondary Defense Center does not recognize. • You must designate one Defense Center as the primary Defense Center and one as the secondary. Guidelines for Implementing High Availability Requires: DC To take advantage of high availability. both Defense Centers can be configured with policies. policies may appear incorrectly on the other Defense Center. Note that this also deletes event and configuration data from the Defense Center.

see Synchronizing Time on page 354. add the primary Defense Center and the secondary Defense Center is automatically added. Before you configure high availability. That is. TIP! To add an existing high availability pair of Defense Centers to a Master Defense Center. • Setting Up High Availability Requires: DC To use high availability. Version 4. 2. Log into the Defense Center that you want to designate as the secondary Defense Center. The High Availability page appears. For information about editing the remote management communications between the two appliances. For information about adding a Defense Center to a Master Defense Center. either each Defense Center must be able to contact the sensors it manages or the sensors must be able to contact the Defense Center. WARNING! Sourcefire recommends that you change configurations only on the primary Defense Center and that you use your secondary Defense Center as a backup. If you use a Master Defense Center to manage a high-availability pair of Defense Centers. and vice versa. the primary Defense Center must be able to contact the secondary Defense Center at the IP address on the secondary Defense Center’s own management interface. see Adding a Master Defense Center on page 165. then set up high availability as detailed in Setting Up High Availability on page 150. see Editing the Management Virtual Network on page 385.Using the Defense Center Configuring High Availability Chapter 4 • • All RNA software sensors managed by Defense Centers in high availability mode must be the same software version. make sure you synchronize time settings between the Defense Centers you want to link. The two Defense Centers do not need to be on the same network segment. In addition. you must designate one Defense Center as the primary and another Defense Center of the same model as the secondary.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 150 .9. use this sequence to establish communications between the three of them: First. set up remote management between each Defense Center and the Master Defense Center as detailed in Adding and Deleting Defense Centers on page 164. but each of the Defense Centers must be able to communicate with the other and with the sensors they share. For details on setting time. To set up high availability for two Defense Centers: Access: Admin 1. Select Operations > Configuration > High Availability.

log into the Defense Center that you want to designate as the primary. The High Availability page appears. Version 4. Type the hostname or IP address of the secondary Defense Center in the Secondary DC Host text box. 9. See Working in NAT Environments on page 112 for more information. Optionally. 10. type a unique alphanumeric registration ID that you want to use to identify the primary Defense Center. WARNING! Make sure you use hostnames rather than IP addresses if your network uses DHCP to assign IP addresses. In that case.Using the Defense Center Configuring High Availability Chapter 4 3. 4. You can leave the Primary DC Host field empty if the management host does not have a routable address.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 151 . The Primary Defense Center Setup page appears. Click the primary Defense Center option. Click Register. 11. A success message appears. 8. 7.9. Type the hostname or IP address of the primary Defense Center in the Primary DC Host text box. Select Operations > Configuration > High Availability. WARNING! Make sure you use hostnames rather than IP addresses if your network uses DHCP to assign IP addresses. Click the secondary Defense Center option. showing the current state of the secondary Defense Center. 5. and the Peer Manager page appears. The Secondary Defense Center Setup page appears. Type a one-time-use registration key in the Registration Key text box 6. in the Unique NAT ID field. Using an account with Admin access. use both the Registration Key and the Unique NAT ID fields.

The High Availability page appears. See Monitoring the High Availability Status on page 152. Monitoring the High Availability Status Requires: DC Once you have identified your primary and secondary Defense Centers. Version 4.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 152 . 13. If you used a unique NAT ID on the secondary Defense Center. it may take up to 10 minutes before all the rules and policies appear on both Defense Centers. Click Register. Log into one of the Defense Centers that you linked using high availability. including: • • • • • IP address product model operating system operation system version time the Defense Centers last synchronized To check high availability status: Access: Admin 1. you can use one of them to view status information about the other. You can also monitor the Task Status to see when the process completes. and the Peer Manager page appears. Depending upon the number of policies and custom standard text rules they have. showing the current state of the primary Defense Center. Select Operations > Configuration > High Availability. Type the same one-time-use registration key in the Registration Key text box you used in step 5. 14.9. 2. A success message appears.Using the Defense Center Configuring High Availability Chapter 4 12. You can view the High Availability page to check the status of the link between the two Defense Centers. type the same registration ID that you used in step 6 in the Unique NAT ID text box.

Version 4. Under High Availability Status. registered or unregistered. The Peer Manager page appears. Disabling High Availability and Unregistering Sensors Requires: DC If you want to remove one of the Defense Centers from a high availability pair. enabled or disabled. of the HA pair For information about editing the remote management communications between the two appliances.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 153 . The two Defense Centers automatically synchronize within ten minutes (five minutes for each Defense Center) after any action that affects a shared feature. it is automatically shared with the other Defense Center within 5 minutes. IMPORTANT! If you delete a sensor from a Defense Center configured in a high availability pair and intend to re-add it. 5. Click Peer Manager in the toolbar.9. if you want to synchronize the policy immediately. However. if you create a new policy on one Defense Center. If you do not wait five minutes. For example. click Synchronize. see Editing the Management Virtual Network on page 385. of the communications link the state. You can view the following information: • • • the IP address of the other Defense Center in the HA pair the status. This interval ensures that the high availability pair re-synchronizes first. Sourcefire recommends that you wait at least five minutes before adding the sensor back. it may take more than one synchronization cycle to add the sensor to both Defense Centers.Using the Defense Center Configuring High Availability Chapter 4 3. you can view the following information about the other Defense Center in the high availability pair: • • • • • the IP address the model name the software version the operating system the length of time since the last contact between the two Defense Centers 4. you must first disable the high availability link between them.

Version 4. high availability is disabled and any managed sensors are deleted from the Defense Centers according to your selection.9. select Unregister sensors on this peer. Click Peer Manager. you can enable the communications channel between the Defense Centers to restart high availability. Click Disable HA. select Unregister sensors on both peers. 2. 2. Select one of the following options from the Handle Registered Sensors dropdown list: • • • To control all the managed sensors with the Defense Center where you are accessing this page. you can disable the communications channel between the Defense Centers. To stop managing the sensors altogether. After you answer the prompt Do you really want to Disable High Availability? by selecting OK. Log into one of the Defense Centers in the HA pair.Using the Defense Center Configuring High Availability Chapter 4 To disable a high availability pair: Access: Admin 1. Select Operations > Configuration > High Availability.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 154 . select Unregister sensors on the other peer. For information about editing the remote management communications between the two appliances. see Editing the Management Virtual Network on page 385. The Peer Manager page appears. 3. To control all the managed sensors with the other Defense Center. To disable the communications channel for a high availability pair: Access: Admin 1. Pausing Communication between Paired Defense Centers Requires: DC If you want to temporarily disable high availability. The High Availability page appears. Restarting Communication between Paired Defense Centers Requires: DC If you temporarily disabled high availability. You can enable high availability with a different Defense Center as described in Setting Up High Availability on page 150. 4. Click Disable to disable the communications channel between the two Defense Centers.

9. 2.Using the Defense Center Configuring High Availability Chapter 4 To enable the communications channel for a high availability pair: Access: Admin 1. For information about editing the remote management communications between the two appliances.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 155 . Click Peer Manager. Version 4. see Editing the Management Virtual Network on page 385. Click Enable to disable the communications channel between the two Defense Centers. The Peer Manager page appears.

Using the Master Defense Center Chapter 5 Administrator Guide The Sourcefire Master Defense Center is a key component in the Sourcefire 3D System.9.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 156 . compliance events. You can use the Master Defense Center to aggregate and analyze intrusion events. Version 4. and white list events from up to ten Defense Centers within your Sourcefire 3D System deployment.

When you apply intrusion policies from a Master Defense Center. The settings on the Filter Configuration page determine which events are forwarded from the Defense Center to the Master Defense Center. See the following sections for more information: • • • Aggregating Intrusion Events on page 158 Aggregating Compliance Events on page 158 Limitations on Event Aggregation on page 159 Version 4. You can also choose whether to include the packet data collected with the intrusion events. If it finds an older SEU. The following sections explain more about using a Master Defense Center in your Sourcefire 3D System deployment. In this way. although most deployments will use the same configuration across the enterprise. Editing Settings for a Managed Defense Center on page 175 explains how to change some of the settings for a Defense Center from the Master Defense Center’s web interface. the Sourcefire 3D System checks the SEU on the managing Defense Center. • Understanding Event Aggregation on page 157 explains which types of events you can send from your Master Defense Centers to your Master Defense Center. it updates the managing Defense Center’s SEU.Using the Master Defense Center Understanding Event Aggregation Chapter 5 You can use the Master Defense Center to build and dispatch global detection and intrusion policies. IMPORTANT! The Product Compatibility section of the release notes for each version describes which versions of the Defense Center you can manage with a Master Defense Center.9. you can view the current status of the Defense Centers across your enterprise from a web interface. You can configure a Defense Center to send intrusion events based on their flag.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 157 . You can set up a different configuration for each Defense Center. The Master Defense Center can also aggregate events related to the health of managed Defense Centers. • • • • Understanding Event Aggregation Requires: MDC A Master Defense Center can aggregate intrusion events and compliance events (including white list events) from up to ten Defense Centers. Managing Appliance Groups on page 179 explains how to use appliance groups to aid in managing 3D Sensors and Defense Centers. Understanding Global Policy Management on page 161 explains which policies you can send from your Master Defense Center to 3D Sensors and Defense Centers. Adding and Deleting Defense Centers on page 164 explains how to configure a Defense Center to communicate with a Master Defense Center.

and intrusion rules are all able to generate intrusion events. preprocessors. You can also use flag settings to reduce the number of intrusion events that are sent to the Master Defense Center in deployments where large numbers of intrusion events are being generated from your 3D Sensors. you can greatly reduce the number of events sent from a Defense Center by excluding events with the blue or gray impact flags. For example. you may want to limit the intrusion events on the Master Defense Center to only those with the greatest impact. • You can use the Flags section of the Filter Configuration page to forward only the intrusion events that are important to your analysis. Events Only . flow data. however. RNA events. the red impact flag. The conditions that can trigger a compliance rule include intrusion events. Events and Packet Data . and anomalous network traffic. Aggregating Compliance Events Requires: MDC A compliance event is generated by a Defense Center when the conditions for a compliance rule in an active compliance policy are met.Intrusion events are not forwarded to the Master Defense Center. you can choose one of the following options: • • Do Not Send . IMPORTANT! You must deploy both RNA and IPS on your network to generate intrusion events with meaningful impact flags.9. any packets captured for the event are not sent.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 158 . along with any related packets.The intrusion events specified in the Flags section are forwarded to the Master Defense Center.The intrusion events specified in the Flags section. When you use the Filter Configuration page to specify which events are forwarded to the Master Defense Center. If your 3D Sensors are deployed inline and you are using intrusion rules set to Drop and Generate Events. are forwarded to the Master Defense Center. you may also want to send intrusion events with the black inline result flag. Version 4. that is. then intrusion events are limited to gray impact flags to indicate unknown impact.Using the Master Defense Center Understanding Event Aggregation Chapter 5 Aggregating Intrusion Events Requires: MDC An intrusion event is generated by IPS when it analyzes network traffic and finds one or more packets that violate the currently applied intrusion policy. Packet decoders. For example. If you do not deploy 3D Sensors with RNA on your network.

hosts. and NetFlow. health events. you can choose to send or not send compliance events. SEU import log. However. audit log. Master Defense Center and Defense Center Functional Comparison Function License provisions Master Defense Center provides product license Defense Center provides product license. host attributes. client applications. SEU import log. flow data. users. vulnerabilities. interface sets. compliance events. remediation status. white list violations.9. allows you search for intrusion events. services. white list events. RNA events. white list events. RNA and RUA feature licenses allows you to configure detection engines. 3D Sensor configuration allows you to configure detection engines allows you to search for intrusion events. and RUA events. See the following sections for more information: • • Adding a Defense Center on page 168 Editing the Event Filter Configuration on page 176 Limitations on Event Aggregation Requires: MDC The Master Defense Center is a powerful tool for analyzing the potential malicious activity across your enterprise’s network. audit log. The Master Defense Center and Defense Center Functional Comparison table compares and contrasts Defense Center and Master Defense Center functional areas. there are certain limitations that you should take into consideration when you design your Master Defense Center deployment.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 159 . network interfaces. health events.Using the Master Defense Center Understanding Event Aggregation Chapter 5 When you use the Filter Configuration page to specify which events are forwarded to the Master Defense Center. scan results. Analysis and reporting search Version 4. compliance events.

allows you to build intrusion policies and to distribute them through connected Defense Centers to their managed 3D Sensors throughout the enterprise allows for collection of events from up to ten Defense Centers Defense Center provides Nessus and Nmap scans and results.9. in cases where the intrusion event rate is high. the Master Defense Center does not build a network map or host data for the hosts on your network. This means that if your Defense Centers are accepting events from their 3D Sensors up to the rate limit. You can also limit the amount of data transferred between a Defense Center and its Master Defense Center by sending only intrusion event data.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 160 . In addition. However. you can gain insight into RNA-detected activity across your enterprise. policies are normally downloaded only to their managed 3D Sensors Event consolidation events are collected only from managed 3D Sensors Data Generated by RNA The Master Defense Center cannot aggregate RNA events or flow data generated by RNA and forwarded to a Defense Center. because you can forward compliance events and white list events from your managed Defense Centers to your Master Defense Center.Using the Master Defense Center Understanding Event Aggregation Chapter 5 Master Defense Center and Defense Center Functional Comparison (Continued) Function Network scans Global policies Master Defense Center does not provide for Nessus and Nmap scans. you might want to adjust the filter to send only intrusion events with red impact flags. you must adjust the event filter on the Master Defense Center so that only the most important events are forwarded from the Defense Centers. and not sending the packet data. To take advantage of this. Event Rate The event rate limit for the Master Defense Center is the same rate limit on Defense Centers. Intrusion Agents Intrusion events generated by intrusion agents are not forwarded to the Master Defense Center. Version 4. on your Defense Centers you need to build compliance rules and policies that are triggered by the RNA events that interest you and forward the resulting compliance events to the Master Defense Center. For example.

• Version 4. which networks and NetFlow-enabled devices are monitored by NetFlow. see What is an RNA Detection Policy? in the Analyst Guide.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 161 . Applying an Intrusion Policy in the Analyst Guide explains how to apply a new or updated intrusion policy to the appropriate IPS detection engines. system. then the downstream SEU is updated. For information on creating and applying as well as deleting RNA policies. apply edit. Master Defense Center generated policies are not accessible on an intermediate Defense Center. Defining IP Addresses and Ports for Your Network in the Analyst Guide provides the syntax used to specify IP addresses and port numbers within the variables and rules in your policy. however if a newer SEU resides on the Master Defense Center than on a Defense Center in the path. custom service decoders. as well as intrusion. and so on. RNA compares the data it collects and analyzes with its vulnerability database to determine the potential vulnerabilities on the detected host. Managing Global Intrusion Policies Requires: MDC Refer to the following sections for information about managing intrusion policies: • • • • Creating an Intrusion Policy in the Analyst Guide explains how to create an intrusion policy. This ensures that a global intrusion policies utilize the latest SEU. Editing an Intrusion Policy in the Analyst Guide explains how to modify existing intrusion policies. delete and export RNA on a Master Defense Center. and health policies.Using the Master Defense Center Understanding Global Policy Management Chapter 5 Understanding Global Policy Management Requires: MDC You can use the Master Defense Center to generate global intrusion policies and coordinate them with potential vulnerabilities detected by RNA policies. if banners and HTTP URLs are captured. Managing Variables in the Analyst Guide explains how to create and manage variables that you can use within intrusion policies. The Master Defense Center sends the policy through a Defense Center to a 3D Sensor’s detection engine. see Importing and Exporting Objects on page 583. if client application are being detected. You can also import and export compliance policies and rules. You can build. Which networks and ports are monitored by the RNA policy If NetFlow is used to generate host information. Existing RNA policies are available for viewing so that you can determine: • • • • RNA policy name and description Detection policy settings such as update interval.9. For information on import and export functions. Global intrusion policies are beneficial in rapid response scenarios and during enterprise-wide intrusion policy updates.

edit. for information on the following RNA detection policy functions: • • • • Creating RNA Detection Policies in the Analyst Guide Applying an RNA Detection Policy in the Analyst Guide Editing an RNA Detection Policy in the Analyst Guide Deleting an RNA Detection Policy in the Analyst Guide Using Health Policies on a Master Defense Center Requires: MDC You can edit. delete. Note that SEUs can also contain new and updated decoders and preprocessors. Refer to the following. • Using RNA Detection Policies on a Master Defense Center Requires: MDC You can create. and apply RNA detection policies from a Master Defense Center. For information about health policies see the following: • • • • • • • Understanding Health Monitoring on page 483 Configuring Health Policies on page 489 Using the Health Monitor Blacklist on page 534 Configuring Health Monitor Alerts on page 539 Using the Health Monitor on page 545 Using Appliance Health Monitors on page 547 Working with Health Events on page 555 See Health Policies on page 164 to distinguish the health policy modules that are useful on a Master Defense Center or Defense Center from those that are not. Importing SEUs and Rule Files in the Analyst Guide explains how to download and import Security Enhancement Updates (SEUs) that contain new intrusion rules.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 162 .Using the Master Defense Center Understanding Global Policy Management Chapter 5 • Managing Intrusion Rules in the Analyst Guide explains how to enable and disable intrusion rules within an intrusion policy. Using System Policies on a Master Defense Center Requires: MDC System policies allow you to manage the following functions on your Defense Centers or Master Defense Center: • • access configuration authentication profiles (Defense Center only) Version 4. export. and apply default health policies to the Master Defense Center and to connected Defense Centers.9. and for brief descriptions of those modules that are used. delete. This section also explains how to configure rules in inline intrusion policies so that they drop malicious packets.

However. The Defense Center and Master Defense Center do not handle these policies in the same manner. The Sourcefire 3D System bases intrusion policies on SEUs residing on the appliance where the policy is built. Detection and Prevention Policies You can create. export. listing RNA hosts and events.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 163 . you must apply a non-filtered policy to the detection engine from the same Defense Center or Master Defense Center. and health policies. and listing client applications and vulnerabilities are performed on Defense Centers and not on Master Defense Centers. Therefore. they are updated. Master Defense Center Policy Management Limitations Requires: MDC There are several types of policies including detection and prevention. RNA detection. RUA detection. delete. RNA Detection Policies RNA analysis and reporting functions such as using the network map. You can apply one or more custom intrusion policies filtered to monitor VLAN or subnetwork traffic on the network monitored by the detection engine where you apply the policy. TIP! Before applying a filtered policy. the Apply button activates.Using the Master Defense Center Understanding Global Policy Management Chapter 5 • • • • • • • database limits DNS cache settings the mail relay host and a notification address for database prune messages language selection (English or Japanese) login banner the kinds and amount of RNA data stored in the database (Defense Center only) time synchronization settings See Managing System Policies on page 320 for information about system policy usage. When you apply an intrusion policy to a 3D Sensor’s detection engines from a Master Defense Center. edit. After you acknowledge the message by clicking its check box. You cannot apply a non-filtered policy from a Defense Center then add filters to it from a managing Master Defense Center. and apply intrusion detection and prevention policies from a Master Defense Center. the Sourcefire 3D System checks for any older SEUs on Defense Center(s) managing those detection engines.9. If it finds SEUs older than those on the Master Defense Center. a warning message with a check box appears. if your Version 4.

Policies that are not applicable are implicitly disabled when there is an attempt to apply them to a Defense Center or an Master Defense Center.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 164 . Default IPS (3Dx800 only). For details about editing appropriate health policies. it should send to the Master Defense Center using the same channel. and Default RNA Health Policies are not used on the Master Defense Center. based on filter configuration. Default IPS. you set up a two-way. As the Defense Center receives events from its sensors. • • • Adding a Defense Center on page 168 Deleting a Defense Center on page 171 Resetting Management of a Defense Center on page 171 Version 4.Default Health Policy table on page 493. Adding and Deleting Defense Centers Requires: MDC + DC When you manage a Defense Center with your Master Defense Center.Using the Master Defense Center Adding and Deleting Defense Centers Chapter 5 deployment includes RNA. see Editing Health Policies on page 530. RUA Detection Policies There are currently no Real-Time User Awareness functions on a Master Defense Center. see the Enabled Defense Center Health Modules .Default Health Policy table on page 494. Currently. The Defense Center uses this channel to send events to the Master Defense Center. System Policies System policies are applied only to Master Defense Centers and Defense Centers from a Master Defense Center. For a listing of the health policy modules that apply to Master Defense Centers. it evaluates which events. SSL -encrypted communication channel between the appliances. For a listing of the health policy modules that apply to Defense Centers. Health Policies The Master Defense Center monitors its health and the health of connected Defense Centers. Master Defense Centers apply health policies only to Master Defense Centers and Defense Centers. Default 3D Sensor.9. see the Enabled MDC Health Modules . RUA functions are available only on properly licensed Defense Centers. only the generic Default Health Policy is available for editing and application to appliances. you can view host profiles from event views by clicking the host profile icon ( ) next to an IP address.

See Working in NAT Environments on page 112 for more information. add the Defense Center. Valid combinations include: • • • Management Host or Host and Registration Key used on both appliances Registration Key and Unique NAT ID used on the Defense Center with Host. At a Defense Center. and Unique NAT ID used on the Master Defense Center Management Host. To add a Master Defense Center. Registration Key. Three fields are provided for setting up communications between appliances: • • • Management Host or Host.9. TIP! Set up the managed appliance first. 2.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 165 . The Information page appears. add the remote management then at the managing Master Defense Center. you need to determine which events on the Defense Center you want to forward to the Master Defense Center. however before you do. To add a Master Defense Center to a Defense Center: Access: Admin 1.Using the Master Defense Center Adding and Deleting Defense Centers Chapter 5 Adding a Master Defense Center Requires: MDC + DC You can add a Master Defense Center connection to your Defense Center. Log into the web interface of the Defense Center you want to add. and Unique NAT ID used on the Defense Center with Registration Key and Unique NAT ID used on the Master Defense Center IMPORTANT! The Management Host or Host field (hostname or IP address) must be used on at least one of the appliance. TIP! To add an existing high availability pair of Defense Centers to a Master Defense Center.for a unique alphanumeric ID. This is usually completed as part of the installation process. Select Operations > System Settings. but you can see Configuring Network Settings on page 377 for details. you must make sure that the network settings are configured correctly on both appliances. add the primary Defense Center and the secondary Defense Center is automatically added.for the hostname or IP address. Registration Key.registration key Unique NAT ID (optional) . Registration Key . Version 4.

Optionally. 5. 7. The Defense Centers page appears. 9. 8. You can leave the Management Host field empty if the management host does not have a routable address. Click Add Manager. Click Save. type a unique alphanumeric NAT ID that you want to use to identify the Defense Center. the Pending Registration status appears. type the one-time use registration key that you want to use to set up a communications channel between the Master Defense Center and the Defense Center. 4.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 166 . in the Unique NAT ID field. In that case. Log into the Master Defense Center’s web interface using a user account with Admin access. The Add Remote Management page appears. Version 4. WARNING! Make sure you use hostnames rather than IP addresses if your network uses DHCP to assign IP addresses. In the Registration Key field. use both the Registration Key and the Unique NAT ID fields 6. In the Management Host field. type the IP address or the host name of the Master Defense Center that you want to use to manage the Defense Center. and select Operations > Appliances. After the Defense Center confirms communication with the Master Defense Center. The Remote Management page appears.Using the Master Defense Center Adding and Deleting Defense Centers Chapter 5 3.9. Click Remote Management.

Type the IP address or the hostname of the Defense Center you want to add in the Host field. identify the types of events you want to forward from the Defense Center to the Master Defense Center. You can leave the Host field empty if the host does not have a routable address. You can also filter which intrusion events are forwarded based on their impact flag. In the Registration Key field. Click New Defense Center. If you chose to send compliance events to the Master Defense Center. 13. 11. IMPORTANT! You must select at least one type of flag if you want to send intrusion events. white list events are also sent. WARNING! Make sure you use hostnames rather than IP addresses if your network uses DHCP to assign IP addresses. type the same value in the Unique NAT ID (optional) field. Under Filter Configuration. In that case.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 167 . you can send events or events and packet data. See Editing the Event Filter Configuration on page 176 for more information. The New Defense Center page appears. Version 4. 14. Note that if you select intrusion events.Using the Master Defense Center Adding and Deleting Defense Centers Chapter 5 10. use both the Registration Key and the Unique NAT ID fields 12. type the same one-time use registration key that you used in step 6. If you used an unique NAT ID in step 6.9.

For more information see Configuring Network Settings on page 377. 16. Adding a Defense Center Requires: MDC + DC Before you add a Defense Center to a Master Defense Center. and Unique NAT ID used on the Defense Center with Registration Key and Unique NAT ID used on the Master Defense Center IMPORTANT! The Management Host or Host field (hostname or IP address) must be used on at least one of the appliance. you must make sure that the network settings are configured correctly on both appliances.one-time use registration key Unique NAT ID (optional) . Three fields are provided for setting up communications between appliances: • • • Management Host or Host. Version 4. The Defense Center is added to the Master Defense Center. After communications between the two appliances are established.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 168 . This is usually completed as part of the installation process. See Working in NAT Environments on page 112 for more information.9. IMPORTANT! If you registered a Master Defense Center and Defense Center using IPv4 and want to convert them to IPv6. and Unique NAT ID used on the Master Defense Center Management Host. Registration Key. It can take up to two minutes for the Defense Center to establish communication with the Master Defense Center. You can view the status on the Defense Centers page (Operations > Appliances). add the remote management. you must delete and re-register the Defense Center. continue with the procedure in Adding a Defense Center. TIP! Set up the managed appliance first. At a Defense Center. Valid combinations include: • • • Management Host or Host and Registration Key used on both appliances Registration Key and Unique NAT ID used on the Defense Center with Host.for a unique alphanumeric ID. then at the managing Master Defense Center add the Defense Center. Click Add. Registration Key.Using the Master Defense Center Adding and Deleting Defense Centers Chapter 5 15.for the hostname or IP address. Registration Key .

1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 169 . 8. Select Operations > System Settings. To add a Defense Center to a Master Defense Center: Access: Admin 1. 6. you need to predetermine which events on the Defense Center you want to forward to the Master Defense Center. Version 4. type the IP address or the host name of the Master Defense Center that you want to use to manage the Defense Center. The Information page appears. the Pending Registration status appears. log into the web interface of the Defense Center you want to add. The Add Remote Management page appears. 5. Click Add Manager. The Remote Management page appears.9. Optionally. TIP! You can leave the Management Host field empty if the management host does not have a routable address. 3. In that case. Using a user account with Admin access. 7. Click Save. type a unique alphanumeric NAT ID that you want to use to identify the Defense Center. 2.Using the Master Defense Center Adding and Deleting Defense Centers Chapter 5 To add a Defense Center. in the Unique NAT ID field. After the Defense Center confirms communication with the Master Defense Center. 4. Click Remote Management. use both the Registration Key and the Unique NAT ID fields. In the Registration Key field. type the one-time use registration key that you want to use to set up a communications channel between the Master Defense Center and the Defense Center. In the Management Host field. WARNING! Make sure you use hostnames rather than IP addresses if your network uses DHCP to assign IP addresses.

IMPORTANT! You must select at least one type of flag if you want to send intrusion events. 14. type the same one-time use registration key that you used in step 6. type the same value in the Unique NAT ID (optional) field. identify the types of events you want to forward from the Defense Center to the Master Defense Center. 11.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 170 . The Defense Centers page appears. Note that if you select intrusion events. In the Registration Key field. WARNING! Make sure you use hostnames rather than IP addresses if your network uses DHCP to assign IP addresses. Version 4. Type the IP address or the hostname of the Defense Center you want to add in the Host field. and select Operations > Appliances. See Editing the Event Filter Configuration on page 176 for more information. you can send events or events and packet data. Under Filter Configuration. If you chose to send compliance events to the Master Defense Center. 12. You can also filter which intrusion events are forwarded based on their impact flag. white list events are also sent. Log into the Master Defense Center’s web interface using a user account with Admin access.Using the Master Defense Center Adding and Deleting Defense Centers Chapter 5 9.9. The New Defense Center page appears. 13. If you used a NAT ID in step 7. Click New Defense Center. 10.

To keep the Defense Center from trying to reconnect to the Master Defense Center. Select Operations > System Settings. you can reset management of the Defense Center. Click Add. The Information page appears. you can delete it from the Master Defense Center. Click Delete next to the Master Defense Center that was managing the Defense Center. you must first delete the manager on the Defense Center and delete the Defense Center on the Master Defense Center.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 171 . Resetting Management of a Defense Center Requires: MDC + DC If communications fail between the Master Defense Center and one of your Defense Centers. 3. 5. Communication between the Master Defense Center and the Defense Center is discontinued and the Defense Center is deleted from the Defense Centers page. 2. Deleting a Defense Center severs all communication between the Defense Center and the Master Defense Center. Log into the web interface of the Defense Center you want to delete. To manage the Defense Center again at a later date. You can then re-add the Master Defense Center on the Defense Center and then add the Defense Center to a Master Defense Center. Log into the Master Defense Center web interface. You can view the status on the Defense Centers page (Operations > Appliances). The manager is removed. To delete a Defense Center from the Master Defense Center: Access: Admin 1. To do this. It can take up to two minutes for the Defense Center to establish communication with the Master Defense Center. Version 4. Deleting a Defense Center Requires: MDC + DC If you no longer want to manage a Defense Center. you should also delete the manager on the Defense Center. The Defense Center is added to the Master Defense Center. If you want to manage a Defense Center with a different Master Defense Center. Click Remote Management. you must re-add it to the Master Defense Center. you must also reset management before adding the Defense Center to the another Master Defense Center.Using the Master Defense Center Adding and Deleting Defense Centers Chapter 5 15.9. Click Delete next to the Defense Center you want to delete. 4. 6. and select Operations > Appliances. The Defense Centers page appears. The Remote Management page appears.

1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 172 . 3. Log into the web interface of the Master Defense Center where you want to reset communications. In that case. 2. Communication between the Defense Center and the Master Defense Center is discontinued and the Defense Center is deleted from the Defense Centers page. Click Delete next to the Defense Center you want to delete.Using the Master Defense Center Adding and Deleting Defense Centers Chapter 5 To reset management from a Master Defense Center: Access: Admin 1. The Information page appears. 2. The manager is removed. Select Operations > System Settings. Click Remote Management. Click Delete next to the Master Defense Center where you want to reset management. 3. The Defense Centers page appears. type the IP address or the host name of the Master Defense Center that you want to use to manage the Defense Center. WARNING! Make sure you use hostnames rather than IP addresses if your network uses DHCP to assign IP addresses. 4. Log into the web interface of the Defense Center where you want to reset communications and click Add Manager.9. The Remote Management page appears. In the Management Host field. TIP! You can leave the Management Host field empty if the management host does not have a routable address. Log into the web interface of the Defense Center where you want to reset communications. The Remote Management page appears. use both the Registration Key and the Unique NAT ID fields Version 4. To delete management on the Defense Center: Access: Admin 1. Select Operations > Appliances. 2. To re-add the Defense Center to the Master Defense Center: Access: Admin 1.

Click Add. After the Defense Center confirms communication with the Master Defense Center. the Pending Registration status appears. in the Unique NAT ID field. type the one-time use registration key that you want to use to set up a communications channel between the Defense Center and the Master Defense Center. In the Registration Key field. 9. Using the Appliances Page Requires: MDC + DC The Appliances page (Operations > Appliances) provides you with a range of information and options that you can use to manage your Defense Centers. select the group from the Add to Group list. 4. 11.Using the Master Defense Center Using the Appliances Page Chapter 5 3. Optionally. 8. see Managing Appliance Groups on page 179.9. 10. To add the Defense Center to a group. Log into the Master Defense Center’s web interface and select Operations > Appliances. Click New Defense Center.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 173 . type the same one-time use registration key that you used in step 3. Version 4. It can take up to two minutes for the Master Defense Center to verify communication with the Defense Center. type the same value in the Unique NAT ID (optional) field. WARNING! Make sure you use hostnames rather than IP addresses if your network uses DHCP to assign IP addresses. 12. If you used an alphanumeric NAT ID in step 4. type a unique alphanumeric NAT ID that you want to use to identify the Defense Center. For more information about Defense Center groups. 6. See Working in NAT Environments on page 112 for more information. In the Registration Key field. You can view the Defense Center’s status on the Defense Centers page (Operations > Appliances). 7. 5. Type the IP address or the hostname of the Defense Center you want to add in the Host field. The Defense Centers page appears. The Add New Defense Center page appears. The following sections describe the features on the Appliances page. Click Save. The Defense Center is added to the Master Defense Center.

the health blacklist settings. and seconds) since the last contact. The system settings include the filter configuration for the Defense Center. If the Master Defense Center has not received a communication from a Defense Center within the last two minutes. you can contact technical support to change the default time interval.Using the Master Defense Center Using the Appliances Page Chapter 5 Sort-by Drop-Down List Use this drop-down list to sort the Appliances page according to your needs. and the high availability settings. Model. Edit and Delete Icons Click the Edit icon next to a sensor if you want to change the Defense Center’s current system settings. 3D Sensor 2100.9. it sends a two-byte heartbeat packet to establish contact and ensure that the communications channel is still running. An HA pair is listed as a group named with the name of the active Defense Center. that is. If you hover your cursor over the icon. The green check mark icon indicates that the Master Defense Center and the Defense Center are communicating properly. minutes. Status Icons The status icons indicate the state of a Defense Center. the Defense Center 1000 and the Defense Center 3000. which sorts by the Defense Center then the 3D Sensor connected to it. a pop-up window indicates the amount of time (in hours. which sorts by appliance model number. and so on. the remote management configuration. See Editing Settings for a Managed Defense Center on page 175 for more information. See Deleting a Defense Center on page 171 for more information. You can sort by: • Group. If your network is constrained in bandwidth.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 174 . The red exclamation point icon indicates that the Master Defense Center has not received communications from the Defense Center in the last three minutes. which sorts by Appliance group (see Managing Appliance Groups on page 179) TIP! High availability Defense Center pairs are automatically listed as an appliance group. Version 4. Click the Delete icon next to a Defense Center if you no longer want to manage the Defense Center with the Master Defense Center. • • Manager.

not the hostname. See the following sections for more information. The version of the operating system currently running on the managed Defense Center. Product Model Software Version Operating System Operating System Version VDB Version IP Address Version 4. select Appliances from the Operations menu. The IP address of the managed Defense Center. The version of the software currently installed on the managed Defense Center. • • • • • Viewing the Defense Center Information Page on page 175 Editing the Event Filter Configuration on page 176 Editing or Disabling Remote Management Communications on page 178 Managing the Health Blacklist on page 178 Managing High Availability Defense Centers on page 178 Viewing the Defense Center Information Page Requires: MDC + DC To access the system settings information page for a managed Defense Center. The operating system currently running on the managed Defense Center. The model name for the managed Defense Center.Using the Master Defense Center Editing Settings for a Managed Defense Center Chapter 5 Editing Settings for a Managed Defense Center Requires: MDC + DC After you configure management of a Defense Center by a Master Defense Center. you can use the Master Defense Center web interface to view and edit the configuration of the Defense Center.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 175 . Note that this is the name of the Defense Center in the Master Defense Center web interface. then click Edit next to the Defense Center.9. The Information page for a managed Defense Center includes the fields described in the Defense Center Information table. Defense Center Information Field Name Description The assigned name for the Defense Center. The Vulnerability Database version on the managed Defense Center.

intrusion events and related packet data.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 176 . a pop-up message indicates how long it has been (in hours. If you want to send intrusion events (with or without packet data). you can also specify which intrusion events are sent based on their impact flag. If you hover your cursor over the icon. To edit a managed Defense Center’s settings: Access: Admin 1. This number can be important for troubleshooting. 2. Model Number Current Group The model number for the Defense Center. minutes. Change the Defense Center’s attributes as needed.9. Click Save. if any. Your options are to send intrusion events. The group that the Defense Center belongs to. See the Impact Flags table in the Analyst Guide for an explanation of what each impact Version 4. You can click Refresh to update the Status icon and its accompanying pop-up message. and compliance events. and seconds) since the Defense Center communicated with the Master Defense Center.Using the Master Defense Center Editing Settings for a Managed Defense Center Chapter 5 Defense Center Information (Continued) Field Status Description An icon showing the current status of the managed Defense Center. You can edit the following: • • the name of the Defense Center the group in which the Defense Center resides WARNING! The name must be made up of a combination of alphanumeric characters and should not be made up of numeric characters only. Editing the Event Filter Configuration Requires: MDC The settings on the Filter Configuration page control which events are sent from the Defense Center to the Master Defense Center that manages it. The updated Defense Center attributes are saved.

use the drop-down list to indicate whether you want to forward intrusion events to the Master Defense Center. select Operations > Appliances. 4. then you must select at least one impact flag option. Events Only. If you indicated that you want to send intrusion events. Next to the Defense Center whose filter configuration you want to change. The Appliances page appears. To modify the event filter configuration: Access: Admin 1. then packet data is not forwarded to the Master Defense Center. On the Master Defense Center’s web interface.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 177 . Version 4.Using the Master Defense Center Editing Settings for a Managed Defense Center Chapter 5 flag means. then you must specify which events you want to send based on their impact flag. Note that you must deploy both RNA and IPS as part of your Sourcefire 3D System deployment to generate meaningful impact flags. and Events and Packet Data. TIP! If you set up the 3D Sensor so it does not send packet data to the intermediate Defense Center. then all the options are immediately selected. 3. In the Intrusion Events area. 2.9. The options are Do Not Send. click Edit. The Flags options are: • • • • • • • All Black (or Drop) Red (or Vulnerable) Orange (or Potentially Vulnerable) Yellow (or Currently Not Vulnerable) Blue (or Unknown Target) Gray (or Unknown) TIP! If you select All. The Filter Configuration page appears. If you want to send intrusion events to the Master Defense Center.

IMPORTANT! Master Defense Centers do not currently use a Management Virtual Network. In the Compliance Events area. Click Save. To enable communications between the two appliances again. Your settings are saved and the Defense Center begins forwarding the events you specified to the Master Defense Center that manages it.9. See the following sections for more information: • • Using Redundant Defense Centers on page 112 Setting Up High Availability on page 150 Version 4. The field is filled with 0. you can temporarily disable communications between the Defense Center and its Master Defense Center.0/24 to indicate that the Management Virtual Network is disabled on a Master Defense Center. For information on using the blacklisting function. For more information about editing the Management Virtual Network. For example.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 178 . use the drop-down list to indicate whether you want to forward compliance events to the Master Defense Center. Editing or Disabling Remote Management Communications Requires: MDC + DC You can manage communications between a managed Defense Center and its Master Defense Center using the Master Defense Center’s web interface. Managing High Availability Defense Centers Requires: MDC + DC You can configure. The options are Do Not Send and Send. if a Defense Center is no longer responding. click Enable. disable. pause and restart Defense Center High Availability from a Defense Center. monitor. To disable communications between the Defense Center and the Master Defense Center: Access: Admin Click Disable next to the name of the Defense Center.0. see Editing the Management Virtual Network on page 385.0. Communications between the two appliances are interrupted. You cannot edit the Management Virtual Network field of a Master Defense Center. Managing the Health Blacklist Requires: MDC + DC You can blacklist individual health policy modules on Defense Centers. You may want to do this to prevent events from the module from changing the status for the appliance to warning or critical. 6.Using the Master Defense Center Editing Settings for a Managed Defense Center Chapter 5 5. see Using the Health Monitor Blacklist on page 534.

Click Activate to activate the redundant Defense Center. The Appliances page appears. register all Intrusion Agents to the primary Defense Center. TIP! A light bulb icon shows which of the high availability paired Defense Centers is currently active. 2. The high availability page appears with the paired Defense Centers.9. An HA pair is listed as a group with the name of the active Defense Center. To activate a redundant Defense Center: Access: Admin 1. you can activate Defense Center High Availability from a Master Defense Center. The redundant Defense Center is activated.Using the Master Defense Center Managing Appliance Groups Chapter 5 • • • • Monitoring the High Availability Status on page 152 Disabling High Availability and Unregistering Sensors on page 153 Pausing Communication between Paired Defense Centers on page 154 Restarting Communication between Paired Defense Centers on page 154 If High Availability is configured. TIP! When using Intrusion Agents registered to Defense Centers configured for high availability and managed by a Master Defense Center.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 179 . Click Edit next to the appropriate Defense Center. Managing Appliance Groups Requires: MDC The Master Defense Center allows you to group appliances so that you can easily search for events based on whether they were forwarded by one of a specific group of appliances. Click High Availability. 3. 4. The System Settings page for that Defense Center appears. TIP! High availability Defense Center pairs are automatically listed as an appliance group. Version 4. Select Operations > Appliances.

In the Group Name field. select Operations > Appliances. Editing Appliance Groups on page 180 explains how to modify the list of Defense Centers in a Defense Center group. TIP! You must remove an appliance from its current group before you can add it to a new group. return to the Appliances page (Operations > Appliances) and click Edit next to the name of the group.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 180 . 6.9. Select the IP addresses or hostnames of the appliances you want to add from the Available Appliances list and click the arrow to move them into the group. To add appliances to the group. The Appliance Group Edit page appears. 3. Click Create New Appliance Group. 4. 2. Editing Appliance Groups Requires: MDC You can change the set of appliances that reside in any appliance group. Version 4. 5. The Appliances page appears. On the Master Defense Center. type the name of the group you want to create. Click Save. Creating Appliance Groups Requires: MDC Grouping managed appliances allows you to use the group name as a search criterion when you search for specific compliance or intrusion events. Click Save. 7. The Create Appliance Group page appears. The group is added.Using the Master Defense Center Managing Appliance Groups Chapter 5 See the following sections for more information: • • • Creating Appliance Groups on page 180 explains how to create a Defense Center group on the Master Defense Center. To create an appliance group and add appliances to it: Access: Admin 1. The appliances are added to the group and the Appliances page appears again. Moving an appliance to a new group does not change any of its policies or configurations. Deleting Appliance Groups on page 181 explains how to delete a Defense Center group.

Deleting Appliance Groups Requires: MDC If you delete a group that contains appliances. Click Save. 2. select Operations > Appliances. the Master Defense Center system settings are the same as those of a Defense Center.9. The appliances group is removed from the Master Defense Center. To delete an appliance group: Access: Admin 1. 2. the appliances are moved to Ungrouped on the Appliances page. To remove an appliance from a group. Select the appliance you want to move and click the arrow to add or remove it from the group. See the following sections for information on each of the listed system settings: IMPORTANT! NetFlow-enabled devices cannot currently be added to a Master Defense Center. 3. Editing Master Defense Center System Settings Requires: MDC With a few exceptions. Click Delete next to the group you want to delete. 4. select it from the list in the group you are editing and click the arrow pointing to the Available Appliances list. • • • • Listing Master Defense Center Information on page 182 Viewing a Master Defense Center License on page 182 Configuring Network Settings on page 377 Shutting Down and Restarting the System on page 182 Version 4. The Appliances page appears. They are not deleted from the Master Defense Center. The Appliances page appears. select it from the Available Appliances list and click the arrow pointing toward the group you are editing.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 181 .Using the Master Defense Center Editing Master Defense Center System Settings Chapter 5 To edit an appliance group: Access: Admin 1. The Appliance Group Edit page appears. On the Master Defense Center. • • To add an appliance to the group. Select Operations > Appliances. Click Edit next to the Appliance group you want to edit.

Select Operations > System Settings. The updated Master Defense Center attributes are saved. Shutting Down and Restarting the System Requires: MDC You have several options for controlling the processes on your Master Defense Center. a Master Defense Center cannot manage the licenses of Defense Centers or 3D Sensors. For information on configuring the Master Defense Center network settings. see Configuring Network Settings on page 377. WARNING! The name must be made up of a combination of alphanumeric characters and should not be made up of numeric characters only. 2. Configuring Network Settings Requires: MDC The network settings are identical to those of the Defense Center. Click License. see Defense Center Information on page 175. To view information about the Master Defense Center license: Access: Admin 1. Click Save. You can: • • • shut down the appliance reboot the appliance restart the appliance Version 4. Viewing a Master Defense Center License Requires: MDC Unlike a Defense Center. To edit a Master Defense Center’s settings: Access: Admin 1.Using the Master Defense Center Editing Master Defense Center System Settings Chapter 5 • • Setting System Time on page 183 Blacklisting Health Policies on page 184 Listing Master Defense Center Information Requires: MDC For details on information listed under the Master Defense Center system settings.9. 2.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 182 . The Information page appears. Change the name of the Master Defense Center attributes as needed. The License page appears.

0. TIP! Because Master Defense Centers do not currently use Management Virtual Networks. click Run Command next to Shutdown Master Defense Center. Version 4. If you want to restart the Defense Center. The field is filled with the address range 0. Specify the command you want to perform: • • • If you want to shut down the Master Defense Center. 3. Setting System Time Requires: MDC The system time is set and synchronized in accordance with the system policy. Configuring Remote Management Networking Requires: MDC A Master Defense Center’s Management Virtual Network is disabled. The Information page appears.0/24 to disable the Management Virtual Network. If you want to reboot the system.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 183 . their real IP network is used to serve time. You cannot edit the Management Virtual Network field if the Defense Center is in the Master Defense Center operational mode. The Appliance Process page appears. 2. On the Time Synchronization page you can choose to serve time from the Master Defense Center by selecting Enabled in the Serve Time via NTP field.9. click Run Command next to Reboot Master Defense Center. click Run Command next to Restart Master Defense Center Console.0. Click Process. IMPORTANT! Master Defense Centers do not currently use a Management Virtual Network.Using the Master Defense Center Editing Master Defense Center System Settings Chapter 5 To shut down or restart your appliance: Access: Admin 1. Select Operations > System Settings. Note that restarting the Defense Center may cause deleted hosts to reappear.

you should configure your DHCP server to set the same NTP server. see Blacklisting a Health Policy Module on page 537. The Master Defense Center supports the following health policy modules: • • • • • • • • Appliance Heartbeat CPU Usage Data Correlator Process Defense Center Status Disk Usage eStreamer Process Event Stream Status Memory Usage For more information on blacklisting a health policy. Version 4. type the IP address of the NTP server or.Using the Master Defense Center Editing Master Defense Center System Settings Chapter 5 To specify how the Master Defense Center clock is set: Access: Admin You have two options: • • To set the time manually. type the fully qualified host and domain name. To avoid this situation. select Manually in the System Settings. see Synchronizing Time on page 354.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 184 . the DHCP-provided NTP server will be used instead. Blacklisting Health Policies Requires: MDC You can blacklist health policy modules when required. WARNING! If the appliance is rebooted and your DHCP server sets an NTP server record different than the one you specify here. in the text box.9. if DNS is enabled. select Via NTP Server from and. For more information about setting system time. To receive time through NTP from a different server.

Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Chapter 6 Administrator Guide To give you increased flexibility in your deployment choices.9.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 185 . you can combine the data from those sensors with RUA or RNA on a Defense Center. The number of detection engines per sensor is limited by the number of detection resources that are available. 3D Sensors support three types of detection engines: • • • IPS RNA RUA TIP! You cannot use the RUA feature on Crossbeam-based software sensors. You can think of a detection engine as a collection of one or more sensing interfaces (called an interface set) on a 3D Sensor plus a portion of the sensor’s computing resources (called a detection resource). Version 4. the Sourcefire 3D System provides a feature called the detection engine. one for RNA. However. See the Detection Resources by Model table on page 190 for more information. and the third for RUA. In addition. Most 3D Sensor models have at least three detection resources available and can support at least three detection engines: one for IPS. you cannot use RUA or RNA on 3D9800 sensors.

Using Clustered 3D Sensors on page 227 explains how to use detection engines and interface sets in a clustered 3D9900 sensor pairing. sensor. This section also describes how default detection engines are configured. To list the available detection engines: Access: Admin Select Operations > Configuration > Detection Engines > Detection Engines. policy. Using Interface Sets on page 207 describes how to create interface sets and how to use them with detection engines. including some of the limitations based on the sensor model. You can sort the available detection engines by group. Using Variables within Detection Engines on page 199 explains how to use detection engine-specific variable values to tailor your detection capabilities to more closely match your infrastructure. Version 4. • • • • • • • Understanding Detection Engines Requires: DC or 3D Sensor A detection engine is the mechanism on a 3D Sensor that is responsible for analyzing the traffic on the network segment where the sensor is connected. Using Interface Set Groups on page 223 describes how to create and use interface sets groups. detection engine type. or interface set type. Using Detection Engine Groups on page 197 explains how to create and use detection engine groups. and delete detection engines. Inline Fail Open Interface Set Commands on page 225 explains how to force an interface set in and out of bypass mode when using an inline fiber fail open interface set.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Understanding Detection Engines Chapter 6 The following sections describe the detection engines and interface set features and how you can use them in your Sourcefire 3D System deployment: • Understanding Detection Engines on page 186 explains detection engines in more detail. The figure below shows the Defense Center version of the page. Managing Detection Engines on page 193 explains how to create. edit.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 186 . The Available Detection Engines page appears.9.

The Sourcefire 3D System supports three types of interface sets. Inline with Fail Open Version 4. although a sensing interface can belong to only one interface set at a time. but the interface options available to you depend on the type of sensor and the capabilities of its sensing interfaces. A detection engine has two main components: • • an interface set. see Using PEP to Manage Traffic in the Analyst Guide. (The exception is on 3D9900s. Use an inline with fail open interface set if you deployed the sensor inline on your network and the sensing interfaces do support automatic fail-open capabilities. and Interface Set Depending on which components are licensed on the sensor. see Understanding Detection Resources and 3D Sensor Models on page 189 PEP Policy Only 3D9900 sensors provide the PEP feature. Interface Set Types Type Passive Inline Description Use a passive interface set if you deployed the sensor out of band from the flow of network traffic. Use an inline interface set if you deployed the sensor inline on your network and the sensing interfaces do not support automatic fail-open capabilities. RNA. The three interface types are described in the Interface Set Types table.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Understanding Detection Engines Chapter 6 Detection Engine Type. which can include one or more sensing interfaces a detection resource. 3D Sensors can support three types of detection engines: IPS. and RUA. Note that you can use any two of the non-fail-open interfaces on the sensor’s network interface cards as part of an inline interface set. For more information on the PEP feature. Resources.9. where pairs are pre-determined). Note that you must use paired fail-open interfaces on the sensor’s network interface cards for an inline with fail open interface set.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 187 . which is a portion of the sensor’s computing resources For information about detection engines and detection resources. Set Type An interface set refers to a grouping of one or more sensing interfaces on a sensor.

• You can click the name of an IPS policy to see details about the running policy.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 188 . if you plan to use RNA to monitor either an inline or inline with fail open interface set. the RNA detection engine monitoring that interface set will not see any traffic. or RNA. IMPORTANT! On a 3D3800 or 3D5800 sensor. then the icon has an exclamation point and the name is italicized. Neither RNA nor RUA are supported on the 3D9800 sensor.9.9 you have the advantage of the following listed features. You can determine what the name and state of IPS and RNA policies from the following information in the policy column: • If you change an IPS and RNA policy and have not applied it to the detection engine since the change. and the IPS detection engine fails for any reason. Otherwise.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Understanding Detection Engines Chapter 6 You can use RNA or RUA to monitor the traffic that passes through any of the three types of interface sets. Policy 3D Sensors have different capabilities and limitations depending on whether you licensed IPS. you must either configure an IPS detection engine that uses that interface set. RUA. the RNA or RUA detection engine monitoring that interface set will not see any traffic until the IPS detection engine restarts. TIP! After you upgrade your sensor to version 4. Version 4. as well as apply an intrusion policy to that detection engine. or configure the interface set in tap mode. For more information see Viewing an Intrusion Policy Report in the Analyst Guide. If you are monitoring the same inline interface set with both IPS and RNA or RUA. See Using Interface Sets on page 207 for more information about creating and editing interface sets.

if you plan to use the 3D3500 sensor in inline mode. The delete icon only appears next to the base policy when there are no network or VLAN filters applied. See Understanding Default Detection Engines for more information. • • For more information see Understanding Detection Resources and 3D Sensor Models on page 189 When you configure a new sensor.9. click the delete icon ( ) next to the filter name. which takes approximately 30 seconds. If you want to remove the currently applied filter from the IPS policy.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 189 . it has a predefined detection engine that you can choose to modify to meet your needs. See Using Variables within Detection Engines on page 199 for more information. Select Monitor > Task Status to track the progress of the deletion process. edit. click Edit or Delete next to its sensor name. For example. which allows you to use more computing resources when network traffic is high. Different sensor models have different Version 4. use one detection resource per application per core on your appliance.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Understanding Detection Engines Chapter 6 • If there is a network or VLAN filter applied to the IPS policy. • Sensor The sensor column provides the name of the sensor where the policy is applied. click Reapply All. you can click More or the down icon ( ) and view the type (Net for network or VLAN for virtual LAN) filter. If you hover above the name you can view the network or VLAN range of the filter. As a best practice. Understanding Detection Resources and 3D Sensor Models Requires: DC or 3D Sensor 3D Sensors with IPS can use multiple detection resources per detection engine. If you want to list. click Variables. then OK to confirm. IMPORTANT! Initially. If you want to reapply all policies for the detection engine. See Editing a Detection Engine on page 194 and Deleting a Detection Engine on page 197 for more information. add. It also provides the following capabilities: • If you want to edit or delete a detection engine. you could assign two detection resources to your detection engine to allow processing of more events per second. the Available Detection Engines page does not indicate that the filtered or base intrusion policy is deleted. click the delete icon ( ) next to the intrusion policy name. If you want to remove the currently applied IPS policy from the detection engine. or delete variables associated with a detection engine’s IPS or RNA policy. reset.

can be any type Maximum of two. It also indicates the maximum number of detection resources you can assign a single detection engine. RNA and RUA. • • Detection Resources by Model Model 3D500 3D1000 3D2000 3D2100 3D2500 3D3000 3D3500 3D3800 3D4500 3D5800 3D6500 3D9800 3D9900 Optimal per Sensor 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 4 6 8 12 7 Maximum per Sensor 2 2 2 3 4 4 6 2 8 6 12 12 12 Combination Restrictions Maximum of one IPS and either one RNA or one RUA Maximum of two. • The Optimal column indicates the per-sensor total number of detection resources you should use if you want to maximize the performance of the sensor.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Understanding Detection Engines Chapter 6 numbers of detection resources available as shown in the Detection Resources by Model table. The Combination Restrictions column indicates the permitted combinations of detection resources that you can allocate to detection engines on the same sensor. The Maximum column indicates the total number of detection resources available on the sensor. can be any type No restrictions No restrictions No restrictions No restrictions No restrictions No restrictions No restrictions No restrictions No restrictions No restrictions Version 4.9. 3D Sensors can run combinations of IPS.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 190 .

and detection resources available on Crossbeam System hardware. Crossbeam-based Software Sensor Considerations Depending upon the capabilities of your X-Series and the products you are licensed to use. you can use initial interface sets and default detection engines to quickly begin evaluating network traffic. then distribute the detection engines and detection resources across all operative interfaces on the sensor. current Crossbeam System hardware and software support. After initial installation can modify interface sets and detection engines. you have several deployment options for 3D Sensor Software.9. the maximum number of detection engines that you can create is equal to the number of available detection resources.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Understanding Detection Engines Chapter 6 Detection Resources by Model (Continued) Model Virtual 3D Sensor Crossbeambased software sensors Optimal per Sensor 3 Maximum per Sensor 3 Combination Restrictions No restrictions Refer to Crossbeam-based Software Sensor Considerations on page 191 General Recommendations with Two or More Detection Resources For improved 3D Sensor performance on sensors with optimal detection resources of two or greater. As with other 3D Sensors. Understanding Default Detection Engines Requires: DC or 3D Sensor When you install a new 3D Sensor. Consider how your network is configured and how you want to deploy the Sourcefire 3D System within it. Refer to the Sourcefire 3D Sensor Software for X-Series Installation Guide for information on deployment scenarios.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 191 . Version 4. you can reduce latency by distributing your network traffic across all available interfaces on the sensor. The number of detection resource depends on the Crossbeam System hardware.

If you modify the default detection engine to include it. Version 4. see Editing a Detection Engine on page 194. Sourcefire recommends that you remove the second on-board interface from the detection engine for improved performance. typically you pair adjacent interfaces. Default Detection Engines Default detection engines are configured with the optimal (rather than maximum) number of detection resources as described in the Detection Resources by Model table on page 190. Select Inline with Fail-Open Mode if you cabled the sensing interfaces inline on your network as an IPS. With this configuration. Choose from these initial interface sets based on how you deployed the sensor.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Understanding Detection Engines Chapter 6 Initial Interface Sets The initial interface sets for 3D Sensors are: • • Inline with Fail-Open. IMPORTANT! For the 3D3000 on the IBM xSeries 346 appliance. Select Passive Mode if the sensing interfaces are not cabled inline. and you have deployed it in a high-bandwidth environment where the traffic load is likely to reach the design limits of the appliance. a 3D2000 Sensor uses eth1 and eth2 as one inline fail-open interface set and it uses eth3 and eth4 as another inline fail-open interface set. the second on-board interface cannot support the same high-performance standards as the interfaces on the network interface cards.9. for example. the detection engine may not provide optimum performance.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 192 . that is automatically included in the default detection engine. Depending on the 3D Sensor. less the management interface. the default that builds paired fail-open interface sets on all 3D Sensor interfaces. Second On-Board Interface Some Sourcefire sensors have a second on-board interface. note that the default detection engine does not include the second on-board interface. usually near the management interface. Passive that builds a single passive interface set for all 3D Sensor interfaces. If you want to change either the number of detection resources or the interfaces assigned to the default detection engine. on some of the older models. you can connect any of the non-management interfaces to your network and apply the appropriate policy to the detection engine and begin analyzing your network. However. If your appliance has one of these extra interfaces. less the management interface.

The following sections explain how to create. Click Create Detection Engine. and delete detection engines. punctuation. 2. enter a name and description for the new detection engine. edit. Select Operations > Configuration > Detection Engines > Detection Engines. You can use interface sets that include multiple inline interface pairs. 3. You can use alphanumeric characters.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Managing Detection Engines Chapter 6 Managing Detection Engines Requires: DC/MDC or 3D Sensor See Understanding Detection Engines on page 186 and Using Interface Sets on page 207 for more information about the capabilities of detection engines and the interface sets they depend on.9. The figure below shows the Defense Center version of the page.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 193 . Version 4. and spaces. The Create Detection Engine page appears. To create a detection engine: Access: Admin 1. • • • Creating a Detection Engine on page 193 Editing a Detection Engine on page 194 Deleting a Detection Engine on page 197 Creating a Detection Engine Requires: DC or 3D Sensor You can create a detection engine if you have an available interface set and at least one available detection resource. In the Name and Description fields. The Detection Engines page appears. when they are available on your 3D Sensor.

8.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 194 . 5. which can cause a short pause in processing. Click Save. 9. if this option is employed. 3D1000. The detection engine is created. See Using Interface Sets on page 207 for information about creating and modifying interface sets. you can select Inspect Traffic During Policy Apply. RNA. IMPORTANT! On the 3D500. TIP! This option may degrade performance when you apply a policy and may result in longer policy-apply periods. Select the interface set that you want to assign to this detection engine. 7. 6. editing an interface set or detection engine can cause the detection engines on the sensor to restart. See Using Detection Engine Groups on page 197 for information on creating and modifying detection engine groups. if you are creating an IPS detection engine and if you are using a 3D Sensor other than a 3D500. IMPORTANT! For most 3D Sensors with inline interface sets. The second detection resource is available only if you want to create a second detection engine for RNA or RUA. Optionally. the detection engine does not restart and interrupt traffic inspection when the policy is applied. See the Detection Resources by Model table on page 190 for more information. However. The following sections describe some of the cases where a detection engines is affected by changes to the detection engines and interface sets: Version 4. you can only use one of the two detection resources for IPS. Select the number of detection resources for this detection engine. add the detection engine to an existing detection engine group. or RUA. or 3D3800. Select the type of detection engine that you want to create from the Type drop-down list. Editing a Detection Engine Requires: DC or 3D Sensor In some circumstances. no packets are lost. Optionally. a software bridge is automatically set up to transport packets when the sensor restarts.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Managing Detection Engines Chapter 6 4. IPS. Although some packets are transmitted without inspection during this time.9.

all detection engines on the sensor are restarted. • Other Sensors • • • • • • If you change which network interfaces are used by an interface set. nothing is restarted. all the detection engines on the sensor are restarted. If you delete a detection engine or interface set. nothing is restarted. all detection engines on the sensor are restarted. If you change the name or description of an interface set or detection engine. If you change an interface set’s transparent mode setting. nothing is restarted. all the detection engines on the sensor are restarted because the total number of allocated resources has changed. If you delete a detection engine or interface set. which interface set is used. If you change the detection engine type for a detection engine. only that detection engine is started (although other CPUs may be restarted to rebalance the processing load). all the detection engines on the sensor are restarted. IMPORTANT! If you have an 3Dx800 health policy applied to a 3D9800 sensor when you change the number of detection resources. all the detection engines using that interface set are restarted. If you change a detection engine’s interface set. all detection engines assigned to that interface set are restarted. If you change the number of detection resources.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Managing Detection Engines Chapter 6 3Dx800 Sensors • If you change the number of network interfaces. or the detection engine type. all detection engines on the sensor are restarted. or the setting for tap mode or transparent mode for an interface set. • • • Version 4.9. If you change the name or description of an interface set or detection engine. only that detection engine is restarted (although other CPUs may be restarted to rebalance the processing load). If you create an interface set. nothing is restarted. A restart occurs only when you assign a detection engine to the interface set. When you create a detection engine. • • • • If you create a detection engine. it will generate hardware alarms. the interface set type. If you create an interface set. Contact Sourcefire Support for information about how to clear those hardware alarms.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 195 . that detection engine is restarted. If you change the number of detection resources allocated to a detection engine. or interface set type.

3. To edit an existing detection engine: Access: Admin 1.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 196 . Click Edit next to the detection engine you want to modify. 3D1000. you must delete the detection engine and create a new one. you may want to remove any affected VAPs from the load-balanced list until the associated detection engines restart. then reinstate the VAPs. For more information. You can modify the name. and number of detection resources for the detection engine. or 3D3800 sensors. group. see the Sourcefire 3D Sensor Software for X-Series Installation Guide.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Managing Detection Engines Chapter 6 Make sure you plan these actions for times when they will have the least impact on your deployment. TIP! On your 3D Sensor Software for Crossbeam Systems X-Series. The Edit Detection Engine page appears. TIP! The Inspect Traffic During Policy Apply option is not available on 3D500. The Detection Engines page appears. Version 4. 2. description. Click Save.9. In the case of an IPS detection engine you can also select if traffic is inspected while a policy is being applied. You cannot modify the detection engine type. If you need to change the detection engine type. Your changes are saved. Select Operations > Configuration > Detection Engines > Detection Engines.

Select Operations > Configuration > Detection Engines > Detection Engines. you should not delete a detection engine that is used as a constraint in one or more compliance rules. These groups make it easier to apply policies to detection engines that have similar purposes. confirm that you want to delete the detection engine. See the following sections for more information: • • • Creating Detection Engine Groups on page 197 Editing Detection Engine Groups on page 198 Deleting Detection Engine Groups on page 199 Creating Detection Engine Groups Requires: DC/MDC or 3D Sensor Access: Admin The following procedure explains how to create a detection engine group. Click Delete next to the detection engine you want to delete. The Detection Engines page appears. see Modifying a Rule in the Analyst Guide. 3. Select Operations > Configuration > Detection Engines > Detection Engines. however. The Detection Engines page appears. To create a detection engine group: 1.9. To delete a detection engine: Access: Admin 1. At the prompt. WARNING! Do not delete a detection engine that is in use. Version 4. Using Detection Engine Groups Requires: DC/MDC or 3D Sensor You can use detection engine groups to combine similar detection engines. Also. The detection engine is deleted.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Using Detection Engine Groups Chapter 6 Deleting a Detection Engine Requires: DC or 3D Sensor Use the following procedure to delete a detection engine. 2. a record of the detection engine is retained so that events generated by that detection engine are viewable.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 197 . For information on modifying compliance rules. you should first delete (or modify) the constraint in all rules in which it is used.

