McAfee SIEM provides the ability to send alarms on a multitude of conditions. These alarms allow for users to be notified in near real time of things that happen on the network. In return for triggering an alarm, there are many actions that can be taken when an alarm is triggered. This portion of the McAfee SIEM Best Practices Guide will help you understand what alarms can do for you and your environment, explain the different options that are available with the device, and describes the basic setup of Alarms. At the end of this section you should understand a basic Alarm Setup, and understand the options that are available to you in the Alarms.