Working with IP ranges and tags

Applies to: Microsoft Cloud App Security

To easily identify known IP addresses, such as your physical office IP addresses, you need to set IP address ranges. IP address ranges allow you to tag, categorize, and customize the way logs and alerts are displayed and investigated. Each group of IP ranges can be categorized based on a preset list of IP categories. You're also able to create custom IP tags for your IP ranges. Additionally, you can override public geo-location information based on your internal network knowledge. Both IPv4 and IPv6 are supported.

Cloud App Security comes preconfigured with built-in IP ranges for popular cloud providers such as Azure and Office 365. Additionally, we have built-in tagging based on Microsoft threat intelligence including anonymous proxy, Botnet, and Tor. You can see the full list in the drop-down on the IP address ranges page.

Note

  • To use these built-in tags as part of a search, refer to their ID in the Cloud App Security API documentation.
  • You can add IP ranges in bulk by creating a script using the IP address ranges API.
  • To view the API documentation, in the Cloud App Security portal menu bar, click the question mark then API documentation.

Built-in IP address tags and custom IP tags are considered hierarchically. Custom IP tags take precedence over built-in IP tags. For instance, if an IP address is tagged as Risky based on threat intelligence but there's a custom IP tag that identifies it as Corporate, the custom category and tags take precedence.

Note

When an IP address is tagged as corporate, it is reflected in the portal, and the IP addresses are excluded from triggering specific detections (for example, impossible travel) because these IP addresses are considered trusted.

Create an IP address range

In the menu bar, click the settings icon. Select IP address ranges. Click the plus sign to add IP address ranges and set the following fields:

  1. Name your IP range. The name doesn't appear in the activities log, it's only used to manage your IP range.

    To include the IP range in an IP category, select a category from the drop-down menu.

  2. Enter the IP address range you wish to configure and then click on the "+" button. You can add as many IP addresses and subnets as you want using network prefix notation (also known as CIDR notation), for example 192.168.1.0/32.

  3. Categories are used to easily recognize activities from interesting IP addresses. Categories are available in the portal. However, they typically require user configuration to determine which IP addresses are included in each category. The exception to this configuration is the "Risky" category, which includes two IP tags - Anonymous proxy and Tor.

    The following IP categories are available:

    • Administrative: These IPs should be all the IP addresses of your admins.

    • Cloud provider: These IPs should be the IP addresses used by your cloud provider.

    • Corporate: These IPs should be all the IP addresses of your internal network, your branch offices, and your Wi-Fi roaming addresses.

    • Risky: These IPs should be any IP addresses that you consider risky. They can include suspicious IP addresses you've seen in the past, IP addresses in your competitors' networks, and so on.

    • VPN: These IPs should be any IP addresses you use for remote workers.

  4. To Tag the activities from these IP addresses enter a tag. Entering a word into the box creates the tag. After you already have a configured tag, you can easily add it to additional IP ranges by choosing it from the list. You can add as many IP tags as you want for each range. IP tags can be used when building policies. Along with IP tags you configure, Cloud App Security has built-in tags that aren't configurable. You can see the list of tags under the IP tags filter.

    Note

    • The Location and Registered ISP override defaults.
    • IP tags are added to the activity without overriding data.
  5. To Override the Location or Organization (ISP) fields for these addresses, enter new value. For example, say you have an IP address that is considered publicly to be in Ireland. However, you know the IP is in the US. You'll override the location for that IP address range.

  6. Enter a Registered ISP. This setting overrides the data in your activities.

  7. When you're done, click Create.

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Next steps

Set up Cloud Discovery

Premier customers can also create a new support request directly in the Premier Portal.