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Origin Hostname

The hostname from which activity originated (for example, attacker or client).

Data Type




Client Console Full Name

Host (Origin)

Client Console Short Name

Not applicable

Web Console Tab/Name

Host (Origin)

Elasticsearch Field Name


Rule Builder Column Name


Regex Pattern


NetMon Name

Not applicable

Field Relationships

  • SIP
  • SIPv4
  • SIPv6
  • SIPv6E
  • Origin Hostname or IP
  • Origin NAT IP
  • DIP
  • DIPv4
  • DIPv6
  • DIPv6E
  • Impacted Hostname
  • Impacted Hostname or IP
  • Impacted NAT IP
  • Origin Port
  • Origin NAT Port
  • Impacted Port
  • Impacted NAT Port
  • Origin MAC Address
  • Impacted MAC Address
  • Origin Interface
  • Impacted Interface
  • Origin Domain
  • Impacted Domain
  • Origin Login
  • Impacted Account
  • IANA Protocol Number
  • IANA Protocol Name

Common Applications

Networked equipment.

Use Case

Host context

MPE/Data Masking Manipulations

Polyfield – Origin Host

Usage Standards

  • Origin is Client (In Client-Server Model).
  • Origin is Attacker (In Attacker-Target Model).
  • Can be used for parsing fully qualified domain names for non-world wide web context hostnames.


  • Windows Event Log

<Event xmlns='http://Host2/win/2004/08/events/event'><System><Provider Name='NETLOGON'/><EventID Qualifiers='0'>5805</EventID><Level></Level><Task>None</Task><Keywords></Keywords><TimeCreated SystemTime='2014-02-06T06:03:06.000000000Z'/><EventRecordID>156578</EventRecordID><Channel>System</Channel><Computer> USABLDRRECFLOW01</Computer><Security/></System><EventData>The session setup from the computer USABLDRRECFLOW02 failed to authenticate. The following error occurred:

Access is denied.</EventData></Event>

Origin Host is the system trying to authenticate. <Computer> is the origin of the log message here, but also the domain controller which the origin is trying to authenticate against. Client-Server (origin-impacted) relationship applies here.

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