A Detailed Review of SOAR Security
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A Detailed Review of SOAR Security

By CIOReview | Wednesday, January 25, 2023

SOAR Security comprises numerous advantages for multiple organizations, such as operational reductions, reduced alert fatigue, and facilitates easier SOC Reporting.

FREMONT, CA: In order to reduce manual work and enable fast threat feedback, security orchestration, automation, and response, SOAR solutions help integrate and automate security operations. By automating incident response, complexity is reduced, and effectiveness is increased.

Security analysts can minimize manual work by using SOAR tools to detect, prioritize, and remediate threats. Monitoring threats and incident responses are all part of this process.

SOAR - What Does It Mean?

Insights into security: SOAR's security feature covers machine-based security tasks across complex enterprise infrastructures. Traditionally, organizations handled most of their security burden in-house, with security teams performing these tasks manually. Modern business demands and schedules require security tools that increase the speed and quality of security processes.

Security tasks must be combined with orchestration, automation, and response capabilities to establish a cohesive, organization-wide security strategy. Organizing security-related actions, such as incident investigation and response, is known as security orchestration. Automated security is the execution of these actions by machines. The threat response is a unified framework that security teams can use to plan and manage their response to threats.

Orchestration: SOAR's second component is orchestration. It helps organizations manage their extending inventory of security tools and technologies, which can present new risks, challenges, and attacks. When organizations store more tools than they can track, critical security data often remain siloed in separate tools.

With SOAR, dedicated security teams can correlate insights from multiple tools and systems and find event information. Orchestration capabilities enable de-siloing and centralized analysis of event data. By orchestrating data across all security tools, threat detection can be accelerated, and incident response can be facilitated more quickly.

Security operations centers can use SOAR to scan for indicators of compromise (IoCs) and cross-reference them with threat intelligence sources. Using SOAR, the SOC is able to make sense of massive amounts of data from a single dashboard, improving visibility and supporting a comprehensive cybersecurity approach.

Automation: In order to use security tools efficiently, automation is the third building block of SOAR. Performing repetitive, menial tasks in security processes is a major challenge for many SOCs. To detect real threats, a security team must filter SIEM alerts to identify false positives.

It is helpful to contextualize the threat intelligence, but security feeds will still produce tens or hundreds of false positives that need to be investigated. Alerts are checked against rules that help distinguish between legitimate events and false positives using SOAR.

Response: The final aspect of SOAR is the response. Besides helping other security tools identify threats, SOAR can also remove cybersecurity threats from networks. In order to contain and eradicate malicious actors, the SOAR solution works collaboratively with other tools.

Aside from SOAR's integration and orchestration capabilities, response capabilities help the SOC identify security gaps and address them.

SOAR is becoming an integral part of Cybersecurity: It solves several challenges that traditional solutions cannot address but cause increased workloads and negatively impact productivity and security. By using SOAR solutions, teams can respond to alerts rapidly, addressing real threats in a timely and effective manner.

By sifting through piles of alerts, SOAR technology also reduces the number of repetitive tasks related to other areas. Repetitive tasks are involved in monitoring, detecting, and preventing threats. In order to identify patterns and respond to recurring threats autonomously, SOAR utilizes Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning.