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Akamai Security Events App allows you to visualize security events generated on the Akamai platform. The preconfigured dashboards provide insights into attack data, sources of attack, attack queries, geolocation of attack source, context on attack’s HTTP request, and rules triggered by the attack.

Log types

The Akamai Security Events App uses security events generated on the Akamai platform by leveraging the V1 SIEM API and Sumo Logic’s Akamai SIEM API Source.

Sample log messages

"type": "akamai_siem",
"format": "json",
"version": "1.0",
"attackData": {
"rule": "",
"ruleVersion": "",
"ruleMessage": "",
"ruleTag": "",
"ruleData": "",
"ruleSelector": "",
"ruleAction": "",
"configId": "76756",
"policyId": "prag_136180",
"clientIP": ""
"httpMessage": {
"requestId": "2d442db6",
"start": "1627663284",
"protocol": "HTTP/1.1",
"method": "GET",
"host": "",
"port": "80",
"path": "/",
"query": "v=999999.9 union all select 0x31303235343830303536,0x31303235343830303536",
"requestHeaders": {
"Host": "",
"User-Agent": "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060909 Firefox/",
"Accept": "text/xml,application/xml,application/xhtml xml,text/html;q=0.9,text/plain;q=0.8,image/png,*/*;q=0.",
"Keep-Alive": "300",
"Proxy-Connection": "keep-alive",
"Content-Length": "2"
"status": "200",
"bytes": "22726",
"responseHeaders": "Server%3a%20Apache%2f2.4.29%20(Ubuntu)...tive-Regex-Time%3a%20681%0d%0aAkamai-X-Request-ID%3a%202d442db6%0d%0a"
"geo": {
"continent": "NA",
"country": "US",
"city": "WESTFORD",
"regionCode": "MA",
"asn": "7922"

Sample queries

| json field=_raw "attackData.clientIP", "attackData.configId", "attackData.policyId", "attackData.ruleAction", "attackData.rule", "attackData.ruleMessage", "attackData.ruleSelector", "attackData.ruleTag", "attackData.ruleVersion", "httpMessage.start", "httpMessage.status" as client_ip, config_id, policy_id, rule_action, rule, rule_message, rule_selector, rule_tag, rule_version, time_epoch, http_response nodrop
| time_epoch * 1000 as time_epoch_ms
|formatDate(toLong(time_epoch_ms), "MM-dd-yyyyHH:mm:ss") as attack_date
| json field=_raw "", "geo.continent", "", "geo.regionCode", "geo.asn" as city, continent, country, region_code, asn nodrop
|count by attack_date, client_ip, city, country, rule_action, rule, rule_message, rule_selector, rule_version, config_id, policy_id,http_response

Collecting Logs for Akamai Security Events app

To begin collecting logs for the Sumo app for Akamai Security Events:

  1. Create an Akamai SIEM API Source as described here.
  2. Enable both Parsing options while creating the Akamai SIEM API Source. Parsing options:
    • Decode httpMessage fields
    • Duplicate Events once for each rule associated with the event

Installing the Akamai Security Events app

This section has instructions for installing the Sumo Logic app for Akamai Security Events.

To install the app, do the following:

  1. Select App Catalog.
  2. In the Search Apps field, search for and then select your app.
    Optionally, you can scroll down to preview the dashboards included with the app.
  3. To install the app, click Install App.
  4. Click Next in the Setup Data section.
  5. In the Configure section of the respective app, complete the following fields.
    1. Key. Select either of these options for the data source.
      • Choose Source Category, and select a source category from the list for Default Value.
      • Choose Custom, and enter a custom metadata field. Insert its value in Default Value.
  6. Click Next. You will be redirected to the Preview & Done section.

Your app will be installed in the Installed Apps folder and dashboard panels will start to fill automatically.

Each panel slowly fills with data matching the time range query and received since the panel was created. Results will not immediately be available, updating with full graphs and charts over time.

Viewing Akamai Security Events dashboards

All dashboards have a set of filters that you can apply to the entire dashboard. Use these filters to drill down and examine the data to a granular level.

  • You can change the time range for a dashboard or panel by selecting a predefined interval from a drop-down list, choosing a recently used time range, or specifying custom dates and times. Learn more.
  • You can use template variables to drill down and examine the data on a granular level. For more information, see Filter with template variables.
  • Most Next-Gen apps allow you to provide the scope at the installation time and are comprised of a key (_sourceCategory by default) and a default value for this key. Based on your input, the app dashboards will be parameterized with a dashboard variable, allowing you to change the dataset queried by all panels. This eliminates the need to create multiple copies of the same dashboard with different queries.


The Akamai Security Events - Overview dashboard gives you an at-a-glance view of security events generated on the Akamai Platform.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Identify IPs of attack.
  • Find Geolocation of the attack.
  • Analyze summary of last 20 attacks.
Akamai Security Events dashboards

Attack Data

The Akamai Security Events - Attack Data dashboard helps you understand the nature of each attack and its corresponding Rule information.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Identify IPs of attack.
  • Find top sources of attack.
  • Analyze messages reported by each triggered rule.
  • Understand the nature of attacks, and contextual information around attacks.
Akamai Security Events dashboards


The Akamai Security Events - HTTP Data dashboard provides context and visualization of attack’s HTTP request.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Identify attacks by protocol, port and http method.
  • Analyze bytes served during each attack request.
  • Find request query which led to the attack.
Akamai Security Events dashboards

Threat Intel

The Akamai Security Events - Threat Intel dashboard provides an at-a-glance view of threats analyzed using Crowdstrike Threat Feed. Dashboard panels display threat count over a selected time period, geographic locations where threats occurred, source breakdown, actors responsible for threats, severity, and a correlation of IP addresses, method, and status code of threats.

Akamai Security Events dashboards
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