Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response

Attackers attack 24/7 at machine speed. Time for an automated response.

According to Gartner, 70% of enterprises with a dedicated SOC will adopt SOAR tools by 2021, up from less than 5% in 2018.

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With a cyber attack occurring every 39 seconds or an average of 2.244 attacks per day (Source: research done by the University of Maryland), organizations cannot keep up with attackers. As attackers attack at machine speed 24/7, it is time for an automated response. It sounds like a scene from a movie, but we need the intelligence of machines to cope with the unstoppable flow of security events. Computers do not suffer from alert fatigue and perform an adequate automated and orchestrated response. With SOAR, SOC teams can save time, work efficiently, and focus on the bigger issues.

Even a simple task takes a human analyst several minutes to complete, while a computer takes seconds. Most of the required decisions that follow are binary. A human may be interrupted by a phone call, a cup of coffee, or a lunch break. Machines keep going 24/7. Finally, the mitigation part may as well not be that simple: the analyst may not have the required access to perform the mitigation steps and needs to submit a separate request to a different team. The machine can be given the appropriate rights to initiate a workflow with optional human validation.

With SOAR, you can optimize your response time from hours to only seconds. It allows analysts to improve efficiency and to react faster response times. As an advantage, security teams can automate tasks, orchestrate workflows, and support a broad range of security operations center (SOC) functions, including event and case management, collaboration, and reporting.

Improve the time to investigate, respond to, and resolve security incidents through automated actions and playbooks.

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