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firewall notifications and alarms based on syslog keywords

HI, I have an ASA and we now have a requirement that we need to be notified in case of a security concern.  I have the firewall sending syslog messages to a central syslog server but I would like to know based on what syslog keywords should I be sending out email notifications.  For ex : if I get a syslog with a keyword "SYN ATTACK" (if there is such a syslog message) I will be sending out an alarm to the security team.

Is there another way of doing this? Another ex is if we have too many dropped packets or something of this type, then I need to be notified?  Does the asdm have such a feature?

any recommendations?


firewall notifications and alarms based on syslog keywords

Hello Ronni,

The Security Appliance will send email notifications due to any events you have configured based on a logging level or a logging list you have configured.

Here is one document I used before to know a little bit more about the email notifications feature.

Other way you can send the logging messages is using a logging class.

For example lets say you just want to send events related to failover and webvpn.

logging class ha mail 7

logging class webvpn mail 7

Hope this helps, any other question let me know.

Do please rate helpful posts.


Julio Carvajal
Senior Network Security and Core Specialist
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