Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
This feature might not be available for all customers yet.
You can integrate Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection with Sophos Central so that it sends data to Sophos for analysis.
This integration uses a log collector hosted on a virtual machine (VM). Together they are called a data collector. The data collector receives third-party data and sends it to the Sophos Data Lake.
You can add multiple instances of Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection to the same data collector.
To do this, set up your Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection integration in Sophos Central, then configure one instance to send logs to it. Then configure your other Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection instances to send logs to the same Sophos data collector.
You don't have to repeat the Sophos Central part of the setup.
The key steps to add an integration are as follows:
- Add an integration for this product. This configures an image to use on a VM.
- Download and deploy the image on your VM. This becomes your data collector.
- Configure Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection to send data to the data collector.
Data collectors have system and network access requirements. To check that you meet them, see Data collector requirements.
Add an integration
To integrate Endpoint Protection with Sophos Central, do as follows:
- In Sophos Central, go to Threat Analysis Center and click Integrations.
Click Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection.
If you've already set up connections to Endpoint Protection, you see them here.
If this is the first integration you've added, we'll ask for details about your internal domains and IPs. See My domains and IPs.
Integration steps appears.
Configure the VM
In Integration setup steps you configure your VM to receive data from Endpoint Protection. You can use an existing VM, or create a new one.
To configure the VM, do as follows:
- Add a name and description for the new integration.
Enter a name and description for the data collector.
If you've already set up a data collector integration you can choose it from a list.
Select the virtual platform. Currently we support VMware ESXi 6.7 Update 3 or later and Microsoft Hyper-V 6.0.6001.18016 (Windows Server 2016) or later.
Specify the IP settings for the Internet-facing network ports. This sets up the management interface for the VM.
Select DHCP to assign the IP address automatically.
If you select DHCP, you must reserve the IP address.
Select Manual to specify network settings.
Select the Syslog IP version and enter the Syslog IP address.
You'll need this syslog IP address later, when you configure Endpoint Protection to send data to your data collector.
Select a Protocol.
You must use the same protocol when you configure Endpoint Protection to send data to your data collector.
We create the integration and it appears in your list.
In the integration details, you can see the port number for the data collector. You'll need this later when you configure Endpoint Protection to send data to it.
It might take a few minutes for the VM image to be ready.
Deploy the VM
If you're using ESXi, the OVA file is verified with Sophos Central, so it can only be used once. If you have to deploy another VM, you must create an OVA file again in Sophos Central.
Use the VM image to deploy the VM. To do this, do as follows:
- In the list of integrations, in Actions, click the download action for your platform, for example Download OVA for ESXi.
- When the image download finishes, deploy it on your VM. See Deploy a VM for integrations.
When you've deployed the VM, the integration shows as Connected.
Configure Endpoint Protection
Endpoint Protection gets event data and forwards it as follows:
- Endpoints report threat detection, quarantine, and other events to Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection.
- A Malwarebytes syslog communicator endpoint pulls events from Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection.
- The communication endpoint forwards events to syslog server in CEF format.
Your data collector acts as the syslog server.
Before you start
You need the following:
An active subscription or trial for one of the following Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection platform products:
- Malwarebytes Endpoint Detection and Response
- Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
- Malwarebytes Incident Response
The IP address of your data collector.
- Network access between one of your Malwarebytes syslog communication endpoints and a SIEM or syslog server. TCP over port 514 is used by default.
- Go to Settings > Syslog Logging.
- Click Add > Syslog Settings.
Fill in the following information about your data collector:
- IP Address/Host: IP address or hostname of your virtual machine.
- Port: Port on your virtual machine.
Protocol: Choose TCP or UDP protocol.
You must enter the same settings you entered in Sophos Central when you added the integration.
Severity: Choose a Severity from the list. This determines the severity of all Malwarebytes events sent to syslog.
- Communication Interval: Determines how often the communication endpoint gathers syslog data from the Malwarebytes server, in minutes.
If the endpoint is unable to contact Malwarebytes, it buffers data from the previous 24 hours. Data older than 24 hours isn't sent.
- Go to Endpoints.
- Click on your virtual machine.
In the Agent Information section you see the SIEM version number. This confirms the SIEM plugin is active on the endpoint.
The endpoint now sends data to your data collector. It should appear in the Sophos Data Lake after validation.
Change syslog settings
If you need to change your data collector, do as follows:
- Go to Settings > Syslog Logging.
- Click Remove to demote your virtual machine.
- Click Add to promote a new virtual machine. See the steps in the Configuration section.
You can temporarily demote a communication endpoint using the On/Off toggle. Temporarily demoting a communication endpoint can be useful when troubleshooting your syslog settings.