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Version: 2.10.2

Configuring Custom Threat List

Enriching flow data with threat lists enhances threat detection capabilities, empowering organizations to swiftly identify and mitigate potential security risks. By integrating threat intelligence into flow data, such as known malicious IP addresses or domains, organizations can proactively detect suspicious activities and block malicious traffic in real-time. This enrichment provides security teams with valuable context for analyzing network traffic, enabling them to prioritize alerts, investigate incidents efficiently, and respond effectively to security threats. Ultimately, integrating threat lists into flow data streamlines security operations, strengthens threat detection capabilities, and fortifies the overall security posture of the network environment.

Custom Threat List is a lookup database with the following fields:

  • IP address
  • List name
  • Reputation


  • IP address is provided by a threat list vendor or, for lists with malicious domain names (currently supported from AlienVault OTX), determined by NFO using reverse-DNS lookup
  • List name is the name of the list specified in configuration
  • Reputation is provided by a threat list vendor or, for lists with malicious domain names (currently supported from AlienVault OTX), set by NFO using malicious domain name provided by the list vendor

To configure integration with threat lists, on the left navigation bar select Modules, open Network Conversations Monitor set by clicking on ..., and click on Module configuration 10062: Network Conversations Monitor. Scroll down to EDFN Agent Security Threat Feeds IP addresses and click on it.

EDFN Agent Configurations - Settings

You will be presented with the following configuration screen.

On this screen you can configure the following parameters:

Cron Schedule

All threat lists are updated on cron schedule set here.

Default Reputation

If Reputation is not provided by a threat list vendot, you can set default string here.


The following fields are used for configuration with AlienVault OTX

Ignore Invalid Feeds

If set to 1, AlienVault feeds not containing IP addresses or domain names will be ignored and not imported

OTX Provider URL

AlienVault OTX URL. Default is


Your OTX API for OTX Pulses subscription.


All Pulses in your subscription will be imported!

OTX Pulses per Request

Set how manu pulses to import in one iterration. Default is 10.

Enable DNS lookup for OTX Domain indicators

If enabled, NFO will issue reverse DNS lookup to get IP address of malicious domains. Default is 0 (disabled)

EDFN Agent Configurations - Threat Feeds

Select the next tab and configure threat feeds:

You can add as many feeds as you need by specifying the following:

  • List Name
  • Feed file/URL
  • Pattern


  • List name is the name of the list, reported in threat_list_name field
  • Feed file/URL is a pointer to file or URL
  • Pattern is a regex expression to extract IP address and Reputation fields from the list

You can use Table editor mode or CSV. Here is an example from above in CSV format:

Brute-Force,file:///opt/flowintegrator/threat-lists/brute-force.txt,"^(?<ip>\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}) *#(?<reputation>.*)$"

Verifying Configuration

When configuration is completed, save it, then open again and press green Run now button. You should see the list and timestamp updated:

Click on Custom Threat list to view the list. You can also download it from here: