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Symantec Web Security Service


The Sumo Logic app for Symantec Web Security provides real-time insights into the web traffic and helps you to identify potential security threats. This app is based on a cloud-to-cloud Symantec Web Security Service source that collects Symantec Web Security access logs. With the Sumo Logic app for Symantec Web Security, you can:

  • Monitor for web-based threats. Monitor the web traffic for potential threats using access logs generated by the Symantec Web Security Service.
  • Detect and prevent malware infections. Search access logs for patterns of behavior that are indicative of malware infections. It also provides integrations with threat intelligence sources, which can help you to quickly identify potential malware infections and take necessary action to prevent them.
  • Identify and block suspicious web activity. You can use the app to monitor suspicious web activity, such as requests to known malicious sites.
  • Optimize web security policies. This app provides insights into web traffic that can help you to optimize web security policies. You can also use the app to identify areas where policies may be too restrictive or too permissive and make adjustments accordingly.

Log Types​

This App uses Symantec Web Security Service to collect Access Logs from Symantec Web Security Service.

Sample Log Message​

Access Log
"x-bluecoat-request-tenant-id": "24786",
"date": "2023-05-05",
"time": "20:29:29",
"time-taken": "89225",
"x-virus-id":"Blocklisted Files",
"cs-userdn": "PRCht",
"s-action": "TUNNELED",
"cs-host": "",
"cs-uri-port": "443",
"cs-uri-path": "/",
"s-ip": "1xx.1xx.1.85",
"c-ip": "x3.1xx.1xx.39",
"cs-bytes": "4461",
"sc-bytes": "2981",
"cs-categories": "\"Business/Economy\"",
"sc-filter-result": "OBSERVED",
"cs(User-Agent)":"Cisco Any/connect VPN Agent for Windows 4.2.0"

Sample Query​

Unique Inbound Domains
| parse "\"cs(User-Agent)\": \"*\"" as user_agent
| json "x-bluecoat-request-tenant-id", "date", "time", "time-taken", "x-virus-id", "cs-userdn", "s-action", "cs-host", "cs-uri-port", "cs-uri-path", "s-ip", "c-ip", "cs-bytes", "sc-bytes", "cs-categories", "sc-filter-result", "cs-uri-extension", "x-exception-id", "x-bluecoat-placeholder" as id, date, time, total_time, virus_id, user, s_action, host, cs_uri_port, cs_uri_path, s_ip, client_ip, bytes_send, bytes_receive, category, filter_result, uri_extension, exception_id, x_bluecoat_placeholder nodrop
| where user matches "{{user}}"
| count_distinct(id)

Set up collection​

To set up Cloud to Cloud Integration Symantec Web Security Service Source for the Symantec Web Security Service App, follow the instructions provided. These instructions will guide you through the process of creating a source using the Symantec Web Security Service Source category, which you will need to use when installing the app. By following these steps, you can ensure that your Symantec Web Security Service app is properly integrated and configured to collect and analyze your Symantec Web Security Service data.

Installing the Symantec Web Security Service App​​

This section has instructions for installing the Symantec Web Security Service App for Sumo Logic.

To install the app:

  1. From the Sumo Logic navigation, select App Catalog.
  2. In the Search Apps field, search for and then select your app.
  3. Optionally, you can scroll down to preview the dashboards included with the app. Then, click Install App (sometimes this button says Add Integration).

    If your app has multiple versions, you'll need to select the version of the service you're using before installation.

  4. On the next configuration page, under Select Data Source for your App, complete the following fields:
    • Data Source. Select one of the following options:
      • Choose Source Category and select a source category from the list; or
      • Choose Enter a Custom Data Filter, and enter a custom source category beginning with an underscore. For example, _sourceCategory=MyCategory.
    • Folder Name. You can retain the existing name or enter a custom name of your choice for the app.
    • All Folders (optional). Default location is the Personal folder in your Library. If desired, you can choose a different location and/or click New Folder to add it to a new folder.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Look for the dialog confirming that your app was installed successfully.

Once an app is installed, it will appear in your Personal folder or the folder that you specified. From here, you can share it with other users in your organization. Dashboard panels will automatically start to fill with data matching the time range query received since you created the panel. Results won't be available immediately, but within about 20 minutes, you'll see completed graphs and maps.

Viewing Symantec Web Security Service Dashboards​​

Symantec Web Security Service - Security Overview​

Symantec Web Security Service - Security Overview dashboard provides a comprehensive view of the network security status. It includes widgets for the total number of requests, unique malware detected, geo locations of blocked requests, category statistics, top 10 blocked hosts, top 10 blocked users, top 10 blocked traffic verdicts, security concerns, malicious file type (URI extension), malware action on identification, requests over time, and virus count over time. This information helps you to monitor and manage the network security in real-time, which allows you to quickly identify and respond to potential threats.

Symantec Web Security Service - Web Activity Overview​

Symantec WWeb Security ServiceSS - Web Activity Overview dashboard provides a comprehensive view of the web activity status through various widgets. It includes widgets for blocked websites by category, blocked user agents, number of blocked sites over time, blocked sites, bytes sent/received over time, Layer 4 result actions, requests by the user, time spent processing requests by the user, bandwidth usage by user, web activity by total hits, web activity by unique users, and top 10 URI extensions. This information helps you to monitor and manage network security in real time, which allows you to quickly identify and respond to potential threats. With Symantec Web Security Service, businesses can ensure a safe browsing experience and protect against various online threats.

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