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Trellix mVision ePO Source


Trellix is a cybersecurity company that provides cloud-based security solutions for cybersecurity attacks. It provides hardware, software, and services to investigate cybersecurity attacks, protects against malicious software, and analyzes IT security risks.

mVision ePO is a key component of the Trellix security management platform, which provides unified management of endpoint, network, and data security. This can reduce incident response time, strengthen protection, simplify and automate risk and security management, and provide end-to-end network visibility and security.

Data Source

The Trellix integration fetches event logs using the Trellix mVision ePO API.

Set up and configuration

The Trellix mVision ePO source requires you to provide a Client ID, Client Secret, and API key. To obtain these, follow the steps below.

  1. Log in to the Trellix Developer Portal.
  2. Go to the Self service menu and click API Access Management option.
    1. Copy API key from the API Access Management section.
    2. In the Credential Configuration section, select Events as the scope in APIs for a given Client Type.
    3. Click Request for IAM Client type approval.
    4. Once your IAM Client type is approved, generate the Client ID and Client Secret.


The Trellix mVision ePO source is a security platform that provides cloud-based security solutions for cybersecurity attacks. When you create a Trellix mVision ePO source, it goes through the following stages.

  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 Trellix mVision ePO.
  5. Collecting. The Source is actively collecting data from Trellix mVision ePO.

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. You can click the text in the Health column, such as Error, to open the issue in Health Events to investigate.

Create Trellix mVision ePO Source

When you create a Trellix mVision ePO 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 a Trellix mVision ePO Source, follow the steps below:

  1. In Sumo Logic, select Manage Data > Collection > Collection
  2. On the Collection page, click Add Source next to a Hosted Collector.
  3. Search for and select Trellix mVision ePO.
  4. Enter a Name for the Source. The description is optional.
  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. (Optional) Fields. Click the +Add button to define the fields you want to associate. Each field needs a name (key) and value.
    • green check circle.png A green circle with a check mark is shown when the field exists in the Fields table schema.
    • orange exclamation point.png An orange triangle with an exclamation point is shown when the field doesn't exist in the Fields table schema. In this case, an option to automatically add the nonexistent fields to the Fields table schema is provided. If a field is sent to Sumo Logic that does not exist in the Fields schema it is ignored, known as dropped.
  7. Enter the Client ID of your Trellix platform.
  8. Enter the Client Secret of your Trellix platform.
  9. Enter the API Key for authorization collected from the Trellix platform.
  10. (Optional) The Polling Interval is set for 5 minutes by default. You can adjust it based on your needs. This sets how often the Source checks for new data.
  11. When you are finished configuring the Source, click Save.

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 for the error, 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 indefinitely.ThirdPartyGenericError
FirstPartyGenericNormally due to an error communicating with the internal Sumo Logic APIs.YesThe Source will retry indefinitely.FirstPartyGenericError

Restarting your Source

If your Source encounters ThirdPartyConfig errors, you can restart it from either the Sumo Logic UI or Sumo Logic API.


To restart your source in the Sumo Logic platform, follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Collection page, and go to Manage Data > Collection > Collection.
  2. Select the source and click the information icon on the right side of the row.
  3. The API usage information popup is displayed. Click the Restart Source button on the bottom left.
  4. Click Confirm to send the restart request.
  5. The bottom left of the platform will provide a notification informing you the request was successful.


To restart your source using the Sumo Management API, follow the instructions below:

  • Method: POST
  • Example endpoint:{collector_id}/sources/{source_id}/action/restart

Sumo Logic endpoints like are different in deployments outside us1. For example, an API endpoint in Europe would begin A service endpoint in us2 (Western U.S.) would begin For more information, see Sumo Logic Endpoints.

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. 

configJSON ObjectYesContains the configuration-parameters of the Source.n/a
schemaRefJSON ObjectYesUse {"type":"Trellix mVision ePO"} for Trellix mVision ePO source.not modifiable
sourceTypeStringYesUse Universal for Trellix mVision ePO.not modifiable

Config Parameters

nameStringYesType the desired name of the Source and it must be unique per Collector. This value is assigned to the metadata field _sourcemodifiable
descriptionStringNoType the description of the Source.modifiable
categoryStringNoType the category of the source. This value is assigned to the metadata field _sourceCategory.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
apiKeyStringYesAPI key used for Authorization.modifiable
clientIDStringYesClient ID of your account.modifiable
clientSecretStringYesClient Secret of your account.modifiable
pollingIntervalIntegerNoChoose how often the Source checks for new data (In minutes).modifiable

JSON Example

"api.version": "v1",
"source": {
"config": {
"name": "Trellix",
"clientID": "xxxxxxxxxxxxxx",
"clientSecret": "******",
"apiKey": "*******",
"pollingInterval": 5
"type": "Trellix mVision ePO"
"sourceType": "Universal"
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