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A list of supported versions is available in the MSS Supported Products List document (Symantec_MSS_Supported_Products_List_CUSTOMER.xlsx) which can be found at: https://mss.symantec.com/PortalNextGen/Reports/Documents.
Note: NXlog is supported to collect Windows Defender logs via Syslog.
Currently we do not support Log Collection via Log Relay/Log Forwarder. Device should forward the logs directly to the LCP.
Install the NXlog Agent on the windows host in order to get the Windows Defender AV logs,
Using a text editor, open nxlog.conf.
Configure nxlog: The most common use-case for nxlog on windows is to collect logs from the EventLog subsystem and forward it over the network. Here is a simple configuration which reads the EventLog and forwards it over UDP.
## This is a sample configuration file. See the nxlog reference
## manual about the configuration options. It should be installed
## locally and is also available online at
## Please set the ROOT to the folder your nxlog was installed into,
## otherwise it will not start.
#define ROOT C:\Program Files\nxlog
define ROOT C:\Program Files (x86)\nxlog
Query <QueryList> \
<Query Id="0"> \
<Select Path="Application">*</Select> \
<Select Path="Microsoft-Windows-Windows Defender/Operational">*</Select> \
<Select Path="Microsoft-Windows-Windows Defender/WHC">*</Select> \
# Send the read log lines out to nxlog server
#Send to central nxlog listener on tcp port 514, change host address
Host LCP IP Address
#CAFile C:\Program Files (x86)\nxlog\cert\cert.pem
Exec $Hostname = hostname_fqdn();
Exec $raw_event = "NXLog|" + $Hostname + "|WINDEF|" + $Filename + "|000|000|" + $raw_event;
Path in => out
Start the Service Manager. Select ’nxlog’ in the list and, then start the service. (or)
Double-click on nxlog.exe.
Table 1-2: The Windows Defender event collector sensor properties to be configured by MSS are shown in the table.
The default protocol for syslog. The collector can also accept logs in TCP.
Note: While TCP offers guaranteed delivery of log packets, it places a larger overhead on the LCP.
To balance TCP for reliability over UDP for speed/simplicity, contact the Symantec MSS onboarding team.
|Host Names/IP Address||*||Specify the IP addresses or names of windows host. Possible values: IP, hostname, comma separated list of hostnames, or 'ANY', 'any', or '*'|
Specify the list of signatures (comma-separated list of strings) that are used to filter the incoming syslog messages from various collectors.
Depending on the signature that is specified, the message is consumed by that collector. If the signature list is empty, then no signature based filtering of messages happen
The default port number for syslog. For TCP, the default port is 601.
Note: The LCP can be configured to listen on a non-standard port, please advise the Symantec MSS onboarding team if this is a requirement
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