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Chapter 2. Creating Profiles

A profile describes the behavior of an entity on a network. An entity can be a server, user, subnet, or application. Once you generate a profile defining what normal behavior looks like, you can build models that identify anomalous behavior.

Any field contained within a message can be used to generate a profile. A profile can even be produced by combining fields that originate in different data sources. You can transform the data used in a profile by leveraging the Stellar language.

The Profiler is automatically installed and started when you install HCP through Ambari install.

The chapter provides the following information on creating profiles: