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CrowdStrike Falcon Data Replicator (FDR) SQS Technical Add-On

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CrowdStrike Falcon Data Replicator (FDR): SQS Technical Add-On is designed to facilitate the ingestion of CrowdStrike FDR data from the CrowdStrike S3 bucket leveraging a CrowdStrike provided SQS queue. This TA was designed to give FDR customers the ability create multiple, distributed inputs to better handle large amounts of data. In addition since the data not filtered it's able to be bulk uploaded into Splunk resulting in faster processing.

CrowdStrike Falcon Data Replicator (FDR): SQS Technical Add-On

This technical add-on is designed to connect to a CrowdStrike provided Falcon Data Replicator environment. It leverages the SQS queue to determine if there are available data files to download. Once identified the TA will attempt to download the data file, decompress it and post the data into Splunk.

Benefits of using the FDR SQS based TA

  • Since there is no data filtering the data is able to be processed faster
  • The SQS queue is leveraged to track when a message is available for processing so there is no checkpoint that needs to be created in Splunk
  • Multiple inputs can be configured on the same or different systems with minimal risk of data duplication
  • Bulk message posting decreases the amount of time the data is processed, increasing posting time

Considerations before using the FDR SQS based TA

  • There is no ability to filter data, all FDR data will be ingested into Splunk
  • Once a message has been posted to Splunk's internal API it is removed from the SQS queue and cannot be ingested again
  • Specific start dates are not configurable

Please note:

The data provided by FDR is not "real time" and not recommended for use in alerting use cases. The CrowdStrike Event Streams API is designed to facilitate rapid audit and alert data transfer, the Splunk Add-On for the Event Streams API can be found here: CrowdStrike Falcon Event Streams Technical Add-On

For customers interested collecting the AID Master data from FDR, it's also recommended to review the information that is available via the Falcon Devices API. The CrowdStrike Falcon Devices TA can facilitate ingestion of that data into Splunk and can be found here: CrowdStrike Falcon Devices Technical Add-On

This Technical Add-On provides support for:

Splunk v8+ with Python 3
CrowdStrike Provide FDR S3 and SQS infrastructures
CrowdStrike US based, EU and GovCloud environments
Multiple customer environments

Offical Documentation can be found here:


CrowdStrike Splunk Integrations:

CrowdStrike App
CrowdStrike Falcon Event Streams Technical Add-On
CrowdStrike Falcon Devices Technical Add-On
CrowdStrike Intel Indicator Technical Add-On
CrowdStrike Falcon Data Replicator (FDR) S3 Technical Add-On
CrowdStrike Falcon Spotlight Data Technical Add-on

Release Notes

Version 2.1.2
Nov. 8, 2021

v2.1.2 replaces v2.1.1


  • Saved searches for log files and 'time indexed' vs 'time stamp' added
  • Improved logging output to align with CrowdStrike support requirements
  • Debug logging now includes data on visible and non-visible messages in queue
  • SQS messages not matching input types visibility timeout is reset to zero to return it to the queue immediately
  • Shutdown counter added, when 50 consecutive messages are retrieved that do not match the input type the TA will shutdown until the next interval

Bug Fixes:

  • (v2.1.2) Corrects an issue with the inputs configuration
  • (v2.1.1) Data input file was corrected to include the new SQS and S3 client syntax
  • (v2.1.0) Log for removing SQS message from queue recategorized from 'error' to 'info'
  • (v2.1.0) SQS ands S3 client syntax corrected
Version 2.0.0
Nov. 1, 2021

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