Skip to main content

Alerts Overview

Lacework provides real-time alerts that are interactive and manageable. Each alert contains various metadata information, such as severity level, type, status, alert category, and associated tags.

Lacework Console Alerts Page

View Alerts

By default, the Alerts page displays all alerts. You can use the following methods to refine the list of displayed alerts:

  • Use filters to display a subset of specific alerts. Click the filter groups along the top of the page to display the list of filters associated with the selected filter group, then select the filters that you want to apply. Click Show more to display all the filter groups.

  • Use the search function to display a subset of specific alerts. Click the search icon to see a list of field names that you can use to build your search.

  • Use the time filter to display a subset of specific alerts based on when they occurred.

When the page displays your desired alerts, you can click the Save view icon in the top right corner to save the current view. This allows you to access the saved view later through the Open view icon. When you open a saved view, its name displays in the page title as Alerts/view name. Click the icon adjacent to this name to access additional actions such as Duplicate and Delete. You can also copy the link to the current view by clicking the Copy link icon. You can then send that link to others so they can see the same view.

When you star a saved view, you mark them as important. To view the list of all the starred views, click the Save view icon in the top-right corner, then click the Starred drop-down.

To view the list of all recent saved views, click the Save view icon in the top-right corner, then click the Recent drop-down.

The statistics and charts depict data for the current view: total alerts by severity, total alerts over time, and the number of filters applied.

The alerts list displays up to 10 alerts on each page. You can perform the following actions on the alerts list:

  • Bulk select all alerts.
  • Refresh data.
  • Download the alert list as a CSV. Each CSV file contains only the first 100 alerts.
  • Filter by when it was created, and when it was last updated.

Perform Bulk Actions on Alerts

It can take some time to modify the status of many alerts individually. Bulk Actions allow you to complete the following actions on multiple alerts at the same time:

  • Download
  • Change status to Closed
  • Change status to Open
  • Change status to In progress

alerts_bulk_actions.png

To download multiple alerts at once, select the checkboxes next to the alerts, then click Bulk Actions > Download.

To change the status of multiple alerts to Closed, select the checkboxes next to the alerts, then click Bulk Actions > Change status to closed. In the Close alerts dialog box, select the reason for closing these alerts, and optionally provide your comments regarding this action. Click Close alert to confirm the action.

To change the status of multiple alerts to Open, select the checkboxes next to the alerts, then click Bulk Actions > Change status to open.

To change the status of multiple alerts to In progress, select the checkboxes next to the alerts, then click Bulk Actions > Change status to in progress.