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Akamai SIEM API Source

The Akamai SIEM API Source provides a secure endpoint to receive security events generated on the Akamai platform by leveraging the V1 SIEM API. It securely stores the required authentication, scheduling, and state tracking information.

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This source has a maximum ingest rate of 1 TB/day as measured by the Data Volume Index. Contact Sumo Logic support for alternative collection techniques if your Source exceeds this rate.

States

An Akamai SIEM API Source tracks errors, reports its health, and start-up progress. You’re informed, in real time, if the Source is having trouble connecting, if there's an error requiring user action, or if it is healthy and collecting by utilizing Health Events.

An Akamai SIEM API Source goes through the following states when created:

  1. Pending. Once the Source is submitted, it is validated, stored, and placed in a Pending state.
  2. Started. A collection task is created on the Hosted Collector.
  3. Initialized. The task configuration is complete in Sumo Logic.
  4. Authenticated. The Source successfully authenticated with Symantec.
  5. Collecting. The Source is actively collecting data from Symantec.

If the Source has any issues during any one of these states, it is placed in an Error state.

When you delete the Source, it is placed in a Stopping state. When it has successfully stopped, it is deleted from your Hosted Collector.

On the Collection page, the Health and Status for Sources is displayed. Use Health Events to investigate issues with collection. You can click the text in the Health column, such as Error, to open the issue in Health Events to investigate.
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Hover your mouse over the status icon to view a tooltip with a count of the detected errors and warnings.
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You can click on the status icon to open a Health Events panel with details on each detected issue.

Prerequisite and Authentication

The Akamai SIEM API Source requires you to provide a Client TokenClient SecretAccess Token, Akamai API Host, and at least one Config ID. To get these, follow the instructions from Akamai's documentation to Set up SIEM integration.

Create an Akamai SIEM API Source

When you create an Akamai SIEM API Source, you add it to a Hosted Collector. Before creating the Source, identify the Hosted Collector you want to use or create a new Hosted Collector. For instructions, see Configure a Hosted Collector.

To configure an Akamai SIEM API Source:

