Raymond Ng

Smart Event from R77.30 to R80.10

Discussion created by Raymond Ng on Nov 2, 2018
Latest reply on Nov 4, 2018 by 3e988b80-7dfb-3ef1-82df-1728623b8cd4

Hi there,


I have been using Smart Event on R77.30 for a few years.  Now that I am running the R80.10 Smart Event, I feel lost here.  The Smart Event policy/event configuration is the same, but I feel that the reporting/log feedback is missing.

I am not able to use the new log screen (SmartLog?) to effectively get the Smart Event 's log I used to get.  There is a "Correlated" report now but it doesn't give me the level of information I used to get.  Perhaps I don't know how to properly get the things setup in R80.10, but even when I try to read the documentation I don't have luck there neither.


Let me use this use-case as an example:

Smart Event - "IP sweep from external network".
Under this event, I add a new condition where if the destination is, with threshold at 50 logs in 60 seconds.  When this condition is triggered, this event would have severity=high, action=block-4-hours and Email-me.


In R77.30, the event log would allow me to see a list of events trigger.  When look into the event, it should me info such as the following:

Source =
Destination = (a list of IP in 172.22.x.x)
Service = ssh
Event Name = "IP sweep from external network"
Log Count = 53
Event Action = block / email


This let me has a clear picture how often this event is triggered, who triggered this, and how intensive such scanning is (i.e. 53 SSH scan vs say 200 SSH scan in 1 minute).  It also confirms me that my configuration is in used and that the offending would be block for x hours.  This feedback would let me to turn the event better.


In R80.10, so far I see a Correlated report that provide some info, but not all.  In the new log screen, I can type "IP sweep from external network" as a search and it would give me some info as well.  But I have not figure out a way to get all these info in an efficient and effective manner.


Any comments or feedback here?  Did I overlook something, or the SmartEvent in R80.10 is not a focused feature anymore?