CEF and CommonSecurityLog field mapping

The following tables map Common Event Format (CEF) field names to the names they use in Azure Sentinel's CommonSecurityLog, and may be helpful when you are working with a CEF data source in Azure Sentinel.

For more information, see Connect your external solution using Common Event Format.

A - C

CEF key name CommonSecurityLog field name Description
act DeviceAction The action mentioned in the event.
app ApplicationProtocol The protocol used in the application, such as HTTP, HTTPS, SSHv2, Telnet, POP, IMPA, IMAPS, and so on.
cnt EventCount A count associated with the event, showing how many times the same event was observed.

D

CEF key name CommonSecurityLog name Description
Device Vendor DeviceVendor String that, together with device product and version definitions, uniquely identifies the type of sending device.
Device Product DeviceProduct String that, together with device vendor and version definitions, uniquely identifies the type of sending device.
Device Version DeviceVersion String that, together with device product and vendor definitions, uniquely identifies the type of sending device.
destinationDnsDomain DestinationDnsDomain The DNS part of the fully qualified domain name (FQDN).
destinationServiceName DestinationServiceName The service that is targeted by the event. For example, sshd.
destinationTranslatedAddress DestinationTranslatedAddress Identifies the translated destination referred to by the event in an IP network, as an IPv4 IP address.
destinationTranslatedPort DestinationTranslatedPort Port, after translation, such as a firewall.
Valid port numbers: 0 - 65535
deviceDirection CommunicationDirection Any information about the direction the observed communication has taken. Valid values:
- 0 = Inbound
- 1 = Outbound
deviceDnsDomain DeviceDnsDomain The DNS domain part of the full qualified domain name (FQDN)
DeviceEventClassID DeviceEventClassID String or integer that serves as a unique identifier per event type.
deviceExternalID DeviceExternalID A name that uniquely identifies the device generating the event.
deviceFacility DeviceFacility The facility generating the event.
deviceInboundInterface DeviceInboundInterface The interface on which the packet or data entered the device.
deviceNtDomain DeviceNtDomain The Windows domain of the device address
deviceOutboundInterface DeviceOutboundInterface Interface on which the packet or data left the device.
devicePayloadId DevicePayloadId Unique identifier for the payload associated with the event.
deviceProcessName ProcessName Process name associated with the event.

For example, in UNIX, the process generating the syslog entry.
deviceTranslatedAddress DeviceTranslatedAddress Identifies the translated device address that the event refers to, in an IP network.

The format is an Ipv4 address.
dhost DestinationHostName The destination that the event refers to in an IP network.
The format should be an FQDN associated with the destination node, when a node is available. For example, host.domain.com or host.
dmac DestinationMacAddress The destination MAC address (FQDN)
dntdom DestinationNTDomain The Windows domain name of the destination address.
dpid DestinationProcessId The ID of the destination process associated with the event.
dpriv DestinationUserPrivileges Defines the destination use's privileges.
Valid values: Admninistrator, User, Guest
dproc DestinationProcessName The name of the event’s destination process, such as telnetd or sshd.
dpt DestinationPort Destination port.
Valid values: *0 - 65535
dst DestinationIP The destination IpV4 address that the event refers to in an IP network.
dtz DeviceTimeZone Timezone of the device generating the event
duid DestinationUserId Identifies the destination user by ID.
duser DestinationUserName Identifies the destination user by name.
dvc DeviceAddress The IPv4 address of the device generating the event.
dvchost DeviceName The FQDN associated with the device node, when a node is available. For example, host.domain.com or host.
dvcmac DeviceMacAddress The MAC address of the device generating the event.
dvcpid Process ID Defines the ID of the process on the device generating the event.

E - I

CEF key name CommonSecurityLog name Description
externalId ExternalID An ID used by the originating device. Typically, these values have increasing values that are each associated with an event.
fileCreateTime FileCreateTime Time when the file was created.
fileHash FileHash Hash of a file.
fileId FileID An ID associated with a file, such as the inode.
fileModificationTime FileModificationTime Time when the file was last modified.
filePath FilePath Full path to the file, including the filename. For example: C:\ProgramFiles\WindowsNT\Accessories\wordpad.exe or /usr/bin/zip.
filePermission FilePermission The file's permissions.
fileType FileType File type, such as pipe, socket, and so on.
fname FileName The file's name, without the path.
fsize FileSize The size of the file.
Host Computer Host, from Syslog
in ReceivedBytes Number of bytes transferred inbound.