Type a name for the detection engine group in the Group Name field. The Detection Engine Group Edit page appears. The Detection Engines page appears. See Creating Detection Engine Groups on page 197. You must create a detection engine group before you can edit it. You can also move detection engines out of the detection engine group. Click Create Detection Engine Group.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Using Detection Engine Groups Chapter 6 2. Version 4. The Create Detection Engine Group page appears. The Available Detection Engines page appears. 2. on the Edit Detection Engine page. You can add detection engines to this group by clicking Edit next to a detection engine name and. 3. Select available detections engines and to move them to the detection engine group with the arrow buttons. To edit a detection engine group: Access: Admin 1. 4.9. Editing Detection Engine Groups Requires: DC/MDC or 3D Sensor The following procedure explains how to edit a detection engine group. adding the detection engine to the group and clicking Update. 4. Click Edit for the detection engine group. The Detection Engine page appears again. Select Operations > Configuration > Detection Engines > Detection Engines. Click Save. 3. Click Save to add the selected detection engines to the detection engine group.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 198 .

Using Variables within Detection Engines Requires: IPS or DC/MDC + IPS A system default variable sets a variable value on your Sourcefire 3D Sensor or Defense Center that IPS uses by default unless it is overridden by a policy-specific or detection engine-specific value for the same variable. You can define HOME_NET in your system default variable to encompass your internal address range (for example. You can associate a system default variable with a specific detection engine and give the resulting detection engine-specific variable an explicit value for that detection engine. you can use detection engine-specific variable values to tailor your detection capabilities to more closely match your infrastructure.0/24 In the detection engine named DE_ACCT: HOME_NET = 10. When you apply an intrusion policy to that detection engine.10.90.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Using Variables within Detection Engines Chapter 6 Deleting Detection Engine Groups Requires: DC/MDC or 3D Sensor When you delete a detection engine group. For example. To delete a detection engine group: Access: Admin 1. 10.0/16). see Creating New Policy-Specific Variables in the Analyst Guide. Click Delete next to the name of the detection engine group. However. which includes a mixed address space. if you have created your detection engines so that one detection engine monitors one class of hosts (in this example.90.10.10.0/24 If you later create another detection engine that monitors the rest of your network. hosts in your accounting department in the address range 10.0. you can use the system default Version 4.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 199 . 2. The Detection Engines page appears. any detection engines in the group are automatically ungrouped. which are specific to the policy in which they are created.10. Select Operations > Configuration > Detection Engines > Detection Engines. In the system default variable used in the intrusion policy: HOME_NET = 10.10.10. hosts in your network’s DMZ in the range 10.0. The detection engine group is deleted. the intrusion rules in an intrusion policy take advantage of certain system default variables such as HOME_NET and EXTERNAL_NET to look for exploits that originate outside your network and are targeted against hosts within your network.9. IPS can use the value of the detection engine-specific variable in rules you enable in your policy to monitor network traffic and generate events. they are not deleted.30.30.0/16 In the detection engine named DE_DMZ: HOME_NET = 10. For information on policy-specific variables.0/24) and another monitors a different class (for example.0/24).

you can modify the variable in the intrusion policies and detection engines where it is added automatically to give it a specific definition. Version 4. When they exist. IMPORTANT! You cannot use variables with RNA detection engines. See Creating New Variables in the Analyst Guide and Modifying Variables in the Analyst Guide for more information. or on the detection engine Variable List page for the detection engine. the definition reverts to the definition in the intrusion policy the next time you apply the policy. You can create detection engine-specific variables and set detection engine-specific values for system default variables within an intrusion policy or from the detection engine Variable List page. which means that the value specified in the policy will be used when you apply the policy. Creating a detection engine-specific variable from the detection engine Variable List page also creates a corresponding system default variable with the value set to any. For an explanation see Using Variables within Detection Engines on page 199.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 200 . Optionally. For configuration details related to setting detection engine-specific variables within an intrusion policy. see the following sections: • • • • • Assigning Values to System Default Variables in Detection Engines on page 200 Creating New Variables for Detection Engines on page 202 Deleting and Resetting Variables on page 203 Configuring Custom Variables in Detection Engines on page 204 Using Portscan-Only Detection Engines on page 205 Assigning Values to System Default Variables in Detection Engines Requires: IPS or DC/MDC + IPS You can assign detection engine-specific values to system default variables. You can also create new variables for use only within the context of the detection engine. a detection engine-specific variable value takes precedence over a policy-specific or system default value for the same variable.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Using Variables within Detection Engines Chapter 6 variable value rather than creating another detection engine-specific value for HOME_NET. If you disable a variable defined on the Variable List page by resetting the variable. You can view the explicit detection engine-specific value you configured in the list of variables for the detection engine within each policy. and on the Variable list page for all other detection engines where it is listed with the value set to Policy Defined.9. Configuration details in this section relate to the detection engine Variable List page. Variables use the same syntax and must follow the same guidelines regardless of whether you create or define them from within intrusion policies or from the detection engine Variable List page. For more information. You can view the corresponding new system default variable in the list of system default variables within each policy. see Creating New Variables in the Analyst Guide.

The Variable List page appears. Version 4. The Detection Engines page appears. The variable takes effect the next time you apply an intrusion policy to the detection engine.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 201 . Select Operations > Configuration > Detection Engines > Detection Engines. Enter a value for the variable and click Save. 3. See Creating New Variables in the Analyst Guide for information about variable syntax. Click Edit next to the variable you want to define. The value for each of the variables defaults to the value within the intrusion policy that is applied to the detection engine. as described in Applying an Intrusion Policy in the Analyst Guide.9. The Variable Binding page appears.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Using Variables within Detection Engines Chapter 6 To assign a detection engine-specific value to a system default variable: Access: Admin 1. 2. 4. The Variable List page appears again and shows the new value for the variable. Click Variables next to the detection engine where you want to define a variable value.

you can associate detection engine-specific variable definitions with the policy. 5. 4. . See Understanding Custom Variables in the Analyst Guide if you are defining a special-purpose custom variable with one of the reserved variable names described in the Custom Variables table in the Analyst Guide. select IP Port.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Using Variables within Detection Engines Chapter 6 Creating New Variables for Detection Engines Requires: IPS or DC/MDC + IPS When you create an intrusion policy.9. Click Add Variable. The Variable page appears. 2. enter a name for the variable. For an explanation see Using Variables within Detection Engines on page 199. or Custom. To create a new variable for a detection engine: Access: Admin 1. In the Variable Name field. See Defining Ports in Variables and Rules in the Analyst Guide for more information if you are defining a port-based variable. The Variable List page appears. The Detection Engines page appears. Version 4.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 202 . • • • See Defining IP Addresses in Variables and Rules in the Analyst Guide for more information if you are defining a IP address-based variable. From the Variable Type drop-down list. 3. Click Variables next to the detection engine where you want to define a variable value. Select Operations > Configuration > Detection Engines > Detection Engines.

In the Value field. The variable is created and is accessible to all policies as a system default variable. The Detection Engines page appears. To delete or reset variables on a detection engine: Access: Admin 1. enter a value for the variable and click Save. Deleting and Resetting Variables Requires: IPS or DC/MDC + IPS You can reset the value of a variable on the Variable List page and the variable reverts to the value defined in the intrusion policy the next time you apply the intrusion policy to the detection engine.9. See Creating New Variables in the Analyst Guide for information about the syntax for variables. Version 4. Select Operations > Configuration > Detection Engines > Detection Engines. IMPORTANT! Each new detection engine variable adds a system variable with a value of any that is accessible in all your intrusion policies. It is listed in the variable list for the detection engine in all intrusion policies with the explicitly set value. but only if they are not used in any active or inactive rule within the system. The variable takes effect the next time you apply an intrusion policy to the detection engine. You cannot delete predefined system variables within an intrusion policy. You can delete predefined system variables on the detection engine Variable List page. In any intrusion policy that you apply to a different detection engine and do not explicitly set a policy-defined or detection engine-specific variable to override the value of the system variable. meaning that the value specified in the policy will be used when you apply the policy.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 203 .Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Using Variables within Detection Engines Chapter 6 6. You can also delete variables that you created within the context of the detection engine. The Variable List page appears again and shows the new variable and its value. and listed for all other detection engines on the Variable List page with a value of Policy Defined. the value any will be used. as described in Applying an Intrusion Policy in the Analyst Guide. Creating the new detection engine variable also lists the description Policy Defined for all other IPS detection engines on the Variable List page.

The variable is reset and Policy Defined appears in the Value column. You can add a new USER_CONF detection engine variable using the reserved name USER_CONF . click Reset next to the name of the variable. Configuring Custom Variables in Detection Engines Requires: IPS or DC/MDC + IPS Custom variables allow you to configure special IPS features that you cannot otherwise configure via the web interface. • To delete a locally created variable. You create a detection engine-specific custom variable by setting an explicit value for a reserved predefined system variable. For more information. The variable is deleted from the detection engine the next time you apply an intrusion policy to the detection engine. The Variable List page appears. You can set an explicit detection engine value for the predefined SNORT_BPF custom system variable. You have two options: • To disable the variable value defined in the IPS detection engine and revert to the variable value defined in the policy.9. see Understanding Custom Variables in the Analyst Guide. or by creating a variable using a specific reserved name. Click Variables next to the detection engine where you want to delete or reset a variable value. Version 4. click Delete next to the name of the variable. 3. You then define the variable value with a set of instructions appropriate to the function the variable provides.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 204 .Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Using Variables within Detection Engines Chapter 6 2.

2. 3. Using Portscan-Only Detection Engines Requires: IPS or DC/MDC + IPS If you configure a sensor to use multiple detection resources within a single IPS detection engine. However. the sensor can process more packets with greater efficiency.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Using Variables within Detection Engines Chapter 6 To configure the SNORT_BPF custom variable for a detection engine: Access: P&R Admin/Admin To set an explicit detection engine-specific value for SNORT_BPF using the existing system default variable. One downside to using multiple detection resources is that no single resource sees all the traffic on a network segment. a portion of the traffic that the 3D Sensor sees is directed to each detection resource for processing. In this way. Create an IPS portscan-only detection engine and assign one detection resource to it. The following steps outline the process you can use to configure your sensor to detect portscans in addition to other exploits against your network assets. inline. or inline with fail open depending on how your sensor is deployed. Depending on the traffic mix on your network. Make sure you use the interface set that you created in step 1. you may need to adjust the number of resources in the multi-resource detection engine. Version 4. Create another IPS detection engine that uses up to the remaining number of detection resources and the interface set that you created in step 1. Multiple detection engines will use this interface set. 1. Using the Defense Center’s web interface. Remember that the portscan-only detection engine can use only one detection resource.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 205 . To configure the USER_CONF custom variable for a detection engine: Access: P&R Admin/Admin To create USER_CONF as a new detection engine-specific variable using the reserved name USER_CONF see Creating New Variables for Detection . which is a requirement for the portscan preprocessor. create an interface set that includes the network interfaces you want to use on the sensor. see Assigning Values to System Default Variables in Detection Engines on page 200. Internal logic on the sensor ensures that packets belonging to the same session are directed to the same resource for analysis. you can create a portscan-only intrusion policy and apply it to a portscan-only detection engine on the sensor. Engines on page 202. To overcome this issue. The interface set can be passive.9. Sourcefire recommends that you monitor the performance of your sensor to make sure that the portscan-only detection engine is able to keep up with the multi-resource detection engine. IMPORTANT! A portscan-only intrusion policy is able to process up to three times more traffic than a more complex intrusion policy because it uses fewer CPU resources.

The policy should inherit or be set to the following settings in the layer in your intrusion policy where you enable portscan detection (See Creating an Intrusion Policy in the Analyst Guide. Create and apply an intrusion policy for the multi-resource detection engine. 5. Enable Portscan Detection and configure it for your network environment. or Rule Processing Configuration. See the Portscan Detection SIDs (GID:122) table in the Analyst Guide for more information. 6. Create and apply an intrusion policy to the portscan-only detection engine. the SMTP Configuration preprocessor (under Application Layer Preprocessors). Ensure that OPSEC Configuration (under External Responses) is disabled. and Back Orifice Detection (under Specific Threat Detection) are disabled. You should not change the default settings for Checksum Verification or Packet Decoding (under Transport/Network Layer Preprocessors).1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 206 . Ensure that the DCE/RPC Configuration preprocessor. Version 4. • • • • • • IMPORTANT! Note that when portscan detection is enabled. and Applying an Intrusion Policy in the Analyst Guide for more information): • Select the No Rules Active Base Policy and make sure the Protection Mode is Passive. Also. Enable IP Defragmentation (under Transport/Network Layer Preprocessors) and make sure it is configured for your environment (using the Hosts option) See Enabling and Disabling Advanced IPS Features in the Analyst Guide for more information. See Selecting the Base Policy in the Analyst Guide for more information. See Enabling and Disabling Advanced IPS Features in the Analyst Guide for more information. You do not need to set up variables for this policy. items listed under Performance Statistics. Working with Layers. Make sure portscan rules are enabled for the types of portscans you configure. Make sure you match the type of intrusion policy to the type of interface set that you created in step 1.9. the HTTP Configuration preprocessor. See Detecting Portscans in the Analyst Guide for more information. make sure you disable portscan detection in this policy.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Using Variables within Detection Engines Chapter 6 4. you must enable rules on the Rules page with generator ID (GID) 122 for enabled portscan types for the portscan detector to generate portscan events. Note that all rules are disabled on the Rules page. Review the resulting intrusion events to ensure that you are receiving the events you expect.

3D Sensors deployed in networks that are highly sensitive to latency can use the automatic application bypass option. sensor. You can also set interfaces on most sensors in transparent inline mode. On selected sensors you can set interfaces to tap mode.9. or inline with fail-open mode. For more information on the PEP feature. Some installations require that the link state be propagated and most sensor interfaces provide that option. see Using PEP to Manage Traffic in the Analyst Guide. You can sort the available interface sets by group. To list the available interface sets: Access: Admin Select Operations > Configuration > Detection Engines > Interface Sets. • With the exception of the Virtual 3D Sensor. Only 3D9900 sensors provide the PEP feature. you can set up any of your 3D Sensor interfaces in passive. • • • • • • • Version 4.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Using Interface Sets Chapter 6 Using Interface Sets Requires: DC or 3D Sensor An interface set is a collection of one or more sensing interfaces on your appliance. set type.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 207 . See the following sections for more information about interface sets: • • • • • • • Understanding Interface Set Configuration Options on page 207 Creating an Interface Set on page 213 Creating an Inline Interface Set on page 216 Editing an Interface Set on page 221 Deleting an Interface Set on page 223 Inline Fail Open Interface Set Commands on page 225 Using Clustered 3D Sensors on page 227 Understanding Interface Set Configuration Options Requires: DC or 3D Sensor There are a number of configuration variables to consider when you configure interface sets. inline. or PEP policy. Only 3D9900 sensors provide a fail-safe option that works with inline interface sets. The Virtual 3D Sensor supports only passive mode operation. Sensors with Gigabit Ethernet interfaces can employ jumbo frames.

1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 208 .9.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Using Interface Sets Chapter 6 See the following table for a list of 3D Sensors and each of their applicable interfaces features. Supported Features by 3D Sensor Model 3D Sensor Model Virtual 3D Sensor 3D500 3D1000 3D2000 3D2100 3D2500 3D3000 3D3500 3D3800 3D4500 3D5800 3D6500 3D9800 3D9900 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Transparent Inline Mode Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Link State Propagation Mode Tap Mode Jumbo Frames Automatic Application Bypass Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Enable Fail-safe PEP See the following sections for more information: • • • • • • • Types of Interface Sets on page 209 Transparent Inline Mode on page 209 Tap Mode on page 210 Link State Propagation Mode on page 211 Jumbo Frames on page 212 Automatic Application Bypass on page 212 Enabling Fail-Safe on page 213 Version 4.

However. except on the 3D9800 sensor. you can choose one of three types: • Passive A passive interface set can encompass any number of the available sensing interfaces on a sensor. the appliance’s performance could be degraded. you could create a single passive interface set and create two detection engines. an inline with fail open interface set on a 3D3800 or 3D5800 sensor can include up to four interface pairs.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Using Interface Sets Chapter 6 Types of Interface Sets When you create an interface set. interfaces on the network cards). which only supports a single IPS detection engine. except for the 3D500 and the Virtual 3D Sensor. an inline interface set can include any two interfaces. • Inline For most sensors. For example. network traffic continues to flow through the sensor as it would for an inline with fail open interface set. Note that interface pairs on the same fiber-based NIM will act as fail open interfaces even if you assign them to an inline interface set. If you choose the Inline or Inline with Fail Open option. The interfaces do not have to be on the same network cards. Transparent Inline Mode Transparent inline mode is a feature for inline interface sets and is not available for Passive interface sets. then apply different policies to the detection engines. You can set up multiple detection engines to use a single interface set. if the power fails or the Snort process halts. Version 4. one for an IPS and the other for RNA. an inline with fail open interface set must include exactly one interface pair. • Inline with Fail Open For most sensors.9. IMPORTANT! If you include an on-board sensing interface (instead of. the Transparent Inline Mode option is enabled by default.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 209 . and an inline interface set on a 3D9800 sensor can include up to the total number of interface pairs on the sensor. and an inline with fail open interface set on a 3D9800 sensor can include up to the total number of interface pairs on the sensor. This allows the sensor to act as a “bump in the wire” and means that the sensor forwards all the network traffic it sees regardless of its source and destination. It is not available on the 3D500 and available but not a default configuration on the Virtual 3D Sensor. but you should avoid using an on-board interface. an inline interface set on a 3D3800 or 3D5800 sensor can include up to four interface pairs. However. or in addition to. That is.

With tap mode. rules that you set to Drop and rules that use the replace keyword do not affect the packet stream.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 210 . 3D9900. If your sensor is deployed inline (or more precisely. Tap Mode Tap mode is available for the 3D3800. when the sensor sees traffic from Host A to Host B. the sensor is deployed inline. a copy of each packet is sent to the sensor and the network traffic flow is undisturbed. if your sensor includes a detection engine with an inline interface set) and the Transparent Inline Mode option is selected. and you cannot disable it. rules of these types do generate intrusion events when they are triggered. Because you are working with copies of packets rather than the packets themselves.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Using Interface Sets Chapter 6 If you disable this option. Only traffic between Host A and Host C or between Host B to Host C is allowed to pass. 3D5800.9. the sensor learns which hosts are on which side of the inline interface. The Sourcefire 3D System checks the 3D9800 firmware version and displays the optional tap mode check box in the Create Interface Set page when appropriate. then if the sensor sees network traffic from Host A to Host B. a sensor acts as a bridge. If the sensor is inline and you are not using transparent inline mode. TIP! 3D9800 sensors with earlier versions of firmware do not support tap mode. but instead of the packet flow passing through the sensor. it allows the traffic to pass through the interface even though Host A and Host B are on the same side of the sensor. and forwards packets accordingly. consider the following diagram. Keep in mind that if you create an inline interface set but do not use transparent inline mode. For example. you must be especially careful not to create loops in your network infrastructure. and on later versions of 3D9800 3D Sensor when you create an inline or inline with fail open interface set. Version 4. However. 3Dx800 sensors run in transparent inline mode. it does not allow the traffic to pass through the interface to the side of the network with Host C. Over time.

IMPORTANT! On a 3D3800 or 3D5800 sensor. IMPORTANT! Fiber interface sets configured as inline fail-open.9. and the IPS detection engine fails for any reason. In other words. Version 4. the link state of the other interface is changed automatically to match it. the second interface automatically comes back up. When the downed interface comes back up. see Removing Bypass Mode on Inline Fail Open Fiber Interfaces on page 225.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Using Interface Sets Chapter 6 There are benefits to using tap mode with sensors that are deployed inline. Otherwise.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 211 . If you are monitoring the same inline interface set with both IPS and RNA or RUA. Link state propagation mode automatically brings down the second interface in the interface pair when one of the interfaces in an inline interface set goes down. When you are ready to deploy the sensor inline. Link state propagation is available for both copper and fiber fail-open NIMs. It is also available on 3D9900s in both the inline and inline fail-open mode. if you plan to use RNA to monitor either an inline or inline with fail open interface set. Link State Propagation Mode Link state propagation mode is a feature for interface sets in the inline fail-open mode so both pairs of an inline pair track state. other than those on 3D9900s must be in hardware bypass mode for link state propagation to function correctly. too. Based on the results. the RNA or RUA detection engine monitoring that interface set will not see any traffic until the IPS detection engine restarts. Neither RNA nor RUA are supported on the 3D9800 sensor. or configure the interface set in tap mode. as well as apply an intrusion policy to that detection engine. For example. IMPORTANT! Crossbeam-based software sensors and 3D9800 sensors do not support link state propagation. For more information about fiber interface sets and hardware bypass. you can set up the cabling between the sensor and the network as if the sensor were inline and analyze the kinds of intrusion events the sensor generates. It is not available for passive interface sets. you can disable tap mode and begin dropping suspicious traffic without having to reconfigure the cabling between the sensor and the network. you can modify your intrusion policy and add the drop rules that best protect your network without impacting its efficiency. the RNA detection engine monitoring that interface set will not see any traffic. if the link state of one interface changes. you must either configure an IPS detection engine that uses that interface set.

or RUA detection engine and allows packets to bypass the detection engine if the time is exceeded. you do not need to set it in the Create Interface Set page. You can change the bypass threshold if the option is selected. For more information on the health monitoring alert.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 212 . You can apply automatic application bypass on an interface set basis. If your 3D Sensor and interface supports jumbo frames. 3D Sensor that support jumbo frames include: • • • 3D6500 3D9800 (9018-byte jumbo frames are always accepted) 3D9900 Note that since the 3D9800 is set to always accept the maximum size frame. Jumbo Frames Jumbo frames are Ethernet frames with a frame size greater than the standard 1518 bytes.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Using Interface Sets Chapter 6 Link state propagation is especially useful in resilient network environments where routers are configured to reroute traffic automatically around network devices that are in a failure state. Automatic application bypass limits the time allowed to process packets through an IPS.9. Version 4. excessive numbers of core files can result in disk usage health alerts. it is most valuable in inline deployments. WARNING! If a detection engine is bypassed. Automatic Application Bypass The automatic application bypass feature allows you to balance packet processing delays with your network’s tolerance for packet latency. Typical maximum sized jumbo frames are 9018 bytes. Most gigabit Ethernet network interface cards support jumbo frames to increase efficiency. If the application bypass triggers repeatedly. The feature functions with both passive and inline interface sets.000 ms. If a detection engine is bypassed. The automatic application bypass option is off by default. set the maximum frame size for the interface using the Create Interface Set page. a core file is automatically generated for potential troubleshooting by Sourcefire Support. RNA. see Configuring Automatic Application Bypass Monitoring on page 502. The default setting is 750 milliseconds (ms). 3D Sensors generate a health monitoring alert. The valid range is from 250 ms to 60. Note also that frames larger than the configured maximum frame size are silently dropped by the sensor. however. To see a list of which 3D Sensors you can use Automatic Application Bypass Monitoring on. see the Supported Features by 3D Sensor Model table on page 208.

2. see Using Interface Sets on page 207. TIP! Some sensors do not support every interface set type. Inline. To create an interface set: Access: Admin 1. 3. The Enable Fail-Safe option is only available on inline interface configurations. Type a name and description for the new interface set in the Name and Description fields. traffic is allowed to bypass detection and continue through the sensor.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Using Interface Sets Chapter 6 Enabling Fail-Safe The Create Interface Set page includes an additional option for 3D9900 sensors: the Enable Fail-Safe option.9. Passive. 4. For information about their use. Version 4. The Interface Sets page appears. see the next section. When you enable the Enable Fail-Safe option. IMPORTANT! The procedure for creating an inline interface set for 3Dx800 sensors is slightly different.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 213 . Select the type of interface you want to create. Click Create Interface Set. For more information. Creating an Interface Set Requires: DC or 3D Sensor An interface set is a collection of one or more sensing interfaces on your appliance. or Inline with Fail Open. from the Interface Set Type drop-down list. 3D9900 sensors monitor internal traffic buffers and bypass detection engines if those buffers are full. You can use alphanumeric characters and spaces. Select Operations > Configuration > Detection Engines > Interface Sets. The Create Interface Set page appears. Creating an Inline Interface Set.

1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 214 . however. This option is especially useful if the routers on your network are able to re-route traffic around a network device that is down. If you selected either the Inline or Inline with Fail Open option and you are not configuring a Crossbeam-based software sensor. You can.000 ms.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Using Interface Sets Chapter 6 5. select Automatic Application Bypass if your network is sensitive to latency. Optionally. Optionally. IMPORTANT! Link state propagation and automatic application bypass are not supported on Sourcefire 3D Sensor Software for X-Series platforms. select an existing interface set group or select Create New Group to create a new interface set group. you can select a Bypass Threshold in milliseconds (ms). 6. 8. Optionally. Optionally. set jumbo frame options on the Crossbeam CLI.9. and if you are configuring an inline interface set on a 3D9900. Automatic Application Bypass is most useful in inline applications. you can select the Enable Fail-safe check box to enable traffic pass-though during application bypass. When the option selected. See Using Interface Set Groups on page 223 for more information. clear the Transparent Inline Mode check box to disable transparent mode. select Link State Propagation Mode. Version 4. 9. if you selected the Inline or Inline with Fail Open option. The default setting is 750 ms and the valid range is from 250 ms to 60. 7. then optionally.

1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 215 . Defense Center Only Select one of the sensors from the list. A list of network interfaces on the sensor appears. You can set any jumbo frame size between 1518 and 9018 bytes. Optionally. On the Defense Center only.9. A list of sensors appears. including a list of ungrouped sensors. You can also select the ungrouped sensors. Defense Center Only Select the sensor group containing the sensors where you want to create the interface set. 11. 12. a list of sensor groups appears. inclusive. and if you are configuring an interface set on a 3D6500 or 3D9900 type a maximum frame size for your IP traffic in the Maximum Frame Size field. The following shows a 3D9900 interface set. Version 4.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Using Interface Sets Chapter 6 10.

For 3Dx800 sensors. Determining which interface name corresponds with a physical interface on your sensor depends on the model: • For most 3D Sensors. The interface set is created. your sensor may not provide optimum performance. Using one interface set that includes all available inline interface pairs. Select the interfaces that you want to add from the Available Interfaces list and click the arrow button to add the interface to the Selected Interfaces list. make sure you reapply intrusion policies to the IPS detection engines on the affected sensor.9. s0. but inline interface sets must contain exactly two interfaces (except on 3Dx800 sensors). Click Save. 14.e0 corresponds to the leftmost interface on the network interface module (NIM) in I/O Slot 0 on the back of your appliance.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 216 . you can include all of the available interfaces in a passive interface set. you can apply a single policy and rapidly complete your initial Version 4. You can use the Shift and Ctrl keys to select multiple interfaces at once. IMPORTANT! If you select an on-board interface rather than an interface on a network card. see the Installation Guide for your sensor or sensor software. the names that appear in the Available Interfaces list correspond to the device names you assigned to the circuits you created on the X-Series.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Using Interface Sets Chapter 6 13. eth2. TIP! After you create an interface set. • • For more information. Creating an Inline Interface Set Requires: DC or 3D Sensor You can add multiple interface pairs to an inline interface set on 3D Sensors and Crossbeam-based software sensors. This is the default behavior during 3D Sensor installations. For example. Remember to reconnect the network cable when you are finished. log into the console and disconnect the network cable from the interface. the names that appear in the Available Interfaces list correspond to the slot number and interface location. and so on). Different types of interface sets have different requirements. For 3D Sensor Software for Crossbeam Systems X-Series. A message appears on the console indicating the name of the interface (eth1. For example. Inline with fail open interface sets must contain one pair of interfaces from the same fail-open network card.

Your network may be set up to route traffic between a host on your network and external hosts through different interface pairs depending on whether the traffic is inbound or outbound.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 217 .Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Using Interface Sets Chapter 6 3D Sensor deployment. TIP! Although the default interface set on 3D Sensors includes all the available inline interface pairs. you can refine policies for specific connected network segments and their requirements. You can also use multiple interface pairs when your network employs asynchronous routing. Later. as shown in the following graphic. If you include only one interface pair in an interface set.9. the sensor might not correctly analyze your network traffic because a detection engine might see only half of the traffic. in many cases you can improve performance by modifying the interface set to include only the inline interface pairs your network requires. Version 4.

the RNA detection engine monitoring that interface set will not see any traffic. Neither RNA nor RUA are supported on the 3D9800 sensor. 2. To create an inline interface set: Access: Admin 1. The Create Interface Set page appears. choose either Inline or Inline with Fail Open. 3. • • For an 3Dx800 sensor. Click Create Interface Set. as well as apply an intrusion policy to that detection engine. a software bridge is automatically set up to transport packets when the sensor restarts. choose Inline from the Interface Set Type drop-down list. the RNA or RUA detection engine monitoring that interface set will not see any traffic until the IPS detection engine restarts. Version 4. Otherwise. IMPORTANT! On a 3D3800 or 3D5800 sensor. if you plan to use RNA to monitor either an inline or inline with fail open interface set. Select the type of inline interface you want to create. Optionally. If you are monitoring the same inline interface set with both IPS and RNA or RUA. and the IPS detection engine fails for any reason. or configure the interface set in tap mode. 4. select an existing interface set group or select Create New Group to create a new interface set group. 5.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 218 .Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Using Interface Sets Chapter 6 For most 3D Sensors with inline interface sets. You can use alphanumeric characters and spaces. The Interface Sets page appears. no packets are lost. from the Interface Set Type drop-down list. Although some packets are transmitted without inspection during this time. Select Operations > Configuration > Detection Engines > Interface Sets.9. you must either configure an IPS detection engine that uses that interface set. including a list of ungrouped sensors. A list of sensor groups appears. Type a name and description for the new interface set in the Name and Description fields. For Crossbeam-based software sensors. See Using Interface Set Groups on page 223 for more information.

If you are creating an inline with fail open interface set. The default setting is 750 ms and the valid range is from 250 ms to 60. Optionally. Select one of the sensors from the list. including a list of ungrouped sensors. inclusive.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 219 . you can select the Enable Fail-safe check box to enable traffic pass-though during application bypass. you can select a Bypass Threshold in milliseconds (ms). a list of sensor groups appears. set jumbo frame options on the Crossbeam CLI. Optionally. On the Defense Center only. select Automatic Application Bypass if your network is sensitive to latency. a list of network interfaces on the sensor appears. The following shows a 3D9900 interface set. 7. 8. IMPORTANT! Link state propagation and automatic application bypass are not supported on Sourcefire 3D Sensor Software for X-Series platforms. however. a list of paired network interfaces on the sensor’s fail-open cards appears. 9.000 ms. and if you are configuring an interface set on a 3D9900.9. and if you are configuring an interface set on a 3D6500 or 3D9900 type a maximum frame size for your IP traffic in the Maximum Frame Size field. You can set any jumbo frame size between 1518 and 9018 bytes. When the option selected. You can. If you are creating an inline interface set.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Using Interface Sets Chapter 6 6. Optionally. Version 4.

If you are creating an inline with fail open interface set. the names that appear in the Available Interfaces list correspond to the slot number and interface location. For example. • For more information.e0 corresponds to the leftmost interface on the network interface module (NIM) in I/O Slot 0 on the back of your appliance. select the Enable Tap Mode check box to use tap mode. Determining which interface name corresponds with a physical interface on your sensor depends on the model: • For 3Dx800 sensors.9. but each pair must reside on a single fail-open network card. Optionally. The Sourcefire 3D System checks the 3D9800 firmware version and displays the optional tap mode check box in the Create Interface Set page when appropriate. • Use the Shift and Ctrl keys to select multiple interfaces or interface pairs at once. Repeat to add additional interface pairs.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Using Interface Sets Chapter 6 10. select two interfaces that you want to designate as an inline pair from the Available Interfaces list and click the arrow button to add the interface to the Selected Interfaces list. Note that 3D Sensor Software for Crossbeam Systems X-Series does not support inline with fail open interface sets. inline and inline with fail open interface sets can include up to the total number of interface pairs on the sensor. Version 4. 11. for a 3DX800 or 3DX900 sensor.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 220 . Add the interfaces to your interface set. the paired interface names that appear in the Available Interfaces list correspond to the device names you assigned to the transparent bridge-mode bridge circuits you created on the X-Series. Inline with fail open interface sets on 3D3800 and 3D5800 sensors can also contain up to four pairs of interfaces. see the Installation Guide for your sensor or sensor software. For 3D Sensor Software for Crossbeam Systems X-Series. TIP! 3D9800 sensors with earlier versions of firmware do not support tap mode. • If you are creating an inline interface set. You can configure inline interface sets on 3D3800 and 3D5800 sensors to contain up to four pairs of interfaces. select at least one interface pair from the Available Interfaces list and click the arrow button to add the interface to the Selected Interfaces list. On the 3D9800 sensor. s0.

which can cause a short pause in processing. a software bridge is automatically set up to transport packets when the sensor restarts. IMPORTANT! For most 3D Sensors with inline interface sets. Although some packets are transmitted without inspection during this time. The interface set is created. TIP! After you create an interface set. Click Save. 13. Optionally. no packets are lost. Editing an Interface Set Requires: DC or 3D Sensor In some circumstances. IMPORTANT! Note that link state propagation is not available for Crossbeambased software sensors or 3D9800 sensors. for a 3D3800 or 3D5800 sensor. editing an interface set or detection engine can cause the detection engines on the sensor to restart.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Using Interface Sets Chapter 6 12. The following sections describe some of the cases where a detection engine is affected by changes to the detection engines and interface sets: Version 4. TIP! The link lights on fiber fail-open NIMs remain lighted even when the link state is down on 3D3800 or 3D5800 sensors with link state propagation enabled. This option is especially useful if the routers on your network are able to re-route traffic around a network device that is down. make sure you reapply intrusion policies to the IPS detection engines on the affected sensor. select Link State Propagation Mode.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 221 .9.

only that detection engine is restarted (although other CPUs may be restarted to rebalance the processing load). the interface set type. all the detection engines on the sensor are restarted. If you change the name or description of an interface set or detection engine. • • • • • Other Sensors • • • • • • • Version 4. If you change an interface set’s transparent mode setting or interface set type. all the detection engines on the sensor are restarted. which interface set is used. TIP! 3D9800 sensors with earlier versions of firmware do not support tap mode. or the detection engine type. If you delete a detection engine or interface set. When you create a detection engine. or transparent mode for an interface set. nothing is restarted. all detection engines on the sensor are restarted. If you change an interface set’s tap mode setting. all detection engines assigned to that interface set are restarted. If you change a detection engine’s interface set. all detection engines on the sensor are restarted. all detection engines assigned to that interface set are restarted. only that detection engine is started (although other CPUs may be restarted to rebalance the processing load). If you create an interface set. The Sourcefire 3D System checks the 3D9800 firmware version and displays the optional tap mode check box in the Create Interface Set page when appropriate. If you create a detection engine.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 222 . nothing is restarted. all the detection engines using that interface set are restarted. all the detection engines on the sensor are restarted because the total number of allocated resources has changed.9. If you delete a detection engine or interface set. all detection engines on the sensor are restarted. that detection engine is restarted. If you change the detection engine type for a detection engine. If you change which network interfaces are used by the interface set. • If you change the number of detection resources.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Using Interface Sets Chapter 6 3Dx800 Sensors • If you change the number of network interfaces. If you change the number of detection resources allocated to a detection engine.

The Interface Sets page appears. Click Delete next to the interface set that you want to delete. make sure you reapply your intrusion policy on the affected sensor. Make sure you plan these actions for times when they will have the least impact on your deployment. Make any changes to the interface set and click Update. For more information on PEP policies. You must delete the detection engine before you can delete the interface set. Your changes are saved.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Using Interface Set Groups Chapter 6 • • If you create an interface set.9. The Interface Sets page appears. Select Operations > Configuration > Detection Engines > Interface Sets. The interface set is deleted. A restart occurs only when you assign a detection engine to the interface set. Deleting an Interface Set Requires: DC You cannot delete an interface set that is being used by a detection engine. TIP! After you edit an interface set used by an IPS detection engine. 3. If you change the name or description of an interface set or detection engine. Select Operations > Configuration > Detection Engines > Interface Sets. and. nothing is restarted. These groups make it easier to apply PEP policies to interface sets that have similar purposes. To delete an interface set: Access: Admin 1.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 223 . 2. 2. see Understanding PEP Traffic Management in the Analyst Guide. The Create Interface Set page appears. at the prompt. Using Interface Set Groups Requires: DC You can use interface set groups to combine similar interface sets. Click Edit next to the interface set that you want to modify. To edit an interface set: Access: Admin 1. confirm that you want to delete the interface set. nothing is restarted. See the following sections for more information: • • Creating Interface Set Groups on page 224 Deleting Interface Set Groups on page 225 Version 4.

2. The Interface Set page appears again. Click Save. To create a interface set group: Access: Admin 1. Select Operations > Configuration > Detection Engines > Interface Sets. Click Create Interface Set Group or click Create Interface Set then click Create New Group in the Group field. The Create Interface Set Group page appears. Type a name for the interface set group in the Group Name field. Select Operations > Configuration > Detection Engines > Interface Sets. on the Interface Group Edit page.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Using Interface Set Groups Chapter 6 Creating Interface Set Groups Requires: DC The following procedure explains how to create an interface set group. Editing Interface Set Groups Requires: DC/MDC or 3D Sensor The following procedure explains how to edit an interface set group. 2. Click Edit for the interface set group. The Available Interface Sets page appears. You must create an interface set group before you can edit it. See Creating Interface Set Groups on page 224. To edit an interface set group: Access: Admin 1. 3.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 224 .9. Version 4. The Interface Group Edit page appears. You can add interface sets to an interface set group by clicking Edit next to a interface set group name and. adding available interfaces to the group and clicking Save.

Inline Fail Open Interface Set Commands Requires: 3D Sensor When you use fiber inline fail open interfaces sets and the interface set goes into bypass. any interface sets in the group are automatically ungrouped. 4. all network traffic passes through the interface pair without being analyzed.9.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Inline Fail Open Interface Set Commands Chapter 6 3. Click Delete next to the name of the interface set group. most fiber inline fail open interface sets do not return from bypass automatically. You can force a copper or fiber inline fail open interface in or out of bypass. Select Operations > Configuration > Detection Engines > Interface Sets. TIP! This tool works on most 3D Sensors with inline with fail open fiber interface pairs. Version 4. IMPORTANT! Make sure you contact Technical Support if you are having issues with the fail open interfaces on your sensor. When the links restore. 2. See Forcing an Inline Fail Open Interface Set into Bypass Mode on page 226. See Removing Bypass Mode on Inline Fail Open Fiber Interfaces. Select available interface sets and to move them to the interface set group with the arrow buttons. The Interface Sets page appears. It is not necessary to use this tool on inline with fail open copper interface pairs or to use this tool with 3D9900 sensors. they are not deleted. You can use a command line tool to force the interface set out of bypass mode. To delete a interface set group: Access: Admin 1. Removing Bypass Mode on Inline Fail Open Fiber Interfaces Requires: 3D Sensor When link state propagation is enabled on a sensor with an inline fail open interface set and the sensor goes into bypass mode.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 225 . Deleting Interface Set Groups Requires: DC When you delete an interface set group. you can force the interface out of bypass mode. Click Save to add the selected interfaces to the interface set group. You can also move interface sets out of the interface set group. The interface set group is deleted. The Available Interface Sets page appears.

Enter the following at the command line: 3.9. Open a terminal window on your 3D Sensor and enter the command su and the root password to switch to the root user. select Operations > Configuration > Detection Engines > Interface Sets. a message in syslog indicates the 3D Sensor is analyzing traffic. IMPORTANT! Make sure you contact Technical Support if you are having issues with the fail open interfaces on your sensor. you must know which two interfaces are included in the interface set. /var/sf/bin/unbypass_cards. You cannot use it with non-fail open inline interface sets. Version 4. On the appliance’s web interface. You can determine this information on the Interface Sets page.sh 2. at the prompt.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 226 . TIP! Note that this tool works only with inline with fail open interface pairs. If you are troubleshooting an interface set. The Selected Interfaces column displays the names of the interfaces in the interface set. or if the interface card does not fail open on its own.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Inline Fail Open Interface Set Commands Chapter 6 To force a fiber inline fail open interface set out of bypass mode: Access: Admin 1. When the interfaces switch out of bypass mode. Log in as root onto the sensor and. a state where all network traffic passes through the interface pair without being analyzed. The Interface Sets page appears. The Create Interface Set page appears. Under Available Interface Sets. 3. 2. it goes into bypass mode. you can use a command line tool to force the interface set into bypass mode. For example: Fiber pair has been reset by un_bypass Forcing an Inline Fail Open Interface Set into Bypass Mode Requires: 3D Sensor When the sensor with an inline fail open interface set fails. enter the correct password. To force an inline fail open interface set into bypass mode. click Edit next to the inline with fail open interface set you are investigating. To force an inline fail open interface set into bypass mode: Access: Admin 1.

enter the following: failopen_pair. see Managing a Clustered Pair on page 140. shared configuration. you can identify them on the Sensor list page.pl open eth2:eth3 The following message appears: NOTE: You must already have a failopen interface set and detection engine configured on the pair you are forcing open or closed for this utility to work.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Using Clustered 3D Sensors Chapter 6 4. if the interfaces in the interface set are eth2 and eth3. Enter the following at the command line: failopen_pair. Then.pl open eth#:eth# For example. Enter the following at the command line: failopen_pair.. if you specified the correct interfaces. if the interfaces in the interface set are eth2 and eth3.9. Version 4.. To return an inline fail open interface set to normal mode: Access: Admin 1. After the cluster is established. If you did not specify the correct interfaces.pl close eth2:eth3 The following message appears: Mode changed for interfaces eth2:eth3 The interfaces return to normal mode and the traffic flowing through the detection engines on the interface set is analyzed as you would expect. 2. Log in as root onto the sensor and. at the prompt. Using Clustered 3D Sensors Requires: DC + 3D9900 You can increase the amount of traffic inspected on a network segment by connecting two fiber-based 3D9900 sensors in a clustered pair. Select Operation > Sensors and note that clustered sensors have a peer icon. the following message appears: No failopen interface set configured for interfaces eth2:eth3.pl close eth#:eth# For example. For information on establishing and separating clustered pairs. you combine the 3D9900 sensors resources into a single.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 227 . When you establish a clustered pair configuration. the following message appears: Mode changed for interfaces eth2:eth3 The interfaces switch to bypass mode and the traffic is no longer analyzed. enter the following: failopen_pair. enter the correct password.

In a clustered pair. and fir. For more information. where Z inline DE is the name of the detection engine. By combining two 3D9900 sensors as a clustered pair. Version 4. When you create a detection for a clustered pair. see: • • • Using Detection Engines on Clustered 3D Sensors on page 228 Understanding Interface Sets on Clustered 3D Sensors on page 229 Managing Information from a Clustered 3D Sensor on page 230 Using Detection Engines on Clustered 3D Sensors Requires: DC + 3D9900 For information about using detection engines with clustered 3D9900s. You cannot manage detection engines on the local GUI of a paired 3D Sensor.com is the name of the slave in the pair of 3D9900 sensors. the Edit page is replaced with an informational page.example. you can only manage them from a Defense Center and not from one of the clustered sensors. The format is DetectionEngineName (MasterSensorName. fir. both sensors are listed in the interface set. edit. and which sensor it is paired with.example.com is the name of the master in the pair.9. the Defense Center displays the single interface set of the master sensor.com).com. When you combine two 3D9900 sensors as a clustered pair. SlaveSensorName). the slave’s ethb0 and ethb1 connect to the master and the its ethb2 and ethb3 are not connected.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Using Clustered 3D Sensors Chapter 6 You can see if the sensor is a master or slave.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 228 . when you hover over the peer icon. see: • • • Managing Clustered 3D Sensor Detection Engines Requires: DC + 3D9900 Use the managing Defense Center to create. birch. Both 3D9900 sensors are listed as a part of the detection engine formed by the clustered 3D Sensors. For example. You use the combined detection engines as a single entity except when viewing information from the clustered pair.example. see: • • • Managing Clustered 3D Sensor Detection Engines on page 228 Using Clustered 3D Sensor Detection Engines in Policies on page 229 Managing Information from a Clustered 3D Sensor on page 230 Creating a Detection Engine on page 193 Editing a Detection Engine on page 194 Deleting a Detection Engine on page 197 For information about how to manage detection engines. you can combine their detection engines. and list the detection engines of paired 3D Sensors. Because the detection engines and interface sets are combined. a clustered 3D Sensors detection engine could be: Z inline DE (birch.example.

those pages are replaced with an informational page. a clustered 3D Sensors detection engine could be: Z inline DE (birch. IMPORTANT! You cannot use the Policy & Response menu on the local GUI of a paired 3D Sensor. Using Clustered 3D Sensor Detection Engines in Policies Requires: DC + 3D9900 Use the managing Defense Center to manage policies and responses of paired 3D Sensors.example. SlaveSensorName) when you use them in: • • • • IPS policies PEP policies RNA detection policies compliance rules For example. The master’s ethb2 and ethb3 pair connect to the slave’s ethb0 and ethb1 pair.com. a master/slave relationship is established between the two 3D9900 sensors. birch.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Using Clustered 3D Sensors Chapter 6 When you create or edit a detection engine formed by the clustered 3D Sensors. the detection resources are listed as from both sensors. Version 4.example. The slave’s ethb2 and ethb3 pair are not functional and must not be connected when you establish the clustered pairing.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 229 . where Z inline DE is the name of the detection engine. and fir. fir.9.example.example.com is the name of the master in the pair.com is the name of the slave in the pair of 3D9900 sensors. Understanding Interface Sets on Clustered 3D Sensors Requires: DC + 3D9900 After you set up the clustered pair. Clustered 3D Sensors detection engines present their names in the form DetectionEngineName (MasterSensorName. The master’s ethb0 and ethb1 pair are used for sensing connections.com).

birch.com and from Z inline DE / fir.com. add data from both sensor of the detection engine to measure the total. in the form DetectionEngineName/MasterSensorName and DetectionEngineName/SlaveSensorName. where Z inline DE is the detection engine.com is the slave sensors. A Select Detection Engines list from the Intrusion Event Statistics page is show below. A clustered pair interface set displays both the master and the slave in the Sensor column. IMPORTANT! If you collect statistics from clustered 3D9900s.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Using Clustered 3D Sensors Chapter 6 To view the clustered pair interface sets: Access: Admin Select Operations > Configuration > Detection Engines > Interface Sets.example.example. fir. When you examine information from the clustered pair.example. Managing Information from a Clustered 3D Sensor Requires: DC + 3D9900 Clustered sensors report information from each of the sensors.example. Analysis & Reporting tools display the information from each half of the detection engine independently. see Using Detection Engines on Clustered 3D Sensors on page 228. For example. Do not attempt to change the interface settings while a clustered sensor is paired.com).com. For information about using interface sets in the detection engines of clustered 3D9900s.example. it is listed as from both Z inline DE / birch. the clustered 3D Sensors detection engine could be: Z inline DE (birch. and fir.com is the master sensor.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 230 . The Interface Sets page appears. These reports include: • • • intrusion event statistics intrusion events event graphs Version 4.9.example.

9. collect the data from both 3D9900s and ensure that you configure each 3D9900 identically. The eStreamer settings are not automatically synchronized over the pair. Version 4.Using Detection Engines and Interface Sets Using Clustered 3D Sensors Chapter 6 • • • • dashboards RNA statistics network map searches IMPORTANT! If you use eStreamer to stream event data from a clustered pair of 3D9900s to an external client application.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 231 .

You can run the report on the 3D Sensor or on the Defense Center that manages the sensor. Report Types Report Intrusion Events with Destination Criticality Intrusion Events with Source Criticality Intrusion Events SEU Import Log Host Attributes Report Category IPS or RNA IPS or RNA IPS IPS RNA Requires DC + RNA + IPS DC + RNA + IPS DC + IPS DC + IPS DC + RNA Version 4. The Report Types table describes the reports you can create and the components required for producing them. the RNA Events report appears under the RNA report category on the Report Designer page. the Intrusion Events report appears under the IPS report category and requires the IPS component on a 3D Sensor. Event reports include the data that you see on the event view pages for each type of event presented in a report format. and you must configure the RNA component for that sensor to collect RNA events. You must have an RNA host license on the Defense Center managing your 3D Sensor.Working with Event Reports Chapter 7 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide The Sourcefire 3D System provides a flexible reporting system that you can use to generate a variety of event reports. Similarly.9.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 232 . For example.

You can create a new report profile through the use of the Report Designer. For more information on how to create and save report profiles. Version 4. see Understanding Report Profiles on page 241. For information on modifying a predefined or existing report profile.Working with Event Reports Chapter 7 Report Types (Continued) Report RNA Hosts Scan Results RNA Client Applications RNA Events RNA Services Vulnerabilities Hosts with Services Flow Data RUA Events Users White List Violations Compliance Events White List Events Remediation Status Health Events Audit Log Events Report Category RNA RNA RNA RNA RNA RNA RNA RNA RUA RUA Compliance Compliance Compliance Compliance Health Monitoring Audit Log Requires DC + RNA DC + RNA DC + RNA DC + RNA DC + RNA DC + RNA DC + RNA DC + RNA DC + RUA DC + RUA DC + RNA DC + RNA DC + RNA DC + RNA DC Any You can use a predefined report profile to generate your report.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 233 .9. see Editing Report Profiles on page 263. or use it as a template for an event report profile which can be customized by modifying field settings as appropriate and saving the report with the new values.

Working with Report Profiles Requires: IPS or DC/ MDC You can use a predefined report profile to generate your report. see Managing Generated Reports on page 237. or SMB. if you use a Defense Center to manage your sensors. as well as move reports to a remote storage location. or delete previously generated reports. see Creating a Report Profile on page 246. You can create a new report profile through the use of the Report Designer. For more information on how to create and save report profiles. Version 4. see Using a Report Profile on page 260. For more information on how to how to generate reports on managed sensors and view the results on the Defense Center. NFS. You can run reports remotely from the Defense Center using the data on the sensors for the report.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 234 . For more information on how to configure a Defense Center to store reports in a remote location using SSH.Working with Event Reports Working with Event Reports Chapter 7 See the following sections for more information: • • • • • • • • Working with Event Reports on page 234 Working with Report Profiles on page 234 Managing Generated Reports on page 237 Understanding Report Profiles on page 241 Working with Report Information on page 248 Working with Report Sections on page 255 Working with Report Options on page 258 Using a Report Profile on page 260 Working with Event Reports Requires: IPS or DC/ MDC You can generate reports manually or automatically on any subset of events in an event view. You can view. For information on how to generate a report from a report profile view. You can store reports locally or remotely. You can also specify which detection engine to use when generating the report. see Managing Remote Storage on page 393. see Editing Report Profiles on page 263. For information on how to modify a report profile. You can use a predefined report profile as a template for an event report which can be customized by modifying field settings as appropriate and saving the report with the new values. For more information on how to manage your reports. see Generating Reports from Event Views on page 235. see Running Remote Reports on page 240.9. For information on how to generate a report for the data that appears in an event view. download.

• TIP! In addition to generating reports in an event view.9. values (CSV). . You can do this several ways: • Use an event search to define the type of events you want to view. Drill down through a workflow until you have the proper events in your event view. You can also specify how you want the report formatted: PDF HTML. see Searching for Events in the Analyst Guide. For details on using the event search. and include custom options such as a corporate logo or footers. and a short description of the report. Generating Reports from Event Views Requires: IPS or DC/ MDC You can generate reports on any subset of events in an event view. see Using Summary Reports on page 255. or as comma-separated . For more information. see Working with Report Options on page 258. as described in this section. Version 4. see Understanding Report Profiles on page 241. For more information on each of the summary reports. For information on how to incorporate these options into your reports. you can also create a report profile and then either use it to generate a report or save it to use later. Populate an event view with the events you want to include in the report.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 235 .Working with Event Reports Generating Reports from Event Views Chapter 7 You can include a summary report for intrusion events and RNA events by selecting the appropriate radio button in your report profile. For details on using workflows and constraining events within a workflow. You can generate reports in PDF HTML or comma-separated value (CSV) formats. To generate a report for a specific set of events: Access: Any Analyst/ Admin 1. see Understanding and Using Workflows in the Analyst Guide.

click Return to Calling Page at the bottom of the Report Designer page. 5. HTML. Click Report Designer in the toolbar.9. see Creating a Report Profile on page 246. The settings on the page reflect the parameters that you selected for the search or through the drill-down pages.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 236 . Note that you may select more than one format. The Report Designer page appears.Working with Event Reports Generating Reports from Event Views Chapter 7 2. Change any of the parameters as necessary to meet your needs. 3. Click Generate Report. or CSV. Version 4. For details on the parameters for a report. The following graphic shows the Defense Center version of the page. 4. TIP! If you need to go back to the drill-down page where you opened the Report Designer. Select the check boxes next to the output options you want in the report: PDF .

which indicates whether it has yet to be generated (for example. Click OK to confirm that you want to save the current parameters as a report profile. In addition.csv for comma-separated value reports . the Defense Center hides any previously generated remotely stored reports. If you are using a Series 2 Defense Center. The report appears. Each report is listed with the report name as defined in the report profile plus the date and time the report was generated. the appliance provides the disk usage of the storage device. For more information. 7.zip for HTML reports (HTML reports are zipped along with the necessary graphics) Finally. the Defense Center hides reports not stored in the new location.Working with Event Reports Managing Generated Reports Chapter 7 6. for local. If you disable remote storage. You can view. it has already been generated. for scheduled tasks). and SMB storage.pdf for PDF reports . Each report has one of the following file extensions appended to the report name: • • • . the appliance lists the status of each of the reports. click Remote Storage on the toolbar. Version 4. due to lack of disk space). To configure remote storage. download. The default location for report storage is listed at the top of the page. see Managing Remote Storage on page 393. you can move reports to a remote storage location.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 237 . if you change the remote storage location. then click the report name on the Reporting page that appears. or delete reports. click Reports in the toolbar.9. or whether the generation failed (for example. The report profile is saved and the report generates in the output formats you selected. Managing Generated Reports Requires: IPS or DC/ MDC Manage previously generated reports on the Reporting page. NFS. and whether it is stored locally or remotely. You can enable or disable remote storage using the Enable Remote Storage for Reports check box. who generated it. Note that only Series 2 Defense Centers support remote storage of reports. To view the report.

click Reports. Click the name of the report. Version 4. You have two options: • • Enable the check box next to the report you want to view.9. The Report Profiles page appears. The Reporting page appears. other users can only view reports that they generated themselves. Select Analysis & Reporting > Report Profiles. 2. TIP! You can also save reports locally. see the next section. Downloading Generated Reports Requires: IPS or DC/ MDC Access: Any Analyst/ Admin Use the following procedure to download generated reports. Select Analysis & Reporting > Report Profiles. 2. Note that users with Admin access can view all reports generated on the appliance. Downloading Generated Reports. 3. In either case. The Report Profiles page appears. On the toolbar. click Reports. To view a generated report: Access: Any Analyst/ Admin 1.Working with Event Reports Managing Generated Reports Chapter 7 For information on managing reports. To download generated reports: 1. the report opens. For more information. On the toolbar.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 238 . You can view one report at a time. The Reporting page appears. then click View. see the following topics: • • • • • Viewing Generated Reports on page 238 Downloading Generated Reports on page 238 Deleting Generated Reports on page 239 Moving Reports to a Remote Storage Location on page 239 Running Remote Reports on page 240 Viewing Generated Reports Requires: IPS or DC/ MDC Use the following procedure to view generated reports.

a second check box appears that you can enable to download all reports on all pages.zip file.Working with Event Reports Managing Generated Reports Chapter 7 3. then click Delete. Follow your browser’s prompts to download the reports. TIP! Enable the check box at the top left of the page to download all reports on the page. you can move locally stored reports to a remote storage location. On the toolbar. Version 4. For information on configuring a remote storage location and enabling remote storage of reports. 4. you cannot move it back.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 239 . The Reporting page appears. 2. click Reports. Select Analysis & Reporting > Report Profiles. To delete generated reports: 1. Enable the check boxes next to the reports you want to download. To move generated reports: Access: Any Analyst/ Admin 1. The Reporting page appears. The Report Profiles page appears. If you have multiple pages of reports. The reports are downloaded in a single . On the toolbar. Moving Reports to a Remote Storage Location Requires: DC/MDC On Series 2 Defense Centers. click Reports.9. a second check box appears that you can enable to delete all reports on all pages. If you have multiple pages of reports. Enable the check boxes next to the reports you want to delete. The reports are deleted. TIP! Enable the check box at the top left of the page to delete all reports on the page. Deleting Generated Reports Requires: IPS or DC/ MDC Access: Any Analyst/ Admin Use the following procedure to delete generated reports. 3. then click Download. Note that after you move a report to a remote location. Confirm that you want to delete the reports. see Managing Remote Storage on page 393. Select Analysis & Reporting > Report Profiles. The Report Profiles page appears. 2. 4.

then click Move. 4.9. Click Create Report Profile. a second check box appears that you can enable to move all reports on all pages. you can run the report on the data that is resident on the sensor. A prompt appears asking you to confirm that you want to run the report remotely. The report is run on the sensor that you selected. you have the option of running reports remotely from the Defense Center using the data on the sensors. if you use your Defense Center to manage a 3D Sensor with IPS. If you have multiple pages of reports. select the sensor where you want to run the report and click Run Remote Report. 3. 4. For example. There are several limitations that you need to keep in mind: • • If you do not store data on the sensor. The Report Designer page appears. Version 4.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 240 . Create the report that you want to run on the managed sensor. You cannot run incident reports remotely on managed 3D Sensors with IPS. Click OK. If your report uses a logo or image file. 5. and you store IPS data on the sensor in addition to sending it automatically to the Defense Center.Working with Event Reports Managing Generated Reports Chapter 7 3. See Generating Reports from Event Views on page 235 for details. The Report Profiles page appears. From the drop-down list at the bottom of the page. • • To run a remote report: Access: Any Analyst/ Admin 1. then the remote report will be empty. Select Analysis & Reporting > Report Profiles. the logo or image file must exist on both the Defense Center and the managed sensor where you run the report. Confirm that you want to move the reports. 2. Running Remote Reports Requires: DC + 3D Sensor If you use a Defense Center to manage your sensors. Enable the check boxes next to the reports you want to move. The reports are moved. TIP! Enable the check box at the top left of the page to move all reports on the page. You cannot run remote reports on 3Dx800 or Crossbeam-based software sensors.

1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 241 . For more information. You can use a predefined report profile to either generate your report. For more information.9. For more information. Understanding Report Profiles Requires: IPS or DC/ MDC Report profiles provide the structure for the generated report. or the inclusion of an image file. Report Options specifies the outputs of the report format (PDF HTML. table view of events. see Working with Report Options on page 258. such as detection engine. and Report Options. See the following sections for more information: • • • • Understanding the Predefined Report Profiles on page 242 Modifying a Predefined Report Profile on page 246 Creating a Report Profile on page 246 Working with Report Information on page 248 Version 4. and workflow. search query. you will have other options to define. and provides an option to email the report. comma-separated (CSV format). Report Information defines the basic nature of the report profile by first giving the report profile a name.is prepended to the name of the report. inserts a logo. TIP! You can also use report profiles as the basis for remote reports by creating a profile as described in Creating a Report Profile on page 246. The Reporting page appears.Working with Event Reports Understanding Report Profiles Chapter 7 6. listing the report you just generated on the managed sensor. or . Depending upon your choices. Note that remote. all report profiles contain the same three configurable areas: Report Information. You can then manually run these reports or schedule them to run automatically (for information about scheduling tasks. make sure you select the name of the sensor and click Run Report Remotely. click Reports. adds a custom footer. such as a drill down of events. You can view or download the remote report as you would with any other locally generated report. see Working with Report Sections on page 255. When you run the report. and then selecting the report category and type. Additionally. Note that not all options are available for all categories or types. Reports Sections. 7. Whether you use a predefined report profile or create your own. see Scheduling Tasks on page 425). or use as a template for a new report profile by modifying field settings as appropriate and saving the report with the new values. see Working with Report Information on page 248. Report Sections identifies which sections to include in the report. a new report profile can be created through the use of the Report Designer. In the toolbar.

You can modify field settings as appropriate. save the report with the new values. and run the report manually or automatically. Version 4.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 242 .Working with Event Reports Understanding Report Profiles Chapter 7 • • • • • Working with Report Sections on page 255 Working with Report Options on page 258 Using a Report Profile on page 260 Generating a Report using a Report Profile on page 261 Deleting Report Profiles on page 263 Understanding the Predefined Report Profiles Requires: IPS or DC/ MDC A predefined report profile provides you with predefined setting for event reports. you can use a predefined report profile as a template for an event report.9. As with custom report profiles that you create (see Creating a Report Profile on page 246).

Version 4. The Report Options area is not included in these charts. The following tables provide the default settings for each of the predefined report profiles.Working with Event Reports Understanding Report Profiles Chapter 7 Predefined reports are provided by the Sourcefire system: Blocked Events.9. The following graphic shows the Blocked Events report profile on the Defense Center version of the page. you must save the report profile with a new name to preserve your new settings. High Priority Events.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 243 . you have created a new report profile. Note that if you modify the default settings. and Host Audit.

sliding time window Quick Enabled Enabled Enabled Enabled Disabled Disabled The High Priority Events report profile provides information on intrusion events as well as the host criticality of hosts involved in the intrusion events for the past Version 4.Working with Event Reports Understanding Report Profiles Chapter 7 The Blocked Events report profile provides information on blocked intrusion events for all detection engines for the past twenty-four hours. Default Settings for the Blocked Events Report Profile Field Report Category Report Type Detection Engine Search Query Workflow Setting IPS Intrusion Events All Blocked Events Impact and Priority (on the Defense Center) Destination Port (on the 3D Sensor) Time Add Summary Report Impact Based Event Summary (on the Defense Center) Drill Down of Source and Destination IPS (on the Defense Center) Drill Down of Destination Port (on the 3D Sensor) Drill Down of Events (on the 3D Sensor) Table View of Events Packets (limit 50 pages) Last day.9.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 244 . This report profile is available on the Defense Center or on a 3D Sensor with IPS.

Default Settings for the Host Audit Report Profile Field Report Category Report Type Detection Engine Search Query Setting RNA RNA Hosts All Local Systems Version 4. This report profile is available only on a Defense Center that manages 3D Sensors with RNA and IPS. This report profile is available only on the Defense Center that manages 3D Sensors with RNA. sliding time window Quick Enabled Enabled Enabled Disabled The Host Audit report profile provides operating system details for the past week on systems less than two network hops away from 3D Sensors with RNA. Priority.Working with Event Reports Understanding Report Profiles Chapter 7 twenty-four hours.9. Default Settings for the High Priority Events Report Profile Field Report Category Report Type Detection Engine Search Query Workflow Time Add Summary Report Impact to Criticality Summary Source Destination Drill Down Intrusion Events with Destination Criticality Packets (limit 50 pages) Setting IPS Intrusion Events with Destination Criticality All High Priority Events Events by Impact. and Host Criticality Last day.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 245 .

such as a drill down of events. . Working with Report Information on page 248 explains how to set the type of report and how to specify which detection engines.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 246 .9. create the report profile in the system. or an image file. Criticality Table View of Events Packets (limit 50 pages) Setting Operating System Summary Last week. and Report Options). save the report profile. For example. in the IPS report category. Version 4. see Editing Report Profiles on page 263. Report Sections. and saving the report with the new values. table view of events. and. Note that all reports contain the option for a summary report and an image file.Working with Event Reports Understanding Report Profiles Chapter 7 Default Settings for the Host Audit Report Profile (Continued) Field Workflow Time Add Summary Report Summary of OS Names Summary of OS Versions OS Details with IP NetBIOS. the criteria for the search. For more information on how to modify a predefined report profile. Creating a Report Profile Requires: IPS or DC/ MDC You can create the report profile by defining category and type. and which workflows to examine. selecting the Intrusion Events with Source Criticality report type does not provide that option. Not all options are available for all reports. You perform three steps to create the a report profile: first. configure the options in each of three report areas (Report Information. but not all options are available for all reports. sliding time window summary Enabled Enabled Enabled Disabled Disabled Modifying a Predefined Report Profile Requires: IPS or DC/ MDC You can use a predefined report profile as a template to create a new report profile by modifying the field settings as appropriate. selecting the Intrusion Events report type gives you the option to select which detection engines to search. Working with Report Sections on page 255 explains how to specify which the sections to be included in the report. and workflows to apply. finally. and then specifying which detection engines to search. queries. second.

and how to use the option which emails the report.9. The Report Designer page appears. Click Create Report Profile.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 247 . To create a report profile: Access: Any Analyst/ Admin 1. The following graphic shows the Defense Center version of the page. 3. 2. adds a custom . footer or logo. Version 4. The Report Profiles page appears. TIP! You can also reach the Report Designer page from any event view by clicking Report Designer on the toolbar. Continue with Defining Report Information on page 254. Select Analysis & Reporting > Report Profiles.Working with Event Reports Understanding Report Profiles Chapter 7 Working with Report Options on page 258 section explains how to set the output of the report (PDF HTML or comma-separated value (CSV) format).

and then selecting the report category and type. parentheses. Note that not all options are available for all categories or types. and spaces. and workflow.9. such as detection engine. Version 4. The Report Name can be any name using 1-80 alphanumeric characters. dashes. you will have other options to define.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 248 .Working with Event Reports Working with Report Information Chapter 7 Working with Report Information Requires: IPS or DC/ MDC You define the basic nature of the report profile by first giving the report profile a name. Depending upon your choices. search query. The following graphic is an example of the Report Information section. periods.

