Security Requirements and Controls

Alerts use live-queries that run continuously, trigger one or more actions when the query returns a result. Using alerts enables automation for notifying analysts and administrators through different integrations such as email or forward to another repo. This means you don't have to rely on a routine of checking LogScale and executing queries manually or programmatically and can detect problems as soon as they occur.

  • Standard Alerts are triggered by queries that generate a result set. If the query is not already an aggregate query result, tail(200) is appended to the query to make it an aggregate query. Aggregate queries associated with a standard alert are run as live queries, and when the result set is executed and generates results, these are fed to the configured actions.

    Actions are triggered for the combined result set.

The attributes of the two alert types are compared in the following table:

Feature Standard Alerts  
Supports aggregates Yes  
Sends aggregate results to Actions Yes  
Supports joins No, see warnings with live joins  
Needs search window Yes  
Triggered by Aggregate result  
Action invocation Sequentially  
Can be throttled Yes  
Can be used in packages Yes