Use anybody paloalto-logs in minemeld?

L1 Bithead

Use anybody paloalto-logs in minemeld?

Hello, does use anybody the logs from a plaoalto-fw in minemeld? And what was the reason for to do this on this way? Thanx for your answers. :-)
L7 Applicator

Re: Use anybody paloalto-logs in minemeld?

Hi Bohem,

currently (0.9.18) there are 2 main reasons you may think of sending PAN-OS logs to MineMeld:

  1. to extract indicators from logs (like IPs of attackers, malicious URLs, hashes, ...) for sharing
  2. to match logs against live indicators for statiscal purposes and/or to push only matching indicators to the enforcement platforms


Option 1 is performed via the syslog Miner node. You can configure it via a set of custom rules to extract indicators from specific types of logs. You can then process the extracted indicators as they were coming from 3rd party feeds. Example use case: you can use it to collect IPs of attackers and create an EDL to block them across all your deployed platforms. Of course you can limit False Positive by selecting only specific logs and you can react to FPs using whitelists.


Option 2 is performed via the syslog matcher node. When a log matches and existing indicator, the syslog matcher increments a counter for the feed that provided the indicator and sends the matched indicator downstream. 


Let me know if you need more details.



L1 Bithead

Re: Use anybody paloalto-logs in minemeld?

Thank you for your explantion. Now I know, for what I can use it. :-)

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