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Cortex XSIAM Documentation

Product
Cortex XSIAM
Creation date
2024-03-06
Last date published
2024-05-22
Category
Administrator Guide

An engine can be used for the following purposes:

  • Engine proxy

  • Engine load-balancing

Engine proxy

Cortex XSIAM engines enable you to access internal or external services that are otherwise blocked by a firewall or a proxy. For example, if a firewall blocks external communication and you want to run the Rasterize integration, you need to install an engine to access the Internet.

Engine load-balancing

Engines can be part of a load-balancing group, which enables the distribution of the command execution load. The load-balancing group uses an algorithm to efficiently share the workload for integrations that the group is assigned to, thereby speeding up execution time. In general, heavy workloads are caused by playbooks that run a high number of commands.

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Note

When you add an engine to a load balancing group, you cannot use that engine separately. The engine does not appear in the engines menu when configuring an integration instance.