9.2. Email alert delivery
This page describes how you can configure Trisul to send you an email when any alert fires.
The way the alerting pipeline works is the following.
- Alerts are first sent to syslog
- The email alert service watches syslog for alerts and dispatches them
9.2.1 Using the Email Alerts Wizard
Trisul has a new Email Alert Wizard that lets you configure everything from one place.
To access that
You can just follow the steps in the wizard.
9.2.2 Basic steps to enable email alerts
The following steps are needed to forward email alerts.
Setup SMTP Server to send emailsLogin as Admin → Manage → Email Settings
Ensure who receives the Alert EmailsLogin as Admin → Manage → Email Settings → Select “Configure Email Alerts”
Ensure alerts are forwarded to syslogLogin as Admin → Select Context > profile → “View Alert Groups” > Check if your alert is forwarded to syslog/email. Use “Edit” to enable
Start the email Notification service
The email notification service logtails the syslog and dispatches alerts. The service is careful not to flood < 5 minutes and can automatically create digests if alert volume are too high.Login as Admin → Manage > Start/Stop Tasks → "Start Email Notification Service
9.2.3 Advanced customization of email subjects and bodies
Trisul uses ERB Templates to configure email subjects and bodies.
The config file is located in
The config file is well documented and should be self describing.
The file contains 5 sections. Each controlling a particular type of alert
- TCA = Threshold Crossing Alerts
- FT = Flow Tracker Alerts
- BADFELLAS = Blacklist based Alerts
- IDS = Snort/Suricata alerts
- TBA = Threshold Band Alerts
IDS alerts from Snort/Suricata processed via Trisul.
|EMAIL_BLOCK_PRIORITIES||||Block these priorities. Set this to
|EMAIL_BLOCK_SIGS||||Block these signatures for email alerts|