Working with Event Reports Working with Report Information Chapter 7 The Report Category defines which system feature is examined in the report. are using a Defense Center and you want to report on the health of your sensors. report types are limited and self-explanatory.9. The Report Type is a subset of the Report Category and provides a greater level of detail to the report. RNA services. RNA events. However IPS and RNA report types options are extensive and provide detailed options for defining your report profile. RUA are using a Defense Center with an RUA host license and you want to search one or more detection engines to examine the RUA Events and users. Report Categories Select. For information on IPS Report Type options. RNA hosts. or various services. remediation status. RNA client applications. Compliance Health Monitoring Audit Log Version 4. see IPS Category Report Types on page 251. such as the Compliance or Audit Log report categories. have an IPS license and you want to report on intrusion events with or without source or destination criticality. Use this option to search hosts for blocked or high priority events. and generate a report which can include sections with a Table View of Events and Users. you can create a report which searches selected detection engines for RNA client applications. For example. Select from the Report Categories table . IPS If you. Use this option to select a workflow on one or more detection engines to search for blocked events.For example..1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 249 . or white list events. intrusion events with source criticality. public or private addresses only. or exploits that target client/server issues. See Using Report Types on page 250 for more information. For example. For more information on RNA Report Type options. you can create a report which searches a selected detection engine for RNA compliance events. Options vary depending upon Report Type. are using a Defense Center with an RNA host license and you want to report on white list violations. high impact or high priority events. In many cases. you can create a report which searches for IP-specific high impact intrusion events on a specified detection engine. want to report on audit log events. common concerns. or the SEU import log. vulnerabilities.. see RNA Category Report Types on page 252. compliance events. you can create a report which searches selected detection engines for RUA events. or scan results. hosts with services. RNA are using a Defense Center with an RNA host license and you want to report on host attributes... For example.

Options for the report type vary depending upon which Report Category is selected.9. and Search Query. or sliding time frame. such a intrusion. See the following sections for more information: • • Using Report Types on page 250 Defining Report Information on page 254 Using Report Types Requires: IPS or DC/ MDC The Report Type is a subset of the Report Category and provides a greater level of detail to the report. Options vary depending upon Report Type. This option is available when searching for events. and can include a list of exploits (such as Sasser Worm Search or non-standard service attempts) or areas of concern such as IRC Events or Kerberos Client/Server issues.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 250 . Options vary depending upon which options you selected for Report Type. such as the Compliance or Audit Log report categories. expanding. Click in the current time field to open a pop-up window from which you can select a static. The Time option allows you to define the period of time for which the report is generated. white list. The Search Query identifies the search criteria for the report. However.Working with Event Reports Working with Report Information Chapter 7 The Detection Engine allows you to select which detection engines are to be searched for the report. and health monitoring. Detection Engine. The Workflow allows you to select which workflow to examine. see Setting Event Time Constraints in the Analyst Guide. client applications. Some report categories. or compliance events. the report types available to the IPS and RNA report categories are extensive and provide detailed options for defining your report profile. have limited report types and are self-explanatory. host attributes. For more information. and IP-Specific or Impact and Priority. See the following sections for more information: • • IPS Category Report Types on page 251 RNA Category Report Types on page 252 Version 4. and can include such options as Network Services by Count or Host Violations. or when searching the network for RNA hosts. RNA.

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IPS Category Report Types Select... Intrusion Events To... search one or more detection engines using user-specified search queries and workflows to generate a report which can include sections with a drill down of the destination port and events, a table view of events, and the packets. Search queries include: Blocked Events, Bootstrap Client/Server, Common Concerns, DNS Service, DirectX Service, FTP Service, Finger Service, High Impact Events, High Priority Events, IRC Events, Impact1/Not Dropped Events, Kerberos Client/Server, LDAP Services, Mail Services, Oracle Service, Private Addresses Only, Public Addresses Only, RPC Services, and Reserved Port TCP Scan. Workflows include: Destination Port, Event-Specific, Events by Priority and Classification, Events to Destinations, IP-Specific, Impact and Priority, Impact and Source, Impact to Destination, Source Port, and Source and Destination. Intrusion Events with Source Criticality search using the Blocked Events or High Priority events search queries to generate a report on the Intrusion Events with Source Criticality default workflow which can include sections on Intrusion Events with Source Criticality, and the packets. search using the Blocked Events or High Priority Events search queries on your choice of three workflows: Events by Impact, Priority, and Host Criticality, which can include sections on Impact to Criticality Summary, Source Destination Drill Down, Intrusion Events with Destination Criticality, and the packets. Events with Destination, Impact, and Host Criticality, which can include sections on Current Events Monitor, Intrusion Events with Destination Criticality, and the packets. Intrusion Events with Destination Criticality default workflow, which can include sections on Intrusion Events with Destination Criticality, and the packets. SEU Import Log generate a report on the SEU Detail View workflow.

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You can choose from the following RNA Category Report Types: RNA Category Report Types Select... Host Attributes To... search one or more detection engines to examine the Attributes workflow, and generate a report which can include sections with a table view of host attributes and the packets. search one or more detection engines to examine the Client Application Summaries or RNA Client Applications workflows, and generate a report which can include sections with a table view of client applications and the packets. examine the Vulnerabilities workflow and generate a report which can include sections with a table view of vulnerabilities, vulnerabilities on the network, and the packets. search using the Blocked Events or High Priority events search queries on the Intrusion Events with Source Criticality default workflow, and generate a report which can include sections on Intrusion Events with Source Criticality, and the packets. examine the Hosts with Services Default Workflow or the Service and Host Details, and generate a report which can include sections on Hosts with Services and the hosts. search one or more detection engines to examine the operating system summary or RNA hosts for local, remote, unidentified, or unknown systems, and generate a report which can include sections with a Summary of Operating System Names, Summary of Operating System Versions, Operating System Details with IP NetBIOS Criticality, Table View of Hosts, and Hosts. , generate a report on the Scan Results workflow. search one or more detection engines using the NetSky.S Worm Search, New Events, Sasser Worm Search, Subseven Trojan Search, Timeout Events, and Update Events, and generate a report which can include sections with a Table View of Events, and Hosts.

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RNA Category Report Types (Continued) Select... RNA Services To... search one or more detection engines for non-standard service events (such as non-standard HTML, non-standard mail, non-standard SSH) in Network Services by Count, Network Services by Hit, and RNA Services workflows, and to generate a report which can include sections with Active Services, Service Application Activity, Service Version Audit, Service by Host, and Hosts. search using the Blocked Events, Events to High Criticality Hosts, or High Priority Events search queries, and generate a report on your choice of three workflows: Events by Impact, Priority, and Host Criticality, which can include sections on Impact to Criticality Summary, Source Destination Drill Down, Intrusion Events with Destination Criticality, and the packets. Events with Destination, Impact, and Host Criticality, which can include sections on Current Events Monitor, Intrusion Events with Destination Criticality, and the packets. Intrusion Events with Destination Criticality default workflow, which can include sections on Intrusion Events with Destination Criticality, and the packets. Flow Data search one or more detection engines using user-specified search queries and workflows, and generate a report which can include sections with the Top Ten workflows, Table View of Flow Summary Data, Table View of Flow Data drill down of the destination port and events, a table view of events, and the packets. Search queries include: Possible Database Access, Standard HTTP Standard , Mail, Standard SSL, and Unauthorized SMTP . Workflows include: Flow Summaries, Flows by Detection Engine, Flows by Initiator, Flows by Port, Flows by Responder, Flows by Service, Flows Over Time, RNA Flows, Traffic by Detection Engine, Traffic by Initiator, Traffic by Port, Traffic by Responder, Traffic by Service, Traffic Over Time, Unique Initiators by Responder, and Unique Responders by Initiator.

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Requires: IPS or DC/ MDC Access: Any Analyst/ Admin After you have determined which options you need for your report, use the following procedure to define the report information options. To define the Report Information: 1. From the Report Category drop-down list, select the report category for which you want to create a report.

You can choose from: • • • • • • IPS (with an IPS license) RNA (on a Defense Center with an RNA host license) RUA (on a Defense Center with an RUA host license) Compliance (on a Defense Center with an RNA host license) Health Monitoring (on a Defense Center) Audit Log

2. From the Report Type drop-down list, select the type of report you want to create. 3. Optionally, if the report type you selected includes the Detection Engine option, select a specific Detection Engine on which to report. 4. Requires: DC Optionally, if you are reporting on health events, select a specific sensor or sensor group from the Sensor drop-down list. 5. From the Search Query drop-down list, either use the Use Current Query option (which retains any query parameters you specified on the search page or event page) or select one of the existing search queries. Note that if you did not previously specify a search query, the Use Current Query option places no constraints on the events. 6. From the Workflows list, select the workflow you want to use to build the report. For information on workflows, see Understanding and Using Workflows in the Analyst Guide.

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Specify the time range for the report. Depending on your default time window, the time range matches either the time window for the event view you are using to building the report profile, or the global time window. You can change time range by clicking it and using the Date/Time pop-up window to select a new time range. For more information, see Setting Event Time Constraints in the Analyst Guide.

8. Continue with Defining the Report Sections on page 258. IMPORTANT! For report profiles that you plan to use multiple times, such as in scheduled tasks, Sourcefire strongly recommends that you use a sliding time range. If you create a report profile with a static time range, the appliance will generate a report using the same time range (and therefore the same events) every time you use the report profile.

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Requires: IPS or DC/ MDC Depending on the components you are licensed to use in your Sourcefire 3D System deployment, you can include summary reports for intrusion events and RNA events. You can append these summary reports to the beginning of any report by selecting the appropriate radio button in the report profile. Intrusion event reports require the IPS component. If your deployment includes IPS, you can include either a Quick Summary or a Detail Summary report in your report profile definition.

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Comparison of Quick Summary and Detail Summary Reports Report Information Pie chart showing the percentage of events in each event type (which maps to the rule category for the rule that generated the event) List of the 10 most active and 10 least active events Graph showing the number of events over time Pie charts showing the percentage of events by protocol (for example, TCP , UDP or ICMP) and event classification (which maps to the value for the , classtype keyword in the rule that generated the event) Tables listing the 50 most active and least active events Tables listing the 50 most active source and destination ports Tables listing the 25 most active source and destination hosts and host combinations. Tables listing the 25 most active source and destination hosts as well as the 25 most active source and host combinations Tables listing the most active events for each of the 25 most active destination hosts Tables listing the most active events for the 25 most active source and destination host combinations Quick Summary X X X X Detail Summary X X X X

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you can add the RNA Summary to RNA event, host, client application, service, and flow data reports. The RNA Summary includes: • RNA event statistics including total number of events, events in the last day and hour, total services, total hosts, total routers, total bridges, and host limit usage a list of events divided by event type with counts for the last hour and total number within the report range pie charts showing the percentage of events by protocol (for example, TCP , UDP or ICMP), service, and operating system ,

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Requires: IPS or DC/ MDC Access: Any Analyst/ Admin After you have determined which options you need for your report, use the following procedure to define the report section options. To define the Report Sections: 1. If a summary is available for the report type you selected, specify whether you want to include it as part of your report.

To include a summary with intrusion event-based reports, select quick or detailed. For a full description of the information provided in Quick and Detailed summaries, see Using Summary Reports on page 255. On a Defense Center with an RNA host license, to include a summary with an RNA-based report, select summary. For a full description of the information provided in the RNA summary, see Using Summary Reports on page 255. To exclude the summary, select none, which is the default.

2. If you want to include an image in the report, type the path to the image in the Include Image File text box, or navigate to a JPEG, PNG, or TIFF file. 3. Select the check boxes next to the sections of the workflow you want to include in the report. The options in this section depend on the workflow you selected in step 6. 4. Continue with Working with Report Options on page 258. TIP! Note that if you select a table view of events, the report is limited to 10,000 records as noted in step 6, regardless of the number of events.

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You can include a logo on your report. In PDF formats, the logo is included on every page. In HTML formats, the logo is included at the top of the report. You can add a description which will be included on the front page summary of the report. Access: Any Analyst/ Admin To define the report options: 1. Select the check boxes next to one or more output options for your report: PDF HTML, or CSV. ,

2. Optionally, for PDF and HTML reports, select a logo from the list of image files that were previously added to the system. See Including an Image File on page 257 for information about how to make more logos available to the report designer. 3. Optionally, for PDF and HTML reports, type a description in the Description field. You can use alphanumeric characters and spaces. The description appears in the report header. 4. Optionally, for PDF reports, type the text you want to include as the footer in the Custom Footer field. You can use 1 - 80 alphanumeric characters and spaces. 5. Optionally, you can specify that reports are automatically emailed after they are generated. To email a report, type one or more email addresses in a comma-separated list in the Email to field. IMPORTANT! You must make sure that the mail host is identified: Click Not available. You must set up your mail relay host. The System Policy page appears. Click Edit in the row for the system policy you want to modify. Click Email Notification. Type the name of your mail server in the Mail Relay Host field and click Save. Click Apply in the row for the system policy you changed and apply it to the appliance. The report is emailed from host_name@domain_name, where host_name is the host name of the appliance and domain_name is the name of the domain where you deployed the appliance.

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6. You have the following options: • To save the report profile, click Save Report Profile. When prompted, follow the instructions for your browser to save the report profile. The report profile is saved with the name you specified in the Report Name field. • To generate the report and save the report profile, click Generate Report. When prompted, follow the instructions for your browser to generate the report and save the report profile. • To see a PDF preview of your report, click Preview Report. When prompted, follow the instructions for your browser to display a PDF version of the report in the browser window. • On a Defense Center, to generate the report remotely, select the sensor where you want to run the report and click Run Remote Report. When prompted, follow the instructions for your browser to generate the report and save the report profile. IMPORTANT! The PDF HTML, and CSV selections for Output Options apply to , generated reports, not to report previews. When you click Preview Report, you see a PDF version of the report.

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Select Analysis & Reporting > Report Profiles.9. remember to change the name of the report profile in the Report Name field. 2. Use the following procedure to edit a report profile. follow the instructions for your browser to save the report profile. To delete a report profile: 1. 2. modifying the field settings as appropriate. The Report Profiles page appears. You can also edit a report profile to make changes to the resulting report.Working with Event Reports Using a Report Profile Chapter 7 Editing Report Profiles Requires: IPS or DC/ MDC You can create a new report profile by using a predefined or existing report profile as a template for a new report profile. 4. Click Edit next to the profile that you want to delete. and saving the report with the new values. See the following sections for information: • • • Working with Report Information on page 248 Working with Report Sections on page 255 Working with Report Options on page 258 IMPORTANT! If you are creating a new report profile from a predefined or existing report profile. Access: Any Analyst/ Admin To edit a report profile: 1. The Report Profiles page appears. Click Delete next to the profile that you want to delete. The report profile is deleted. Make changes to the report areas as needed. When prompted. Version 4. The Report Designer page appears and contains the current settings for the report profile. Click Save Report Profile. Deleting Report Profiles Requires: IPS or DC/ MDC Access: Any Analyst/ Admin Use the following procedure to delete a report profile. The report profile is saved with the name you specified in the Report Name field. 3. Select Analysis & Reporting > Report Profiles.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 263 .

This process is called authentication. you can also set up user authentication via an external authentication server. For more information. such as a Lightweight Directory Version 4. you can manage the user accounts that can access the web interface on your Defense Center or 3D Sensor. it queries an external server.9. the appliance looks for a match for the user name and password in the local list of users. If the user’s account uses internal authentication. if the user is not found locally. the authentication process checks the local database for this list. the process checks the local database to see if the user exists there and. There are two kinds of authentication: internal and external. On the Defense Center.Managing Users Chapter 8 Administrator Guide If your user account has Administrator access. rather than through the internal database.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 264 . If the account uses external authentication. see the following sections: • • • Understanding Sourcefire User Authentication on page 264 Managing Authentication Objects on page 269 Managing User Accounts on page 299 Understanding Sourcefire User Authentication Requires: DC/MDC or 3D Sensor When a user logs into the web interface.

Version 4.9. for a list of users.Managing Users Understanding Sourcefire User Authentication Chapter 8 Access Protocol (LDAP) directory server or a Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS) authentication server. unless you change the user permissions manually.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 265 . For users with either internal or external authentication. Users with external authentication receive the permissions either for the group or access list they belong to. or based on the default user access role you set in the server authentication object or in a system policy on the managing Defense Center. you can control user permissions.

the user credentials are managed in the internal database. you cannot revert to internal authentication for that user. you must configure an authentication object for each external authentication server where you want to request user information. the Sourcefire 3D System uses internal authentication to check user credentials when a user logs in. Understanding External Authentication Requires: DC External authentication occurs when the Defense Center or managed sensor retrieves user credentials from an external repository. Once an internally authenticated user converts to an externally authenticated user. the same username exists for the user on the external server. see the following sections: • • • Understanding Internal Authentication on page 266 Understanding External Authentication on page 266 Understanding User Privileges on page 267 Understanding Internal Authentication Requires: DC/MDC or 3D Sensor By default. IMPORTANT! Note that an internally authenticated user is converted to external authentication if you enable external authentication. Internal authentication occurs when the username and password are verified against records in the internal Sourcefire 3D System database. Because you manually create each internally authenticated user. such as an LDAP directory server or RADIUS authentication server. and the user logs in using the password stored for that user on the external server. If you want to use external authentication. Version 4. You can then enable that object in a system policy on the managing Defense Center and apply the policy to an appliance to enable authentication. The authentication object contains your settings for connecting to and retrieving user data from that server. the web interface checks each authentication server to see if that user is listed.Note that you can only use one form of external authentication for an appliance.Managing Users Understanding Sourcefire User Authentication Chapter 8 For more information. in the order the servers are listed in the system policy. If you do not enable external authentication when you create a user. LDAP authentication and RADIUS authentication are types of external authentication.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 266 . you set the access settings when you create the user and you do not need to set default settings. When any externally authenticated user logs in.9.

external authentication is also disabled. IMPORTANT! Sourcefire does not support external authentication for RNA Software for Red Hat Linux. you can add or remove access rights for that user on the User Management page. For example. You can then import the policy and object on another Defense Center. an analyst typically needs access to event data to analyze the security of monitored networks. disable it in the system policy on the managing Defense Center and re-apply the policy to the sensor. the access rights for users are based on their membership in LDAP groups.9. or Crossbeambased software sensors. Because you create internally authenticated users manually. After an externally authenticated user logs in for the first time. the authentication objects are exported with the policy. The only configuration of external authentication on the sensor occurs when you select the type of authentication for a new user. TIP! You can use the Import/Export feature to export system policies.Managing Users Understanding Sourcefire User Authentication Chapter 8 When you create a user. If you want to disable external authentication on a managed 3D Sensor. but might never require access to administrative functions for the Sourcefire 3D System itself. you set a default access role for all users who are externally authenticated. you set the access rights when you create them. When you export a policy with external authentication enabled. Intrusion Agents. you can specify whether that user is internally or externally authenticated. see the following sections: • • Understanding LDAP Authentication on page 269 Understanding RADIUS Authentication on page 287 Understanding User Privileges The Sourcefire 3D System lets you allocate user privileges based on the user’s role. If you apply a local system policy (created on the sensor) to the sensor itself. You can grant Intrusion Event Analyst and RNA Event Analyst access privileges for analysts and reserve the Administrator role for the network administrator managing the Sourcefire 3D System. If you configured management of access rights through LDAP groups. If you do not modify the user’s rights. For more information on specific types of external authentication. In the system policy on the Defense Center. 3Dx800 sensors.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 267 . but you cannot control the authentication object from the sensor’s web interface. You can push a system policy to a managed 3D Sensor to enable external authentication on that sensor. Do not import policies with authentication objects onto 3D Sensors. They receive the Version 4. the user has only the rights granted by default.

If you configure group access. The Sourcefire 3D System supports the following user roles. but users are limited to subsets of that data. analyze. generate reports. but you can modify a user’s settings via the User Management page to grant this level of access. Note that on the Defense Center you cannot select Restricted Event Analyst as the default user role in the system policy. configure system policies and system settings. RNA Event Analysts can view. vulnerabilities. listed in order of precedence. except that they cannot delete events. depending on the features you have licensed: • Administrators can set up the appliance’s network configuration. analyze. Intrusion Event Analysts (Read Only) have all the same rights as Intrusion Event Analysts. unless one or more of those roles are mutually incompatible. RNA Event Analyst. Intrusion Event Analysts can view. the user receives the role that has the highest level of access. those settings override the default access setting in the system policy. those settings override the default access setting in the system policy. host attributes. they receive the default user access rights configured in the authentication object for the LDAP server.Managing Users Understanding Sourcefire User Authentication Chapter 8 default access rights for the group that they belong to that has the highest level of access. If you configure default access in the authentication object. They can also create incidents. but cannot be assigned the Intrusion Event Analyst or RNA Event Analyst roles. Similarly.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 268 . If they do not belong to any groups and you have configured group access. and Maintenance access rights. Users with the Administrator role also have Intrusion Event Analyst. If a user is on the lists for two mutually incompatible roles. and view (but not delete or modify) health events. RNA analysts can also generate reports and view (but not delete or modify) health events. and delete network change events. if you assign a user to specific user role lists in a RADIUS authentication object. and RUA events. and delete intrusion events and compliance and RUA events. Restricted analysts can also be assigned the Policy & Response Administrator or Maintenance User roles. client applications. the user receives that role. except that they cannot delete events. compliance events. manage user accounts. services. Restricted Event Analysts have the combined privileges of Intrusion Event Analysts and RNA Event Analysts.9. RNA Event Analysts (Read Only) have all the same rights as RNA Event Analysts. hosts. If the user does not belong to any lists and you have configured a default access role in the authentication object. • • • • • Version 4. Policy & Response (P&R) Administrator. the user receives all assigned roles. review.

9. If you ever need to change a user's credentials. you define settings that let you connect to an authentication server. and system logs) and maintenance functions (including task scheduling and backing up the system).1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 269 . host statistics. Note that maintenance administrators do not have access to the functions in the Policy & Response menu and can only access the dashboard from the Analysis & Reporting menu. in a centralized location. allows you to set up a . performance data. and delete authentication objects on the Defense Center. You can create.Managing Users Managing Authentication Objects Chapter 8 • • Policy & Response Administrators can manage intrusion rules. You also select the directory context and search criteria you want to use to retrieve user data from the server. and responses. such as user credentials. Managing Authentication Objects Requires: DC Authentication objects are server profiles for external authentication servers. Version 4. containing connection settings and authentication filter settings for those servers. and responses. policies. you can change them in one place. you can configure shell access authentication. Optionally. Creating LDAP Authentication Objects Requires: DC You can create LDAP authentication objects to provide user authentication services for an appliance. rather than having to change them on the local appliances as well as on any other application that uses them. Multiple applications can then access those credentials and the information used to describe them. directory on your network that organizes objects. Maintenance Administrators can access monitoring functions (including health monitoring. as well as compliance rules. When you create an authentication object. See the following sections for details on these tasks: • • • • • • • • Understanding LDAP Authentication on page 269 Creating LDAP Authentication Objects on page 269 LDAP Authentication Object Examples on page 281 Editing LDAP Authentication Objects on page 286 Creating RADIUS Authentication Objects on page 287 RADIUS Authentication Object Examples on page 295 Editing RADIUS Authentication Objects on page 298 Deleting Authentication Objects on page 298 Understanding LDAP Authentication LDAP or the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. policies. manage.

4. For none or TLS. the port uses the default of 636. 2. Specify a user name template to format the usernames that users enter on login. For more information. the port uses the default value of 389. For more information.9. 7.Managing Users Managing Authentication Objects Chapter 8 Note that to create an authentication object. 6. For more information. Remember that you have to apply a system policy with the object enabled to an appliance before the authentication changes take place on that appliance. For more information. specify the appropriate attributes for your server. Test your configuration by entering the name and password for a user who can successfully authenticate. Click Create Authentication Object. Version 4. you first specify the primary and backup server and server port where you want the local appliance (3D Sensor or Defense Center) to connect for authentication. For more information. see Configuring LDAP Authentication Settings on page 271. see Configuring Administrative Shell Access on page 278. 5. Your changes are saved. see Configuring Authentication Profiles on page 329 and Applying a System Policy on page 324. Optionally. see Identifying the LDAP Authentication Server on page 270.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 270 . Configure authentication settings to build a search request that retrieves the users you want to authenticate. see Testing User Authentication on page 280. Identify the authentication server where you want to retrieve user data for external authentication. Note that if you change the encryption method after specifying the port. Identifying the LDAP Authentication Server Requires: DC When you create an authentication object. the port resets to the default value. For more information. Select Operations > Configuration > Login Authentication. The Login Authentication page appears. see Configuring Access Settings by Group on page 275. 3. If you are using a Microsoft Active Directory server or if your LDAP server uses a UI access attribute or a shell access attribute other than uid. To create an authentication object: Access: Admin 1. Optionally. If you select SSL encryption. configure LDAP groups to use as the basis for default access role assignments. configure authentication settings for shell access. For more information. 8. The Create Authentication Object page appears. you need TCP/IP access from your local appliance to the authentication server where you want to connect. see Configuring Attribute Mapping on page 274.

6.Managing Users Managing Authentication Objects Chapter 8 To identify an LDAP authentication server: Access: Admin 1. IPv6 addresses are not supported. the appliance then queries the backup server. 2. the appliance would query the backup server. Optionally.9. In addition. 4. Type the IP address or host name for the primary server where you want to obtain authentication data in the Primary Server Host Name/IP Address field. the host name in the certificate must match the host name used in this field. Optionally. Version 4. modify the port used by the primary authentication server in the Backup Server Port field. Select LDAP from the Authentication Method drop-down list. If the number of seconds indicated in the Timeout field (or the timeout on the directory server) elapses without a response from the primary authentication server. the failover to the backup server does not occur. Optionally. type the IP address or host name for the backup server where you want to obtain authentication data in the Backup Server Host Name/IP Address field. Type a name and description for the authentication server in the Name and Description fields. modify the port used by the primary authentication server in the Primary Server Port field. 7. you can set a timeout for the connection attempt to the primary server. If LDAP is running on the port of the primary LDAP server and for some reason refuses to service the request (due to misconfiguration or other issues). 3. IMPORTANT! If you are using a certificate to connect via TLS or SSL. 5. If. Configuring LDAP Authentication Settings Requires: DC If you specify a backup authentication server. Continue with Configuring LDAP Authentication Settings. the primary server has LDAP disabled. for example. however.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 271 .

you need to select the encryption method for the connection. Transport Layer Security (TLS). Typically. Version 4. see Testing User Authentication on page 280. If one of the objects has a matching username and password. you can use the address specification syntax documented in the Internet RFC 822 (Standard for the Format of ARPA Internet Text Messages) specification when referencing a user name that contains a domain. Remember that the distinguished name for the user you specify must be unique to the directory information tree for the directory server.ou=security. the local appliance checks the uid attribute value for each object in the directory tree indicated by the base DN you set. the name of the LDAP server in the certificate must match the name that you use to connect.9. you might type JoeSmith@security. You can specify the namespace. When the local appliance searches the LDAP directory server to retrieve user information on the authentication server. Examples of syntax are provided throughout this procedure. it needs a starting point for that search. filter (cn=F*). For example.dc=com. if you enter 10.dc=example. that the local appliance should search by providing a base distinguished name.).10.com rather than the equivalent user distinguished name of cn=JoeSmith. to refer to a user object. to filter for only users with a common name starting with F use the .250 as the server and computer1. the connection fails. You can choose no encryption.com causes the connection to succeed. Changing the name of the server in the authentication profile to computer1. or directory tree. you must supply user credentials for a user with appropriate rights to the authentication objects you want to retrieve.dc=com when using Microsoft Active Directory Server.example. RFC 3377 . To test your base filter more specifically by entering a test username and password. For the authentication method specific parameters. You can also add a base filter that sets a specific value for a specific attribute. and hyphens (-) but otherwise only alphanumeric characters are supported. LDAP usernames can include underscores (_). periods (. For example. When you save the authentication object.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 272 .10. Enclose the base filter in parentheses. Note that if you are using a certificate to authenticate when connecting via TLS or SSL. the user login request is authenticated. the local appliance queries using the base filter to test it and indicates whether or not the filter appears to be correct. the Security organization of the Example company might have a base DN of ou=security.example. or base DN. you can use the LDAP naming standards and filter and attribute syntax defined in the RFCs listed in the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (v3): Technical Specification. The base filter focuses your search by only retrieving objects in the base DN that have the attribute value set in the filter. For example.Managing Users Managing Authentication Objects Chapter 8 To allow an appliance to connect to the LDAP server. the base DN will have a basic structure indicating the company domain and operational unit.example. dc=example.com in the certificate. For example. If your LDAP Server uses a Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM) login attribute of uid. Note that when you set up an authentication object to connect to a Microsoft Active Directory Server. To allow the local appliance to access the user objects. or Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption.

3. For none or TLS.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 273 . To connect without encryption.9. to authenticate names in the Security organization at the Example company. The user name template is the format for the distinguished name used for authentication.example. click Browse to browse to the location of a valid TLS or SSL certificate or type the path to the certificate in the SSL Certificate Upload Path field.dc=com. if you selected TLS or SSL encryption and you want to use a certificate to authenticate. Select one of the following encryption modes: • • • To connect using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).Managing Users Managing Authentication Objects Chapter 8 Selecting a user name template lets you indicate how user names entered on login should be formatted. IMPORTANT! Note that if you change the encryption method after specifying a port. Optionally. To configure the authentication method for a server: Access: Admin 1. Type the base distinguished name for the LDAP directory you want to access in the Base DN field. to set a user name template for the Security organization of the Example company.dc=example. Type the number of seconds that should elapse before rolling over to the backup connection in the Timeout field. you reset the port to the default value for that method. the port uses the default value of 389. type ou=security. A message appears. the name is substituted for the string conversion character and the resulting distinguished name is used to search for the user credentials. the port uses the default of 636. 4. by mapping the string conversion character (%s) to the value of the shell access attribute for the user. For example. you would enter %s@security. To connect using Transport Layer Security (TLS). select None. 2.com. If you select SSL encryption. indicating a successful certificate upload. For example. When a user enters a user name into the login page. Version 4. select TLS. select SSL.

the local appliance (3D Sensor or Defense Center) checks the value of the uid attribute for each user record on the LDAP Server to see if it matches the user name. in the Base Filter field. to authenticate all users who work in the Security organization of our example company by connecting to an OpenLDAP server where the shell access attribute is uid. you must explicitly set the Shell Access Attribute to match the attribute value. If you want to filter on uid. you can map a different attribute for the local appliance to search. Re-type the password in the Confirm Password field. However. and the attribute value you want to use as a filter. 9.dc=example. 8. Type the user distinguished name. the local appliance checks the user name entered on login against the attribute value of uid. For example. a comparison operator. and do not begin with a numeral.com. type the attribute type. have no spaces and no periods in them. For example. if the value of the attribute is a valid user name for either the Sourcefire 3D System web interface or for shell access. If the shell access attribute for a server is something other than uid.dc=example. Type the distinguished name and password for the user whose credentials should be used to validate access to the LDAP directory in the User Name and Password fields. Continue with Configuring Attribute Mapping. if you are connecting to an OpenLDAP Server where user objects have a uid attribute and the object for the administrator in the Security division at our example company has a uid value of NetworkAdmin. type (physicalDeliveryOfficeName=NewYork). enclosed in parentheses.ou=security. you would type uid=NetworkAdmin. into the User Name Template field. you could type %s@security. The Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM) login attribute of your LDAP Server acts as a shell access attribute. 7.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 274 .example.dc=com in the User Name Template field.dc=com. you do not need to specify a UI access attribute. to retrieve only users in the New York office. Configuring Attribute Mapping Requires: DC If your LDAP Server uses a default UI access attribute of uid. For a Microsoft Active Directory server. you would type uid=%s. with the string conversion character (%s) in place of the shell access attribute value.ou=security. Setting a UI access attribute tells the local appliance to match the value of that attribute rather than the value of the uid attribute. To set a filter that retrieves only specific objects within the namespace you specified as the Base DN.Managing Users Managing Authentication Objects Chapter 8 5.9. when a user logs in. 6. If your LDAP server uses uid. Valid user names are unique. Version 4. For example. if the user objects in a directory tree have a physicalDeliveryOfficeName attribute and users in the New York office have an attribute value of NewYork for that attribute. You can use any attribute.

you have two choices: • • If you want to configure user default roles based on LDAP group membership. For example. Any group you reference must exist on the LDAP server. Instead. type the attribute type in the UI Access Attribute field. continue with Configuring Access Settings by Group. When a user logs in. on a Microsoft Active Directory Server. Version 4. Group access settings for a role only affect users who are members of the group. on a Microsoft Active Directory Server. you may want to use the UI Access Attribute to retrieve users. Static LDAP groups are groups where membership is determined by group object attributes that point to specific users. You can reference static LDAP groups or dynamic LDAP groups. For example. 2. sAMAccountName shell access attribute to retrieve shell access users by typing sAMAccountName in the Shell Access Attribute field. For the next step.9.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 275 . To retrieve users for shell access. To retrieve users based on an attribute instead of the Base DN and Base Filter. continue with Configuring Administrative Shell Access on page 278. you can specify distinguished names for existing groups on your LDAP server for each of the access roles used by your Sourcefire 3D System. you can configure a default access setting for those users detected by LDAP that do not belong to any specified groups. you can search the userPrincipalName attribute by typing userPrincipalName in the UI Access Attribute field. and dynamic LDAP groups are groups where membership is determined by creating an LDAP search that retrieves group users based on user object attributes. When you do so. If you are not using LDAP groups for authentication. Configuring Access Settings by Group Requires: DC If you prefer to base default access settings on a user’s membership in an LDAP group. type the attribute type you want to filter on in the Shell Access Attribute field. the Sourcefire 3D System dynamically checks the LDAP directory and assigns default access rights according to the user’s current group membership. because there may not be a uid attribute on Active Directory Server user objects.Managing Users Managing Authentication Objects Chapter 8 To configure attribute mapping for a server: Access: Admin 1. use the 3.

Version 4. the default access role defined in the Group Controlled Access Roles section is granted to the user.Locally Modified. If a user’s group membership is not established in those recursions. the user receives the access role for the group with the highest access as a minimum access role. the user is assigned the default minimum access role specified in the Group Controlled Access Roles section of the authentication object. IMPORTANT! If you use a dynamic group. • • • You cannot remove the minimum access rights for users assigned an access role because of LDAP group membership through the Sourcefire 3D System user management page. when a new user logs in. new users belonging to specified groups inherit the minimum access setting for the groups where they are members. the Authentication Method column on the User Management page provides a status of External . If a new user does not belong to any specified groups. For this reason. the Sourcefire 3D System limits the number of recursions of a search to four to prevent search syntax errors from causing infinite loops. the LDAP query is used exactly as it is configured on the LDAP server. If a user belongs to more than one configured group.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 276 . You can. When you modify the access rights for an externally authenticated user.9.Managing Users Managing Authentication Objects Chapter 8 The access rights granted when a user logs into the Sourcefire 3D System depends on the LDAP configuration: • If no group access settings are configured for your LDAP server. If you configure any group settings. assign additional rights. however. the Sourcefire 3D System authenticates the user against the LDAP server and then grants user rights based on the default minimum access role set in the system policy.

Type the distinguished name for the LDAP group containing users who should at minimum have access to IPS analysis features in the Intrusion Event Analyst Group DN field. rule and policy configuration. type cn=securitygroup. dc=com. type cn=itgroup.ou=groups.Managing Users Managing Authentication Objects Chapter 8 To base access defaults on LDAP group membership: Access: Admin 1. Type the distinguished name for the LDAP group containing users who should at minimum have access to analysis and reporting features. 4.dc=com. to authenticate names in the Intrusion Event Analyst group at the Example company. type cn=itgroup.ou=groups.ou=groups. to authenticate names in the information technology organization at the Example company. dc=example.dc=example. For example. For example. 2. and all maintenance features in the Administrator Group DN field. 3.9.dc=com. Type the distinguished name for the LDAP group containing users who should at minimum have access to rules and policy configuration in the Policy & Response Administrator Group DN field. to authenticate names in the information technology organization at the Example company.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 277 . For example.dc=example. For example. type cn=ipsanalystgroup. system management. Type the distinguished name for the LDAP group containing users who should at minimum have access to monitoring and maintenance features in the Maintenance Group DN field. to authenticate names in the Security organization at the Example company. dc=example. Version 4. dc=com.ou=groups.

For example. Type the distinguished name for the LDAP group containing users who should at minimum have access to RNA analysis features in the RNA Event Analyst Group DN (Read Only) field. Configuring Administrative Shell Access Requires: DC You can also use the LDAP directory server to authenticate accounts for shell access on your local appliance (3D Sensor or Defense Center). 3Dx800 sensors. Type the LDAP attribute that designates membership in a static group in the Group Member Attribute field. TIP! Press the Ctrl key while clicking role names to select multiple roles in the list. 7. or Crossbeam-based software sensors. 6.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 278 . Note that you can only configure shell access for the first authentication object in your system policy. 8. see Adding New User Accounts on page 300. Select the default minimum access role for users that do not belong to any of the specified groups from the Default User Role list. Type the distinguished name for the LDAP group containing users who should at minimum have access to RNA analysis features in the RNA Event Analyst Group DN field. 11. For example. 9. see Configuring Authentication Profiles on page 329. IMPORTANT! Sourcefire does not support external authentication for RNA Software for Red Hat Linux. For more information on managing authentication object order. 10. if the member attribute is used to indicate membership in the static group you reference for default Policy & Response Administrator access. type memberURL. Intrusion Agents. Type the distinguished name for the LDAP group containing users who should at minimum have access to IPS analysis features in the Intrusion Event Analyst Group DN (Read Only) field.9. For more information on user access roles. Continue with Configuring Administrative Shell Access on page 278. Specify a search filter that will retrieve entries for users you want to grant shell access. type member. type the LDAP attribute that contains the LDAP search string used to determine membership in a dynamic group in the Group Member URL Attribute field. Version 4. Optionally. if the memberURL attribute contains the LDAP search that retrieves members for the dynamic group you specified for default Admin access.Managing Users Managing Authentication Objects Chapter 8 5.

You can use the Same as Base Filter option to run the query only once for both purposes. To set a filter to retrieve administrative user entries based on attribute value. WARNING! All shell users have sudoers privileges. even after they log in. using the same home directory. enclosed in parentheses. the shell is reset. or select Same as Base Filter to use the same filter you specified when configuring authentication settings. if all network administrators have a manager attribute which has an attribute value of shell. shell access is controlled entirely though the shell access attribute you set. in the Shell Access Filter field. but the user shell is set to /bin/false in /etc/password to disable the shell. and the attribute value you want to use as a filter. Shell users should log in using usernames with all lowercase letters. and the filter you set here determines which set of users on the LDAP server can log into the shell. If the user then is re-enabled. you can set a base filter of (manager=shell). the directory remains.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 279 . Normally. the same query would be run twice. Continue with Testing User Authentication. Note that a home directory for each shell user is created on login. and when an LDAP shell access user account is disabled (by disabling the LDAP connection). Addition and deletion of shell access users occurs only on the LDAP server.9. IMPORTANT! If you choose not to specify a shell access filter. the LDAP query to retrieve users combines the base filter with the shell access filter. If the shell access filter was the same as the base filter. a comparison operator. The Same as Base Filter check box allows you to search more efficiently if all users qualified in the base DN are also qualified for shell access privileges. Shell users are not configured as local users on the appliance. which is unnecessarily time-consuming.Managing Users Managing Authentication Objects Chapter 8 With the exception of the root account. 2. For example. Make sure that you restrict the list of users with shell access appropriately. To configure shell account authentication: Access: Admin 1. type the attribute type. Version 4. a warning displays when you save the authentication object to confirm that you meant to leave the filter blank.

type JSmith. For more information. 2. In the User Name and Password fields. If that succeeds supply a user name and password to test with the specific user.Managing Users Managing Authentication Objects Chapter 8 Testing User Authentication Requires: DC After you configure LDAP server and authentication settings. the test fails even if the server configuration is correct. To enable LDAP authentication using the object on an appliance. either indicating success of the test or detailing what settings are missing or need to be corrected. If the test succeeds. Click Test.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 280 . use the value for that attribute as the user name. see Configuring Authentication Profiles on page 329 and Applying a System Policy on page 324. click Save. TIP! If you mistype the name or password of the test user. with the new object listed. to test to see you can retrieve the JSmith user credentials at our example company. type the uid value or shell access attribute value and password for the user whose credentials should be used to validate access to the LDAP directory. 4.9. you can specify user credentials for a user who should be able to authenticate to test those settings. A message appears. Test the server configuration without the additional test parameters first. Note that testing the connection to servers with more than 1000 users only returns 1000 users because of UI page size limitations. To test user authentication: Access: Admin 1. If you are connecting to a Microsoft Active Directory Server and supplied a shell access attribute in place of uid in Configuring Attribute Mapping on page 274. For the user name. To view details of test output. You can also specify a fully-qualified distinguished name for the user. select Show Details. you must apply a system policy with that object enabled to the appliance. The Login Authentication page appears. you can enter the value for the uid attribute for the user you want to test with. Version 4. For example. 3.

3. This example illustrates important aspects of LDAP configuration.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 281 .DC=example.5.3.4.10. Note that the connection uses port 389 for access and that connections to the server time out after 30 seconds of disuse.10. see the following sections: • • • OpenLDAP Example on page 281 Microsoft Active Directory Server Example on page 282 Sun Directory Server Example on page 284 OpenLDAP Example Requires: DC The following figures illustrate parts of a sample LDAP login authentication object for an OpenLDAP directory server with an IP address of 10. Version 4. • OU=security.9. with a backup server that has an IP address of 10.DC=it.Managing Users Managing Authentication Objects Chapter 8 LDAP Authentication Object Examples Requires: DC For sample configurations showing how different configuration options might be used for connections to specific directory server types.DC=com for the security organization in This example shows a connection using a base distinguished name of the information technology domain of the Example company.

Microsoft Active Directory Server Example Requires: DC The following figure illustrates a sample LDAP login authentication object for a Microsoft Active Directory Server with an IP address of 10.11. Note that all objects in the directory are checked because no base filter is set. the connection uses port 389 for access and connections to the server time out after 30 seconds of disuse (or the timeout period set on the LDAP server). allowing only those users who have a common name attribute value of jsmith to log into the appliance using a shell account.3. • • • To support shell access. Aspects of this example illustrate important differences in this LDAP configuration from the configuration discussed in the OpenLDAP Example on page 281. The Sourcefire 3D System checks the uid attribute of each object in the directory indicated by the distinguished name against the username for each user who logs into the system. no UI access attribute is specified.4.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 282 . followed by the base distinguished name for the server directory. Like the OpenLDAP server. Because the user names to be retrieved are contained in the default uid attribute.11. the user name template for the connection uses CN=%s.9. A shell access filter has been applied to this configuration. with a backup server that has an IP address of 10. Version 4.5.3. the CN attribute is set as the shell access attribute.Managing Users Managing Authentication Objects Chapter 8 • Because this is an OpenLDAP server that uses CN as a part of each user’s name. to indicate the template used to format user names retrieved from the server.

because no base filter is applied to this server.DC=it. As a result. Again.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 283 . because this server is a Microsoft Active Directory server. Note that the configuration includes a UI Access Attribute of userPrincipalName. the Sourcefire 3D System checks the userPrincipalName attribute for each object for matching user names when a user attempts to log into the Sourcefire 3D System. • • In addition. the Sourcefire 3D System checks attributes for all objects in the directory indicated by the base distinguished name.DC=com for the security organization in the information technology domain of the Example company.DC=example. it uses the userPrincipalName attribute to store user names rather than the uid attribute.Managing Users Managing Authentication Objects Chapter 8 • Like the OpenLDAP server. a Shell Access Attribute of sAMAccountName causes each sAMAccountName attribute to be checked for all objects in the directory for matches when a user logs into a shell account on the appliance. this example shows a connection using a base distinguished name of OU=security. However. the user name template for the connection uses address specification syntax documented in RFC 822 rather than the typical LDAP naming syntax.9. Version 4. • Because this is a Microsoft Active Directory Server.

a shell access filter has been specified for this server. However.12. allowing only those users who have a common name attribute value of jsmith to log into the appliance using a shell account.3.3.DC=example. with a backup server that has an IP address of 10. Sun Directory Server Example Requires: DC The following figure illustrates a sample LDAP login authentication object for a Sun Directory Server with an IP address of 10.9. a shell access attribute value of sAMAccountName must be set for shell access to work on a Microsoft Active Directory server.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 284 . as noted above. Version 4.4.DC=com.5.12.Managing Users Managing Authentication Objects Chapter 8 • This example also has group settings in place.DC=it. The maintenance role is automatically assigned to all members of the group with a member group attribute and the base domain name of CN=maintenance. • As in the OpenLDAP server.

the uid attribute is named as the Shell Access Attribute and the Same as Base Filter option for the shell access filter is set. Note that all objects in the directory are checked because no base filter is set. allowing all users with a common name ending in smith to log in using a shell account as well. the Server Port is set to 636. • • The user name template shown uses the uid attribute value as the user name. Version 4. Using Same as Base Filter allows a more efficient search query if and only if all users qualified in the base DN are also qualified for shell access privileges. note that this server does have a base filter of (cn=*smith). no UI access attribute is specified.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 285 .DC=it. The filter restricts the users retrieved from the server to those with a common name ending in smith. The Sourcefire 3D System checks the uid attribute of each object in the directory indicated by the distinguished name against the user name for each user who logs into the system. • To allow shell access on the server.DC=example.Managing Users Managing Authentication Objects Chapter 8 Settings in the example illustrate important differences in this LDAP configuration from the configuration discussed in Microsoft Active Directory Server Example on page 282: • Because the Encryption for the connection is set to SSL. A certificate has been uploaded to allow the SSL connection. However.DC=com for the security organization in the information technology domain of the Example company. Because user names can be retrieved from the uid attribute on this server. • This example shows a connection using a base distinguished name of OU=security.9.

For more information.Managing Users Managing Authentication Objects Chapter 8 Editing LDAP Authentication Objects Requires: DC You can edit an existing authentication object. To edit an authentication object: Access: Admin 1. If the object is in use in a system policy. The Create Authentication Object page appears. 2. Modify the object settings as needed.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 286 . upload the new certificate and re-apply the system policy to your appliances to copy over the new certificate. Click Edit next to the object you want to edit. Version 4.9. 3. The Login Authentication page appears. see the following topics: • • • • • Creating LDAP Authentication Objects on page 269 Configuring LDAP Authentication Settings on page 271 Configuring Attribute Mapping on page 274 Configuring Administrative Shell Access on page 278 Testing User Authentication on page 280 IMPORTANT! If you previously uploaded a certificate and want to replace it. Select Operations > Configuration > Login Authentication. the settings in place at the time the policy was applied stay in effect until you re-apply the policy.

You can create an authentication object for any RADIUS server that conforms to RFC 2865. Your changes are saved and the Login Authentication page re-appears. When you configure authentication by a server using SecurID. you can also configure shell access authentication. the default access role you selected in the authentication object. Understanding RADIUS Authentication Requires: DC The Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS) is an authentication protocol used to authenticate.Managing Users Managing Authentication Objects Chapter 8 4. Version 4. When a user authenticated on a RADIUS server logs in for the first time. authorize. Select Operations > Configuration > Login Authentication.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 287 . Creating RADIUS Authentication Objects Requires: DC When you create a RADIUS authentication object. If your RADIUS server returns custom attributes for any users you plan to authenticate. You can modify a user’s roles. The Create Authentication Object page appears. Note that to create an authentication object. To create an authentication object: Access: Admin 1. see Configuring Authentication Profiles on page 329 and Applying a System Policy on page 324. 2. The Login Authentication page appears. you define settings that let you connect to an authentication server.9. or if the user is not listed for any of the user roles. unless the settings are granted through the user lists in the authentication object. As long as SecurID is configured correctly to authenticate users outside the Sourcefire 3D System. or failing that. those users can log into a Sourcefire 3D System appliance using their pin plus the SecurID token without any additional configuration on the appliance. if needed. the system policy. and account for user access to network resources. You also grant user roles to specific and default users. Click Save. you need to define those custom attributes. you need TCP/IP access from your local appliance to the authentication server where you want to connect. the user receives the roles specified for that user in the authentication object. Optionally. Remember that you have to apply a system policy with the object enabled to an appliance before the authentication changes take place on that appliance. The Sourcefire 3D System implementation of RADIUS supports the use of SecurID® tokens. For more information. Click Create Authentication Object. users authenticated against that server append the SecurID token to the end of their SecurID pin and use that as their password when they log into a Sourcefire appliance.

see Configuring RADIUS User Roles on page 290. specify the users or user attribute values for users that you want to receive specific Sourcefire 3D System access roles. see Configuring Administrative Shell Access on page 292.9.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 288 .Managing Users Managing Authentication Objects Chapter 8 3. If the profiles for any of the users to authenticate return custom RADIUS attributes. see Configuring RADIUS Connection Settings on page 288. For more information. the primary server has RADIUS disabled. Test your configuration by entering the name and password for a user who should successfully authenticate. configure administrative shell access. For more information. Remember that you have to apply a system policy with the object enabled to an appliance before the authentication changes take place on that appliance. If you specify a backup authentication server. the appliance then re-queries the primary server. For more information. for example. For more information. see Testing User Authentication on page 294. Your changes are saved. If. Set the default user role. see Configuring Authentication Profiles on page 329 and Applying a System Policy on page 324. Optionally. Configuring RADIUS Connection Settings Requires: DC When you create a RADIUS authentication object. you first specify the primary and backup server and server port where you want the local appliance (3D Sensor or Defense Center) to connect for authentication. you need to open both ports 1812 and 1813 on your firewall and on the FreeRADIUS server. IMPORTANT! For FreeRADIUS to function correctly. For more information. see Defining Custom RADIUS Attributes on page 293. the appliance would query the backup server. If the number of seconds indicated in the Timeout field (or the timeout on the directory server) elapses without a response from the primary authentication server. For more information. the appliance then rolls over to the backup server. 6. After the appliance re-queries the primary authentication server the number of times indicated by the Retries field and the number of seconds indicated in the Timeout field again elapses without a response from the primary authentication server. 4. define those attributes. you can set a timeout for the connection attempt to the primary server. Identify the primary and backup authentication servers where you want to retrieve user data for external authentication and set timeout and retry values. 7. Optionally. 5. If RADIUS is running on the port of the primary RADIUS server and for some reason refuses to service the request (due to Version 4.

Type the IP address or host name for the primary RADIUS server where you want to obtain authentication data in the Primary Server Host Name/IP Address field. 8. however. IMPORTANT! IPv6 addresses are not supported. Type a name and description for the authentication server in the Name and Description fields. Optionally. Type the secret key for the backup RADIUS authentication server in the RADIUS Secret Key field. modify the port used by the primary RADIUS authentication server in the Primary Server Port field. the failover to the backup server does not occur.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 289 . modify the port used by the backup RADIUS authentication server in the Backup Server Port field. Select RADIUS from the Authentication Method drop-down list.Managing Users Managing Authentication Objects Chapter 8 misconfiguration or other issues). 3. 4. 5. 2.9. Version 4. 7. Type the secret key for the primary RADIUS authentication server in the RADIUS Secret Key field. Optionally. 6. 9. To identify a RADIUS authentication server: Access: Admin 1. Type the IP address or host name for the backup RADIUS authentication server where you want to obtain authentication data in the Backup Server Host Name/IP Address field. Type the number of seconds that should elapse before retrying the connection in the Timeout field.

Type the number of times the primary server connection should be tried before rolling over to the backup connection in the Retries field. 11. to identify users who should receive a particular user role. For more information on the user roles supported by the Sourcefire 3D System. if you know all users who should be RNA Analysts have the value Analyst for their User-Category attribute. and you must remove the assigned user right on the user management page. the user is assigned those access roles. You can select multiple roles on the Default User Role list. rather than usernames.Managing Users Managing Authentication Objects Chapter 8 10. For more information. Configuring RADIUS User Roles Requires: DC You can specify the access roles for existing users on your RADIUS server by listing the user names for each of the access roles used by your Sourcefire 3D System. when a new user logs in. Version 4. you must not only move the user from one list to another in the RADIUS Specific Parameters section or change the user’s attribute on the RADIUS server. WARNING! If you want to change the minimum access setting for a user. Continue with Configuring RADIUS User Roles. You can assign a default user role (or roles) to be assigned to any users that are authenticated externally but not listed for a specific role. You cannot remove the minimum access rights for users assigned an access role because of RADIUS user list membership through the Sourcefire 3D System user management page. however. You can. assign additional rights. that user receives all assigned access roles. you can also configure a default access setting for those users detected by RADIUS that are not specified for a particular role. see Configuring User Roles on page 304. When you do so. you must reapply the system policy. When a user logs in. For example. see Defining Custom RADIUS Attributes on page 293. If a new user is not specified on any lists and default access roles are selected in the Default User Role list of the authentication object.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 290 .9. the Sourcefire 3D System authenticates the user against the RADIUS server and then grants user rights based on the default access role (or roles) set in the system policy. If you add a user to the list for one or more specific role. you can type User-Category=Analyst in the RNA Analyst List field to grant that role to those users. the Sourcefire 3D System checks the RADIUS server and grants access rights depending on the RADIUS configuration: • If specific access settings are not configured for a user and a default access role is not selected. Note that you need to define any custom attributes before you use them to set user role membership. • • You can also use attribute-value pairs.

who should at minimum receive access to analysis and reporting features. separated by commas. who should at minimum receive access to monitoring and maintenance features in the Maintenance List field. Type the name of each user or each identifying attribute-value pair. type jsmith. Type the name of each user or each identifying attribute-value pair. jdoe in the Administrator List field. to grant the Administrator role to the users jsmith and jdoe. 3. 4. For example. 5. Version 4.who should at minimum receive access to rules and policy configuration in the Policy & Response Administrator List field.9. User-Category value of Maintenance. 2. separated by commas. Type the name of each user or each identifying attribute-value pair. separated by commas. who should at minimum receive access to IPS analysis features in the Intrusion Event Analyst List field.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 291 . separated by commas. rule and policy configuration. Type the name of each user or each identifying attribute-value pair. and all maintenance features in the Administrator List field. separated by commas. Type the name of each user or each identifying attribute-value pair. system management. who should at minimum receive access to IPS analysis features in the Intrusion Event Analyst (Read Only) List field. type User-Category=Maintenance For example. to grant the Maintenance role to all users with a in the Maintenance List field.Managing Users Managing Authentication Objects Chapter 8 To base access on user lists: Access: Admin 1.

the directory remains. TIP! Press the Ctrl key while clicking role names to select multiple roles in the list. and when an RADIUS shell access user account is disabled (by disabling the RADIUS connection). Version 4. Shell users should log in using usernames with all lowercase letters. 7. Make sure that you restrict the list of users with shell access appropriately. For more information on user access roles. Continue with Configuring Administrative Shell Access. 8. see Configuring User Roles on page 304. see Configuring Authentication Profiles on page 329. separated by commas. Shell users are configured as local users on the appliance when the system policy is applied. With the exception of the root account. using the same home directory. Type the name of each user or each identifying attribute-value pair. WARNING! All shell users have sudoers privileges. Configuring Administrative Shell Access Requires: DC You can also use the RADIUS server to authenticate accounts for shell access on your local appliance (3D Sensor or Defense Center). Note that you can only configure shell access for the first authentication object in your system policy. Note that a home directory for each shell user is created on login.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 292 . If the user then is re-enabled. Type the name of each user or each identifying attribute-value pair.Managing Users Managing Authentication Objects Chapter 8 6.9. who should at minimum receive access to RNA analysis features in the RNA Event Analyst List field. who should at minimum receive access to RNA analysis features in the RNA Event Analyst (Read Only) List field. the shell access list you set on the RADIUS authentication object entirely controls shell access on the appliance. 9. Select the default minimum access role for users that do not belong to any of the specified groups from the Default User Role list. the shell is reset. For more information on managing authentication object order. Specify user names for users you want to grant shell access. but the user shell is set to /bin/false in / etc/password to disable the shell. separated by commas.

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To configure shell account authentication: Access: Admin 1. Type the usernames, separated by commas, in the Administrator Shell Access User List field. IMPORTANT! If you choose not to specify a shell access filter, a warning displays when you save the authentication object to confirm that you meant to leave the filter blank. 2. Continue with Defining Custom RADIUS Attributes on page 293.

Defining Custom RADIUS Attributes
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set user roles for users with those attributes, you need to define those attributes in the login authentication object. You can locate the attributes returned for a user by looking at the user’s profile on your RADIUS server. When you define an attribute, you provide the name of the attribute, which consists of alphanumeric characters. Note that words in an attribute name should be separated by dashes rather than spaces. You also provide the attribute ID, which should be an integer and should not conflict with any existing attribute IDs in the etc/radiusclient/dictionary file. You also specify the type of attribute: string, IP address, integer, or date. As an example, if a RADIUS server is used on a network with a Cisco router, you might want to use the Ascend-Assign-IP-Pool attribute to grant a specific role to all users logging in from a specific IP address pool. Ascend-Assign-IP-Pool is an integer attribute that defines the address pool where the user is allowed to log in, with the integer indicating the number of the assigned IP address pool. To declare that custom attribute, you create a custom attribute with an attribute name of Ascend-IP-Pool-Definition, an attribute ID of 218, and an attribute type of integer. You could then type Ascend-Assign-IP-Pool=2 in the Intrusion Event Analyst (Read Only) field to grant read-only intrusion event analyst rights to all users with an Ascend-IP-Pool-Definition attribute value of 2. When you create a RADIUS authentication object, a new dictionary file for that object is created on the Sourcefire 3D System appliance in the /var/sf/ userauth directory. Any custom attributes you add to the authentication object are added to the dictionary file.

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To define a custom attribute: Access: Admin 1. Click the arrow to expand the Define Custom RADIUS Attributes section. The attribute fields appear.

2. Type an attribute name consisting of alphanumeric characters and dashes, with no spaces, in the Attribute Name field. 3. Type the attribute ID, in integer form, in the Attribute ID field. 4. Select the type of attribute from the Attribute Type drop-down list. 5. Click Add to add the custom attribute to the authentication object. TIP! You can remove a custom attribute from an authentication object by clicking Delete next to the attribute. 6. Continue with Testing User Authentication on page 294.

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To test user authentication: Access: Admin 1. In the User Name and Password fields, type the user name and password for the user whose credentials should be used to validate access to the RADIUS server. For example, to test to see you can retrieve the jsmith user credentials at our example company, type jsmith.

2. Select Show Details and click Test. A message appears, either indicating success of the test or detailing what settings are missing or need to be corrected. 3. If the test succeeds, click Save. The Login Authentication page appears, with the new object listed. To enable RADIUS authentication using the object on an appliance, you must apply a system policy with that object enabled to the appliance. For more information, see Configuring Authentication Profiles on page 329 and Applying a System Policy on page 324.

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Authenticating a User using RADIUS
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This example illustrates important aspects of RADIUS user role configuration: • Users ewharton and gsands are granted administrative access to Sourcefire 3D System appliances where this authentication object is enabled. The user jaustin is granted Intrusion Event Analyst access to Sourcefire 3D System appliances where this authentication object is enabled. The user cbronte is granted RNA Event Analyst access to Sourcefire 3D System appliances where this authentication object is enabled. The user ewharton can log into the appliance using a shell account.

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The following figure illustrates the role configuration and custom attribute definition in a sample RADIUS login authentication object for the same freeRadius server as in the previous example. In this example, however, the MS-RAS-Version custom attribute is returned for one or more of the users because a Microsoft remote access server is in use. Note the MS-RAS-Version custom attribute is a string. In this example, all users logging in to RADIUS through a Microsoft v. 5.00 remote access server should receive the Intrusion Event Analyst (Read Only role), so you type the attribute-value pair of MS-RAS-Version=MSRASV5.00 in the Intrusion Event Analyst (Read Only) field.

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Editing RADIUS Authentication Objects
Requires: DC You can edit an existing authentication object. If the object is in use in a system policy, the settings in place at the time the policy was applied stay in effect until you re-apply the policy. To edit an authentication object: Access: Admin 1. Select Operations > Configuration > Login Authentication. The Login Authentication page appears. 2. Click Edit next to the object you want to edit. The Create Authentication Object page appears. 3. Modify the object settings as needed. For more information, see the following topics: • • • • • Creating RADIUS Authentication Objects on page 287 Configuring RADIUS Connection Settings on page 288 Configuring RADIUS User Roles on page 290 Configuring Administrative Shell Access on page 292 Testing User Authentication on page 294

4. Click Save. Your changes are saved and the Login Authentication page re-appears. Remember that you have to apply a system policy with the object enabled to an appliance before the authentication changes take place on that appliance. For more information, see Configuring Authentication Profiles on page 329 and Applying a System Policy on page 324.

Deleting Authentication Objects
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Managing User Accounts
If you have Admin access, you can use the web interface to view and manage user accounts on a Defense Center or a 3D Sensor, including adding, modifying, and deleting accounts. User accounts without Admin access are restricted from accessing management features. The navigation menu differs in appearance for each type of user. See the following sections for more information about managing user accounts: • Viewing User Accounts on page 299 explains how to access the User Management page, where you can add, activate, deactivate, edit, and delete user accounts. Adding New User Accounts on page 300 describes the different options you can use when you add a new user account. Managing Externally Authenticated User Accounts on page 302 explains how externally authenticated users are added and what aspects of the user configuration you can manage within the Sourcefire 3D System. Modifying User Privileges and Options on page 306 explains how to access and modify an existing user account. Modifying Restricted Event Analyst Access Properties on page 307 explains how to restrict the data available to a user account with restricted data access. Deleting User Accounts on page 312 explains how to delete user accounts. User Account Privileges on page 312 contains tables that list the menus and options each type of user account can access.

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Requires: DC/MDC or 3D Sensor From the User Management page, you can view, edit, and delete existing accounts. You can determine the type of authentication for a user from the Authentication Method column. The Password Lifetime column indicates the days remaining on each user’s password. The Action column allows you to set users active or inactive. Note that for externally authenticated users, if the authentication object for the server is disabled, the Authentication Method column displays External (Disabled). To access the User Management page: Access: Admin Select Operations > User Management. The User Management page appears, showing each user, with options to activate, deactivate, edit, or delete the user account.

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See the following sections for information about the actions you can perform on the User Management page: • • • • • Adding New User Accounts on page 300 Modifying User Privileges and Options on page 306 Modifying Restricted Event Analyst Access Properties on page 307 Modifying User Passwords on page 311 Deleting User Accounts on page 312

Adding New User Accounts
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2. Click Create User. The Create User page appears.