  1. In Sumo Logic, select Manage Data > Collection > Collection
  2. On the Collection page, click Add Source next to a HostedCollector.
  3. Select Akamai SIEM API.
    Akamai source icon.png
  4. Enter a Name to display for the Source in the Sumo web application. The description is optional.
    Akamai SIEM API Source
  5. (Optional) For Source Category, enter any string to tag the output collected from the Source. Category metadata is stored in a searchable field called _sourceCategory.
  6. Forward to SIEM. Check the checkbox to forward your data to Cloud SIEM Enterprise. When configured with the Forward to SIEM option the following metadata fields are set:
    • _siemVendor:Akamai
    • _siemProduct:SIEM
    • _siemFormat:JSON
    • _siemEventID: <type> This is the value from the type field of the event. This is typically akamai_siem.
  7. Client TokenClient SecretAccess Token, and Akamai API Host. Provide the Akamai SIEM API authentication credentials you want to use to authenticate) collection requests. The Akamai API Host is the custom hostname applied to your credentials, it looks something like this: akzz-XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.luna.akamaiapis.net.
  8. Config IDs. Provide at least one Security Configuration ID you got when you turned on the SIEM integration in Akamai. This was done in the prerequisite and authentication section.
  9. Parsing Options. Select if you want to Enable post processing or Disable all parsing. The post processing options are Decode httpMessage fields and Duplicate Events once for each rule associated with the event. We recommend both parsing options when Forward to SIEM is enabled.
    • Decode httpMessage fields will decode the following fields from the httpMessage field of the event:
      • httpMessage.requestHeaders
      • httpMessage.responseHeaders
      • httpMessage.query For example, a log with the values:
        {
        "format": "json",
        "type": "akamai_siem",
        "version": "1.0",
        "attackData": {
        ...
        },
        "geo": {
        ...
        },
        "httpMessage": {
        "bytes": "266",
        "host": "www.hmapi.com",
        "method": "GET",
        "path": "/",
        "port": "80",
        "protocol": "HTTP/1.1",
        "query": "option=com_jce%20telnet.exe",
        "requestHeaders": "User-Agent%3a%20BOT%2f0.1%20(BOT%20for%20JCE)%0d%0aAccept%3a%20text%2fhtml,application%2fxhtml+xml,application%2fxml%3bq%3d0.9,*%2f*%3bq%3d0.8%0d%0auniqueID%3a%20CR_H8%0d%0aAccept-Language%3a%20en-US,en%3bq%3d0.5%0d%0aAccept-Encoding%3a%20gzip,%20deflate%0d%0aConnection%3a%20keep-alive%0d%0aHost%3a%20www.hmapi.com%0d%0aContent-Length%3a%200%0d%0a",
        "requestId": "1158db1758e37bfe67b7c09",
        "responseHeaders": "Server%3a%20AkamaiGHost%0d%0aMime-Version%3a%201.0%0d%0aContent-Type%3a%20text%2fhtml%0d%0aContent-Length%3a%20266%0d%0aExpires%3a%20Tue,%2004%20Apr%202017%2010%3a57%3a02%20GMT%0d%0aDate%3a%20Tue,%2004%20Apr%202017%2010%3a57%3a02%20GMT%0d%0aConnection%3a%20close%0d%0aSet-Cookie%3a%20ak_bmsc%3dAFE4B6D8CEEDBD286FB10F37AC7B256617DB580D417F0000FE7BE3580429E23D%7epluPrgNmaBdJqOLZFwxqQLSkGGMy4zGMNXrpRIc1Md4qtsDfgjLCojg1hs2HC8JqaaB97QwQRR3YS1ulk+6e9Dbto0YASJAM909Ujbo6Qfyh1XpG0MniBzVbPMUV8oKhBLLPVSNCp0xXMnH8iXGZUHlUsHqWONt3+EGSbWUU320h4GKiGCJkig5r+hc6V1pi3tt7u3LglG3DloEilchdo8D7iu4lrvvAEzyYQI8Hao8M0%3d%3b%20expires%3dTue,%2004%20Apr%202017%2012%3a57%3a02%20GMT%3b%20max-age%3d7200%3b%20path%3d%2f%3b%20domain%3d.hmapi.com%3b%20HttpOnly%0d%0a",
        "start": "1491303422",
        "status": "200"
        }
        }
        will be decoded as:
        {
        "format": "json",
        "type": "akamai_siem",
        "version": "1.0",
        "attackData": {
        ...
        },
        "geo": {
        ...
        },
        "httpMessage": {
        "bytes": "266",
        "host": "www.hmapi.com",
        "method": "GET",
        "path": "/",
        "port": "80",
        "protocol": "HTTP/1.1",
        "query": "option=com_jce telnet.exe",
        "requestHeaders": {
        "Accept": "text/html,application/xhtml xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8",
        "Accept-Encoding": "gzip, deflate",
        "Accept-Language": "en-US,en;q=0.5",
        "Connection": "keep-alive",
        "Content-Length": "0",
        "Host": "www.hmapi.com",
        "User-Agent": "BOT/0.1 (BOT for JCE)",
        "uniqueID": "CR_H8"
        },
        "requestId": "1158db1758e37bfe67b7c09",
        "responseHeaders": {
        "Connection": "close",
        "Content-Length": "266",
        "Content-Type": "text/html",
        "Date": "Tue, 04 Apr 2017 10:57:02 GMT",
        "Expires": "Tue, 04 Apr 2017 10:57:02 GMT",
        "Mime-Version": "1.0",
        "Server": "AkamaiGHost",
        "Set-Cookie": "ak_bmsc=AFE4B6D8CEEDBD286FB10F37AC7B256617DB580D417F0000FE7BE3580429E23D~pluPrgNmaBdJqOLZFwxqQLSkGGMy4zGMNXrpRIc1Md4qtsDfgjLCojg1hs2HC8JqaaB97QwQRR3YS1ulk 6e9Dbto0YASJAM909Ujbo6Qfyh1XpG0MniBzVbPMUV8oKhBLLPVSNCp0xXMnH8iXGZUHlUsHqWONt3 EGSbWUU320h4GKiGCJkig5r hc6V1pi3tt7u3LglG3DloEilchdo8D7iu4lrvvAEzyYQI8Hao8M0=; expires=Tue, 04 Apr 2017 12:57:02 GMT; max-age=7200; path=/; domain=.hmapi.com; HttpOnly"
        },
        "start": "1491303422",
        "status": "200"
        }
        }
