Monitor Agent Activity

You can monitor the activity of any Cortex XDR agent that you manage.
Viewing agent audit logs requires either a
Cortex
XDR
Prevent or
Cortex
XDR
Pro per Endpoint license.
The
Cortex
XDR agent logs entries for events that are monitored by the
Cortex
XDR agent and reports the logs back to
Cortex
XDR
hourly.
Cortex
XDR
stores the logs for 365 days. To view the
Cortex
XDR agent logs, select
Settings
Agent Auditing
.
To ensure you and your colleagues stay informed about agent activity, you can Configure Notification Forwarding to forward your Agent Audit log to an email distribution list, Syslog server, or Slack channel.
You can customize your view of the logs by adding or removing filters to the
Agent Audits Table
. You can also filter the page result to narrow down your search. The following table describes the default and optional fields that you can view in the
Cortex
XDR
Agents Audit Table
:
Field
Description
Category
The
Cortex
XDR agent logs these endpoint events using one of the following categories:
  • Audit
    —Successful changes to the agent indicating correct behavior.
  • Monitoring
    —Unsuccessful changes to the agent that may require administrator intervention.
  • Status
    —Indication of the agent status.
Description
Log message that describes the action.
Domain
Domain to which the endpoint belongs.
Endpoint ID
Unique ID assigned by the
Cortex
XDR agent.
Endpoint Name
Endpoint hostname.
Received Time
Date and time when the action was received by the agent and reported back to
Cortex
XDR
.
Result
The result of the action (
Success
,
Fail
, or
N/A
)
Severity
Severity associated with the log:
  • Critical
  • High
  • Medium
  • Low
  • Informational
Type and Sub-Type
Additional classification of agent log (Type and Sub-Type:
  • Installation
    :
    • Install
    • Uninstall
    • Upgrade
  • Policy change
    :
    • Local Configuration Change
    • Content Update
    • Policy Update
    • Process Exception
    • Hash Exception
  • Agent service
    :
    • Service start
      (reported only when the agent fails to start and the
      RESULT
      is
      Fail
      )
    • Service stopped
  • Agent modules
    :
    • Module initialization
    • Local analysis module
    • Local analysis feature extraction
  • Agent status
    :
    • Fully protected
    • OS incompatible
    • Software incompatible
    • Kernel driver initialization
    • Kernel extension initialization
    • Proxy communication
    • Quota exceeded
      (reported when old prevention data is being deleted from the endpoint)
    • Minimal content
  • Action
    :
    • Endpoint Token
    • Scan
    • File retrieval
    • Terminate process
    • Isolate
    • Cancel isolation
    • Payload execution
    • Quarantine
    • Restore
    • Block IP address
    • Unblock IP address
    • Tagging
Timestamp
Date and time when the action occurred.
XDR Agent Version
Version of the
Cortex
XDR agent running on the endpoint.

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