Too Many Tools and Not Enough Time
The average security analyst spends a high percentage of their time manually executing repeatable tasks that are – frankly – not too exciting and a gross misuse of the analyst’s highly-valued skills.
To keep up with an expanding and evolving threat landscape, organizations have turned to a wide range of security products, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, intrusion prevention systems, endpoint anti-virus solutions, SIEMs, and threat intelligence. These products promise to solve security problems and, on their own, do exactly what the customer needs; however, they create problems as well.
For one, these products are disconnected, requiring analysts to pivot between dozens of disparate security tools and systems to build context and execute on post alert actions. Additionally, analysts can easily become overwhelmed with extraneous data and false positive alerts that could result in breaches that take months to discover, investigate and remediate. This can lead to high costs, both monetary and to the reputation of the business.
In Comes Security Orchestration
To stitch together the large amount of information gleaned from a variety of different tools, organizations must be able to utilize an agnostic orchestration solution that allows security teams to leverage the investments they’ve already made today, as well as any potential future security investments.
Orchestration is the arrangement, coordination and management of predetermined finite actions, operational processes and assets leveraging automation across disparate point solutions to accelerate the time from detection to response. Ultimately, orchestration reduces the risk exposure window and buys time for security analysts to focus on high value tasks.
Orchestration is a force multiplier that facilitates the analyst’s workflow, builds immediate context for alerts, and accelerates post alert actions that would normally need to be conducted manually. Time is saved by automating security processes and maintaining procedural consistency through technology integrations, playbooks and dashboards to quickly investigate across infrastructure.
By using orchestration, security analysts can focus on high priority activities, threat hunting, deep investigations, and ultimately keeping the organization a step ahead of attackers.
Simply put, security orchestration saves time and resources. Learn more about how security orchestration can help your organization.