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Events & Alerts

Events and alerts are the focus of proactive IT management and security, significantly reducing organizational risk by streamlining mean time to detection (MTTD). It encompasses a robust suite of tools designed for efficiency and effectiveness, ensuring critical issues are identified and addressed promptly.

Events & Alerts


Reduced Risk:

Immediate detection and notification of issues help mitigate potential threats before they escalate.


Automate the monitoring process, allowing your team to focus on other critical tasks.


Fine-tune alert conditions so only relevant alerts are raised — reducing noise and preventing alert fatigue.

Alerting is activated by event definitions, with a correlation engine that connects events intelligently, providing context and significance through anomaly detection. This system is elevated within Graylog by Sigma Rules—globally recognized, open-source alerting rules integrated with the MITRE ATT&CK framework. Graylog further eases the burden of a security analyst by providing a curated set of alerts from SOC Prime, removing the need for users to develop their own rules.

How It Works:

At the core of events and alerts lies a dynamic, intelligent search and correlation engine. It works tirelessly behind the scenes, evaluating event definitions against incoming data streams to identify potential issues. By deploying advanced Sigma rules with Soc Prime curated alerts with Illuminate, the system can detect complex patterns indicative of security incidents, which might go unnoticed by traditional systems.

Once an event matches a definition, the system triggers an alert. These alerts can be finely tuned, ensuring the team is notified only for critical events, maximizing effectiveness. Notification flexibility is key, with support for various channels such as Slack, Microsoft Teams, Discord, and more traditional methods like email and HTTP notifications. This ensures that team members are informed promptly, no matter where they are. Enterprise script triggering enables the integration of alerts into custom workflows and automated responses, adding a layer of sophistication to incident handling.

By utilizing events and alerts, organizations can construct a vigilant, responsive IT environment that not only reacts to incidents but provides the foresight to investigate them.

Learn More About Events & Alerts

Events and alerts proactively monitor and alert on potential security threats, ensuring risks are identified and investigated promptly, thereby significantly reducing the organization’s risk profile.

Events and alerts are optimized for streamlined processing, which accelerates detection times. This increased efficiency enables swift identification of issues before they can escalate, thereby boosting the system’s overall effectiveness and optimizing analysts time..

Graylog focuses on sending accurate and timely alerts to the right people, ensuring that alerts are both relevant and actionable, thereby enhancing the effectiveness of the organizational response.

Graylog includes advanced alerting through event definitions and Sigma rules. This also includes Correlation Engine and Anomaly Detections enabling precise detection and communication of specific issues or threats.

Alerts can be sent through various channels — a dashboard, as well as Slack, Microsoft Teams, Discord, and more. Additionally, the system supports enterprise script triggering, email, and HTTP post notifications for comprehensive alert distribution.

Correlation uses a method with event definitions that allows you to chain multiple different data search results together over time or thresholds to tell a more complete story. This type of activity finds matching data with specific conditions. Having correlating events defines the real story and helps reduce the noise of needless alerts.