About configuring event export in a SIEM system

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The process of exporting events from Kaspersky Security Center to external SIEM systems involves two parties: an event sender—Kaspersky Security Center and an event receiver—SIEM system. You must configure the export of events in your SIEM system and in the Kaspersky Security Center.

The settings that you specify in the SIEM system depend on the particular system that you are using. Generally, for all SIEM systems you must set up a receiver and, optionally, a message parser to parse received events.

Setting up the receiver

To receive events sent by Kaspersky Security Center, you must set up the receiver in your SIEM system. In general, the following settings must be specified in the SIEM system:

Depending on the SIEM system that you use, you may have to specify some additional receiver settings.

The figure below shows the receiver setup screen in ArcSight.

Example of setting up the receiver

Receiver setup in ArcSight

Message parser

Exported events are passed to SIEM systems as messages. These messages must be properly parsed so that information on the events can be used by the SIEM system. Message parsers are part of the SIEM system; they are used to split the contents of the message into the relevant fields, such as event ID, severity, description, parameters and so on. This enables the SIEM system to process events received from Kaspersky Security Center so that they can be stored in the SIEM system database.

Each SIEM system has a set of standard message parsers. Kaspersky also provides message parsers for some SIEM systems, for example, for QRadar and ArcSight. You can download these message parsers from the websites of the corresponding SIEM systems. When configuring the receiver, you can select to use one of the standard message parsers or a message parser from Kaspersky.

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Scenario: configuring event export to SIEM systems

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