Combat budget restraints
SOAR was introduced to combat a number
of issues in the workplace relating to cyber security, including
budget restraints. With the rate at which threats are advancing, new
technologies are constantly being required to combat attacks. New
technology requires a larger budget to fund both the tech itself and
the talent managing it. As the levels of sophistication grow, so does
the quantity of applications, and too the workload involved in
monitoring them. SOAR streamlines these processes, making it more time
and cost efficient.
Improve time management and productivity
The other benefit to improved time
management is an increase in productivity. By using automated
responses to threats, members of staff can better prioritize their
time on tasks that cannot be automated.
Time can also be on the recruitment
process – companies may find they are on the search for talent less
often, as many aspects of the operations can be covered by SOAR
software solutions and others can be conducted by the members of staff
that were previously working on orchestration, for example.
Effectively manage incidents
Organizations may also find that
threats and vulnerabilities are responded to faster. Incident response
becomes more accurate, the time it takes is reduced and threat-risk is
minimized with SOAR technology. The automated process removes human error.
The software can be flexible for your
needs. SOAR was designed to adapt to any security system, being
customizable for your environment. Multiple teams in a workforce
should be able to utilize the tool with ease and access to input and
read data. Data can be provided from machine to machine, email and
manual input. How the data is tracked – and which data is tracked –
will be dependent on what works for your operations.
Collaboration becomes possible with
SOAR security software. With response involving multiple processes to
remediate threats – which SOAR aims to streamline – this will involve
multiple individuals, or even teams. As we previously stated, multiple
teams should have access to the SOAR stack that is used by a company.
How SOAR fits into a wider security network
SOAR tools are designed to seamlessly integrate into a wider
network. Being flexible and adaptable, the SOAR tools can fit into the
security operations of any organization. Designed to support a range
of products and capabilities, it can enhance cyber security and
efficiency without disruption.
SOAR software is similar to Security Information and Event
Management (SIEM), but while they both collect data from a range of
sources, SOAR’s capabilities integrate with more applications – both
internal and external. Due to the differences between the systems, it
would be advised to combine both for a full, secure solution.
Currently, SOAR platforms are often used to boost existing SIEM
systems, but it is anticipated that SOAR services will become
available on the platforms in the future.
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