3. In the User Name field, type a name for the new user. New user names must contain alphanumeric or hyphen characters with no spaces, and must be no more than 32 characters. 4. Requires: DC/MDC If you want this user to authenticate to an external directory server on login, select Use External Authentication Method. IMPORTANT! If you select this option, the password management options below disappear. Configure access settings and click Add User to complete configuration of the externally authenticated user. You must also create an authentication object for the external authentication server you want to use for authentication on your Defense Center, and apply a system policy with authentication enabled to your appliance before users can log in using credentials from an external server. For more information, see Managing Authentication Objects on page 269 and Configuring Authentication Profiles on page 329.

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5. In the Password field, type a password (up to 32 alphanumeric characters). If you enable password strength checking, the password must be at least eight alphanumeric characters of mixed case and must include at least one numeric character. It cannot be a word that appears in a dictionary or include consecutive repeating characters. 6. In the Confirm Password field, type the password again. 7. Configure the remaining password user account options. For more information, see the User Account Password Options table on page 304. 8. Select user roles to grant to the user. For more information, see the User Roles table on page 305. 9. Optionally, for users with event analyst roles, click Restrict Deletion Rights - User Cannot Delete Bookmarks, Searches, Reports, Report Profiles, Custom Workflows or Custom Tables Created by Other Users to restrict the user to deletion of reports, report profiles, searches, bookmarks, custom tables, and custom workflows created by the user. 10. Click Add User. A message appears, indicating that the user was added. The username appears on the User Management page. IMPORTANT! Click Deactivate next to the name of an internally authenticated user on the User Management page to disable that user login without deleting it. To reactivate a user, click Activate next to the username.

Managing Externally Authenticated User Accounts
Requires: DC/MDC or 3D Sensor When an externally authenticated user logs into an appliance that has external authentication enabled, the appliance grants the user the default access role you set by specifying group membership in the authentication object. If you did not configure access group settings, the appliance grants the default user role you set in the system policy. However, if you add users locally before they log into the appliance, the user privileges you configure on the User Management page override the default settings. An internally authenticated user is converted to external authentication when all of the following conditions exist: • • • You enable LDAP or RADIUS authentication. The same username exists for the user on the LDAP or RADIUS server. The user logs in using the password stored for that user on the LDAP or RADIUS server.

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Once an internally authenticated user converts to an externally authenticated user, you cannot revert to internal authentication for that user. For more information on selecting a default user role, see Configuring Authentication Profiles on page 329 and Understanding User Privileges on page 267. Note that you can only enable external authentication in a system policy on a Defense Center. You must use the Defense Center to apply the policy to managed sensors if you want to use external authentication on them. For more information on associating an external user with a set of permissions on your appliance, see Logging into the Appliance to Set Up an Account on page 23. For more information on modifying user access, see Modifying User Privileges and Options on page 306. Note that you cannot manage passwords for externally authenticated users or deactivate externally authenticated users through the Sourcefire 3D System interface. For externally authenticated users, you cannot remove the minimum access rights through the Sourcefire 3D System user management page for users assigned an access role because of LDAP group or RADIUS list membership or attribute values. On the Edit User page for an externally authenticated user, rights granted because of settings on an external authentication server are marked with a status of Externally Modified. You can, however, assign additional rights. When you modify the access rights for an externally authenticated user, the Authentication Method column on the User Management page provides a status of External - Locally Modified.

Managing User Password Settings
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Password Options table describes some of the options you can use to regulate passwords and account access. IMPORTANT! After you enable Use External Authentication Method, password options no longer appear. Use the external authentication server to manage password settings. User Account Password Options Option Use External Authentication Method Description Select this option if you want this user's credentials to be externally authenticated. IMPORTANT! If you select this option for the user and the external authentication server is unavailable, that user can log into the web interface but cannot access any functionality. Enter an integer, without spaces, that determines the maximum number of times each user can try to log in after a failed login attempt before the account is locked. The default setting is five tries; use 0 to allow an unlimited number of failed logins. Enter the number of days after which the user’s password will expire. The default setting is 0, which indicates that the password never expires. Enter the number of warning days users have to change their password before their password actually expires. The default setting is 0 days. WARNING! The number of warning days must be less than the number of days before the password expires Force Password Reset on Login Check Password Strength Select this option to force the user to change his password the first time the user logs in. Select this option to require strong passwords. A strong password must be at least eight alphanumeric characters of mixed case and must include at least one numeric character. It cannot be a word that appears in a dictionary or include consecutive repeating characters.

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Configuring User Roles
The User Roles table contains a synopsis of each access type. For a full list of the menus available to each access type, see User Account Privileges on page 312.

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RNA Event Analysts see the main toolbar and analysisrelated options on the Analysis & Reporting and Operations menus. including event views. however. network maps. you must not only move the user from one list to another in the authentication object or change the user's attribute value or group membership on the external authentication server. Administrator users see the main toolbar as well as all the menu options. custom tables. and you must remove the assigned user right on the user management page. Maintenance users see the main toolbar and maintenancerelated options on the Operations top-level menu. searches. Maintenance User Access RNA Event Analyst Access Provides access to monitoring and maintenance features. and reports. Note that you can restrict an event analyst user’s deletion rights to only allow deletion of report profiles. services. rule and policy configuration. services. client applications. Select Restrict Deletion Rights . You cannot remove minimum access rights through the Sourcefire 3D System user management page for users assigned an access role because of LDAP group or RADIUS list membership or attribute values . bookmarks. User Roles User Role Administrator Access Privileges Provides access to analysis and reporting features. Provides read-only access to analysis features. including event views. vulnerabilities. You can. RNA Event Analyst (Read Only) Access Version 4.Managing Users Managing User Accounts Chapter 8 Note that you cannot change the authentication type for a user after you create the user account.User Cannot Delete Items Created by Other Users to restrict the user’s deletion rights. vulnerabilities. In addition. incidents. RNA Event Analysts see the main toolbar and RNA analysis-related options on the Analysis & Reporting and Operations menus. host profiles. and custom workflows created by that user. Provides access to RNA analysis features. WARNING! If you want to change the minimum access setting for a user. system management. client applications.9. and reports.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 305 . Note that you should limit use of the Administrator role for security reasons. host profiles. and all maintenance features. externally authenticated users cannot authenticate unless the external authentication server is available. network maps. you must reapply the system policy. assign additional rights.

however. Policy & Response Administrators have access to the main toolbar and rule and policy-related options on the Policy & Response and Operations menus. Provides access to the same features as Intrusion Event Analyst or RNA Event Analyst access. You manage those settings on the external server. For externally authenticated users. However.9. you can modify access privileges. or passwords at any time. Intrusion Event Analysts see the main toolbar and IPS analysis-related options on the Analysis & Reporting and Operations menus. Policy & Response Administrator Access Modifying User Privileges and Options Requires: DC/MDC or 3D Sensor After adding user accounts to the system. you cannot remove the minimum access rights through the Sourcefire 3D System user management page for users assigned an access role because of LDAP group or RADIUS list membership or attribute values. Provides access to rules and policy configuration. Intrusion Event Analysts see the main toolbar and IPS analysis-related options on the Analysis & Reporting and Operations menus. you must configure access rights for all accounts. and reports. including intrusion event views. and reports. Version 4.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 306 . the Authentication Method column on the User Management page provides a status of External . incidents. assign additional rights. Note that if you change the authentication for a user from externally authenticated to internally authenticated. Note that password management options do not apply to users who authenticate to an external directory server.Managing Users Managing User Accounts Chapter 8 User Roles (Continued) User Role Intrusion Event Analyst Access Intrusion Event Analyst (Read Only) Access Restricted Event Analyst Access Privileges Provides access to IPS analysis features. Provides read-only access to IPS analysis features. See Modifying Restricted Event Analyst Access Properties on page 307 for more information. including intrusion event views. incidents. you must supply a new password for the user. When you modify the access rights for an externally authenticated user.Locally Modified. account options. You can restrict access by allowing access to only for those events that match specified search criteria or you can turn off access for an entire category of events. including those that are externally authenticated. You can. Restricted event analyst users see only the main toolbar and analysis-related options on the Analysis & Reporting and Operations menus.

The Edit User page appears. Optionally. 2. Select Operations > User Management. Version 4. select or clear the Only delete items created by user option to manage the user’s ability to delete of items not created by that user. for users with event analyst roles. See Adding New User Accounts on page 300 for information about adding new user accounts.9. See Managing User Password Settings on page 303 for information on changing password settings for internally authenticated users. The User Management page appears.Managing Users Managing User Accounts Chapter 8 To modify user account privileges: Access: Admin 1. Modify the account or accounts as needed: • See Managing Externally Authenticated User Accounts on page 302 for a description of how users can be authenticated through external servers. You can specify this information only after the user is added. • • • Modifying Restricted Event Analyst Access Properties Requires: DC/MDC or 3D Sensor User accounts with Restricted Event Analyst access use saved searches to specify which events a user can view. 3.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 307 . See Configuring User Roles on page 304 for more information on configuring roles to grant access for Sourcefire 3D System functions. Click Edit next to the user you want to modify.

view the network map When these platforms are present. The Restricted Event Analyst Settings table shows the correlation between platform and access requirements for the restricted event analyst... DC + RNA Set this data set or data sets to Show All or to a specific search One or more of the following: • Host Attributes Data • RNA Client Applications Data • RNA Hosts Data • RNA Services Data • Vulnerabilities Data view network discovery events view hosts view host attributes view services view vulnerabilities view client applications view flow data view compliance events view white list events view white list violations view users or user events view intrusion events use the clipboard DC + RNA DC + RNA DC + RNA DC + RNA DC + RNA DC + RNA DC + RNA DC + RNA DC + RNA DC + RNA DC + RUA IPS IPS RNA Events Data RNA Hosts Data Host Attributes Data RNA Services Data Vulnerabilities Data RNA Client Applications Data Flow Data Compliance Events Data White List Events Data White List Violations Data Users Data Intrusion Events Data N/A . Restricted Event Analyst Settings To allow the restricted event analyst to.included in the base set of rights for the restricted analyst role Version 4.Managing Users Managing User Accounts Chapter 8 Restricted event analyst users have access to only a few sections of the web interface...1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 308 .9.

. IPS IPS DC/MDC or 3D Sensor Set this data set or data sets to Show All or to a specific search All data sets for which the user will generate reports All data sets for which the user will create incident reports N/A .. time zone. generate (but not view) reports create (but not modify) incident reports change user-specific preferences such as the account password.Managing Users Managing User Accounts Chapter 8 Restricted Event Analyst Settings (Continued) To allow the restricted event analyst to. create multiple private saved searches. 2.9. and event view settings create custom workflows and. Click Edit next to the user to whom you want to grant restricted event analyst rights.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 309 .. custom tables create and manage bookmarks view events from a custom table When these platforms are present. restricted event analyst users could delete the searches and enhance their access privileges. See Searching for Events in the Analyst Guide for more information. The User Management page appears. To restrict event analyst access to events: Access: Admin 1..included in the base set of rights for the restricted analyst role DC/MDC or 3D Sensor All data sets for which the user will create custom workflows DC/MDC or 3D Sensor Platforms required to view custom table All data sets for which the user will need to create or access bookmarks All data sets for the applicable custom tables If you want to ensure that a user only sees data for a specific subnet. If they are saved as public. one for each of the event types. on the Defense Center. Searches must be private. and then apply each saved search to the account as described in the following procedure. Version 4. Select Operations > User Management. IMPORTANT! You must have saved private searches available before you can add restricted event analyst values to a user account.

Version 4. For each row. Intrusion Event Analyst (Read Only). If the user you want to modify does not already have the Restricted Event Analyst option enabled.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 310 . they appear on this page. RNA Event Analyst. IMPORTANT! You cannot select Restricted Event Analyst if Administrator. To grant access to events that match a specific saved search. Intrusion Event Analyst. Click Save to save your changes and return to the User Management page. or RNA Event Analyst (Read Only) access is enabled. The Restrictions section of the page appears.Managing Users Managing User Accounts Chapter 8 3. select the search that you want to use to restrict the user account.9. select Hide Data. The Defense Center version of the page is shown below. you have three choices: • • • To grant access to all events for a category. 4. IMPORTANT! If you created any custom tables on the Defense Center. select Restricted Event Analyst. select Show All Data. To deny access to all events in a category. 5.

To change a user’s password: Access: Admin 1.Managing Users Managing User Accounts Chapter 8 Modifying User Passwords Requires: DC/MDC or 3D Sensor You can modify user passwords from the User Management page for internally authenticated users. 3. The User Management page appears. Version 4.9. In the Password field. Select Operations > User Management. The Edit User page appears.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 311 . Next to the user name. TIP! If you want to force a user to change the password on the next log-in. click Reset Password next to the user account on the User Management page. click Edit. Note that you must manage externally authenticated user passwords on the LDAP or RADIUS server. type the new password (up to 32 alphanumeric characters). 2.

click Delete. see Managing User Password Settings on page 303. User Account Privileges Requires: DC/MDC or 3D Sensor The following sections provide a list of the menus and toolbar options in Sourcefire 3D System and the user account privileges required to access them. • • • • Analysis & Reporting Menu on page 313 Policy & Response Menu on page 316 Operations Menu on page 317 Toolbar Options on page 319 Version 4. with at least one number. re-type the new password. 5. 2. Next to the user whose account you want delete. The User Management page appears.Managing Users Managing User Accounts Chapter 8 4. The password is changed and any other changes saved. To delete a user account: Access: Admin 1. see Access Requirements Conventions on page 39. the password must have at least eight alphanumeric characters of mixed case. Deleting User Accounts Requires: DC/MDC or 3D Sensor You can delete user accounts from the system at any time. The account is deleted.9. Select Operations > User Management. which cannot be deleted. For more information on user roles. For more information on the access notations used in the tables that follow and throughout this documentation. with the exception of the admin account. 6.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 312 . Make any other changes you want to make to the user configuration: • • For more information on password options. Click Save. In the Confirm Password field. It cannot be a word that appears in a dictionary or contain consecutive repeating characters. see Configuring User Roles on page 304. IMPORTANT! If password strength checking is enabled for the user account.

1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 313 . An X indicates that the user can access the option.Managing Users Managing User Accounts Chapter 8 Analysis & Reporting Menu Requires: IPS or DC/ MDC The Analysis & Reporting Menu table lists the user account privileges required to access each option on the Analysis & Reporting menu. Analysis & Reporting Menu Menu Admin Maint RNA/ RNA-RO Event Analyst X IPS/ IPS-RO Event Analyst X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Restricted Event Analyst P&R Admin Event Summary Intrusion Event Statistics Event Graphs Dashboards RNA Statistics Flow Summary IPS Events Reviewed Events Clipboard Incidents RNA Network Map | Hosts Network Map | Network Devices Network Map | Services Network Map | Vulnerabilities Network Map | Host Attributes X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Version 4.9. Users with only Rules or Maintenance access cannot see the Analysis & Reporting menu at all.

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Event Analyst P&R Admin White List Traffic Profiles Responses Alerts Impact Flag Alerts RNA Event Alerts Remediations Groups X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Operations Menu Requires: DC/MDC or 3D Sensor The Operations Menu table lists the user account privileges required to access each option on the Operations menu. All users can access at least some options on the Operations menu.9. Event Analyst P&R Admin Configuration RNA/RUA Event Purge Detection Engines High Availability eStreamer Login Authentication X X X X X X X Version 4.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 317 .Managing Users Managing User Accounts Chapter 8 Policy & Response Menu (Continued) Menu Admin Maint RNA/ RNA-RO Event Analyst IPS/ IPS-RO Event Analyst Res. An X indicates that the user can access the option. Operations Menu Menu Admin Maint RNA/ RNA-RO Event Analyst IPS/ IPS-RO Event Analyst Res.

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your organization’s security policies may require that Version 4. For example. including multiple fingerprint and subnet detection settings RUA settings synchronizing time serving time from the Defense Center mapping vulnerabilities for services You can use a system policy to control the aspects of your Defense Center that are likely to be similar for other Sourcefire 3D System appliances in your deployment.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 320 .9.Managing System Policies Chapter 9 Administrator Guide A system policy allows you to manage the following on your Defense Center or 3D Sensor: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • access control lists audit log settings authentication profiles dashboard settings database event limits detection policy preferences DNS cache properties the mail relay host and notification address tracking intrusion policy changes specifying a different language custom login banners RNA settings.

Next.9. You can then edit the imported policy to suit your needs before you apply it. each of which is described in its own section. For example.Managing System Policies Creating a System Policy Chapter 9 your appliances have a “No Unauthorized Use” message when a user logs in. which controls aspects of an appliance that are likely to be similar across a deployment. With system policies. see Importing and Exporting Objects on page 583. you can export a system policy from another appliance and then import it onto your appliance.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 321 . with system settings. which are likely to be specific to a single appliance. you can set the login banner once in a system policy on a Defense Center and then apply the policy to all the sensors that it manages. or if you want to test different database limits. For more information. you configure the various aspects of the policy. if you have different mail relay hosts that you use under different circumstances. Version 4. Instead of creating a new policy. you can create several system policies and switch between them rather than editing a single policy. You can also benefit from having multiple policies on a 3D Sensor. Contrast a system policy. you assign it a name and a description. See the following sections for more information: • • • • Creating a System Policy on page 321 Editing a System Policy on page 323 Applying a System Policy on page 324 Deleting System Policies on page 325 Creating a System Policy Requires: Any When you create a system policy. IMPORTANT! You cannot apply system policies to Crossbeam-based software sensors or Intrusion Agents. See Configuring System Settings on page 360 for more information.

see one of the following sections: • • • • • • • • • • • • Configuring the Access List for Your Appliance on page 325 Configuring Audit Log Settings on page 327 Configuring Authentication Profiles on page 329 Configuring Dashboard Settings on page 331 Configuring Database Event Limits on page 332 Configuring Detection Policy Preferences on page 336 Configuring DNS Cache Properties on page 337 Configuring a Mail Relay Host and Notification Address on page 338 Configuring Intrusion Policy Preferences on page 339 Specifying a Different Language on page 340 Adding a Custom Login Banner on page 341 Configuring RNA Settings on page 342 Version 4.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 322 . select an existing policy to use as a template for your new system policy. The Create page appears. The System Policy page appears. Click Create Policy. Your system policy is saved and the Access List page appears. 4. From the drop-down list. 3. Click Save. 5. For information about configuring each aspect of the system policy. The Policy Name column includes its description.9. Select Operations > System Policy. 2.Managing System Policies Creating a System Policy Chapter 9 To create a system policy: Access: Admin 1. The Applied To column indicates the number of appliances where the policy is applied and a count of out-of-date appliances where the previously applied policy has changed and should be reapplied. Type a name and description (up to 40 alphanumeric characters and spaces each) for your new policy.

Access List. appears. the first section of the system policy. With the Policy Name and Policy Description fields at the top. Click Edit next to the system policy that you want to edit. Select Operations > System Policy. The System Policy page appears. including a list of the existing system policies. You can change the policy name and description. For information about configuring each aspect of the system policy. but remember to re-apply the policy as explained in Applying a System Policy on page 324. 2.Managing System Policies Editing a System Policy Chapter 9 • • • • • Configuring RNA Subnet Detection Settings on page 349 Configuring RUA Settings on page 352 Synchronizing Time on page 354 Serving Time from the Defense Center on page 357 Mapping Vulnerabilities for Services on page 358 Editing a System Policy Requires: Any You can edit a system policy that is currently in use. To edit an existing system policy: Access: Admin 1. see one of the following sections: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Configuring the Access List for Your Appliance on page 325 Configuring Audit Log Settings on page 327 Configuring Authentication Profiles on page 329 Configuring Dashboard Settings on page 331 Configuring Database Event Limits on page 332 Configuring Detection Policy Preferences on page 336 Configuring DNS Cache Properties on page 337 Configuring a Mail Relay Host and Notification Address on page 338 Configuring Intrusion Policy Preferences on page 339 Specifying a Different Language on page 340 Adding a Custom Login Banner on page 341 Configuring RNA Settings on page 342 Configuring RNA Subnet Detection Settings on page 349 Configuring RUA Settings on page 352 Synchronizing Time on page 354 Version 4.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 323 .9.

See Applying a System Policy on page 324. Click Apply next to the system policy that you want to apply. where you want to apply the system policy. On the 3D Sensor. type of sensor.9. 4. On the Defense Center. the Defense Center itself. the system policy is applied. model. including a list of the existing system policies. You can also select an entire group. the Apply page appears. and. 2. The System Policy page appears. To apply a system policy: Access: Admin 1. Click Apply. On the Defense Center. TIP! You can sort the sensors by sensor group. Version 4. If a policy has been updated since it was applied.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 324 . the name of the policy appears in italics. or previously applied policy. IMPORTANT! You cannot apply system policies to Crossbeam-based software sensors or Intrusion Agents. Select Operations > System Policy. 3. your settings do not take effect until you apply it.Managing System Policies Applying a System Policy Chapter 9 • • Serving Time from the Defense Center on page 357 Mapping Vulnerabilities for Services on page 358 IMPORTANT! If you are editing the current system policy. if required. A message appears indicating that the task is added to the task queue. Applying a System Policy Requires: Any After you create or edit a system policy. select the sensors. make sure you apply the updated policy when you are finished.

Select Operations > System Policy. Click Delete next to the system policy that you want to delete. it is used until a new policy is applied. 2. Configuring the Parts of Your System Policy Requires: Any You can change various parts of your system policy.9.Managing System Policies Deleting System Policies Chapter 9 Deleting System Policies Requires: Any You can delete a system policy even if it is in use. By default.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 325 . To delete a system policy: Access: Admin 1. If the policy is still in use. Default system policies cannot be deleted. The System Policy page appears. The policy is deleted. For information about configuring each aspect of the system policy. port 443 (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Version 4. including a list of the existing system policies. see one of the following sections: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Configuring the Access List for Your Appliance on page 325 Configuring Audit Log Settings on page 327 Configuring Authentication Profiles on page 329 Configuring Dashboard Settings on page 331 Configuring Database Event Limits on page 332 Configuring Detection Policy Preferences on page 336 Configuring DNS Cache Properties on page 337 Configuring a Mail Relay Host and Notification Address on page 338 Configuring Intrusion Policy Preferences on page 339 Specifying a Different Language on page 340 Adding a Custom Login Banner on page 341 Configuring RNA Settings on page 342 Configuring RNA Subnet Detection Settings on page 349 Configuring RUA Settings on page 352 Synchronizing Time on page 354 Serving Time from the Defense Center on page 357 Mapping Vulnerabilities for Services on page 358 Configuring the Access List for Your Appliance Requires: Any The Access List page allows you to control which computers can access your appliance on specific ports.

To delete one of the current settings. In either case. and click Save. access to the appliance is not restricted. Provide a name and description for the system policy as described in Creating a System Policy on page 321. 2. which is used to access the command line. WARNING! By default. which is used to access the web interface and port 22 (Secure Shell.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 326 . WARNING! If you delete access for the IP address that you are currently using to connect to the appliance interface (and if there is no entry for “IP=any port=443”). To operate the appliance in a more secure environment. The System Policy page appears. are enabled for any IP address. Select Operations > System Policy. In either case. The access list is part of the system policy. 3. You can specify the access list either by creating a new system policy or by editing an existing policy. Version 4. you will lose access to the system when you apply the policy. To configure the access list: Access: Admin 1.9. or HTTPS).Managing System Policies Configuring the Parts of Your System Policy Chapter 9 Secure. The setting is removed. You have two options: • • To modify the access list in an existing system policy. click Edit next to the system policy. click Delete. consider adding access to the appliance for specific IP addresses and then deleting the default any option. To configure the access list as part of a new system policy. or SSH). click Create Policy. the Access List page appears. the access list does not take effect until you apply the system policy.

click Add.Managing System Policies Configuring the Parts of Your System Policy Chapter 9 4. 192. a severity. Your changes do not take effect until you apply the system policy. or both to specify which ports you want to enable for these IP addresses. see IP Address Conventions on page 41. In the IP Address field.9. The appliance does not send the audit log until you apply the system policy. The Add IP Address page appears. IMPORTANT! You must ensure that the external host is functional and accessible from the appliance sending the audit log. • any. The name of the sending host is part of the sent information and you can further identify the audit log stream with a facility.1/24) For information on using CIDR in the Sourcefire 3D System. Version 4. 5.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 327 . Configuring Audit Log Settings Requires: Any You can configure the system policy so that the appliance streams an audit log to an external host. The Access List page appears again. 192. HTTPS. TIP! You can click Add to add access for additional IP addresses or click Delete to remove access from other IP addresses. Click Save Policy and Exit. to designate any IP address 6. 7. To add access for one or more IP addresses. use the following syntax depending on the IP addresses you want to add: • • an exact IP address (for example.1. See Applying a System Policy on page 324 for more information.168. then click Add. The system policy is updated.1.101) an IP address range using CIDR notation (for example. Select SSH. reflecting the changes you made. and an optional tag.168.

the Access List page appears. The default for Facility is USER. For example: Mar 01 14:45:24 localhost [TAG] Dev-DC3000: admin@10. See Applying a System Policy on page 324 for more information. and click Save. click Edit next to the system policy. [Subsystem]. The system policy is updated. Page View 8.1. 7. Designate the destination host for the audit information by using the IP address or the fully qualified name of the host in the Host field. Your changes do not take effect until you apply the system policy to the Defense Center and its managed sensors. time. The default setting is Disabled. Select Enabled next to Send Audit Log to Syslog. the appliance may the send audit log to the host. WARNING! The computer you configure to receive an audit log must be set up to accept remote messages. 2. but it will not be accepted.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 328 . Click Save Policy and Exit. After you apply a policy with this feature enabled and your destination host is configured to accept the audit log. Select Operations > System Policy. you can select any of the standard syslog facility and severity settings.Managing System Policies Configuring the Parts of Your System Policy Chapter 9 To configure the audit log settings: Access: Admin 1. However. In either case. and the sending device name precedes the audit log message. The following is an example of the output structure: Date Time Host [Tag] Sender: [User_Name]@[User_IP]. 6. Optionally.1. You have two options: • • To modify the audit log settings in an existing system policy. 5. Label the audit data that you are sending with a facility and severity. the syslog messages are sent. Version 4. Otherwise.2. The default for Severity is INFO. Provide a name and description for the system policy as described in Creating a System Policy on page 321. 3. Click Audit Log Settings. click Create Policy. and hostname precede the bracketed optional tag.9. To configure the audit log settings as part of a new system policy. [Action] where the local date. Operations > Monitoring. The System Policy Page appears. 4. insert a reference tag in the TAG field. The default port (514) is used.

After a user attempts to log in. see Understanding User Privileges on page 267. you can set a filter search attribute to specify the set of users who can successfully authenticate against the LDAP server. In addition. if you set up an authentication profile that retrieves only users in the Network Security group in your company. the appliance verifies the user credentials against users on an LDAP or RADIUS server. if a user has internal authentication enabled and the user credentials are not found in the internal database. The Authentication Profiles page only displays in the system policy on a Defense Center. you may set the default user role to include both the Intrusion Event Analyst role and the RNA Event Analyst so users can access collected event data without any additional user configuration on your part. their account is listed on the User Management page.Managing System Policies Configuring the Parts of Your System Policy Chapter 9 Configuring Authentication Profiles Requires: DC/MDC Normally. any user accounts created before the modification retain the first user role until you modify or delete and recreate them. as long as those roles can be combined. see Logging into the Appliance to Set Up an Account on page 23. the appliance then checks the external server for a set of matching credentials. If a user has the same username on multiple systems. users can log in but cannot access any functionality. When you apply a policy with authentication enabled to an appliance. Note. For a complete procedure for logging in initially as an externally authenticated user.9. you can apply the system policy to let users logging into the Defense Center or managed sensor authenticate to that server rather than using the local database. the appliance verifies the user credentials by comparing them to a user account stored in the Defense Center or managed sensor’s local database. For example. see Modifying User Privileges and Options on page 306. the appliance does not revert to checking the local database. Note that when you create an LDAP authentication object on your Defense Center. if your authentication profile retrieves records for other personnel in addition to the security group. however. where you can edit the account settings to grant additional permissions. For more information on modifying a user account. When you enable authentication. if you create an authentication object referencing an external authentication server. you can set the default user role for any user whose account is externally authenticated. when a user logs into a Sourcefire 3D System Defense Center or managed sensor. You can enable authentication in a system policy on your Defense Center and then push that policy to managed sensors. However. For more information on available user roles. If you configure the system policy to use one user role and apply the policy.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 329 . However. You can select multiple roles. you would probably want to leave the default role unselected. then later modify the policy to use different default user roles and re-apply. Once you apply the policy to a Version 4. that if authentication fails on the available external authentication servers. all passwords across all servers work. If no access role is selected. See Configuring Attribute Mapping on page 274 for more information.

the appliance first checks if that user is in the local user database. 2.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 330 . an external user account is created in the local database with the default privileges for the external authentication object. You have two options: • • To modify the authentication profile settings in an existing system policy. If the user is a new external user. and click Save. In either case. the appliance checks the username and password against the external database. To make changes to the authentication profile settings. To configure the authentication profile settings as part of a new system policy. On the Defense Center. click Create Policy. the appliance then checks the username and password against the local database. the user login attempt is rejected. so you cannot manage them on the sensor itself. eligible externally authenticated users can log into the sensor. the appliance checks the user against each external authentication server in the authentication order shown in the system policy. The System Policy page appears. click Edit next to the system policy. If the login fails. the user logs in successfully. the appliance changes the user to an external user with the default privileges for that authentication object. If a match is found. If the login fails. Enabling external authentication by applying a system policy is not supported on the following sensor types: • • • • 3Dx800 sensors Crossbeam-based software sensors Intrusion Agents RNA Software for Red Hat Linux If a user with internal authentication attempts to log in. select Operations > System Policy. If the user exists. the system policy on the sensor does not display authentication profile settings. However. If an external user attempts to log in. To disable authentication on a managed sensor. Note that you can only enable external authentication on Defense Centers and 3D Sensors. To enable authentication of users on external servers: Access: Admin 1. Version 4. the Access List page appears. you can either disable it in a system policy on the Defense Center and push that to the sensor or apply a local system policy (which cannot contain authentication profile settings) on the sensor. Provide a name and description for the system policy as described in Creating a System Policy on page 321.9. the user logs in successfully. If a match is found. and external authentication is enabled. External users cannot authenticate against the user list in the local database. you have to modify the policy on the Defense Center and then push it to the sensor again. If the username and password match results from an external server.Managing System Policies Configuring the Parts of Your System Policy Chapter 9 sensor. however.

select Enabled. use the up and down arrows to change the order in which authentication servers are accessed when an authentication request occurs. Your changes do not take effect until you apply the system policy to the Defense Center and its managed sensors. 4. select Enabled from the Shell Authentication drop-down list. 5. 8. IMPORTANT! You must enable at least one authentication object to enable external authentication. Note that although you can select both an event analyst role and the corresponding read-only event analyst role. Click Authentication Profiles. The Authentication Profiles page appears.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 331 . See Applying a System Policy on page 324 for more information. Optionally. From the Default User Role drop-down list. TIP! Press Ctrl before selecting roles to select multiple default user roles. 9.9. select a user role to define the default permissions you want to grant to users authenticated externally. 7. Remember that shell access users can only authenticate against the server whose authentication object is highest in the profile order. To enable use of an authentication object. The system policy is updated. 6. Click Save Policy and Exit. click Enable next to the object. If you want to use the external server to authenticate shell access accounts as well. Configuring Dashboard Settings Requires: Any You can configure the system policy so that Custom Analysis widgets are enabled on the dashboard. From the Status drop-down list. only the analyst role is applied. Dashboards provide you with at-a-glance views of current Version 4.Managing System Policies Configuring the Parts of Your System Policy Chapter 9 3.

the Access List page appears. Configuring Database Event Limits Requires: Any You can use the Database page to specify the maximum number of events you want to store on an appliance.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 332 . The Dashboard Settings page appears. Click Save Policy and Exit. The System Policy page appears. and click Save. To enable Custom Analysis widgets: Access: Admin 1. See Deleting System Policies on page 325for more information. 3. you can choose not to store any events. the minimum number of records you can store in any database is one record (or. However. Select Operations > System Policy. Provide a name and description for the system policy as described in Creating a System Policy on page 321. The system policy is updated. for some databases. In most cases. self-contained components that provide insight into different aspects of the Sourcefire 3D System. in the case of the compliance violation history database. 4. 2. one day’s history). You have two options: • • To modify the dashboard settings in an existing system policy. To improve performance. clear the check box to prohibit users from using those widgets. The Custom Analysis widget allows you to create a visual representation of events based on a flexible. Your changes do not take effect until you apply the system policy. Select the Enable Custom Analysis Widgets check box to allow users to add Custom Analysis widgets to dashboards. See Understanding the Custom Analysis Widget on page 69 for more information on how to use custom widgets. click Edit next to the system policy. user-configurable query of the events in your appliance's database. click Create Policy. In either case. you should try to tailor the database event limit to the number of events you regularly work with. By default.Managing System Policies Configuring the Parts of Your System Policy Chapter 9 system status through the use of widgets: small. Version 4. Click Dashboard. To configure the dashboard settings as part of a new system policy.9. Custom Analysis widget use is enabled 5.

any health alert limits you set in the policy have no effect on the sensors. The Database Event Limits on page 333 below describes the maximum number of records you can store in the databases on your appliance.5 million events on the DC500 10 million events on the Virtual Defense Center or the DC1000 100 million events on the DC3000 2 million events RNA network discovery events on a Defense Center RNA flows on a Defense Center 10 million events 10 million events on the DC500. the maximum limit for the appliance is silently enforced. or DC1000 100 million events on the DC3000 10 million events on the DC500.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 333 .9. flow summaries.Managing System Policies Configuring the Parts of Your System Policy Chapter 9 These databases include those that store RNA and RUA events.. In addition. Database Event Limits The.. database limits that do not apply to a particular appliance are silently ignored. Note that if you apply a system policy to an appliance that does not support the maximum limit you specify (for example. 2. intrusion events on a Defense Center or on a Master Defense Center (which is always a DC3000) intrusion events on a 3D Sensor And can store up to... Virtual Defense Center.. or DC1000 100 million events on the DC3000 1 million events RNA Flow Summary Database Compliance & White List Event Database Health Event Database RNA flow summaries (aggregated RNA flows) on a Defense Center compliance events and white list events on a Defense Center or Master Defense Center health events on a Defense Center or Master Defense Center 1 million events Version 4.. as well as flow events. IMPORTANT! You cannot apply system policies to Crossbeam-based software sensors or Intrusion Agents. if you use the Defense Center to apply the same system policy to itself and the 3D Sensors it manages. Intrusion Event Database (Defense Center or Master Defense Center) Intrusion Event Database (3D Sensor) RNA Event Database RNA Flow Database Is the database that stores. Virtual Defense Center. if you specify 100 million intrusion events and apply that policy to a 3D Sensor). For example. and health events.

the Access List page appears.. and click Save. The System Policy page appears. see Purging the RNA and RUA Databases on page 598. click Create Policy. See Configuring a Mail Relay Host and Notification Address on page 338 for information about generating automated email notifications when events are automatically pruned.000 records 10 million events a 30-day history of violations 10 million events 10 million user login records 1 million records Note that if the number of events in the intrusion event database exceeds the maximum.. Version 4... To configure the database settings as part of a new system policy. To configure the maximum number of records in the database: Access: Admin 1. Provide a name and description for the system policy as described in Creating a System Policy on page 321.. In addition. For information on manually pruning the RNA and RUA databases. if the /volume disk partition reaches 85% of its capacity. audit records remediation status events on a Defense Center the white list violation history of the hosts on your network.Managing System Policies Configuring the Parts of Your System Policy Chapter 9 Database Event Limits (Continued) The.9. click Edit next to the system policy.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 334 . unified files are deleted from the system. the oldest events and packet files are pruned until the database is back within limits. Audit Event Database Remediation Status Event Database White List Violation History Database RUA Event Database RUA History Database SEU Import Log Database Is the database that stores.. You have two options: • • To modify the database settings in an existing system policy. In either case. Select Operations > System Policy. on a Defense Center RUA events on a Defense Center RUA storage of user logins on a Defense Center SEU import log records And can store up to. 100. 2. beginning with the oldest files.

see Database Event Limits on page 333.Managing System Policies Configuring the Parts of Your System Policy Chapter 9 3. The Database page appears. For each of the databases. For information on how many records each database can maintain. Click Database. The following graphic shows the Database page on a DC1000 Defense Center. Version 4.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 335 .9. 4. enter the number of records you want to store.

Managing System Policies Configuring the Parts of Your System Policy Chapter 9 5. click Edit next to the system policy. The appliance also warns you if the detection engine has a different policy applied to it than the one you are attempting to apply. select No from the drop-down list. and click Save.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 336 . In either case. Configuring Detection Policy Preferences Requires: Any The Detection Policy Preferences page allows you to configure whether you must confirm your action when you apply RNA detection policies and intrusion policies. 5.9. Click Detection Policy Preferences. See Applying a System Policy on page 324 for more information. To configure the detection policy preferences as part of a new system policy. The System Policy page appears. the appliance prompts you to confirm that you want to apply the policy. click Create Policy. whenever you apply an RNA detection policy or an intrusion policy to one or more detection engines. 4. You have two options: • • To modify the detection policy preferences in an existing system policy. Click Save Policy and Exit. Your changes do not take effect until you apply the system policy. Version 4. Provide a name and description for the system policy as described in Creating a System Policy on page 321. If no. 3. Select Operations > System Policy. Do you want to confirm your action when you apply RNA detection policies and intrusion policies? • • If yes. If you enable this setting. select Yes from the drop-down list. 2. Click Save Policy and Exit. The Detection Policy Preferences page appears. the Access List page appears. See Applying a System Policy on page 324 for more information. The system policy is updated. Your changes do not take effect until you apply the system policy. To configure detection policy preferences: Access: Admin 1. The system policy is updated.

In the DNS Cache Timeout field. Next to DNS Resolution Caching. This can reduce the amount of traffic on your network and speed the display of event pages when IP address resolution is enabled. you can also configure basic properties for DNS caching performed by the appliance. For information about configuring event preferences.Managing System Policies Configuring the Parts of Your System Policy Chapter 9 Configuring DNS Cache Properties Requires: Any If you have a DNS server configured on the Network page. Select Operations > System Policy. enable Resolve IP Addresses. As an administrator. To configure the DNS cache settings as part of a new system policy. and then click Save. see Configuring Network Settings on page 377. To configure the DNS cache properties: Access: Admin 1. enter the number of minutes a DNS entry remains cached in memory before it is removed for inactivity. you can configure the appliance to resolve IP addresses automatically on the event view pages. 5. The DNS Cache page appears. The default setting is 300 minutes (five hours).1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 337 . IMPORTANT! DNS resolution caching is a system-wide setting that allows the caching of previously resolved DNS lookups. 3. 2. select Enabled to enable caching or Disabled to disable it. and click Save. users must also select Event View Settings from the User Preferences menu. click Edit next to the system policy. You have two options: • • To modify the DNS cache settings in an existing system policy. the Access List page appears.9. click Create Policy. Provide a name and description for the system policy as described in Creating a System Policy on page 321. In either case. 4. For information about configuring DNS servers. To configure IP address resolution on a per-user-account basis. Version 4. The System Policy page appears. Configuring DNS caching allows you to identify IP addresses you previously resolved without performing additional lookups. Click DNS Cache. see Configuring Event View Settings on page 27.

requires RNA) use email for intrusion event alerting (Defense Center only . Your changes do not take effect until you apply the system policy. The System Policy page appears. click Edit next to the system policy. To configure the email settings as part of a new system policy. Select Operations > System Policy. Provide a name and description for the system policy as described in Creating a System Policy on page 321. You have two options: • • To modify the email settings in an existing system policy. you can configure an email address that will receive notifications when intrusion events and audit logs are pruned from the database. impact flag. The system policy is updated. In addition. IP address resolution is not enabled on a per-user basis unless it is configured on the Events page accessed from the User Preferences menu.requires IPS) use email for health event alerting (Defense Center only) you must configure a mail host.9. click Create Policy. In either case. the Access List page appears. and click Save. WARNING! Although DNS caching is enabled for the appliance. To configure a mail relay host: Access: Admin 1. Click Save Policy and Exit. 2. and compliance event alerting (Defense Center only . Version 4. See Applying a System Policy on page 324 for more information.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 338 .Managing System Policies Configuring the Parts of Your System Policy Chapter 9 6. Configuring a Mail Relay Host and Notification Address Requires: Any If you plan to: • • • • • email event-based reports email status reports for scheduled tasks use email for RNA event.

5. In either case. in the Data Pruning Notification Address field. You have two options: • • To modify the intrusion policy preferences in an existing system policy. the Access List page appears. The Configure Email Notification page appears. Provide a name and description for the system policy as described in Creating a System Policy on page 321. 4. 3. Click Intrusion Policy Preferences. IMPORTANT! The mail host you enter must allow access from the appliance. Select Operations > System Policy. click Create Policy.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 339 . 2. type the hostname or IP address of the mail server you want to use. Version 4. 6. click Edit next to the system policy. See Applying a System Policy on page 324 for more information. The System Policy page appears. and click Save. Your changes do not take effect until you apply the system policy. Optionally. You can also track all changes to intrusion policies in the audit log. enter the email address you want to receive notifications when intrusion events and audit logs are pruned from the appliance’s database.9. Configuring Intrusion Policy Preferences Requires: Any You can allow or require comments to be added to the audit log when an intrusion policy changes.Managing System Policies Configuring the Parts of Your System Policy Chapter 9 3. Click Save Policy and Exit. The system policy is updated. To configure the intrusion policy preferences as part of a new system policy. To configure intrusion policy change tracking: Access: Admin 1. In the Mail Relay Host field. Click Email Notification. The Intrusion Policy Preferences page appears.

the Access List page appears. If you select Optional or Required. click Edit next to the system policy. To select a different language for the user interface: Access: Admin 1. Provide a name and description for the system policy as described in Creating a System Policy on page 321. Optionally.Managing System Policies Configuring the Parts of Your System Policy Chapter 9 4. select Write changes in Intrusion Policy to audit log. Click Language. Select Disabled. The System Policy page appears.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 340 . and click Save. 3. 5. In either case. 2. Click Save Policy and Exit. To configure the language settings as part of a new system policy. 6. Select the language you want to use. if you want to track changes to intrusion policies. click Create Policy. Your changes do not take effect until you apply the system policy. Specifying a Different Language Requires: Any You can use the Language page to specify a different language for the web interface. See Applying a System Policy on page 324 for more information.9. or Required from the Comments on policy change drop-down list. Optional. The system policy is updated. You have two options: • • To modify the language settings in an existing system policy. 4. The Language page appears. a Description of Changes text box appears when you commit your intrusion policy changes. Version 4. WARNING! The language you select here is used for the web interface for every user who logs into the appliance. Select Operations > System Policy.

The system policy is updated. Banners can contain any printable characters except the less-than symbol (<) and the greaterthan symbol (>). In the Custom Login Banner field. You can specify the login banner either by creating a new system policy or by editing an existing policy. See Applying a System Policy on page 324 for more information. To add a custom banner: Access: Admin 1.9. Adding a Custom Login Banner Requires: Any You can create a custom login banner that appears when users log into the appliance using SSH and on the login page of the web interface. click Create Policy. Your changes do not take effect until you apply the system policy. Select Operations > System Policy. 3. The System Policy page appears. the Access List page appears. 2. Custom login banners are part of the system policy. click Edit next to the system policy. Provide a name and description for the system policy as described in Creating a System Policy on page 321. In either case. 4. the login banner is not used until you apply the system policy. To configure the login banner as part of a new system policy. The Login Banner page appears. Version 4.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 341 . Click Login Banner. and click Save.Managing System Policies Configuring the Parts of Your System Policy Chapter 9 5. Click Save Policy and Exit. In either case. enter the login banner that you want to use with this system policy. You have two options: • • To modify the login banner in an existing system policy.

For more information. see the following sections: • • • • Understanding RNA Data Storage Settings on page 342 Understanding Vulnerability Impact Assessment Settings on page 345 Understanding Multiple Fingerprint Settings on page 345 Configuring Settings for RNA on page 347 Understanding RNA Data Storage Settings Requires: DC/ MDC + RNA RNA data storage settings. which vulnerability types to use for impact assessment. and the priority of active sources of identity data.Managing System Policies Configuring the Parts of Your System Policy Chapter 9 5. see Creating RNA Detection Policies in the Analyst Guide. RNA Data Storage Settings Field Host Timeout Description The amount of time that passes. before RNA drops a host from the network map due to inactivity. For more information. IMPORTANT! To avoid premature timeout of hosts. These settings also control how long data is retained in the network map. make sure that the service timeout value is longer than the update interval in the RNA detection policy. what RNA and host input events are logged. Configuring RNA Settings Requires: DC/ MDC + RNA You can configure several aspects of RNA behavior through the system policy.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 342 . For more information. control the kinds of RNA data stored in the database. Your changes do not take effect until you apply the system policy.9. including how RNA stores data. make sure that the host timeout value is longer than the update interval in the RNA detection policy. see Creating RNA Detection Policies in the Analyst Guide. Service Timeout The amount of time that passes. whether identity conflict events are logged. Click Save Policy and Exit. The default setting is 10080 minutes (7 days). IMPORTANT! To avoid premature timeout of services. as described in the following table. in minutes. in minutes. Version 4. The system policy is updated. and therefore determine the data that other parts of the Sourcefire 3D System can use. before RNA drops a service from the network map due to inactivity. See Applying a System Policy on page 324 for more information. The default setting is 10080 minutes (7 days). whether operating system and service identity conflicts are automatically resolved.

the table view contains no information. and reports use external to indicate the hosts outside your monitored network. if you enable this option and you attempt to drill down to the table view of flow data (that is. However. access data on individual flows) for a flow summary that involves an external responder. However. which can reduce the number of events sent to the Defense Center. and if they were detected by the same detection engine (for flows detected by 3D Sensor) or were exported by the same NetFlow-enabled device and were processed by the same detection engine. which prevents your 3D Sensors from transmitting individual flows to the Defense Center and therefore prevents you from taking advantage of any feature that requires data from individual flows. keep in mind that setting this option in the RNA detection policy requires that you set your flow data mode to Summary. Drop New Hosts When Host Limit Reached Combine Flows for Out-Of-Network Responders Select this check box if you want new hosts rather than old hosts dropped when the Defense Center reaches its host limit and the network map is full.Managing System Policies Configuring the Parts of Your System Policy Chapter 9 RNA Data Storage Settings (Continued) Field Client Application Timeout Description The amount of time that passes. IMPORTANT! Make sure that the client application timeout value is longer than the update interval in the RNA detection policy. Note that you can also use the RNA detection policy to force your 3D Sensors to combine flow summaries involving external hosts before they transmit the data to the Defense Center. in minutes. This can reduce the space required to store flow data and can also speed up the rendering of flow data graphs. protocol. Version 4. Event views. see Combining Flow Summaries from External Responders in the Analyst Guide as well as Configuring RNA Detection Policy Settings in the Analyst Guide. For more information. Enabling this option treats flow summary data from IP addresses that are not in your list of monitored networks (as defined by your RNA detection policy) as coming from a single host. instead of an individual IP address. before RNA drops a client application from the network map due to inactivity. see Creating RNA Detection Policies in the Analyst Guide. For more information. Select this check box if you want you want to combine flow summaries involving external hosts.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 343 .9. service. The Defense Center will combine flow summaries involving a host on your monitored network and one or more external hosts if the flows use the same port. graphs. This option is especially valuable if you want to prevent spoofed hosts from taking the place of valid hosts in the network map. The default setting is 10080 minutes(7 days).

each detection engine generates a flow event when RNA detects that a connection is terminated between a monitored host on one of the networks and a monitored host on the other network. see Drop Duplicate RNA Flow Events.Managing System Policies Configuring the Parts of Your System Policy Chapter 9 RNA Data Storage Settings (Continued) Field Drop Duplicate RNA Flow Events Description Select this check box if you want the Defense Center to drop duplicate flow events generated by 3D Sensors with RNA. For more information. and can also use excessive bandwidth. best practices are to avoid creating duplicate NetFlow events. if you use one policy to monitor both networks. if two NetFlow-enabled devices export information about the same session. Duplicate flow events can also be created if you overlap network segment coverage with your RNA detection engines in your RNA detection policy. On the other hand.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 344 . not following best practices can degrade performance as the Defense Center attempts to resolve the conflicts. In that scenario. only the reporting detection engine for the flow initiator generates a flow event. Just as with RNA flow events. Version 4. for example. Duplicate flow events can be created if you use two RNA detection policies. Duplicate NetFlow events can be created.9. each of which is monitoring a separate network segment using separate detection engines. Note that best practices are to use only one detection policy and to not overlap network segment coverage. Drop Duplicate NetFlow Events Select this check box if you want the Defense Center to drop duplicate flow events that are based on NetFlow data.

see Using Impact Flags to Evaluate Events in the Analyst Guide. For more information. if IPS generates an intrusion event and the Sourcefire 3D System is able to use any of the methods you specified to determine that the host involved in the event is vulnerable to the attack or exploit. To provide the most reliable operating system and service identity information. RNA Event Logging Expand this section and use the check boxes to specify the types of RNA network discovery events that you want to log in the database. Note that if you clear all the check boxes. You can select any or all of the check boxes in this section. Vulnerability Impact Assessment Settings Field Vulnerabilities to use for Impact Assessment Requires: IPS Description Select the check boxes in this section to configure how the Sourcefire 3D System performs impact flag correlation with intrusion events.9. see Mapping Third-Party Vulnerabilities in the Analyst Guide. see Understanding Nessus Scans in the Analyst Guide or the Sourcefire 3D System Host Input API Guide. select this option to use the Nessus vulnerability mappings. • Select the Use Third Party Scanner Vulnerability Mappings check box if you are using an integrated scan capability or the AddScanResult host input API function and you want to use vulnerability lookups from the scanner to perform impact flag correlation. RNA collates fingerprint information from several sources. control which vulnerability types to use for impact assessment. as described in the following table. For more information. the intrusion event will be marked with the red (Vulnerable) impact flag. For more information. intrusion events will never be marked with the red impact flag. if you scan using Nessus.Managing System Policies Configuring the Parts of Your System Policy Chapter 9 Understanding Vulnerability Impact Assessment Settings Requires: DC/ MDC + RNA The RNA vulnerability impact assessment settings. See Understanding RNA Network Discovery Event Types in the Analyst Guide for information about each event type Expand this section and use the check boxes to specify the types of RNA host input events that you want to log in the database.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 345 . Host Input Event Logging Understanding Multiple Fingerprint Settings Requires: DC + RNA RNA matches fingerprints for operating systems and services against patterns in traffic to determine what operating system and which services are running on a particular host. Version 4. For example. • Select the Use RNA Vulnerability Mappings check box if you want to use RNA vulnerability information to perform impact flag correlation. • Select the Third Party Vulnerability Mappings check box if you want to use third-party vulnerability references to perform impact flag correlation. See Understanding RNA Host Input Event Types in the Analyst Guide for information about each event type.

as indicated in the Multiple Fingerprint Settings table. but does allow integration of imported application or scan results. but only data from the highest priority application or scanner source is used as the current identity.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 346 . that user input data overrides scanner and application data regardless of priority. By default. however. see Enhancing Your Network Map in the Analyst Guide. unless there is an identity conflict. If you import data from a third-party application or scanner. You can use the Multiple Fingerprinting page to rank scanner and application fingerprint sources by priority. you can set your system to always automatically resolve the conflict by keeping the passive identity or to always resolve it by keeping the active identity. An identity conflict occurs when RNA detects an identity that conflicts with an existing identity that came from the active scanner or application sources listed on the Multiple Fingerprinting page or from a user. Note that adding a scanner to this page does not add the full integration capabilities that exist for the Nmap and Nessus scanners. However. By default.Managing System Policies Configuring the Parts of Your System Policy Chapter 9 RNA uses all passive data to derive operating system identities and assign a confidence value. Note. identity conflicts are not automatically resolved and you must resolve them through the host profile or by rescanning the host or re-adding new identity data to override the RNA identity.9. For more information on current identities and how RNA selects the current identity. You can add new active sources through this page. RNA retains one identity for each source. identity data added by a scanner or application overrides identity data detected by RNA. remember to make sure that you map vulnerabilities from the source to the RNA vulnerabilities in the network Version 4. or change the priority or timeout settings for existing sources.

click the up arrow next to the source name.Managing System Policies Configuring the Parts of Your System Policy Chapter 9 map. • To demote a source and cause the operating system and service identities to be used only if there are no identities provided by sources above it in the list. Multiple Fingerprint Settings Option Generate Identity Conflict Event Automatically Resolve Conflicts Description Enable this option to generate an event when an identity conflict occurs on a host in the network map. click the down arrow next to the source name. The System Policy page appears. Type a name for the source. from the Type drop-down list. • To use the current identity from the highest priority active source when an identity conflict occurs. select Hours. Configuring Settings for RNA Requires: DC + RNA Use the following procedure to configure RNA settings in the system policy. • To indicate the duration of time that should elapse between the addition of an identity to the network map by this source and the deletion of that identity. • To change the type of source. For more information. or Weeks from the Timeout drop-down list and type the appropriate duration. You have the following options: • To force manual conflict resolution of identity conflicts. Version 4. Days.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 347 . select Passive from the Automatically Resolve Conflicts drop-down list. select Disabled from the Automatically Resolve Conflicts drop-down list. select Scanner or Application. select Active from the Automatically Resolve Conflicts drop-down list. To specify RNA settings: Access: Admin 1. Select Operations > System Policy. Scanner/ Application List You have several options: • To add a new source.9. click Add in the Multiple Fingerprints page of the system policy. • To promote a source and cause the operating system and service identities to be used in favor of sources below it in the list. • To use the RNA fingerprint when an identity conflict occurs. see Mapping Third-Party Vulnerabilities in the Analyst Guide.

The RNA Settings page appears. and click Save.Managing System Policies Configuring the Parts of Your System Policy Chapter 9 2. click Create Policy. See the RNA Data Storage Settings table on page 342 for more information. Click RNA Settings. You have two options: • • To modify the RNA settings in an existing system policy.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 348 . Specify the RNA data storage settings that you want for your Defense Center. Version 4. click Edit next to the system policy.9. 3. the Access List page appears. In either case. Provide a name and description for the system policy as described in Creating a System Policy on page 321. To configure the RNA settings as part of a new system policy. 4.

See Applying a System Policy on page 324 for more information. which can make it challenging to stay on top of proper RNA policy configurations. See the RNA Network Discovery Event Types table in the Analyst Guide for more information. configure multiple fingerprint settings to manage operating system and service source priorities and identity conflict resolution settings. The system policy is updated. As RNA continuously monitors your network traffic. Alternately. Subnet detection allows RNA to make recommendations about which are the best detection engines to analyze the traffic on the various network segments in your organization. Optionally. specify the RNA network discovery events that you want to log by clicking the arrow next to RNA Event Logging. Optionally. Unfortunately. you can use the system policy to configure RNA to automatically generate subnet recommendations for your currently applied RNA detection policies on a daily basis. you can configure the Defense Center to automatically update those policies and apply the updated policies to your RNA detection engines. it may be able to refine any subnet recommendations it has made for your RNA detection policies.Managing System Policies Configuring the Parts of Your System Policy Chapter 9 5.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 349 . Click Save Policy and Exit. Choosing which subnets to monitor with which detection engines is an iterative process that you should revisit from time to time. See the Multiple Fingerprint Settings table on page 347 for more information. you may not always be kept abreast of network configuration changes. as a time-saving and performance-maximizing measure. 8. you must revisit the detection policy after you apply it for the first time so that you can manually evaluate and apply any subnet recommendations.9. Configuring RNA Subnet Detection Settings Requires: DC + RNA Optimally. your RNA detection policy specifies that each RNA detection engine is configured as the reporting detection engine for the hosts that are closest to it from a network hop standpoint. This is because RNA only gathers secondary information Version 4. specify the RNA host input events that you want to log by clicking the arrow next to Host Input Event Logging. Optionally. especially if your network configuration has been altered through routing or host changes. 6. All the event types are enabled by default. See the RNA Host Input Event Types table in the Analyst Guide for more information. Your changes do not take effect until you apply the system policy. A network administrator may modify a network configuration through routing or host changes without informing you. If you do not configure the Defense Center to automatically apply subnet recommendations. All the event types are enabled by default. 7. Optionally.

flow data. To get detailed information about the hosts in a subnet. or.Managing System Policies Configuring the Parts of Your System Policy Chapter 9 (hops and MAC address data) about hosts in subnets that are set to autodetect. Note that you can configure the Defense Center to notify you of subnet recommendations via email so that you can make the changes manually.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 350 . you must explicitly assign an RNA detection engine to monitor that subnet. to notify you of any changes made. and so on.9. including operating system and service identity data. Version 4. if you configured the Defense Center to automatically apply recommendations. The following diagram illustrates the automated subnet detection process.

you must configure a valid mail relay host. Click RNA Subnet Detection Settings. in the Mail Notifications To field. IMPORTANT! For performance reasons. click Edit next to the system policy. 3. RNA only automatically generates recommendations for RNA deployments running on Version 4.Managing System Policies Configuring the Parts of Your System Policy Chapter 9 For more information on subnet detection. select Disabled. 5. see Introduction to Sourcefire RNA in the Analyst Guide. 2. you must manually generate and apply recommendations for your RNA detection policies. From the Generate Recommendations Daily At drop-down list. The System Policy page appears. For more information. If your RNA deployment includes even one legacy (pre-Version 4. TIP! To receive email notifications. You have two options: • • To modify the RNA subnet detection settings in an existing system policy. select the time when you want RNA to automatically generate daily subnet recommendations for all applied RNA detection policies. click Create Policy. To disable daily generation of subnet recommendations. The RNA Subnet Detection Settings page appears. To configure RNA subnet detection settings: Access: Admin 1. and click Save. see Manually Generating Subnet Recommendations in the Analyst Guide. 4. the Access List page appears.9 and later 3D Sensors.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 351 . Optionally.9) 3D Sensor. Select Operations > System Policy. In either case. Provide a name and description for the system policy as described in Creating a System Policy on page 321. enter the email address where you want to receive notifications of new subnet recommendations. To configure the RNA subnet detection settings as part of a new system policy.9. see Configuring a Mail Relay Host and Notification Address on page 338. Version 4.

Managing System Policies Configuring the Parts of Your System Policy Chapter 9 6. Your changes do not take effect until you apply the system policy. and SIP logins always create duplicate user records. The system policy is updated. AIM. Restricting RUA helps minimize username clutter and preserve RUA licenses. RUA can add users to the database using the following types of detected protocols: • • • • • • LDAP AIM POP3 IMAP Oracle SIP (VoIP) Note that although RUA detects SMTP logins. Configuring RUA Settings Requires: DC + RUA You can use the RUA settings in the system policy to filter which types of network activity cause RUA to add users to the database. After you reach your licensed limit. 7.9. RUA stops adding new users to the Defense Center database. POP3. visitors. For example. This is because these logins are not associated with any of the user metadata that RUA obtains from an LDAP server. Enable the Automatically Apply Daily Recommendations check box to automatically update and apply your RNA detection policies after RNA generates subnet recommendations. Version 4. The RUA feature license on the Defense Center (see Licensing RUA in the Analyst Guide) specifies the number of users you can monitor with RUA. and other guests. obtaining usernames through protocols such as AIM. and IMAP can introduce usernames not relevant to your organization due to network access from contractors. When RUA detects a user login for a user who is not already in the database. In addition. Click Save Policy and Exit. RUA users are not added to the database based on SMTP logins. an RUA user is added to the Defense Center user database. Oracle. Note that this option has no effect unless you enable daily recommendations. the Defense Center does not record them unless there is already a user with a matching email address in the database.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 352 . See Applying a System Policy on page 324 for more information. Sourcefire RUA (see Using Sourcefire RUA in the Analyst Guide) is an optional component of the Sourcefire 3D System that allows you to correlate network activity with user identity information.

Your changes do not take effect until you apply the system policy. 4. the Access List page appears.9. In either case. The system policy is updated. To configure the RUA settings as part of a new system policy. unless your RUA implementation includes 3D Sensors with RUA. 3. By default. Therefore. To filter RUA users based on network activity type: Access: Admin 1. click Edit next to the system policy. Click RUA Settings. For more information on RUA Agents and 3D Sensors with RUA. You have two options: • • To modify the RUA settings in an existing system policy. The System Policy page appears. see How Do I Choose an RUA Implementation? in the Analyst Guide. The RUA Detection Settings page appears. click Create Policy.Managing System Policies Configuring the Parts of Your System Policy Chapter 9 nor are they associated with any of the information contained in the other types of login that your 3D Sensors detect. Version 4.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 353 . See Applying a System Policy on page 324 for more information. all login types cause RUA to add users to the database. Select Operations > System Policy. Click Save Policy and Exit. and click Save. filtering non-LDAP logins has no effect. 5. Provide a name and description for the system policy as described in Creating a System Policy on page 321. Select the check boxes that correspond to the types of logins that will create RUA users. IMPORTANT! Sourcefire RUA Agents installed on Microsoft Active Directory LDAP servers collect only LDAP user login information. 2.

see the Sourcefire RNA Software for Red Hat Linux Configuration Guide. If you specify a remote NTP server. Connections to NTP servers do not use configured proxy settings. your appliance must have network access to it. Note that time settings are displayed on most pages on the appliance in local time using the time zone you set on the Time Zone page (America/New York by default). the current time appears in UTC at the top of the Time Synchronization page (local time is displayed in the Manual clock setting option. Do not synchronize your 3D Sensors (virtual or physical) to a Virtual Defense Center.9. To use the Defense Center as an NTP server. if enabled). You can choose to synchronize the time: • • manually using one or more NTP servers (one of which can be a Defense Center) Time settings are part of the system policy. You must use native applications. In either case. see the Sourcefire 3D Sensor Software for X-Series Installation Guide. For more information on configuring settings for RNA Software for Red Hat Linux. You can specify the time settings either by creating a new system policy or by editing an existing policy. Each procedure is explained separately below. such as command line interfaces or the operating system interface. The System Policy page appears.Managing System Policies Configuring the Parts of Your System Policy Chapter 9 Synchronizing Time Requires: Any You can manage time synchronization on the appliance using the Time Synchronization page. The procedure for synchronizing time differs slightly depending on whether you are using the web interface on a Defense Center or a 3D Sensor. Sourcefire recommends that you synchronize your virtual appliances to a physical NTP server. To synchronize time on the Defense Center: Access: Admin 1. Version 4. Select Operations > System Policy. You manage time settings on an Intrusion Agent through the operating system. In addition. see Serving Time from the Defense Center on page 357.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 354 . the time setting is not used until you apply the system policy. • • You can synchronize the appliance’s time with an external time server. but are stored on the appliance itself using UTC time. to manage time settings for software sensors: • For more information on configuring settings for Crossbeam Systems Switches.

the Access List page appears. You have two options for specifying how the time is synchronized on the appliance: • To set the time manually. To avoid this situation. the DHCP-provided NTP server will be used instead. Note that if you set this option to Enabled and then apply the system policy to a sensor rather than a Defense Center. type a comma-separated list of IP addresses for the NTP servers you want to use or. in the text box. click Edit next to the system policy.9. Click Time Synchronization. To receive time through NTP from a different server. Version 4. Provide a name and description for the system policy as described in Creating a System Policy on page 321. Only Defense Centers can act as NTP servers. See Setting the Time Manually on page 389 for information about setting the time after you apply the system policy. select Manually in the System Settings. click Create Policy. In either case. in the Serve time via NTP drop-down list.Managing System Policies Configuring the Parts of Your System Policy Chapter 9 2. If you want to serve time from the Defense Center to your managed sensors. • WARNING! If the appliance is rebooted and your DHCP server sets an NTP server record different than the one you specify here. 4. To configure the time settings as part of a new system policy. select Enabled. The Time Synchronization page appears.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 355 . type the fully qualified host and domain names. if DNS is enabled. select Via NTP Server from and. this value is ignored. and click Save. you should configure your DHCP server to set the same NTP server. You have two options: • • To modify the time settings in an existing system policy. 5. 3.

