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With Cortex XSIAM you can choose to receive notifications to keep up with the alerts and events that matter to your teams.

With Cortex XSIAM you can choose to receive notifications to keep up with the alerts and events that matter to your teams. To forward notifications, you create a forwarding configuration that specifies the log type you want to forward. You can also add filters to your configuration to send notifications that match specific criteria.


Cortex XSIAM applies the filter only to future alertsand events.

Use this workflow to configure notifications for alerts, agent audit logs, and management audit logs. To receive notifications about reports, see Create a Report from Scratch.

  1. Select SettingsConfigurationsGeneralNotifications.

  2. + Add Forwarding Configuration.

  3. Define the configuration Name and Description.

  4. Select the Log Type you want to forward:

    • Alerts—Send notifications for specific alert types (for example, XDR Agent or BIOC).

    • Agent Audit Logs—Send notifications for audit logs reported by your Cortex XSIAM agents.

    • Management Audit Logs—Send notifications for audit logs about events related to your Cortex XSIAM management console.

    • Data Ingestion Health—Send notifications for data ingestion health alerts.

  5. In the Configuration Scope, Filter the type of information you want included in a notification.

    For example, set a filter Severity = Medium, Alert Source = XDR Agent. Cortex XSIAM sends the alerts or events matching this filter as a notification.

  6. (Optional) Define your Email Configuration.

    1. In Email Distribution, add the email addresses to which you want to send email notifications.

    2. Define the Email Grouping Time Frame, in minutes, to specify how often Cortex XSIAM sends notifications. Every 30 alerts or 30 events aggregated within this time frame are sent together in one notification, sorted according to the severity. To send a notification when one alert or event is generated, set the time frame to 0.

    3. Choose whether you want Cortex XSIAM to provide an auto-generated subject.

    4. If you previously used the Log Forwarding app and want to continue forwarding logs in the same format, you can Use Legacy Log Format. See Log Format for IOC and BIOC Alerts.

  7. Configure additional forwarding options.

    Depending on the notification integrations supported by the Log Type, configure the desired Slack channel or Syslog receiver notification settings.


    Before you can select a Slack channel or Syslog receiver you must Integrate Slack for Outbound Notifications and Integrate a Syslog Receiver.

    1. Enter the Slack channel name and select from the list of available channels.

      Slack channels are managed independently of Cortex XSIAM in your Slack workspace. After integrating your Slack account with your Cortex XSIAM tenant, Cortex XSIAM displays a list of specific Slack channels associated with the integrated Slack workspace.

    2. Select a Syslog receiver.

      Cortex XSIAM displays the list of receivers integrated with your Cortex XSIAM tenant.

  8. Select Done to create the forwarding configuration.

  9. (Optional) To later modify a saved forwarding configuration, right-click the configuration, and Edit, Disable, or Delete it.