Configuring an event export in a SIEM system
Oct 23, 2023
The process of exporting events from Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console to external SIEM systems involves two parties: an event sender, Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console, and an event receiver, a SIEM system. You must configure the export of events in your SIEM system and in the Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console.
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 Cloud Console, you must set up the receiver in your SIEM system. In general, the following settings must be specified in the SIEM system:
Specify the port number to connect to Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console. This port must be the same as the port you specify in Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console during configuration with a SIEM system.
- Message protocol or source type
Specify the Syslog format.
Depending on the SIEM system used, you may have to specify some additional receiver settings.
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 a 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 Cloud Console 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 choose to use one of the standard message parsers or a message parser from Kaspersky.