Integrate the BVM server with SIEM

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Integrate the BVM server with SIEM

L3 Networker

Hello Team,


We need to change rsyslog.conf file. Please let us know if this file can be changed and is it recommended to integrate the BVM server with the SIEM?


L5 Sessionator

Hello Ramyashree,

Please confirm, are you looking to forward Cortex Agent logs from Broker VM to SIEM systems?

Ashutosh Patil

L5 Sessionator

Hi @RamyashreeMada ,


Thank you for writing to livecommunity!


The broker VM is a hardened security appliance managed by Palo Alto Networks only. There is no mechanism to configure the internal files and processes on the broker VM and as a result, it can be integrated only to Cortex XDR instance only.  The broker VM can collect logs into Cortex XDR and can be used for syslog collection within the surface of the Cortex XDR solution only. As a result, you cannot integrate it directly to a SIEM. 


Rather the practice recommendation would be to ingest logs into Cortex XDR using the broker VM syslog and collect the alerts and events from the Cortex XDR to SIEM solution via various possible and infrastructually supported means.


Hope this answers your query.


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yes, looking to forward Cortex Agent logs from Broker VM to SIEM systems

L5 Sessionator

Thank you for confirming.

This is not possible. You cannot forward agent logs to SIEM using the broker VM.

You can only forward notifications.
For more details, please refer: Integrate A Syslog Reciever 

Ashutosh Patil
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