Event Filters

This view is used to show the list of all event filters created in the Executables section.

Event Filters are special kind of rules that tells Enterprise Inspector which low-level events should not be stored in the database. The database size is proportional to the number of stored low-level events. By reducing the number of stored events, Event Filters help to lower the disk usage and improve performance.

Event Filters do not need to be used if Enterprise Inspector is configured to store only the most important data or data related directly to detections in Admin->Server Settings

The Dashboard->Events Load helps to find executables and computers that report most of the low-level events.

Event filters can be created using the Filter events button on the Executable Details page.

 

Event Filters View

When you click the name of the filter, the event filter details display. It is the same as the Rule Details view, but with some different information.

Right-click event filter name or left click anywhere else on the row, brings up a context menu with the following options:

Details—the same as Event Filter Details when clicking the name of the computer

Details (New Tab)—you are redirected to Event Filter Details, but in the new tab

Edit—you are redirected to the Edit Rule tab

Edit (New Tab)—you are redirected to the Edit Rule tab, but in the new tab

Enable—enables selected filters. You can use also a button at the bottom of the screen

Disable—disables selected filters. You can use also a button at the bottom of the screen

Delete—deletes selected filters. You can use also a button at the bottom of the screen

Save As—saves selected filters under the desired name. You can use a also button at the bottom of the screen

Tags—used to tag the computer. After choosing this option, a new window for tag edition opens. In the Select field, you can type a new tag or select an already existing one. You can also use the button at the bottom of the screen to show the list of assigned tags

Display Absolute/Relative Time—absolute time will show the time in format DD/MM/YYYY HH:MM:SS. Relative time will show the time in the format minutes/hours/months in relation to present time, like "15 minutes ago" or "6 days ago"

Filter—you can find these quick filters, depending on the column in which you activated the context menu:

oShow only this—shows only records, based on this particular value

oHide this—hides all records based on this particular value

oShow before—shows only records that are before this value (for example, time)

oShow after—shows only records that are after this value (for example, time)

oShow lower—shows only records, which value is lower than this particular one

oShow higher—shows only records, which value is higher than this particular one

At the bottom, two more buttons are present:

Admin_ExportStarts the export process of the filter, depending on the used web browser. The format of the file is XML

Admin_ImportOpens the window for import the XML filter file. The window with the result of import pops up. The following information is shown:

Total count of imported filters

Count of imported filters with correct syntax

Count of imported filters with incorrect syntax

Count of not imported filters

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Note

There is an option to Filter Events through ESET PROTECT Policy, but this is deprecated, so we recommend to not to use this way anymore.

 

Tags

Tagging is an additional form of filtering that can connect multiple objects through multiple views (computer, executable, event filter, etc.). If available, the tag icon Tag_Panel is on the left side, next to the name of the view. In the Computers view, the tag panel can be accessed by clicking the Three_dots icon. In the opened tag panel, all created tags are listed and ready to use. If the list of tags is already too long, you can use the magnifying glass to search for a specific tag. At the top of the screen, the TAGS selector can be used to select the desired tags. If available, the user can use also TAGS button located at the bottom of the screen among action buttons.

Additional filters

The additional filters are accessible by clicking the ADD FILTER button or clicking on a space next to the add filter button, where the list of available filters shows. The user can search filter by typing its name or selecting from the list. For the definitions of the additional filters, follow here.

Some of the filters have a funnel icon next to them with two or four possible predefined options:

Unknown—the value in the filtered column is not available (probably not a known value at the time of occurrence)

Known—the value is available

None—value is an empty string

Any—the value is not empty. The negation of None filter

If present on the screen you, can refresh the table by clicking the refresh iconAlarms_Refresh. If available, the export icon Export_CSV can be used to export the table grid to CSV format and use it in other applications to work with the list.

If present, click the PRESETS button to manage filter sets. These options are available:

Save filters—allows you to save the actual filter set. Select the check box Include the visible columns and sorting to save also this setting of your selection, otherwise when loading saved filter without this option selected will end up by showing you the default column setting

Reset filters—resets active filter and return to default filter setting with default column setting

Reset view—resets the active view without resetting the filter set

Manage—allows you to manage your filter sets

Save Filters as Rule—if available, allows you to save the filter as a rule. You can find it then in the list of rules under the Detection rules sub-tab of the admin tab

Columns

Columns can be reorganized by using the Columns_Move icon that appears on the right side of the column name when you hover the mouse over the column name.

The width of the column can be re-sized by the Column_Resize icon that appears on the left side of the column name when you hover the mouse over the column name.

The order of the columns can be organized by clicking the name of the column:

Default (No icon)

Ascending Column_Ascending

Descending Column_Descending

You can change which columns are displayed after clicking the gear icon and selecting the Select column option, or you can reset the view to default by clicking the Reset columns option. You can use Enter quick search pattern—here, you can search for the column by typing its name or a couple of letters from it. Useful if the list of columns is long. For the definitions of the columns follow here.