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Intrusion Detection

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Product Overview


The Host-based Intrusion Detection/Intrusion Prevention Service (IDS/IPS) provides an agent-based system that is installed on a Host for network traffic analysis and reporting based on policies defined by Armor. Armor utilizes an enterprise-class IDS/IPS application and deploys the application agent with the Armor Agent. The IDS/IPS agent registers with an Armor management console, which receives IDS/IPS events in real-time. IDS/IPS event details are available in the Armor Management Portal (AMP). Armor's IDS/IPS policies are designed to detect network based events.

Armor's IDS/IPS, powered by the Armor's threat prevention and response platform, monitors your environment, and alerts you and our elite Armor Security Operations Center (SOC) experts to potential threats, allowing for a quick and accurate response. All event data collected by the Armor IDS/IPS is integrated with data collected by other security appliances under monitoring by Armor, and correlated to identify suspicious patterns and behavior. Unlike traditional service providers, our security experts in the SOC go beyond alerting to help your security team quickly respond to the threat and minimize risk it may pose.

To fully use this screen, you must add the following permission to your account:

  • Read IDS

You can use the Intrusion Detection System screen to view data from the host-based intrusion detection system (HIDS).

Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) analyze network or host traffic and alert if that traffic matches signatures of known attacks. These events are correlated in our Security Information Event Management (SIEM) system, in combination with other security data, to alert on security threats.

This system provides an agent-based, intrusion detection service for network traffic analysis and reporting. Specifically, HIDS monitors for attack attempts.

Any observed attempts are delivered to Armor's advanced correlation engine for inspection and correlation with other collected logs.


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Top Signatures

This widget displays the top 10 IDS events detected over the past 7 days, grouped together by signature.

Top VMs

This widget displays the top 10 IDS events detected over the past 7 days, grouped together by virtual machine.


Understand Intrusion Detection System (IDS)


This section displays details for all IDS events detected over the past 7 days.

Column

Description

Name

This column displays the name of your virtual machine.

Source IP

This column displays the IP address of the signature.

Source Port

This column displays the port address of the signature.

Destination IP

This column displays the IP address of your virtual machine.

Destination Port

This column displays the port address of your virtual machine.

Event Signature

This column displays the the content of the signature.

Event Timestamp

This column displays the time and date when the event signature was detected.

Count

This column displays the number of event signatures that were detected.

Enable Trend Sub-Agent


As a prerequisite to installing Intrusion Prevention Services, you must install the Trend sub-agent. Use the following commands to manage the Trend sub-agent.

For cloned assets with the Trend sub-agent installed, users will still need to enable the modules and run recommendation scans as needed.

You can also manage the Trend sub-agent in the Armor Toolbox.


Recommendation Scans


One of the features available in Agent 3.0 is Recommendation scans. Recommendation scans provide a good starting point for establishing a list of rules that you should implement. During a recommendation scan, the Armor Agent scans the operating system for installed applications, the Windows registry, open ports, and more. To take advantage of Recommendation scans, turn on Ongoing Recommendation scans in the Toolbox.

Recommendation Scans work in tandem with the Auto-Apply configuration for IPS. The results of the Recommendation Scan can only be applied when Auto-Apply for the IPS service is turned on.


Install Trend Sub-Agent:

CODE
Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe trend install
Linux: /opt/armor/armor trend install

Uninstall Trend Sub-Agent:

CODE
Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe trend uninstall
Linux: /opt/armor/armor trend uninstall 

Trend Sub-Agent Status:

CODE
Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe trend status
Linux: /opt/armor/armor trend status

Turn On Recommended Scans:

CODE
Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe trend ongoing-recommendation-scan on
Linux: /opt/armor/armor trend ongoing-recommendation-scan on

Turn Off Recommended Scans:

CODE
Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe trend ongoing-recommendation-scan off
Linux: /opt/armor/armor trend ongoing-recommendation-scan off

Schedule a Recommended Scan (Runs on Next Trend Sub-Agent Heartbeat):

CODE
Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe trend recommendation-scan
Linux: /opt/armor/armor trend recommendation-scan

Set Recommendation Scan Interval:

CODE
Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe trend set-recommendation-scan-interval <interval>
Linux: /opt/armor/armor set-recommendation-scan-interval <interval>

Options are "24 Hours" "2 Days" "3 Days" "7 Days" "2 Weeks" "3 Weeks" "4 Weeks"


Get Recommendation Scan Interval:

CODE
Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe trend get-recommendation-scan-interval
Linux: /opt/armor/armor trend get-recommendation-scan-interval

Trend Sub-Agent Help

CODE
Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe trend help
Linux: /opt/armor/armor trend help

Restart Trend:

CODE
Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe trend service-restart
Linux: /opt/armor/armor trend service-restart

Enable Intrusion Prevention Service


Use the following commands to manage the Intrusion Detection service.

Turn On Detect Mode:

CODE
Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe ips detect 
Linux: /opt/armor/armor ips detect

Optional Parameters
Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe ips detect auto-apply-recommendations=on
Linux: /opt/armor/armor ips detect auto-apply-recommendations=on

Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe ips detect auto-apply-recommendations=off
Linux: /opt/armor/armor ips detect auto-apply-recommendations=off

The Auto-Apply configuration for IPS works in tandem with Recommendation Scans. Only after a Recommendation Scan is run will there be policies to Auto-Apply.

Turn On Prevent Mode:

CODE
Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe ips prevent 
Linux: /opt/armor/armor ips prevent 

Optional Parameters
Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe ips prevent auto-apply-recommendations=on
Linux: /opt/armor/armor ips prevent auto-apply-recommendations=on

Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe ips prevent auto-apply-recommendations=off
Linux: /opt/armor/armor ips prevent auto-apply-recommendations=off

Turn Off Prevent Mode:

CODE
Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe ips off
Linux: /opt/armor/armor ips off 

IPS Status:

CODE
Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe ips status
Linux: /opt/armor/armor ips status

List of Available IPS Rules:

CODE
Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe ips list-available-rules
Linux: /opt/armor/armor ips list-available-rules

List of Assigned IPS Rules on Policy:

CODE
Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe ips list-assigned-rules
Linux: /opt/armor/armor ips list-assigned-rules

Assign IPS Rules:

CODE
Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe ips assign-rules
Linux: /opt/armor/armor ips assign-rules

Un-Assign IPS Rule:

CODE
Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe ips unassign-rule
Linux: /opt/armor/armor ips unassign-rule

Intrusion Detection Help

CODE
Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe ips help
Linux: /opt/armor/armor ips help


Export IDS Data


  1. In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the left-side navigation, click Security.

  2. Click Intrusion Detection.

  3. (Optional) Use the filter function to customize the data displayed.

  4. Below the table, click CSV.

    • You have the option to export all of the data (All), or only the data that appears on the current screen (Current Set).

Log Search For Intrusion Detection


Users can search for HIDS events in Log Search. For instructions on how to access and use Log Search, please see our documentation here.

An example of HIDS logs can be seen below:

For a full list of Log Search fields and descriptions, please visit our glossary here.

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