To synchronize time on a 3D Sensor: Access: Admin 1.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 356 .Managing System Policies Configuring the Parts of Your System Policy Chapter 9 6. Click Time Synchronization. Select Operations > System Policy. In either case. click Edit next to the system policy. You have two options for specifying how time is synchronized on the 3D Sensor: Version 4. 4. You have two options: • • To modify the time settings in an existing system policy. the Access List page appears. See Applying a System Policy on page 324 for more information. 2.9. and click Save. Your changes do not take effect until you apply the system policy. Provide a name and description for the system policy as described in Creating a System Policy on page 321. The System Policy page appears. IMPORTANT! It may take a few minutes for the appliance to synchronize with the configured NTP servers. Click Save Policy and Exit. click Create Policy. 3. To configure the time settings as part of a new system policy. The system policy is updated. The Time Synchronization page appears.

Your changes do not take effect until you apply the system policy. Click Save Policy and Exit. change the time manually and click Save. In addition. • 5. change the time manually after configuring the Defense Center as an NTP server. TIP! You cannot set the time manually after configuring the Defense Center to serve time using NTP If you need to manually change the time. See Applying a System Policy on page 324 for more information. To receive time through NTP from different servers. Serving Time from the Defense Center Requires: DC/MDC You can configure the Defense Center as a time server using NTP and then use it to synchronize time between the Defense Center and managed 3D Sensors. if DNS is enabled. the NTP service on managed sensors will still attempt to synchronize time with the Defense Center. you should do so . You must disable NTP from the managed sensors’ web interfaces to stop the synchronization attempts. IMPORTANT! It may take a few minutes for the 3D Sensor to synchronize with the configured NTP servers. if you are synchronizing the 3D Sensor to a Defense Center that is configured as an NTP server. then later disable it. select Operations > System Policy. and then enable Via NTP and click Save. See Setting the Time Manually on page 389 for information about setting the time after you apply the system policy. select Manually in the System Settings. On the Defense Center. type the fully qualified host and domain names. and the Defense Center itself is configured to use an NTP server. select Via NTP Server from and.Managing System Policies Configuring the Parts of Your System Policy Chapter 9 • To set the time manually. in the text box. The system policy is updated. type a comma-separated list of IP addresses of the NTP servers or. This is because the Defense Center must first synchronize with its configured NTP server before it can serve time to the 3D Sensor. Version 4. To configure the Defense Center as an NTP server: Access: Admin 1. The System Policy page appears. it may take some time for the time to synchronize. disable the Via NTP option and click Save. before configuring the Defense Center to serve time using NTP If you need to .9.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 357 . IMPORTANT! If you configure the Defense Center to serve time using NTP and .

The system policy is updated. you can configure whether RNA associates vulnerabilities with service traffic for vendor and versionless services. Mapping Vulnerabilities for Services Requires: DC/MDC RNA automatically maps vulnerabilities to a host for any service traffic received or sent by the host.Managing System Policies Configuring the Parts of Your System Policy Chapter 9 2. IMPORTANT! It may take a few minutes for the Defense Center to synchronize with its managed sensors. 5. and click Save. 3. the service information will not be used for vulnerability mapping because you cannot specify a vendor or version for a custom service and cannot select the service for vulnerability mapping in the system policy. select Enabled. See Applying a System Policy on page 324 for more information. To configure the NTP server settings as part of a new system policy. many services do not include vendor and version information. For example. the Access List page appears. For the services listed in the system policy.9. However. You have two options: • • To modify the NTP server settings in an existing system policy. a host receives SMTP traffic that does not have a vendor or version in the header. The Time Synchronization page appears. Click Time Synchronization. Click Save Policy and Exit. Version 4. click Create Policy. click Edit next to the system policy. Your changes do not take effect until you apply the system policy to the Defense Center and its managed sensors. then apply that policy to the Defense Center managing the sensor that detects the traffic. select Via NTP from Defense Center. all vulnerabilities associated with SMTP applications are added to the host profile for the host. Note that although RNA detectors collect service information and add it to host profiles. 6.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 358 . If you enable the SMTP service on the Vulnerability Mapping page of a system policy. From the Serve Time via NTP drop-down list. Provide a name and description for the system policy as described in Creating a System Policy on page 321. 4. In the Set My Clock option for the sensors. In either case. when the service has a service ID in the RNA database and the packet header for the traffic includes a vendor and version.

click Edit next to the system policy. Click Vulnerability Mapping. 2. You have two options: • • To modify active fingerprint source settings in an existing system policy. select the check box for that service. the Access List page appears. clear the check box for that service. To configure active fingerprint source settings as part of a new system policy. In either case. click Create Policy.Managing System Policies Configuring the Parts of Your System Policy Chapter 9 To configure vulnerability mapping for services: Access: Admin 1.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 359 . You have two options: • To prevent vulnerabilities for a service from being mapped to hosts that receive service traffic without vendor or version information. Version 4. Click Save Policy and Exit. Provide a name and description for the system policy as described in Creating a System Policy on page 321. and click Save.9. 5. The System Policy page appears. To cause vulnerabilities for a service to be mapped to hosts that receive service traffic without vendor or version information. The Vulnerability Mapping page appears. 3. The system policy is updated. 4. • TIP! You can select or clear all check boxes at once using the check box next to Enable. Select Operations > System Policy. Your changes do not take effect until you apply the system policy to the Defense Center and its managed sensors. See Applying a System Policy on page 324 for more information.

which are likely to be specific to a single appliance.9. Contrast the system settings. with a system policy.Configuring System Settings Chapter 10 Administrator Guide The system settings include a series of linked pages that you can use to view and modify settings on your appliance. See Managing System Policies on page 320 for more information.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 360 . Version 4. which controls aspects of an appliance that are likely to be similar across a deployment.

See Editing Network Interface Configurations on page 380 for more information. Remote Management On the 3D Sensor.9. License Network Network Interface Process Version 4. Provides you with options for managing your current licenses and for adding additional feature licenses on the platforms that support them. You can also change the appliance name. See Understanding Licenses on page 364 for more information. Time Displays the current time. and proxy settings of the appliance that were initially set up as part of the installation. Provides options that you can use to: • shut down the appliance • reboot the appliance • restart the Sourcefire 3D System-related processes See Shutting Down and Restarting the System on page 382 for more information. enables you to specify values for the internal network and management port that the Defense Center uses to communicate with its managed sensors and high availability peer. See Viewing and Modifying the Appliance Information on page 362 for more information. Enables you to change options such as the IP address. See Configuring the Communication Channel on page 383 for more information. See Configuring Remote Access to the Defense Center on page 386 for more information. System Settings Options Option Information Description Allows you to view current information about the appliance. See Setting the Time Manually on page 389 for more information. hostname. enables you to establish communications with a Defense Center from the sensor.Configuring System Settings Chapter 10 The System Settings Options table describes the options you can configure in the system settings. then you can use this page to change the time.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 361 . If the time synchronization settings in the current system policy for the appliance is set to Manual. See Configuring Network Settings on page 377 for more information. On the Defense Center. Allows you to view and modify the settings for the network interfaces on your appliance.

The information includes view-only information such as the product name and model number. See Managing Remote Storage on page 393 for more information. Viewing and Modifying the Appliance Information Requires: Any The Information page provides you with information about the Defense Center or 3D Sensor.Configuring System Settings Viewing and Modifying the Appliance Information Chapter 10 System Settings Options (Continued) Option Health Blacklist Description On the Defense Center. The Information page appears. NetFlow Devices Remote Storage To configure the system settings: Access: Admin Select Operations > System Settings.9. The Series 2 DC1000 or DC3000 Defense Center version of this the page is shown below. The page also provides you with an option to change the name of the appliance. On the Defense Center.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 362 . and the current appliance-level policies. IMPORTANT! You cannot view sensor information for Intrusion Agents. allows you to specify the NetFlow-enabled devices you want to use to collect flow data. allows you to configure remote storage for backups and reports. See Specifying NetFlow-Enabled Devices on page 392 for more information. See Blacklisting Health Modules on page 391 for more information. the operating system and version. On Series 2 DC1000 and DC3000 Defense Centers. allows you to temporarily disable health monitoring for a 3D Sensor to prevent the Defense Center from generating unnecessary health events. with a list on the left side of the page that you can use to access other system settings. Version 4.

but not the managed sensor. If a policy has been updated since it was last applied. Clear this check box to store event data on both appliances. The model name for the appliance. Product Model Software Version Store Events Only on Defense Center Prohibit Packet Transfer to the Defense Center Operating System Operating System Version IP Address Current Policies Model Number Version 4. The version of the software currently installed. the name of the policy appears in italics. Although you can use the hostname as the name of the appliance. The IP address of the appliance.Configuring System Settings Viewing and Modifying the Appliance Information Chapter 10 The Appliance Information table describes each field. entering a different name in this field does not change the hostname. The appliance-level policies currently applied to the appliance. The model number for the appliance. Enable this check box to store event data on the Defense Center. The operating system currently running on the appliance. Enable this check box to prevent the managed sensor from sending packet data with the events. Appliance Information Field Name Description A name you assign to the appliance.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 363 . This number can be important for troubleshooting.9. Clear this check box to allow packet data to be stored on the DC with events. The version of the operating system currently running on the appliance. Note that this name is only used within the context of the Sourcefire 3D System.

1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 364 . To change the appliance name. The Information page appears.Configuring System Settings Understanding Licenses Chapter 10 To modify the appliance information: Access: Admin 1. WARNING! The name must be alphanumeric characters and should not be composed of numeric characters only. 3. You can also add feature licenses such as RNA host licenses and Intrusion Agent licenses. click Save. For comparison. Select Operations > System Settings.9. the Sourcefire 3D System requires that you enable IPS by applying a product license file to each appliance as part of the installation process. The page refreshes and your changes are saved. Version 4. 2. the 3D Sensor version of the page is shown below. Understanding Licenses Requires: Any You can license a variety of products and features to create your optimal deployment. The Defense Center version of the page is shown below. To save your changes. type a new name in the Name field. For Defense Centers.

For information on adding a product license.. For information on how to add a feature license. use IPS on that appliance. Sourcefire Licenses You apply a. and Sourcefire Defense Center Installation Guide. For information on how the various features function.. a 3D Sensor or a Defense Center during installation so that you can. See Understanding the Product Licensing Widget on page 84 for more information.. see Sourcefire Virtual Defense Center and 3D Sensor Installation Guide. see Understanding Feature Licenses on page 366. see the Sourcefire Licenses table on page 365. RUA. and so on. see Sourcefire 3D Sensor Installation Guide..1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 365 . For information on IPS. TIP! You can view your licenses by using the Product Licensing widget in the dashboard.. see Introduction to Sourcefire IPS in Sourcefire 3D System Analyst Guide Feature License a Defense Center at any time use additional features such as RNA. see Adding Feature Licenses on page 370.Configuring System Settings Understanding Licenses Chapter 10 See the following for more information: • • • Understanding Feature Licenses on page 366 Verifying Your Product License on page 368 Managing Your Feature Licenses on page 370 You can use a variety of appliances and optional features in your deployment. For information on how to use virtual appliances. To understand why and when to use these licenses. Product License to. Version 4.9. Virtual License a Defense Center at any time use virtual machines.

and use NetFlow data to monitor those networks.. NetFlows.. the Sourcefire 3D System uses RNA detection engines on 3D Sensors to analyze NetFlow data. NetFlow is available not only on Cisco networking devices. NetFlow-enabled devices are widely used to capture and export data about the traffic that passes through those devices. FreeBSD. RNA Hosts. RUA Users and either RNA Hosts or the product license (or both). RUA Users. Although you can use NetFlow-enabled devices exclusively to monitor your network.9. You can deploy NetFlow-enabled devices on networks that your sensors cannot monitor.. and network intelligence with user identity information identify the source of policy breaches. and OpenBSD devices. NetFlow NetFlow is an embedded instrumentation within Cisco IOS Software that characterizes network operation. attacks. For more information. Version 4. up-to-the-minute profile of your network correlate threat. You must use a Defense Center to configure NetFlow data collection and to view the collected data. Feature Licenses If you want to.Configuring System Settings Understanding Licenses Chapter 10 Understanding Feature Licenses The Feature Licenses table describes how to determine which features to license for your deployment. IPS Software Sensors. see Introduction to NetFlow in the Sourcefire 3D System Analyst Guide. or network vulnerabilities transmit events generated by open source Snort installations to the Defense Center IPS for use with Crossbeam Systems X-Series you need a license for. Standardized through the RFC process. but can also be embedded in Juniper. endpoint.. and your deployment must include at least one 3D Sensor with RNA that can communicate with your NetFlow-enabled devices. The NetFlow cache stores a record of every flow (a sequence of packets that represents a connection between a source and destination host) that passes through the devices. capture and export data about the traffic that passes through NetFlow-enabled devices monitor hosts on your network (including hosts discovered by NetFlow-enabled devices) to observe your network traffic to analyze a complete.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 366 . Intrusion Agents.

For more information. see Sourcefire 3D System Intrusion Agent Configuration Guide. All RUA deployments require a Defense Center that has an RUA feature license installed. Intrusion Agent If you have an existing installation of Snort®. that Defense Center must have an RNA host license installed and the 3D Sensor must have a product license installed. However. RNA is installed on most 3D Sensors. see Introduction to Sourcefire RNA in the Sourcefire 3D System Analyst Guide. RUA Host Sourcefire Real-time User Awareness. For more information. 3D Sensors with RNA passively observe your organization’s network traffic and analyze it to provide you with a complete. you can install an Intrusion Agent to forward intrusion events to a Defense Center. also called RUA. If the network map on the Defense Center has entries for the target host in a given event. allows your organization to correlate threat. as well as mitigate risk. to control how network intelligence is gathered and to view the resulting information. By default.9. You can then analyze the events detected by Snort alongside your other data. and network intelligence with user identity information.Configuring System Settings Understanding Licenses Chapter 10 RNA Host Sourcefire RNA allows your organization to confidently monitor and protect your network using a combination of forensic analysis. the Defense Center assigns impact flags to the events. endpoint. and built-in alerting and remediation. and events directly to individual users. In addition. For more information. These capabilities also significantly improve audit controls and enhance regulatory compliance. you can do analysis and reporting on those events. (The 3D9800 does not support RNA. Although you cannot manage policies or rules for an Intrusion Agent from the Defense Center. You can continue to manually tune Snort rules and preprocessors with the Intrusion Agent in place. or network vulnerabilities. behavioral profiling. you must manage 3D Sensors with RNA with a Defense Center. attacks.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 367 .) Sourcefire also makes key components of RNA available in installation packages for Red Hat Linux servers and Crossbeam Systems security switches. Version 4. see Using Sourcefire RUA in the Sourcefire 3D System Analyst Guide. up-tothe-minute profile of your network. to enable RNA functionality. If your organization uses LDAP you can use the user information on your . block users or user activity. and take action to protect others from disruption. LDAP server to augment the Defense Center’s database of user identity information with available metadata. traffic. RUA can help you to identify the source of policy breaches. By linking network behavior.

The License page appears. Select Operations > System Settings. the user who sets up the appliance adds the software license as part of the process. For more information. To verify the product license file: Access: Admin 1.Configuring System Settings Understanding Licenses Chapter 10 IPS Software Sensor An IPS Software Sensor allows you to use 3D Sensor Software for X-Series on a Crossbeam® Next Generation Security Platform to gather network intelligence and intrusion information. Click License. Version 4. and deleting feature licenses. see Managing Your Feature Licenses on page 370. For information on adding. see Sourcefire Crossbeam Installation Guide XOS. 2. viewing. In most cases. The Information page appears.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 368 . Verifying Your Product License Requires: Any During installation. you do not need to re-install the license.9.

and the features for the appliance are available in the web interface. If the license file is correct. click Add New License and add it using the Add Feature License page.com/.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 369 . 5. click Edit. a message appears under the License field. you will receive an error message. Copy the license key at the bottom of the page and browse to https://keyserver. 6. paste it into the License field (as shown in Step 3). 4. For more information about feature licenses. If the license file is invalid. IMPORTANT! If you purchased a feature license.9. you must switch to a host that can access it. Under Product Licenses.sourcefire. Follow the on-screen instructions for an appliance license to obtain your license file.Configuring System Settings Understanding Licenses Chapter 10 3. The Manage License page appears. Click Verify License. 7. the license is added to the appliance. which will be sent to you in an email. see Managing Your Feature Licenses on page 370. Click Get License. • • If the license file is valid. The Licensing Center web site appears. Copy the license file from the email. Version 4. IMPORTANT! If your web browser cannot access the Internet. Do not proceed to step 5. and click Submit License. Continue with step 5 to obtain a license and install it.

1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 370 . which specify the number of hosts that you can monitor with RNA RUA licenses. IMPORTANT! Both Defense Centers in a high-availability pair must have NetFlow licenses for at least the number of NetFlow-enabled devices you are using. which allow you to use intrusion agents 3D Virtual Sensors. See the following sections for more information: • • • Adding Feature Licenses on page 370 Viewing Feature Licenses on page 372 Configuring Network Settings on page 377 Adding Feature Licenses Requires: DC If you need to obtain a feature license for a feature you purchased. Version 4.Configuring System Settings Understanding Licenses Chapter 10 Managing Your Feature Licenses Requires: DC The Defense Center uses feature licenses to allow for additional features. Feature licenses include: • • • • • • NetFlow licenses. If one Defense Center does not have a NetFlow license. you can find it by logging into the Sourcefire Support Site (https://support. If you do not have the serial number. you can request it from the web interface. it will not receive data from your NetFlow-enabled devices. Before beginning. The serial number appears in the Sourcefire Software & Licenses section. you must add them to the Defense Center from the web interface. which allow you use virtual sensors in your deployment IPS licenses for Crossbeam.sourcefire. you should have the 12-digit feature license serial number provided by Sourcefire when you purchased the licensable feature.9. then clicking Products & Contracts. which allow you to use 3D Sensor Software with IPS on Crossbeam Systems security switches When you purchase license packs for any licensable feature. which allow you to use the RUA feature Intrusion Agent licenses.com/). clicking Account. which specify the number of NetFlow-enabled devices you can use to gather flow data RNA host licenses.

2. Select Operations > System Settings.Configuring System Settings Understanding Licenses Chapter 10 To add a license: Access: Admin 1.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 371 . Click License. The License page appears. The Add Feature License page appears.9. Click Add New License. The Information page appears. Version 4. 3.

they appear itemized below the product license. If the license file is correct. and the licensed feature is available. TIP! You can also view licenses by using the Product Licensing widget on the dashboard. and expiration date. or users allowed by the sum of your feature or host licenses. A summary of your licenses appears below the itemized list. For more information about viewing and modifying product licenses. and so on). The first license that appears shows the Defense Center’s product license which shows the license status. Follow the on-screen instructions for a feature license to obtain your license file. Copy the license key at the bottom of the page and browse to https://keyserver. virtual appliances. 5. After you receive an email with the feature license file. Note that there is only one product license. See Understanding the Product Licensing Widget on page 84 for more information. Click Get License. one or more licenses for RNA Hosts in addition to one or more licenses for Intrusion Agents.com/. IMPORTANT! If your web browser cannot access the Internet. Version 4. RUA. TIP! Your Defense Center can have multiple feature licenses (for example. paste it into the License field. exporters. model code.sourcefire. The Licensing Center web site appears. copy the license file from the email. You can repeat this process for each feature license you need to add. node (MAC address). see Verifying Your Product License on page 368. and shows the total number of hosts. connections. Viewing Feature Licenses Requires: DC The licenses page displays the product and feature licenses that you have added to the Defense Center. and click Submit License. which will be sent to you in an email. you must switch to a host that can access it.9. If you have feature or host licenses installed. 6.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 372 .Configuring System Settings Understanding Licenses Chapter 10 4. the license is added to the appliance. and provides a link that allows you to view or edit the license.

invalid. or if a temporary license has expired. Indicates if the license is valid. NetFlow License Columns Column Feature ID Serial Number Status Model Allowed NetFlow Exporters Node Expires Action Description Displays the ID number that corresponds with the feature being licensed. Lists the number of NetFlow-enabled devices that the license allows you to use. Displays the appliance model number. invalid. Displays the date and time that the feature license expires. Indicates if the license is valid. Displays the appliance’s MAC address. Displays the feature serial number.Configuring System Settings Understanding Licenses Chapter 10 The NetFlow License Columns table describes each column that appears in a NetFlow license. RNA Host License Columns Column Feature ID Serial Number Status Number of Hosts Model Node Description Displays the ID number that corresponds with the feature being licensed.9. Displays the appliance’s MAC address. or if a temporary license has expired. Displays the feature serial number. Displays the appliance model number. Version 4. Allows you to delete the feature license by clicking Delete. The RNA Host License Columns table describes each column that appears in an RNA host license. Lists the number of monitored hosts added by the license.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 373 .

Displays the date and time that the feature license expires. Displays the feature serial number. Indicates if the license is valid.9. Intrusion Agent License Columns Column Feature ID Serial Number Description Displays the ID number that corresponds with the feature being licensed.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 374 . invalid. Allows you to delete the feature license by clicking Delete.Configuring System Settings Understanding Licenses Chapter 10 RNA Host License Columns (Continued) Column Expires Action Description Displays the date and time that the feature license expires. Displays the feature serial number. RUA License Columns Column Feature ID Serial Number Status Model Number of Users Node Expires Action Description Displays the ID number that corresponds with the feature being licensed. The RUA License Columns table describes each column that appears in an RUA host license. Displays the appliance model number. Allows you to delete the host license by clicking Delete. The Intrusion Agent License Columns table describes each column that appears in an intrusion agent license. Displays the appliance’s MAC address. or if a temporary license has expired. Lists the number of monitored users added by the license. Version 4.

1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 375 . or if a temporary license has expired. Lists the maximum number of Virtual 3D Sensors allowed by the license. Displays the maximum capacity licensed for processing by the Virtual 3D Sensor (20. IMPORTANT! These speeds are not a guaranteed throughput for the Virtual 3D Sensor you license. invalid. Version 4. Displays the appliance’s MAC address. Displays the appliance model number. 100.Configuring System Settings Understanding Licenses Chapter 10 Intrusion Agent License Columns (Continued) Column Status Model Swagent Max Connections Node Expires Action Description Indicates if the license is valid. or 250MB). The Virtual 3D Sensor License Columns table describes each column that appears in an intrusion agent license. Allows you to delete the feature license by clicking Delete. Indicates if the license is valid. Displays the feature serial number. Virtual 3D Sensor License Columns Column Feature ID Serial Number Status Model Allowed Virtual Sensors Node Throughput Limit Description Displays the ID number that corresponds with the feature being licensed. Maximum throughput is limited by other factors such as number of Virtual Machines on your VMware server. Displays the appliance’s MAC address. and other physical hardware constraints. its connections. Lists the maximum number of software agent connections allowed by the license. 45. Displays the appliance model number. invalid. Displays the date and time that the feature license expires.9. or if a temporary license has expired.

Displays the feature serial number. Displays the date and time that the feature license expires. or if a temporary license has expired. Version 4. To view or delete your feature licenses: Access: Admin 1. Indicates if the license is valid.Configuring System Settings Understanding Licenses Chapter 10 Virtual 3D Sensor License Columns (Continued) Column Expires Action Description Displays the date and time that the feature license expires. invalid. The Information page appears.9. Allows you to delete the feature license by clicking Delete. Allows you to delete the feature license by clicking Delete.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 376 . Displays the appliance’s MAC address. Displays the appliance model number. Select Operations > System Settings. The IPS Software License Columns table describes each column that appears in an IPS Software license. IPS Software License Columns Column Feature ID Serial Number Status Model Node Expires Action Description Displays the ID number that corresponds with the feature being licensed.

For more information on configuring settings for RNA Software for Red Hat Linux. The License page appears. see the Sourcefire RNA Software for Red Hat Linux Configuration Guide. You must use native applications. showing the product license and any feature licenses you have added. see the Virtual Defense Center and 3D Sensor Installation Guide.Configuring System Settings Configuring Network Settings Chapter 10 2. Configuring Network Settings Requires: Any With some exceptions. 3. Version 4. your Sourcefire 3D System provides a dual stack implementation so that you can choose IPv4. you must manually configure all network properties. Disabled (IPv4 or IPv6) Manual (IPv4 and IPv6) DHCP (IPv4 and IPv6) Router assigned (IPv6 only) • • • • You have the following configuration options: • • • • If you specify manual. click Delete in the Action column. For more information on configuring settings for Intrusion Agents. For more information on configuring settings for Virtual 3D Sensors. such as command line interfaces.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 377 . or the operating system interface. see the Sourcefire 3D Sensor Software for X-Series Installation Guide. The exceptions include software sensors or 3Dx800 sensors. For the feature that you want to delete. For more information on configuring settings for 3Dx800 appliances. or both IPv4 and IPv6 network settings in System Settings. If you specify DHCP the appliance automatically retrieves its network settings from a . Click License. see the Intrusion Agent Configuration Guide. IPv6. to manage network settings for software sensors or 3Dx800 sensors: • For more information on configuring settings for Crossbeam-based software sensors.9. see the 3D Sensor Installation Guide. third-party user interfaces.

9. Manual Network Configuration Settings Setting Management Interface Address and either IPv4 Netmask or IPv6 Prefix Length Description The IP address for the management interface. the appliance is configured to directly connect to the Internet. you specify Router assigned. protected network. Version 4. To configure network settings: Access: Admin 1. This is the network through which Defense Centers and sensors communicate. Domain Primary DNS Server Secondary DNS Server Tertiary DNS Server The fully-qualified domain name where the appliance resides The IP address of the DNS server for the network where the appliance resides A secondary DNS server’s IP address A tertiary DNS server’s IP address If the appliance is not directly connected to the Internet. In most installations. you must set the address and netmask in dotted decimal form (for example: a netmask of 255. in the case of IPv6. The Information page appears.0). Default Network Gateway Hostname The IP address of the gateway device for your network The DNS-resolvable name for the appliance IMPORTANT! If you change the hostname.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 378 . the new name is not reflected in the syslog until after you reboot the appliance. you must set the address in colon-separated hexadecimal form and the number of bits in the prefix (for example: a prefix length of 112).0. the management interface is connected to an internal.255. If. the appliance retrieves its network settings from a local router. you can configure a proxy server to be used when downloading updates and SEUs. • For IPv6. • For IPv4. By default. Select Operations > System Settings.Configuring System Settings Configuring Network Settings Chapter 10 local DHCP server.

If you selected Manual. v6. domain. Select Router assigned (an IPv6-only configuration) to allow router assigned network setting resolution. if your network uses only IPv6. 4. Version 4. Click Network. See the Manual Network Configuration Settings table on page 378 for a full description of each field you can configure. Select Manual to manually specify network settings. The Network page appears.Configuring System Settings Configuring Network Settings Chapter 10 2.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 379 .9. Specify which IP version (v4. or both) you want to use by selecting the Configuration from the IPv4 and IPv6 settings: • • • • Select Disabled to use only the alternative IP version (for example. 3. You can change the Shared Settings (hostname. specify the network settings. Select DHCP to allow DHCP server network setting resolution. and domain servers) if you use manual or router assigned configurations. in the IPv4 section select Disabled).

select Operations > Sensor. then click Edit next to the 3D Sensor. If your network uses a proxy.9. select Manual proxy configuration and enter the IP address or fully qualified domain name of your proxy server in the HTTP Proxy field and the port in the Port field. If you change the link mode for a sensing interface.Configuring System Settings Editing Network Interface Configurations Chapter 10 5. you have two options: • • If you have a direct connection from the appliance to the Internet. To configure network interfaces from a Defense Center. Editing Network Interface Configurations Requires: DC or 3D Sensor You can use the Network Interface page to modify the default settings for each network interface on your appliance. you can identify a proxy server to be used when downloading updates and rules. the sensor drops traffic while the network interface card renegotiates its network connection. You must configure 3Dx800 interfaces on the 3Dx800 CLI. To configure a proxy server. The System Settings page appears. By default. 6. select Direct connection. The network settings are changed. It is possible to select a setting that makes it difficult to access the web interface.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 380 . If your appliance is not directly connected to the Internet. To edit a network interface: Access: Admin 1. Click Save. You have two choices: • • To configure network interfaces from a 3D Sensor. select Operations > System Settings. Any changes you make to the Auto Negotiate value are ignored for Gigabit interfaces. appliances are configured to connect directly to the Internet. WARNING! Do not modify the settings for the management interface unless you have physical access to the appliance. Version 4.

Click Network Interface.9. 3. listing the current settings for each interface on your appliance. The Network Interface page appears.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 381 . Click Edit next to the interface that you want to modify. either Sensing or Management interface description whether the interface is configured to auto-negotiate speed and duplex settings Version 4.Configuring System Settings Editing Network Interface Configurations Chapter 10 2. The current settings for the interface appear: These setting include: • • • • • interface name sensor name interface type.

keep the following in mind: • In the Auto Negotiate field. N/A in this column indicates that the interface does not support MDI/MDIX the current link mode. The Network Interface page appears again. However. or Auto mode (Series 2 3D Sensors only). automatic MDI/MDIX handling is disabled. you must press the power button on the appliance. the process shuts down the operating system on the appliance. making it impossible for the endpoints to attain link unless you manually set the required MDI/MDIX mode. Version 4.9. database. select it in the Link Mode field. when you set a specific link mode. and http server processes on the appliance (this is typically used during troubleshooting) restart the RNA and Snort processes (Snort runs on the 3D Sensor only if you are licensed to use IPS) IMPORTANT! If you shut down the appliance. and the link mode as needed. Shutting Down and Restarting the System Requires: Any You have several options for controlling the processes on your appliance. which automatically handles switching between MDI and MDIX to attain link. However. but does not physically shut off power. Any changes you make to the Auto Negotiate value are ignored for Gigabit interfaces. Click Save. MDIX (medium dependent interface crossover). MDI/MDIX is set to Auto. You cannot change the Auto Negotiate setting for 10Gb interfaces.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 382 . or. N/A indicates that there is no link for the interface • You can modify the interface name and description. To shut off power to the appliance. including the bandwidth and duplex setting (Full or Half). you must also set the MDI/MDIX field to the required MDI or MDIX mode. You can: • • • • shut down the appliance reboot the appliance restart communications. If you need to specify a link mode.Configuring System Settings Shutting Down and Restarting the System Chapter 10 • whether the interface is configured for MDI (medium dependent interface). MDI/MDIX settings. Normally. You must configure 3Dx800 interfaces on the 3Dx800 CLI. unplug it. 4. • Series 2 3D Sensors only If you disable auto negotiation and specify a link mode. for an appliance without a power button. select Off only if you require a specific link mode setting.

To restart the Defense Center.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 383 .8 and earlier Defense Centers and sensors use a range of internal network IP addresses called the management virtual network to transmit thirdparty communications such as NTP to managed sensors and. 3. click Run Command next to Reboot Defense Center. click Run Command next to Shutdown Appliance.0. click Run Command next to Reboot Appliance. its high availability peer is 8305/tcp.Configuring System Settings Configuring the Communication Channel Chapter 10 To shut down or restart your appliance: Access: Admin 1. Specify the command you want to perform: For DC/MDC • • • To shut down the Defense Center. To reboot the system. Note that this logs you out of the 3D Sensor.9. 2. click Run Command next to Restart Appliance Console. to its Defense Center peer. To restart the Snort and RNA processes.0/ 16. The Information page appears. Enhancements in the current software eliminate the need for the management virtual network provided both the Defense Center and the sensors it manages are Version 4. The default port for communications between the Defense Center. The default address range is 172. and if high availability is enabled. Note that restarting the Defense Center may cause deleted hosts to reappear in the network map.16. To shut down the 3D Sensor. The Appliance Process page appears. To restart the 3D Sensor. Select Operations > System Settings. The Defense Center version of the page is shown below. To reboot the system. click Run Command next to Restart Detection Engines. its managed sensors. For 3D Sensor • • • • Configuring the Communication Channel Requires: DC + 3D Sensor Version 4. Click Process. click Run Command next to Shutdown Defense Center. Note that this logs you out of the Defense Center. in high availability deployments. The communication on port 8305 is bi-directional. click Run Command next to Restart Defense Center Console.

Doing so may break communications between hosts on the local network.9. to manage the communication channel sensor settings for Crossbeam-based software sensors.0. such as command line interfaces. For more information. For more information on configuring settings for Intrusion Agents. WARNING! The IP address range you specify for the Management Virtual Network must not conflict with any other local network. Version 4. The user interface prevents you from entering the address range for the management network.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 384 . IMPORTANT! Master Defense Centers do not currently use a Management Virtual Network. the management virtual network is unnecessary. see the Intrusion Agent Configuration Guide. You can not edit the Management Virtual Network field of a Master Defense Center. For more information on configuring settings for 3Dx800 sensors. or the operating system interface. see the Sourcefire 3D Sensor Software for X-Series Installation Guide.Configuring System Settings Configuring the Communication Channel Chapter 10 both using the current software. For more information on configuring settings for Crossbeam-based software sensor. For more information on configuring settings for RNA Software for Red Hat Linux. You must use native applications. IMPORTANT! The management virtual network is required only when the Defense Center must communicate with sensors running an older version. The field is filled with 0. This is usually configured as part of the installation process. see the Sourcefire 3D Sensor Installation Guide. you will need to use a management virtual network and ensure that it does not conflict with other communications on your network. but you can change it later. refer to: • • Setting Up the Management Virtual Network on page 384 Editing the Management Virtual Network on page 385 Setting Up the Management Virtual Network Requires: DC + 3D Sensor If the IP address range or the port conflicts with other communications on your network. third-party user interfaces. including your management network. but make sure you do not to enter a range that overlaps other local networks. if your Defense Center is running the current version of the software and the sensors it manages are running an older version of the software. and Intrusion Agents.0. If both the Defense Center and all sensors have been upgraded to the current version.0/24 to indicate that the Management Virtual Network is disabled on a Master Defense Center. 3Dx800 sensors. see the Sourcefire RNA Software for Red Hat Linux Configuration Guide. However. you can specify different values.

You can not edit the Management Virtual Network field of a Master Defense Center. The Information page appears. 2. Typically. 5. Master Defense Centers do not currently use a Management Virtual Network.Configuring System Settings Configuring the Communication Channel Chapter 10 To configure the communications channel: Access: Admin 1. The new values are saved. Click Remote Management. which provided enough addresses for 127 appliances. You can also regenerate the Virtual IP address.9. WARNING! Changing the management port on the Defense Center requires that you also manually change the management port on every managed sensor. The field is filled with 0. 4.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 385 . a feature that is especially useful after network reconfigurations or appliance updates. this function is used only under the direction of Sourcefire Support. enter the IP address range that you want to use. In the Management Virtual Network field.0/24 to indicate that the Management Virtual Network is disabled on a Master Defense Center. it should not be edited. In the Management Port field. enter the port number that you want to use. TIP! The subnet mask is fixed at /16 (sixteen bits). The current Version 4. Select Operations > System Settings. The Remote Management page appears.0. Past versions of Sourcefire 3D Systems used a default /24 (twenty-four bit) CIDR address space. Editing the Management Virtual Network Requires: DC + 3D Sensor You can change the host IP or host name of the connected appliance. WARNING! If the Management Virtual Network is functioning properly. 3.0. Click Save to save your changes for both the IP address range and the port number.

click Regenerate VIP to regenerate the IP address used by the virtual network. Select Operations > System Settings. The Edit Remote Management page appears. The Remote Management page appears. Click Remote Management.registration key Unique NAT ID .a unique alphanumeric ID for use when registering sensors in NAT environments. Edit the name or host ID in the Name or Host fields as required. click Save. which provides for a much greater number of appliances. Three fields are provided for setting up communications between appliances: • • • Management Host . After appropriate management virtual network edits are made.9. To edit the remote management virtual network: Access: Admin 1. TIP! The regenerate VIP option is useful after you reconfigure your network or change the Sourcefire 3D System to take advantage of a larger address space. 5. 4. 3.the hostname of IP address. 2.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 386 . Registration Key . See Working in NAT Environments on page 112 for more information. Click Edit next to the host whose Management Virtual Network you want to change. 6. The Information page appears. Version 4. Optionally. Configuring Remote Access to the Defense Center Requires: DC + 3D Sensor You must begin the procedure for setting up the management relationship between a Defense Center and a sensor on the sensor.Configuring System Settings Configuring Remote Access to the Defense Center Chapter 10 version uses a default /16 (sixteen bit) CIDR address space.

9. select Operations > System Settings. In the Management Host field. type the IP address or the hostname of the Defense Center that you want to use to manage the sensor. To set up sensor management from the sensor: Access: Admin 1. 2. the Remote Management page displays the Unique NAT ID in the Host field.Configuring System Settings Configuring Remote Access to the Defense Center Chapter 10 Valid combinations include: • • • Management Host and Registration Key used on both appliances Registration Key and Unique NAT ID used on the 3D Sensor with Host. Click Remote Management. Click Add Manager.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 387 . If you must change the Management Port. see Setting Up the Management Virtual Network on page 384. TIP! If you register a sensor to a Defense Center using a Registration Key and Unique NAT ID. 4. Registration Key. The Information page appears. Registration Key. The Remote Management page appears. WARNING! Make sure you use hostnames rather than IP addresses if your network uses DHCP to assign IP addresses. Management Host. On the sensor’s web interface. Version 4. and Unique NAT ID used on the 3D Sensor with Registration Key and Unique NAT ID used on the Defense Center. 3. The Add Remote Management page appears. Sourcefire strongly recommends that you read Using the Defense Center on page 99 before you add sensors to the Defense Center. The Management Host or Host field (hostname or IP address) must be used on at least one of the appliances. WARNING! Leave the Management Port field at the top of the Remote Management page in the default setting in nearly all cases. but without a hostname or IP address. and Unique NAT ID used on the Defense Center.

type the same one-time use registration key that you used in step 5. In the Registration Key field. In that case. type the one-time use registration key that you want to use to set up a communications channel between the sensor and the Defense Center. Click Save. After the sensor confirms communication with the Defense Center. The Sensors page appears. 9. Optionally. Click New Sensor. In the Registration Key field.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 388 . Type the IP address or the hostname of the sensor you want to add in the Host field. in the Unique NAT ID field. 7. 12.Configuring System Settings Configuring Remote Access to the Defense Center Chapter 10 Note that you can leave the Management Host field empty if the management host does not have a routable address.9. type a unique alphanumeric NAT ID that you want to use to identify the sensor. the Pending Registration status appears. 8. WARNING! Make sure you use hostnames rather than IP addresses if your network uses DHCP to assign IP addresses. The Add New Sensor page appears. 6. type the same value in the Unique NAT ID field. use both the Registration Key and the Unique NAT ID fields. 10. If you used a unique ID in step 6. Version 4. 5. Access the Defense Center web interface and select Operations > Sensors. 11.

Packet data is often important for forensic analysis.9. Contact Sourcefire Support for more information. IPS data is stored only on the Defense Center and not on the sensor. The sensor is added to the Defense Center.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 389 . 16. Click Add. 15.Configuring System Settings Setting the Time Manually Chapter 10 13. Setting the Time Manually Requires: Any If the Time Synchronization setting in the currently applied system policy is set to Manual. you may need to use the Add Manager feature to add the secondary Defense Center. You can store IPS data on both the Defense Center and the sensor by clearing the Store Events and Packets Only on the Defense Center check box. then you can manually set the time for the appliance using the Time page in the system settings. IMPORTANT! In some high availability deployments where network address translation is used. IMPORTANT! If you elect to prohibit sending packets and you do not store events on the 3D Sensor. By default. Note that RNA data is never stored on the sensor. packet data is not retained. IMPORTANT! 3Dx800 sensors and Crossbeam-based software sensors cannot store IPS data locally. It can take up to two minutes for the Defense Center to verify the sensor’s heartbeat and establish communication. You can prevent packet data from leaving a sensor by checking the Prohibit Packet Transfer to the Defense Center check box. see Managing Sensor Groups on page 131. Version 4. For more information about groups. You must store events on the Defense Center. 14. select the group from the Add to Group list. To add the sensor to a group.

• Unknown indicates that the status of the NTP server is unknown. To manually configure the time: Access: Admin 1. • Pending indicates that the NTP server is new or the NTP daemon was recently restarted. The number of seconds that have elapsed since the time was last synchronized with the NTP server. its value should change to Being Used. Offset The number of milliseconds of difference between the time on the appliance and the configured NTP server.9. the NTP Status section on the Time page provides the following information: NTP Status Column NTP Server Status Description The IP address and name of the configured NTP server. or Not Available. Version 4. Available. and positive values indicate that it is ahead. time manually. Last Update See Synchronizing Time on page 354 for more information about the time settings in the system policy. For example.Configuring System Settings Setting the Time Manually Chapter 10 If the appliance is synchronizing its time based on NTP you cannot change the . The Information page appears. that indicates that the time is relatively stable and the NTP daemon has determined that it does not need to use a lower update increment. Select Operations > System Settings. The NTP daemon automatically adjusts the synchronization times based on a number of conditions.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 390 . Negative values indicate that the appliance is behind the NTP server. The status of the NTP server time synchronization. • Not Available indicates that the NTP server is in your configuration but the NTP daemon is unable to use it. Over time. Instead. if you see larger update times such as 300 seconds. • Available indicates that the NTP server is available for use but time is not yet synchronized. The following states may appear: • Being Used indicates that the appliance is synchronized with the NTP server.

For information on blacklisting individual or groups of appliances see Blacklisting Health Policies or Appliances on page 535. you can blacklist the policy. Click Apply.9. The time is updated. 6. Click Time. You may want to do this to prevent events from the module from changing the status for the appliance to warning or critical. If you want to change the time zone. see Setting Your Default Time Zone on page 34. the appliances report a disabled status in the Health Monitor Summary.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 391 . The Time page appears. after the time zone setting is saved. 3. select the following: • • • • • year month day hour minute 4. A pop-up window appears. For example. From list boxes that appear. Once the blacklist settings take effect. if an appliance is temporarily disconnected from the management network. click the time zone link located next to the date and time. you can blacklist the group of appliances. If you need to disable the results of a group of appliances’ health monitoring. You can also blacklist individual health policy modules on appliances. Blacklisting Health Modules Requires: DC/MDC If you want to disable health events for all appliances with a particular health policy. 5. For information on blacklisting an individual policy modules.Configuring System Settings Blacklisting Health Modules Chapter 10 2. click Close to close the pop-up window. For more information about using the time zone page. Select your time zone and click Save and. see Blacklisting a Health Policy Module on page 537 Version 4. you can blacklist the Appliance Heartbeat module during that maintenance window.

click Delete next to the device you want to remove. Click Save. Select Operations > System Settings. Click Add Device to add a NetFlow-enabled device. you should also remove it from your RNA detection policy. 2. To add additional NetFlow-enabled devices. In the IP Address field. To add NetFlow-enabled devices for flow data collection: Access: Admin 1. 4. Click NetFlow Devices. 5. enter the IP address of the NetFlow-enabled device you want to use to collect flow data. including information on additional prerequisites. see Introduction to NetFlow in the Analyst Guide. For more information. see Editing an RNA Detection Policy in the Analyst Guide. The NetFlow Devices page appears. you can use the flow data that these devices collect to supplement the flow data collected by 3D Sensors with RNA by specifying the devices and the networks they monitor in your RNA detection policy.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 392 .9. TIP! To remove a NetFlow-enabled device. 6. The list of NetFlow-enabled devices is saved. You must configure these NetFlow-enabled devices to export NetFlow version 5 data. 3.Configuring System Settings Specifying NetFlow-Enabled Devices Chapter 10 Specifying NetFlow-Enabled Devices Requires: DC + RNA If you have enabled the NetFlow feature on your NetFlow-enabled devices). One of the prerequisites for using NetFlow data is to use the system settings to specify the NetFlow-enabled devices you are going to use to collect the data. Keep in mind that if you remove a NetFlow-enabled device from the system policy. Version 4. The Information page appears. repeat steps 3 and 4. For more information on using NetFlow data with the Sourcefire 3D System.

you can switch back to local storage only if you have not increased the RNA flow database limit.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 393 . To use NFS for backup and report storage. You can use Network File System (NFS). see Using NFS for Remote Storage on page 394. see Using SMB for Remote Storage on page 396. You must ensure that your external remote storage system is functional and accessible from the Defense Center. The Information page appears. Select one of the backup and report storage options: • • • • To disable external remote storage and use the local Defense Center for backup and report storage. Using Local Storage Requires: Series 2 DC You can store backups and reports on the local Defense Center. IMPORTANT! You cannot use remote backup and restore to manage data on Crossbeam-based software sensors. To use SMB for backup and report storage. To store backups and reports locally: Access: Admin 1. Version 4. You cannot send backups to one remote system and reports to a another. 3Dx800 sensors. RNA Software for Red Hat Linux. TIP! After configuring and selecting remote storage. see Using Local Storage on page 393. Keep in mind that only Series 2 Defense Centers and not Master Defense Centers provide backup and report remote storage. Secure Shell (SSH). For information on backup and restore.9. or Intrusion Agents. To use SSH for backup and report storage. or Server Message Block (SMB)/Common Internet File System (CIFS) for backup and report remote storage. see Using Backup and Restore on page 413. but you can choose to send either to a remote system and store the other on the local Defense Center. Select Operations > System Settings. see Using SSH for Remote Storage on page 395.Configuring System Settings Managing Remote Storage Chapter 10 Managing Remote Storage Requires: Series 2 DC On Series 2 Defense Centers you can use local or remote storage for backups and reports.

Add the connection information: • • Enter the IP or hostname of the storage system in the Host field. 4. Click Remote Storage Device. The Information page appears. 4. Version 4. The Remote Storage Device page appears.9. At Storage Type. Click Save. 3. 3. select Local (No Remote Storage). select NFS. The page refreshes to display the NFS storage configuration options. TIP! You do not use the Test button with local storage. Using NFS for Remote Storage Requires: Series 2 DC You can select Network File System (NFS) protocol to store your reports and backups. To store backups and reports using NFS: Access: Admin 1. Your storage location choice is saved.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 394 . Enter the path to your storage area in the Directory field. The Remote Storage Device page appears. Select Operations > System Settings. 2. Click Remote Storage Device.Configuring System Settings Managing Remote Storage Chapter 10 2. At Storage Type.

9. Under System Usage. 6. click Test. Select Enable Remote Storage for Reports to store reports on the designated host. select either or both of the following: • • 7. Click Remote Storage Device. 8. 2. At Storage Type. Select Operations > System Settings. The test ensures that the Defense Center can access the designated host and directory. Optionally. The page refreshes to display the SSH storage configuration options. select Use Advanced Options. A Command Line Options field appears where you can enter the commands. To store backups and reports using SSH: Access: Admin 1. The Remote Storage Device page appears. 3. Using SSH for Remote Storage Requires: Series 2 DC You can select Secure Shell (SSH) protocol to store your reports and backups. Select Enable Remote Storage for Backups to store backups on the designated host.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 395 . Your remote storage configuration is saved.Configuring System Settings Managing Remote Storage Chapter 10 5. Click Save. If there are any required command line options. select SSH. The Information page appears. Version 4.

The test ensures that the Defense Center can access the designated host and directory. 2.Configuring System Settings Managing Remote Storage Chapter 10 4. If there are any required command line options. Enter the storage system’s user name in the Username field and the password for that user in the Password field. Select Enable Remote Storage for Reports to store reports on the designated host. click Test. The Information page appears. select Use Advanced Options. Add the connection information: • • • • Enter the IP or hostname of the storage system in the Host field. Optionally. copy the content of the SSH Public Key field and place it in your authorized_keys file.9. 5. The Remote Storage Device page appears.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 396 . Using SMB for Remote Storage Requires: Series 2 DC You can select Server Message Block (SMB) protocol to store your reports and backups. Enter the path to your storage area in the Directory field. select either or both of the following: • • 7. To store backups and reports using SMB: Access: Admin 1. Version 4. Under System Usage. 8. To use SSH keys. Click Save. A Command Line Options field appears where you can enter the commands. Select Enable Remote Storage for Backups to store backups on the designated host. Select Operations > System Settings. Click Remote Storage Device. Your remote storage configuration is saved. 6.

Your remote storage configuration is saved. 4. Enter the share of your storage area in the Share field. A Command Line Options field appears where you can enter the commands. Click Save. 6. The page refreshes to display the SMB storage configuration options. select SMB. click Test. If there are any required command line options. The test ensures that the Defense Center can access the designated host and directory. Optionally. Enter the user name for the storage system in the Username field and the password for that user in the Password field. Under System Usage. Select Enable Remote Storage for Reports to store reports on the designated host. Select Enable Remote Storage for Backups to store backups on the designated host. Optionally. select Use Advanced Options. 5.Configuring System Settings Managing Remote Storage Chapter 10 3. Version 4. select either or both of the following: • • 7.9. enter the domain name for the remote storage system in the Domain field.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 397 . Add the connection information: • • • • Enter the IP or hostname of the storage system in the Host field. At Storage Type. 8.

For information on updating your SEU. see the Intrusion Agent Configuration Guide.9. 4. Sourcefire electronically distributes several different types of updates: • • Patches include a limited range of fixes (and usually change the fourth digit in the version number. Major and minor version releases include new features and functionality and may entail large-scale changes to the product (and usually change the first or second digit in version number. for example.0.9 or 5. Version 4. for example. 4.Updating System Software Chapter 11 Administrator Guide Use the Update feature to update the Sourcefire 3D System.1). client applications. Vulnerability database (VDB) updates affect the vulnerabilities reported by RNA as well as the operating systems.0).9. Feature updates are more comprehensive than patches and generally include new features (and usually change the third digit in the version number. for example. • • IMPORTANT! You cannot use the Update feature to update the SEU or Intrusion Agents. 4. For information on Intrusion Agents. see Importing SEUs and Rule Files in the Analyst Guide.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 398 . and services that RNA detects.9.1).

and VDB updates. When you upload updates to your appliance.9. the version number. known and resolved issues. and specific installation and uninstallation instructions. for major updates to software sensors. you may need to uninstall the previous version and install the new version. You can uninstall patches to the Sourcefire software using an appliance’s local web interface. see Scheduling Tasks on page 425. which are created when you install a patch to a Sourcefire appliance. See the following sections for more information: • • • Installing Software Updates on page 400 Uninstalling Software Updates on page 409 Updating the Vulnerability Database on page 410 Version 4. nor is it supported for appliances that do not have local web interfaces. you can take advantage of the automated update feature. feature updates. Before you update Sourcefire software. and product compatibility. The list of updates shows the type of each update. new features and functionality. warnings. TIP! For patches. as do uninstaller updates.Updating System Software Chapter 11 You can obtain updates from the Sourcefire Support and then manually install them using the Patch Update Management page. including software sensors.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 399 . you must read the release notes that accompany the update. However. you can use it to install updates on its managed 3D Sensors. If your deployment includes a Defense Center. The release notes describe supported platforms. It also indicates whether a reboot is required as part of the update. they appear on the page. Uploaded VDB updates also appear on the page.The following graphic shows the Defense Center version of the page. WARNING! This chapter contains general information on updating the Sourcefire 3D System. Uninstalling from the web interface is not supported for major version upgrades. They also contain information on any prerequisites. and the date and time it was generated.

3. Note that for major updates to software sensors (Crossbeam-based software sensors and RNA for Red Hat Linux). The release notes for the update indicate the required version. you may need to uninstall the previous version and install the new version. known and resolved issues. you can take advantage of the automated update feature. see the release notes for more information. Read the release notes for the update. To update your Sourcefire 3D System appliances: Access: Admin 1. see Automating Software Updates on page 430.Updating System Software Installing Software Updates Chapter 11 Installing Software Updates Requires: Any Sourcefire periodically issues updates to the Sourcefire 3D System software.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 400 . 4. new features and functionality. 2. Available on the Sourcefire Support Site. warnings. they also contain information on any prerequisites. Make sure that any Crossbeam Systems or Red Hat Linux platforms you are using to host Sourcefire software sensors are running the correct version of the operating system. For patches and feature updates. Install the latest SEU on your appliances.9. the release notes describe supported platforms. the policies and network settings on the appliance remain intact. Make sure the computers or appliances where you installed software sensors are running the correct versions of their operating systems. You can obtain the SEU from the Sourcefire Support Site. If you are running an earlier version. TIP! This section explains how to plan for and perform manual software updates on your Sourcefire appliances. Version 4. and specific installation and uninstallation instructions. you can obtain updates from the Sourcefire Support Site. Updating an appliance does not modify its configuration. Make sure your appliances (including software sensors) are running the correct version of the Sourcefire 3D System. and product compatibility. as described in the release notes. You must install the latest SEU (see Importing SEUs and Rule Files in the Analyst Guide) on your appliances before you begin the update.

Always update Master Defense Centers first. After you update the Master Defense Centers and Defense Centers in your deployment. for major updates to software sensors. Note that you must use the Defense Center to update sensors that do not have a web interface. Make sure you have enough free disk space and allow enough time for the update. then update the second Defense Center. Sourcefire strongly recommends that you use your Defense Centers to update the sensors they manage. 6. you can update your managed sensors (including software sensors). After you update any Master Defense Centers in your deployment. RNA for Red Hat Linux. 7. Note that when you begin to update one Defense Center in a high availability pair. then back up current event and configuration data to an external location. the other Defense Center in the pair becomes the primary. However. paired Defense Centers do not receive software updates as part of the regular synchronization process. you may need to uninstall the previous version and install the new version. see Using Backup and Restore on page 413. including Crossbeam-based software sensors. including the types of backups that are supported for your appliance. then back up current event and configuration data to an external location. the update requires additional disk space on the Defense Center. see Updating a Defense Center or Master Defense Center on page 402. Sourcefire strongly recommends that you delete or move any backup files that reside on your appliance. First. see Updating Managed Sensors on page 404. Update your Defense Centers. you can update the Defense Centers they manage. For more information on the backup and restore feature. 10. The release notes for the update indicate space and time requirements. if it is not already. 9. When you update a managed sensor. In addition. Event data is not backed up as part of the update process. complete the update procedure for one of the Defense Centers.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 401 .9. and 3Dx800 sensors. Update your Master Defense Centers. To ensure continuity of operations. Version 4. the paired Defense Centers stop sharing configuration information. 8.Updating System Software Installing Software Updates Chapter 11 5. Delete any backups that reside on the appliance. See Updating Unmanaged 3D Sensors on page 406. see the release notes for more information. Update your unmanaged 3D Sensors. see Updating a Defense Center or Master Defense Center on page 402. Update your managed 3D Sensors. do not update paired Defense Center at the same time.

from the appliance. the other Defense Center in the pair becomes the primary. In addition. Choose this option if your Defense Center does not have access to the internet or if you are performing a major update.Updating System Software Installing Software Updates Chapter 11 Updating a Defense Center or Master Defense Center Requires: DC/MDC Use the procedure in this section to update your Defense Centers and Master Defense Centers. backing up event and configuration data. you must update them before you update the Defense Centers that they manage. Read the release notes for the update and complete any required pre-update tasks. if it is not already. Version 4. then update the second Defense Center. depending on the type of update and whether your Defense Center has access to the internet: • You can use the Defense Center to obtain the update directly from the Support Site. Choose this option if your Defense Center has access to the internet and you are not performing a major update. paired Defense Centers do not receive software updates as part of the regular synchronization process. and so on.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 402 . • Note that when you begin to update one Defense Center in a high availability pair. updating the Defense Center removes any existing updates and patches. complete the update procedure for one of the Defense Centers. First. Pre-update tasks can include making sure that the Defense Center is running the correct version of the Sourcefire software. do not update paired Defense Center at the same time. You update the Defense Center in one of two ways. To ensure continuity of operations. the paired Defense Centers stop sharing configuration information. If your deployment includes Master Defense Centers. as well as their uninstall scripts.9. This option is not supported for major updates. You can manually download the update from the Sourcefire Support Site and then upload it to the Defense Center. To update the Defense Center or Master Defense Center: Access: Admin 1. IMPORTANT! For major updates. making sure you have enough free disk space to perform the update. making sure you have set aside adequate time to perform the update.

5. it may become corrupted. The Patch Update Management page shows the type of update you just uploaded. The Patch Update Management page appears. You must wait until any long-running tasks are complete before you begin the update. Version 4. • IMPORTANT! Download the update directly from the Support Site. Make sure that the appliances in your deployment are successfully communicating and that there are no issues being reported by the health monitor. Tasks that are running when the update begins are stopped and cannot be resumed. The task queue automatically refreshes every 10 seconds. and the date and time it was generated. then click Download Updates to check for the latest updates on the Support Site. you must manually delete them from the task queue after the update completes. its version number. first manually download the update from the Sourcefire Support Site. select Operations > Update to display the Patch Update Management page. 6. Select Operations > Monitoring > Task Status to view the task queue and make sure that there are no jobs in process. The Install Update page appears. 4. 3. If you transfer an update file by email. Click Install next to the update you uploaded. depending on the type of update and whether your Defense Center has access to the internet. either manually or by clicking Update on the Patch Update Management page.Updating System Software Installing Software Updates Chapter 11 2. For major releases. The update is uploaded to the Defense Center. then click Upload Update. and if your Defense Center has access to the Internet. Select Operations > Update.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 403 . Upload the update to the Defense Center.9. The page also indicates whether a reboot is required as part of the update. or if your Defense Center does not have access to the Internet. • For all except major releases. Browse to the update and click Upload. You have two options. Select Operations > Update to display the Patch Update Management page.

14. the web interface may become unavailable. if the task queue indicates that the update has failed or if a manual refresh of the task queue shows no progress). for most detection engines with inline interface sets.Updating System Software Installing Software Updates Chapter 11 7. Unless you enabled the Inspect Traffic During Policy Apply option when you created your IPS detection engines (this option is supported on many sensor models.9. Updating managed sensors is a multi-step process. the user interface may exhibit unexpected behavior. may cause a few packets to pass through the sensor uninspected. 11. select the Defense Center and click Install. if necessary. 8. Select Operations > Help > About and confirm that the software version is listed correctly. 12. Sourcefire strongly recommends that you use them to update the sensors they manage. Finally. confirm that you want to install the update and reboot the Defense Center. Verify that all managed sensors are successfully communicating with the Defense Center. Instead. First. push the update to the sensors from the Defense Center. You can monitor the update's progress in the task queue (Operations > Monitoring > Task Status). Otherwise. log in again to view the task queue. download the update from the Support Site and upload it to the managing Defense Center. If prompted. Updating Managed Sensors. Next. log into the Defense Center. do not restart the update. to update the Sourcefire software on the sensors that the Defense Center manages. Update the VDB on your Defense Centers and the 3D Sensors with RNA that they manage. Note that you can update Version 4. applying an intrusion policy causes IPS detection engines to restart. Under Selected Update. This can cause a short pause in processing and. This is expected behavior. Updating Managed Sensors Requires: DC + 3D Sensor After you update your Defense Centers. The update process begins. Clear your browser cache and force a reload of the browser. WARNING! Do not use the web interface to perform any other tasks until the update has completed and (if necessary) the Defense Center reboots. continue to refrain from using the web interface until the update has completed. If this occurs. After the update finishes. 13.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 404 . Before the update completes. install the software. Continue with the next section. 9. contact Support. see Updating the Vulnerability Database on page 410. 10. see Creating a Detection Engine on page 193). or the Defense Center may log you out. If you encounter issues with the update (for example. If the update is still running. Re-apply intrusion policies to the IPS detection engines on your managed 3D Sensors.

5. making sure that the 3D Sensors are running the correct version of the Sourcefire software. then click Upload. On the managing Defense Center. making sure software sensors are running the correct version of their operating systems. you may need to uninstall the previous version and install the new version. Pre-update tasks can include updating your managing Defense Center.9. However. it may become corrupted. making sure you have enough free disk space to perform the update. The Patch Update Management page shows the type of update you just uploaded. If you transfer an update file by email. IMPORTANT! Download the update directly from the Support Site. Download the update from the Sourcefire Support Site. Different 3D Sensor models use different updates. 2. The Patch Update Management page appears. and so on. and 3Dx800 sensors. you have set aside adequate time to perform the update. but only if they use the same update. including Crossbeam-based software sensors. The page also indicates whether a reboot is required as part of the update. Version 4. backing up event and configuration data. see the release notes for more information. Click Upload Update to browse to the update you downloaded. Make sure that the appliances in your deployment are successfully communicating and that there are no issues being reported by the health monitor.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 405 . 7.Updating System Software Installing Software Updates Chapter 11 multiple 3D Sensors at once. The update is uploaded to the Defense Center. select Operations > Update. see Updating a Defense Center or Master Defense Center on page 402. Update the Sourcefire software on the sensors’ managing Defense Center. Read the release notes for the update and complete any required pre-update tasks. RNA for Red Hat Linux. for major updates to software sensors. Click Push next to the update. IMPORTANT! You must use the Defense Center to update sensors that do not have a web interface. 6. The Push Update page appears. and date and time it was generated. 4. For information on the updates you can download. see the release notes. For information on updating the 3D Sensors in your deployment. its version number. 3. see the release notes. To update managed 3D Sensors: Access: Admin 1.

10. Click Install next to the update you are installing.Updating System Software Installing Software Updates Chapter 11 8. Updating Unmanaged 3D Sensors Requires: 3D Sensor Use the procedure in this section to update unmanaged 3D Sensors only. your 3D Sensors use IPS detection engines with inline interface sets. Re-apply intrusion policies to the IPS detection engines on your managed 3D Sensors. Verify that the sensors you updated are successfully communicating with the Defense Center. it may take some time to push the update to all sensors. see Creating a Detection Engine on page 193). see Updating Managed Sensors on page 404. contact Support. applying an intrusion policy causes IPS detection engines to restart. Select the sensors where you pushed the update and click Install. You can monitor the update's progress in the Defense Center’s task queue (Operations > Monitoring > Task Status). 13. traffic is interrupted while the sensors reboot. The update process begins. select the sensors you want to update. and the sensors do not have fail-open network cards. For more information. 11. If the update requires a reboot. Unless you enabled the Inspect Traffic During Policy Apply option when you created your IPS detection engines (this option is supported on many sensor models. If your sensors have fail-open network cards. WARNING! If you encounter issues with the update (for example. Under Selected Update.9. Depending on the size of the file. continue with the next step. When the push is complete. Select Operations > Sensors and confirm that the sensors you updated have the correct version listed. 9. may cause a few packets to pass through the sensor uninspected. do not restart the update. If prompted. Version 4. You can monitor the progress of the push in the task queue (Operations > Monitoring > Task Status). 12. if the task queue indicates that the update has failed or if a manual refresh of the task queue shows no progress). Sourcefire strongly recommends that you update managed 3D Sensors using their managing Defense Centers. confirm that you want to install the update and reboot the 3D Sensors. This can cause a short pause in processing and. some traffic may pass through the sensors uninspected while they reboot. then click Push. for most detection engines with inline interface sets.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 406 . The Install Update page appears. Instead.

The update is uploaded to the 3D Sensor. You have two options. making sure you have enough free disk space to perform the update. and the date and time it was generated. from the sensor. The page also indicates whether a reboot is required as part of the update. then click Download Updates to check for the latest updates on the Support Site. either manually or by clicking Update on the Patch Update Management page. and so on. You can manually download the update from the Sourcefire Support Site and then upload it to the 3D Sensor. making sure you have set aside adequate time to perform the update. • IMPORTANT! For major updates. backing up event and configuration data.9. Pre-update tasks can include making sure that the 3D Sensor is running the correct version of the Sourcefire software. depending on the type of update and whether your 3D Sensor has access to the internet. To update an unmanaged 3D Sensor: Access: Admin 1. 2. its version number. This option is not supported for major updates.Updating System Software Installing Software Updates Chapter 11 You update the 3D Sensor in one of two ways. then click Upload Update. Choose this option if your 3D Sensor does not have access to the internet or if you are performing a major update. Upload the update to the 3D Sensor. Select Operations > Update to display the Patch Update Management page. first manually download the update from the Sourcefire Support Site. The Patch Update Management page shows the type of update you just uploaded. • IMPORTANT! Download the update directly from the Support Site. If you transfer an update file by email. • For all except major releases. or if your 3D Sensor does not have access to the Internet.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 407 . select Operations > Update to display the Patch Update Management page. it may become corrupted. updating the 3D Sensor removes any existing updates and patches. Version 4. depending on the type of update and whether your 3D Sensor has access to the internet: • You can use the 3D Sensor to obtain the update directly from the Support Site. Choose this option if your 3D Sensor has access to the internet and you are not performing a major update. as well as their uninstall scripts. Read the release notes for the update and complete any required pre-update tasks. Browse to the update and click Upload. For major releases. and if your 3D Sensor has access to the Internet.

The task queue automatically refreshes every 10 seconds. applying an intrusion policy causes IPS detection engines to restart. Unless you enabled the Inspect Traffic During Policy Apply option when you created your IPS detection engines (this option is supported on many sensor models. You must wait until any long-running tasks are complete before you begin the update. Instead. If the update requires a reboot. Clear your browser cache and force a reload of the browser. Re-apply intrusion policies to your IPS detection engines. you must manually delete them from the task queue after the update completes. Click Install next to the update you just uploaded.9. 8. or the 3D Sensor may log you out. the user interface may exhibit unexpected behavior. and the sensor does not have a fail-open network card. WARNING! Do not use the web interface to perform any other tasks until the update has completed and (if necessary) the 3D Sensor reboots. the web interface may become unavailable. Otherwise.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 408 . some traffic may pass through the sensor uninspected while it reboots. if the task queue indicates that the update has failed or if a manual refresh of the task queue shows no progress). 6. After the update finishes. for most detection engines with inline interface sets. 7. You can monitor the update's progress in the task queue (Operations > Monitoring > Task Status). continue to refrain from using the web interface until the update has completed. If the sensor has a fail-open network card. traffic is interrupted while the sensor reboots. your 3D Sensor uses IPS detection engines with inline interface sets. Select Operations > Update. If the update is still running. do not restart the update. Version 4. see Creating a Detection Engine on page 193). confirm that you want to install the update and reboot the 3D Sensor. The update process begins. If this occurs. Select Operations > Help > About and confirm that the software version is listed correctly. 5. 9. This is expected behavior. This can cause a short pause in processing and. log in again to view the task queue.Updating System Software Installing Software Updates Chapter 11 3. If you encounter issues with the update (for example. Tasks that are running when the update begins are stopped and cannot be resumed. may cause a few packets to pass through the sensor uninspected. The Patch Update Management page appears. Select Operations > Monitoring > Task Status to view the task queue and make sure that there are no jobs in process. contact Support. Before the update completes. If prompted. if necessary. 4. log into the 3D Sensor.

For information on the resulting Sourcefire software version when you uninstall an update. The Patch Update Management page appears. consider a scenario where you updated an appliance directly from Version 4.0. Uninstalling the Version 4.0. For information on uninstalling patches from appliances that do not have local web interfaces (Crossbeam-based software sensors. you must uninstall a patch from the appliances in your deployment in the reverse order of how you installed it. IMPORTANT! Uninstalling from the web interface is not supported for major version upgrades. That is.Updating System Software Uninstalling Software Updates Chapter 11 Uninstalling Software Updates Requires: Any When you install a patch to a Sourcefire appliance.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 409 . see the release notes. Select Operations > Update. and 3Dx800 sensors).1. and finally your Master Defense Centers. you cannot use the Defense Center to uninstall patches from managed sensors. When you uninstall a patch. the resulting Sourcefire software version depends on the update path for your appliance. If you upgraded to a new version of the appliance and need to revert to an older version.9.9. RNA for Red Hat Linux.9. In addition. then your Defense Centers. You must use the local web interface to uninstall patches.0.1 update.9.9. first uninstall the patch from your managed 3D Sensors.0 to Version 4.0.2 patch might result in an appliance running Version 4. even though you never installed the Version 4. For example. Version 4. the update process creates an uninstaller update that allows you to uninstall the patch from that appliances’s web interface. see the release notes.9. as described by the procedure in this section. contact Support. To uninstall a patch using the local web interface: Access: Admin 1.2.

WARNING! Do not use the web interface to perform any other tasks until the uninstall has completed and (if necessary) the appliance reboots. and services. The uninstall process begins. and the sensor does not have a fail-open network card. Select Operations > Help > About and confirm that the software version is listed correctly. If this occurs. or the appliance may log you out. Version 4. as well as fingerprints for RNA-detection operating systems. This is expected behavior.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 410 . Clear your browser cache and force a reload of the browser. for example. client applications. log into the appliance. If the uninstall for a 3D Sensor requires a reboot. Instead. select the Defense Center and click Install. continue to refrain from using the web interface until the uninstall has completed. confirm that you want to uninstall the update and reboot the appliance. if the task queue indicates that the uninstall has failed or if a manual refresh of the task queue shows no progress. Before the uninstall completes. there is no intervening page. Under Selected Update. 6. the web interface may become unavailable. the user interface may exhibit unexpected behavior. the Install Update page appears. RNA correlates the operating system and services detected on each host with the vulnerability database to help you determine whether a particular host increases your risk of network compromise. In either case. 3.9. If the uninstall is still running. the sensor uses IPS detection engines with inline interface sets. contact Support. if prompted. 5. some traffic may pass through the sensor uninspected while it reboots. If the sensor has a fail-open network card. 4. do not restart the uninstall. After the uninstall finishes. Click Install next to the uninstaller for the update you want to remove. • • On the Defense Center. Verify that the appliance where you uninstalled the patch is successfully communicating with its managed sensors (for the Defense Center) or its managing Defense Center (for 3D Sensors). if necessary. The Sourcefire Vulnerability Research Team (VRT) issues periodic updates to the VDB. Otherwise. On the 3D Sensor.Updating System Software Updating the Vulnerability Database Chapter 11 2. Updating the Vulnerability Database Requires: DC + RNA The Sourcefire Vulnerability Database (VDB) is a database of known vulnerabilities to which hosts may be susceptible. log in again and view the task queue. If you encounter issues with the uninstall. traffic is interrupted while the sensor reboots. You can monitor its progress in the task queue (Operations > Monitoring > Task Status).

2. If your Defense Center does not have access to the Internet. divide the number of hosts on your network by 1000 to determine the approximate number of minutes to perform the update. manually download the update from the Sourcefire Support Site. Select Operations > Update. • • If your Defense Center has access to the Internet. The Patch Update Management page appears. click Download Updates to check for the latest updates on the Support site. You may want to schedule the update during low system usage times to minimize the impact of any system downtime. IMPORTANT! Download the update directly from the Support Site. use your Defense Centers to push and install the VDB on all managed 3D Sensors with RNA. it may become corrupted. Version 4.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 411 . You can take advantage of the automated update feature to schedule VDB updates. To update the vulnerability database: Access: Admin 1. 3. The Push Update page appears.9. see Automating Vulnerability Database Updates on page 437. To ensure you install the same VDB version. Browse to the update and click Upload.Updating System Software Updating the Vulnerability Database Chapter 11 You should install the same version of the VDB on all the appliances in your deployment. Read the VDB Update Advisory Text for the update. TIP! This section explains how to plan for and perform manual VDB updates on your Sourcefire 3D System appliances. then click Upload Update. The VDB update is saved on the Defense Center and appears in the Updates section. as well as product compatibility information. Click Push next to the VDB update. including software sensors. either manually or by clicking Update. you do not need to update the VDB on these appliances. As a rule of thumb. Upload the update to the Defense Center. The VDB Update Advisory Text includes information about the changes to the VDB made in the update. If you transfer an update file by email. Because you cannot view RNA data on Master Defense Centers or on unmanaged 3D Sensors. 4. The time it takes to update vulnerability mappings depends on the number of hosts in your network map.

6. WARNING! Do not use the web interface to perform tasks related to mapped vulnerabilities until the update has completed. continue with the next step. it may take some time to push the VDB update to all sensors. Instead. Version 4. contact Support. confirm that the VDB build number matches the update you installed.9. do not restart the update. if the task queue indicates that the update has failed or if a manual refresh of the task queue shows no progress. select the managed 3D Sensors you want to update. If you encounter issues with the update. When the push is complete. The Install Update page appears. for example. the update may take some time. You can monitor the update's progress in the task queue (Operations > Monitoring > Task Status). 8. then click Push. You can monitor the progress of the push in the Defense Center’s task queue (Operations > Monitoring > Task Status). Depending on the size of the file. Select the Defense Center. select Operations > Help > About. 7. Under Selected Update. • • To check the VDB build number on the Defense Center.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 412 . then click Install. Depending on the number of hosts in your network map.Updating System Software Updating the Vulnerability Database Chapter 11 5. select Operations > Sensors on the Defense Center. Click Install next to the VDB update. as well as the sensors where you pushed the VDB update. After the update finishes. To check the VDB build number on your managed sensors. The update process begins. then click Edit next to each sensor you updated.

You can also choose to back up the following. Version 4.9.Using Backup and Restore Chapter 12 Administrator Guide Backup and restoration is an essential part of any system maintenance plan. You can restore a backup onto a replacement appliance if the two appliances are the same model and are running the same version of the Sourcefire 3D System software. You need to apply the latest SEU update after you restore. By default. While each organization’s backup plan is highly individualized. system configuration files are saved in the backup file. The configuration files include information that uniquely identifies a sensor and cannot be shared.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 413 . those updates are not backed up. Sourcefire 3D System provides a mechanism for archiving data so that the Defense Center or 3D Sensor can be restored in case of disaster. if applicable for the range of appliances in your deployment: • • • the entire intrusion event database the entire RNA event database additional files that reside on the appliance WARNING! If you applied any SEU updates. WARNING! Do not use the backup and restore process to copy the configuration files between sensors.

On Series 2 Defense Centers.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 414 . You should periodically save a backup file that contains all of the configuration files required to restore the appliance. When your backup task is collecting RNA events.Using Backup and Restore Creating Backup Files Chapter 12 You can save backup files to the appliance or to your local computer. Version 4. in addition to event and packet data. Creating Backup Files Requires: IPS or DC/ MDC To view and use existing system backups go to the System Backup Management page. Uploading a backup from your local computer does not work on backup files larger than 4GB since web browsers do not support uploading files that large. • • • • • See Creating Backup Files on page 414 for information about backing up files from the appliance. You may also want to back up the system when testing configuration changes so that you can revert to the saved configuration. you can use remote storage as detailed in Managing Remote Storage on page 393. copy it via SCP to a remote host. Additionally. if needed. data correlation is temporarily suspended. if you are using a Series 2 Defense Center.9. See Performing Sensor Backup with the Defense Center on page 419 for information about backing up managed sensors with the Defense Center. See Creating Backup Profiles on page 418 for information about creating backup profiles that you can use later as templates for creating backups. the backup file can be saved to a remote location. See Uploading Backups from a Local Host on page 420 for information about uploading backup files from a local host. As an alternative or if your backup file is larger than 4GB. See Restoring the Appliance from a Backup File on page 421 for information about how to restore a backup file to the appliance. see Managing Remote Storage on page 393. You can choose to save the backup file on the appliance or on your local computer. See the following sections for more information.

9.Using Backup and Restore Creating Backup Files Chapter 12 The Defense Center and Master Defense Center version of the page is shown below.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 415 . Version 4.

2.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 416 . You can use alphanumeric characters. select the files that you want to include from the Unified File List. punctuation. To create a backup file: Access: Maint/Admin 1. Click Sensor Backup on a 3D Sensor toolbar or Defense Center Backup on a Defense Center toolbar. In the Name field. type a name for the backup file. Requires: IPS or DC/MDC To archive the entire event database. Version 4. Requires: IPS To archive individual intrusion event data files. The Backup page appears. 6. select Backup Configuration. Select Operations > Tools > Backup/Restore.Using Backup and Restore Creating Backup Files Chapter 12 For comparison. 4. and spaces. 5. Requires: IPS or DC/MDC To archive the configuration. select Backup Events. 3. The System Backup Management page appears.9. the 3D Sensor version of the page is shown below.

TIP! You can repeat this step to add additional files. select the Copy when complete check box and then type the following information in the accompanying text boxes: • • • • the hostname or IP address of the machine where you want to copy the backup the path to the directory where you want to copy the backup the user name that you want to use to log into the remote machine the password for that user name TIP! Sourcefire recommends that you periodically save backups to a remote location so that the appliance can be restored in case of system failure. Optionally. 10. to be notified when the backup is complete.9. 9. TIP! The compressed value that appears in the Selected Sum field is a conservative estimate of the size of the compressed file. select the Email when complete check box and type your email address in the accompanying text box. Requires: IPS Ensure that the value of the compressed backup file in the Selected Sum field is less than the value in the Available Space field. Version 4. the file will be smaller. You must make sure that your mail relay host is configured as described in Configuring a Mail Relay Host and Notification Address on page 338. Optionally. Often. 8.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 417 . type the full path and file name in the Additional Files field and click the plus sign (+). If you want to include an additional file in the backup. to use secure copy (scp) to copy the backup archive to a different machine.Using Backup and Restore Creating Backup Files Chapter 12 7.

On Series 2 Defense Centers. 3.Using Backup and Restore Creating Backup Profiles Chapter 12 11. The System Backup page appears. You can later select one of these profiles when you are backing up the files on your appliance. The System Backup Management page appears. To create a backup profile: Access: Maint/Admin 1. Select Operations > Tools > Backup/Restore. click Start Backup. The backup file is saved in the /var/sf/backup directory. When the backup process is complete. You have the following options: • To save the backup file to the appliance. Click Create Profile. For information about restoring a backup file. see Restoring the Appliance from a Backup File on page 421. Click Backup Profiles on the toolbar. 2. Version 4. you can direct the backup file to a remote location. See Creating Backup Profiles on page 418 for more information. You can modify or delete the backup profile by selecting Operations > Tools > Backup & Restore and then clicking Backup Profiles. click Save As New. • To save this configuration as a backup profile that you can use later. see Managing Remote Storage on page 393. TIP! When you create a backup file as described in Creating Backup Files on page 414. Creating Backup Profiles Requires: IPS or DC/ MDC You can use the Backup Profiles page to create backup profiles that contain the settings that you want to use for different types of backups. a backup profile is automatically created. you can view the file on the Restoration Database page.9.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 418 . The Backup Profiles page appears with a list of existing backup profiles. TIP! You can click Edit to modify an existing profile or click Delete to delete a profile from the list.

Note that the unified files are binary file that the Sourcefire 3D System uses to log event data. Select Operations > Tools > Backup/Restore. 3.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 419 . The Backup Profiles page appears and includes your new profile in the list. punctuation. To back up a managed sensor: Access: Maint/Admin 1. they change to underscores. Type a name for the backup profile. The default name for the backup file uses the name of the managed 3D Sensor. Version 4.Using Backup and Restore Performing Sensor Backup with the Defense Center Chapter 12 4. and spaces.9. select the Include All Unified Files check box. Performing Sensor Backup with the Defense Center Requires: DC You can use the Defense Center to back up data on managed 3D Sensors. 5. See Creating Backup Files on page 414 for more information about the options on this page. The System Backup Management page appears. Click Save As New to save the backup profile. Configure the backup profile according to your needs. To include event data in addition to configuration data. 2. The Remote Backup page appears. RNA Software for Red Hat Linux. In the Sensors field. Click Sensor Backup on the toolbar. select the managed sensors that you want to back up. You can use alphanumeric characters. 3Dx800 sensors. 6. TIP! If you use a backup file name containing spaces or punctuation characters. or Intrusion Agents. You cannot use remote backup and restore to manage data on Crossbeam-based software sensors. 4.

Select Operations > Tools > Backup/Restore. TIP! To save each sensor’s backup file on the sensor itself.9. The System Backup Management page appears. Uploading Backups from a Local Host Requires: DC If you download a backup file to your local host using the download function described in the Backup Management table on page 421. On Series 2 Defense Centers. 2. To upload a backup from your local host: Access: Maint/Admin 1. and navigate to the backup file.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 420 . TIP! It can take several minutes to complete the backup.Using Backup and Restore Uploading Backups from a Local Host Chapter 12 5. leave this check box unselected. Click Browse. When the backup is complete. see Managing Remote Storage on page 393. you can view the backup file on the Restoration Database page. To save the backup file on the Defense Center. Check the task status for progress. copy the backup via SCP to a remote host and retrieve it from there. Click Start Backup. click Upload Backup. The Upload Backup page appears. TIP! Uploading a backup larger than 4GB from your local host does not work because web browsers do not support uploading files that large. the backup file can be saved to and retrieved from a remote location. After you select the file to upload. select the Retrieve to DC check box. As an alternative. A success messages appears and the backup task is set up. Click Upload Backup. Version 4. 3. 6. you can upload it to a Defense Center.

backup system.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 421 . Note that you can only restore a backup to an identical appliance type and version. TIP! After the Defense Center verifies the file integrity. The Backup Management table describes each column and icon on the System Backup Management page. After you complete the restoration process.Using Backup and Restore Restoring the Appliance from a Backup File Chapter 12 4. and version. you must apply the latest SEU. select Enable Remote Storage for Backups to enable or disable remote storage at the top of the System Backup Management page. Backup Management Column System Information Date Created File Name Location Size (MB) Events? View Restore Description The originating appliance name. Click with the backup file selected to view a list of the files included in the compressed backup file. backup files are saved to /var/sf/backup which is listed with the amount of disk space used in the /var partition at the top of the System Backup Management page. in megabytes “Yes” indicates the backup includes event data. refresh the System Backup Management page to reveal detailed file system information. type. Version 4. Restoring the Appliance from a Backup File Requires: IPS or DC/ MDC You can restore the appliance from backup files using the System Backup Management page.9. the protocol. On Series 2 Defense Centers. Click with the backup file selected to restore it on the appliance. The date and time that the backup file was created The full name of the backup file The location of the backup file The size of the backup file. If you use local storage. If you use remote storage. Click Backup Management on the toolbar to return to the System Backup Management page. The backup file is uploaded and appears in the backup list. and backup directory are listed at the top of the page.

A Series 2 Defense Center version of the page is shown. To restore the appliance from a backup file: Access: Admin 1. click to send the backup to the designated remote backup location. Select Operations > Tools > Backup/Restore. Version 4.9.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 422 . On a Series 2 Defense Center when you have a previouslycreated local backup selected.Using Backup and Restore Restoring the Appliance from a Backup File Chapter 12 Backup Management (Continued) Column Download Delete Move Description Click with the backup file selected to save it to your local computer. Click with the backup file selected to delete it. The System Backup Management page appears.

1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 423 . To view the contents of a backup file. Select the backup file that you want to restore and click Restore. 4. all event data. 5. The Defense Center version of the page is truncated to show a sample of the files that are backed up. on the 3D Sensor. select either or both: • • Replace Configuration Data Restore Event Data Then click Restore to begin the restoration. its owner and permissions. WARNING! This procedure will overwrite all configuration files and. Requires: DC/MDC To restore files.Using Backup and Restore Restoring the Appliance from a Backup File Chapter 12 2. The manifest appears listing the name of each file. and its file size and date.9. click Backup Management to return to the System Backup Management page. On the toolbar. The Restore Screen page appears. select the file and click View. 3. Version 4.

Version 4. The appliance is restored using the backup file you specified. TIP! To cancel the restoration. click Cancel.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 424 . RNA detection. 8. health. 9. and system policies to the restored system. Re-apply any intrusion. 7. Reboot the appliance.Using Backup and Restore Restoring the Appliance from a Backup File Chapter 12 6.9. select the files that you want to include from the Unified File List box. Apply the latest SEU to re-apply SEU rule and software updates. Click Restore to begin the restoration. Requires: IPS If you want to restore intrusion event data.

including: • • • • • • • • • • • running backups Requires: IPS applying intrusion policies generating reports Requires: DC + RNA running Nessus scans Requires: DC + RNA synchronizing Nessus plugins Requires: DC + RNA running Nmap scans Requires: DC + RNA + IPS using RNA rule recommendations Requires: IPS importing Security Enhancement Updates (SEUs) downloading and installing software updates Requires: DC + RNA downloading and installing vulnerability database updates Requires: DC pushing downloaded updates to managed sensors You can schedule tasks to run once or on a recurring schedule.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 425 . You should always schedule tasks like these to run during periods of low network use. Version 4.Scheduling Tasks Chapter 13 Administrator Guide You can schedule many different types of administrative tasks to run at scheduled times. IMPORTANT! Some tasks (such as those involving automated software and SEU updates and those that require pushing updates or intrusion policies to managed sensors) can place a significant load on networks with low bandwidths.9.

9. Deleting Scheduled Tasks on page 461 describes how to delete one-time tasks and all instances of recurring tasks. Synchronizing Nessus Plugins on page 452 provides procedures for synchronizing your sensor with the Nessus server. and installation of software updates. Automating Vulnerability Database Updates on page 437 provides procedures for scheduling the download. • • • • • • • • • • Configuring a Recurring Task Requires: IPS or DC/ MDC You set the frequency for a recurring task using the same process for all types of tasks. Automating SEU Imports on page 444 provides procedures for scheduling rule updates. Automating Nmap Scans on page 454 provides procedures for scheduling Nessus scans. IMPORTANT! You cannot configure a recurring task schedule on the inactive Defense Center in a high availability pair of Defense Centers. Version 4. push. Automating Backup Jobs on page 428 provides procedures for scheduling backup jobs. and installation of software updates. Automating Nessus Scans on page 450 provides procedures for scheduling Nessus scans. Automating Recommended Rule State Generation on page 456 provides procedures for scheduling automatic update of intrusion rule state recommendations based on RNA data. Automating Reports on page 448 provides procedures for scheduling reports. Automating Software Updates on page 430 provides procedures for scheduling the download. push. Automating Intrusion Policy Applications on page 446 provides procedures for scheduling intrusion policy applications.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 426 . Editing Scheduled Tasks on page 461 describes how to edit an existing task. Viewing Tasks on page 458 describes how to view and manage tasks after they are scheduled.Scheduling Tasks Configuring a Recurring Task Chapter 13 See the following sections for more information: • • • • Configuring a Recurring Task on page 426 explains how to set up a scheduled task so that it runs at regular intervals. You must recreate the recurring task schedule on a newly activated Defense Center when it changes from inactive to active.

7. if you create a task scheduled for 2am during DST.9. recurring tasks that span the transition dates from DST to standard time and back do not adjust for the transition. specify the date when you want to start your recurring task. You can use the drop-down list to select the month. select Recurring. For example. Further. In the Start On field. select the type of task that you want to schedule. The Add Task page appears. Similarly. day. You can specify a number of hours. 3. In the Run At field. days. 2.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 427 . 5. the Defense Center or 3D Sensor with IPS automatically adjusts its local time display for daylight saving time (DST). where appropriate. 6. Click Add Task. it will run at 1am during standard time. In the Repeat Every field. For the Schedule task to run option. type 2 and select Day(s) to run the task every two days. and year. The page reloads with the recurring task options. To configure a recurring task: Access: Maint/Admin 1. weeks. if you create a task scheduled for 2am during standard time. The Scheduling page appears. 4. it will run at 3am during DST. Each of the types of tasks you can schedule is explained in its own section. which is determined by using the time zone you specify in your system settings. or months. That is.Scheduling Tasks Configuring a Recurring Task Chapter 13 Note that the time displayed on most pages on the web interface is the local time. However. Version 4. TIP! You can either type a number or use the arrow buttons to specify the interval. specify how often you want the task to recur. Select Operations > Tools > Scheduling. specify the time when you want to start your recurring task. From the Job Type list.

If you selected Week(s) in the Repeat Every field. Version 4. a Repeat On field appears. Select the check boxes next to the days of the week when you want to run the task. a Repeat On field appears.Scheduling Tasks Automating Backup Jobs Chapter 13 8. Use the drop-down list to select the day of the month when you want to run the task. See the following sections for more information: • • • • • • • • • • Automating Backup Jobs on page 428 Automating Software Updates on page 430 Automating Vulnerability Database Updates on page 437 Automating SEU Imports on page 444 Automating Intrusion Policy Applications on page 446 Automating Reports on page 448 Automating Nessus Scans on page 450 Synchronizing Nessus Plugins on page 452 Automating Nmap Scans on page 454 Automating Recommended Rule State Generation on page 456 Automating Backup Jobs Requires: IPS or DC/ MDC You can use the scheduler to automate system backups of a Defense Center or a 3D Sensor with IPS. To automate backup tasks: Access: Maint/Admin 1. 2.9. TIP! You must design a backup profile before you can configure it as a scheduled task. The Scheduling page appears.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 428 . Select Operations > Tools > Scheduling. The Add Task page appears. If you selected Month(s) in the Repeat Every field. For information on backup profiles. The remaining options on the Add Task page are determined by the task you are creating. Click Add Task. 9. see Creating Backup Profiles on page 418.

see Creating Backup Profiles on page 418.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 429 . select Backup. so you should try to keep it relatively short. From the Job Type list. 6. you have several options for setting the interval between instances of the task. use the drop-down lists to specify the start date and time. or periods. For more information on creating new backup profiles. • For recurring tasks. From the Backup Profile list. 7. select the appropriate backup profile. spaces. spaces. TIP! The comment field appears in the View Tasks section of the page. or dashes. type a name using up to 255 alphanumeric characters. • For one-time tasks. Once or Recurring. The page reloads to show the backup options.Scheduling Tasks Automating Backup Jobs Chapter 13 3. in the Comment field. type a comment using up to 255 alphanumeric characters. 4. See Configuring a Recurring Task on page 426 for details. Specify how you want to schedule the backup. Version 4. Optionally. TIP! The Current Time field indicates the current time on the appliance. In the Job Name field.9. 5.

if you want to update your 3D Sensor directly and it is connected to the internet. You should schedule the push and install tasks to happen in succession. then install it on the sensor. Click Save. The backup task is created.9. if the scheduled installation task repeats daily. you can just schedule the Install Latest Update task. For example. 9. it queries the Sourcefire support site for the latest updates. for example. you can schedule automatic software installation and. Note that when the Defense Center runs either the Push Latest Update or the Install Latest Update task. Tasks should be scheduled at least 30 minutes apart. Always allow enough time between tasks for the process to complete. as long as the appliance has access to the Internet. if you want to automate software updates on your managed sensors. type the email address (or multiple email addresses separated by commas) where you want status messages sent. it will install the pushed update when it runs the next day. if you want to update the software for your Defense Center. the installation task will not succeed. Note that the tasks for pushing the update to managed sensors (on the Defense Center) and installing the update (on any appliance) automatically check the Version 4. When automating direct software updates for an appliance. 2. Similarly. you can schedule Install Latest Update to download and install the latest Defense Center update. Automating Software Updates The tasks you schedule to automate download. For example. See Configuring a Mail Relay Host and Notification Address on page 338 for more information about configuring a relay host. Push the update to managed sensors. However.Scheduling Tasks Automating Software Updates Chapter 13 8. as long as it has access to the Internet. in the Email Status To: field. if you schedule a task to install an update and the update has not finished copying from the Defense Center to the sensor. IMPORTANT! You must have a valid email relay server configured to send status messages. If you use your Defense Center to automate software updates for managed 3D Sensors. you must always push the update to the sensor first. and installation of software updates vary depending on whether you are updating an appliance directly or are using a Defense Center to perform the updates.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 430 . you must schedule two tasks: 1. Install the update on managed sensors. So. the appliance automatically downloads the latest update when the installation task runs. Optionally. push.

1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 431 . Click Add Task. you cannot schedule either pushes to managed sensors (on the Defense Center) or installs (on any appliance).8 or 4. For larger. See the following sections for more information: • • • Automating Software Downloads on page 431 Automating Software Pushes on page 433 Automating Software Installs on page 435 Automating Software Downloads Requires: IPS or DC/ MDC You can create a scheduled task that automatically downloads the latest software updates from Sourcefire. if you manually download an update to an appliance that cannot access the Support site. the task does not complete.8. you can use the Once option to download and install updates during off-peak hours after you learn that an update has been released. 2.9). You can use this task to schedule download of updates you plan to push or install manually. Specifically. If your appliance cannot access the Support site. TIP! The automated update process allows you to download and install software patches and feature releases (generally when the last two digits in the four-digit version number change. and install the upgrade files. If you want to have more control over this process.2. Version 4. On the Defense Center. push.1). The Scheduling page appears. This behavior also has implications for appliances that cannot access the Support site at all. you can also automate vulnerability database (VDB) updates. Instead you must manually push or install the updates as described in Updating System Software on page 398. such as 4.9. To automate software updates: Access: Maint/Admin 1. you must manually upload.Scheduling Tasks Automating Software Updates Chapter 13 Support site to ensure that you have the latest version of the update. more comprehensive updates (such as 4.8. Select Operations > Tools > Scheduling.1 or 4. The Add Task page appears.

select Download Latest Update. 6. specify which updates you want to download.sourcefire. See Configuring a Recurring Task on page 426 for details. you have several options for setting the interval between instances of the task. • For recurring tasks. IMPORTANT! If your appliance is not directly connected to the Internet. TIP! The Current Time field indicates the current time on the appliance. 5. • For one-time tasks.9. Once or Recurring.com/). Specify how you want to schedule the task. • • Select Software to download the most recent software patch. Version 4. type a name using up to 255 alphanumeric characters. Both options are selected by default. Requires: DC Select Vulnerability Database to download the most recent vulnerability database update. From the Job Type list.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 432 . spaces. 4. The Defense Center version of the page is shown below. In the Update Items section.Scheduling Tasks Automating Software Updates Chapter 13 3. you should set up a proxy as described in Configuring Network Settings on page 377 to allow it to download updates from the Sourcefire Support site (https://support. or dashes. use the drop-down lists to specify the start date and time. The Add Task page reloads to show the update options. In the Job Name field.

Optionally. Click Add Task. 9. TIP! The comment field appears in the View Tasks section of the page. See Configuring a Mail Relay Host and Notification Address on page 338 for more information about configuring a relay host. Click Save.9. When you push software updates to managed sensors. 8. When you create the task to push software updates to managed sensors. Instead you must manually push the update as described in Updating System Software on page 398. IMPORTANT! You must have a valid email relay server configured to send status messages. To push software updates to managed sensors: Access: Maint/Admin 1.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 433 . Select Operations > Tools > Scheduling. in the Comment field. Automating Software Pushes Requires: DC/MDC If you are installing software or vulnerability database updates on managed 3D Sensors. in the Email Status To: field. type a comment using up to 255 alphanumeric characters. See Viewing the Status of Long-Running Tasks on page 600 for more information. you must push the software to the managed sensors before installing. The task is created. make sure you allow enough time between the push task and a scheduled install task for the updates to be copied to the sensor. or periods.Scheduling Tasks Automating Software Updates Chapter 13 7. 2. Version 4. The Scheduling page appears. so you should try to keep it relatively short. Note that if you manually download an update to an appliance that cannot access the Support site. spaces. The Add Task page appears. type the email address (or multiple email addresses separated by commas) where you want status messages sent. Optionally. information about the push process status is reported on the Tasks page. you cannot schedule pushes to managed sensors.

7. TIP! The Current Time field indicates the current time on the appliance. 5. In the Update Items section. select Push Latest Update. Version 4. Optionally. specify which updates you want to push to your managed sensors. TIP! The comment field appears in the View Tasks section of the page. spaces.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 434 . 8. you have several options for setting the interval between instances of the task. use the drop-down lists to specify the start date and time. The page reloads to show the options for pushing updates. or periods. select the sensor that you want to receive updates. in the Comment field. 4. type a name using up to 255 alphanumeric characters. See Configuring a Recurring Task on page 426 for details. or dashes. so you should try to keep it relatively short. 6. type a comment using up to 255 alphanumeric characters.Scheduling Tasks Automating Software Updates Chapter 13 3. From the Sensor list. spaces. Once or Recurring. Requires: DC + RNA Select Vulnerability Database to push the VDB update. • For one-time tasks.9. In the Job Name field. Specify how you want to schedule the task. From the Job Type list. • For recurring tasks. • • Select Software to push the software update. Both options are selected by default.

IMPORTANT! You must have a valid email relay server configured to send status messages. in the Email Status To: field. Automating Software Installs Requires: IPS or DC/ MDC If you are using a Defense Center to create a task to install a software update on a managed sensor. Note that if you manually download an update to an appliance that cannot access the Support site. Optionally. 2. See Viewing the Status of Long-Running Tasks on page 600 for more information. See Configuring a Mail Relay Host and Notification Address on page 338 for more information about configuring a relay host. The task is added. Version 4. The Add Task page appears.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 435 .Scheduling Tasks Automating Software Updates Chapter 13 9. You can check the status of a running task on the Task Status page. The Scheduling page appears. Instead you must manually install the update as described in Updating System Software on page 398. the appliance may reboot after the software is installed. To schedule a software installation task: Access: Maint/Admin 1. Click Save.9. WARNING! Depending on the update being installed. Select Operations > Tools > Scheduling. type the email address (or multiple email addresses separated by commas) where you want status messages sent. See Automating Software Pushes on page 433 for information about pushing updates to managed sensors. 10. you cannot schedule installation of that update. Click Add Task. make sure you allow enough time between the task that pushes the update to the sensor and the task that installs the update.

type a name using up to 255 alphanumeric characters. The page reloads to show the options for installing updates. select Software to install the software update. TIP! The comment field appears in the View Tasks section of the page. Specify how you want to schedule the task.9. use the drop-down lists to specify the start date and time. from the Sensor list. Select the sensor where you want to install the update. 8.Scheduling Tasks Automating Software Updates Chapter 13 3. spaces. If you are using a Defense Center. in the Comment field. spaces. TIP! The Current Time field indicates the current time on the appliance. you have the following options: • • 7. Optionally. 6. In the Job Name field. select Install Latest Update. Select the name of the Defense Center to install the update there. so you should try to keep it relatively short. • For one-time tasks. Once or Recurring. • For recurring tasks. you have several options for setting the interval between instances of the task. 5. or dashes. Version 4. In the Update Items section.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 436 . or periods. 4. type a comment using up to 255 alphanumeric characters. From the Job Type list. The Defense Center version of the page is shown below. See Configuring a Recurring Task on page 426 for details.

IMPORTANT! You must have a valid email relay server configured to send status messages. in the Email Status To: field. 10. if you schedule a task to install an update and the update has not fully Version 4.9.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 437 . The scheduled software installation task is added. Click Save. type the email address (or multiple email addresses separated by commas) where you want status messages sent. You can use the scheduling feature to download and install the latest VDB updates. Automating Vulnerability Database Updates Sourcefire uses vulnerability database (VDB) updates to distribute new operating system fingerprints as we expand the list of operating systems that RNA recognizes. When automating VDB updates for managed sensors with RNA. Optionally.Scheduling Tasks Automating Vulnerability Database Updates Chapter 13 9. When automating VDB updates for your Defense Center. you must automate two separate steps: 1. Downloading the VDB update. Push the VDB update to your managed 3D Sensors that are using the RNA component. thereby ensuring that RNA is using the most up-to-date information to evaluate the hosts on your network. VDB updates also include new vulnerabilities discovered by the Sourcefire Vulnerability Research Team (VRT). make sure that you download and install VDB updates and SEUs on a regular basis. you must schedule three tasks in this order: 1. Download the VDB update on your Defense Center. Install the VDB update on the Defense Center and on those managed sensors. See Viewing the Status of Long-Running Tasks on page 600 for more information. TIP! If your Sourcefire 3D System deployment includes IPS and RNA monitoring the same network segments. You can check the status of a running task on the Task Status page. For example. Always allow enough time between tasks for the process to complete. 2. This ensures that your Defense Center is correctly setting the impact flag on the intrusion events generated by the traffic on your network. 2. 3. See Configuring a Mail Relay Host and Notification Address on page 338 for more information about configuring a relay host. Installing the VDB update.

The Add Task page appears. Click Add Task. If you want to have more control over this process. To automate VDB updates: Access: Maint/Admin 1. 2. Instead you must manually push or install the updates as described in Updating System Software on page 398. if the scheduled installation task repeats daily. The Scheduling page appears. you cannot schedule either pushes to managed sensors (on the Defense Center) or installs (on any appliance). Note that if you manually download an update to an appliance that cannot access the Support site. you can use the Once option to download and install VDB updates during off-peak hours after you learn that an update has been released. it will install the downloaded VDB update when it runs the next day.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 438 . Version 4.Scheduling Tasks Automating Vulnerability Database Updates Chapter 13 downloaded. See the following sections for more information: • • • Automating VDB Update Downloads on page 438 Automating VDB Update Pushes on page 440 Automating VDB Update Installs on page 442 Automating VDB Update Downloads Requires: DC/MDC + RNA You can create a scheduled task that automatically downloads the latest vulnerability database updates from Sourcefire. the installation task will not succeed. IMPORTANT! You cannot download the VDB using a scheduled task on a sensor. You must download the VDB on the Defense Center and push it to the sensor. However.9. Select Operations > Tools > Scheduling.

in the Comment field. TIP! The Current Time field indicates the current time on the appliance.com/). From the Job Type list. IMPORTANT! If your appliance is not directly connected to the Internet. Optionally. select Download Latest Update. type a comment using up to 255 alphanumeric characters.sourcefire. The Add Task page reloads to show the update options. Once or Recurring. • For one-time tasks. 6. TIP! The comment field appears in the View Tasks section of the page. you have several options for setting the interval between instances of the task.9. Version 4. you should set up a proxy as described in Configuring Network Settings on page 377 to allow it to download updates from the Sourcefire Support site (https://support.Scheduling Tasks Automating Vulnerability Database Updates Chapter 13 3. In the Update Items section. 5. make sure Vulnerability Database is selected. type a name using up to 255 alphanumeric characters. spaces. or periods. or dashes. • For recurring tasks. use the drop-down lists to specify the start date and time. so you should try to keep it relatively short. spaces. See Configuring a Recurring Task on page 426 for details. In the Job Name field. 4. Specify how you want to schedule the task.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 439 . 7. Both the Software and Vulnerability Database options are selected by default.

When you push VDB updates to managed sensors. information about the process status is reported on the Tasks page. you cannot schedule pushes to managed sensors. Select Operations > Tools > Scheduling. Version 4. See Viewing the Status of Long-Running Tasks on page 600 for more information. Optionally.9. Automating VDB Update Pushes Requires: DC/MDC + 3D Sensor + RNA If you are installing vulnerability database updates on managed 3D Sensors with RNA. you must push the update to the managed sensors before installing. See Configuring a Mail Relay Host and Notification Address on page 338 for more information about configuring a relay host. The Scheduling page appears.Scheduling Tasks Automating Vulnerability Database Updates Chapter 13 8. 9. in the Email Status To: field. Note that if you manually download an update to an appliance that cannot access the Support site. Instead you must manually push the update as described in Updating System Software on page 398. Click Save. To push VDB updates to managed 3D Sensors with RNA: Access: Maint/Admin 1. IMPORTANT! You must have a valid email relay server configured to send status messages. type the email address (or multiple email addresses separated by commas) where you want status messages sent. The task is created. 2.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 440 . Click Add Task. WARNING! You must download vulnerability database updates before you can push them to managed sensors. The Add Task page appears.

1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 441 . 5. The page reloads to show the options for pushing updates. 4. type a comment using up to 255 alphanumeric characters. 7. use the drop-down lists to specify the start date and time. type a name using up to 255 alphanumeric characters. select Push Latest Update. TIP! The Current Time field indicates the current time on the appliance. so you should try to keep it relatively short. or dashes. Optionally. you have several options for setting the interval between instances of the task. TIP! The comment field appears in the View Tasks section of the page. From the Job Type list.9. In the Update Items section. select the sensor that you want to receive updates. Version 4. • For one-time tasks. See Configuring a Recurring Task on page 426 for details. Specify how you want to schedule the task. or periods. Both the Software and Vulnerability Database options are selected by default. spaces. • For recurring tasks. 8. Once or Recurring. make sure Vulnerability Database is selected. spaces. In the Job Name field. in the Comment field. 6. From the Sensor list.Scheduling Tasks Automating Vulnerability Database Updates Chapter 13 3.

you must allow enough time between the task that pushes the update to the sensor and the task that installs the update. The Scheduling page appears. Click Add Task. You can check the status of a running task on the Task Status page. you cannot schedule installation of that update. Automating VDB Update Installs Requires: DC/MDC + RNA After you have downloaded a VDB update. See Automating VDB Update Pushes on page 440 for information about pushing updates to managed sensors. IMPORTANT! You must have a valid email relay server configured to send status messages. in the Email Status To: field.9. type the email address (or multiple email addresses separated by commas) where you want status messages sent. you can schedule the installation process. Version 4. Note that if you manually download an update to an appliance that cannot access the Support site. To schedule a software installation task: Access: Maint/Admin 1. Click Save.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 442 . See Viewing the Status of Long-Running Tasks on page 600 for more information. The task is added. The Add Task page appears. You should allow enough time for a scheduled VDB update to download when you set up a scheduled task to install it.Scheduling Tasks Automating Vulnerability Database Updates Chapter 13 9. Select Operations > Tools > Scheduling. Optionally. 10. If you are creating a task to install a VDB update on a managed sensor. Instead you must manually install the updates as described in Updating System Software on page 398. See Configuring a Mail Relay Host and Notification Address on page 338 for more information about configuring a relay host. 2.

8. type a comment using up to 255 alphanumeric characters. From the Job Type list. Specify how you want to schedule the task. In the Update Items section. type a name using up to 255 alphanumeric characters. 4. 5. select Vulnerability Database to install the VDB update. or dashes. spaces. In the Job Name field. See Configuring a Recurring Task on page 426 for details.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 443 . • For one-time tasks. TIP! The Current Time field indicates the current time on the appliance. select Install Latest Update. From the Sensor list. so you should try to keep it relatively short. select the name of the sensor from the drop-down list. spaces. Version 4. TIP! The comment field appears in the View Tasks section of the page. you have several options for setting the interval between instances of the task. select the name of the Defense Center from the drop-down list.9. or periods. Once or Recurring. you have the following options: • • 7. If you want to install the update on the Defense Center. If you want to install the update on a managed sensor. • For recurring tasks. 6. The page reloads to show the options for installing updates. in the Comment field. use the drop-down lists to specify the start date and time. Optionally.Scheduling Tasks Automating Vulnerability Database Updates Chapter 13 3.

Once one subtask completes. Note that you can only re-apply policies applied from the appliance where the scheduled task is configured. If you enable Update when a new SEU is installed for the base policy of an existing policy and the SEU contains changes to the default rule states for existing rules in that base policy. you also allow the Version 4. the SEU does not override your change. install.9. Re-apply your intrusion policy so that the new SEU takes effect.Scheduling Tasks Automating SEU Imports Chapter 13 9. VRT sometimes uses an SEU to change the default state of one or more rules in a default policy. See Configuring a Mail Relay Host and Notification Address on page 338 for more information about configuring a relay host. in the Email Status To: field. the next configured subtask begins. Note. The Import SEU task allows you to schedule the following subtasks separately or to combine them into one scheduled task: 1. and policy re-apply. type the email address (or multiple email addresses separated by commas) where you want status messages sent. Applying an intrusion policy from a Defense Center to a managed sensor after you import an SEU does not apply the SEU to the sensor.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 444 . any new rules or features provided by the SEU that are enabled in the policy you apply to the sensor are also enabled on the sensor by that policy. You can automatically download and install SEUs. See Viewing the Status of Long-Running Tasks on page 600 for more information. those changes are also imported. The scheduled VDB installation task is added. however. Optionally. The selected subtasks present in the Import SEU task occur in the following order: download. the Sourcefire Vulnerability Research Team (VRT) releases Security Enhancement Updates (SEUs). Download the latest SEU. An SEU contains new and updated standard text rules and shared object rules and may contain updated versions of Snort® and features such as preprocessors and decoders. 2. Note that on the Defense Center. IMPORTANT! You must have a valid email relay server configured to send status messages. If you allow SEUs to update your base policy. However. You can check the status of a running task on the Task Status page. rule state update. Automating SEU Imports Requires: IPS or DC/ MDC + IPS As new vulnerabilities are identified. you also must re-apply your intrusion policies on your managed 3D Sensors with IPS. Import the SEU. Click Save. that if you changed a rule state. 10. 3.

so make sure you schedule downloads during periods of low network use. Click Add Task. For more information on the recurring SEU import feature and a comparison of the two methods of setting up recurring imports. IMPORTANT! SEUs may contain new binaries. 3.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 445 . Note that you must be using Snort 2. In addition to configuring SEU imports on the Scheduling page. however. Select Operations > Tools > Scheduling. select Import SEU. Make sure your process for downloading and importing SEUs complies with your security policies. The Scheduling page appears.2 or higher to import recurring SEUs on the Import SEU page. the SEU will not override your change.8. In addition. SEUs can be quite large. Version 4. To schedule an Import SEU task: Access: Maint/Admin 1.9. Note. you can also use the recurring SEU import feature on the Import SEU page. The Add Task page appears. see Importing SEUs and Rule Files in the Analyst Guide. The page reloads to show the options for importing SEUs. From the Job Type list.Scheduling Tasks Automating SEU Imports Chapter 13 SEU to change the default state of a rule in your policy when the default state changes in the default policy you used to create your policy (or in the default policy it is based on). that if you have changed the rule state. 2.

See Configuring a Mail Relay Host and Notification Address on page 338 for more information about configuring a relay host. so you should try to keep it relatively short. See Configuring a Recurring Task on page 426 for details. 9. or periods. 5. you have several options for setting the interval between instances of the task. To use this task to install the latest downloaded SEU. type the email address (or multiple email addresses separated by commas) where you want status messages sent. The task is created. Automating Intrusion Policy Applications Requires: IPS or DC/ MDC + IPS You can automatically apply intrusion policies at scheduled intervals. spaces. spaces.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 446 . use the drop-down lists to specify the start date and time. type a comment using up to 255 alphanumeric characters. select Download the latest SEU from the support site. type a name using up to 255 alphanumeric characters.Scheduling Tasks Automating Intrusion Policy Applications Chapter 13 4. Click Save. This feature is useful if you need to use different policies during different times of the day. 8. • For recurring tasks. in the Email Status To: field. IMPORTANT! You must have a valid email relay server configured to send status messages. To use this task to download the latest SEU. 7. 10. select Install the latest downloaded SEU. TIP! The Current Time field indicates the current time on the appliance. 11. To re-apply intrusion policies after installing an SEU. 6. TIP! The comment field appears in the View Tasks section of the page. select Reapply intrusion policies after the SEU import completes.9. Optionally. or dashes. Once or Recurring. Specify how you want to schedule the task. Version 4. in the Comment field. In the Job Name field. • For one-time tasks. Optionally.

select the intrusion policy you want to apply from the drop-down list or select Policy Default to apply the policy to each detection engine targeted in the policy. use the drop-down lists to specify the start date and time. Click Add Task. spaces. Once or Recurring. The page reloads to show the options for applying an intrusion policy. 7. • For one-time tasks. Version 4. 2. select the detection engine where you want to apply the policy. Specify how you want to schedule the task. • For recurring tasks. The Scheduling page appears. In the Policy Name field. 6. select Apply Policy. 3.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 447 . or dashes. The Add Task page appears. TIP! The Current Time field indicates the current time on the appliance.9. In the Job Name field. In the Detection Engine field. Select Operations > Tools > Scheduling. 4. you have several options for setting the interval between instances of the task. 5. type a name using up to 255 alphanumeric characters. From the Job Type list.Scheduling Tasks Automating Intrusion Policy Applications Chapter 13 To automate intrusion policy application: Access: Maint/Admin 1. See Configuring a Recurring Task on page 426 for details.

1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 448 . However. IMPORTANT! You must have a valid email relay server configured to send status messages. in the Comment field. or periods. See Creating a Report Profile on page 246 for more information about using the report designer to create a report profile. Click Add Task. 10. The task is created. Automating Reports Requires: IPS or DC/ MDC You can automate reports so that they run at regular intervals. Click Save. You can check the status of a running task on the Task Status page. Select Operations > Tools > Scheduling.Scheduling Tasks Automating Reports Chapter 13 8. To automate a report: Access: Maint/Admin 1.9. spaces. type the email address (or multiple email addresses separated by commas) where you want status messages sent. 2. Optionally. See Configuring a Mail Relay Host and Notification Address on page 338 for more information about configuring a relay host. The Add Task page appears. type a comment using up to 255 alphanumeric characters. Optionally. in the Email Status To: field. See Viewing the Status of Long-Running Tasks on page 600 for more information. Version 4. TIP! The comment field appears in the View Tasks section of the page. you must design a profile for your report before you can configure it as a scheduled task. so you should try to keep it relatively short. 9. The Scheduling page appears.

The page reloads to show the options for setting up a report to run automatically. 4. or periods. or dashes. 5. spaces. See Configuring a Recurring Task on page 426 for details. • For recurring tasks. In the Report Profile field. You cannot run remote reports on Crossbeam-based software Requires: DC If you want to run the report on a managed sensor.Scheduling Tasks Automating Reports Chapter 13 3.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 449 . you have several options for setting the interval between instances of the task. Specify how you want to schedule the task. select the report profile that you want to use from the drop-down list. in the Comment field. In the Job Name field. in the Remote Run field. Version 4. TIP! The comment field appears in the View Tasks section of the page. • For one-time tasks.9. TIP! The Current Time field indicates the current time on the appliance. From the Job Type list. select Reports. 6. Optionally. 8. use the drop-down lists to specify the start date and time. The Defense Center version of the page is displayed below. so you should try to keep it relatively short. type a name using up to 255 alphanumeric characters. spaces. type a comment using up to 255 alphanumeric characters. 7. IMPORTANT! sensors. Once or Recurring. select the name of the sensor from the drop-down list.

For more information. Automated scans allow you to test periodically to make sure that operating system updates or other changes do not introduce vulnerabilities on your enterprise-critical systems. see Nessus Scan Remediations in the Analyst Guide. type the email address (or multiple email addresses separated by commas) where you want status messages sent. 2. you need to complete several Nessus configuration steps prior to defining a scheduled scan.Scheduling Tasks Automating Nessus Scans Chapter 13 9. in the Email Status To: field. see Configuring a Local Nessus Server on page 641. For more information on setting up a Nessus server connection profile. 1. Automating Nessus Scans You can schedule regular Nessus scans of targets on your network. Optionally. See the following sections for more information: • • Preparing Your System to Run a Nessus Scan on page 450 Scheduling a Nessus Scan on page 451 Note that a Policy & Response Administrator can also use a Nessus scan as a remediation. Preparing Your System to Run a Nessus Scan If you have not used the Nessus scanning capability before. You can also schedule scans to test for recurrent vulnerabilities to attacks that have happened in the past. If you do not have an existing external Nessus server. IMPORTANT! Make note of the name of the scan instance you create. see Creating a Nessus Scan Instance on page 643. You need to select this name when prompted for the Nessus Remediation name when setting up the scheduled scan. Create a scan instance to define the Nessus server to be used by your scan. Click Save.9.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 450 . set up the Nessus server on your Defense Center. See Configuring a Mail Relay Host and Notification Address on page 338 for more information about configuring a relay host. For more information on starting the server and configuring and activating a Nessus user. Version 4. IMPORTANT! You must have a valid email relay server configured to send status messages. 10. The task is created.

see Creating a Nessus Remediation on page 646.Scheduling Tasks Automating Nessus Scans Chapter 13 3.9. The page reloads to show the options for automating Nessus scans.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 451 . To schedule Nessus scanning: Access: Maint/Admin 1. Version 4. The Add Task page appears. Create a scan target to define the target hosts and host ports to scan. see Creating a Nessus Scan Target on page 645. select Nessus Scan. 4. For more information on setting up a remediation definition. For more information on setting up a scan target. Create a remediation definition to define what plugins and Nessus scan settings should be used when the scheduled scan runs. Continue with Scheduling a Nessus Scan. Select Operations > Tools > Scheduling. Scheduling a Nessus Scan Requires: DC + RNA You can automate Nessus scanning using a specific scan remediation by scheduling the scan. 3. The Scheduling page appears. Click Add Task. 2. From the Job Type list. 5.

or periods. TIP! The Current Time field indicates the current time on the appliance. Version 4. you have several options for setting the interval between instances of the task. Click Save. 10. in the Comment field. Once or Recurring. See Configuring a Mail Relay Host and Notification Address on page 338 for more information about configuring a relay host. spaces. spaces. type a name using up to 255 alphanumeric characters. • For one-time tasks. In the Job Name field. IMPORTANT! You must have a valid email relay server configured to send status messages. You may want to schedule your plugin synchronization to occur shortly before your scheduled Nessus scans to make sure that you scan with the latest list of plugins. or dashes. type the email address (or multiple email addresses separated by commas) where you want status messages sent. See Configuring a Recurring Task on page 426 for details. 8. in the Email Status To: field. TIP! The comment field appears in the View Tasks section of the page. In the Nessus Remediation field. In the Nessus Target field. 7. Specify how you want to schedule the task. The task is created. select the scan target that defines the target hosts you want to scan. type a comment using up to 255 alphanumeric characters.9. Optionally. Optionally. Synchronizing Nessus Plugins Requires: DC + RNA You can automate synchronization with the Nessus server to obtain an up-to-date list of plugins before you scan. use the drop-down lists to specify the start date and time.Scheduling Tasks Synchronizing Nessus Plugins Chapter 13 4. • For recurring tasks.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 452 . select the Nessus remediation for the Nessus server where you want to run the scan. so you should try to keep it relatively short. 9. 6. 5.

2. you have several options for setting the interval between instances of the task. in the Comment field. Version 4. Select Operations > Tools > Scheduling. 3. 5. TIP! The comment field appears in the View Tasks section of the page. so you should try to keep it relatively short. use the drop-down lists to specify the start date and time. type a name using up to 255 alphanumeric characters. Click Add Task. type a comment using up to 255 alphanumeric characters. or periods. select Synchronize Nessus Plugins. select the instances with the Nessus plugins that you want to synchronize. spaces. Once or Recurring. spaces. or dashes. The Scheduling page appears. Optionally. 6. See Configuring a Recurring Task on page 426 for details. From the Job Type list. In the Job Name field. Specify how you want to schedule the task.Scheduling Tasks Synchronizing Nessus Plugins Chapter 13 To schedule Nessus plugin synchronization: Access: Maint/Admin 1. The Add Task page appears. • For recurring tasks. 4. In the Nessus Instance field. The page reloads to show the Nessus plugin synchronization options. 7.9. The Current Time field indicates the current time on the appliance. • For one-time tasks.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 453 .

Create a scan target to define the target hosts and host ports to scan. see Nmap Scan Remediations in the Analyst Guide.9. For more information on setting up a Nmap server connection profile. Optionally. See Configuring a Mail Relay Host and Notification Address on page 338 for more information about configuring a relay host. that conflict can trigger an Nmap scan. 2. Create a scan instance to define the Nmap server to be used by your scan. you need to rescan periodically to keep that data up to date. see Creating an Nmap Scan Target in the Analyst Guide. type the email address (or multiple email addresses separated by commas) where you want status messages sent. See the following sections for more information: • • Preparing Your System for an Nmap Scan Scheduling an Nmap Scan Note that a Policy & Response Administrator can also use an Nmap scan as a remediation.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 454 .Scheduling Tasks Automating Nmap Scans Chapter 13 8. Automating Nmap Scans You can schedule regular Nmap scans of targets on your network. 1. Running the scan obtains updated operating system information for the host. see Creating an Nmap Scan Instance in the Analyst Guide. 9. You need to select this name when prompted for the Nmap Configuration name when setting up the scheduled scan. Automated scans allow you to refresh operating system and service information previously supplied by an Nmap scan. Version 4. you must complete several Nmap configuration steps prior to defining a scheduled scan. when an operating system conflict occurs on a host. Click Save. The task is created. IMPORTANT! Make note of the name of the scan instance you create. You can also schedule scans to automatically test for unidentified services on hosts in your network. Because RNA cannot update Nmap-supplied data. Preparing Your System for an Nmap Scan If you have not used the Nmap scanning capability before. which resolves the conflict. in the Email Status To: field. IMPORTANT! You must have a valid email relay server configured to send status messages. For more information on setting up a scan target. For example. For more information.

If you plan to scan a host using Nmap. RNA no longer updates the information replaced by Nmap for the host. Once Nmap replaces a host’s operating system or services detected by RNA with the results from an Nmap scan.9. see Creating an Nmap Remediation in the Analyst Guide. Scheduling an Nmap Scan Requires: DC + RNA You can schedule a scan of a host or hosts on your network using the Nmap utility. 2. Nmap-supplied service and operating system data remains static until you run another Nmap scan. The Add Task page appears. you may want to set up regularly scheduled scans to keep Nmap-supplied operating system and services up to date. Create a remediation definition to define what plugins and Nmap scan settings should be used when the scheduled scan runs.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 455 . Continue with Scheduling an Nmap Scan. Select Operations > Tools > Scheduling. If the host is deleted from the network map and re-added. To schedule Nmap scanning: Access: Maint/Admin 1. select Nmap Scan. The Scheduling page appears. 4. The page reloads to show the options for automating Nmap scans. From the Job Type list. For more information on setting up a remediation definition. 3. any Nmap scan results are discarded and RNA resumes monitoring of all operating system and service data for the host. Click Add Task.Scheduling Tasks Automating Nmap Scans Chapter 13 3. Version 4.

in the Comment field. select the Nmap remediation to use when running the scan. Once or Recurring. See Configuring a Recurring Task on page 426 for details.Scheduling Tasks Automating Recommended Rule State Generation Chapter 13 4. 9. so you should try to keep it relatively short. or periods. spaces. 5. you have several options for setting the interval between instances of the task. Optionally. select the scan target that defines the target hosts you want to scan. Optionally. 6. type a name using up to 255 alphanumeric characters. TIP! The Current Time field indicates the current time on the appliance. In the Job Name field. type the email address (or multiple email addresses separated by commas) where you want status messages sent. See Configuring a Mail Relay Host and Notification Address on page 338 for more information about configuring a relay host. • For one-time tasks. In the Nmap Remediation field. use the drop-down lists to specify the start date and time. in the Email Status To: field. 8. or dashes. Click Save. In the Nmap Target field. See Committing Intrusion Policy Changes in the Analyst Guide for more information.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 456 . spaces. TIP! The comment field appears in the View Tasks section of the page. 7. Automating Recommended Rule State Generation Requires: DC + RNA + IPS IMPORTANT! If the system automatically generates scheduled recommendations for an intrusion policy with unsaved changes. • For recurring tasks. IMPORTANT! You must have a valid email relay server configured to send status messages. Version 4. 10. Specify how you want to schedule the task. type a comment using up to 255 alphanumeric characters. The task is created.9. you must discard your changes in that policy and commit the policy if you want the policy to reflect the automatically generated recommendations.

Optionally.9. it also modifies the states of intrusion rules based on the criteria described in Managing RNA Rule State Recommendations in the Analyst Guide. Select Operations > Tools > Scheduling. Click Add Task. The page reloads to show the options for generating RNA-recommended rule states. depending on the configuration of your policy. See Managing RNA Rule State Recommendations in the Analyst Guide for more information. From the Job Type list. 4.Scheduling Tasks Automating Recommended Rule State Generation Chapter 13 You can automatically generate rule state recommendations based on RNA data for your network using the most recently saved configuration settings in your custom intrusion policy. click the policies link in the Job Type field to display the Detection & Prevention page. To generate recommendations: Access: Maint/Admin 1. where you can configure RNA Recommended Rules in a policy. 3. The Scheduling page appears. Modified rule states take effect the next time you apply your intrusion policy. The Add Task page appears. Version 4. See Using RNA Recommendations in the Analyst Guide for more information. select RNA Recommended Rules.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 457 . Optionally. the system automatically generates recommended rule states. 2. When the task runs.

Click Save. • For one-time tasks. TIP! The Current Time field indicates the current time on the appliance. 7. Specify how you want to schedule the task. See Configuring a Mail Relay Host and Notification Address on page 338 for more information about configuring a relay host. 9. so you should try to keep it relatively short. 6.Scheduling Tasks Viewing Tasks Chapter 13 5. The task is created. Optionally. Optionally. Next to Policies. Viewing Tasks After adding scheduled tasks. IMPORTANT! You must have a valid email relay server configured to send status messages. spaces. Once or Recurring. you have several options for setting the interval between instances of the task.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 458 . In the Job Name field. Use the Shift and Ctrl keys to select multiple policies. See Configuring a Recurring Task on page 426 for details. type a comment using up to 255 alphanumeric characters. You have the following options: • • In the Policies field. Click the All Policies check box to select all policies. use the drop-down lists to specify the start date and time. or dashes. Version 4. type the email address (or multiple email addresses separated by commas) where you want status messages sent. select one or more policies. TIP! The comment field appears in the View Tasks section of the page. in the Email Status To: field. type a name using up to 255 alphanumeric characters. The View Options section of the page allows you to view scheduled tasks using a calendar and a list of scheduled tasks. 10. • For recurring tasks. 8. select one or more policies where you want to generate recommendations.9. spaces. in the Comment field. or periods. you can view them and evaluate their status.

Click < to move back one month. To view scheduled tasks using the calendar: Access: Maint/Admin 1. You can perform the following tasks using the calendar view: • • Click << to move back one year. 2. Version 4.Scheduling Tasks Viewing Tasks Chapter 13 See the following sections for more information: • • Using the Calendar on page 459 Using the Task List on page 460 Using the Calendar Requires: DC/MDC or 3D Sensor The Calendar view option allows you to view which scheduled tasks occur on which day.9. The Scheduling page appears.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 459 . Select Operations > Tools > Scheduling.

1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 460 . Click >> to move forward one year. Creator Delete Displays the name of the user that created the scheduled task. you can access it by selecting a date or task from the calendar. Displays the comment that accompanies the scheduled task. Displays how often the task is run. Deletes the scheduled task. • A red ! indicates that the task failed. • A check mark icon indicates that the task ran successfully. Using the Task List Requires: DC/MDC or 3D Sensor The Task List shows a list of tasks along with their status. see Using the Task List on page 460.9. Click a specific task on a date to view the task in a task list table below the calendar. • A question mark icon indicates that the task is in an unknown state. In addition. Describes the current status for a scheduled task.Scheduling Tasks Viewing Tasks Chapter 13 • • • • • • Click > to move forward one month. The task list appears at below the calendar when you open the calendar. (See Using the Calendar on page 459 for more information. Version 4. Click Today to return to the current month and year. IMPORTANT! For more information about using the task list. Click a date to view all scheduled tasks for the specific date in a task list table below the calendar. Displays the scheduled start date and time. Click Add Task to schedule a new task.) Task List Columns Column Name Type Start Time Frequency Comment Status Description Displays the name of the scheduled task. Displays the type of scheduled task.

1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 461 . the job name. once or recurring. you can change it to a recurring task. The Edit Task page appears showing the details of the task you selected. Edit the task to meet your needs. See the following sections for more information: • • • • • • • • • • Automating Backup Jobs on page 428 Automating Software Updates on page 430 Automating Vulnerability Database Updates on page 437 Automating SEU Imports on page 444 Automating Intrusion Policy Applications on page 446 Automating Reports on page 448 Automating Nessus Scans on page 450 Synchronizing Nessus Plugins on page 452 Automating Nmap Scans on page 454 Automating Recommended Rule State Generation on page 456 5. This feature is especially useful if you want to test a scheduled task once to make sure that the parameters are correct. Your change are saved and the Scheduling page appears again. You cannot change the type of job. You can delete a specific one-time task that has not yet run or you can delete every instance of a recurring task. Locate the task you want to edit in the table and click Edit. only that task is deleted. 4. Click Save to save your edits. 3. 2. after the task completes successfully. Click either the task that you want to edit or the day on which the task appears. including the start time. The Scheduling page appears. Version 4. Later. If you delete a task that is scheduled to run once. The Task Details table containing the selected task or tasks appears.Scheduling Tasks Editing Scheduled Tasks Chapter 13 Editing Scheduled Tasks Requires: DC/MDC or 3D Sensor You can edit a scheduled task that you previously created. The remaining options are determined by the task you are editing. all instances of the task are deleted. and how often the task runs. To edit an existing scheduled task: Access: Maint/Admin 1. Select Operations > Tools > Scheduling.9. If you delete an instance of a recurring task. Deleting Scheduled Tasks There are two types of deletions you can perform from the Schedule View page.

Locate an instance of the recurring task you want to delete in the table and click Delete. Select Operations > Tools > Scheduling. see Deleting a One-Time Task on page 462. The Scheduling page appears. delete a task record: Access: Maint/Admin 1. On the calendar. Click the task that you want to delete or the day on which the task appears. see Deleting a Recurring Task on page 462.9. The instance of the task you selected is deleted. Deleting a One-Time Task Requires: DC/MDC or 3D Sensor You can delete a one-time scheduled task or delete the record of a previously-run scheduled task using the task list. if it has already run. 2. A table containing the selected task or tasks appears. To delete a single instance of a task. All instances of the recurring task are deleted. Locate the task you want to delete in the table and click Delete. To delete a single task or. To delete a recurring task: Access: Maint/Admin 1. select an instance of the recurring task you want to delete. The page reloads to display a table of tasks below the calendar. 2. 3. Deleting a Recurring Task Requires: DC/MDC or 3D Sensor When you delete one instance of a recurring task.Scheduling Tasks Deleting Scheduled Tasks Chapter 13 The following sections describe how to delete tasks: • • To delete all instances of a task. Version 4. Select Operations > Tools > Scheduling. The Scheduling page appears. you automatically delete all instances of that task. 3.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 462 .

on the Host Statistics page you can monitor basic host statistics. The following sections provide more information about the monitoring features that the system provides: • Viewing Host Statistics on page 464 describes how to view host information such as: • • • • • • system uptime disk and memory usage RNA process statistics Data Correlator statistics system processes intrusion event information On the Defense Center. see Understanding Health Monitoring on page 483.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 463 . and statistics for the Data Correlator and RNA processes for the current day. intrusion event information. you can also use the health monitor to monitor disk usage and alert on low disk space conditions. Version 4. You can also monitor both summary and detailed information on all processes that are currently running on the Defense Center or 3D Sensor.Monitoring the System Chapter 14 Administrator Guide The Sourcefire 3D System provides many useful monitoring features to assist you in the daily administration of your system. For example. all on a single page.9. For more information.

see the Intrusion Event Information table on page 467 for details The Host Statistics table describes the host statistics listed on the Statistics page. Host Statistics Category Time Uptime Memory Usage Load Average Description The current time on the system. Viewing RNA Performance Statistics on page 478 describes how to view RNA performance statistics and how to generate graphs based on these statistics. Version 4. Viewing System Process Status on page 468 describes how to view basic process status. see the Host Statistics table on page 464 for details Data Correlator statistics (Defense Center only . see the RNA Process Statistics table on page 466 for details intrusion event information (requires IPS).1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 464 . The number of days (if applicable). Viewing IPS Performance Statistics on page 476 describes how to view IPS performance statistics and how to generate graphs based on these statistics. and 15 minutes.requires RNA). see the Data Correlator Process Statistics table on page 465 for details RNA process statistics (Defense Center only . 5 minutes. Understanding Running Processes on page 471 describes the basic system processes that run on the appliance.9.Monitoring the System Viewing Host Statistics Chapter 14 • • • • Monitoring System Status and Disk Space Usage on page 468 describes how to view basic event and disk partition information. The percentage of system memory that is being used. • Viewing Host Statistics Requires: Any The Statistics page lists the current status of following: • • • • general host statistics. hours. The average number of processes in the CPU queue for the past 1 minute. and minutes since the system was last started.requires RNA).

As the 3D Sensors perform data acquisition. you can also view statistics about the Data Correlator and RNA processes for the current day. and creates the RNA network map. Data Correlator Process Statistics Category Events/Sec Flows/Sec CPU Usage . Click the arrow to view more detailed host statistics. The Data Correlator Process Statistics table describes the statistics displayed for the Data Correlator process. using statistics gathered between 12:00AM and 11:59PM for each detection engine.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 465 .Monitoring the System Viewing Host Statistics Chapter 14 Host Statistics (Continued) Category Disk Usage Description The percentage of the disk that is being used.9. decoding. See Monitoring System Status and Disk Space Usage on page 468 for more information. in kilobytes Average amount of memory used by the Data Correlator for the current day. The statistics that appear for RNA and the Data Correlator are averages for the current day. The Data Correlator analyzes the information from the binary files. the RNA process correlates the data with the fingerprint and vulnerability databases. Processes If your Sourcefire 3D System deployment includes a Defense Center managing 3D Sensors with RNA.System (%) VmSize (KB) VmRSS (KB) Description Number of RNA events that the Data Correlator receives and processes per second Number of flows that the Data Correlator receives and processes per second Average percentage of CPU time spent on user processes for the current day Average percentage of CPU time spent on system processes for the current day Average size of memory allocated to the Data Correlator for the current day. generates events. and analysis. in kilobytes Version 4.User (%) CPU Usage . A summary of the processes running on the system. See Viewing System Process Status on page 468 for more information. and then produces binary files that are processed by the Data Correlator running on the Defense Center.

in kilobytes On 3D Sensors with IPS and on Defense Centers that manage sensors with IPS. Version 4.9.System (%) VmSize (KB) VmRSS (KB) Description Average percentage of packets dropped by the RNA process for the current day Average number of megabits per second processed by the RNA process for the current day Average number of packets per second processed by the RNA process for the current day Average percentage of CPU time spent by user processes for the current day Average percentage of CPU time spent by system processes for the current day Average size of memory allocated to the RNA process for the current day. and the total number in the database. the total number of events that have occurred in the past hour and the past day. The information in the Intrusion Event Information section of the Statistics page is based on intrusion events stored on the sensor rather than those sent to the Defense Center.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 466 . in kilobytes Average amount of memory used by the RNA process for the current day. RNA Process Statistics Category Packets Dropped (%) Mbits/Second Packets/Second CPU Usage . If you manage your sensor so that intrusion events are not stored locally. This is also the case for 3D Sensors that cannot store events locally. you can also view the time and date of the last intrusion event.User (%) CPU Usage .Monitoring the System Viewing Host Statistics Chapter 14 The RNA Process Statistics table describes the statistics displayed for the RNA process. no intrusion event information is listed on this page.

Monitoring the System Viewing Host Statistics Chapter 14 The Intrusion Event Information table describes the statistics displayed in the Intrusion Event Information section of the Statistics page. Version 4. Select Operations > Monitoring > Statistics. The Defense Center version of the page is shown below. The Statistics page appears.9. Intrusion Event Information Statistic Last Alert Was Total Events Last Hour Total Events Last Day Total Events in Database Description The date and time that the last event occurred The total number of events that occurred in the past hour The total number of events that occurred in the past twenty-four hours The total number of events in the events database To view the Statistics page: Access: Maint/Admin 1.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 467 .

You can use the Shift and Ctrl keys to select multiple devices at once. TIP! On the Defense Center you can also use the health monitor to monitor disk usage and alert on low disk space conditions. The Disk Usage section expands. you can use the Defense Center’s web interface to view the process status for any managed sensor. From the Select Device(s) box and click Select Devices. You can monitor this page from time to time to ensure that enough disk space is available for system processes and the database. listing host statistics for each sensor you selected. For more information. Select Operations > Monitoring > Statistics. to view disk usage information for a specific sensor: Access: Maint/Admin 1. 2. Click the down arrow next to Disk Usage to expand it. It provides general process information and specific information for each running process.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 468 . The page reloads. see Understanding Health Monitoring on page 483. Click the down arrow next to Disk Usage to expand it. The Statistics page appears. 2. Viewing System Process Status Requires: Any The Processes section of the Host Statistics page allows you to see the processes that are currently running on an appliance. Select the sensor name from the Select Device(s) box.9. To access disk usage information: Access: Maint/Admin 1. The Disk Usage section expands. On the Defense Center. you can also list statistics for managed sensors. Version 4. and click Select Devices. If you are managing sensors with a Defense Center.Monitoring the System Monitoring System Status and Disk Space Usage Chapter 14 2. Monitoring System Status and Disk Space Usage Requires: Any The Disk Usage section of the Statistics page provides a quick synopsis of partition status. On the Defense Center. The Statistics page is updated with statistics for the devices that you selected.

which indicates megabytes) The process state: • D . Select Operations > Monitoring > Statistics.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 469 .process has a negative nice value Time Cpu Command The amount of time (in hours:minutes:seconds) that the process has been running The percentage of CPU that the process is using The executable name of the process Size Res State To expand the process list: Access: Maint/Admin 1.9. The Statistics page appears.process is in uninterruptible sleep (usually Input/Output) • N .process is in sleep mode • T .process is paging • X .process is defunct • < . Process Status Column Pid Username Pri Nice Description The process ID number The name of the user or group running the process The process priority The nice value.process is being traced or stopped • W . which is a value that indicates the scheduling priority of a process. unless the value is followed by m.process is dead • Z . unless the value is followed by m.Monitoring the System Viewing System Process Status Chapter 14 The Process Status table describes each column that appears in the process list. Version 4. which indicates megabytes) The amount of resident paging files in memory (in kilobytes.process has a positive nice value • R . Values range between -20 (highest priority) and 19 (lowest priority) The memory size used by the process (in kilobytes.process is runnable (on queue to run) • S .

and specific information about each running process. the current system uptime. memory.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 470 . see Understanding Running Processes on page 471. the current time. select the device or devices you want to view process statistics for and click Select Devices. Click the down arrow next to Processes. • • • • • • • • • idle usage percentage total number of kilobytes in memory total number of used kilobytes in memory total number of free kilobytes in memory total number of buffered kilobytes in memory total number of kilobytes in swap total number of used kilobytes in swap total number of free kilobytes in swap total number of cached kilobytes in swap Mem lists the following memory usage information: Swap lists the following swap usage information: IMPORTANT! For more information about the types of processes that run on the appliance. listing general process status that includes the number and types of running tasks. Version 4. indicating a higher priority) Nice values indicate the scheduled priority for system processes and can range between -20 (highest priority) and 19 (lowest priority).Monitoring the System Viewing System Process Status Chapter 14 2. the system load average.9. On the Defense Center. The process list expands. and swap information. CPU. Cpu(s) lists the following CPU usage information: • • • user process usage percentage system process usage percentage nice usage percentage (CPU usage of processes that have a negative nice value. 3.

1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 471 .9. This table is not an exhaustive list of all processes that may run on an appliance. Daemons always run. runs in the background to provide secure web access to the appliance Manages Linux kernel event notification messages Manages the interception and logging of Linux kernel messages Manages Linux kernel swap memory keventd klogd kswapd Version 4. Understanding Running Processes There are two different types of processes that run on an appliance: daemons and executable files. See the following sections for more information: • • Understanding System Daemons on page 471 Understanding Executables and System Utilities on page 473 Understanding System Daemons Daemons continually run on an appliance. The process list collapses. and executable files are run when required. They ensure that services are available and spawn processes when required. The System Daemons table lists daemons that you may see on the Process Status page and provides a brief description of their functionality. and checks for working SSL and valid certificate authentication. System Daemons Daemon crond dhclient fpcollect httpd httpsd Description Manages the execution of scheduled commands (cron jobs) Manages dynamic host IP addressing Manages the collection of client and server fingerprints Manages the HTTP (Apache web server) process Manages the HTTPS (Apache web server with SSL) service.Monitoring the System Understanding Running Processes Chapter 14 To collapse the process list: Access: Maint/Admin Click the up arrow next to Processes.

starts required processes. restarts the database daemon if an error occurs and logs runtime information to a file Manages data transmission Manages connections to third-party client applications that use the Event Streamer Provides the RPC service for remotely managing and configuring an appliance using an sftunnel connection to the appliance Manages Check Point OPSEC integration.Monitoring the System Understanding Running Processes Chapter 14 System Daemons (Continued) Daemon kupdated mysqld ntpd pm reportd rnareportd safe_mysqld SFDataCorrelator sfestreamer (Defense Center only) sfmgr sfreactd SFRemediateD (Defense Center only . sfmb) to handle the request sftroughd Version 4.9.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 472 . restarts any process that fails unexpectedly Manages reports Manages RNA reports Manages safe mode operation of the database. between Defense Centers Listens for connections on incoming sockets and then invokes the correct executable (typically the Sourcefire message broker. only seen if Checkpoint SAM support is enabled Manages remediation responses Forwards time synchronization messages to managed sensors Provides access to the sfmb message broker process running on a remote appliance. which performs disk synchronization Manages Sourcefire 3D System database processes Manages the Network Time Protocol (NTP) process Manages all Sourcefire processes. Currently used only by health monitoring to send health events and alerts from a 3D Sensor to a Defense Center or.requires RNA) sftimeserviced (Defense Center only) sfmbservice (requires IPS) Description Manages the Linux kernel update process. in a high availability environment. using an sftunnel connection to the appliance.

runs in the background to provide SSH access to the appliance Manages the system logging (syslog) process Understanding Executables and System Utilities There are a number of executables on the system that run when executed by other processes or through user action. supports extended set of regular expressions not supported in standard grep Version 4. flow data. and the network map Utility that copies files Utility that lists the amount of free space on the appliance Utility that writes content to standard output Utility that searches files and folders for specified input.Monitoring the System Understanding Running Processes Chapter 14 System Daemons (Continued) Daemon sftunnel sshd syslogd Description Provides the secure communication channel for all processes requiring communication with a remote appliance Manages the Secure Shell (SSH) process. The System Executables and Utilities table describes the executables that you may see on the Process Status page.9. System Executables and Utilities Executable awk bash cat chown chsh correlator (Defense Center only requires RNA) cp df echo egrep Description Utility that executes programs written in the awk programming language GNU Bourne-Again SHell Utility that reads files and writes content to standard output Utility that changes user and group file permissions Utility that changes the default login shell Analyzes binary files created by RNA to generate events.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 473 .

1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 474 .9. See Configuring the Access List for Your Appliance on page 325 for more information about access configuration. multiple instances may appear Indicates authentication certificate creation Indicates a perl process iptables-restore iptables-save kill killall ksh logger md5sum mv myisamchk mysql openssl perl Version 4. Handles iptables file restoration Handles saved changes to the iptables Utility that can be used to end a session and process Utility that can be used to end all sessions and processes Public domain version of the Korn shell Utility that provides a way to access the syslog daemon from the command line Utility that prints checksums and block counts for specified files Utility that moves (renames) files Indicates database table checking and repairing Indicates a database process.Monitoring the System Understanding Running Processes Chapter 14 System Executables and Utilities (Continued) Executable find grep halt httpsdctl hwclock ifconfig iptables Description Utility that recursively searches directories for specified input Utility that searches files and directories for specified input Utility that stops the server Handles secure Apache Web processes Utility that allows access to the hardware clock Indicates the network configuration executable. Ensures that the MAC address stays constant Handles access restriction based on changes made to the Access Configuration page.

Indicates that Snort is running Public domain version of the Korn shell Utility that shuts down the appliance Utility that suspends a process for a specified number of seconds Mail client that handles email transmission when email event notification functionality is enabled Forwards SNMP trap data to the SNMP trap server specified when SNMP notification functionality is enabled Indicates a Secure Shell (SSH) connection to the appliance Indicates a sudo process. indicating that the appliance is active. correlating acquired data with the RNA fingerprint database. then generates binary files that the Data Correlator processes to generate the network map and to populate the database with events and flow data Utility used to edit one or more text files Identifies a heartbeat broadcast. handles communication between Defense Centers and sensor. which allows users other than root to run executables Utility that displays information about the top CPU processes Utility that can be used to change the access and modification times of specified files sed sfheartbeat sfmb sfsnort (requires IPS) sh shutdown sleep smtpclient snmptrap ssh sudo top touch Version 4.9.Monitoring the System Understanding Running Processes Chapter 14 System Executables and Utilities (Continued) Executable ps RNA (requires RNA) Description Utility that writes process information to standard output Captures packets. heartbeat used to maintain contact between a sensor and Defense Center Indicates a message broker process. decodes and performs session reassembly.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 475 .

The Defense Center version of the page is shown below. and the percent of packets uninspected by Snort. performance statistics for those sensors are under reported. IMPORTANT! Because of the way traffic is processed on 3Dx800 sensors.9. or average bytes per packet. Version 4. word. See the following sections for more information: • • Generating IPS Performance Statistics Graphs on page 476 Saving IPS Performance Statistics Graphs on page 478 Generating IPS Performance Statistics Graphs Requires: IPS or DC/MDC + IPS You can generate graphs that depict performance statistics for a Defense Center or a 3D Sensor with IPS based on the number of events per second. IPS performance statistics refer only to the data stored locally on the 3D Sensor. or last month of operation. These graphs can show statistics for the last hour. number of megabits per second. Graphs can be generated to reflect number of intrusion events per second. last day. and byte counts on specified files Viewing IPS Performance Statistics Requires: IPS or DC/MDC + IPS The IPS performance statistics page allows you to generate graphs that depict performance statistics for IPS over a specific period of time. average number of bytes per packet. last week. To view the IPS performance statistics: Access: Maint/Admin Select Operations > Monitoring > Performance > IPS. The IPS page appears.Monitoring the System Viewing IPS Performance Statistics Chapter 14 System Executables and Utilities (Continued) Executable vim wc Description Utility used to edit text files Utility that performs line. megabits per second.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 476 .

IPS Performance Statistics Graph Types Graph Type Events/Sec Mbits/Sec Avg Bytes/Packet Percent Packets Dropped Output Displays a graph that represents the number of events that are generated on the sensor per second Displays a graph that represents the number of megabits of traffic that pass through the sensor per second Displays a graph that represents the average number of bytes included in each packet This graph depicts the average percentage of uninspected packets across all detection resources (instances of Snort) assigned to the selected detection engine. The Defense Center version of the page is shown below. The graph only represents the total % drop when there is a single detection resource assigned to a selected detection engine. if you reload a graph quickly. Select Operations > Monitoring > Performance > IPS. The IPS page appears. select the type of graph you want to create. From the Select Graph(s) list. the data may not change until the next five-minute increment occurs. It may also indicate that both segments have a drop rate of 50%. then an average of 50% may indicate that one segment has a 90% drop rate and the other has a 10% drop rate. To generate IPS performance statistics graphs: Access: Maint/Admin 1. 2. Therefore.Monitoring the System Viewing IPS Performance Statistics Chapter 14 New data is accumulated for statistics graphs every five minutes. select the detection engines whose data you want to view.9. The IPS Performance Statistics Graph Types table lists the available graph types. From the Select Device list.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 477 . 3. Version 4. If you assign two detection resources to a detection engine that has two interface sets and each interface set is connected to a different network segment.

last day. Click Graph. or last month. Graphs can be generated to display: • • • • the number of events generated by the Data Correlator per second the number of megabits analyzed by the RNA process per second average number of bytes included in each packet analyzed by the RNA process the percentage of packets dropped by RNA Version 4. you can save the graph as a graphic file for later use. The graph appears. displaying the information you specified. select the time range you would like to use for the graph. From the Select Time Range list. last week. To save the graph: Access: Maint/Admin Right-click on the graph and follow the instructions for your browser to save the image.Monitoring the System Viewing RNA Performance Statistics Chapter 14 4. You can choose from last hour.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 478 . Saving IPS Performance Statistics Graphs Requires: IPS or DC/MDC + IPS After you have generated an IPS performance statistics graph. Viewing RNA Performance Statistics Requires: DC + RNA The RNA Performance page allows you to generate graphs that display RNA-related performance statistics over a specific period of time.9. 5.

9. New data is accumulated for statistics graphs every five minutes. the data may not change until the next five-minute increment occurs. if you reload a graph quickly. RNA Performance Statistics Graph Types Graph Type Processed Events/Sec Output Displays a graph that represents the number of events that the Data Correlator processes per second Displays a graph that represents the number of flows that the Data Correlator processes per second Displays a graph that represents the number of events that RNA generates per second Processed Flows/Sec Generated Events/Sec Version 4. Therefore. See the following sections for more information: • • Generating RNA Performance Statistics Graphs on page 479 Saving RNA Performance Statistics Graphs on page 481 Generating RNA Performance Statistics Graphs Requires: DC + RNA You can generate graphs that display performance statistics for managed 3D Sensors with RNA. last day.Monitoring the System Viewing RNA Performance Statistics Chapter 14 • • the number of packets. To access the RNA Performance page: Access: Maint/Admin Select Operations > Monitoring > Performance > RNA.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 479 . The RNA page appears. analyzed by the RNA process per second the number of established connections analyzed by the RNA process per second These graphs can show statistics for the last hour. or last month of operation. in thousands. last week. The RNA Performance Statistics Graph Types table lists the available graph types.

3. From the Select Graph(s) list. From the Select Target list. Version 4. last day. The RNA page appears. From the Select Time Range list. You can choose from last hour. select the time range you would like to use for the graph. 2. Select Operations > Monitoring > Performance > RNA. TIP! You can select multiple graphs by holding down the Ctrl or Shift keys while clicking on the graph type. or last month. last week.Monitoring the System Viewing RNA Performance Statistics Chapter 14 RNA Performance Statistics Graph Types (Continued) Graph Type Mbits/Sec Output Displays a graph that represents the number of megabits of traffic that are analyzed by the RNA process per second Displays a graph that represents the average number of bytes included in each packet analyzed by the RNA process Displays a graph that represents the percentage of packets dropped by RNA Displays a graph that represents the number of packets analyzed by the RNA process per second. in thousands Displays a graph that represents the number of established connections observed by the RNA process per second Avg Bytes/Packet Percent Packets Dropped K Packets/Sec Syn/Ack/Sec To generate RNA performance statistics graphs: Access: Maint/Admin 1. select the Defense Center.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 480 . the managed 3D Sensors. the Select Graph(s) list adjusts to display the available graphs. 4.9. select the type of graph you want to create. Depending on whether you select a detection engine or a sensor. or the detection engines that you want to include.

Create an RNA performance statistic graph as described in Generating RNA Performance Statistics Graphs on page 479.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 481 . displaying the information you specified. Click Graph.Monitoring the System Viewing RNA Performance Statistics Chapter 14 5. Version 4. The graph appears. 2. Saving RNA Performance Statistics Graphs Requires: DC + RNA After you have generated an RNA performance statistics graph. To save the graph: Access: Maint/Admin 1. each graph appears on the page. If you selected multiple graphs. you can save the graph as a graphic file for later use. Right-click on the graph and follow the instructions for your browser to save the image.9.

You can create one health policy for every appliance in your system. Optionally. referred to as health modules. and you can delete health policies that you no longer need.9. referred to as a health policy.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 482 . You can also generate troubleshooting files for an appliance if you are asked to do so by Support. The health monitor collects health events based on the test conditions configured. Fully customizable event views allow you to quickly and easily analyze the health status events gathered by the health monitor.Using Health Monitoring Chapter 15 Administrator Guide The health monitor provides numerous tests for determining the health of an appliance from the Defense Center. You can also run all tests or a specific test on demand. See the following sections for more information: • • Understanding Health Monitoring on page 483 Configuring Health Policies on page 489 Version 4. customize a health policy for the specific appliance where you plan to apply it. you can view health status information for the entire system or for a particular appliance. You can modify a health policy by enabling or disabling tests or by changing test settings. You can also import a health policy exported from another Defense Center. and apply the health policy to one or more appliances. you can also configure email. SNMP or syslog alerting in response to health events. are scripts that test for criteria you specify. These event views allow you to search and view event data and to access other information that may be related to the events you are investigating. . The tests. The tests in a health policy run automatically at the interval you configure. At the Defense Center. You can use the health monitor to create a collection of tests. You can also suppress messages from selected appliances by blacklisting them. or use one of the default health policies.

You can set alerting thresholds to minimize the number of repeating alerts you receive. or memory usage reaches the Warning level you configure in the health policy applied to that appliance.9. Pie charts and status tables on the Health Monitor page visually represent the health status for monitored appliances. You can then create a health alert that triggers that email alert whenever CPU.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 483 . if you need to make sure an appliance never fails due to hardware overload. Monitor the health of your entire Sourcefire 3D System through the Defense Center by applying health policies to each of the managed appliances and collecting the resulting health data at the Defense Center. you can open a table view of occurrences of a specific event. You can also configure email. You can use the health monitor to access health status information for the entire system or for a particular appliance. The Health Monitor page provides a visual summary of the status of all appliances on your system. You can also view health events in the standard Sourcefire 3D System table view. you can set up an email alert. SNMP or syslog alerting in response to health . you can search for the CPU usage module and enter the percentage value. then drill down into status details if needed. Individual appliance health monitors let you drill down into health details for a specific appliance. Version 4. so you can check status at a glance. A health alert is an association between a standard alert and a health status level. or you can retrieve all the health events for that appliance. if you want to see all the occurrences of CPU usage with a certain percentage. For example. You can also search for specific health events. From an individual appliance’s health monitor. disk.Using Health Monitoring Understanding Health Monitoring Chapter 15 • • Using the Health Monitor Blacklist on page 534 Configuring Health Monitor Alerts on page 539 Understanding Health Monitoring You can use the health monitor to check the status of critical functionality across your Sourcefire 3D System deployment. For example. events.

you have to apply a health policy to that appliance. see Modifying User Privileges and Options on page 306.Using Health Monitoring Understanding Health Monitoring Chapter 15 Because health monitoring is an administrative activity. For example. which also monitors CPU. and memory usage. only users with Admin access privileges can access system health data. For more information on available default health policies you can apply to an appliance. If you want to monitor the health of a managed appliance. and traffic status. you can create a policy that monitors just the intrusion event rate and the IPS process. For details on applying policies.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 484 . You can also apply one of the five default health policies to each appliance. the Data Correlator process. Sourcefire 3D System appliances do not have health monitoring policies applied to them by default. see Creating Health Policies on page 497. When you create health policies. The health monitor tracks a variety of health indicators to ensure that your Sourcefire 3D System hardware and software are working correctly. or you can apply the default policy. you choose which tests to run to determine appliance health. see Applying Health Policies on page 528.9. Version 4. disk. For more information on creating customized health policies. For more information on health policies and the health modules you can run to test system health. For more information on assigning user privileges. to monitor the health of a 3D Sensor with IPS. see the following topics: • • • Understanding Health Policies on page 484 Understanding Health Modules on page 485 Understanding Health Monitoring Configuration on page 489 Understanding Health Policies A health policy is a collection of health module settings you apply to an appliance to define the criteria that the Defense Center uses when checking the health of the appliance. see Predefined Health Policies on page 490. IMPORTANT! Except for the Defense Center.

Critical is reduced to Warning or Warning is reduced to Normal). also sometimes referred to as health tests. This module checks that the CPU on the appliance is not overloaded and alerts when CPU usage exceeds the percentages configured for the module. regardless of the limits set for the module.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 485 . and alerts when a bypass occurs.Using Health Monitoring Understanding Health Monitoring Chapter 15 Understanding Health Modules Health modules. The available health modules are described in the Health Modules table. This module determines if a detection engine has been bypassed because it did not respond within the number of seconds set in the bypass threshold. The second time the module checks and no restarts have occurred since the last test. The restart counter does not count actual restarts. the alert level resets to Normal. This module checks for network cards which have restarted due to hardware failure and alerts when a reset occurs. The first time the module checks and no restarts have occurred since the last test. For more information on system daemons such as SFDataCorrelator. Health Modules Module Appliance Heartbeat Automatic Application Bypass Status CPU Temperature Description This module determines if an appliance heartbeat is being heard from the sensor and alerts based on the sensor heartbeat status. CPU Usage Card Reset Data Correlator Process Version 4. The status remains Critical until the module finds that the process is running. the module only increments the restart counter by one each time it checks. the module adds one to the restart count. Even if multiple restarts occur between tests. are scripts that test for the criteria you specify in a health policy. it increments the restart counter by one. and alerts when the number of restarts exceeds limits configured for the module. the module resets the counter to zero. the module sets status according to the restart counter value and the configured limits for the module. but sets the module status to Critical for that test. which may indicate a problem with the process. The alert level also lowers by one level (for example.9. If the module finds that the process is not running at all. At that point. This module determines if the Data Correlator process (SFDataCorrelator) is restarting too often. The module checks if any restarts occurred during the period between tests. This module only runs on 3Dx800 sensors. This module determines if the CPU on the sensor is overheated and alerts when the temperature exceeds temperatures configured for the module. see Understanding System Daemons on page 471. If any restarts occur.

If any restarts occur. The module checks if any restarts occurred during the period between tests.9. Event Stream Status This module compares the number of events per second to the limits configured for this module and alerts if the limits are exceeded. The restart counter does not count actual restarts. This module only runs on 3Dx800 sensors and 3D9900 sensors. The alert level also lowers by one level (for example. the module sets status according to the restart counter value and the configured limits for the module. Critical is reduced to Warning or Warning is reduced to Normal). and alerts when the number of restarts exceeds limits configured for the module. At that point. the module also reports on the status of hardware-related daemons. eStreamer Process Version 4. the alert level resets to Normal. This module only runs on Defense Centers. This module determines if the eStreamer process is restarting too often. regardless of the limits set for the module. it increments the restart counter by one. On the 3D9900. the eStreamer process may be down or the Defense Center may not be sending events. which may indicate a problem with the process. This module determines if hardware needs to be replaced on a 3Dx800 or 3D9900 sensor and alerts based on the hardware status. If the module finds that the process is not running at all. see Interpreting Hardware Alert Details for 3D9900 Sensors on page 560. The status remains Critical until the module finds that the process is running. the module resets the counter to zero. The second time the module checks and no restarts have occurred since the last test. the module only increments the restart counter by one each time it checks. Fan Alarm Hardware Alarms This module determines if fans need to be replaced on the sensor and alerts based on the fan status.Using Health Monitoring Understanding Health Monitoring Chapter 15 Health Modules (Continued) Module Defense Center Status Description This module ensures that there are heartbeats from connected Defense Centers and alerts based on the Defense Center status. For more information on the details reported for 3D9900 sensors. This module only runs on Master Defense Centers. The first time the module checks and no restarts have occurred since the last test. but sets the module status to Critical for that test. If the Event Stream is zero. Even if multiple restarts occur between tests. Disk Usage This module compares disk usage on the appliance to the limits configured for the module and alerts when usage exceeds the percentages configured for the module.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 486 . the module adds one to the restart count. This module only runs on Master Defense Centers. This module only runs on 3Dx800 sensors.

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Health Modules (Continued) Module Health Monitor Process Description This module monitors the status of the health monitor itself and alerts if the number of minutes since the last health event received by the Defense Center exceeds the Warning or Critical limits. This module only runs on Defense Centers. IPS Event Rate This module compares the number of intrusion events per second to the limits configured for this module and alerts if the limits are exceeded. If the IPS Event Rate is zero, the IPS process may be down or the 3D Sensor may not be sending events. Select Analysis & Reporting > Event Summary > Intrusion Event Statistics to check if events are being received from the sensor. This module determines if the IPS process (snort) has been restarting too often, which may indicate a problem with the process, and alerts when the number of restarts exceeds the limits configured for the module. The IPS process (also known as snort) is the packet decoder on a 3D Sensor with that is licensed for IPS component. If the IPS process is down or has been restarting, the IPS Event Rate results may be inaccurate. The restart counter does not indicate the number of restarts. Instead, the module checks if any restarts occurred during the period between tests. Even if multiple restarts occur between tests, the module only increments the restart counter by one each time it checks. If any restarts occur, the module adds one to the restart count. The first time the module checks and no restarts have occurred since the last test, the module resets the counter to zero. The alert level also lowers by one level (for example, Critical is reduced to Warning or Warning is reduced to Normal). The second time the module checks and no restarts have occurred since the last test, the alert level resets to Normal. If the module finds that the process is not running at all, it increments the restart counter by one, but sets the module status to Critical for that test, regardless of the limits set for the module. The status remains Critical until the module finds that the process is running. At that point, the module sets status according to the restart counter value and the configured limits for the module. Link State Propagation MDC Event Service Memory Usage This module determines when a link in a paired inline interface set fails and triggers the link state propagation mode. This module monitors the health of the internal eStreamer process used to transmit events to the Master Defense Center from the Defense Center. This module compares memory usage on the appliance to the limits configured for the module and alerts when usage exceeds the levels configured for the module. This module monitors the application of PEP rules to interface sets on a 3D9900. If PEP rules cannot be applied to interfaces in an interface set, the module generates an alert.

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Health Modules (Continued) Module Power Supply Description This module determines if power supplies on the sensor require replacement and alerts based on the power supply status. This module only runs on the Series 2 DC3000, MDC3000, 3Dx800, 3D9900, 3D3500, 3D4500, and 3D6500 appliances. This module indicates whether a specified period of time has passed since any RNA events have been detected by a sensor. This module determines if sufficient RNA host licenses remain and alerts based on the warning level configured for the module. This module determines if the RNA process (rna) is restarting too often, which may indicate a problem with the process, and alerts based on the number of restarts configured for the module. The restart counter does not count actual restarts. The module checks if any restarts occurred during the period between tests. Even if multiple restarts occur between tests, the module only increments the restart counter by one each time it checks. If any restarts occur, the module adds one to the restart count. The first time the module checks and no restarts have occurred since the last test, the module resets the counter to zero. The alert level also lowers by one level (for example, Critical is reduced to Warning or Warning is reduced to Normal). The second time the module checks and no restarts have occurred since the last test, the alert level resets to Normal. If the module finds that the process is not running at all, it increments the restart counter by one, but sets the module status to Critical for that test, regardless of the limits set for the module. The status remains Critical until the module finds that the process is running. At that point, the module sets status according to the restart counter value and the configured limits for the module. Time Synchronization Status Traffic Status This module tracks the synchronization of a sensor clock that obtains time using NTP with the clock on the NTP server and alerts if the difference in the clocks is more than ten seconds. This module determines if the sensor currently collects traffic and alerts based on the traffic status.

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Understanding Health Monitoring Configuration
There are several steps to setting up health monitoring on your Sourcefire 3D System, as indicated in the following procedure: 1. Create health policies for your appliances. You can set up specific policies for each kind of appliance you have in your Sourcefire 3D System, enabling only the appropriate tests for that appliance. TIP! If you want to quickly enable health monitoring without customizing the monitoring behavior, you can apply one of the default policies provided for that purpose. For more information on setting up health policies, see Configuring Health Policies on page 489. 2. Apply a health policy to each appliance where you want to track health status. For information on the default health policies available for immediate application, see Predefined Health Policies on page 490. 3. Optionally, configure health monitor alerts. You can set up email, syslog, or SNMP alerts that trigger when the health status level reaches a particular severity level for specific health modules. For more information on setting up health monitor alerts, see Configuring Health Monitor Alerts on page 539. After you set up health monitoring on your system, you can view the health status at any time on the Health Monitor page or the Health Table Events View. For more information about viewing system health data, see the following topics: • • • Using the Health Monitor on page 545 Using Appliance Health Monitors on page 547 Working with Health Events on page 555

Configuring Health Policies
A health policy contains configured health test criteria for several modules. You can control which health modules run against each of your appliances and configure the specific limits used in the tests run by each module. For more information on the health modules you can configure in a health policy, see Understanding Health Monitoring on page 483. You can create one health policy that can be applied to every appliance in your system, customize each health policy to the specific appliance where you plan to apply it, or use the default health policies provided for you. You can also import a health policy exported from another Defense Center.

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When you configure a health policy, you decide whether to enable each health module for that policy. You also select the criteria that control which health status each enabled module reports each time it assesses the health of a process. For more information on the default health policy, which is applied to the Defense Center and Master Defense Center automatically, see Default Health Policy on page 493. For more information, see the following topics: • • • • • Predefined Health Policies on page 490 Creating Health Policies on page 497 Applying Health Policies on page 528 Editing Health Policies on page 530 Deleting Health Policies on page 533

Predefined Health Policies
The Defense Center health monitor includes several default health policies to make it easier for you to quickly implement health monitoring for your appliances. The Default Health Policy is automatically applied to the Defense Center. To also monitor sensor health, you can push health policies to 3D Sensors. IMPORTANT! You cannot apply a health policy to RNA Software for Red Hat Linux or Crossbeam-based software sensors. For more information, see the following topics: • • • • • • • Default 3D Sensor Health Policy on page 491 Default 3Dx800 Health Policy on page 491 Suggested 3D9900 Health Policy on page 492 Default Health Policy on page 493 Default Intrusion Sensor Health Policy on page 495 Default IPS (3Dx800 only) Health Policy on page 495 Default RNA Sensor Health Policy on page 496

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Default 3D Sensor Health Policy
Use the Default 3D Sensor Health Policy to monitor health on any 3D Sensor. Enabled health modules for this policy are listed in the Enabled Health Modules: 3D Sensor Health Policy table. Enabled Health Modules: 3D Sensor Health Policy Module Automatic Application Bypass Status Data Correlator Process Disk Usage IPS Event Rate IPS Process Link State Propagation Memory Usage Power Supply RNA Process Traffic Status For more information, see... Configuring Automatic Application Bypass Monitoring on page 502 Configuring Data Correlator Process Monitoring on page 506 Configuring Disk Usage Monitoring on page 508 Configuring IPS Event Rate Monitoring on page 515 Configuring IPS Process Monitoring on page 516 Configuring Link State Propagation Monitoring on page 518 Configuring Memory Usage Monitoring on page 520 Configuring Power Supply Monitoring on page 522 Configuring RNA Process Monitoring on page 525 Configuring Traffic Status Monitoring on page 527

Default 3Dx800 Health Policy
Use the Default 3Dx800 Health Policy to monitor health on 3Dx800 sensors. Enabled health modules for this policy are listed in the Enabled Health Modules: Default 3Dx800 Health Policy table. Note that the Hardware Alarm module should

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be used instead of the Power Supply module to monitor power supply health on the 3Dx800 sensor models. Enabled Health Modules: Default 3Dx800 Health Policy Module Automatic Application Bypass Status CPU Temperature Disk Usage Fan Alarm Hardware Alarms IPS Event Rate IPS Process Memory Usage RNA Process Traffic Status For more information, see... Configuring Automatic Application Bypass Monitoring on page 502 Configuring CPU Temperature Monitoring on page 503 Configuring Disk Usage Monitoring on page 508 Configuring Fan Monitoring on page 512 Configuring Hardware Monitoring on page 513 Configuring IPS Event Rate Monitoring on page 515 Configuring IPS Process Monitoring on page 516 Configuring Memory Usage Monitoring on page 520 Configuring RNA Process Monitoring on page 525 Configuring Traffic Status Monitoring on page 527

Suggested 3D9900 Health Policy
The Defense Center interface does not include a default health policy specifically for 3D9900 sensors. Sourcefire recommends that you start with the default 3D Sensor policy and enable the Hardware Alarms module. If the sensor will be running RNA, enable the RNA Process module as well. Health modules that should be enabled when creating a policy for this type of sensor are listed in the Suggested Health Modules: 3D9900 Health Policy table. Note that the CPU Usage module cannot be enabled when monitoring 3D9900

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sensor models. CPU usage for a 3D9900 may reach 100% during normal sensor operation, so the data provided by the module would generate misleading events. Suggested Health Modules: 3D9900 Health Policy Module Data Correlator Process Disk Usage Hardware Alarms IPS Event Rate IPS Process Link State Propagation Memory Usage PEP Status Power Supply RNA Process Traffic Status For more information, see... Configuring Data Correlator Process Monitoring on page 506 Configuring Disk Usage Monitoring on page 508 Configuring Hardware Monitoring on page 513 Configuring IPS Event Rate Monitoring on page 515 Configuring IPS Process Monitoring on page 516 Configuring Link State Propagation Monitoring on page 518 Configuring Memory Usage Monitoring on page 520 Configuring PEP Status Monitoring on page 521 Configuring Power Supply Monitoring on page 522 Configuring RNA Process Monitoring on page 525 Configuring Traffic Status Monitoring on page 527

Default Health Policy
Use the Default Health Policy to monitor health on a Defense Center. Enabled health modules for this policy are listed in the Enabled Defense Center Health Modules - Default Health Policy table. Enabled Defense Center Health Modules - Default Health Policy Module Automatic Application Bypass Status Appliance Heartbeat For more information, see... Configuring Automatic Application Bypass Monitoring on page 502 Configuring Appliance Heartbeat Monitoring on page 501

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Enabled Defense Center Health Modules - Default Health Policy (Continued) Module Data Correlator Process Disk Usage Link State Propagation Memory Usage Time Synchronization Status Power Supply RNA Host License Limit For more information, see... Configuring Data Correlator Process Monitoring on page 506 Configuring Disk Usage Monitoring on page 508 Configuring Link State Propagation Monitoring on page 518 Configuring Memory Usage Monitoring on page 520 Configuring Time Synchronization Monitoring on page 526 Configuring Power Supply Monitoring on page 522 Configuring RNA Host Usage Monitoring on page 524

Use the Default Health Policy to monitor health on a Master Defense Center. Enabled health modules for this policy are listed in the Enabled MDC Health Modules - Default Health Policy table. Enabled MDC Health Modules - Default Health Policy Module Data Correlator Process Defense Center Status Disk Usage eStreamer Process Event Stream Memory Usage RNA Host License Limit For more information, see... Configuring Data Correlator Process Monitoring on page 506 Configuring Defense Center Status on page 507 Configuring Disk Usage Monitoring on page 508 Configuring eStreamer Process Monitoring on page 509 Configuring Event Stream Monitoring on page 511 Configuring Memory Usage Monitoring on page 520 Configuring RNA Host Usage Monitoring on page 524

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Default Intrusion Sensor Health Policy
Use the Default IPS Health Policy to monitor health on legacy Intrusion Sensors that you have not upgraded to Version 4.9.1. Enabled health modules for this policy are listed in the Enabled Health Modules: Default Intrusion Sensor Health Policy table. Enabled Health Modules: Default Intrusion Sensor Health Policy Module Automatic Application Bypass Status Data Correlator Process Disk Usage Health Monitor Process IPS Event Rate IPS Process Link State Propagation Memory Usage Power Supply Traffic Status For more information, see... Configuring Automatic Application Bypass Monitoring on page 502 Configuring Data Correlator Process Monitoring on page 506 Configuring Disk Usage Monitoring on page 508 Configuring Health Status Monitoring on page 514 Configuring IPS Event Rate Monitoring on page 515 Configuring IPS Process Monitoring on page 516 Configuring Link State Propagation Monitoring on page 518 Configuring Memory Usage Monitoring on page 520 Configuring Power Supply Monitoring on page 522 Configuring Traffic Status Monitoring on page 527

Default IPS (3Dx800 only) Health Policy
Use the Default IPS (3Dx800 only) Health Policy to monitor IPS health on 3Dx800 sensors. Enabled health modules for this policy are listed in the Enabled Health Modules: Default IPS (3Dx800 only) Health Policy table. Note that the Hardware

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Alarm module should be used instead of the Power Supply module to monitor power supply health on the 3Dx800 sensor models. Enabled Health Modules: Default IPS (3Dx800 only) Health Policy Module Automatic Application Bypass Status CPU Temperature Data Correlator Process Disk Usage Fan Alarm Hardware Alarms IPS Event Rate IPS Process Memory Usage Traffic Status For more information, see... Configuring Automatic Application Bypass Monitoring on page 502 Configuring CPU Temperature Monitoring on page 503 Configuring Data Correlator Process Monitoring on page 506 Configuring Disk Usage Monitoring on page 508 Configuring Fan Monitoring on page 512 Configuring Hardware Monitoring on page 513 Configuring IPS Event Rate Monitoring on page 515 Configuring IPS Process Monitoring on page 516 Configuring Memory Usage Monitoring on page 520 Configuring Traffic Status Monitoring on page 527

Default RNA Sensor Health Policy
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this policy are listed in the Enabled Health Modules: Default RNA Sensor Health Policy table. Enabled Health Modules: Default RNA Sensor Health Policy Module Automatic Application Bypass Status Data Correlator Process Disk Usage Link State Propagation Memory Usage Power Supply RNA Host License Limit RNA Process Traffic Status For more information, see... Configuring Automatic Application Bypass Monitoring on page 502 Configuring Data Correlator Process Monitoring on page 506 Configuring Disk Usage Monitoring on page 508 Configuring Link State Propagation Monitoring on page 518 Configuring Memory Usage Monitoring on page 520 Configuring Power Supply Monitoring on page 522 Configuring RNA Host Usage Monitoring on page 524 Configuring RNA Process Monitoring on page 525 Configuring Traffic Status Monitoring on page 527

Creating Health Policies
Requires: DC/MDC If you want to customize a health policy to use with your appliances, you can create a new policy. The settings in the policy initially populate with the settings from the health policy you select as a basis for the new policy. You can enable or disable modules within the policy and change the alerting criteria for each module as needed. TIP! Instead of creating a new policy, you can export a health policy from another Defense Center and then import it onto your Defense Center. You can then edit the imported policy to suit your needs before you apply it. For more information, see Importing and Exporting Objects on page 583. To create a health policy: Access: Maint/Admin 1. Select Operations > Monitoring > Health. The Health Monitor page appears.

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2. On the toolbar, click Health Policy. The Health Policy page appears.

3. Click Create Policy to create a new policy. The Create Health Policy page appears.

4. Select the existing policy that you want to use as the basis for the new policy from the Copy Policy drop-down list. 5. Enter a name for the policy. 6. Enter a description for the policy.

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The Health Policy Configuration page appears. as described in the following sections: • • • • • • • • • • • • Configuring Policy Run Time Intervals on page 500 Configuring Appliance Heartbeat Monitoring on page 501 Configuring Automatic Application Bypass Monitoring on page 502 Configuring CPU Temperature Monitoring on page 503 Configuring CPU Usage Monitoring on page 504 Configuring Card Reset Monitoring on page 505 Configuring Data Correlator Process Monitoring on page 506 Configuring Defense Center Status on page 507 Configuring Disk Usage Monitoring on page 508 Configuring eStreamer Process Monitoring on page 509 Configuring Event Stream Monitoring on page 511 Configuring Fan Monitoring on page 512 Version 4.9. Select Save to save the policy information. 8.Using Health Monitoring Configuring Health Policies Chapter 15 7. Configure settings on each module you want to use to test the health status of your appliances. including a list of the modules.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 499 .

The maximum run time interval you can set is 99999 minutes. see Applying Health Policies on page 528. Version 4. Click Save to save the policy. select Policy Run Time Interval. To configure a policy run time interval: Access: Maint/Admin 1.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 500 . You must apply the policy to each appliance for it to take effect. WARNING! Do not set a run interval of less than five minutes. even if the policy that contains the module has been applied to an appliance. 9. Disabled modules do not produce health status feedback.Policy Run Time Interval page appears.Using Health Monitoring Configuring Health Policies Chapter 15 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Configuring Hardware Monitoring on page 513 Configuring Health Status Monitoring on page 514 Configuring IPS Event Rate Monitoring on page 515 Configuring IPS Process Monitoring on page 516 Configuring Link State Propagation Monitoring on page 518 Configuring MDC Event Service Monitoring on page 519 Configuring Memory Usage Monitoring on page 520 Configuring PEP Status Monitoring on page 521 Configuring Power Supply Monitoring on page 522 Configuring RNA Event Status Monitoring on page 523 Configuring RNA Host Usage Monitoring on page 524 Configuring RNA Process Monitoring on page 525 Configuring Time Synchronization Monitoring on page 526 Configuring Traffic Status Monitoring on page 527 IMPORTANT! Make sure you enable each module that you want to run to test the health status on each Health Policy Configuration page as you configure the settings. For more information on applying health policies.9. Configuring Policy Run Time Intervals Requires: DC/MDC You can control how often health tests run by modifying the Policy Run Time Interval for the health policy. On the Health Policy Configuration page. The Health Policy Configuration .

whichever comes first. See Applying Health Policies on page 528 for more information. as an indicator that the appliance is running and communicating properly with the Defense Center. In the Run Interval (mins) field. Version 4. That status data feeds into the health monitor. In the Health Policy Configuration page. Select On for the Enabled option to enable use of the module for health status testing.Appliance Heartbeat page appears. if you click Cancel.Using Health Monitoring Configuring Health Policies Chapter 15 2. Configuring Appliance Heartbeat Monitoring Requires: DC Supported Platforms: Defense Center The Defense Center receives heartbeats from its managed appliances once every two minutes or every 200 events. To return to the Health Policy page without saving any of your settings for this module. enter the time in minutes that you want to elapse between automatic repetitions of the test. To configure Appliance Heartbeat health module settings: Access: Maint/Admin 1. select the other module from the list at the left of the page. click Cancel. you discard all changes. You must apply the health policy to the appropriate appliances if you want your settings to take effect. all changes you made will be saved. select Appliance Heartbeat.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 501 . You have three options: • • • To save your changes to this module and return to the Health Policy page. If you click Save Policy and Exit when you are done. 2. If the Defense Center does not detect a heartbeat from a appliance. To temporarily save your changes to this module and switch to another module’s settings to modify.9. Use the Appliance Heartbeat health status module to track whether the Defense Center receives heartbeats from managed appliances. the status classification for this module changes to Critical. click Save Policy and Exit. The Health Policy Configuration . 3.

click Save Policy and Exit.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 502 . all changes you made will be saved. you discard all changes. see Automatic Application Bypass on page 212. select Automatic Application Bypass Status. To configure automatic application bypass monitoring status: Access: Maint/Admin 1. To temporarily save your changes to this module and switch to another module’s settings to modify. That status data feeds into the health monitor. 2. See Applying Health Policies on page 528 for more information. For more information on automatic application bypass. click Cancel. In the Health Policy Configuration page. If you click Save Policy and Exit when you are done. Version 4. if you click Cancel.9. select the other module from the list at the left of the page. If a bypass occurs. this module generates an alert. Select On for the Enabled option to enable use of the module for health status testing. Configuring Automatic Application Bypass Monitoring Requires: DC/MDC Supported Platforms: 3D Sensors except 3D9900 Use this module to detect when a detection engine is bypassed because it did not respond within the number of seconds configured as the bypass threshold. The Automatic Application Bypass Status page appears. You must apply the health policy to the appropriate appliances if you want your settings to take effect. You have three options: • • • To save your changes to this module and return to the Health Policy page.Using Health Monitoring Configuring Health Policies Chapter 15 3. To return to the Health Policy page without saving any of your settings for this module.

the Critical limit is set to 52 degrees Celsius and the Warning limit is set to 50 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature you can set for either limit is 100 degrees Celsius. If you click Save Policy and Exit when you are done. The Health Policy Configuration .1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 503 . the status classification for that module changes to Warning. WARNING! Sourcefire recommends that you do not set the Critical limit higher than 65 degrees Celsius and that you do not set the Warning limit higher than 55 degrees Celsius. all changes you made will be saved. By default. Version 4. Use the CPU Temperature health status module to set CPU temperature limits.CPU Temperature page appears. You must apply the health policy to the appropriate 3D Sensor if you want your settings to take effect. if you click Cancel. If the CPU temperature on the monitored sensor exceeds the Warning limit. Overheating a CPU can damage the processing unit. To temporarily save your changes to this module and switch to another module’s settings to modify. In the Health Policy Configuration page. You have three options: • • • To save your changes to this module and return to the Health Policy page. and the Critical limit must be greater than the Warning limit. If the CPU temperature on the monitored sensor exceeds the Critical limit. To return to the Health Policy page without saving any of your settings for this module. select the other module from the list at the left of the page. To configure CPU temperature health module settings: Access: Maint/Admin 1. click Save Policy and Exit.9. you discard all changes. the status classification for that module changes to Critical.Using Health Monitoring Configuring Health Policies Chapter 15 3. See Applying Health Policies on page 528 for more information. Configuring CPU Temperature Monitoring Requires: DC/MDC Supported Platforms: 3Dx800 The temperature of the central processing unit (CPU) on your 3Dx800 sensor provides an important barometer for the health of your sensor. click Cancel. select CPU Temperature. That status data feeds into the health monitor.

You must apply the health policy to the appropriate sensors if you want your settings to take effect. all changes you made will be saved. in Celsius.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 504 . 5. and the Critical limit must be higher than the Warning limit.Using Health Monitoring Configuring Health Policies Chapter 15 2. enter the number of degrees. in Celsius. the status classification for that module changes to Warning. click Cancel. you discard all changes.9. If the CPU usage on the monitored appliance exceeds the Warning limit. You have three options: • • • To save your changes to this module and return to the Health Policy page. click Save Policy and Exit. select the other module from the list at the left of the page. that should trigger a warning health status. Configuring CPU Usage Monitoring Requires: DC/MDC Supported Platforms: All except 3D9900 Excessive CPU usage can indicate that you need to upgrade your hardware or that there are processes that are not functioning correctly. Select On for the Enabled option to enable use of the module for health status testing. In the Warning Threshold Celsius field. To return to the Health Policy page without saving any of your settings for this module. Version 4. 4. if you click Cancel. Note that this module is not available for health policies applied to 3D9900 sensors. That status data feeds into the health monitor. that should trigger a critical health status. the status classification for that module changes to Critical. In the Critical Threshold Celsius field. If you click Save Policy and Exit when you are done. See Applying Health Policies on page 528 for more information. Use the CPU Usage health status module to set CPU usage limits. To temporarily save your changes to this module and switch to another module’s settings to modify. The maximum percentage you can set for either limit is 100 percent. If the CPU usage on the monitored appliance exceeds the Critical limit. 3. enter the number of degrees.

3D6500 except 3Dx800 Use the card reset monitoring health status module to track when the network card restarts because of hardware failure. this module generates an alert. 4. select CPU Usage. To temporarily save your changes to this module and switch to another module’s settings to modify. To configure card reset monitoring: Access: Maint/Admin 1. See Applying Health Policies on page 528 for more information. select Card Reset. enter the percentage of CPU usage that should trigger a critical health status.CPU Usage page appears. 2. The Health Policy Configuration . On the Health Policy Configuration page. In the Warning Threshold % field. In the Health Policy Configuration page. The Card Reset Monitoring page appears. In the Critical Threshold % field. click Save Policy and Exit.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 505 .9. Configuring Card Reset Monitoring Requires: DC/MDC Supported Platforms: 3D500 . you discard all changes. To return to the Health Policy page without saving any of your settings for this module. You have three options: • • • To save your changes to this module and return to the Health Policy page. You must apply the health policy to the appropriate appliances if you want your settings to take effect. That status data feeds into the health monitor. If you click Save Policy and Exit when you are done. Version 4. select the other module from the list at the left of the page. Select On for the Enabled option to enable use of the module for health status testing. 3. if you click Cancel. 5.Using Health Monitoring Configuring Health Policies Chapter 15 To configure CPU Usage health module settings: Access: Maint/Admin 1. click Cancel. If a reset occurs. all changes you made will be saved. enter the percentage of CPU usage that should trigger a warning health status.

Using Health Monitoring Configuring Health Policies Chapter 15 2. Select On for the Enabled option to enable use of the module for health status testing. it increments the restart counter by one. short for the system daemon SFDataCorrelator. the module adds one to the restart count. Even if multiple restarts occur between tests. click Save Policy and Exit. To temporarily save your changes to this module and switch to another module’s settings to modify. select the other module from the list at the left of the page. See Applying Health Policies on page 528 for more information. manages data transmission. the status classification for that module changes to Critical. all changes you made will be saved. but sets the module status to Critical for that test. and each time one or more restarts have occurred. Critical is reduced to Warning or Warning is reduced to Normal). and each time one or more restarts have occurred. That status data feeds into the health monitor. If you click Save Policy and Exit when you are done. At that point. If the module finds that the process is not running at all. The restart counter does not count actual restarts. If any restarts occur. The second time the module checks and no restarts have occurred since the last test. 3. Version 4. if you click Cancel. the status classification for that module changes to Warning. the module only increments the restart counter by one each time it checks. The module checks if any restarts occurred during the period between tests. To return to the Health Policy page without saving any of your settings for this module. the module resets the counter to zero. If the module checks the Data Correlator process as many times as configured in the Warning Number of restarts limit. you discard all changes. Use the Data Correlator Process health status module to set limits for the number of restarts that trigger a change in the health status. If the module checks the Data Correlator process as many times as configured in the Critical Number of restarts limit. regardless of the limits set for the module. You have three options: • • • To save your changes to this module and return to the Health Policy page. You must apply the health policy to the appropriate Defense Center if you want your settings to take effect. the alert level resets to Normal.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 506 . Configuring Data Correlator Process Monitoring Requires: DC/MDC Supported Platforms: All The Data Correlator. The status remains Critical until the module finds that the process is running. The first time the module checks and no restarts have occurred since the last test. the module sets status according to the restart counter value and the configured limits for the module. click Cancel. The alert level also lowers by one level (for example.9.

click Cancel. Select On for the Enabled option to enable use of the module for health status testing. select Data Correlator Process. enter the number of process restarts that should trigger a critical health status. click Save Policy and Exit. 3. In the Critical Number of restarts field. You have three options: • • • To save your changes to this module and return to the Health Policy page. 5. The Health Policy Configuration . In the Warning Number of restarts field. you discard all changes. enter the number of process restarts that should trigger a warning health status. See Applying Health Policies on page 528 for more information. To temporarily save your changes to this module and switch to another module’s settings to modify.Data Correlator Process page appears. Version 4.9. To return to the Health Policy page without saving any of your settings for this module. That status data feeds into the health monitor. this module generates an alert. 2. all changes you made will be saved. On the Health Policy Configuration page. if you click Cancel.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 507 . and the Critical limit must be higher than the Warning limit. If a heartbeat is not obtained from the managed Defense Center or Defense Centers. select the other module from the list at the left of the page. Configuring Defense Center Status Requires: MDC Supported Platforms: Master Defense Center Use the Defense Center Status health status module to monitor the status of a Defense Center or Defense Centers managed by the Master Defense Center where the health policy is applied. 4. If you click Save Policy and Exit when you are done. To configure Data Correlator Process health module settings: Access: Maint/Admin 1. You must apply the health policy to the appropriate appliances if you want your settings to take effect.Using Health Monitoring Configuring Health Policies Chapter 15 The maximum number of restarts you can set for either limit is 100.

Select On for the Enabled option to enable use of the module for health status testing. if you click Cancel. the status classification for that module changes to Critical. and the Critical limit must be higher than the Warning limit. In the Health Policy Configuration page. select the other module from the list at the left of the page. 2. If the disk usage on the monitored appliance exceeds the Critical limit. That status data feeds into the health monitor. The maximum percentage you can set for either limit is 100 percent. You have three options: • • • To save your changes to this module and return to the Health Policy page.9. You must apply the health policy to the appropriate Defense Center if you want your settings to take effect. Use the Disk Usage health status module to set disk usage limits for the / and / volume partitions on the appliance.Using Health Monitoring Configuring Health Policies Chapter 15 To configure Defense Center Status: Access: Maint/Admin 1. the status classification for that module changes to Warning. To temporarily save your changes to this module and switch to another module’s settings to modify. Version 4. click Save Policy and Exit. The health monitor can identify low disk space conditions on your appliances before the space runs out. See Applying Health Policies on page 528 for more information. To return to the Health Policy page without saving any of your settings for this module. an appliance cannot run. click Cancel. Configuring Disk Usage Monitoring Requires: DC/MDC Supported Platforms: All Without sufficient disk space. If the disk usage on the monitored appliance exceeds the Warning limit. If you click Save Policy and Exit when you are done. 3. you discard all changes. all changes you made will be saved. select Defense Center Status. The Defense Center Status page appears. the size of the partition is static so the module does not alert on the boot partition. IMPORTANT! Although the disk usage module lists the /boot partition as a monitored partition.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 508 .

Version 4.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 509 . If you click Save Policy and Exit when you are done. You have three options: • • • To save your changes to this module and return to the Health Policy page. You can set limits for the number of restarts that trigger a change in the health status. The Health Policy Configuration . if you click Cancel. all changes you made will be saved. If any restarts occur. you discard all changes. On the Health Policy Configuration page. To return to the Health Policy page without saving any of your settings for this module. See Applying Health Policies on page 528 for more information. select Disk Usage. 3.Using Health Monitoring Configuring Health Policies Chapter 15 To configure Disk Usage health module settings: Access: Maint/Admin 1. the module only increments the restart counter by one each time it checks. The restart counter does not count actual restarts.9. Even if multiple restarts occur between tests. click Save Policy and Exit. enter the percentage of disk usage that should trigger a warning health status. 2. In the Critical Threshold % field. eStreamer. short for the Sourcefire Event Streamer. enter the percentage of disk usage that should trigger a critical health status. the module adds one to the restart count. The module checks if any restarts occurred during the period between tests. allows you to stream Sourcefire 3D System intrusion and network discovery data from the Sourcefire Defense Center to an eStreamer client. In the Warning Threshold % field. 4. select the other module from the list at the left of the page.Disk Usage page appears. Select On for the Enabled option to enable use of the module for health status testing. You must apply the health policy to the appropriate appliances if you want your settings to take effect. To temporarily save your changes to this module and switch to another module’s settings to modify. Configuring eStreamer Process Monitoring Requires: DC/MDC Supported Platforms: Defense Center Use the eStreamer Process health status module to monitor the health of the eStreamer process on the Defense Center. click Cancel. 5.

Critical is reduced to Warning or Warning is reduced to Normal). 2. The second time the module checks and no restarts have occurred since the last test.eStreamer Process page appears. select eStreamer Process.9. The maximum number of restarts you can set for either limit is 100. 4. the status classification for that module changes to Critical. In the Warning Number of restarts field. That status data feeds into the health monitor. At that point. enter the number of process restarts that should trigger a critical health status.Using Health Monitoring Configuring Health Policies Chapter 15 The first time the module checks and no restarts have occurred since the last test. the module resets the counter to zero. and each time one or more restarts have occurred. On the Health Policy Configuration page. and each time one or more restarts have occurred. If the module checks the eStreamer process as many times as configured in the Warning Number of restarts limit. Version 4. 3. The status remains Critical until the module finds that the process is running. enter the number of process restarts that should trigger a warning health status. The Health Policy Configuration . and the Critical limit must be higher than the Warning limit. it increments the restart counter by one. The alert level also lowers by one level (for example. the status classification for that module changes to Warning. If the module finds that the process is not running at all. the module sets status according to the restart counter value and the configured limits for the module.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 510 . the alert level resets to Normal. regardless of the limits set for the module. but sets the module status to Critical for that test. If the module checks the eStreamer process as many times as configured in the Critical Number of restarts limit. In the Critical Number of restarts field. To configure eStreamer Process health module settings: Access: Maint/Admin 1. Select On for the Enabled option to enable use of the module for health status testing.

select Event Stream Status.Using Health Monitoring Configuring Health Policies Chapter 15 5. Version 4. If the wait exceeds the Critical Seconds since last event limit. select the other module from the list at the left of the page. In the Critical Seconds since last event field. 3. 2. the status classification for that module changes to Warning. that causes an alert to be generated. in seconds. The Health Policy Configuration . If the wait exceeds the number of seconds configured in the Warning Seconds since last event limit. click Save Policy and Exit. Configuring Event Stream Monitoring Requires: DC/MDC Supported Platforms: Master Defense Center Use the Event Stream Status module to monitor the health of the event stream process on a Defense Center by generating alerts when too many seconds elapse between events received by the Master Defense Center.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 511 . See Applying Health Policies on page 528 for more information. The minimum number of seconds is 300. In the Health Policy Configuration page. you discard all changes. the status classification for that module changes to Critical. To temporarily save your changes to this module and switch to another module’s settings to modify. To configure Event Stream Status health module settings: Access: Maint/Admin 1. before triggering a critical health status. You have three options: • • • To save your changes to this module and return to the Health Policy page. The maximum number of seconds you can set for either limit is 600.9. Select On for the Enabled option to enable use of the module for health status testing. You can configure the elapsed duration between events.Event Stream Status page appears. You must apply the health policy to the appropriate appliances if you want your settings to take effect. if you click Cancel. and the Critical limit must be higher than the Warning limit. enter the maximum number of seconds to wait between events. That status data feeds into the health monitor. click Cancel. To return to the Health Policy page without saving any of your settings for this module. If you click Save Policy and Exit when you are done. all changes you made will be saved.

To return to the Health Policy page without saving any of your settings for this module. click Cancel. The Health Policy Configuration . select Fan Alarm. select the other module from the list at the left of the page. 5.Using Health Monitoring Configuring Health Policies Chapter 15 4. click Save Policy and Exit. If the Fan Alarm module finds a fan that has failed. You must apply the health policy to the Master Defense Center for your settings to take effect. You have three options: • • • To save your changes to this module and return to the Health Policy page. enter the maximum number of seconds to wait between events. Version 4.9.Fan Alarm monitor page appears.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 512 . In the Health Policy Configuration page. Configuring Fan Monitoring Requires: DC/MDC Supported Platforms: 3Dx800 Use the Fan Alarm health status module to warn of fan failure on a 3Dx800 sensor. before triggering a warning health status. That status data feeds into the health monitor. See Applying Health Policies on page 528 for more information. To temporarily save your changes to this module and switch to another module’s settings to modify. all changes you made will be saved. To configure Fan Alarm health module settings: Access: Maint/Admin 1. if you click Cancel. If you click Save Policy and Exit when you are done. you discard all changes. 2. Select On for the Enabled option to enable use of the module for health status testing. In the Warning Seconds since last event field. the status classification for that module changes to Critical.

