2020 was challenging for everyone, and of course we felt that at D3 as we adjusted to new conditions throughout the year. Fortunately, however, we were still able to thrive and move our plans forward, despite the challenges, setting us up for a 2021 that we expect to be the best year in our long history.
So now that 2020 has drawn to a close—and not a moment to soon—there are some highlights to the year that we would like to revisit.
We are always releasing updates for D3 NextGen SOAR, but 2020 saw one of our most significant leaps forward to date. This update totally revamped how clients get up and running with D3, introducing a new Guided Setup feature to make it easier to configure and learn the platform.
The update also overhauled our playbook editor to enable nested automation sequences within playbooks. Integrations are also streamlined for easier setups, commands, and field mapping. The event viewer interface was also improved for better collaboration, searching across related events, event assignments, and more.
You can read about the update in detail in our blog post, What’s New in the Latest Version of D3 NextGen SOAR.
D3 continues to expand globally, and in 2020, a lot of that growth was driven by our partner program. We added close to 50 new partners from around the world this year, from countries like Croatia, Australia, and Bangladesh. Having partners with excellent reputations in their regions helps us to share our solutions with clients who might not otherwise know about us. Our Partners team is hard at work adding even more partners to our program, as well as helping existing partners to succeed through initiatives like our Partner Portal, which saw a great deal of development this year.
As organizations move more systems and data to the cloud, cloud security has become increasingly important. We have kept pace with this evolution in security by adding to and strengthening our cloud security integrations. This includes our partnerships with Datadog, Sumo Logic, AWS, and Microsoft Azure. We even joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA), a group of technology providers who have integrated their solutions with Microsoft products to provide customers better protection, detection, and response.
These integrations and others make D3 the ideal solution for maintaining a high security standard across hybrid cloud and on-premise environments. You can read more about our cloud integrations in our blog post, D3 Strengthens Cloud Security Partnerships for Security Automation at Scale.
We produce a lot of written material throughout the year, so we wanted to highlight a few of our favorite pieces.
MITRE ATT&CK For Dummies. The MITRE ATT&CK framework has become a cornerstone of our SOAR platform. This short e-book that explains what ATT&CK is and how you can get value from it.
NextGen SOAR Product Guide. This new product guide explains what makes D3 SOAR “next-generation” and what it means for our clients.
5 Playbooks for the Remote Work Era. When the COVID-19 pandemic began and workers left their offices in record numbers, we wanted to help organizations maintain their security posture in this new era. In the spring, we published this list of five playbooks that demonstrate how D3 could minimize some common security risks resulting from remote work.
Stay tuned for Part 2 of our year in review, which will focus on industry reports in which D3 was featured.