Events View - Text Tab

The Text tab is in the Event Details panel. Here you can safely view and analyze the raw text payload of an event. The Text reconstruction includes features that can show decompressed or compressed text, expand truncated entries, perform URL and Base64 encoding and decoding, and download network events, logs, and endpoint events. The text reconstruction is available for all types of events: network, log, and endpoint.



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Incident Responder or Threat Hunter

review detections and signals seen in my environment

NetWitness Platform Getting Started Guide

Incident Responder

review critical incidents or alerts

NetWitness Respond User Guide

Threat Hunter query a service, metadata, and time range

Begin an Investigation in the Events View

Begin an Investigation in the Navigate or Legacy Events View

Threat Hunter

view metadata*

Filter Results in the Navigate View

Drill into Metadata in the Events View

Threat Hunter

view sequential events*

Filter Results in the Events View

Filter Results in the Legacy Events View

Threat Hunter

reconstruct and analyze an event*

Examine Event Details in the Events View

Reconstruct an Event in the Legacy Events View

Threat Hunter examine files and associated hosts*

Download Data in the Events View

Export or Print a Drill Point in the Navigate View

Export Events in the Legacy Events View

Threat Hunter perform lookups*

Look Up Additional Context for Results

Launch a Lookup of a Meta Key

Threat Hunter create an incident or add to an incident

Add Events to an Incident in the Legacy Events View

Add Events to an Incident in the Events View

Threat Hunter

add a meta value to a Context Hub list*

Look Up Additional Context for Results

*You can perform this task in the current view.

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Quick Look

The Events view displays the text of a single event in the Text panel (formerly known as Text Analysis). When you click an event in the Event list panel, the adjacent panel shows the text reconstruction. Only the raw log for log events and endpoint events is shown in the Text panel. For network events, the direction of the packet (Request or Response) and contents of each packet are provided in text format. For more examples of the Text, see Reconstructing and Analyzing Events. For detailed procedures, see Analyze Events in the Events View.


1 Options for exporting a log, a PCAP, or files for deeper analysis and to share with others. This download menu is for network data.
2 The Overview panel information.
3 The payload for a network event includes requests and responses. This is the request side of the packet.
4 This is the response side of the packet.

(Version 11.2 and later) Event pagination controls allow more flexibility in paging through a list of events. When a control is unavailable, the image is dimmed; for example, when you are viewing page 1, the netwitness_paginatoingotopg1.png and netwitness_pagprevpage.png controls are dimmed.

netwitness_paginatoingotopg1.png - Go to the first page

netwitness_pagprevpage.png - Go to the previous page

netwitness_pagnxtpg.png - Go to the next page

netwitness_paglstpg.png - Go to last page (Only available after last page has already been navigated to)