You have three options: • • • To save your changes to this module and return to the Health Policy page. 3D9900 Use the Hardware Alarm health status module to detect hardware failure on a 3Dx800 or 3D9900 sensor. Configuring Hardware Monitoring Requires: DC/MDC Supported Platforms: 3Dx800. In the Health Policy Configuration page. Select On for the Enabled option to enable use of the module for health status testing. Version 4. Note that the Hardware Alarm module can be used in addition to the Power Supply module to monitor power supply health on the 3Dx800 sensor models. click Save Policy and Exit. For more information on the hardware status conditions that can cause hardware alerts on 3D9900 sensors. That status data feeds into the health monitor. You must apply the health policy to the appropriate sensors if you want your settings to take effect. if you click Cancel. all changes you made will be saved. To return to the Health Policy page without saving any of your settings for this module. To configure Hardware Alarm health module settings: Access: Maint/Admin 1. The Health Policy Configuration . To temporarily save your changes to this module and switch to another module’s settings to modify. If you click Save Policy and Exit when you are done. see Interpreting Hardware Alert Details for 3D9900 Sensors on page 560. 2. See Applying Health Policies on page 528 for more information.Hardware Alarm monitor page appears. select Hardware Alarms.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 513 . you discard all changes.Using Health Monitoring Configuring Health Policies Chapter 15 3. select the other module from the list at the left of the page. the status classification for that module changes to Critical. click Cancel.9. If the Hardware Alarm module finds a hardware component that has failed.

select Health Monitor Process. if you click Cancel. See Applying Health Policies on page 528 for more information.example. if a Defense Center (myrtle.Health Monitor Process page appears. To temporarily save your changes to this module and switch to another module’s settings to modify.example. click Cancel. You have three options: • • • To save your changes to this module and return to the Health Policy page.com.example. that causes an alert to be generated.com. enter the maximum number of minutes to wait between events. the status classification for that module changes to Warning. You must apply the health policy to the appropriate sensors if you want your settings to take effect. all changes you made will be saved. For example. To return to the Health Policy page without saving any of your settings for this module. Version 4. and the Critical limit must be higher than the Warning limit. Configuring Health Status Monitoring Requires: DC/MDC Supported Platforms: Defense Center Use the Health Monitor Process module to monitor the health of the health monitor on a Defense Center by generating alerts when too many minutes elapse between health events received from monitored appliances. The Health Policy Configuration . The minimum number of minutes is 5. select the other module from the list at the left of the page.9. In the Critical Minutes since last event field. If the wait exceeds the Critical Minutes since last event limit. in minutes. before triggering a critical health status. the status classification for that module changes to Critical.example. click Save Policy and Exit. You can configure the elapsed duration between events. If you click Save Policy and Exit when you are done. 3.Using Health Monitoring Configuring Health Policies Chapter 15 3. The maximum number of minutes you can set for either limit is 144. 2.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 514 .com). If the wait exceeds the number of minutes configured in the Warning Minutes since last event limit. The Health Monitor Process module then reports events that indicate how many minutes have elapsed since the last event was received from dogwood. To configure Health Monitor Process module settings: Access: Maint/Admin 1.com) monitors a sensor (dogwood. In the Health Policy Configuration page. Select On for the Enabled option to enable use of the module for health status testing. you discard all changes. you apply a health policy with the Health Monitor Process module enabled to myrtle. That status data feeds into the health monitor.

then calculate the limits using these formulas: • • Events per second (Critical) = Events/Sec * 2. That status data feeds into the health monitor. find the Events/Sec value on the Statistics page for your sensor (Operations > Monitoring > Statistics).5 The maximum number of events you can set for either limit is 999. the status classification for that module changes to Critical. See Applying Health Policies on page 528 for more information. If you click Save Policy and Exit when you are done. Configuring IPS Event Rate Monitoring Requires: DC/MDC Supported Platforms: IPS Use the IPS Event Rate health status module to set limits for the number of packets per second that trigger a change in the health status. before triggering a warning health status.5 Events per second (Warning) = Events/Sec *1. In the Warning Minutes since last event field. Version 4. the event rate for a network segment averages 20 events per second. select the other module from the list at the left of the page. For a network segment with this average rate. You must apply the health policy to the Defense Center for your settings to take effect. To return to the Health Policy page without saving any of your settings for this module.9. and the Critical limit must be higher than the Warning limit. enter the maximum number of minutes to wait between events. To temporarily save your changes to this module and switch to another module’s settings to modify. click Cancel. Typically. 5. if you click Cancel. You have three options: • • • To save your changes to this module and return to the Health Policy page. all changes you made will be saved.Using Health Monitoring Configuring Health Policies Chapter 15 4. you discard all changes. If the event rate for the IPS process on the monitored sensor exceeds the number of events per second configured in the Events per second (Warning) limit. the status classification for that module changes to Warning. To determine limits for your system. If the event rate exceeds the number of events per second configured in the Events per second (Critical) limit.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 515 . Events per second (Critical) should be set to 50 and Events per second (Warning) should be set to 30. click Save Policy and Exit.

1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 516 .IPS Event Rate page appears. Select On for the Enabled option to enable use of the module for health status testing. click Save Policy and Exit. all changes you made will be saved. 4. select IPS Event Rate. 5. You must apply the health policy to the appropriate sensors if you want your settings to take effect.Using Health Monitoring Configuring Health Policies Chapter 15 To configure IPS Event Rate Monitor health module settings: Access: Maint/Admin 1. if you click Cancel. Configuring IPS Process Monitoring Requires: DC/MDC Supported Platforms: IPS The IPS process (also known as Snort) is the packet decoder on a 3D Sensor with the IPS component. 3. If any restarts occur. Use the IPS Process health status module to monitor the health of the IPS process on a sensor. enter the number of events per second that should trigger a critical health status.9. You have three options: • • • To save your changes to this module and return to the Health Policy page. To temporarily save your changes to this module and switch to another module’s settings to modify. the module resets the counter to zero. In the Health Policy Configuration page. Even if multiple restarts occur between tests. The first time the module checks and no restarts have occurred since the last test. In the Events per second (Warning) field. In the Events per second (Critical) field. The module checks if any restarts occurred during the period between tests. 2. click Cancel. The restart counter does not count actual restarts. you discard all changes. The Health Policy Configuration . If you click Save Policy and Exit when you are done. enter the number of events per second that should trigger a warning health status. The alert level also lowers by one level (for Version 4. select the other module from the list at the left of the page. To return to the Health Policy page without saving any of your settings for this module. You can configure how many restarts trigger a change in the health status for the process. the module adds one to the restart count. the module only increments the restart counter by one each time it checks. See Applying Health Policies on page 528 for more information.

If the module checks the IPS process as many times as configured in the Warning Number of restarts limit. regardless of the limits set for the module. select IPS Process. 3.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 517 . the status classification for that module changes to Warning.Using Health Monitoring Configuring Health Policies Chapter 15 example. the alert level resets to Normal. enter the number of process restarts that should trigger a warning health status.IPS Process page appears. Version 4. To configure IPS Process Monitor health module settings: Access: Maint/Admin 1. and each time one or more restarts have occurred. the status classification for that module changes to Critical. In the Health Policy Configuration page. The Health Policy Configuration . The status remains Critical until the module finds that the process is running. Critical is reduced to Warning or Warning is reduced to Normal). 2. In the Warning Number of restarts field. but sets the module status to Critical for that test. Select On for the Enabled option to enable use of the module for health status testing. The maximum number of restarts you can set for either limit is 100. In the Critical Number of restarts field. 4. and each time one or more restarts have occurred. If the module finds that the process is not running at all. enter the number of process restarts that should trigger a critical health status. If the module checks the IPS process as many times as configured in the Critical Number of restarts limit. At that point. That status data feeds into the health monitor. it increments the restart counter by one. and the Critical limit must be higher than the Warning limit.9. the module sets status according to the restart counter value and the configured limits for the module. The second time the module checks and no restarts have occurred since the last test.

click Cancel. the status classification for that module changes to Critical and the state reads: Module Link State Propagation: ethx_ethy is Triggered where x and y are the paired interface numbers.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 518 . You have three options: • • • To save your changes to this module and return to the Health Policy page. select Link State Propagation. if you click Cancel. To return to the Health Policy page without saving any of your settings for this module. 2. You must apply the health policy to the appropriate sensors if you want your settings to take effect. See Applying Health Policies on page 528 for more information. Configuring Link State Propagation Monitoring Requires: DC/MDC Supported Platforms: IPS Use the Link State Propagation health status module to detect the interface link state propagation status on an inline interface pair. Select On for the Enabled option to enable use of the module for health status testing. Version 4. On the Health Policy Configuration page. To temporarily save your changes to this module and switch to another module’s settings to modify. click Save Policy and Exit.Link State Propagation monitor page appears. To configure Link State Propagation health module settings: Access: Maint/Admin 1. The Health Policy Configuration . you discard all changes. all changes you made will be saved. select the other module from the list at the left of the page.Using Health Monitoring Configuring Health Policies Chapter 15 5. If you click Save Policy and Exit when you are done.9. If a link state propagates to the paired interface.

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3. You have three options: • • • To save your changes to this module and return to the Health Policy page, click Save Policy and Exit. To return to the Health Policy page without saving any of your settings for this module, click Cancel. To temporarily save your changes to this module and switch to another module’s settings to modify, select the other module from the list at the left of the page. If you click Save Policy and Exit when you are done, all changes you made will be saved; if you click Cancel, you discard all changes.

You must apply the health policy to the appropriate sensors if you want your settings to take effect. See Applying Health Policies on page 528 for more information.

Configuring MDC Event Service Monitoring
Requires: DC/MDC Supported Platforms: Defense Center Use the MDC health status module to monitor the health of the internal eStreamer process on the Defense Center that is used to transmit events to the Master Defense Center. You can set limits for the number of restarts that trigger a change in the health status. The restart counter does not count actual restarts. The module checks if any restarts occurred during the period between tests. Even if multiple restarts occur between tests, the module only increments the restart counter by one each time it checks. If any restarts occur, the module adds one to the restart count. The first time the module checks and no restarts have occurred since the last test, the module resets the counter to zero. The alert level also lowers by one level (for example, Critical is reduced to Warning or Warning is reduced to Normal). The second time the module checks and no restarts have occurred since the last test, the alert level resets to Normal. If the module finds that the process is not running at all, it increments the restart counter by one, but sets the module status to Critical for that test, regardless of the limits set for the module. The status remains Critical until the module finds that the process is running. At that point, the module sets status according to the restart counter value and the configured limits for the module. If the module checks the MDC event service as many times as configured in the Warning Number of restarts limit, and each time one or more restarts have occurred, the status classification for that module changes to Warning. If the module checks the MDC event service as many times as configured in the Critical Number of restarts limit, and each time one or more restarts have occurred, the status classification for that module changes to Critical. That status data feeds into the health monitor. The maximum number of restarts you can set for either limit is 100, and the Critical limit must be higher than the Warning limit.

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To configure MDC Event Service health module settings: Access: Maint/Admin 1. On the Health Policy Configuration page, select MDC Event Service. The Health Policy Configuration - MDC Event Service Process page appears.

2. Select On for the Enabled option to enable use of the module for health status testing. 3. In the Critical Number of restarts field, enter the number of process restarts that should trigger a critical health status. 4. In the Warning Number of restarts field, enter the number of process restarts that should trigger a warning health status. 5. You have three options: • • • To save your changes to this module and return to the Health Policy page, click Save Policy and Exit. To return to the Health Policy page without saving any of your settings for this module, click Cancel. To temporarily save your changes to this module and switch to another module’s settings to modify, select the other module from the list at the left of the page. If you click Save Policy and Exit when you are done, all changes you made will be saved; if you click Cancel, you discard all changes.

You must apply the health policy to the appropriate appliances if you want your settings to take effect. See Applying Health Policies on page 528 for more information.

Configuring Memory Usage Monitoring
Requires: DC/MDC Supported Platforms: All Use the Memory Usage health status module to set memory usage limits. The module calculates free memory by adding free memory and cached memory. If the memory usage on the monitored appliance exceeds the Warning limit, the status classification for that module changes to Warning. If the memory usage on the monitored appliance exceeds the Critical limit, the status classification for that module changes to Critical. That status data feeds into the health monitor. The maximum percentage you can set for either limit is 100 percent, and the Critical limit must be higher than the Warning limit.

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To configure Memory Usage health module settings: Access: Maint/Admin 1. On the Health Policy Configuration page, select Memory Usage. The Health Policy Configuration - Memory Usage page appears.

2. Select On for the Enabled option to enable use of the module for health status testing. 3. In the Critical Threshold % field, enter the percentage of memory usage that should trigger a critical health status. 4. In the Warning Threshold % field, enter the percentage of memory usage that should trigger a warning health status. 5. You have three options: • • • To save your changes to this module and return to the Health Policy page, click Save Policy and Exit. To return to the Health Policy page without saving any of your settings for this module, click Cancel. To temporarily save your changes to this module and switch to another module’s settings to modify, select the other module from the list at the left of the page. If you click Save Policy and Exit when you are done, all changes you made will be saved; if you click Cancel, you discard all changes.

You must apply the health policy to the appropriate appliances if you want your settings to take effect. See Applying Health Policies on page 528 for more information.

Configuring PEP Status Monitoring
Requires: DC/MDC Supported Platforms: 3D9900 Use the PEP Status health status module to monitor the application of PEP rules to interface sets on a 3D9900. If PEP rules cannot be applied to interfaces in an interface set, this module generates an alert. That status data feeds into the health monitor.

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To configure PEP Status health module settings: Access: Maint/Admin 1. In the Health Policy Configuration page, select PEP Status. The Health Policy Configuration - PEP Status monitor page appears.

2. Select On for the Enabled option to enable use of the module for health status testing. 3. You have three options: • • • To save your changes to this module and return to the Health Policy page, click Save Policy and Exit. To return to the Health Policy page without saving any of your settings for this module, click Cancel. To temporarily save your changes to this module and switch to another module’s settings to modify, select the other module from the list at the left of the page. If you click Save Policy and Exit when you are done, all changes you made will be saved; if you click Cancel, you discard all changes.

You must apply the health policy to the appropriate sensors if you want your settings to take effect. See Applying Health Policies on page 528 for more information.

Configuring Power Supply Monitoring
Requires: DC/MDC Supported Platforms: Series 2 DC3000, MDC3000, 3D9900, 3Dx800, 3D3500, 3D4500, 3D6500 Use the Power Supply health status module to detect a power supply failure on a Series 2 DC3000, MDC3000, 3Dx800, 3D9900, 3D3500, 3D4500, or 3D6500 sensor. If the Power Supply module finds a power supply that has no power, the status classification for that module changes to No Power. If the module cannot detect the presence of the power supply, the status changes to Critical Error. That status data feeds into the health monitor. You can expand the Power Supply item on the Alert Detail list in the health monitor to see specific status items for each power supply. Note that the Hardware Alarm module can be used in addition to the Power Supply module to monitor power supply health on the 3Dx800 sensor models. To configure Power Supply health module settings: Access: Maint/Admin 1. In the Health Policy Configuration page, select Power Supply. The Health Policy Configuration - Power Supply monitor page appears.

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2. Select On for the Enabled option to enable use of the module for health status testing. 3. You have three options: • • • To save your changes to this module and return to the Health Policy page, click Save Policy and Exit. To return to the Health Policy page without saving any of your settings for this module, click Cancel. To temporarily save your changes to this module and switch to another module’s settings to modify, select the other module from the list at the left of the page. If you click Save Policy and Exit when you are done, all changes you made will be saved; if you click Cancel, you discard all changes.

You must apply the health policy to the appropriate sensors if you want your settings to take effect. See Applying Health Policies on page 528 for more information.

Configuring RNA Event Status Monitoring
Requires: DC/MDC Supported Platforms: DC Use the RNA Event Status module to monitor the health of the RNA process on a sensor from the Defense Center by generating alerts when too many seconds elapse between RNA events received by the Defense Center. You can configure the elapsed duration between events, in seconds, that causes an alert to be generated. If the wait exceeds the number of seconds configured in the Warning Seconds since last event limit, the status classification for that module changes to Warning. If the wait exceeds the Critical Seconds since last event limit, the status classification for that module changes to Critical. That status data feeds into the health monitor. The maximum number of seconds you can set for either limit is 7200, and the Critical limit must be higher than the Warning limit. The minimum number of seconds is 3600. Note that the RNA Health module was renamed to the RNA Event Status module in 4.9.1 and that the supported platforms changed from 3D Sensor to Defense Center in 4.9.1. To configure RNA Event Status module settings: Access: Maint/Admin 1. In the Health Policy Configuration page, select RNA Event Status. The Health Policy Configuration - RNA Event Status page appears.

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2. Select On for the Enabled option to enable use of the module for health status testing. 3. In the Critical Seconds since last event field, enter the maximum number of seconds to wait between events, before triggering a critical health status. 4. In the Warning Seconds since last event field, enter the maximum number of seconds to wait between events, before triggering a warning health status. 5. You have three options: • • • To save your changes to this module and return to the Health Policy page, click Save Policy and Exit. To return to the Health Policy page without saving any of your settings for this module, click Cancel. To temporarily save your changes to this module and switch to another module’s settings to modify, select the other module from the list at the left of the page. If you click Save Policy and Exit when you are done, all changes you made will be saved; if you click Cancel, you discard all changes.

You must apply the health policy to the Defense Center for your settings to take effect. See Applying Health Policies on page 528 for more information.

Configuring RNA Host Usage Monitoring
Requires: DC/MDC Supported Platforms: RNA Use the RNA Host License Limit health status module to set RNA Host shortage limits. If the number of remaining RNA Hosts on the monitored sensor falls below the Warning Hosts limit, the status classification for that module changes to Warning. If the number of remaining RNA Hosts on the monitored sensor falls below the Critical Hosts limit, the status classification for that module changes to Critical. That status data feeds into the health monitor. The maximum number of hosts you can set for either limit is 999, and the Critical limit must be higher than the Warning limit. To configure RNA Host License Limit health module settings: Access: Maint/Admin 1. In the Health Policy Configuration page, select RNA Host License Limit. The Health Policy Configuration - RNA Host License Limit page appears.

2. Select On for the Enabled option to enable use of the module for health status testing.

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3. In the Critical number Hosts field, enter the remaining number of available hosts that should trigger a critical health status. 4. In the Warning number Hosts field, enter the remaining number of available hosts that should trigger a warning health status. 5. You have three options: • • • To save your changes to this module and return to the Health Policy page, click Save Policy and Exit. To return to the Health Policy page without saving any of your settings for this module, click Cancel. To temporarily save your changes to this module and switch to another module’s settings to modify, select the other module from the list at the left of the page. If you click Save Policy and Exit when you are done, all changes you made will be saved; if you click Cancel, you discard all changes.

You must apply the health policy to the appropriate sensors if you want your settings to take effect. See Applying Health Policies on page 528 for more information.

Configuring RNA Process Monitoring
Requires: DC/MDC Supported Platforms: RNA Use the RNA Process health status module to set limits for the number of restarts that trigger a change in the health status. The restart counter does not count actual restarts. The module checks if any restarts occurred during the period between tests. Even if multiple restarts occur between tests, the module only increments the restart counter by one each time it checks. If any restarts occur, the module adds one to the restart count. The first time the module checks and no restarts have occurred since the last test, the module resets the counter to zero. The alert level also lowers by one level (for example, Critical is reduced to Warning or Warning is reduced to Normal). The second time the module checks and no restarts have occurred since the last test, the alert level resets to Normal. If the module finds that the process is not running at all, it increments the restart counter by one, but sets the module status to Critical for that test, regardless of the limits set for the module. The status remains Critical until the module finds that the process is running. At that point, the module sets status according to the restart counter value and the configured limits for the module. If the module checks the RNA process as many times as configured in the Warning Number of restarts limit, and each time one or more restarts have occurred, the status classification for that module changes to Warning. If the module checks the RNA process as many times as configured in the Critical Number of restarts limit, and each time one or more restarts have occurred, the status classification for that module changes to Critical. That status data feeds into the health monitor.

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The maximum number of restarts you can set for either limit is 100, and the Critical limit must be higher than the Warning limit. To configure RNA Process health module settings: Access: Maint/Admin 1. In the Health Policy Configuration page, select RNA Process. The Health Policy Configuration - RNA Process page appears.

2. Select On for the Enabled option to enable use of the module for health status testing. 3. In the Critical Number of restarts field, enter the number of process restarts that should trigger a critical health status. 4. In the Warning Number of restarts field, enter the number of process restarts that should trigger a warning health status. 5. You have three options: • • • To save your changes to this module and return to the Health Policy page, click Save Policy and Exit. To return to the Health Policy page without saving any of your settings for this module, click Cancel. To temporarily save your changes to this module and switch to another module’s settings to modify, select the other module from the list at the left of the page. If you click Save Policy and Exit when you are done, all changes you made will be saved; if you click Cancel, you discard all changes.

You must apply the health policy to the appropriate sensors if you want your settings to take effect. See Applying Health Policies on page 528 for more information.

Configuring Time Synchronization Monitoring
Requires: DC/MDC Supported Platforms: Defense Center Use the Time Synchronization Status module to detect when the time on a managed sensor that uses NTP to obtain time from an NTP server differs by 10 seconds or more from the time on the server.

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To configure time synchronization monitoring settings: Access: Maint/Admin 1. In the Health Policy Configuration page, select Time Synchronization Status. The Health Policy Configuration - Time Synchronization Status monitor page appears.

2. Select On for the Enabled option to enable use of the module for health status testing. 3. You have three options: • • • To save your changes to this module and return to the Health Policy page, click Save Policy and Exit. To return to the Health Policy page without saving any of your settings for this module, click Cancel. To temporarily save your changes to this module and switch to another module’s settings to modify, select the other module from the list at the left of the page. If you click Save Policy and Exit when you are done, all changes you made will be saved; if you click Cancel, you discard all changes.

You must apply the health policy to the appropriate sensors if you want your settings to take effect. See Applying Health Policies on page 528 for more information.

Configuring Traffic Status Monitoring
Requires: DC/MDC Supported Platforms: IPS, RNA Use the Traffic Status health status module to detect whether a sensor receives traffic. If the Traffic Status module determines that a sensor does not receive traffic, the status classification for that module changes to Critical. That status data feeds into the health monitor. WARNING! If you enable the Traffic Status module on a sensor where there are unused interfaces that are included in an interface set associated with a detection engine, the module interprets the idleness of the port as a traffic failure and alerts on traffic status. To prevent alerting on idle interfaces, remove those interfaces from all interface sets associated with detection engines. For more information on managing interface sets, see Editing an Interface Set on page 221.

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To configure Traffic Status health module settings: Access: Maint/Admin 1. In the Health Policy Configuration page, select Traffic Status. The Health Policy Configuration - Traffic Status monitor page appears.

2. Select On for the Enabled option to enable use of the module for health status testing. 3. You have three options: • • • To save your changes to this module and return to the Health Policy page, click Save Policy and Exit. To return to the Health Policy page without saving any of your settings for this module, click Cancel. To temporarily save your changes to this module and switch to another module’s settings to modify, select the other module from the list at the left of the page. If you click Save Policy and Exit when you are done, all changes you made will be saved; if you click Cancel, you discard all changes.

You must apply the health policy to the appropriate sensors if you want your settings to take effect. See Applying Health Policies on page 528 for more information.

Applying Health Policies
Requires: DC/MDC When you apply a health policy to an appliance, the health tests for all the modules you enabled in the policy automatically monitor the health of the processes and hardware on the appliance. Health tests then continue to run at the intervals you configured in the policy, collecting health data for the appliance and forwarding that data to the Defense Center. If you enable a module in a health policy and then apply the policy to an appliance that does not require that health test, the health monitor reports the status for that health module as disabled. If you apply a policy with all modules disabled to an appliance, it removes all applied health policies from the appliance so no health policy is applied. When you apply a different policy to an appliance that already has a policy applied, expect some latency in the display of new data based on the newly applied tests. IMPORTANT! Default health policies are not replicated between Defense Centers in a high availability pair. Each appliance uses the local default health policy configured for that appliance.

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You cannot apply a health policy to RNA Software for Red Hat Linux. To apply a health policy: Access: Maint/Admin 1. Select Operations > Monitoring > Health. The Health Monitor page appears. 2. Click Health Policy in the health monitor toolbar. The Health Policy page appears.

3. Click Apply next to the policy you want to apply. The Health Policy Apply page appears.

TIP! The status icon next to the Health Policy column ( ) indicates the current health status for the appliance. The status icon next to the System Policy column ( ) indicates the communication status between the Defense Center and the sensor. Note that you can remove the currently applied policy by clicking the remove icon ( ).

4. Check the appliances where you want to apply the health policy. 5. Click Apply to apply the policy to the selected appliances. The Health Policy page appears, with a message indicating if the application of the policy was successful. Monitoring of the appliance starts as soon as the policy is successfully applied.

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To unapply a health policy: Access: Maint/Admin 1. Select Operations > Monitoring > Health. The Health Monitor page appears. 2. Click Health Policy in the health monitor toolbar. The Health Policy page appears.

3. Click Apply next to the policy you want to apply. The Health Policy Apply page appears.

4. You have two options: • • Apply a health policy with all modules disabled. Click the x next to the health policy.

Under Health Policy the status of None appears.

Editing Health Policies
Requires: DC/MDC You can modify a health policy by enabling or disabling modules or by changing module settings. If you modify a policy that is already applied to an appliance, the changes do not take effect until you reapply the policy.

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Using Health Monitoring Configuring Health Policies Chapter 15 Applicable health modules for various appliances are listed in the Health Modules Applicable to Appliances table. 3D3500. MDC3000. and 3D6500 Version 4.9. 3D4500. 3Dx800. except 3D9900 3Dx800 Only All except 3D9900 All All Master Defense Center All Defense Center Master Defense Center 3Dx800 3Dx800 and 3D9900 Defense Center 3D Sensors with IPS 3D Sensors with IPS 3D Sensors with IPS Master Defense Center All 3D9900 Series 2 DC3000.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 531 . Health Modules Applicable to Appliances Module Appliance Heartbeat Automatic Application Bypass Status CPU Temperature CPU Usage Card Reset Data Correlator Process Defense Center Status Disk Usage eStreamer Process Event Stream Status Fan Alarm Hardware Alarms Health Monitor Process IPS Event Rate IPS Process Link State Propagation MDC Event Service Memory Usage PEP Status Power Supply Applicable Appliance Defense Center 3D Sensors.

3D Sensors with RNA To edit a health policy: Access: Maint/Admin 1. Select Operations > Monitoring > Health.Using Health Monitoring Configuring Health Policies Chapter 15 Health Modules Applicable to Appliances (Continued) Module RNA Health RNA Host License Limit RNA Process Time Synchronization Status Traffic Status Applicable Appliance Defense Center Defense Center 3D Sensors with RNA Defense Center 3D Sensors with IPS. Click Edit next to the policy you want to modify. Click Health Policy in the health monitor toolbar. 3. Modify settings as needed.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 532 . The Health Monitor page appears. The Health Policy Configuration page appears. 4.9. The Health Policy page appears. 2. with the Policy Run Time Interval settings selected. as described in the following sections: • • • • • • • • Configuring Policy Run Time Intervals on page 500 Configuring Appliance Heartbeat Monitoring on page 501 Configuring Automatic Application Bypass Monitoring on page 502 Configuring CPU Temperature Monitoring on page 503 Configuring CPU Usage Monitoring on page 504 Configuring Card Reset Monitoring on page 505 Configuring Data Correlator Process Monitoring on page 506 Configuring Defense Center Status on page 507 Version 4.

In addition. You have three options: • • • 6. If you delete a policy that is still applied to an appliance. the policy settings remain in effect until you apply a different policy.Using Health Monitoring Configuring Health Policies Chapter 15 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Configuring Disk Usage Monitoring on page 508 Configuring eStreamer Process Monitoring on page 509 Configuring Event Stream Monitoring on page 511 Configuring Fan Monitoring on page 512 Configuring Hardware Monitoring on page 513 Configuring Health Status Monitoring Configuring IPS Event Rate Monitoring on page 515 Configuring IPS Process Monitoring on page 516 Configuring Link State Propagation Monitoring on page 518 Configuring MDC Event Service Monitoring on page 519 Configuring Memory Usage Monitoring on page 520 Configuring PEP Status Monitoring on page 521 Configuring Power Supply Monitoring on page 522 Configuring RNA Event Status Monitoring on page 523 Configuring RNA Host Usage Monitoring on page 524 Configuring RNA Process Monitoring on page 525 Configuring Time Synchronization Monitoring on page 526 Configuring Traffic Status Monitoring on page 527 To save your changes to this module and return to the Health Policy page. you discard all changes. Reapply the policy to the appropriate appliances as described in Applying Health Policies on page 528.9. 5.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 533 . all changes you made will be saved. click Cancel. To temporarily save your changes to this module and switch to another module’s settings to modify. If you click Save Policy and Exit when you are done. select the other module from the list at the left of the page. To return to the Health Policy page without saving any of your settings for this module. if you click Cancel. click Save Policy and Exit. Deleting Health Policies Requires: DC/MDC You can delete health policies that you no longer need. any health monitoring alerts in effect for the sensor remain active until you Version 4. if you delete a health policy that is applied to a sensor.

TIP! To stop health monitoring for an appliance.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 534 . For example. you can temporarily disable health monitoring for a 3D Sensor on that segment to prevent the health status on the Defense Center from displaying a warning or critical state because of the lapsed connection to the 3D Sensor. or detection engine. module. create a health policy with all modules disabled and apply it to the appliance. To temporarily disable health events from an appliance. see Activating and Deactivating Alerts in the Analyst Guide. For example. module. Click Delete next to the policy you want to delete. The Health Monitor page appears.Using Health Monitoring Using the Health Monitor Blacklist Chapter 15 deactivate the underlying associated alert. and add an appliance to the blacklist. Using the Health Monitor Blacklist In the course of normal network maintenance. see Creating Health Policies on page 497. but they have a disabled status and do not affect the health status for the health monitor. see Applying Health Policies on page 528. At times it may be more practical to just blacklist an individual health monitoring module on an appliance or detection engine. When you disable health monitoring status. indicating if the deletion was successful. The Health Policy page appears. Click Health Policy in the health monitor toolbar. The Health Monitor Appliance Status Summary lists the appliance as disabled. To delete a health policy: Access: Maint/Admin 1. For more information on applying health policies. Select Operations > Monitoring > Health. if you know that a segment of your network will be unavailable.9. you disable appliances or make them temporarily unavailable. go to the Blacklist configuration page. 2. you do not want the health status from those appliances to affect the summary health status on your Defense Center or Master Defense Center. For more information on deactivating alerts. You can use the health monitor blacklist feature to disable health monitoring status reporting on an appliance. when you run out of Version 4. If you remove the appliance. health events are still generated. Because those outages are deliberate. or detection engine from the blacklist. After the setting takes effect the appliance no longer includes the appliance when calculating the overall health status. 3. For more information on creating health policies. the events that were generated during the blacklisting continue to show a status of disabled. A message appears.

Therefore if you blacklist a sensor. you can blacklist the policy. To blacklist an entire health policy or group of appliances: Access: Maint/Admin 1. The Blacklist page appears. Blacklisting Health Policies or Appliances Requires: DC/MDC If you want to set health events to disabled for all appliances with a particular health policy. You can also blacklist the HA peer to cause it to mark events generated by it and the sensors from which it receives health events as disabled. then delete it and later re-register it with the Defense Center. Make sure to remove all unused sensing interfaces from any interface sets in use by a detection engine so health monitoring alerts do not generate for those interfaces. Once the blacklist settings take effect. click Blacklist. TIP! You can blacklist 3D Sensors only from a Defense Center. If you need to disable the results of a group of appliances’ health monitoring. For more information on expanding that view. Health Monitor blacklist settings are system settings.9. The Health Monitor page appears. Note that on the main Health Monitor page you can distinguish between appliances that are blacklisted if you expand to view the list of appliances with a particular status by clicking the arrow in that status row. the appliances report a disabled status in the Appliance Status Summary. the blacklist settings remain persistent. Note that if your Defense Center is in a high availability configuration. you can blacklist a managed sensor on one HA peer and not the other.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 535 . you can blacklist the group of appliances. you can blacklist the RNA Host License Limit status messages until you install a new license with more hosts. The newly re-registered sensor remains blacklisted. IMPORTANT! On a Defense Center. Version 4. 2. A blacklist icon ( ) and a notation are visible once you expand the view for a blacklisted or partially blacklisted appliance. On the toolbar. not a Master Defense Center. Select Operations > Monitoring > Health. You cannot blacklist intrusion agents.Using Health Monitoring Using the Health Monitor Blacklist Chapter 15 RNA host licenses on an appliance. see Using the Health Monitor on page 545.

To blacklist all appliances in a group. the appliance shows as disabled in the Health Monitor Appliance Module Summary and health events for the appliance have a status of disabled. policy or model. (On a Master Defense Center.) The page refreshes. Once the blacklist settings take effect.9.Using Health Monitoring Using the Health Monitor Blacklist Chapter 15 3. The Health Monitor page appears. 3. Groups on a Defense Center are 3D Sensors. select the manager then click Apply. sort the list by group.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 536 . To blacklist an individual appliance: Access: Maint/Admin 1. manager. Select Operations > Monitoring > Health. manager. or model. Use the drop-down list on the right to sort the list by group. Groups on a Master Defense Center are appliances. 4. or policy category. sort the list by group. to blacklist all appliances associated with a manager. or by policy. On the toolbar. The status icon next to the System Policy column ( ) indicates the communication status between the Defense Center and the sensor. policy or model. 2. Use the drop-down list on the right to sort the list by appliance group. click Blacklist. Note that you can remove the currently applied policy by clicking the remove icon ( ). model.) Version 4. policy. (On a Master Defense Center. Blacklisting an Appliance If you need to set the events and health status for an individual appliance to disabled. you can blacklist the appliance.) TIP! The status icon next to the Health Policy column ( ) indicates the current health status for the appliance. model. now indicating the blacklisted state of the appliances. The Blacklist page appears. select the category then click Apply. (On a Master Defense Center.

Using Health Monitoring Using the Health Monitor Blacklist Chapter 15 4. then click Apply. For some modules. only include the following modules: • • • • • • • • • Appliance Heartbeat CPU Usage Data Correlator Process Disk Usage eStreamer Process Health Monitor Process MDC Event Service Memory Usage Time Synchronization Status Version 4. The page refreshes then indicates the blacklisted state of the appliances. the interface indicates the following information in parentheses after each module with detection engines: number of blacklisted detection engines/maximum number of detection engines. Blacklisting a Health Policy Module Requires: DC/MDC You can blacklist individual health policy modules on appliances. When blacklisting modules for Defense Centers. Defense Center Only Specific health policy modules operate for a Defense Center. Note that modules that allow you to select a specific detection engine have an arrow next to the module. you can blacklist that module for a specific detection engine. For example. You may want to do this to prevent events from the module from changing the status for the appliance to warning or critical. When any part of a module is blacklisted. Click Edit and see Blacklisting a Health Policy Module on page 537 to blacklist individual health policy modules. select the box next to the appropriate appliance. In addition. if you know you are going to disable the RNA detection engine on a sensor and do not want traffic status alerts to change the status for the sensor.9. you can blacklist the Traffic Status module for that detection engine. select and expand a category folder. To blacklist an individual appliance.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 537 . the line for that module appears in boldface type in the Defense Center web interface.

TIP! Once the blacklist settings take effect.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 538 . To blacklist an individual health policy module: Access: Maint/Admin 1. Make sure that you keep track of individually blacklisted modules so you can reactivate them when you need them. The Blacklist page appears. You may miss necessary warning or critical messages if you accidentally leave a module disabled. The Health Monitor page appears. Select Operations > Monitoring > Health.Using Health Monitoring Using the Health Monitor Blacklist Chapter 15 • • Power Supply RNA Host License Limit Master Defense Center Only Specific health policy modules operate for a Master Defense Center. the appliance shows as Part Blacklisted or All Modules Blacklisted in the Blacklist page and in the Appliance Health Monitor Module Status Summary but only in expanded views on the main Appliance Status Summary page.9. When blacklisting modules for Master Defense Centers. click Blacklist. Version 4. 2. only include the following modules: • • • • • • • CPU Usage Data Correlator Process Defense Center Status Disk Usage Event Stream Status Memory Usage Power Supply For details about applicable modules on all appliances. see the Health Modules Applicable to Appliances table on page 531. On the toolbar.

system log when the status changes for the modules in a health policy. Policy. Sort by Group.Using Health Monitoring Configuring Health Monitor Alerts Chapter 15 3. Configuring Health Monitor Alerts You can set up alerts to notify you through email. 5. Click Save. then select each detection engine for which you want to blacklist the module. through SNMP or through the . The health policy modules appear.9. Expand the detection engine list by clicking on the arrow next to modules with detection engine lists. Version 4.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 539 . then click Edit to display the list of health policy modules. or Model. 4. You can associate an existing alert with health event levels to cause that alert to trigger when health events of a particular level occur. You have two options: • • Select each module that you want to blacklist.

For more information on creating SNMP alerts. you can automatically send an email to a system administrator when the remaining disk space reaches the warning level.9. • • • Continue with Creating Health Monitor Alerts on page 540. For more information Version 4. Enter the name of the Mail Relay Host. 2. see Creating Syslog Alerts in the Analyst Guide. If you want to use email alerting. You can use an existing alert or configure a new one specifically to report on system health. if you are concerned that your appliances may run out of hard disk space. you create an association between a severity level. For more information on creating syslog alerts. you can send a second email when the hard drive reaches the critical level. In the policy. you also need to set up your email relay host in your system policy and re-apply that policy. see Creating SNMP Alerts in the Analyst Guide. Create email. a health module.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 540 . see the following topics: • • • • • Preparing to Create a Health Alert on page 540 Creating Health Monitor Alerts on page 540 Interpreting Health Monitor Alerts on page 542 Editing Health Monitor Alerts on page 543 Deleting Health Monitor Alerts on page 544 Preparing to Create a Health Alert Requires: DC/MDC If you want to create a health alert. Click Save Policy and Exit.Using Health Monitoring Configuring Health Monitor Alerts Chapter 15 For example. see Creating Email Alerts in the Analyst Guide. you first need to create the underlying alert that you associate to the health alert. If the hard drive continues to fill. Creating Health Monitor Alerts Requires: DC/MDC When you create a health monitor alert. click Email Notification. For more information on creating email alerts. If you plan to use email alerting: • • • • • • Select Operations > System Policy. SNMP or syslog alerts you want to associate with health alerts: . and an alert. Create a new policy or click Edit next to an existing one. For more information. Click Apply and apply the policy to the Defense Center where you plan to create the health alert. To prepare your system for alerting: Access: Admin 1.

you are notified of the conflict. 3. 2. 4.294. When the severity level occurs for the selected module.Using Health Monitoring Configuring Health Monitor Alerts Chapter 15 on creating the alert. Version 4. From the Severity list. Select Operations > Monitoring > Health. The timeout value for the threshold must be between 5 and 4. The Health Monitor Alerts page appears. To create health monitor alerts: Access: Admin 1. The Health Monitor page appears.295 minutes. Type a name for the health alert in the Health Alert Name field. the health monitor uses the threshold that generates the fewest alerts and ignores the others.9. Note that if you create or update a threshold in a way that duplicates an existing threshold. see Preparing to Create a Health Alert on page 540.967 . the associated alert triggers.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 541 . 5. From the Module list. When duplicate thresholds exist. press Shift + Ctrl and click the module names. TIP! To select multiple modules. select the severity level you want to use to trigger the alert. Click Health Monitor Alerts in the health monitor toolbar. select the modules for which you want the alert to apply.

Using Health Monitoring Configuring Health Monitor Alerts Chapter 15 6. The health test did not run. From the Alert list. Alert Severities Severity Critical Warning Normal Error Recovered Description The health test results met the criteria to trigger a Critical alert status. which includes the health test results that triggered the alert. following a Critical or Warning alert status. Module. For more information on creating alerts. The health test results met the criteria to trigger a Warning alert status. see Creating Alerts in the Analyst Guide. Interpreting Health Monitor Alerts The alerts generated by the health monitor contain the following information: • • • Severity. A message appears. type the number of minutes that should elapse before each threshold period ends and the threshold count resets. which indicates the severity level of the alert. Version 4. which specifies the health module whose test results triggered the alert. 7. indicating if the alert configuration was successfully saved. For more information on health alert severity levels. select the alert which you want to trigger when the selected severity level is reached. The health test results met the criteria to return to a normal alert status. In the Threshold Timeout field. Description. The health test results met the criteria to trigger a Normal alert status. The Active Health Alerts list now includes the alert you created. TIP! Click Alerts in the toolbar to open the Alerts page. For more information on health modules. see Understanding Health Modules on page 485. Click Save to save the health alert.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 542 . see the Alert Severities table.9. 8.

Click Load to load the configured settings for the selected alert. 2. Modify settings as needed. health module. or alert associated with the health monitor alert. A message appears. To edit health monitor alerts: Access: Admin 1. 5. Select the alert you want to modify in the Active Health Alerts list. Select Operations > Monitoring > Health. Click Save to save the modified health alert. Version 4.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 543 . 6. 3. The Health Monitor Alerts page appears. indicating if the alert configuration was successfully saved. see Creating Health Monitor Alerts on page 540.9. 4.Using Health Monitoring Configuring Health Monitor Alerts Chapter 15 Editing Health Monitor Alerts Requires: DC/MDC You can edit existing health monitor alerts to change the severity level. For more information. The Health Monitor page appears. Click Health Monitor Alerts in the health monitor toolbar.

For more information on deactivating alerts. see Activating and Deactivating Alerts in the Analyst Guide. For more information on deleting alerts. Select the alert you want to delete in the Active Health Alerts list.Using Health Monitoring Configuring Health Monitor Alerts Chapter 15 Deleting Health Monitor Alerts Requires: DC/MDC You can delete existing health monitor alerts. Select Operations > Monitoring > Health. 3. To delete health monitor alerts: Access: Admin 1. A message appears. You must deactivate or delete the underlying alert to ensure that alerting does not continue. 4. 2. The Health Monitor Alerts page appears.9. see Deleting Alerts in the Analyst Guide. Version 4. IMPORTANT! Deleting a health monitor alert does not delete the associated alert.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 544 . indicating if the alert configuration was successfully deleted. The Health Monitor page appears. Click Delete. Click Health Monitor Alerts in the health monitor toolbar.

The Status table provides a count of the managed appliances for this Defense Center by overall health status. plus the Defense Center.Reviewing Health Status Chapter 16 Administrator Guide You can obtain information about the health of your Sourcefire 3D System through the Health Monitor.9. Administrators can create and apply a health policy to an appliance. For more information on viewing the health status of your appliance. The pie chart supplies another view of the health status breakdown. The Health Monitor then generates health events to indicate the current status of any aspects of appliance health that you chose to monitor. see the following topics: • • • Using the Health Monitor on page 545 Using Appliance Health Monitors on page 547 Working with Health Events on page 555 Using the Health Monitor Requires: DC/MDC The Health Monitor page provides the compiled health status for all sensors managed by the Defense Center. Version 4.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 545 . indicating the percentage of appliances currently in each health status category.

the appliance list for that status shows in the lower table.9. The Health Monitor page appears. The following topics provide details on the tasks you can perform from the Health Monitor page: • • • • Interpreting Health Monitor Status on page 547 Using Appliance Health Monitors on page 547 Configuring Health Policies on page 489 Configuring Health Monitor Alerts on page 539 Version 4. If the arrow points right. TIP! If the arrow in the row for a status level points down.Reviewing Health Status Using the Health Monitor Chapter 16 To use the health monitor: Access: Maint/Admin/ Any Analyst except Restricted 1. 2. the appliance list is hidden.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 546 . Select the appropriate status in the Status column of the table or the appropriate portion of the pie chart to the list appliances with that status. Click Health Monitor on the toolbar.

Reviewing Health Status Using Appliance Health Monitors Chapter 16 Interpreting Health Monitor Status Available status categories. Health Status Indicator Status Level Error Status Icon Status Color White Description Indicates that at least one health monitoring module has failed on the appliance and has not been successfully re-run since the failure occurred. include Error. Indicates that the critical limits have been exceeded for at least one health module on the appliance and the problem has not been corrected. as described in the Health Status Indicator table. Version 4. Normal.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 547 . Critical Red Warning Yellow Normal Green Recovered Green Disabled Blue Using Appliance Health Monitors Requires: DC/MDC The Appliance health monitor provides a detailed view of the health status of an appliance. Indicates that all health modules on the appliance are running within the limits configured in the health policy applied to the appliance. Contact your technical support representative to obtain an update to the health monitoring module. IMPORTANT! Your browser session will not be automatically timed out while you are viewing the Health Monitor page. Indicates that an appliance is disabled or blacklisted. Critical.9. Warning. including modules that were in a Critical or Warning state. by severity. Indicates that all health modules on the appliance are running within the limits configured in the health policy applied to the appliance. Indicates that warning limits have been exceeded for at least one health module on the appliance and the problem has not been corrected. and Disabled. that the appliance does not have a health policy applied to it. or that the appliance is currently unreachable.

TIP! If the arrow in the row for a status level points down. If the arrow points right.Reviewing Health Status Using Appliance Health Monitors Chapter 16 To view the status summary for a specific appliance: Access: Maint/Admin/ Any Analyst except Restricted 1. see the following sections: • • • Interpreting Appliance Health Monitor Status on page 549 Viewing Alerts by Status on page 549 Running All Modules for an Appliance on page 550 Version 4. click the color for the event status category you want to view. the appliance list for that status shows in the lower table.9. The Health Monitor page appears. To show the list of appliances with a particular status. 4. 2. in the Module Status Summary graph. click the name of the appliance for which you want to view details in the health monitor toolbar. The Health Monitor Appliance page appears. Select Operations > Monitoring > Health. The Alert Detail list toggles the display to show or hide events. Optionally.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 548 . For more information. the appliance list is hidden. In the Appliance column of the appliance list. 3. click the arrow in that status row.

include Error.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 549 . Critical. Appliance Health Status Indicator Status Level Error Status Icon Status Color White Description Indicates that the health monitoring module has failed and has not been successfully re-run since the failure occurred. or that the appliance is currently unreachable.Reviewing Health Status Using Appliance Health Monitors Chapter 16 • • • Running a Specific Health Module on page 551 Generating Health Module Alert Graphs on page 553 Generating Appliance Troubleshooting Files on page 554 Interpreting Appliance Health Monitor Status Available status categories. Recovered Green Indicates that the health for the monitored item is back within the limits configured in the health policy applied to the appliance. Warning. that the appliance does not have a health policy applied to it. and Disabled. Indicates that the critical limits have been exceeded for the health module on the appliance and the problem has not been corrected. Version 4. Viewing Alerts by Status Requires: DC/MDC You can show or hide categories of alerts by status.9. Disabled Blue Indicates that a module is disabled or blacklisted. by severity. as described in the Appliance Health Status Indicator table that follows. Normal Green Indicates that the monitored item is running within the limits configured in the health policy applied to the appliance. Normal. Contact your technical support representative to obtain an update to the health monitoring module. Critical Red Warning Yellow Indicates that warning limits have been exceeded for the health module on the appliance and the problem has not been corrected.

9. 2. Running All Modules for an Appliance Requires: DC/MDC Health module tests run automatically at the policy run time interval you configure when you create a health policy. To hide alerts by status: Access: Maint/Admin/ Any Analyst except Restricted Click the status icon or the color segment in the pie chart that corresponds to the health status of the alerts you want to view. click the arrow in that status row. The Health Monitor page appears. TIP! If the arrow in the row for a status level points down. To expand the appliance list to show appliances with a particular status. To run all health modules for the appliance: Access: Maint/Admin/ Any Analyst except Restricted 1. The alerts for that category appear in the Alert Detail list. the appliance list for that status shows in the lower table. you can also run all health module tests on demand to collect up-to-date health information for the appliance. However.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 550 . the appliance list is hidden. Select Operations > Monitoring > Health.Reviewing Health Status Using Appliance Health Monitors Chapter 16 To show alerts by status: Access: Maint/Admin/ Any Analyst except Restricted Click the status icon or the color segment in the pie chart that corresponds to the health status of the alerts you want to view. The alerts in the Alert Detail list for that category disappear. If the arrow points right. Version 4.

wait a few seconds. However. IMPORTANT! When you manually run health modules.9. Running a Specific Health Module Requires: DC/MDC Health module tests run automatically at the policy run time interval you configure when you create a health policy. you can also run a health module test on demand to collect up-to-date health information for that module. The Health Monitor Appliance page appears.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 551 . Version 4. If the value has not changed for a module that you just ran manually. Click Run All Modules. 4. the first refresh that automatically occurs may not reflect the data from the manually-run tests. then refresh the page by clicking the sensor name. The status bar indicates the progress of the tests.Reviewing Health Status Using Appliance Health Monitors Chapter 16 3. In the Appliance column of the appliance list. click the name of the appliance for which you want to view details in the health monitor toolbar. then the Health Monitor Appliance page refreshes. You can also wait for the page to refresh again automatically.

then refresh the page by clicking the sensor name. click the name of the appliance for which you want to view details in the health monitor toolbar. IMPORTANT! When you manually run health modules. In the Module Status Summary graph of the Health Monitor Appliance page. 3. Version 4. click the color for the health alert status category you want to view. If the arrow points right. The Health Monitor page appears. The status bar indicates the progress of the test. click the arrow in that status row. the appliance list is hidden.9. the first refresh that automatically occurs may not reflect the data from the manually-run tests. TIP! If the arrow in the row for a status level points down. To expand the appliance list to show appliances with a particular status. In the Appliance column of the appliance list.Reviewing Health Status Using Appliance Health Monitors Chapter 16 To run a specific health module: Access: Maint/Admin/ Any Analyst except Restricted 1. 4. Select Operations > Monitoring > Health.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 552 . then the Health Monitor Appliance page refreshes. The Health Monitor Appliance page appears. wait a few seconds. If the value has not changed for a module that you just manually ran. the appliance list for that status shows in the lower table. 5. 2. In the Alert Detail row for the alert for which you want to view a list of events. You can also wait for the page to refresh automatically again. The Alert Detail list expands to list the health alerts for the selected appliance for that status category. click Run.

click the arrow in that status row. the appliance list is hidden. the appliance list for that status shows in the lower table. 2.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 553 . click the color for the health alert status category you want to view. To generate a health module alert graph: Access: Maint/Admin/ Any Analyst except Restricted 1.Reviewing Health Status Using Appliance Health Monitors Chapter 16 Generating Health Module Alert Graphs Requires: DC/MDC You can graph the results over a period of time of a particular health test for a specific appliance. In the Module Status Summary graph of the Health Monitor Appliance page. Select Operations > Monitoring > Health. To expand the appliance list to show appliances with a particular status. The Alert Detail list expands to list the health alerts for the selected appliance for that status category. The Health Monitor Appliance page appears. click the name of the appliance for which you want to view details in the health monitor toolbar. If the arrow points right. TIP! If the arrow in the row for a status level points down. 4. 3. Version 4. The Health Monitor page appears.9. In the Appliance column of the appliance list.

the appliance list is hidden. Sourcefire Support may ask you to generate troubleshooting files to help them diagnose the problem. To generate appliance troubleshooting files: Access: Maint/Admin/ Any Analyst except Restricted 1. To expand the appliance list to show appliances with a particular status.Reviewing Health Status Using Appliance Health Monitors Chapter 16 5. TIP! If the arrow in the row for a status level points down.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 554 . Select Operations > Monitoring > Health. 2. In the Alert Detail row for the alert for which you want to view a list of events. The Health Monitor page appears. Generating Appliance Troubleshooting Files Requires: DC/MDC In some cases. you may need to adjust the time range. Version 4. if you have a problem with your appliance.9. the appliance list for that status shows in the lower table. TIP! If no events appear. See Setting Event Time Constraints in the Analyst Guide for more information. A graph appears. click the arrow in that status row. showing the status of the event over time. The Alert Detail section below the graph lists all health alerts for the selected appliance. If the arrow points right. click Graph.

Click Generate Troubleshooting Files and confirm that you want to generate the files. Working with Health Events The Defense Center provides fully customizable event views that allow you to quickly and easily analyze the health status events gathered by the health monitor.9. Select Operations > Monitoring > Task Status. The Task Status page appears. In the Appliance column of the appliance list. you can view health events. 6. Select Click to retrieve generated files. 8. Many functions that you can perform on the health event view pages are constant across all event view pages. Save the files to a location on your computer. 4. The Health Monitor Appliance page appears.Reviewing Health Status Working with Health Events Chapter 16 3. These event views allow you to search and view event data and to easily access other information that may be related to the events you are investigating. The file generation task is added to the task status queue. click the name of the appliance for which you want to view details in the health monitor toolbar. 7. From the Operations > Monitoring > Health menu. Click the folder for the file generation job entry to expand the entry. Version 4. Send the generated files to technical support to assist in troubleshooting your system. 9.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 555 . A File Download dialog box appears. and can search for specific events. See Understanding Health Event Views on page 556 for more information about these common procedures. 5.

see Understanding Health Modules on page 485. Version 4. For more information.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 556 . For more information on the different types of health modules that generate health events. For more information about viewing and searching for health events. Understanding Health Event Views The Defense Center health monitor logs health events. Viewing Health Events on page 556 describes how to access and use the Event View page. When you access health events from the Health Monitor page on your Defense Center. see Understanding Health Modules on page 485.9. For a description of the health modules that generated the events that you may see on this page. Searching for Health Events on page 563 describes how to search for specific events using the Event Search page.Reviewing Health Status Working with Health Events Chapter 16 See the following sections for more information about viewing events: • • • Understanding Health Event Views on page 556 describes the types of events that RNA generates. see the following topics: • • • • Viewing All Health Events on page 556 Viewing Health Events by Module and Appliance on page 557 Working with the Health Events Table View on page 559 Searching for Health Events on page 563 Viewing All Health Events Requires: DC/MDC The Table View of Health Events page provides a list of all health events on the selected appliance. which you can see on the Health Event View page. see the following sections: • • • Viewing Health Events on page 556 Understanding the Health Events Table on page 561 Searching for Health Events on page 563 Viewing Health Events You can view the appliance health data collected by your health monitor in several ways. you can more effectively configure alerting for health events. you retrieve all health events for all managed appliances. If you understand what conditions each health module tests for.

Version 4. In the toolbar. Viewing Health Events by Module and Appliance Requires: DC/MDC You can query for events generated by a specific health module on a specific appliance. TIP! You can bookmark this view to allow you to return to the page in the health events workflow containing the Health Events table of events. containing all health events. Select Operations > Monitoring > Health. click Health Events. See Setting Event Time Constraints in the Analyst Guide for more information. The bookmarked view retrieves events within the time range you are currently viewing. To expand the appliance list to show appliances with a particular status. 2.Reviewing Health Status Working with Health Events Chapter 16 To view all health events on all managed appliances: Access: Maint/Admin/ Any Analyst except Restricted 1. If the arrow points right. you may need to adjust the time range.9. The Events page appears. but you can then modify the time range to update the table with more recent information if needed.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 557 . 2. The Health Monitor page appears. For more information. see Setting Event Time Constraints in the Analyst Guide. Select Operations > Monitoring > Health. the appliance list for that status shows in the lower table. The Health Monitor page appears. the appliance list is hidden. TIP! If the arrow in the row for a status level points down. click the arrow in that status row. If no events appear. To view the health events for a specific module: Access: Maint/Admin/ Any Analyst except Restricted 1.

9. If you want to view all health events for the selected appliance. In the Module Status Summary graph of the Health Monitor Appliance page. The Health Monitor Appliance page appears. click Events. expand Search Constraints and click the Module Name constraint to remove it.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 558 . you may need to adjust the time range. click the name of the appliance for which you want to view details in the health monitor toolbar. See Setting Event Time Constraints in the Analyst Guide for more information. In the Appliance column of the appliance list.Reviewing Health Status Working with Health Events Chapter 16 3. In the Alert Detail row for the alert for which you want to view a list of events. 6. The Health Events page appears. click the color for the health alert status category you want to view. The Alert Detail list expands to list the health alerts for the selected appliance for that status category. If no events appear. 4. Version 4. containing query results for a query with the name of the appliance and the name of the selected health alert module as constraints. 5.

find more information in Navigating between Workflows in the Analyst Guide. find more information in Understanding the Health Events Table on page 561. Note that events that were generated outside the appliance's configured time window (whether global or event-specific) may appear in an event view if you constrain the event view by time.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 559 . change what columns display in the table of events.. See Using Bookmarks in the Analyst Guide for more information. select Analysis & Reporting > Bookmarks or.Reviewing Health Status Working with Health Events Chapter 16 Working with the Health Events Table View Requires: DC/MDC The Health Event View Functions table describes each action you can perform from the Event View page. click Bookmark This Page. This can occur even if you configured a sliding time window for the appliance. then confirm you want to delete all the events. click View Bookmarks. navigate through event view pages navigate to other event tables to view associated events bookmark the current page so that you can quickly return to it navigate to the bookmark management page generate a report based on data in the table view Version 4. click Report Designer. find more information in Setting Event Time Constraints in the Analyst Guide.. find more information in Navigating to Other Pages in the Workflow in the Analyst Guide. provide a name for the bookmark and click Save. sort the events that appear. learn more about the contents of the columns that appear in the Health event view modify the time and date range for events listed in the Health table view You can. Health Event View Functions To. select the check box next to the events you want to delete and click Delete. or constrain the events that appear delete health events find more information in Sorting Drill-down Workflow Pages in the Analyst Guide.9.. See Generating Reports from Event Views on page 235 for more information. To delete all the events in the current constrained view. click Delete All. from any event view. See Using Bookmarks in the Analyst Guide for more information..

• If NFE temperature exceeds 99 degrees Fahrenheit. view the details associated with a single health event view event details for multiple health events view event details for all events in the view view all events of a particular status Interpreting Hardware Alert Details for 3D9900 Sensors For 3D9900 sensor models. select the check box next to the rows that correspond with the events you want to view details for and then click View. NFE Platform daemon If the NFE Platform daemon goes down. health status for the Hardware Alarms module changes to red and the message details include a reference to the daemon. select another health events workflow You can.. health status for the Hardware Alarms module changes to red and the message details include a reference to the NFE temperature. NFE temperature Version 4.9.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 560 .. Conditions Monitored for 3D9900 Sensors Condition Monitored NFE card presence Causes of Yellow or Red Error Conditions If NFE hardware is detected that is not valid for the appliance. click the down arrow link on the left side of the event. See Selecting Workflows in the Analyst Guide for more information. click View All. click Workflows or select from the Workflows dropdown list in the toolbar. health status for the Hardware Alarms module changes to yellow and the message details include a reference to the NFE temperature. The triggering condition can be found in the message detail for the alert.. • If NFE temperature exceeds 89 degrees Fahrenheit. health status for the Hardware Alarms module changes to red and the message details include a reference to the NFE card presence.Reviewing Health Status Working with Health Events Chapter 16 Health Event View Functions (Continued) To. click the status icon in the Status column for an event with that status. hardware alarms generate in response to the events described in the Conditions Monitored for 3D9900 Sensors table..

If the Load-Balancing Interface Module (LBIM) switch assembly is not present or not communicating. health status for the Hardware Alarms module changes to red and the message details include a reference to the daemon. If the NFE TCAM daemon goes down. health status for the Hardware Alarms module changes to red and the message details include a reference to the LBIM presence. including hardware and software status.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 561 . health status for the Hardware Alarms module changes to red and the message details include a reference to the daemon. health status for the Hardware Alarms module changes to red and the message details include a reference to the daemon. If the Scmd daemon goes down. health status for the Hardware Alarms module changes to red and the message details include a reference to the daemon. health status for the Hardware Alarms module changes to red and the message details include a reference to the daemon. If the nfm_ipfragd daemon goes down. health status for the Hardware Alarms module changes to red and the message details include a reference to the daemon. If the Ftwo daemon goes down. If the Psls daemon goes down.Reviewing Health Status Working with Health Events Chapter 16 Conditions Monitored for 3D9900 Sensors (Continued) Condition Monitored NFE Message daemon Causes of Yellow or Red Error Conditions If the NFE Message daemon goes down. health status for the Hardware Alarms module changes to yellow and the message details include a reference to the daemon. You create and apply health policies to your appliances. The Health Monitor modules you choose to enable Version 4. which monitor a variety of aspects. If the Rulesd daemon goes down. NFE TCAM daemon LBIM presence Scmd daemon Psls daemon Ftwo daemon Rulesd (host rules) daemon nfm_ipfragd (host frag) daemon Understanding the Health Events Table You can use the Defense Center’s health monitor to determine the status of critical functionality within the Sourcefire 3D System.9.

Units The units descriptor for the result. This is typically the same as the module name. The Health Monitor page appears. For example. For example.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 562 . The description of the health module that generated the event. a health event is generated. For more information on health monitoring.Reviewing Health Status Working with Health Events Chapter 16 in your health policy run various tests to determine appliance health status. The value (number of units) of the result obtained by the health test that generated the event. The fields in the health events table are described in the Health Event Fields table. Test Name Time Description Value To display the table view of health events: Access: Maint/Admin/ Any Analyst except Restricted 1. Status Sensor The status (Critical. the value could be a number from 80 to 100. Green. or Disabled) reported for the appliance. Health Event Fields Field Module Name Description The name of the health module that generated the event. The appliance where the health event was reported.9. For a list of health modules. health events generated when a process was unable to execute are labeled Unable to Execute. Yellow. the units is a percentage sign (%). see the Health Modules table on page 485. You can use the asterisk (*) to create wildcard searches. Version 4. The timestamp for the health event. Select Operations > Monitoring > Health. if the Defense Center generates a health event whenever a sensor it is monitoring is using 80 percent or more of its CPU resources. When the health status meets criteria that you specify. The name of the test. if the Defense Center generates a health event when a sensor it is monitoring is using 80 percent or more of its CPU resources. see Monitoring the System on page 463. For example.

For example. if you specify a value of 15 and type CPU in the Units field. You can create. see Working with Health Events on page 555.9. You can use an asterisk (*) in this field to create wildcard searches. When creating new searches or modifying default searches. The table view appears. Description Specify the description of the events you want to view. TIP! If you are using a custom workflow that does not include the table view of health events. save. click Health Events. Value Version 4. click Workflows. click Health Events.Reviewing Health Status Working with Health Events Chapter 16 2. there are a number of options you can configure. type CPU. Health Event Search Criteria Search Field Module Name Description Specify the name of the module which generated the health events you want to view. For information on working with health events. you retrieve events where the appliance CPU was running at 15% utilization at the time the test ran. Searching for Health Events Requires: DC/MDC You can use Event Search to search for specific network discovery events. On the Select Workflow page. and re-use event searches. The search should retrieve applicable CPU Usage and CPU temperature events. The Health Event Search Criteria table describes each search criterion you can specify. On the toolbar. Specify the value (number of units) of the result obtained by the health test for the events you want to view. you could enter Unable to Execute to view any health events where a process was unable to execute. For example.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 563 . For example. to view events that measure CPU performance.

if you want to save the search. To run and save health event searches: Access: Any Analyst except Restricted/ Admin 1. If you do not enter a name. Enter your search criteria. Valid status levels are Critical. Version 4. Optionally. if you type *% in the Units field. because the Disk Usage module has a “%” label in the Units field (and no additional text).Reviewing Health Status Working with Health Events Chapter 16 Health Event Search Criteria (Continued) Search Field Units Description Specify the units descriptor for the result obtained by the health test for the events you want to view. However. 3. you retrieve all events for the Disk Usage modules. Normal. if you type % in the Units field. Select Analysis & Reporting > Searches > Health Events. type Critical to retrieve all health events that indicate a critical status. The Search page appears. you retrieve all events for any modules that contain text followed by a “%” sign in the Units field. Status Specify the status for the health events that you want to view. For example. 2. Warning. enter a name for the search in the Name field. one is created automatically when you save the search. You can use an asterisk (*) in this field to create wildcard searches. See Health Event Search Criteria on page 563 for more information about the values you can enter for search criteria. and Disabled. Appliance Specify the name of appliance. For example.9.1 Sourcefire 3D System Administrator Guide 564 . Error.

Otherwise. Loading a Saved Search in the Analyst Guide Deleting a Saved Search in the Analyst Guide For more information about searching.Reviewing Health Status Working with Health Events Chapter 16 4. To use a different workflow. TIP! If you want to save a search as a restriction for restricted data users. see the following sections: • • Version 4. Your search results appear in the default health events workflow. • • Click Save if you are modifying an existing search and want to save your changes. For information on specifying a diff