Security orchestration and response (SOAR) solutions are quickly becoming a must-have for security operations centers large and small.

Due to unending and overwhelming threats, increasing security stack complexity and the widening skills gap, SOCs are embracing this relatively nascent technology to automate some, or all, of the investigation and response actions required to keep a business secure.

But while the fundamental capabilities of SOAR solutions may seem similar across products, the underlying approach and the achieved result make them quite different.

Zeroing in on the Key Differences

While user interfaces and verbiage for capabilities will vary among SOAR solutions, one key distinction results in dramatically different output. Typically these products will enrich alerts and automate some of the investigation and response actions related to those alerts, but they do not address the elephant in the room for the SOC: too many alerts.

Siemplify believes that to address the overwhelming number of security notifications you receive, a SOAR solution must understand the relationship among those alerts and, automatically, group related alerts into cases. The Siemplify threat-centric approach has shown to improve SOC efficiency by as much as 80%, eliminating redundant actions related to the traditional alert-based SOAR solution approach.

Continuing the Evolution

Our threat-centric SOAR solution is helping SOCs worldwide drive massive efficiency and effectiveness gains since our initial release several years ago.

Today we are excited to announce a new version of our platform that drives the value – and benefits – of our solution beyond the walls of the SOC. This version includes advancements to the playbook creation process, the ability to manage remote operations and internal improvements that optimize performance, in addition to a first-of-its-kind capability for the SOAR solution market: integrate crisis management.

Through this functionality, you can manage the strategic and tactical plans associated with a successful cyberattack, ensuring visibility across all actions and that all stakeholders stay on message. While the hope is that you won’t need to use this feature often, it will come in handy during the stressful experience of responding to a major security incident.

To learn more about taking a threat-centric approach, as well as all the other capabilities included in version 5, register for our 30-minute webinar happening June 26.