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To fully use this screen, you must add the following permission to your account:

  • Read IDS

You can use the Intrusion Detection System screen to view data from the host-based intrusion detection system (HIDS). 

Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) analyze network or host traffic and alert if that traffic matches signatures of known attacks. These events are correlated in our Security Information Event Management (SIEM) system, in combination with other security data, to alert on security threats.

This system provides an agent-based, intrusion detection service for network traffic analysis and reporting. Specifically, HIDS monitors for attack attempts.

HIDS policies focus on detecting OWASP top 10 events. Any observed attempts are delivered to Armor's advanced correlation engine for inspection and correlation with other collected logs.


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WidgetDescription
Top Signatures

This widget displays the top 10 IDS events detected over the past 7 days, grouped together by signature. 

Top VMsThis widget displays the top 10 IDS events detected over the past 7 days, grouped together by virtual machine.


Understand Intrusion Detection System (IDS)


This section displays details for all IDS events detected over the past 7 days. 

ColumnDescription
NameThis column displays the name of your virtual machine.
Source IPThis column displays the IP address of the signature.
Source PortThis column displays the port address of the signature.
Destination IPThis column displays the IP address of your virtual machine.
Destination PortThis column displays the port address of your virtual machine.
Event SignatureThis column displays the the content of the signature.
Event TimestampThis column displays the time and date when the event signature was detected.
CountThis column displays the number of event signatures that were detected.


Enable Trend Sub-Agent


As a prerequisite to installing Intrusion Prevention Services, you must install the Trend sub-agent. Use the following commands to manage the Trend sub-agent.

Recommendation Scans


One of the features available in Agent 3.0 is Recommendation scans. Recommendation scans provide a good starting point for establishing a list of rules that you should implement. During a recommendation scan, the Armor Agent scans the operating system for installed applications, the Windows registry, open ports, and more. To take advantage of Recommendation scans, turn on Ongoing Recommendation scans in the Toolbox. 

Recommendation Scans work in tandem with the Auto-Apply configuration for IPS. The results of the Recommendation Scan can only be applied when Auto-Apply for the IPS service is turned on. 


Install Trend Sub-Agent:

Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe trend install
Linux: /opt/armor/armor trend install


Uninstall Trend Sub-Agent:

Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe trend uninstall
Linux: /opt/armor/armor trend uninstall 


Trend Sub-Agent Status:

Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe trend status
Linux: /opt/armor/armor trend status


Turn On Recommended Scans:

Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe trend ongoing-recommendation-scan on
Linux: /opt/armor/armor trend ongoing-recommendation-scan on


Turn Off Recommended Scans:

Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe trend ongoing-recommendation-scan off
Linux: /opt/armor/armor trend ongoing-recommendation-scan off


Schedule a Recommended Scan (Runs on Next Trend Sub-Agent Heartbeat):

Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe trend recommendation-scan
Linux: /opt/armor/armor trend recommendation-scan


Set Recommendation Scan Interval:

Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe trend set-recommendation-scan-interval <interval>
Linux: /opt/armor/armor set-recommendation-scan-interval <interval>
 Options are  "24 Hours" "2 Days" "3 Days" "7 Days" "2 Weeks" "3 Weeks" "4 Weeks"


Get Recommendation Scan Interval:

Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe trend get-recommendation-scan-interval
Linux: /opt/armor/armor trend get-recommendation-scan-interval


Trend Sub-Agent Help

Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe trend help
Linux: /opt/armor/armor trend help

Enable Intrusion Prevention Service


Use the following commands to manage the Intrusion Detection service.


Turn On Detect Mode:

Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe ips detect 
Linux: /opt/armor/armor ips detect

Optional Parameters
Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe ips detect auto-apply-recommendations=on
Linux: /opt/armor/armor ips detect auto-apply-recommendations=on

Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe ips detect auto-apply-recommendations=off
Linux: /opt/armor/armor ips detect auto-apply-recommendations=off

The Auto-Apply configuration for IPS works in tandem with Recommendation Scans. Only after a Recommendation Scan is run will there be policies to Auto-Apply. 


Turn On Prevent Mode:

Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe ips prevent 
Linux: /opt/armor/armor ips prevent 

Optional Parameters
Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe ips prevent auto-apply-recommendations=on
Linux: /opt/armor/armor ips prevent auto-apply-recommendations=on

Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe ips prevent auto-apply-recommendations=off
Linux: /opt/armor/armor ips prevent auto-apply-recommendations=off


Turn Off Prevent Mode:

Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe ips off
Linux: /opt/armor/armor ips off 


List of Available IPS Rules:

Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe ips list-available-rules
Linux: /opt/armor/armor ips list-available-rules


List of Assigned IPS Rules on Policy:

Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe ips list-assigned-rules
Linux: /opt/armor/armor ips list-assigned-rules


Assign IPS Rules:

Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe ips assign-rules
Linux: /opt/armor/armor ips assign-rules


Un-Assign IPS Rule:

Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe ips unassign-rule
Linux: /opt/armor/armor ips unassign-rule


Intrusion Detection Help

Windows: C:\.armor\opt\armor.exe ips help
Linux: /opt/armor/armor ips help


Export IDS Data 


  1. In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the left-side navigation, click Security
  2. Click Intrusion Detection.
  3. (Optional) Use the filter function to customize the data displayed. 
  4. Below the table, click CSV
    • You have the option to export all of the data (All), or only the data that appears on the current screen (Current Set). 


Log Search for Intrusion Detection


Users can search for HIDS events in Log Search. For instructions on how to access and use Log Search, please see our documentation here

An example of HIDS logs can be seen below: 

For a full list of Log Search fields and descriptions, please visit our glossary here




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