Chapter 5. Rules, Reports, and Queries

One of the most important things to understand about the Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis, and Response System (CS-MARS) is how rules, reports, and queries are related. When you create reports, you need to first understand what you are looking for. Creating useful rules is an important part of operating a MARS appliance. Rules and queries allow you to look at the data in a structured, intelligent fashion. This is what lays the groundwork for everything else in this book.

This chapter discusses built-in reports that are already installed on your CS-MARS appliance and shows you how to create reports that you might need to satisfy your organization’s requirements. This chapter also discusses the relationships ...

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