Security Automation Orchestration and Response (SOAR)

Security Automation Orchestration and Response (SOAR)

SOAR is one of the emerging security technologies that has most rapidly gained momentum over the past several years. This increase is attributed to the fact that security operations centers (SOCs) struggle to keep up with the evolving threat landscape. The attack surface SOCs need in order to monitor and remediate continues to grow as does the number of tools required to effectively manage it. This coupled with alert overload, lack of coordinated playbooks to make timely decisions, and staffing shortages have created a need for a solution to address these challenges.

According to the Gartner SOAR Market Guide, “The SOAR market continues to build toward becoming the control plane for the modern SOC environment, with the potential of becoming the control plane for a variety of security operations functions (e.g., vulnerability management [VM], compliance management and cloud security).” Key SOAR capabilities to address the highlighted challenges are:

  • Security orchestration: SOAR works with SIEM to connect and integrate various security systems and processes.
  • Security automation: SOAR automatically handles tasks that would otherwise be performed manually by a security analyst.
  • Security response: SOAR provides an organized framework for both analysts and the SOAR solution itself to address and manage security incidents in a way that limits damage and reduces recovery time and costs.

SmartPoint can assess your organization’s SOAR implementation requirements and leverage our technology partners to deliver a solution that drives operational efficiency and improves mission assurance.