Lookups let you easily manage sets of data, which you can use in multiple Kibana searches or security rules. Lookups can hold whitelisted or blacklisted values like usernames, IP addresses, regions, or domains.

For example, if you create a lookup that contains a list of company IP addresses, you can update the lookup as your IP addresses change over time. All searches and security rules that use this lookup will compare logs to the updated list—so you’ll avoid the mistake-prone process of maually copying your data everywhere it’s used.


You can find lookups by selecting Rules > Lookups from the top menu of your Cloud SIEM account.

Create or delete a lookup

  • In the Lookups page, click New lookup to create an untitled lookup. Give your new lookup a Name and optional Description. Your changes are automatically saved when you press Tab to advance to the next form field.
  • To delete a lookup, click Delete for that lookup.

Update a lookup

  • In the Lookups page, click Edit for the lookup you want to update.
  • To add a new item, type a Value and an optional Note, and then click Add.
  • Click Edit to change an item’s value or note and then Save your changes, or click Cancel to revert your changes.
  • Click Delete to delete an item from the lookup.

Use lookups in Kibana filters and security rules

Add a Kibana filter with your lookup

In the Research page, click Add a filter to show the filter dialog box.

Choose a field to filter by.

Choose in lookup or not in lookup from the Operators list, and then choose the lookup you want to filter by.

(Optional) Create a security rule

Click Create Alert (to the right of the search bar) to make a new security rule with your filter. Your new security rule will contain the lookup you used in step 1.

If you need help with creating a new security rule, see Manage security rules.