M - P

CEF key name CommonSecurityLog name Description
msg Message A message that gives more details about the event.
Name Activity A string that represents a human-readable and understandable description of the event.
oldFileCreateTime OldFileCreateTime Time when the old file was created.
oldFileHash OldFileHash Hash of the old file.
oldFileId OldFileId And ID associated with the old file, such as the inode.
oldFileModificationTime OldFileModificationTime Time when the old file was last modified.
oldFileName OldFileName Name of the old file.
oldFilePath OldFilePath Full path to the old file, including the filename.
For example, C:\ProgramFiles\WindowsNT\Accessories\wordpad.exe or /usr/bin/zip.
oldFilePermission OldFilePermission Permissions of the old file.
oldFileSize OldFileSize Size of the old file.
oldFileType OldFileType File type of the old file, such as a pipe, socket, and so on.
out SentBytes Number of bytes transferred outbound.
Outcome Outcome Outcome of the event, such as success or failure.
proto Protocol Transport protocol that identifies the Layer-4 protocol used.

Possible values include protocol names, such as TCP or UDP.

R - T

CEF key name CommonSecurityLog name Description
Request RequestURL The URL accessed for an HTTP request, including the protocol. For example, http://www/secure.com
requestClientApplication RequestClientApplication The user agent associated with the request.
requestContext RequestContext Describes the content from which the request originated, such as the HTTP Referrer.
requestCookies RequestCookies Cookies associated with the request.
requestMethod RequestMethod The method used to access a URL.

Valid values include methods such as POST, GET, and so on.
rt ReceiptTime The time at which the event related to the activity was received.
Severity LogSeverity A string or integer that describes the importance of the event.

Valid string values: Unknown , Low, Medium, High, Very-High

Valid integer values are:
- 0-3 = Low
- 4-6 = Medium
- 7-8 = High
- 9-10 = Very-High
shost SourceHostName Identifies the source that event refers to in an IP network. Format should be a fully qualified domain name (DQDN) associated with the source node, when a node is available. For example, host or host.domain.com.
smac SourceMacAddress Source MAC address.
sntdom SourceNTDomain The Windows domain name for the source address.
sourceDnsDomain SourceDnsDomain The DNS domain part of the complete FQDN.
sourceServiceName SourceServiceName The service responsible for generating the event.
sourceTranslatedAddress SourceTranslatedAddress Identifies the translated source that the event refers to in an IP network.
sourceTranslatedPort SourceTranslatedPort Source port after translation, such as a firewall.
Valid port numbers are 0 - 65535.
spid SourceProcessId The ID of the source process associated with the event.
spriv SourceUserPrivileges The source user's privileges.

Valid values include: Administrator, User, Guest
sproc SourceProcessName The name of the event's source process.
spt SourcePort The source port number.
Valid port numbers are 0 - 65535.
src SourceIP The source that an event refers to in an IP network, as an IPv4 address.
suid SourceUserID Identifies the source user by ID.
suser SourceUserName Identifies the source user by name.
type EventType Event type. Value values include:
- 0: base event
- 1: aggregated
- 2: correlation event
- 3: action event

Note: This event can be omitted for base events.

Custom fields

The following tables map the names of CEF keys and CommonSecurityLog fields that are available for customers to use for data that does not apply to any of the built-in fields.

Custom IPv6 address fields

The following table maps CEF key and CommonSecurityLog names for the IPv6 address fields available for custom data.

CEF key name CommonSecurityLog name
c6a1 DeviceCustomIPv6Address1
c6a1Label DeviceCustomIPv6Address1Label
c6a2 DeviceCustomIPv6Address2
c6a2Label DeviceCustomIPv6Address2Label
c6a3 DeviceCustomIPv6Address3
c6a3Label DeviceCustomIPv6Address3Label
c6a4 DeviceCustomIPv6Address4
c6a4Label DeviceCustomIPv6Address4Label
cfp1 DeviceCustomFloatingPoint1
cfp1Label deviceCustomFloatingPoint1Label
cfp2 DeviceCustomFloatingPoint2
cfp2Label deviceCustomFloatingPoint2Label
cfp3 DeviceCustomFloatingPoint3
cfp3Label deviceCustomFloatingPoint3Label
cfp4 DeviceCustomFloatingPoint4
cfp4Label deviceCustomFloatingPoint4Label

Custom number fields

The following table maps CEF key and CommonSecurityLog names for the number fields available for custom data.

CEF key name CommonSecurityLog name
cn1 DeviceCustomNumber1
cn1Label DeviceCustomNumber1Label
cn2 DeviceCustomNumber2
cn2Label DeviceCustomNumber2Label
cn3 DeviceCustomNumber3
cn3Label DeviceCustomNumber3Label

Custom string fields

The following table maps CEF key and CommonSecurityLog names for the string fields available for custom data.

CEF key name CommonSecurityLog name
cs1 DeviceCustomString1 1
cs1Label DeviceCustomString1Label 1
cs2 DeviceCustomString2 1
cs2Label DeviceCustomString2Label 1
cs3 DeviceCustomString3 1
cs3Label DeviceCustomString3Label 1
cs4 DeviceCustomString4 1
cs4Label DeviceCustomString4Label 1
cs5 DeviceCustomString5 1
cs5Label DeviceCustomString5Label 1
cs6 DeviceCustomString6 1
cs6Label DeviceCustomString6Label 1
flexString1 FlexString1
flexString1Label FlexString1Label
flexString2 FlexString2
flexString2Label FlexString2Label

Tip

1 We recommend that you use the DeviceCustomString fields sparingly and use more specific, built-in fields when possible.

Custom timestamp fields

The following table maps CEF key and CommonSecurityLog names for the timestamp fields available for custom data.

CEF key name CommonSecurityLog name
deviceCustomDate1 DeviceCustomDate1
deviceCustomDate1Label DeviceCustomDate1Label
deviceCustomDate2 DeviceCustomDate2
deviceCustomDate2Label DeviceCustomDate2Label
flexDate1 FlexDate1
flexDate1Label FlexDate1Label

Custom integer data fields

The following table maps CEF key and CommonSecurityLog names for the integer fields available for custom data.

CEF key name CommonSecurityLog name
flexNumber1 FlexNumber1
flexNumber1Label FlexNumber1Label
flexNumber2 FlexNumber2
flexNumber2Label FlexNumber2Label

Enrichment fields

The following CommonSecurityLog fields are added by Azure Sentinel to enrich the original events received from the source devices, and don't have mappings in CEF keys:

Threat intelligence fields

CommonSecurityLog field name Description
IndicatorThreatType The MaliciousIP threat type, according to the threat intelligence feed.
MaliciousIP Lists any IP addresses in the message that correlates with the current threat intelligence feed.
MaliciousIPCountry The MaliciousIP country, according to the geographic information at the time of the record ingestion.
MaliciousIPLatitude The MaliciousIP longitude, according to the geographic information at the time of the record ingestion.
MaliciousIPLongitude The MaliciousIP longitude, according to the geographic information at the time of the record ingestion.
ReportReferenceLink Link to the threat intelligence report.
ThreatConfidence The MaliciousIP threat confidence, according to the threat intelligence feed.
ThreatDescription The MaliciousIP threat description, according to the threat intelligence feed.
ThreatSeverity The threat severity for the MaliciousIP, according to the threat intelligence feed at the time of the record ingestion.

Additional enrichment fields

CommonSecurityLog field name Description
OriginalLogSeverity Always empty, supported for integration with CiscoASA.
For details about log severity values, see the LogSeverity field.
RemoteIP The remote IP address.
This value is based on CommunicationDirection field, if possible.
RemotePort The remote port.
This value is based on CommunicationDirection field, if possible.
SimplifiedDeviceAction Simplifies the DeviceAction value to a static set of values, while keeping the original value in the DeviceAction field.
For example: Denied > Deny.
SourceSystem Always defined as OpsManager.

Next steps

For more information, see Connect your external solution using Common Event Format.