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Cortex XDR Windows Event Collector

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Hello!

My question is about Windows Event Collector.

Why we need Windows Event Collector? Don't XDR Agents collects all needed information from Windows endpoints? Can Windows Event Collector give us useful information than Agents?

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@OrkanAlibayli wrote:

Hello!

My question is about Windows Event Collector.

Why we need Windows Event Collector? Don't XDR Agents collects all needed information from Windows endpoints? Can Windows Event Collector give us useful information than Agents?


Hi @OrkanAlibayli ,

 

The Windows Even Collector is used to collect Windows event logs on servers when the Cortex XDR agent would not do so. There are only a select number of Windows event logs collected by the Cortex XDR Agent, and those are critical as evidence for the malicious behaviors being reported by the agent. The Windows Event Collector can augment that that selection of event logs as a Cortex XDR administrator can specify the log IDs that should be shipped to the Cortex Data Lake (See the Windows Event Collector Document for more information.) Those logs may not necessarily deal with malicious behaviors, but they are interesting enough that a Cortex XDR user may want them brought in.

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