Deployment Architecture

Splunk recognizing devices

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Hey y'all, a quick question for the Splunk community and perhaps the developers.

How does Splunk or any SIEM solution recognize a device name from raw data logs? I've been scratching my head trying to figure that out. 


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It depends.  If the device name is in the data then normal Splunk field extractions can pull it out then apply the Common Information Model (CIM) to give the field a recognized name.

If the name is not in the log then the IP address can be used to fetch the device name from a lookup file.

If this reply helps you, an upvote would be appreciated.
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