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The SMS must produce audit records containing sufficient information to establish what type of event occurred, including, at a minimum, event descriptions, policy filter, rule or signature invoked, port, protocol, and criticality level/alert code or description by sending all audit and system logs to a centralized syslog server.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-242178 TIPP-IP-000120 SV-242178r710348_rule Medium
Without establishing what type of event occurred, it would be difficult to establish, correlate, and investigate the events leading up to an outage or attack. Associating an event type with each event log entry provides a means of investigating an attack or identifying an improperly configured TPS. While auditing and logging are closely related, they are not the same. Logging is recording data about events that take place in a system, while auditing is the use of log records to identify security-relevant information such as system or user accesses. In short, log records are audited to establish an accurate history. Without logging, it would be impossible to establish an audit trail.
Trend Micro TippingPoint IDPS Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-28


Check Text ( C-45453r710075_chk )
1. In the Trend Micro SMS interface, go to the "Admin" tab, and select "Server Properties".
2. Select the "syslog" tab. If a syslog server is not configured to send the following audit logs, this is a finding:
- Device Audit
- Device System
- SMS Audit
- SMS system
Fix Text (F-45411r710076_fix)
1. In the Trend Micro SMS interface, go to the "Admin" tab, and select "Server Properties".
2. Select the "syslog" tab. Click "New".
3. Under syslog server type the hostname or IP address of the syslog server.
4. Click TCP to ensure logging data is queued in the case of disconnection of the syslog server.
5. Type the port used by the centralized logging server (traditionally it is port 514).
6. Under log type, select Device Audit.
7. Under facility click "Log Audit".
8. Click Event timestamp under "Include Timestamp in Header".
9. Select "include SMS hostname in header".
Repeat this three more times changing the Log Type to include Device System, SMS Audit, and SMS System.