      • Duplicate Events once for each rule associated with the event will decode the attackData (rules) that triggered the events and duplicate the event, one for each triggered rule. In this case the base event:
        {
        "format": "json",
        "type": "akamai_siem",
        "version": "1.0",
        "attackData": {
        "clientIP": "52.91.36.10",
        "configId": "14227",
        "policyId": "qik1_26545",
        "rules": [
        {
        "rule": "950002",
        "ruleAction": "alert",
        "ruleData": "telnet.exe",
        "ruleMessage": "System Command Access",
        "ruleSelector": "ARGS:option",
        "ruleTag": "OWASP_CRS/WEB_ATTACK/FILE_INJECTION",
        "ruleVersion": "4"
        },
        {
        "rule": "950006",
        "ruleAction": "alert",
        "ruleData": "telnet.exe",
        "ruleMessage": "System Command Injection",
        "ruleSelector": "ARGS:option",
        "ruleTag": "OWASP_CRS/WEB_ATTACK/COMMAND_INJECTION",
        "ruleVersion": "4"
        },
        {
        "rule": "CMD-INJECTION-ANOMALY",
        "ruleAction": "deny",
        "ruleData": "Vector Score: 10, DENY threshold: 9, Alert Rules: 950002:950006, Deny Rule: , Last Matched Message: System Command Injection",
        "ruleMessage": "Anomaly Score Exceeded for Command Injection",
        "ruleSelector": "",
        "ruleTag": "AKAMAI/POLICY/CMD_INJECTION_ANOMALY",
        "ruleVersion": "1"
        }
        ]
        },
        "geo": {
        ...
        },
        "httpMessage": {
        ...
        }
        }
        would be transformed into three distinct events that are exactly the same, except for the attackData which would be duplicated once for each rule. For example, the first event would be:
        {
        "format": "json",
        "type": "akamai_siem",
        "version": "1.0",
        "attackData": {
        "clientIP": "52.91.36.10",
        "configId": "14227",
        "policyId": "qik1_26545",
        "rule": "950002",
        "ruleAction": "alert",
        "ruleData": "telnet.exe",
        "ruleMessage": "System Command Access",
        "ruleSelector": "ARGS:option",
        "ruleTag": "OWASP_CRS/WEB_ATTACK/FILE_INJECTION",
        "ruleVersion": "4"
        },
        "geo": {
        ...
        },
        "httpMessage": {
        ...
        }
        }
        "format": "json",
        "type": "akamai_siem",
        "version": "1.0",
        "attackData": {
        "clientIP": "52.91.36.10",
        "configId": "14227",
        "policyId": "qik1_26545",
        "rule": "950002",
        "ruleAction": "alert",
        "ruleData": "telnet.exe",
        "ruleMessage": "System Command Access",
        "ruleSelector": "ARGS:option",
        "ruleTag": "OWASP_CRS/WEB_ATTACK/FILE_INJECTION",
        "ruleVersion": "4"
        },
        "geo": {
        ...
        },
        "httpMessage": {
        ...
        }
        }
        and the second would be:
        {
        "format": "json",
        "type": "akamai_siem",
        "version": "1.0",
        "attackData": {
        "clientIP": "52.91.36.10",
        "configId": "14227",
        "policyId": "qik1_26545",
        "rule": "950006",
        "ruleAction": "alert",
        "ruleData": "telnet.exe",
        "ruleMessage": "System Command Injection",
        "ruleSelector": "ARGS:option",
        "ruleTag": "OWASP_CRS/WEB_ATTACK/COMMAND_INJECTION",
        "ruleVersion": "4"
        },
        "geo": {
        ...
        },
        "httpMessage": {
        ...
        }
        }
        and so on. One event for each element of the rules array within attackData.
  10. Advanced Options. These options should be kept at their default value. They may require changes for environments with a high volume of events.
    • Option: Reset the offset token to start collection from current point in time: In some cases, the Collector might enter a state where the offset token used to track what data has already been consumed might become invalid. This can occur if the Collector stops collecting for a period of time or if the credentials have expired. The Collector attempts to detect this condition and reset the offset token. It may be the case that manual intervention is needed to reset the offset token. In this case, you should select the Reset the offset token to start collection from current point in time so the Collector will start collecting from the current period in time.
    • Option: Number of logs to pull per request: This option controls the number of logs that are pulled for each request. The default value for this is 10,000, but in some environments it may be necessary to increase the number of logs pulled with each request. If the integration is falling behind in terms of its collection rate, this limit should be increased to pull more events with each request. Supported values are between 1,000 and 200,000, and if a value out of this range is specified the default value of 10,000 is used.
    • Option: Poll Interval (in seconds): This option controls the poll interval for requesting events. This polling interval is only used when the previous requests indicate no more log data is available. The interval value must be at least 30, if anything lower is defined, 30 is automatically defined.
  11. When you are finished configuring the Source, click Submit.

