DeviceNetworkEvents table in Defender365

AdamBudzinskiAZA-0329 91 Reputation points

I see (or it’s just me, and my misinterpretation) but I’m having a difficult time to make sense of the DeviceNetworkEvents table in Defender 365 Advanced Hunting.

Example 1:


If I perform a search for that IP in that table as RemoteIP == “” I cat still grab the device name and it’s the one that corresponds to what is in LocalIP.

However, when the ActionType == NetworkSignatureInspected, the reverse is true, meaning the DeviceName is mapped to the RemoteIP. What I suspect, but not sure, is this part of Endpoint Discovery, meaning that the device with DeviceName in the event is seeing the traffic from a not on-boarded device?


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  1. Andrew Blumhardt 9,676 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    I may not understand the question. The MDE client can inspect for other systems using Device Discovery though I am not certain if that is related. This uses the agent to discover systems that are not onboarded in addition to network and IOT devices.

    Here is more info on that activity type:

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