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Groups

Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Caroline Juszczak on Aug 30, 2016

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Use the Build > Groups view to create, name, configure, and organize your parameter groups. When completed, you can choose one of these groups to configure a filter (in Filter Creation) or rule (in Rule Creation) to include or exclude the specific elements defined within each Group.

Each Group you create only applies to your selected manager when you create the group. If you need a similar group for a second manager, create a group for the manager or export the group. When you are finished, import it from the second manager Groups grid.

Group types

You can use the Build > Groups view to create any of the following groups.

Event groups

Event Groups are custom families of events you can save as a group, and then associate the event group with your rules and filters. For example, you can create an event group with similar events that need to trigger the same response from the console. When you apply the event group to a rule, the console implements the same rule when any event occurs in the group.

Directory Service groups

If you use a directory service such as Active Directory, you can connect LEM to the server that stores your existing directory service (DS) groups. After you establish a connection, you can synchronize your DS Groups with LEM and apply them to your rules and filters. You can use DS Groups to match, include, or exclude events to specific users or computers based on their DS group membership.

In most cases, DS Groups are used in rules and filters as a type of white list or blacklist for choosing which users or computers to include or to ignore. When used by a filter, a DS group can limit the scope of events included in the filter to users or computers with membership in a particular group.

Email template

You can use email templates to create pre-formatted email messages used by your rules to notify you when an event occurs.

State variables

State variables are used in rules to represent temporary or transitional states. For example, you can create a state variable to track the state of a particular system, setting it to a different value depending on whether the system comes online or goes offline.

Time-of-day sets

Time-of-day sets are specific groups of hours you can associate with rules and filters, enabling them to perform specific actions at different times of the day.

For example, if you define two different time-of-day sets for "Working Hours??? and ???Outside Working Hours,??? you can assign different rules to each of these sets. You can create a rule that automatically shuts down the offending computer and creates an event that sends your system administrator an email.

Connector profiles

Connector profiles are groups of agents with common connector configurations. Most agents in a network have only a few different network security connector configurations. Using connector profiles, you can group agents by their common connector configurations and enable your rules and filters to include or exclude the agents associated with a particular profile.

User-defined groups

User-defined groups are groups of preferences used in rules and filters. You can match, include, or exclude events, information, or data fields based on their membership in a particular group. In most cases, user-defined groups are used in rules and filters as a type of white list or blacklist for choosing which events to include or ignore.
 

 
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