Solving Challenges with SOAR
Why Do Companies Need SOAR?
Lack of Security Analysts
The cybersecurity skills gap isn’t going away any time soon, which leaves the average SOC understaffed, especially in highly skilled positions. The efficiencies brought by SOAR tools help security teams do more with less. Automating repetitive and time consuming tasks frees up analysts for more important work. Playbooks codify best practices, enabling less experienced analysts to perform at a higher level.
Many SOCs face hundreds of security alerts every day, meaning that they have to leave most alerts uninvestigated. SOAR tools perform automated triage and risk scoring through threat intelligence enrichment. This means that some alerts get auto-closed by the SOAR tool, but no alert goes unexamined. The most serious alerts are delivered straight to the top of the analyst’s queue, already contextualized with valuable information that enables quick assessment.
Too Many Security Tools
The average SOC has close to a dozen tools. Tools build up over time as needs evolve, and because they’re expensive and labor-intensive to replace, the tools in a SOC were generally not implemented with an overall plan in mind. So SOCs end up with tools that don’t talk to each other, creating data silos and forcing analysts to constantly switch between interfaces. SOAR integrates with the entire stack, connecting all your tools, aggregating data, and orchestrating actions.
Evolving Cyber Threats
The next-generation of threats requires the next-generation tools. It’s no longer enough to assume that your firewall is keeping your company’s data safe. The attack surface has grown and attackers have become more sophisticated, often supported by hostile governments and massively lucrative criminal organizations. SOAR tools provide the speed, agility, and advanced capabilities needed to fight back against sophisticated attackers.