Error types

When Sumo Logic detects an issue it is tracked by Health Events. The following table shows the three possible error types, the reason the error would occur, if the Source attempts to retry, and the name of the event log in the Health Event Index.

TypeReasonRetriesRetry BehaviorHealth Event Name
ThirdPartyConfigNormally due to an invalid configuration. You'll need to review your Source configuration and make an update.No retries are attempted until the Source is updated.Not applicableThirdPartyConfigError
ThirdPartyGenericNormally due to an error communicating with the third party service APIs.YesThe Source will retry for up to 90 minutes, after which it quits.ThirdPartyGenericError
FirstPartyGenericNormally due to an error communicating with the internal Sumo Logic APIs.YesThe Source will retry for up to 90 minutes, after which it quits.FirstPartyGenericError

JSON configuration

Sources can be configured using UTF-8 encoded JSON files with the Collector Management API. See how to use JSON to configure Sources for details. 

ParameterTypeRequired?DescriptionAccess
configJSON ObjectYesContains the configuration parameters for the Source. 
schemaRefJSON ObjectYesUse {"type":"Akamai SIEM API"} for a Akamai SIEM API Source.not modifiable
sourceTypeStringYesUse Universal for a Akamai SIEM API Source.not modifiable

Config Parameters

The following table shows the config parameters for a Akamai SIEM API Source.

ParameterTypeRequired?DefaultDescriptionAccess
nameStringYesType a desired name of the Source. The name must be unique per Collector. This value is assigned to the metadata field _source.modifiable
descriptionStringNonullType a description of the Source.modifiable
categoryStringNonullType a category of the source. This value is assigned to the metadata field _sourceCategory. See best practices for details.modifiable
fieldsJSON ObjectNoJSON map of key-value fields (metadata) to apply to the Collector or Source. Use the boolean field _siemForward to enable forwarding to SIEM.modifiable
clientSecretStringNoThe Client Secret you want to use to authenticate collection requests.modifiable
clientTokenStringYesThe Client Token for the Client Secret that you want to use to authenticate collection requests.modifiable
accessTokenStringYesThe Access Token you want to use to authenticate collection requests.modifiable
hostStringYesThe custom hostname applied to your credentials, it looks like: akzz-XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.luna.akamaiapis.netmodifiable
configIdsArray of stringsYesProvide at least one Configuration ID you got when you turned on the SIEM integration in Akamai.modifiable
disablePostProcessBooleanNoFalseWhen true event logs are collected as is from Akamai. When false you need to specify the splitOnRules and decodeHttp parameters.modifiable
splitOnRulesBooleanNo unless disablePostProcess is set to trueFalseDuplicate Events once for each rule associated with the event. Sets if the event is duplicated once for each rule triggered in the attack data.modifiable
decodeHttpBooleanNo unless disablePostProcess is set to trueTrueDecode httpMessage fields. Sets if the httpMessage fields are URL decoded.modifiable
resetOffsetBooleanNoFalseReset the offset token to start collection from current point in time.modifiable
limitIntegerNo10000The number of logs to pull per request. Can be a maximum of 200000 and a minimum of 1000.modifiable
pollIntervalIntegerNo30The poll interval in seconds. Can be a maximum of 600 and a minimum of 15.modifiable

Akamai SIEM API Source JSON example:

{
"api.version":"v1",
"source":{
"state":{
"state":"Collecting"
},
"schemaRef":{
"type":"Akamai SIEM API"
},
"config":{
"name":"akamai test",
"splitOnRules":true,
"clientToken":"********",
"host":"********.luna.akamaiapis.net",
"configIds":["74215"],
"decodeHttp":true,
"fields":{
"_siemForward":false
},
"resetOffset":false,
"clientSecret":"********",
"limit":10000,
"pollInterval":30,
"accessToken":"********"
},
"sourceType":"Universal"
}
}
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