Documentation forSecurity Event Manager

About the console settings

On the SEM console toolbar, click the Settings button to access select authentication and configuration settings. The following table describes the available settings.

Tab Settings

Enable the local user and single sign on (SSO) authentication settings, set the minimum password restrictions for local SEM user accounts, create an LDAP configuration, and create an SSO configuration.

Events Limits

Set the live and historical event limits for each search query, as well as the maximum number of events appearing in each Events viewer filter and dashboard widget.

You can enter between 100 and 10000000 (ten million). The default value is 100.

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Log Forwarding Enable log forwarding to direct your raw (unnormalized) log messages to a dedicated server. This option allows you to forward log data to third-party systems and other SIEM tools.
Manage License View, upgrade, activate, and deactivate your SEM license.
System Resources View the system resources, which include the platform name, memory and CPU information, and the manager name, version, and IP address. Also includes the one-click download debugs feature.
Threat Intelligence Enable the Threat Intelligence feed, which enables SEM to detect threats based on lists of known malicious IP addresses. See Using the Threat Intelligence feed in SEM for details.
Updates Enable automatic updates for agents and connectors.
Web Console Create a customized plain-text notification log banner to provide information to users before they access the SEM Console.
Security Enable the SEM security settings. Configure the subject alternative name (SAN) for the IP address or FQDN/hostname in the SEM Console. The SAN name enables the SEM Manager to detect the SEM agent properly and issue a certificate.

Create a secure file transfer protocol (SFTP) connection to an external Microsoft Windows server to share generated SEM reports. This connection ensures that you can deliver reports that exceed your Microsoft Exchange Server attachment size limits to one or more Windows servers in your organization. This option also helps to minimize hard drive space in your SEM deployment.

You can also set the maximum size limit for an email attachment containing a SEM report.